Emergence Spotlight | Raquel Moliterno

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

Emergence showcases the work of a group of photographers who are presenting new and exciting work. This is the second iteration of this exhibition in which four artists will be chosen to exhibit in Montreal in 2018.

Lindsi Hollend |Anna Borcherdt |Adrian Oosterman |Cat StambolicAndrew Persaud

Marlene Hilton Moore | Raquel Moliterno

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What is your process

I mix two different 19th century’s  techniques to create my images.Albumen, salted paper, Van Dyke Brown and Cyanotype are combined to create the final image. By preparing the papers and chemicals I use to produce those images I embrace chance as a co-author of my work. As much as I understand how the chemicals may interact, I do not choose when and where it happens.

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Emergence Spotlight | Andrew Persaud

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

Emergence showcases the work of a group of photographers who are presenting new and exciting work. This is the second iteration of this exhibition in which four artists will be chosen to exhibit in Montreal in 2018.

Lindsi Hollend |Anna Borcherdt |Adrian Oosterman |Cat Stambolic | Andrew Persaud

Marlene Hilton MooreRaquel Moliterno

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What is your process?
For this particular work that I submitted, it happens to be the final part to a 3 part series I started. In this series, the ones before this one, they are the starting points. Those images began with a model sitting in front of a projection screen which I then projected a short animation that I made or the default mac screensaver. Both of which had to do with spontaneous action of what is being projected, along with the illumination and highlighting of the model’s face and/or body. But for this piece I took photos from the previous ones and then projected that on to my models. While doing so I had them either interact or react to themselves being projected which was then photographed.

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Emergence Spotlight | Marlene Hilton Moore

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

Emergence showcases the work of a group of photographers who are presenting new and exciting work. This is the second iteration of this exhibition in which four artists will be chosen to exhibit in Montreal in 2018.

Lindsi Hollend |Anna Borcherdt |Adrian Oosterman |Cat StambolicAndrew Persaud

Marlene Hilton Moore | Raquel Moliterno

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What is your process
I create my photographs of women from the perspective of concept. The woman, her place and the combination of the two can spark my ideas. I do not concentrate on photographic technique but let the concept and the situation develop the technique. It may be there is a special source of light or simply bright daylight. It may be a choice between a focus on the woman from a distance immersed in her place or a focus on her portrait. In my series Pixie’s World, the place of Pixie’s bachelor apartment was a given, but it was the accident of the single-source light that created mysterious shadows and brilliant highlights. Combined with the light were the idiosyncratic personality of Pixie and the collision of her art and body within the space.
The series Cathedral focused explicitly on the concept of an elderly urban woman in a silver gown returned to her rural roots and photographed in her family barn. The woman’s white hair, the molten silver gown and the light that filtered through the spaces between the boards of the barn once again created a unique environment of light and luminescence, which greatly shaped the photographs.
The two series Ancestral and Botticelli Runner were shot in bright daylight. In Ancestral the central technique was the conceptual combination of the woman in the Baie de Chaleur moonscape rocks that dwarfed her, counterpointed with her posed against the ancestral homestead in intimate portrait relationship.
The young woman who is a Botticelli vision with her complexion and red hair is a long
distance runner. I was intrigued by the contrast of the delicacy of my Botticelli vision
against the hard reality of her long distance running discipline. Softness and hardness –
rigidity of track and flow of beach sand as running places – softness of flowing red hair and pink velvet gown against the rigidity of developed muscle. These elements became the focus of the photographs.

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Emergence Spotlight | Cat Stambolic

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

Emergence showcases the work of a group of photographers who are presenting new and exciting work. This is the second iteration of this exhibition in which four artists will be chosen to exhibit in Montreal in 2018.

Lindsi Hollend |Anna Borcherdt |Adrian Oosterman |Cat Stambolic | Andrew Persaud

Marlene Hilton MooreRaquel Moliterno

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What is your process?

 My process is lead by experimentation and materials.  I try to allow for the experience of making to inform the final result, and encourage spontaneity to reveal itself.  This itself is a challenge for me, as in most aspects of my life I most often find myself trying to control as much as possible.  By challenging myself to relinquish control, I find myself walking hand-in-hand with my work as opposed to me leading it and forcing it down a certain path.  As I work I meaning and content develops itself. 

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Emergence Spotlight | Adrian Oosterman

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

Emergence showcases the work of a group of photographers who are presenting new and exciting work. This is the second iteration of this exhibition in which four artists will be chosen to exhibit in Montreal in 2018.

Lindsi Hollend |Anna Borcherdt |Adrian Oosterman |Cat StambolicAndrew Persaud

Marlene Hilton MooreRaquel Moliterno

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What is your process?

My past as a commercial photographer is sometimes an asset and sometimes a hindrance. An assignment creates focus. Lack of one invites creativity. Now I shoot without restriction and that lack of framework is a double-edged sword. Of course, there are also times when I’m pursuing a specific subject matter, like water, which is an ongoing visual passion of mine. I often go out to shoot with few expectations or assumptions. I walk around evaluating what’s there: the landscape, the light, the shapes — I’m especially drawn to graphic shapes. Later, I evaluate the images and identify those that share a narrative. Those narratives create collections.

As with the images from the collection “There are Spirits in These Woods,” I sometimes further manipulate the original shots to reveal the emotional component that was with me when I took them. Adding reflections is often my way to bring focus to unique aspects in the images.

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Emergence Spotlight | Anna Borcherdt

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

Emergence showcases the work of a group of photographers who are presenting new and exciting work. This is the second iteration of this exhibition in which four artists will be chosen to exhibit in Montreal in 2018.

Lindsi Hollend |Anna Borcherdt |Adrian Oosterman |Cat StambolicAndrew Persaud

Marlene Hilton MooreRaquel Moliterno

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What is your process?

My process often requires getting up while it’s still dark out to capture the sun rising in different places. Everything is shot on film, primarily using an old Nikon camera I inherited and had repaired from my great uncle in Sweden. I edit minimally, mainly only removing dust specks and minor colour correcting if needed. I print them myself at the Centre for Photography in Woodstock, NY. They’ve got a great work space and are always generous with their knowledge.

I keep the post-process as simple as possible, and I try to capture any effect I want in-camera. So much of it has to do with framing and light, what you already have right there in front of you. Film is able to capture so much mood and texture. Keeping it simple might also come from the fact that I have a hard time sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time.

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Emergence Spotlight | Lindsi Hollend

December 1-January 8 2018 | Opening December 7 2017 6-9pm

Emergence showcases the work of a group of photographers who are presenting new and exciting work. This is the second iteration of this exhibition in which four artists will be chosen to exhibit in Montreal in 2018.

Lindsi Hollend |Anna Borcherdt |Adrian Oosterman |Cat StambolicAndrew Persaud

Marlene Hilton Moore Raquel Moliterno

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What is your process?

Most of my images are created exclusively in camera – I don’t rely heavily on post-processing to bring life to the images – and I use a variety of techniques to achieve the sense of movement, colour and space in the scene. My aim is to observe and dissect a moment in time down to one still image. I am fascinated by the fact that our environment changes every moment, and it’s important for me to capture my perspective at that moment. My inspiration comes from my experiences, reflections, thoughts, and movements in my life, and my images are an extension of how I see the world. I focus on using a unique perspective to capture ordinary scenes in unique ways. My work is face-mounted to crystal clear acrylic which allows the images to seemingly float off the wall, subtly informing viewers that my larger-than-life creations cannot be bound by borders or frames.

 

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