TORONTO, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ -
Exhibition Dates: September 21 - October 19, 2013
Reception for the Artists: Saturday, September 21, 2-5pm
When conceptualizing "24hours" William Eakin was looking for insight into the idea of solar time through the medium of photography. Traditional photographs depict a moment of time with an implied before and after. His intent was to create an image/illusion in which he would be able to compress all time. The works in this series function as timeless icons; working with subjects stripped to the barest essentials, they present the opposites of circle/square, figure/ground, black/white and positive/negative. Watch faces that are photographed without clock hands confound one's ability to "tell the time" and thereby permit one to contemplate a fuller sense of the idea of time.
Made during his time in Riga, Latvia and Milan, Italy, "Tram Portraits" is a series of photographs that capture riders on public transit networks. Taken through the windows of streetcars, the images show passengers during their daily commute. During the 1970s, John Lucas withdrew from a serious commitment to photography, finding it incompatible with the demands of a scientific career. In 1981, a journey to Russia inspired him to produce a series based on Polaroid and colour transparency film. However, it took until 2007 to bring this nascent project to life. Lucas' Russian series was instrumental in shifting his interest towards a more painterly, formal, emotive, and sometimes abstract approach. Most importantly, it reenergized his lifelong interest in photography and became the catalyst for these tram portraits.
SOURCE: Stephen Bulger Gallery
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