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I’m excited to be a part of this year’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival as a Featured Exhibition. Please save the date: Reunions opens on Saturday May 3, 2-5 pm at Toronto Image Works.

I’m excited to be a part of this year’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival as a Featured Exhibition. Please save the date: Reunions opens on Saturday May 3, 2-5 pm at Toronto Image Works.

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/
Soft Movements in the Same Direction is named one of Canadian Art’s must-sees this week: April 10 to 16, 2014.
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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!

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/

Soft Movements in the Same Direction is named one of Canadian Art’s must-sees this week: April 10 to 16, 2014.

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!

The Constellation Range: Portraiture & ApotheosisGalerie Rats 9372 Ste Catherine Ouest, angle de BleuryBelgo Building, Suite 530Montréal, QB
April 3 – 28, 2014Vernissage: Thursday April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Steven Beckly (Toronto)Diego Stickar (Buenos Aires, Argentina)Gustavo Romero (Bogotá, Colombia)Jamie Ross (Montréal)
Curated by Jamie Ross
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I’m coming to Montreal tomorrow for a day or two. If you’re in the area, come have a drink with us four at the opening of The Constellation Range: Portraiture & Apotheosis at Rats 9 in the Belgo Building.

The Constellation Range: Portraiture & Apotheosis
Galerie Rats 9
372 Ste Catherine Ouest, angle de Bleury
Belgo Building, Suite 530
Montréal, QB

April 3 – 28, 2014
Vernissage: Thursday April 3, 7:30 p.m.

Steven Beckly (Toronto)
Diego Stickar (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Gustavo Romero (Bogotá, Colombia)
Jamie Ross (Montréal)

Curated by Jamie Ross

I’m coming to Montreal tomorrow for a day or two. If you’re in the area, come have a drink with us four at the opening of The Constellation Range: Portraiture & Apotheosis at Rats 9 in the Belgo Building.

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Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence ExhibitionNewspace Center for Photography632 SE 10th Ave.Portland, OR
February 7 – March 2, 2014Opening reception: Friday February 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
Steven BecklyKirk CrippensMaureen DrennanEyakem GulilatOhm PhanphirojWard Shortridge
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.
Image: Ohm Phanphiroj

Fresh AiR: Newspace Artist in Residence Exhibition
Newspace Center for Photography
632 SE 10th Ave.
Portland, OR

February 7 – March 2, 2014
Opening reception: Friday February 7, 6 – 9 p.m.

Steven Beckly
Kirk Crippens
Maureen Drennan
Eyakem Gulilat
Ohm Phanphiroj
Ward Shortridge

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.

Image: Ohm Phanphiroj

Monobandes IIILes Territoires372 Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Porte 527Montreal, QB
November 8 – December 14th, 2013Opening: Thursday November 7, 6 p.m.
Jessica Auer, Simon Beaudry, Steven Beckly, Anne Bertrand, America Blasco, Jenna Braid, Madison Bycroft, Kevin Day, Dorien De Wit, Isabelle Fexa, Steve Giasson, Mika Goodfriend, Anne-Renée Hotte, Zohar Kfir, Nathalie LeBlanc, Philippe Léonard, Léna Mill-Reuillard, Michael Mersereau, Didier Morelli, Reuben Nanda, Johan Parent, Blair Phillips, Catherine Polcz, Dali Wu
Les Territoires is pleased to present the third edition of Monobandes. This year, 24 young international artists reveal a panorama of contemporary video art practices. This event showcases 25 single-channel videos, each under 10 minutes of duration.
Dedicated to the art of single-channel video, this unique exhibition is comprised of six screening sites. The gallery is divided into two rooms; the first features 5 monitors, each showing 20 minutes program, and the second displays a large format projection with all the 25 videos looped. In playing with different presentation modes, we are inviting the viewers to consider context and media as key information for interpretation. Impressive yet intimate, the program presented by the team at Les Territoires takes the viewer through the stories and aesthetics of emerging video. With its two hours of creatively diverse moving images, Monobandes is an exhibition worth revisiting.
http://lesterritoires.org

Monobandes III
Les Territoires
372 Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Porte 527
Montreal, QB

November 8 – December 14th, 2013
Opening: Thursday November 7, 6 p.m.

Jessica Auer, Simon Beaudry, Steven Beckly, Anne Bertrand, America Blasco, Jenna Braid, Madison Bycroft, Kevin Day, Dorien De Wit, Isabelle Fexa, Steve Giasson, Mika Goodfriend, Anne-Renée Hotte, Zohar Kfir, Nathalie LeBlanc, Philippe Léonard, Léna Mill-Reuillard, Michael Mersereau, Didier Morelli, Reuben Nanda, Johan Parent, Blair Phillips, Catherine Polcz, Dali Wu

Les Territoires is pleased to present the third edition of Monobandes. This year, 24 young international artists reveal a panorama of contemporary video art practices. This event showcases 25 single-channel videos, each under 10 minutes of duration.

Dedicated to the art of single-channel video, this unique exhibition is comprised of six screening sites. The gallery is divided into two rooms; the first features 5 monitors, each showing 20 minutes program, and the second displays a large format projection with all the 25 videos looped. In playing with different presentation modes, we are inviting the viewers to consider context and media as key information for interpretation. Impressive yet intimate, the program presented by the team at Les Territoires takes the viewer through the stories and aesthetics of emerging video. With its two hours of creatively diverse moving images, Monobandes is an exhibition worth revisiting.

http://lesterritoires.org

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If you’re in Chicago, At the Same Time is currently a part of DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books at Columbia College’s Center for Paper and Book Arts alongside many wonderful publications that move beyond the artist monograph. You can see our little book that could sitting on the right side of the photo. :)
The exhibition is on view until December 7. 
As always, you can order a copy online. We only have about 150 copies left.

If you’re in Chicago, At the Same Time is currently a part of DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books at Columbia College’s Center for Paper and Book Arts alongside many wonderful publications that move beyond the artist monograph. You can see our little book that could sitting on the right side of the photo. :)

The exhibition is on view until December 7. 

As always, you can order a copy online. We only have about 150 copies left.

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Early WorksRayko Photo Center428 Third StreetSan Francisco, CA
October 17 – November 17, 2013Opening reception: October 17, 6 – 8 pm
Corey Arnold, Roger Ballen, Douglas Beasley, Steven Beckly, Sheri Lynn Behr, Lori Bell, Jesse Burke, Richard S. Chow, Joseph Deiss, Maureen Drennan, Deena Feinberg, Gloria Baker Feinstein, Rich Frishman, Michael Jang, Zoltan Jokay, Ann Kendellen, Lewis Koch, Hannah Kozak, Varese Layzer, Phoebe Lickwar, Jim Lommasson, Ann Massoni, David Pace, Stephen Perloff, Jaime Permuth, Alexis Pike, Jordan Reznick, Trix Rosen, Traer Scott, Jack Semura, Frederick Sharpe, Marsha Stewart, Stephanie Williamson, Charlyn Zlotnik
Curated by Laura Moya and Laura Valenti Jelen
Early Works is an exhibition that examines the naive imagery made by contemporary photographers when they were children. These early images often reveal surprising talent, visual intuition, and honesty. Kept for many decades in shoeboxes and faded albums, the images are often cherished belongings that play a key role in defining the self as artist.
This exhibition is a close look at photographers’ earliest works, paired with personal narratives about the images and their role in each photographers’ development as an artist.
The idea for Early Works came from a conversation in which we exchanged stories about discovering photography at an early age. What was it about the medium that kindled our imaginations when we were young?
We wanted to revisit the moment when other contemporary photographers first connected with the medium. We were curious about what childhood images might show us about the nascent stages of creative vision. For many of us, an early fascination with photography led to a life-long passion. How do photographers keep their relationship to the medium alive over the years, and ultimately choose to make it their professional voice?
Many childhood experiences live in our subconscious and are often difficult to navigate, even as adults. Memories of historic moments, of families unraveling, of play, discovery, and struggles with identity are a part of our collective history. This project is about imagery, but equally about personal narrative. A photograph can serve as a strong visual cue that can spark a rich story in a second.
Laura Moya & Laura Valenti Jelenhttp://earlyworksproject.org
Image: Corey Arnold

Early Works
Rayko Photo Center
428 Third Street
San Francisco, CA

October 17 – November 17, 2013
Opening reception: October 17, 6 – 8 pm

Corey Arnold, Roger Ballen, Douglas Beasley, Steven Beckly, Sheri Lynn Behr, Lori Bell, Jesse Burke, Richard S. Chow, Joseph Deiss, Maureen Drennan, Deena Feinberg, Gloria Baker Feinstein, Rich Frishman, Michael Jang, Zoltan Jokay, Ann Kendellen, Lewis Koch, Hannah Kozak, Varese Layzer, Phoebe Lickwar, Jim Lommasson, Ann Massoni, David Pace, Stephen Perloff, Jaime Permuth, Alexis Pike, Jordan Reznick, Trix Rosen, Traer Scott, Jack Semura, Frederick Sharpe, Marsha Stewart, Stephanie Williamson, Charlyn Zlotnik

Curated by Laura Moya and Laura Valenti Jelen

Early Works is an exhibition that examines the naive imagery made by contemporary photographers when they were children. These early images often reveal surprising talent, visual intuition, and honesty. Kept for many decades in shoeboxes and faded albums, the images are often cherished belongings that play a key role in defining the self as artist.

This exhibition is a close look at photographers’ earliest works, paired with personal narratives about the images and their role in each photographers’ development as an artist.

The idea for Early Works came from a conversation in which we exchanged stories about discovering photography at an early age. What was it about the medium that kindled our imaginations when we were young?

We wanted to revisit the moment when other contemporary photographers first connected with the medium. We were curious about what childhood images might show us about the nascent stages of creative vision. For many of us, an early fascination with photography led to a life-long passion. How do photographers keep their relationship to the medium alive over the years, and ultimately choose to make it their professional voice?

Many childhood experiences live in our subconscious and are often difficult to navigate, even as adults. Memories of historic moments, of families unraveling, of play, discovery, and struggles with identity are a part of our collective history. This project is about imagery, but equally about personal narrative. A photograph can serve as a strong visual cue that can spark a rich story in a second.

Laura Moya & Laura Valenti Jelen
http://earlyworksproject.org

Image: Corey Arnold

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BUILT FOR ART presents Practice PracticeAn independent project for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at 401 Richmond

October 5, 2013 6:51 pm – SUNRISE

Curated by: Alice Dixon + Evan Tyler Produced by: Urbanspace Property Group + Erin MacKeen

To carry out, to train, to repeat. People are practicing every day at 401 Richmond; putting ideas into action. People practice their art, their trade, their talent, their passion. As well, many studios in 401 are devoted to teaching new skills and presenting new ideas. This year’s Built for Art seeks to honour this important aspect of life at 401 Richmond.

 PARTICIPANTS Erin Gee, Brette Gabel, Timeanddesire, Ponni Arasu + South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Jacquie Green, Janine Lindgren, Olga Battaglia, Jiri Tomiska, and Kimberley Whitchurch, Pop-Up Office, Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op, Rebecca Gruihn + CFMDC, Steven Beckly, Kalyna Pidwerbesky, Alien Express Collective, Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY), Karen Abel, Jessica Marion Barr + Gareth Bate, Peter Ride + Vtape, Elizabeth Underhill, Robyn York + Saman Design, Tobias Williams, Martin Heath + Cinecycle

GALLERIES Abbozzo Gallery: David Blackwood + Cora Brittan WARC Gallery: Camille Turner Open Studio: Shannon Collis, Kaleena Stasiak, + George Walker GALLERY 44: Susan Dobson, Matt Mcintosh Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art: Keesic Douglas, Meryl McMaster, Nigit’stil Norbert + Bear Witness A Space Gallery: Ahasiw Maskegon Iskwew, Leslie McCue + Adrian Stimson

PRACTICE PRACTICE TUMBLR   http://practicex2.tumblr.com 401 RICHMOND   www.401richmond.net/events/builtforart13.cfm FACEBOOK   https://www.facebook.com/401richmond SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE  http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1260

BUILT FOR ART is an artistic event in conjunction with Scotiabank Nuit Blanche that takes place annually in the public spaces, galleries and studios of the historic 401 Richmond building in downtown Toronto.

401 RICHMOND is a restored, heritage-designated, industrial building in downtown Toronto that is home to over 140 artists, cultural producers, microenterprises, galleries, festivals, and shops. The building is a thriving arts hub that is open to the public.

For inquiries and images contact: Alice Dixon, curator |  arts@401richmond.net

BUILT FOR ART presents Practice Practice
An independent project for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at 401 Richmond

October 5, 2013
6:51 pm – SUNRISE

Curated by: Alice Dixon + Evan Tyler
Produced by: Urbanspace Property Group + Erin MacKeen

To carry out, to train, to repeat. People are practicing every day at 401 Richmond; putting ideas into action. People practice their art, their trade, their talent, their passion. As well, many studios in 401 are devoted to teaching new skills and presenting new ideas. This year’s Built for Art seeks to honour this important aspect of life at 401 Richmond.

PARTICIPANTS
Erin Gee, Brette Gabel, Timeanddesire, Ponni Arasu + South Asian Visual Arts Centre, Jacquie Green, Janine Lindgren, Olga Battaglia, Jiri Tomiska, and Kimberley Whitchurch, Pop-Up Office, Contemporary Textile Studio Co-op, Rebecca Gruihn + CFMDC, Steven Beckly, Kalyna Pidwerbesky, Alien Express Collective, Arts for Children and Youth (AFCY), Karen Abel, Jessica Marion Barr + Gareth Bate, Peter Ride + Vtape, Elizabeth Underhill, Robyn York + Saman Design, Tobias Williams, Martin Heath + Cinecycle

GALLERIES
Abbozzo Gallery: David Blackwood + Cora Brittan
WARC Gallery: Camille Turner
Open Studio: Shannon Collis, Kaleena Stasiak, + George Walker
GALLERY 44: Susan Dobson, Matt Mcintosh
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art: Keesic Douglas, Meryl McMaster, Nigit’stil Norbert + Bear Witness
A Space Gallery: Ahasiw Maskegon Iskwew, Leslie McCue + Adrian Stimson

PRACTICE PRACTICE TUMBLR   http://practicex2.tumblr.com
401 RICHMOND   www.401richmond.net/events/builtforart13.cfm
FACEBOOK   https://www.facebook.com/401richmond
SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE  http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/project.html?project_id=1260

BUILT FOR ART is an artistic event in conjunction with Scotiabank Nuit Blanche that takes place annually in the public spaces, galleries and studios of the historic 401 Richmond building in downtown Toronto.

401 RICHMOND is a restored, heritage-designated, industrial building in downtown Toronto that is home to over 140 artists, cultural producers, microenterprises, galleries, festivals, and shops. The building is a thriving arts hub that is open to the public.

For inquiries and images contact:
Alice Dixon, curator |  arts@401richmond.net

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If you’re in Chicago, the Center for Book and Paper Arts at Columbia College is holding an exhibition of contemporary photo books that move beyond the artist monograph. I won’t be there, but At the Same Time will be!

DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books
Center for Book and Paper Arts
Columbia College
Chicago, IL

September 18 — December 7, 2013
Opening Reception: September 18, 5 – 8 pm
In association with the Wabash Arts Cooridor (WAC) Crawl and Expo Art Week

The Center for Book and Paper Arts will mount a second iteration of an exhibition exploring print-on-demand photo books. Originally curated by Barbara Tannenbaum for the Cleveland Museum of Art, DIY: Photographers and Books (2012) was the first museum show to focus on the impact of print-on-demand publishing on contemporary photographic practice. This is a juried exhibition focused on photobooks that move beyond the monograph. How do photographers engage the book form in ways that are experimentally visual and conceptual, while pushing the possibilities of print on demand publishing?

Jury
Greg Harris, Associate Curator, DePaul Art Museum
Karen Irvine, Curator & Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Jessica Cochran, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs, Center for Book and Paper Arts
Steve Woodall, Director, Center for Book and Paper Arts

Exhibiting Artists
Rosaire Appel, Steven Beckly, Roberly Bell, Marissa Lee Benedict, Sarah Benning, Sarah Bodman, Tom Burtonwood, Javier Carmona, R. Clarke- Davis, Joerg M. Colberg, Sylvia De Swaan, Dennis DeHart, Robert Drea, Boo Gilder, Regan Golden, Marcella Hackbardt, Julian Jason Haladyn, Brian Harmon, Steve Harp, James Hugunin, Ani Katz, Nick Kline, Lewis Koch, Jenna Lynch, Emily Martin, Scott McCarney, Paula McCartney, Lydia Moyer, Laura Noel, David Parker, Mimi Plumb, Susan Porteous, Jeff Rathermel, Tom Sowden, Valerio Spada, Max Stolkin, Lex Thompson, Mary Jo Toles, Everett Williams, Nanette Wylde & Kent Manske, and Philip Zimmermann.

This exhibition is part of Chicago Artists Month 2013, the 18th annual celebration of Chicago’s vibrant art community presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. For more information, visit www.chicagoartistsmonth.org.

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Early WorksNewspace Center for Photography1632 SE 10th Ave.Portland, ORApril 5 - 31, 2013Opening reception: April 5, 6 - 9 pmCorey Arnold, Roger Ballen, Douglas Beasley, Steven Beckly, Sheri Lynn Behr, Lori Bell, Jesse Burke, Richard S. Chow, Joseph Deiss, Maureen Drennan, Deena Feinberg, Gloria Baker Feinstein, Rich Frishman, Michael Jang, Zoltan Jokay, Ann Kendellen, Lewis Koch, Hannah Kozak, Varese Layzer, Phoebe Lickwar, Jim Lommasson, Ann Massoni, David Pace, Stephen Perloff, Jaime Permuth, Alexis Pike, Jordan Reznick, Trix Rosen, Traer Scott, Jack Semura, Frederick Sharpe, Marsha Stewart, Stephanie Williamson, Charlyn ZlotnikCurated by Laura Moya and Laura Valenti Jelen
Early Works contains photographs taken by many notable photographers when they were children; each paired with a personal narrative from the photographer recalling the memory of the experience and how it affected them.
The idea for Early Works came from a conversation in which we exchanged stories about discovering photography at an early age. What was it about the medium that kindled our imaginations when we were young?

We wanted to revisit the moment when other contemporary photographers first connected with the medium. We were curious about what childhood images might show us about the nascent stages of creative vision. For many of us, an early fascination with photography led to a life-long passion. How do photographers keep their relationship to the medium alive over the years, and ultimately choose to make it their professional voice?

Many childhood experiences live in our subconscious and are often difficult to navigate, even as adults. Memories of historic moments, of families unraveling, of play, discovery, and struggles with identity are a part of our collective history. This project is about imagery, but equally about personal narrative. A photograph can serve as a strong visual cue that can spark a rich story in a second.

Laura Moya & Laura Valenti Jelenhttp://earlyworksproject.org

Early Works
Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Ave.
Portland, OR

April 5 - 31, 2013
Opening reception: April 5, 6 - 9 pm

Corey Arnold, Roger Ballen, Douglas Beasley, Steven Beckly, Sheri Lynn Behr, Lori Bell, Jesse Burke, Richard S. Chow, Joseph Deiss, Maureen Drennan, Deena Feinberg, Gloria Baker Feinstein, Rich Frishman, Michael Jang, Zoltan Jokay, Ann Kendellen, Lewis Koch, Hannah Kozak, Varese Layzer, Phoebe Lickwar, Jim Lommasson, Ann Massoni, David Pace, Stephen Perloff, Jaime Permuth, Alexis Pike, Jordan Reznick, Trix Rosen, Traer Scott, Jack Semura, Frederick Sharpe, Marsha Stewart, Stephanie Williamson, Charlyn Zlotnik

Curated by Laura Moya and Laura Valenti Jelen

Early Works contains photographs taken by many notable photographers when they were children; each paired with a personal narrative from the photographer recalling the memory of the experience and how it affected them.

The idea for Early Works came from a conversation in which we exchanged stories about discovering photography at an early age. What was it about the medium that kindled our imaginations when we were young?

We wanted to revisit the moment when other contemporary photographers first connected with the medium. We were curious about what childhood images might show us about the nascent stages of creative vision. For many of us, an early fascination with photography led to a life-long passion. How do photographers keep their relationship to the medium alive over the years, and ultimately choose to make it their professional voice?

Many childhood experiences live in our subconscious and are often difficult to navigate, even as adults. Memories of historic moments, of families unraveling, of play, discovery, and struggles with identity are a part of our collective history. This project is about imagery, but equally about personal narrative. A photograph can serve as a strong visual cue that can spark a rich story in a second.

Laura Moya & Laura Valenti Jelen
http://earlyworksproject.org

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Of the AfternoonExhibition & Issue #2 LaunchUnderground GalleryLondon, UK
February 28, 20136 – 9 pm
Featuring work by:John AlexanderJocelyn AllenSteven BecklyNicola BenfordAnthony GeraceJohannes GierlingerBernhard HandickHannah LaycockChris NunnRoss RawlingsAdele ReedNeringa RekasiuteKristina SalgvikSatu StoljarovaMaria SturmHanna Ukura
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/410753479020240/
http://www.oftheafternoon.comhttp://www.undergroundgallery.co.uk/of-the-afternoon/

Of the Afternoon
Exhibition & Issue #2 Launch
Underground Gallery
London, UK

February 28, 2013
6 – 9 pm

Featuring work by:
John Alexander
Jocelyn Allen
Steven Beckly
Nicola Benford
Anthony Gerace
Johannes Gierlinger
Bernhard Handick
Hannah Laycock
Chris Nunn
Ross Rawlings
Adele Reed
Neringa Rekasiute
Kristina Salgvik
Satu Stoljarova
Maria Sturm
Hanna Ukura

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/410753479020240/

http://www.oftheafternoon.com
http://www.undergroundgallery.co.uk/of-the-afternoon/

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Dylan and I will be in Montreal from March 1 - 3 for Art Souterrain. My work will be installed at Place Ville-Marie, one of the many public underground zones that will be transformed with art during Nuit Blanche.
We’re looking for a couch to crash on, and good friends to do stuff like this, this, this, and this with. Plus, last time we were in Montreal we had the best bagel and don’t remember where, but plan to find it again. If you can help with any of these goals, get in touch!
More info: http://www.artsouterrain.com/en/home/List of artists: http://www.artsouterrain.com/en/artists-list-1/

Dylan and I will be in Montreal from March 1 - 3 for Art Souterrain. My work will be installed at Place Ville-Marie, one of the many public underground zones that will be transformed with art during Nuit Blanche.

We’re looking for a couch to crash on, and good friends to do stuff like this, this, this, and this with. Plus, last time we were in Montreal we had the best bagel and don’t remember where, but plan to find it again. If you can help with any of these goals, get in touch!

More info: http://www.artsouterrain.com/en/home/
List of artists: http://www.artsouterrain.com/en/artists-list-1/

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Housewarming Videofag 187 Augusta Ave Kensington Market Toronto, ON
October 22, 2012 8pm
Steven Beckly Erin Brubacher Samuel Choisy Kiana Hayeri
On the occasion of Videofag’s housewarming week, four photographers craft an edit of images on the idea of arriving; setting-up; and making a home. The artists draw from their bodies of work and personal image banks to create a series of pictures not previously in concert. Conversation and questions encouraged. This will be the first of an ongoing series of SLIDE NIGHTS curated by Erin Brubacher.
Videofag is a storefront cinema and performance space in the heart of Kensington Market, devoted to all things queer and transgressive, dedicated to the creation and exhibition of video, film, new media, and live art.
http://www.videofag.com
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If I was in Toronto, this is where I’d be tonight. Go out and help Videofag celebrate, Toronto!

Housewarming
Videofag
187 Augusta Ave
Kensington Market
Toronto, ON

October 22, 2012
8pm

Steven Beckly
Erin Brubacher
Samuel Choisy
Kiana Hayeri

On the occasion of Videofag’s housewarming week, four photographers craft an edit of images on the idea of arriving; setting-up; and making a home. The artists draw from their bodies of work and personal image banks to create a series of pictures not previously in concert. Conversation and questions encouraged. This will be the first of an ongoing series of SLIDE NIGHTS curated by Erin Brubacher.

Videofag is a storefront cinema and performance space in the heart of Kensington Market, devoted to all things queer and transgressive, dedicated to the creation and exhibition of video, film, new media, and live art.

http://www.videofag.com

If I was in Toronto, this is where I’d be tonight. Go out and help Videofag celebrate, Toronto!

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That’s So Gay: Girls Who Are Boys Who Do Boys Like They’re Girls Gladstone Hotel 3rd & 4th floor Galleries Toronto, ON
June 6 – July 29, 12 – 5 pm daily Opening reception: Thursday June 28, 7 – 10 pm
Curated by Sholem Krishtalka
Featuring work by: Steven Beckly, Sol Legaults, Cecilia Berkovic, Johnny Forever, Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed, Kyle Lasky, Elisha Lim, Mikiki, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Andrew Zealley
Curatorial Statement Pride exhibits stereotypically involve representations of desire – men make art about male desire, women make art about female desire. In keeping with my ongoing project of using the That’s So Gay exhibit to expand on what Pride shows can be, and to use them to push and prod and stretch what “queer” can mean, I want to challenge that initial premise, and have male artists show work about women, and vice versa. This simplistic binary system itself raises an obvious and important issue: “man” and “woman” as gender identities, much less sexual object choices, are in and of themselves extremely complex, problematic and fluid. And an essential part of a queer life is the challenging and disruption of these categories.
I want to introduce this binary in order to demonstrate its overly-simplistic falseness. I want to disrupt the stereotypical representation of sexual-object-choice; I want to open up those binaries to free interpretation by the artists; I want to show artists who themselves identify somewhere in the huge spectrum that exists between these binaries, and whose work will thusly interpret gender and desire freely and openly.-Sholem Krishtalka
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That’s So Gay: Girls Who Are Boys Who Do Boys Like They’re Girls
Gladstone Hotel
3rd & 4th floor Galleries
Toronto, ON

June 6 – July 29, 12 – 5 pm daily
Opening reception: Thursday June 28, 7 – 10 pm

Curated by Sholem Krishtalka

Featuring work by: Steven Beckly, Sol Legaults, Cecilia Berkovic, Johnny Forever, Hannah Jickling & Helen Reed, Kyle Lasky, Elisha Lim, Mikiki, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Andrew Zealley

Curatorial Statement
Pride exhibits stereotypically involve representations of desire – men make art about male desire, women make art about female desire. In keeping with my ongoing project of using the That’s So Gay exhibit to expand on what Pride shows can be, and to use them to push and prod and stretch what “queer” can mean, I want to challenge that initial premise, and have male artists show work about women, and vice versa. This simplistic binary system itself raises an obvious and important issue: “man” and “woman” as gender identities, much less sexual object choices, are in and of themselves extremely complex, problematic and fluid. And an essential part of a queer life is the challenging and disruption of these categories.

I want to introduce this binary in order to demonstrate its overly-simplistic falseness. I want to disrupt the stereotypical representation of sexual-object-choice; I want to open up those binaries to free interpretation by the artists; I want to show artists who themselves identify somewhere in the huge spectrum that exists between these binaries, and whose work will thusly interpret gender and desire freely and openly.
-Sholem Krishtalka

http://www.gladstonehotel.com/events/exhibitions/thats-so-gay

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Two and a Quarter Lomography Gallery Toronto, ON
May 3 – 31 Opening: May 3, 7 – 10 pm
Curated by Kimon Kaketsis
Steven Beckly, Rebecca Cairns, Jamie Campbell, Kevin Chaves, Michael Clarke, Nathan Cyprys, Shane Fester, Kimon Kaketsis, Brendan George Ko, Sabrina Maltese, Mike Morris, Andrew B Myers, Juliana Neufeld, Sarah Palmer, Jade Lee Portelli, Sammy Rawal, Elise Victoria Louise Windsor
The nostalgic qualities associated with analogue photography—aged, square prints, exposure flaws, soft focus, and light leaks—reappear in our contemporary snapshot imagery. Exploring the theme of nostalgia as trend and inspiration, this group exhibition highlights the creativity possible within the square image. In the spirit of the square revolution, each artist has created their own unique and imaginative image with the classic Diana F+ camera.
Image: Sammy Rawal
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Two and a Quarter
Lomography Gallery
Toronto, ON

May 3 – 31
Opening: May 3, 7 – 10 pm

Curated by Kimon Kaketsis

Steven Beckly, Rebecca Cairns, Jamie Campbell, Kevin Chaves, Michael Clarke, Nathan Cyprys, Shane Fester, Kimon Kaketsis, Brendan George Ko, Sabrina Maltese, Mike Morris, Andrew B Myers, Juliana Neufeld, Sarah Palmer, Jade Lee Portelli, Sammy Rawal, Elise Victoria Louise Windsor

The nostalgic qualities associated with analogue photography—aged, square prints, exposure flaws, soft focus, and light leaks—reappear in our contemporary snapshot imagery. Exploring the theme of nostalgia as trend and inspiration, this group exhibition highlights the creativity possible within the square image. In the spirit of the square revolution, each artist has created their own unique and imaginative image with the classic Diana F+ camera.

Image: Sammy Rawal

http://scotiabankcontactphoto.com/open-exhibitions/728

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