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Girl’s Night at the Gallery

Image Seekers Urban Concept Gallery

Jezibel’s Trunk – Beautiful Italian Fashion

Girl’s Night at the Gallery – a Midwinter Dress-up Party

After Hours, Sunday, March 1st, 4:00 – 8:00 pm

2104 – 23rd Avenue SW (Residential, open weekends for Exposure)

Becky Webster and David Leech team up again to bring you an evening of art and fashion.

Girl's Night at the Gallery

Girl’s Night at the Gallery

Guest Photographer Kim Kelln

Image Seekers Urban Concept Gallery

Featuring guest photographer Kim Kelln

Lines: All Sorts. Straight lines – sharp, fuzzy or soft. Curved? Crazy – all over the place lines? Coloured lines, black and white ones, naturals, and contrived. Lines that will draw you in, that will lead you into the heart of the image. They direct. Line as metaphor? On the other hand, sometimes lines aren’t representational, or existential, or anything like that at all. Sometimes they’re just lines. These are all my lines.

Exposure 2015 Opening Reception is Sunday, February 8th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Open throughout February, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm & by appointment.

Circus

Circus

Dereliction – Curiosity of Abandonment

Distractions

Opening Saturday, Exposing the edgy side—welcome to The Bone House… Warning: a context of depression, content may be disturbing.

The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier

Dereliction – Context of Abandonment

Contractions

Opening Saturday, Revealing a context of depression, foregone inhabitants just walked away, vanished, disappeared—or were maybe escorted away in a straightjacket. Wondering if there was intention to return, but not enough room for one last suitcase, not to mention the piano.

 

Unhinged

Unhinged

Dereliction – Colours of Abandonment

Abstractions

Opening Saturday, Dereliction is an eye on things abandoned: ignored, forgotten, forlorn, fading away, dismissed by our modern predilection for everything new. Following the Ghost Town Trail along obsolete railroads: from Tiny to Biggar, Eastend to Westbend, Smuts to Maidstone. Exploring houses, stores, shops, barns, and churches left to the elements, owls, and racoons. Capturing vignettes of abstract beauty, hidden away in stuff left behind: crackling paint, peeling wallpaper, perishing linoleum, disintegrating vinyl, rusting equipment.

Chinese Junk - New Zealand Scrap

Chinese Junk – New Zealand Scrap

Apex Corrosion Engineering

Corrosion is Beautiful — Corrosion as Art

Check out Apex Corrosion’s new web site – featuring a Corrosion as Art page. Apex specializes in cathodic protection – an important safety element of oil and gas pipelines and ships. Canadian Kenworth doesn’t have any protection – Ghost Truck Phantom 309 corroding away at the infamous Ghost Town of Sandon. A truly fitting location to encounter an apparition of the legend of Big Joe and Phantom 309, from Tom Waits “Nighthawks at the Diner” tribute to Red Sovine, written by Tommy Faile. Courtesy of a mysterious scrap metal dealer deep in the foreboding Selkirk mountains of British Columbia. Prospecting with a gold reflector gives the headlights an intangible glow under a brooding sky. http://apexcorrosion.com/Art.asp

Big Joe and Phantom 309

Big Joe and Phantom 309

 

All About Jazz

Featured Portfolio of Concert Photographs

All About Jazz is currently featuring a portfolio of our concert photographs – all abstract, experimental, impressionistic. Several are multiple frame images shot in time with the beat. “The subject of tonight’s lecture is rhythm. The beat. The driving force that holds our lives together. Without rhythm your heart wouldn’t beat. Without direction, without moves, without shades. So tonight we hip-hip, chin-chin….to the rhythm section.” Club des Belugas sic. Frank Sinatra http://photos.allaboutjazz.com/

 

Mickey Hart

Mickey Hart

Dereliction—Saskatchewan

Five Week Road Trip Through Saskatchewan

Our research map listed a lot of places to go, things to do, and people to meet. We decided on a more centralized approach: get a B&B for several nights and do forays out to photograph. Hanna was our first stop, try Chevy in the Levy at dawn again – no light at all this time – bust. On to Bindloss, Maidstone, Saskatoon, Canora, Regina, Mossbank, Eastend, and Maple Creek. Pink & Blue Tavern, Flocking Crackle, Blue Fairies, Hamton Hillscape, Red White & Blues, and Blue’s Got the Blues. Canola fields providing a bright yellow backdrop: a house, barn, tractors, a red truck. And the Norman Douglas Shipton residence… The Bone House was gone…

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Saskatchewan Ghost Town Trail

Saskatchewan Ghost Town Trail

Dereliction—Alberta Sweep

One Week Road Trip Into Southern Alberta

Before heading out to Saskatchewan for five weeks we decided to sweep through the Alberta locations our research had targeted – get them out of the way. We were already familiar with the Drumheller area, and the Atlas #4 Coal Mine National Historic Site, where a Blood Moon was shot. We soon found out there were big empty townships in the middle. But the edges were intriguing: Pink Dreams, Hussar Hardware, Frac’d, Hermes & Aphrodite, Chinook Rainbow, and Field Stone Wall Ruins. We found Chevy in the Levy, but the light was dreary that afternoon. So we elected to return another day and try a dawn shot (2½ h drive out, 4:00 am ETA in mid-summer). The “golden hour” was only 10 minutes, a narrow slit between low and high clouds obscuring the sunrise (yellow version). By the time I got a 10x neutral density filter on, extending the exposure to 30 seconds, the morning light had gone (blue version).

Dereliction - Alberta Sweep

Dereliction – Alberta Sweep

Dereliction—Reconnaissance

Two Week Reconnaissance Road Trip

We wanted to test the effluent – see if there was enough abandoned dereliction left around to warrant a longer photography expedition. So the adventure began: we hopped in the Jeep and headed south, mostly Saskatchewan ghost towns, for two weeks. We absolutely found stuff: perishing, disintegrating, crackling: Whizz Bang near Val Marie, Looked Like an Egyptian in Robsart, Orkney Oil Slick on Marvin’s Grocery window, The Piano (Has Been Drinking), and The Bone House. We took a side trip to visit the healthy free ranging wild Bison that had been repatriated into Grasslands National Park – what a beautifully rare environment – what a wicked thunderstorm – our poor old tent received a direct red-zone hit…

Reconnaissance

Reconnaissance


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