Culture Days at 1840 Danforth!

 

Alternative Photo Printmaking Demos and Vintage Portraits

October 1st and 2nd

10am-5pm


Watch a demo for historical printing processes platinum palladium and multiple gum over. Then have your portrait taken with a vintage camera!

Bob Carnie, master printer will briefly present the various steps involved and show you one part of the process.
Photographer Aurélien Muller will be combining the tech of a 21st century digital camera with a 19th century camera to take your portrait, creating an accumulative pop up portrait show in the gallery.

Demonstrations are 45 minutes long and will start on the hour from 10am with the last demo starting at 4pm
Portraits will be ongoing from 10am-5pm

Activities are the same for both days.

Please call or email to book your slot!

carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca  416.778.6969

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Photographer

Aurélien Muller

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For Culture Days I will be building an ad hoc photo studio combining old and new technology. In partnership with Bob Carnie and the Dylan Ellis Gallery I will use modern digital technology to capture portraits through a vintage 8×10 inch wood studio camera.  Come get your portrait taken and walk out with a small printed version of it while we will build the show in the gallery with the accumulation of portraits.

Aurélien [MAc] is photographer based in Toronto. His work uses both traditional, digital and hybrid processes as well as collaboration in Video and theater. Aurélien is fascinated by issues of identity and ideology, producing work on the fringe of documentary.

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Printers

Heather Fulton

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Heather Fulton is a Toronto-born artist whose practice is based in analog, alternative, and experimental photographic printing processes. She is a primarily self taught printmaker with experience in screen printing, cyanotype and silver gelatin processes, and most recently, platinum/palladium and gum printing. Heather’s practice is largely rooted in the relationship between the fragility of human memory and the inherent vulnerability associated with these photographic processes.

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Bob Carnie

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I have been making photographic prints now for over 43 years and still get the same excitement making them as when I first started.
Working in a darkroom is very enjoyable and worth the effort.

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Paulette Michayluk

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I have always liked taking pictures and, after taking alot of photographs, I still do – but printing a photograph is what truly interests me. I became interested in antique photographic processes when I realized that darkrooms were beginning to disappear and the knowledge of how to print a photograph was becoming obsolete. By learning how to control every aspect of a photograph, I am able to continue doing what I love – making images.

I have studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and worked with many photographers and printers.

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Emergence Spotlights Round 1

December 1-31

Opening Reception December 9 from 6pm-9pm

Emergence is a group show that showcases photographers that are either new to the Dylan Ellis Gallery, or have new work. The artists will be competing for a spot in a four person two week gallery show at L’Espace Contemporain in April 2017. A best in show prize provided by Henrys will be chosen by the public.

 

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Misha Masek

Where do you want your work to go next?

I would be thrilled to follow in the footsteps of Steve Mc Curry, one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography, by having an exhibition at la Galerie Got Montréal. For my next series, I would like to shoot the sacred Kumbh Mela. This is quite simply one of the greatest human gatherings in the world with over 100 million people expected to attend the pilgrimage to Allahabad. The Hindu Kumbh Mela, commemorates the victory of gods over demons in a mass bathing ritual. Millions of devotees plunge into the Ganges to wash away their sins and bring salvation.

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Alt Photo Revolution: New Orleans

The Alternative Photo Revolution show will be making two US stops before coming back to Toronto for the Contact Photo Festival in May 2017.

The second stop will be New Orleans with our contacts at the New Orleans Photo Alliance!

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In 1840, the same year the now world-famous restaurant Antoine’s was established, Jules Lion opened the first photography studio in New Orleans. Lion, a lithographer, had traveled to Paris to learn the Daguerreotype process from none other than Daguerre himself. Since that time, New Orleans has had a rich and varied photographic history.

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Intersection: Quebec and Ontario

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Intersection brings together two photographers from Quebec and two from Ontario. This show is the culmination of our relationship with galleries and artists in Quebec. It is one of many shows to come that involve bringing artists from other cities, expanding our network as well as that of those involved.

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Alt Photo Revolution: Washington, DC

The Alternative Photo Revolution show will be making two US stops before coming back to Toronto for the Contact Photo Festival in May 2017.

The first stop will be in Washington, DC with our contacts at Photoworks

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Photoworks is a photography education center and exhibition space in Glen Echo Park, a former real estate development turned Chataqua learning center turned amusement park turned arts community.

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Intersection: Philip Jessup

September 23-October 31

Opening September 23 6pm-9pm | Artist demos and talks September 24

Intersection is a four-person photographic exhibition with two artists from Ontario and two from Quebec. This bringing together of artists from the two provinces aims to expose each artist to a new photographic community.

Ginette Clément | Claude Dagenais | Raul Rincon | Philip Jessup

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Atoll: The Sky Above, Lagoon Below

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Where are you from and what attracts you to colour?

I grew up in Washington D.C. For me Washington wasn’t so much a city of monuments as a cluster of villages surrounded by forests and streams. Living with my divorced mother as a rebellious teenager, I often drifted into Glover Archbold Park, a sliver of green that stretches north-south more than two miles from Cathedral Heights to the Potomac River. The city’s woods offered secluded hollows of serenity, a powerful salve in my life at that time.

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Intersection: Raul Rincon

September 23-October 31

Opening September 23 6pm-9pm | Artist demos and talks September 24

Intersection is a four-person photographic exhibition with two artists from Ontario and two from Quebec. This bringing together of artists from the two provinces aims to expose each artist to a new photographic community.

Ginette Clément | Claude Dagenais | Raul Rincon | Philip Jessup

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