Soft Movements in the Same Direction The New Gallery 208 Centre St SE Calgary, AB
April 11 – May 17, 2014 Opening: Friday April 11, 8:00 p.m.
Steven Beckly and Benjamin Bellas
The New Gallery is pleased to present Soft Movements in the Same Direction by Steven Beckly (Toronto, ON) and Benjamin Bellas (Chicago, IL). This exhibition pairs the work of two artists concerned with representations of intimacy, impermanence, and distance. With video, photography, and found objects, they provide forms for the inarticulable ache of an unknown absence. Accompanying exhibition essay “We really loved each other, you know” by Lindsay Sorell can be found here: http://thenewgallery.org/soft-movements/
I’m flying to Calgary this week for a show at The New Gallery, opening on Friday. If you’re around, please come have a drink. It’s my first time in Calgary, so if you have any tips on things to do, please get in touch. See you soon, Calgary!
Read my artist interview on Papirmass. I’m their featured artist for April 2014. Subscribe by March 20 to receive my edition that I specially made for their April issue. You can use the discount code BECKLY (expires March 31) to receive 10% off your subscription.
Newspace Center for Photography is pleased to announce Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition containing a selection of work from the six photographers who were Newspace Artists in Residence from 2012 and 2013.
These photographers were selected for one-month residencies at Newspace Center for Photography during which time they received access to the Newspace facilities and guidance from the staff. Residents spent their time working on ongoing projects or creating something brand new. This opportunity afforded them the time and space to think and immerse themselves in their own creative process as well as to engage with the Portland photography community. Resident artists also served as a source of inspiration and guidance for the many students and photographers who create and learn at Newspace.
To document the work created by these six talented artists, Newspace is happy to announce the forthcoming release of a photo book containing selections from the work of each resident. Copies will be available for sale at the Opening Reception and throughout the display of the exhibition.