CONTACT, Toronto Photography Festival 2012
CONTACT is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, during the month of May, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at almost 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 16 years ago, and now a charitable organization, the festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
Stimulated by the renewed global interest in street photography, this year’s festival explores the theme “Public” in a series of exhibitions, site-specific installations, and events across the city. Drawing attention to social and political issues tha...
Scott McFarland at Vancouver Art GalleryThe Vancouver Art Gallery will present a major exhibition of work by Scott McFarland, the renowned Canadian photographer whose images challenge the fundamental idea of what a photograph can be. On view from October 3, 2009 to January 3, 2010, the exhibition, Scott McFarland, is comprised of more than 60 rigorously composed large-scale photos produced over the past seven years, including 14 works presented for the first time.
"Over the past twelve years, Scott McFarland has produced a significant body of work that has been widely exhibited in North America and Europe and has positioned him as a prominent figure in the current generation of artists working with photography," said Vancouver Art Gallery director Kathleen Bartels. "His subtlety manipulated images brilliantly reflect his personal experience o...
SCOTT McFARLAND - Series : Hampstead, NiagaraRegen Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Canadian artist Scott McFarland. This exhibition will feature new photographs including three large panorama works, smaller photographs from the "Hampstead" series, and introduce the new "Niagara" series.
Scott McFarland's photography reconsiders the traditional concept of a photograph as the depiction of a single captured moment in time. Through digital means he is able to manipulate composition, color, light, space, shape, and form. McFarland's photographs combine multiple negatives to represent simultaneous temporalities and interweave selected elements into a cohesive whole. Several different moments are packed into what appears to be one densely constructed instant. The photographs are meticulously crafted illusions creat...