Alternative Photo Revolution Spotlight 2

May 15-June 17

Opening May 18 from 6-9pm

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The Dylan Ellis Gallery (soon to be renamed Connections) is happy to present the Alternative Photo Revolution, a group show featuring the work of 40 photographers.

Having Popped up in Glen Echo, Maryland and New Orleans, this exceptional show will be installing at 1840 Danforth in Toronto for CONTACT Photo Festival.

The prints in this exhibition are printed entirely using alternative printmaking processes, whether it be gum over palladium, silver gelatin or lumen.

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Alan Dunlop

Title: Inquisitor (1 of 3) |  Print Type: Duo Tone Gum Over Palladium

Photographers Location: Toronto

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Andrej Gregov

Title: Salk Institute, Louis Kahn (1 of 5) | Print Type: Duo Tone Digital Silver

Photographers Location: Seattle

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Alternative Photo Revolution Spotlight 1

May 15-June 17

Opening May 18 from 6-9pm

Spotlight

1 | 2 | 3| 4| 5

The Dylan Ellis Gallery (soon to be renamed Connections) is happy to present the Alternative Photo Revolution, a group show featuring the work of 40 photographers.

Having Popped up in Glen Echo, Maryland and New Orleans, this exceptional show will be installing at 1840 Danforth in Toronto for CONTACT Photo Festival.

The prints in this exhibition are printed entirely using alternative printmaking processes, whether it be gum over palladium, silver gelatin or lumen.

The following artists are representing organizations and institutions that we have worked with over the years.

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Alexis Jackson | Gallery 44

Title: Before the Fall |Print Type: Tri Tone over Digital Silver

Photographers Location: Toronto

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David Armentor | New Orleans Photo Alliance

Title: Tevin Doucette | Print Type: Tri Tone over Digital Silver

Photographers Location: New Orleans

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Win a Print at the Alternative Photo Revolution!

At the opening reception for Alternative Photo revolution in Toronto, we will be giving away alternative photo prints!

While in New Orleans, we drew two winners. Those who purchased tickets for that draw will have their names entered again for the Toronto draw!

These unique prints were made by Bob Carnie in Toronto, and graciously donated by each artist.

Below are the four prints that could be yours!

Nigel Dickson, Claud Anderson, Brendan Meadows and Bob Carnie

Click HERE for the Eventbrite page

Or, contact Carissa for other payment options: carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

 

Philip Jessup | Tri Colour Gum Bichromate | won by Blaine Varner in New Orleans!

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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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Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 1

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

PART 2

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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Alt Revolution Spotlight: Photoworks

Glen Echo, Maryland March 28 | New Orleans March 31/April 1

Toronto, Contact Photography Festival May 15-June 17

Combining contemporary photography with historical photo printmaking processes, theAlternative Photo Revolution is one of a kind. Printed in Toronto by Bob Carnie Printmaking this group show features photographers from across North America. Hitting the road at the end of March, Alt will be popping up in Glen Echo, Maryland then New Orleans before returning home to the Dylan Ellis Gallery.

We have chosen four organizations and one institution with whom we have developed a relationship to submit a candidate to represent them for Alt. This furthers our goal of broadening our network and connecting photographers with endless possibilities.

Gallery 44 | Seneca IDP | New Orleans Photo Alliance | Photoworks 

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