This year The Grange Prize is Canada vs. The USA, and it is a stiff competition. Go vote before Sunday!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Both the colour and B&W images were taken at the same location in Howth, Ireland. The B&Ws were taken in the summer of 2000 and the colour version ten years later this past summer for my "Ulysses, a personal journey" project. What is so uncanny is that when I came upon the scene this year I did not realize that I had photographed it before. It was only upon looking through some old negatives last month that I found the remarkably similar images.
I often feel like I am being led around by my subconscious when photographing and this definitely seems to be the case when I was twice made to stop at the concrete and yet ornate wall on which seems to float an island.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
In June, while I was away in Ireland, I had work in a group show in New York. Here is an installation shot from the Visual Arts Gallery, of the section curated by Kate Greenberg. My work is on the far right (2 "Domestic Interventions" images) right beside a video by William Lamson.
This week I did a tour of the Belgo Building (372 st catherine's street west, montreal) and saw a lot of very strong work photographic and otherwise:
Marisa Portolese at Lilian Rodriguez Gallery, till Oct 23rd
Robyn Cumming at Push Gallery, till Oct 16th
Nicolas Baier at Rene Blouin Gallery, till Oct 9th
Liliana Berezowsky at Circa, till Oct 10th (amazing sculptures)
All on the 4th floor except for Blouin which is on the 5th, catch these shows before they come down!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
An image from the series that I am currently working on, "Ulysses, a personal journey". I will be having a solo show of this work, which I shot in Ireland this past summer, in the spring of 2011. These days I am scanning the many successful negatives, as well as thinking about sequencing and how to incorporate quotes from the book "Ulysses" in the exhibit.
Soon after returning from Ireland I submitted some images from the series to the "Hey, Hot Shot!" competition. Yesterday I was featured as a contender. Take a look, it will give you a sneak peak into what I am working on and the issues that I am dealing with in this work. I am so thankful to Emma who wrote the post on my work. Her comments are thoughtful and so true to the heart of this project. I'm glad that the short artist statement that went along with the submission communicated my intentions.