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!

 

Bob

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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Alternative Photo Revolution 2017

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, the Alternative 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.

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Bob Carnie  – Gum over Palladium

The following photographers will have at least one piece in the exhibition:

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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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2017 Call for Submissions

The Dylan Ellis Gallery is seeking submissions for several group and solo shows in 2017.

As a rental gallery, we promote photographers in various stages of their careers with the hope that are able to successfully meet their goals. No commission is taken on sales.

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Bob Carnie

Available shows and dates

Group shows

Each exhibition will be a curated eight person show. Each photographer will have five feet of wall space to showcase their framed images. Photographers can book more than one spot.

Spots are booked on a first come first served basis.

Landscape
July 3-August 28 | Opening July 21 from 6-9pm

Abstract
September 1-September 27 2017 | Opening September 7 2017 from 6-9pm

Urban
October 1-October 30 2017 | Opening October 12 2017 from 6-9pm

Emergence
December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 15 2017 6-9pm

Solo Show

This space can be used to launch a new body of work or provide a more formal presentation for gallery’s and curators.

November 1-November 29 2017 | Opening November 9 2017 from 6-9pm

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Intersection: Ginette Clément

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

 Ginette Clément

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Bettes à carde #65, 2014

 

Where are you from and who or what are your influences

I was born in St-Roch-de-l’Achigan (Quebec), a small agricultural village where I continue to live and work.

Since being introduced to the photo lab at university, I have always enjoyed work in the darkroom. Having my own installation since the 1980s, I have taken advantage of the arrival of digital, acquiring large-format enlargers that have fallen into disuse.

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