We are hosting a panel discussion featuring 7 Emerging Creatives in dialogue on the topic “New Modes of Image-Making”
All of our participants are at the beginnings of their creative careers and working in the Toronto area, and it is our goal to create an environment for these new and up-and-coming voices to converse about their experience and observations in the image-based arts community.
Topics of Concern:
- Screen image saturation and the rebirth of tactility
- Use of the archive and found images as a medium
- Growth of interactive, experiential and immersive artworks
- Self-referential art and concerns with honesty and trust within photography
- The increased use of video and/or motion within image-based exhibitions
- The possibility or impossibility of finding “the original” within photography
- Photography as an creator of objects, and an object itself
Presented in conjunction with our exhibition Lessons in Photography: Appropriations by Jackson Klie & Michelle O’Byrne, a Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival 2013.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending as space is limited.
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Sam Cotter is a Toronto-based artist, writer and critic; his practice employs photography, film, installation and sculpture to focus on issues of visual representation and relationships between art and culture. He currently works for Canadian Art magazine and Gallery TPW.
Benjamin Aaron Freedman is an emerging photo based artist presently working in Toronto. He is a recent graduate of Ryerson University’s Image Arts Program and currently exhibiting his work at Alliance Française as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival. All of Ben’s artistic work uses analogue materials including small, medium and large formats. Ben is also a co-founder of NOMADS, an outdoor street art initiative that launched in 2010.
AARON FRIEND LETTNER
Aaron Friend Lettner is a Toronto-based artist. His work derives from an incessant curiousity about the world and the different ways it can be represented through art. Combining photographic prints, projections and sound installations he creates experiential situations where artwork is treated as a gift. His work can be seen in the collaborative exhibition The Pensive Spectator at Alliance Française until May 31st. He is also co-creator of NOMADS, a public art initiative founded in 2010.
Lili Huston-Herterich is an artist and gallerist working in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited at Mercer Union, Gallery TPW and XPACE. She was the Co-Director of O’Born Contemporary and is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Butcher Gallery. Butcher Gallery was founded in 2009 and has a determined commitment to positioning Toronto’s young artists’ community within the broader international contemporary dialogue.
Felix Kalmenson is a Toronto-based artist and curator. Kalmenson works in a variety of media including; installation, film, photography, and collage, within public space, as well as, in the gallery setting. His work engages in conversations surrounding publicness, memory, myth and how these are mediated by complex social, economic, and urban landscapes.
Jimmy Limit is a photo based artist living in St Catharines Ontario. His most recent exhibition Show Room “combined his long-standing interest in self-publishing and photography with a new fascination: ceramics and sculpture, examining photography as both a purveyor of commodities and a commodity in itself.” (Sam Cotter. “Jimmy Limit Pushes Photo Boundaries at Clint Roenisch.” Canadian Art. 19 February 2013.) He is represented by Clint Roenisch Gallery.
Vanessa Runions is an artist and writer working in Toronto. She co-edits Carbon Paper, an emerging Toronto arts and culture publication trying to bridge the gaps of access through conversation, critique, humor, and humility. Vanessa is also a Board Member at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography.
ANDREA LEIGH PELLETIER
Andrea Leigh Pelletier is an artist, curator and writer based in Toronto. She began curating shortly after finishing her BFA in Photography from Ryerson University in 2011. Since then, she has curated six exhibitions of image-based work in various Toronto venues, at Galerie Coatcheck in Montreal and Underground Gallery in London, UK. She teaches artistic promotion through social media at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and is co-founder of Laid Bare: Curations and Other Concerns.
LAID BARE: CURATIONS AND OTHER CONCERNS
Laid Bare: Curations and Other Concerns is a Toronto-based not-for-profit curatorial collective dedicated to sharing art that is innovative, visceral, untapped and site-specific. Like a gallery but without the physical space, Laid Bare organizes exhibitions, publishes zines and plans other artistic events while maintaining a strong social media presence. Through periodic concerts and events, Laid Bare fundraises for their artistic projects, subsidizing the cost of exhibiting for emerging artists.