Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CONTACT 2017 Photography in the Junction: Exhibitions + Venues: Opening Receptions: Saturday, May 6

CONTACT 2017 Photography Festival in the West Toronto Junction
CONTACT 2017 Photography Festival in the West Toronto Junction Neighbourhood
Credit: http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/search?q=junction
 "In recognition of the 150th anniversary of confederation, the Festival focuses on Canada through a series of exhibitions, public installations and events."
~ Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival - Focus on Canada

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival & The Junction BIA

Photography in the Junction

May 1 - 31, 2017
10 venues, 18 artists, 1 creative neighbourhood!

Enjoy the work of 18 photographers in 10 locations along Dundas Street West from Quebec Avenue to Keele Street.

Opening Receptions: Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Time: 6 - 9 pm

Location: Dundas Street West
[between Keele Street & Quebec Avenue]

9 Open Exhibitions + 1 Featured  Exhibition:

Projects for the Page
Marco Buonocore, Alice Dixon, Aaron Friend Lettner, Kirby Pilcher, Luke Strosnider, Anthony Randall, Robyn York

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - ARTiculations, Earl Selkirk Gallery
2928 Dundas St W

An exhibition of photobooks published by Anchorless Press, an independent publisher focusing on artist books that challenge traditional publishing conventions using the medium of the publication as a work of art. Through collaboration and careful attention to materials, each book employs various printing and binding methods, creating stand-alone “projects for the page.”

Curated by Anchorless Press

Visions of a Dynamic Earth
Mark Robinson

May 1–31

Junction - Axis Gallery & Grill
3048 Dundas St W 

The Earth moves and we must move with it. Robinson is a world explorer and storm chaser. Carrying his camera, along with a healthy sense of adventure, he has documented Earth at its most dynamic. He’s captured tornadoes, volcanoes, fires, lightning, and ice, all of which are part of a planet that is forever changing. These are moments in motion stopped for 1/60th of a second.
Contact: The StormHunters Blog

night vision
Richard Kuzniak

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - Coolearth Architecture Inc.
386 Pacific Ave

At night, the camera lens can reveal more than what the eye initially registers, creating a painterly quality that emphasizes colour and form. The variety of illumination, whether street lamp, fluorescent, neon, or sodium vapour, endows a unique glow to even the most common scenes and objects. Parking lots, laneways, storage yards, industrial sites, parks, and businesses closed for the night take on new personas, transformed by the darkness.

Contact:  eventbrite: Night Vision -- Contact Photography

aqua botanica
Linda Briskin

May 2–21
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - Helen + Hildegard
3036 Dundas St W 

The series aqua botanica honours the ephemeral offerings from the sea. Each photograph preserves seaweed washed up on the western shores of Newfoundland, and attempts to capture both its essence and its dimensionality. This series also speaks to the capacity of photography to preserve, transform, and reimagine found objects.

Curated by Sonya D’Cunha
Contact: Linda Briskin ::: Gallery    

City Life / Rural Life
Brian Anderson, Golrokh Keshavarz, Michael Lindon

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - Latitude 44
2900 Dundas St W

Anderson exhibits his series Yellow Cloth, which explores colour, shape, and light as the cloth morphs beneath the surface of the lakeshore. Keshavarz’s In Living Colour collection focuses on early morning street life and interactions and exchanges happening as people leave nightclubs, stumbling onto the streets. With Rural Scenes, Lindon, who left the city two years ago, shows a collection of scenes capturing the ups and downs of rural life.

Curated by Janet Di Bernardo
Contact: Latitude 44: Gallery, Framing, Decor

That Night We Forgot To Dance
Phillipa Croft

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - Phillipa C. Photography
3063 Dundas St W 

An observation (photographically) of human antics. Funny and weird, the images are fuelled by a curiosity in the photo-making medium and curiosity itself.

Curated by Phillipa C.
Contact: Phillipa C. Photography

Toronto at Night with Available Light
Krista White

May 1–28

Junction - Vesuvio's Pizzeria and Spaghetti House
3010 Dundas St W 

Toronto at Night with Available Light is an exploration of positive and negative space in which everyday objects transform in the sparse light and become altered and unfamiliar. White’s challenge is to create effective and evocative images within the limits of nighttime, using only the light that is present. Prints in black and white only further the impression of darkness and the sometimes haunting effect of limited light.

Curated by Krista White
Contact: klwphotography

Grand Motion
Jim Blomfield

May 1–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction - West Toronto Paint
2975 Dundas St W

How do you photograph what you cannot see? To address this challenge, Blomfield chooses to use artistic licence, a swing lens camera, appropriate shutter speeds, and camera rotation. He is thus able to mimic, photographically, what his imagination tells him is happening, unseen, with and within seemingly smooth, steady streams of water flowing over dams along the Grand River.

Contact: Jim Blomfield Photo-artist

Sweetland, Canada
Kristin Sweetland

May 6–31
Reception: May 6, 6pm–9pm

Junction – Dirty Food Catering
3070 Dundas St W 

Sweetland, Canada features photographs from the photographer’s continuing Adventures in Sweetland series of self-portraits. The images were captured during her extensive travels back and forth across Canada as a solo touring musician. Depicting a side of the country that is mysterious, magical, and at times quite spiritual, this series celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation and tells the story of one Canadian’s journey across a fantastical land that is seemingly all her own.

Contact: Kristin Sweetland

Featured  Exhibition
Meera Margaret Singh

May 6–June 3
Reception: May 6, 4pm–6pm

May 27, 3pm–4:30pm
Artist Talk
Artist Meera Margaret Singh will discuss her exhibition in the context of her 2012 residency in Jardim, Brazil, which generated the series on display in the gallery.

Zalucky Contemporary
3044 Dundas St W 

The photographs in Jardim were taken by Meera Margaret Singh during a two-month artist residency in 2012 in Jardim Canada, Brazil, an isolated industrial town primarily made up of factories, warehouses, and improvised housing for a transitory workforce. Captured through the camera is an urban landscape oscillating between growth and decay. What is revealed through the printed photographs, however, is a self-reflexive meditation on the artist’s experience of that time.

Contact: Zalucky Contemporary

Meera Margaret Singh: Jardim, at Zalucky Gallery, May 6 to June 3
The Toronto artist made these photographs at a residency in an isolated industrial town called Jardim Canada in Brazil, expressing the tensions of living in a place that’s unsafe for women.
by Fran Schechter
NOW Toronto: 20 must-sees at Contact Photo Festival 2017

CONTACT Photography in The Junction: Map + Venues
Photography in the Junction: May 1 - 31, 2017, Map
Capture Map: Photography in the Junction: May 1 - 31, 2017
Credit: scotiabankcontactphoto: map

CONTACT in The Junction Map:

1. Dirty Food Catering: 3070 Dundas St W
2. Phillipa C. Photography: 3063 Dundas St W
3. Axis Gallery & Grill: 3048 Dundas St W
4. Zalucky Contemporary: 3044 Dundas St W
5. Helen + Hildegard: 3036 Dundas St W
6. Vesuvio's Pizzeria: Bending Spoons Gallery: 3010 Dundas St W
7. Coolearth Architecture Inc.: 386 Pacific Ave
8. West Toronto Paint: 2975 Dundas St W
9. ARTiculations: Earl Selkirk Gallery: 2928 Dundas St W
10. Latitude 44: Gallery, Framing, Decor: 2900 Dundas St W

Photography in the West Toronto Junction: May 1 - 31, 2017, poster
Poster: Photography in the Junction: May 1 - 31, 2017
Opening Receptions: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Image Credit: The Junction BIA: Contact 2017

Please come and celebrate another great year of Photography in the Junction - part of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival!

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