Duality

A Solo Exhibition by Ted Coldwell

July 2 -August 29, 2021

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 4, 2pm

ViewPoint Gallery is adhering to all COVID-19 protocols as directed by the provincial government. Please see the gallery’s Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts for up-to-date scheduling information.

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We all have it. Two sides. It’s hard wired into us from our very beginning. How much of one side versus the other varies from person to person, but there are always two sides. To everyone.

Left brained, right brained is what we usually hear. Logical, analytical is left brained. Creative, artistic is right brained. The proportion is different for everyone. Both sides together equal you.

 

“Duality” presents where I’ve been and points in the directions I’m going - whether it’s into the world to create abstract images out of  details or into the studio to create an imaginary scene on an empty table.

UPCOMING EVENTS

IPC Winners

Open Print Review

Saturday August 7, 2021

10-11am

11am to noon

Print reviews will resume in June, 2021, with two 1-hour reviews, with a maximum of 4 participants each (participants must be masked, and social distancing will be maintained).

If you wish to participate in a print review session, please register by e-mailing Eric Boutilier-Brown, and indicating which print Review you wish to participate in.

Looking Back Twenty Years
a retrospective exhibition
September 2 - October 31, 2021

Open to the public • Free to attend

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(Initially scheduled for December - January, 2020-2021)

 

This retrospective exhibition presents an overview of the more than 150 exhibition ViewPoint Gallery has presented since it first opened in the summer of 2000.

Whenever possible, each solo exhibition is represented by a single image and show statement, with the remaining solo, and all the group exhibitions represented by scores of rack cards.

Come take a walk through ViewPoint Gallery's history, and help us celebrate two decades of fine art photography.

ViewPoint Gallery International Photography Competition July 2020

Because of last year's COVID lockdowns the gallery was closed and unable to display our 2020 winners for several months. As a result there is an overlap in displaying the winners from the 2020 and 2021 competitions. Until October 2021 we will be displaying two winners each month - one for 2020 and one for 2021. The Gallery apologizes to any winners whose expectations are diminished because of this altered display schedule.

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ViewPoint Gallery International Photography Competition July 2021

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.

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Jane Craig Walker, UK

Front Row Seat

 

Artist Statement

The city of Atyrau, Kazakhstan was my home for eight years. A small, rural town on the banks of the Ural river it has slowly grown over recent years into a city due to the discovery of oil in the Caspian Sea. Despite development Kazakh traditions remain strong and culture is celebrated regularly through annual events. 

Republic Day is one of those events, a national holiday that celebrates the declaration of sovereignty of the Kazakh SSR from the Soviet Union on 25th October 1990 which subsequently led to the country becoming independent in 1991. 

My series ‘Republic Day’ highlights the celebrations held in Atyrau’s central Makhambet Square. This image ‘Front Row Seat’ shows an elderly gentleman who out of respect is given the best seat in the house for an outside musical performance by students in traditional costumes who are playing local string instruments such as the dombra and kobyz.

 

Artist Bio

Jane Craig Walker is an award-winning photographer who has grown up, lived and worked in many different countries around the world. A multicultural, global nomad currently living in Houston, Texas, Jane was brought up in Montreal by British parents and calls the UK home. Moving frequently for education, work and family has given her an understanding of the importance of culture and tradition. Through photography Jane captures these elements in the commonplace and the unusual while at the same time recording the history and spirit of wherever she is living.

Jane has exhibited throughout the US as well as in Spain, Canada and the UK. Exhibitions include selected group shows at The Glasgow Gallery of Photography and The London Photo Show UK as well as juried group shows at DABArt CA, Site:Brooklyn Gallery NY, Houston Center for Photography TX, The Griffin Museum of Photography MA and FotoNostrum Gallery Barcelona. Jane was also selected as the International Photographer for July 2021 at the ViewPoint Gallery NS. Her work is held in private collections throughout the world.

Linda Briskin, Canada

Satellite Dishes in Fez

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

In Satellite Dishes in Fez, the round white dishes offer a telling contrast to the golden stone of walled compounds and the tall minarets of the ancient medina which was built in the 9th century. On my journeys around Morocco, every small abode had a satellite dish, even in the most remote and rural areas. As if I could travel back in time, I looked for shooting angles to avoid the dishes. Seeking an imagined landscape is often the paradoxical impulse of travel photographers. Soon I realized the satellite dishes themselves were the compelling feature of the landscape and have now done a series based on these images. The process of looking highlights the ambiguities in what we choose to see.


 

BIO

Linda Briskin is a fine art photographer in Toronto. She is intrigued by the juxtaposition of objects and reflections; the ambiguities in what we choose to see; and the permeability between the remembered and the imagined. In 2019, her photographs were published in Tiny Seed Literary Journal, High Shelf Press, and Burningword Literary Journal. The series Fractured and Portrait of The Photographer were published in PhotoEd (Spring and Fall 2020). In 2020, a photo-essay Liminal Animism was published in Canadian Camera. In 2021, one of her photographs was chosen for the Herstory exhibit sponsored by Manhattan Arts International. She has participated in numerous group shows, recently in Toronto: in 2020, Spectra at Artscape, and Luminous at the Heliconian Club; in 2021, City of Dreams, The Changing Landscape and In The Picture at Gallery 1313. Upcoming in 2022, Eco-Env-Art at the Museum of Northern History, Kirkland Lake, Ontario.