Submit to the 2021 ViewPoint Gallery International Print Competition
Please note: the exhibition originally scheduled for March, "Street Life : Candid Portraits" by Paul Williams as had to be rescheduled due to COVID travel restrictions. A new date will be announced in the future.
Every winter ViewPoint Gallery welcomes new exhibiting members with an exhibit that showcases their work. This year ViewPoint is excited and pleased to welcome Jeremy Brake, Colin Chase, Krista McCuish and Don Thomson. Please be sure to stop in and view the work of our talented new members.
All necessary COVID restrictions and conventions in place.
La Vida Diaria en Cuba
(Daily Life in Cuba)
A Solo Show by Anne Bastedo
April 22 -May 30, 2021
Opening: April 22, 2021 6-8pm
This exhibit features photos taken on a photo trip to Havana, Santieras and Trinidad, Cuba. Many people have holidayed in Cuba and returned with standard holiday shots. Instead, in this show I share what I captured of the people and culture of this wonderful country.
Cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions.
Spring Photo Courses
Spring courses through PhotoWorkshops.ca have now been scheduled with classes during weekday mornings and evenings.
starts April 14 & 15, morning & evening classes available
ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PHOTOGRAPHY
starts April 19, evenings
starts April 13, evenings
LIGHTROOM MULTI IMAGE
starts April 29, evenings
FINE DIGITAL PRINTING (LIGHTROOM)
starts April 13, mornings
Precautions will be implemented to guard against COVID-19: enrollment is limited to 4 participants per class; physical distancing of two meters will be maintained; and face-masks will be required, as per Nova Scotia public health measures.
Full details are provided on the PhotoWorkshops.ca website.
ViewPoint Gallery International Photography Competition
Every year since 2013, ViewPoint Gallery has held an International Photography Competition. Open to photographers located in any country around the world, there are no restrictions on subject matter. The images are reviewed by an independent jury comprised of experienced photographers, and the winning 12 photographs are displayed through the year at ViewPoint Gallery.
The house of this evening
Barbara Nati, USA
Over the last decade I have pushed the physicality of the two-dimensional construct of photography, allowing it to exist on its own. My work has since addressed the impact of anthropogenic climate change from a personal perspective where history, visual art and advertising language merge into a new formula in which art fulfils its purpose by becoming a playful tool, speaking in a versatile and universal alphabet. Believing firmly in the transformative power of the photographic image, I create images that lie beyond what is commonly intended as photography, mostly standing out for their alienating effect. Striving to offer the viewer the opposite point of view to the predicted or anticipated one, I have constructed my own visual language to illustrate an entire mythology of place by delivering work that responds to the changing contemporary landscape where nothing is permanent, The eerie landscapes of science fiction seem far remote from the world we inhabit. Yet as the climate changes - environmentally, culturally and politically - we find ourselves on a level that is way too real. From a conceptual point of view, I’ve been exploring opposing ideas of structure versus nature along with concepts of fantasy, environmental uncertainty, exploration of space and time, illusions and distortions that can lead to our own mutation and eventual evolution. The result is a visual structure based on experiences suspended between hubris and hope, captured in a disturbing hypothetical future to which man must hope he is not doomed. Nonetheless, my work is not only an emblem of the end, but also a metaphor for reconciliation with the element of nature. Nature regenerates itself to heal the wounds inflicted by humanity, which has always tried to dominate it. In my attempt to analyze the chaos reigning underneath the surface of reality I combine visual landscapes that blur fantasy and reality. These opposing visual elements inform the surrealistic narrative in the work, leading each piece to feel simultaneously believable and unbelievable.
Barbara Nati, born1980, is an Italian artist, living and working between Britain and Italy. She took classes at Parson School of Design, New York. She has since established an international reputation for her complex compositions-hybrids. She was awarded the The Ingram collection purchase Prize in London, she won the People’s Choice section of Bridgeman Studio Award, London, she was awarded the Ashurst Art Prize Employee’s choice award, London in 2015, the Andrea Mantegna Prize in Mantua in 2014 and the Renaissance Art Prize by the Italian cultural Institute of London in 2010. She has exhibited at several Art Fairs including MIA Milan Image Fair, Asia Contemporary Hong Kong, ArtVerona, Peckham international Art Fair and The Other Art Fair in London. She has been a resident artist at European Artists in Olofström, Sweden in 2013 and Digital Arts Studios in Belfast in 2009.