These 2 pieces (L: Fluctuations Stilled, R: Perpetual Transmutation) from my artifacts series will be in Gallery 44‘s annual fundraising exhibition Salon 44 happening March 7 – 16, 2019. Salon 44 is co-chaired by Maegan Broadhurst and Patricia Ritacca and brings together s collection of over 100 established and emerging artists with works priced for both new and seasoned collectors alike!
There will be an opening reception on March 8, 2018, from 6 to 10 PM.
I have finally begun the task of evaluating my photos from my adventures with All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF), during the year 1997-1998 and proofing a selection of photos for my next book project Burma’s Club Med, that I plan to have completed by the Fall of 2013.
It’s been pretty exciting revisiting my work and subsequently discovering images I had dismissed as not worthy of printing or had missed entirely because my compositional intent when shooting the images didn’t match-up with my aesthetics when I got back to Canada. Although I also suspect my immaturity as a photographer may have also had something to do with it! I was more excited about the colour images and not couldn’t see the magic of my black and whites.
Anyways. These are a couple proofs I printed in the gallery 44 darkrooms last week. I shot these in one of the Karen camps close to the ABSDF camp/regiment I was staying in at the beginning of my time in the border area between Thailand and Burma. I was absolutely delighted to discover these images and despite a small scratch on the the negs (bulk loaded film i suspect), that can be easily (famous last words!) spotted out, I think they’re a shoe-in for the book.
I am becoming a member of Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography this week; and one of the many perks of my membership is access to their wet darkrooms. Before I can use the darkrooms I must attend the darkroom orientation this week which is immediately followed by a G44 printing party! So I was digging through my darkroom boxes in my studio tonight looking for my scope and filters set etc when I came upon this print of a lunar eclipse I shot and printed in 1994.
The photo is pretty laughable, it looks more like a photogram than a photo from a negative- which it is. In my defense, I shot this on a whim and as it was in the time before the internet was something almost everyone had at their fingertips I had to wing it. I was also in art school.
I plan/hope/intend on making some killer prints this week with some vintage papers I picked up this year.