Alternative Photo Revolution Spotlight 1

May 15-June 17

Opening May 18 from 6-9pm

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The Dylan Ellis Gallery (soon to be renamed Connections) is happy to present the Alternative Photo Revolution, a group show featuring the work of 40 photographers.

Having Popped up in Glen Echo, Maryland and New Orleans, this exceptional show will be installing at 1840 Danforth in Toronto for CONTACT Photo Festival.

The prints in this exhibition are printed entirely using alternative printmaking processes, whether it be gum over palladium, silver gelatin or lumen.

The following artists are representing organizations and institutions that we have worked with over the years.

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Alexis Jackson | Gallery 44

Title: Before the Fall |Print Type: Tri Tone over Digital Silver

Photographers Location: Toronto

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David Armentor | New Orleans Photo Alliance

Title: Tevin Doucette | Print Type: Tri Tone over Digital Silver

Photographers Location: New Orleans

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Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 2

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

PART 1

For his first exhibition as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, St John’s based artist Will Gill travelled to wildfire locations in Canada to capture the aftermath of the events. Through staged photography, using props and the charred remains of the environment as backdrop, Gill explores aspects of darkness and hope, transcendence and the human condition.

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Q: Tell me about this new body of work, that you will be exhibiting for the first time as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

A: Part of my interest as an artist is exploring alien environments that are stark and somehow “in between”. In other words, places where it is uncertain to know what has happened before or what is going to happen after. When I heard about the forest fire in Fort McMurray in May of 2016, I decided that a post-wildfire landscape was such a place. I bought my plane ticket and travelled there in early july 2016, two months after the fire.

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Contact Photo Festival: A Foundation of Ash Q&A Pt 1

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April 17-May 13

Opening Reception April 27 6pm-pm

PART 2

For his first exhibition as part of Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, St John’s based artist Will Gill travelled to wildfire locations in Canada to capture the aftermath of the events. Through staged photography, using props and the charred remains of the environment as backdrop, Gill explores aspects of darkness and hope, transcendence and the human condition.

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Alt Revolution Spotlight: Photoworks

Glen Echo, Maryland March 28 | New Orleans March 31/April 1

Toronto, Contact Photography Festival May 15-June 17

Combining contemporary photography with historical photo printmaking processes, theAlternative Photo Revolution is one of a kind. Printed in Toronto by Bob Carnie Printmaking this group show features photographers from across North America. Hitting the road at the end of March, Alt will be popping up in Glen Echo, Maryland then New Orleans before returning home to the Dylan Ellis Gallery.

We have chosen four organizations and one institution with whom we have developed a relationship to submit a candidate to represent them for Alt. This furthers our goal of broadening our network and connecting photographers with endless possibilities.

Gallery 44 | Seneca IDP | New Orleans Photo Alliance | Photoworks 

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Emergence Spotlights Round 5

December 1-31

Opening Reception December 9 from 6pm-9pm

Emergence is a group show that showcases photographers that are either new to the Dylan Ellis Gallery, or have new work. The artists will be competing for a spot in a four person two week gallery show at L’Espace Contemporain in April 2017. A best in show prize provided by Henrys will be chosen by the public.

Juli Lyons

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Alt Photo Revolution: New Orleans

The Alternative Photo Revolution show will be making two US stops before coming back to Toronto for the Contact Photo Festival in May 2017.

The second stop will be New Orleans with our contacts at the New Orleans Photo Alliance!

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In 1840, the same year the now world-famous restaurant Antoine’s was established, Jules Lion opened the first photography studio in New Orleans. Lion, a lithographer, had traveled to Paris to learn the Daguerreotype process from none other than Daguerre himself. Since that time, New Orleans has had a rich and varied photographic history.

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Alt Photo Revolution: Washington, DC

The Alternative Photo Revolution show will be making two US stops before coming back to Toronto for the Contact Photo Festival in May 2017.

The first stop will be in Washington, DC with our contacts at Photoworks

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Photoworks is a photography education center and exhibition space in Glen Echo Park, a former real estate development turned Chataqua learning center turned amusement park turned arts community.

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