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At this time of increasing ecological crisis, new Circuit Gallery exhibition asks us to consider our place in, and relationship to, the wider natural world.
Toronto, ON, November 17, 2015 — Circuit Gallery is pleased to present Apprehensions, an exhibition featuring new photographic work by Eamon Mac Mahon (Canada), Jon Wyatt (UK), and Chris Bennett (USA).
This exhibition brings together three artists who, in this time of increasing ecological crisis, are deeply engaged with landscape, and who ask us through these works to consider our place in, and relationship to, the wider natural world.
The Enlightenment concept of ‘man’ as an autonomous, self-conscious, and rational subject hinges on the separation of an ‘outside’ natural world from an ‘inner’ human and subjective one. With this separation in place, nature became seen as something external to discover, appreciate, and study. The ensuing modernist project mutated this view of the natural world into something for us to exploit, master and control for our own ends, in the name of progress, science, and reason. Paradoxically, nature has simultaneously been seen as so vast and resilient that it was safe from our depredations. Both of these ideas have failed us.
Apprehensions engages landscape both as a subject for photography and as a genre, where the traditional aesthetic categories of the beautiful and sublime, often synonymous with the landscape tradition in art, take on new resonances in our contemporary apprehending of, and affective orientation towards, the natural world.
This exhibition situates the work of these three photographers, and their different approaches to this genre, as having been predicated on and motivated by a profound and heightened awareness of our species’ contributing role in global warming and our unfolding catastrophe.
Landscape has always been an important genre and subject for photography. And it makes more sense now than ever that artists are reengaging traditional aesthetic categories and feel compelled to reevaluate our culture’s changed and increasingly fraught relationship with nature and to question our assumed place in the world.
Such art can open up the world and our relationship to it. It can destabilize and move us, reminding us that there are other ways of being in it.
The exhibition is curated by Claire Sykes with an essay by Leo Hsu.
Eamon Mac Mahon is an artist working with photography and video based in Toronto. Raised in northern Alberta, his fascination with the wilderness began at an early age. Mac Mahon’s photographs have been published by the Walrus, National Geographic, Capricious, MIT Press and the New Yorker. His work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Detroit Institute of Arts and the Power Plant. He is represented by Circuit Gallery (Toronto).
British photographer Jon Wyatt‘s work documents the detachment of modern culture from our physical landscapes, both in the context of landscape iconography, national identity, human ecology and ecosystem transition; and through the perspective of vast spans of time and geologic processes. His work has been published in PDN, National Geographic Traveler, Orion Magazine and The Times amongst others and exhibited in Europe, South East Asia, the United States, and Canada.
Chris Bennett is an American photographer based in Portland, Oregon. He received his BFA from Indiana University in 1999 and his MFA in Photography, from the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, in 2014. Bennett’s work has been shown widely, with exhibitions in Portland at Froelick Gallery, Camerawork Gallery, and the Oregon Historical Society; as well as nationally and internationally at The Phoenix Art Museum (AZ), Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe, NM), INOVA – Institute of Visual Arts (Milwaukee, WI), Camera Club of New York (New York, NY), and Kominek Gallery (Berlin, Germany).
Leo Hsu is a writer, researcher and photographer based in Toronto. He is a regular contributor to Fraction Magazine and holds a PhD in Anthropology and Certificate in Culture and Media from New York University. He has taught on the history of photography and documentary photography at Carnegie Mellon University and collaborated with the Silver Eye Center for Photography on several exhibitions, most recently A World Imagined: Kelli Connell and Sara Macel.
Apprehensions runs November 26 through December 19 at Circuit Gallery @ Prefix ICA, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 26, from 6 – 9 p.m.
Eamon Mac Mahon
November 26 – December 19, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 6-9 p.m.
Circuit Gallery @ Prefix ICA
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Toronto, ON, M6R 2G5
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Circuit Gallery specializes in contemporary photography. Established in 2008 by Susana Reisman and Claire Sykes, the Toronto based commercial gallery represents both emerging and established Canadian and international artists.
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Fault Line VI
I’m pleased to announce that Circuit Gallery at the Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art in Toronto will be exhibiting images from my Fault Line series. The exhibition will open on November 26th and continue until December 19th 2015. Also exhibiting will be Canadian photographer Eamon Mac Mahon and Christopher Bennett from the US, both also represented by Circuit Gallery. More details to follow.
Fault Line XIV (detail)
I’ve recently returned from the Photolucida review event in Portland, Oregon where I met with several (mainly west coast) gallerists and curators. More on the outcomes of those meetings in future posts! Meantime I’m happy to announce that I’ve been selected (for the second year running) as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation’s 2013 Flash Forward Competition for emerging photographers.
My ‘Avalanche UK’ project was selected by Sara Knelman (Talks Programmer, Photographers Gallery) and Rebecca McClelland (Group Photography Editor and Creative Director of the Ian Parry Scholarship).
The work will be published in the Magenta Foundation catalogue and feature in Flash Forward Festival events in Toronto, before touring to various venues.
This image from my ‘Avalanche UK’ series has been selected for the AMPS Salon at the Photofusion Gallery in London. The triptych is intended to be printed at 3 metres total width but due to lack of gallery wallspace I will be showing a half-size version. The private view is on 6th December at 6.30pm with the exhibition continuing until 18th January.
The Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward 2012 exhibition is opening shortly at the Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre in Toronto, Canada. The private view is on the 14th November at 7pm with the exhibition continuing until 20th November. I’m showing the image below from the Huangshan Ltd series.
Selected as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation’s 2012 Flash Forward Competition for emerging photographersThursday, May 10th, 2012
I’ve been selected as one of the winners of the Magenta Foundation’s 2012 Flash Forward Competition for emerging photographers.
My ‘Huangshan Ltd’ project was selected by Diane Smyth (British Journal of Photography), Stefanie Braun (Photographers’ Gallery) & Francesca Sears (Panos Pictures).
The work will be published in the Magenta Foundation catalogue and feature in Flash Forward Festival events in Boston and Toronto.
Please join us for the private view of ‘Luminance’ at 10GS, Mayfair on Wednesday 2nd November from 6 – 8.30pm
An exhibition of photographs by Judith Lyons, Wendy Pye & Jon Wyatt
Drinks and canapes will be served.
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An award-winning landscape photographer, Jon’s work has been published and exhibited in the UK and Europe, and is represented by the Diemar/Noble Gallery in London.
“Our continued disconnection from the physical landscape provides the framework for all my work. Various techniques are utilised to recreate this detachment through the imagery, exploring the dynamics and ethics of land ownership, preservation and visual wonder. And how, ironically, our lack of connection may be the last best hope for the preservation of ecosystems.”
Luminance features work from the series ‘Sound of Jura’ (2010). This is the name given to the straits separating the Isle of Jura in the Inner Hebrides from the Scottish mainland. The Gaelic name is ‘An Linne Rosach’ meaning the ‘Sound of Disappointment’.
Judith Lyons is a photographic artist. A graduate of both Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design and the London College of Communication, for the last four years Judith has worked predominantly with camera-less methods of photographic image production. Her work has been exhibited in institutions and galleries both nationally and internationally and has been featured in books and journals.
“Using traditional analogue and contemporary digital photographic processes, Judith Lyons’ work demonstrates an engagement with the natural world and with the perpetual cycle of birth, growth, decay, death and rebirth”.
Luminance features work from two series, ‘A Different Nature’ (2009) and ‘Un/Natural Forms’ (2010).
Wendy is a commercial photographer, photography lecturer and photographic artist. She graduated from The M.A in Photographic Arts at The London College of Communication, London in 2009. Wendy’s work over the last four years has been responding to the well-known natural beauty and suicide spot, Beachy Head on the South England coast. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in press and journals.
“A common strand running through my work is in an interest in exploring the cyclical nature of states of being, particularly those that bridge, or represents something on the cusp of change.”
Luminance features work from the series titled ‘Luminance in Flux’ (2010), which uses light interventions to respond to the sentiment embedded in the landscape.
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From the series ‘Huangshan Ltd
- The ‘Huangshan Ltd’ series is now available as limited edition digital bromide prints from the Diemar/Noble Gallery in London. Edition sizes are 45 x 36ins (ed. of 3) and 24 x 20ins (ed. of 7).
- The ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds) series has been selected to be shown as part of the ‘Open Here’ exhibition at the Hereford Photography Festival throughout November. The exhibitions selection panel included Simon Bainbridge, editor of BJP and Melissa deWitt, editor of Hotshoe.
- A print from the ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)’ series will be auctioned at an event at the Hotshoe Gallery in London on the 7th October. Organised by the Hereford Photography Festival, the prints will be on display at the gallery from 3rd October. Other contributors include Martin Parr and Simon Roberts.
- Images from the ‘Sound of Jura’ series are currently being shown at 10GS in Mayfair, London as part of an exhibition entitled ‘Luminance’. The private view is on the 2nd November and also features work by Wendy Pye and Judith Lyons.
From the series ‘Sound of Jura’
- Jon Wyatt Photography has a new facebook page for all the latest news on images, exhibitions and photographic wanderings. Check out www.facebook.com/jonwyattphotography and hit that ‘like’ button.
- Jonwyatt.co.uk is now fully available on all mobile devices, the new versions being Ipad and smartphone compatible.
- Printed versions of my two recent Chinese series – ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)’ and ‘Huangshan Ltd’ – are now available as self-published 11 x 8 inch booklets from Magcloud.
- On a more commercial angle I have been selected (for the second year running) for Luerzer’s Archive’s ‘200 Best Advertising Photographers 2011/2012’. The publication will feature several pages of my work.
- Elsewhere over the last few months work has been featured on Harry Hardie’s ‘Here’ blog; alongside an interview on E-photoreview; as editors picks on the Behance Network and Adweek’s talent gallery; Shots Magazine; shown in the exhibition ‘Transience’ at Galerie Huit as part of Les Rencontres d’Arles Festival; and as part of the Association of Photographers Gallery ‘Collectives’ Print Sales.
From the series ‘Bamboo (Six Seconds)
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be working with the Diemar/Noble Gallery in London. They are currently displaying a 45 x 36 inch framed print of this image from the ‘Huangshan Ltd’ series.
The series comprises ten images. Limited edition prints will be available in two sizes – 45 x 36 inches, in an edition of three & 24 x 20 inches, in an edition of seven.
Looking forward to the Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival in early July. I’ll be showing three prints there as part of the Galerie Huit Open Salon show – two from the series Bamboo (Six Seconds) and one from the series Huangshan Ltd. Though that’s really a lame excuse for spending a week in the beautiful old town of Arles in the south of France, smothered in all things visual.
A highlight should be French graffiti artist/photographer JR’s closing night presentation. If you haven’t seen his inspiring 2011 TED Award prize speech then you really should – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAy1zBtTbw – on the subject of changing the world using art by, unlikely as it sounds, flyposting massive scale images.
Association of Photography Collectives Exhibition
April 13 – 5th May 2011
AOP Gallery, 81 Leonard St, London EC2A 4QS
AOP Collectives is a permanent photographic print collection, held by the Association of Photographers Gallery in London. Several of my limited edition prints are held in this collection and five of them will be on display at this exhibition. One image will also be used as the inside cover of the April/May edition of Image Magazine.
I’m pleased to announce that my shot of the Millau Viaduct (see blog entry April 20, 2010) has been selected for the AOP Open Exhibition. The Gala Opening night will be at the AOP Gallery in Shoreditch, London on the 19th August.
Answering a call for images with a ‘summer’ theme – not something immediately inherent in most of my work – the image above was selected for the AOP Gallery’s Summer Exhibition which is to be held at the AOP Gallery in Shoreditch, London. The Private View is on July 29th with the exhibition running to August 11th. The show features a diverse selection of work from notable photographers such as Simon Norfolk and Tim Hetherington.
‘New Collectives’ is a new permanent print sale collection to be held at the Association of Photographers Gallery in London. Three of my images will be held in the collection and form part of an exhibition at the gallery from 11th March. Here’s the press release:-
The AOP launches a permanent photographic print collection, one of very few dedicated photography print sales libraries in London.
The AOP Gallery are launching a permanent Print Sales area selling high quality photographic prints from a wide range of AOP Members. The objective is to develop and promote a photographic collection of contemporary landscape, architecture, portraiture, abstract, still life, fashion, advertising and editorial
photography. There is a print for everyone from the keen collector to the novice.
The AOP Gallery invites you to join us on:
Thursday 11 March from 6:30pm – 8:30pm to preview the collection and exhibition.
Exhibition continues until Wednesday 31st March.
The AOP Gallery, 81 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QS
Tube: Old Street (exit 4) Gallery Open: Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm