Walter and Willow
For the past year I’ve been working on an installation project, where I wanted to re-create my great aunt and uncle’s living room. The point of creating their early 1980s space was because I first wanted to host a slideshow night. I’ve been working with Walter and Willow’s visual archive for the past 10 years but it was publishing my Walter & Willow book in 2014 that the installation project was conceptualized. The image above is from my latest exhibit, where I invited the viewers to sit on the furniture and watch Walter and Willow’s slides, an eclectic series of photographs from hunting and fishing, their community and their various organized trips they took. Check out all of Walter and Willow’s visual archive.
Not to be Given Away
Installation of my last exhibit, Not to be Given Away, at Maison de la culture Mercier. See and read more here
In BlackFlash Magazine
I’m super excited to be included in the current BlackFlash magazine issue. Collage Now, looks at photo-collage art in Canada and I’m happy to be included along with Randy Grskovic and Paul Buttler. Thanks to Jean-Philippe Deneault for the write up.
Terra Cognita – Noorderlicht Photofestival 2012
I am happy to announce that I have been included in this year’s Noorderlicht PhotoFestival. Titled Terra Cognita, the theme this year revolves around landscape. Over 100 photographers have been invited to show and I’m so excited to be included with such a great list of artists. The works will be exhibited in and around Heerenveen in the Netherlands. Works from Enter the Great Wide Open will be part of the main exhibition, exhibited in Heerenveen at the Museum Belvédère from Septembre 2 to October 7.
Noorderlicht is continuing with their 2012 programme but they need help for futur projects and support for the fantastic work they do for the photography community. Visit their website or their Facebook page to help.
My complete series of Enter the Great Wide Open is up in Nouvelle, Gaspésie and will be there for the summer. This is part of the Rencontres internationales de la photographie en Gaspésie, which reunites international and national photographers to exhibit around the Gaspé Peninsula. From the North shore in Marsoui to the Baie des Chaleurs, works can be found inside temporary exhibiting spaces, galleries and a museum and also installed outside at various locations. The drive around the peninsula is one of my favorites and how better can it get to stop along the way to view works by Edward Burtynsky, Gabor Szilasi, Serge Clément, Venessa Winship and a lot more.
The works are up now and will be on view till September 10th. Also, from August 18th to the 25th, the artists will be present, giving talks and attending events through out the week. Check out the website to see more details. I’ll be giving an artist talk on the 25th in Nouvelle and will be eating lobster all week!
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do an interview with André Ducharme for the French magazine L’actualité. We talked about a couple of things but the article is mainly about my new work Enter the Great Wide Open and the process.
If you’re interested in the read, it’s out now, the August 2012 issue.
Exhibit – Enter the Great Wide Open
I’m excited to announce that my new body of work tilted Enter the Great Wide Open will be exhibited at Gallery d’Este. The show will have 13 of my new pieces, where I explore individuals’ current and past relationships between iconic Canadian landscapes and leisure activities. These photo-composites were inspired from early 20th century photographic representation of landscape, as well as vernacular photography of the same period.
The opening is Thursday May 31 from 5-8 PM, if you’re around, stop in, it would be great to see you. I’ll be there through out the evening.
The exhibit will be up till June 17, if you’re in the area, have a visit at the gallery.
The gallery is located at 1329 Greene Avenue in Montreal.
A little late but if you’re flying with Air Canada today you might still be able to flip through the Enroute magazine and find a couple of my images. I was delighted to be paired with Daniel Karasik’s short story Mine, the winner of this year’s CBC short story literary prize. Find Karasik’s story and my work on Enroute’s site.
These past couple of months I’ve been working on some new work titled Enter the Great Wide Open and doing some final preparations for my exhibit in late May. There are a couple of images on my site now but on May 31 the entire body of work will be up at Gallery d’Este in Montreal. I’ll be posting more about this soon.
Enter the Great Wide Open will then be traveling east to the Gaspé this summer, which I’m really looking forward to and will post about it soon.
I love getting mail, well only good mail! And today I was so excited to receive these books. The red book is the Front Line: Interviews with International Contemporary Photo-Based Artists edited by Ho Tam and the blue book is the catalogue from the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China, which I was a part of thanks to Ho Tam.
Front Line: Interviews with International Contemporary Photo-Based Artists interviews and photography by Canadian based artists. Keep up to date with the book events by following the blog.
Pingyao International Photography Festival catalogue.
Lost Faces in Precipitate Journal