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Anthony Goicolea, "Triptych," 2007, each 26.5 x 60 in. C-print mounted on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist. Exhibition at Monte Clark Gallery.
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"Once Upon a Time in America,Monument Valley, UT TV 05118"
Matthew Pillsbury, "Once Upon a Time in America,Monument Valley, UT TV 05118," 2005, 13 x 19 in. Archival Epson Print Courtesy of the artist. Group exhibition at Douglas Udell Gallery.
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"Spectrum Study (day to night)"
Scott Massey, "Spectrum Study (day to night)," 2013, Digital Maquette. Courtesy of the artist Exhibition at Wil Aballe Art Projects.
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"Gelatin Photograph 89"
James Welling, "Gelatin Photograph 89," 1984, 20 x 16 in. Inkjet print. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner, New York. Exhibition At Contemporary Art Gallery.
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"Negative Space, (STScI-PRC2012-10a)"
Mungo Thomson, "Negative Space, (STScI-PRC2012-10a)," 2012, 15 x 93 ft. Photographic mural Installation view, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Installation at Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station curated by Contemporary Art Gallery.
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Tristan Casey, "untitled," 2013 From "The Forest Gave Us The City," 13.3 x 8.9 in. Digital scan from print negative film. Exhibition at Positive Negative Gallery.
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Loretta Lux, "Antonia," 2006, 25.3 x 19 in. Photograph. Group exhibition at Douglas Udell Gallery.
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Adam Fuss, "Medusa," 2010, From "Home and the world", 94.5 x 56.75 in. Gelatin Silver Print Photogram Exhibition at Douglas Udell Gallery.
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Heidi Leverty, "Textile 02," 2009, edition of 1/12, pigment on archival paper, 40 x 50 inches, Bau-Xi Gallery.
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Jim Breukelman, "Untitled," photo-assemblage, 2013. From "Out of Fiction," 43 x 35 in. Archival inkjet print, Republic Gallery.
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"Meles Meles (Badger)"
Pamela Klaffke, "Meles Meles (Badger)," 2011. From "Bestia Parvulus (Animal Child)" 20 x 20 in, Digital C-print. Foot of Main Gallery.
Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, 2013
Various venues in Vancouver
By Beverly Cramp
A new Vancouver festival celebrates photography this fall with exhibitions at dozens of galleries by both international art stars and emerging talent. But Capture, which runs for six weeks, will also spill out of the white cube with displays on downtown billboards and installations in transit stations along the Canada Line as well as public events such as film screenings, master classes and a photography contest.
Some say such a festival is overdue, given the prominence of the Vancouver School, a group of influential artists who have propelled photo-conceptualism to the top of the West Coast contemporary arts scene. Indeed, Capture’s executive director, Kim Spencer-Nairn, who sparked interest in the project after visiting the Palm Springs Photo Festival in 2010, acknowledges that sentiment. “It seemed odd that Vancouver had so many festivals and not one to celebrate photography, something that Vancouver is known internationally for.”
She enlisted Julie Lee, who has worked as an art adviser in Vancouver, to help with the event. “Initially, Kim wanted to franchise Toronto’s photography festival, Contact, and make it more national, but I didn’t like the idea,” says Lee, now Capture’s full-time director. “We met with some of their board members and organizers in May 2012 to get ideas, but we decided that Vancouver needed its own festival with its own unique character.”
The duo wooed three key institutions – the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Contemporary Art Gallery and Presentation House Gallery – and then approached commercial galleries. The result is an ambitious start-up for what organizers hope will become an annual event.
Key exhibitions include one at UBC’s AHVA Library Gallery that looks at photo-conceptualism with work by Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham and Ian Wallace. Another is a festival-commissioned show in the Concourse Gallery at Emily Carr University, for which five senior artists – Wall, Vikky Alexander, Jim Breukelman, Mark Lewis and Mark Ruwedel – were invited to nominate emerging artists working in video, film and photography.
Other lens-based exhibitions include Kimsooja at the Vancouver Art Gallery; Danny Singer at Gallery Jones; Anthony Goicolea at Monte Clark; and Matthew Pillsbury, Loretta Lux and others at Douglas Udell.