Call for Submissions: Abstract

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Abstract

September 1-September 27 2017 | Opening September 8 2017

The Connections Gallery is seeking submissions of abstract photography for a one month show in Fall 2017.

The exhibition will be a curated eight person show. Each photographer will have five feet of wall space to showcase their framed images.

Submission guidelines

If interested please submit the following

4-5 JPEGS

Layout proposal

Printing and framing proposal

Fees Per Artist

Space rental + Reception- $438 per spot (more than one spot can be booked by an artist)

 

Spots are booked on a first come first served basis.

Contact: carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 2

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

PART 1

For his first exhibition as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, St John’s based artist Will Gill travelled to wildfire locations in Canada to capture the aftermath of the events. Through staged photography, using props and the charred remains of the environment as backdrop, Gill explores aspects of darkness and hope, transcendence and the human condition.

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Q: Tell me about this new body of work, that you will be exhibiting for the first time as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

A: Part of my interest as an artist is exploring alien environments that are stark and somehow “in between”. In other words, places where it is uncertain to know what has happened before or what is going to happen after. When I heard about the forest fire in Fort McMurray in May of 2016, I decided that a post-wildfire landscape was such a place. I bought my plane ticket and travelled there in early july 2016, two months after the fire.

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What is Connections?

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We are undergoing a lot of changes here at 1840 Danforth! We have a new brand name, Alternative Photo Services, which encompasses the gallery, print shop and pop up shows. Within this new brand is Connections.

Carissa and Bob are very excited about this new venture, and hope you are too! Here they give a bit of history surrounding Connections, and what to expect!

 

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How did Connections come to be? 

 Connections is Carissa’s name, but the concept is a very long time coming for me.

When I started my company in 1991 I only did film and contacts.  My loyal customers have kept asking me to do more, like print portfolios, print exhibits, frame and mount, this led to the Elevator Gallery at 9 Davies in 1998. This experience showed me the difficulties of running a gallery but as well the need for a place for photographers to exhibit.

Now we see the need for our artists to exhibit and be known in other markets, which enhances their visibility and builds solid CV’s and reputation as a reliable working photographer who exhibits work.

The move to the Danforth, and building the gallery (which is above our printing and framing facility) was the first step.

The addition of Carissa and her marketing abilities allowed us to first work with groups in Montreal, now Washington, New Orleans and five other locations swirling around in her brain.

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Visual Calculus in Photography Spotlight 2

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March 3-31

Opening March 3 from 6-9pm

Alain Laforest | Catherine Aboumrad | Daniel Miller | Guy Glorieux | Guy Lafontaine

Jean Lauzon | Marie-Reine Mattera and Emmanuel Joly | Robert Slatkoff

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“Visual Calculus in Photography” is a one-time reunion of a chosen group of talented photographers who have built for themselves a solid reputation through their personal research, exhibition, writings and publications.

This exhibition emphasis the importance of image construction/composition in photography. A visual space where each photographer places the various elements that they wish to photograph in an orderly/chaotic fashion. A clear aspect of visual balance, a unique set of geometry rules, a distinct set of elements juxtaposition is present for each image.

For each photographer, a complex mental equation gets resolved when constructing their various images. As if, they get both sides of the complex visual equation at hand resolved, in perfect balance. An equation for which only they have the solution.

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Visual Calculus in Photography Spotlight 1

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March 3-31

Opening March 3 from 6-9pm

Alain Laforest | Catherine Aboumrad | Daniel Miller | Guy Glorieux | Guy Lafontaine

Jean Lauzon | Marie-Reine Mattera and Emmanuel Joly | Robert Slatkoff

STATEMENT

“Visual Calculus in Photography” is a one-time reunion of a chosen group of talented photographers who have built for themselves a solid reputation through their personal research, exhibition, writings and publications.

This exhibition emphasis the importance of image construction/composition in photography. A visual space where each photographer places the various elements that they wish to photograph in an orderly/chaotic fashion. A clear aspect of visual balance, a unique set of geometry rules, a distinct set of elements juxtaposition is present for each image.

For each photographer, a complex mental equation gets resolved when constructing their various images. As if, they get both sides of the complex visual equation at hand resolved, in perfect balance. An equation for which only they have the solution.

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Call for Submissions: Kindred

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Kindred

Montreal—Toronto

October 20/21 and November 1-29 2017

Connections is looking for photographers to submit portraits of people that they admire from their community. Each image will be supplemented by a story about the person and why they are important to the photographer.

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Toronto Offsite Design Festival

January 16-January 22

The Dylan Ellis Gallery is very excited to be hosting an installation for the Toronto Offsite Design Festival. On January 19th from 6-9pm, we will be combining the opening reception of Human Memory/The Soul of the Earth, a two person photography show, and the Offsite installation presented by SUMO Projects and artist Michele Guevara.

“Going into its 7th year, TO DO transforms Toronto into a hub for creativity, taking design and art out of the studio and into the urban sphere, bringing people together to celebrate contemporary culture. We provide opportunities for emerging talent, and engage the community with exceptional and accessible public programming.

In January 2016, TO DO had direct participation from 400+ designers and artists, 99,000+ visitors, 58+ million press impressions, and 66+ million brand impressions.”

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SUMO Project is taking its Latin-American background to task by integrating the traditions of weaving and basketry into the design of Leonia Luminaire and Thesis Bench.

Textile art has been part of indigenous practices since precolonial times, assuming an important role in the development of human civilization and culture. Beyond its practical uses, textile art has also incorporated rich designs and colours into its more than 10,000-year evolution. Most of these designs, as many other ornamental practices, were used to embellish the skin, tell stories or represent tribal traditions. The use of vivid colours, for example, has remained as an expression of happiness and of the positive outlook that characterizes Latin-American culture.

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