Exhibition: Stephen Bulger Gallery - Sanaz Mazinani: Imminent Infinite and John Lucas: Snooker - Thailand & Burma

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW/ -

Exhibition dates: October 24November 21, 2015
Reception: Friday, October 23, 5-9pm

Sanaz Mazinani
Imminent Infinite
Gallery One

The show debuts photographs made by methodically reconfiguring photographs from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Imminent Infinite uses scientific imagery of star clusters and supernovas that are imbued with the awe-inspiring power of the unknown.

This project is the latest in a series of works that draws from Mazinani's now decade long cataloguing of imagery sourced from the internet. She has culled photographs, shapes, and colour sets endeavouring to assemble ideal compositions that act as portals to metaphysical exploration. Central to Mazinani's practice is the study of digital photographic propagation and its impact on representation and perception. For the artist, visualizations of deep space infer the latent beauty in the unknown. The imagery of the cosmos becomes a metaphorical contrast to the limitations implicit in networks and systems of the post internet age.

Mazinani is interested in the delicate visual aesthetic of these highly imagined representations of outer space, and their infinite potential synthesized by a powerful resonance in the psyche. Dynamic geometric forms and vivid colours in the series unveil musings on space, perception, and connection. They aim to emphasize the relationship between simplicity and clarity, while simultaneously building a sense of movement that contrasts and resonates in a manner similar to hard-edge painting. By further manipulating these highly processed images, Mazinani raises questions about the existential, or "the imminent infinite" as she defines it.

John Lucas
Snooker: Thailand & Burma
Gallery Two

Made during his time in Thailand and Burma, this exhibition is a series of photographs captured at multiple snooker halls.  In regards to this series, Lucas said:  "This project began in 2012 when I came across a snooker hall in Vietnam. Young men and women moved gracefully between rows of large green felted tables. As sometimes happens in the shortest moment, a creative seed was planted. The time was not right to pursue it, but then I was soon to be in Bangkok where surely snooker halls would be common place....  The following year I returned to Asia, this time to Burma as well as Thailand. Snooker places differed while my exploration of composition, colour, and most of all emotional space continued."

SOURCE Stephen Bulger Gallery

For further information: Stephen Bulger Gallery, 1026 Queen Street West, Toronto Canada, 416.504.0575, info@bulgergallery.com


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