New Points - Images from Eight of ViewPoints Newest Artists
Exhibition Dates January 5th - 30th, 2011
Opening Reception Thursday, January 6th, 6pm to 9pm Artist's TalkJanuary 9th, 10am to 11:30am
We are very pleased to announce the launch of the first new show of ViewPoint Gallery’s second decade as Halifax’s first and only photographic gallery.
NewPoints features the work of the Gallery’s newest members - Craig Buckley, Alanah Correia, Keith Cossey, Terry Humphries, Chris Jones, Jennifer Modigliani, Heidi Müller and Jamie VanBuskirk.
Be sure to visit the show page for more details. The New Points artists look forward to seeing you at the gallery.
Craig uses photography not only as a tool to document the realistic, but also as a medium to create abstract landscapes as art forms. Craig works as a commercial photographer, and in his spare time enjoys exploring abstract/psychedelic imagery with his digital photography and 3D slide camera.
Alanah is a young photographer who creates a parallel universe through her art. The high school student has become a member of Viewpoint Gallery as well as won various art competitions. The stories she creates through her photographs question different aspects of human life, such as age, emotions and human nature. Her disturbing juxtapositions and surreal realities will only give you a glimpse of what happens in her mind.
Keith enjoys exploring all types of photography but leans toward the environmental and transformational in natural and available light. Images are crafted using a combination of photographic technique, deep intuition and appreciative inquiry of the subject. To complete the creative process, the image is shared with the viewer to evoke an aesthetic response in the ever-constant present.
Terry has a growing fascination with night photography. The Olympic Cauldron was an ideal subject with its ever-changing hues of light and ideal location proving irresistible to anyone on the Vancouver waterfront.
Photography for Chris has always been a balance between art and science, the ethereal and the worldly. It's that balance that attracted him as a curious 13-year-old and has kept him fascinated for over twenty years. The process of turning light into image has always felt like alchemy, a mysterious transformation that amazes him every time he pulls a roll of newly developed film from the tank. The slower and more deliberate wet darkroom processes gives Chris time to reflect on the images he captures, to focus on what he is trying to hold and ultimately communicate.
Jennifer travels as a business and as such many of her images are of people and places far away. They are documentary is style: touching something in the essence of the moment that opens a door to another perception. They tend towards the angular and graphic in composition and are always spontaneous, never planned.
Heidi is an internationally working photographer from Germany who studied Photography in London, UK. Having worked in Germany, the UK and Norway, she is currently living and working in Halifax Nova Scotia. Her work covers a wide field of subjects and techniques, with an emphasis on black and white Fine Art Photography. A common denominator in all Heidi’s work, from landscapes to portraits, is the desire to capture the true beauty of the moment by means of natural light and un-staged settings. The result is a true “captured moment”, evoking the emotion, personality or mood of the subject at that particular time.
Photography is analogous to a treasure hunt. It's just that Jamie carries a camera instead of a map and shovel. Maybe if he looks around that corner he might find something. Perhaps there's something in that building. Or if he asks that person to hold a particular pose he might uncover a photo. Oh wait, there's a bird up there... As a photographer, Jamie feels that it's his responsibility to discover these hidden scenes and show them to the world.