2017 in Review

2017 saw us renaming the main gallery, changing from the Dylan Ellis Gallery to the Connections Gallery. This name change reflects our mandate to “connect” artists, curators and gallerists.

Thank you to all of the photographers who showed such an amazing variety of images.

 

Human memory / The soul of the earth

January 12 to January 31

Sylvie Pinsonneault, Karl Desmarais


Toronto Offsite Design Festival

January 16-January 22

SUMO Projects and artist Michele Guevara


Visual Calculus in Photography

March 3-31

Alain Laforest, Catherine Aboumrad, Daniel Miller, Guy Glorieux, Guy Lafontaine

Jean Lauzon, Marie-Reine Mattera and Emmanuel Joly, Robert Slatkoff


A Foundation of Ash

April 17-May 13

Will Gill


Alternative Photo Revolution

Glen Echo, Maryland March 28, New Orleans March 31/April 1 Toronto, Contact Photography Festival May 15-June 17

Alexis Jackson, Kin Lon Ma, Scott Davis, David Armentor, Marc Betsworth, Tamiko Winters, Paul Taborovsky, Kevin Kelly, Alan Dunlop, Lisa Murzin, Ron Erwin,  John Migicovsky, Evan Dion, Salina Kassam, Philip Jessup, Marlene Hilton Moore, Juli Lyons, Skip Dean, Thomas Brasch, Matthew Plexman, Laura Paterson, Bob Carnie, Monica Glitz, Jeff Suchak, Hugues Rochette, Jean Lauzon, Madeleine Marcil, Claude Dagenais, Guy Lafontaine, Mirabelle Ricard, Guy Glorieux, Brittany Fleming, Jennifer Crane, Brendan Meadows, Andrej Gregov, Larry Hayden, Bryan Helm, Ginette Clément, Stephen McNeill , David Christensen


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July 8-August 31

Laura Paterson, Wayne Salmon, Al Paterson, Anthony Macri, Kamelia Pezeshki, Aurélien Muller, Carissa Ainslie, Beth Jessup, Paulette Michayluk, Bob Carnie


Urban

October 1-30

Stephanie Kretzschmer, Guy Lafontaine, Robert McIntyre, Joachim Oepkes, David Edwards and Alan Dunlop


Kindred

Montreal October 20 & 21, Toronto November 1-29

Linda Kooluris Dobbs, Salina Kassam

John Migicovsky, Juli Lyons, Lisa Murzin, Thomas Brasch, Bob Carnie, Shelagh Howard, Marlene Hilton Moore, Philip Jessup, David L Hunsberger, ​Anthony DeLorenzo, Normand Blouin, Suzanne Vo-Ho, Jean-Sébastien Vaillancourt, Nathalie Garceau, Daniel Miller, Alexia Righetti, Pierre Dalpé, Guy Glorieux, Céline Lalonde, Martine Michaud, Janick Houle, Francois Spenard​


Emergence

December 1-January 8

Lindsi Hollend, Anna Borcherdt, Adrian Oosterman, Cat Stambolic, Andrew Persaud, Marlene Hilton Moore, Raquel Moliterno

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SERIES Capture and CONTACT

Capture Photo Festival | The Playground

April 12-17 2018 | Opening reception April 13

CONTACT Photography Festival | Connections Gallery

May 15-June 30 2018 Opening Reception May 17

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Salina Kassam

SERIES brings together five photographers with five different stories to tell. Salina Kassam, Thomas Brasch, Larry Hayden, Skip Dean and Cory Wilyman have explored their own environments through the photographic medium.

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Thomas Brasch

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Through a lens: Our female gaze

Dates: February 1-29 2018

Deadline to apply: December 18 2017

The Connections Gallery is looking for submissions for a February photography group show.

Through a Lens: Our Female Gaze will examine how women and trans women view their world and present their stories through the medium of photography.

Each photographer will have approximately 7 feet of wall space to display their work.  

Along with the opening reception, there will be an opportunity for the artists to lecture about their work or themes found in their work.

Please send up to seven images, artist bio and statement along with a presentation proposal to carissa@alternativephotoservices.com

Costs per person: $344 plus hst

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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Kindred | David L Hunsberger

Montreal
The Ecomusée Du Fier Monde
October 20 opening reception from 6-9pm
October 21 Open viewing from 11am-5:30pm
Toronto
Connections Gallery

November 3 opening reception from 6-9pm
Exhibition is on until November 29

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Kindred is a portrait exhibition printed entirely using permanent processes. Each photographer has submitted an image of someone within their community that they admire along with a description of their relationship to their subject. The result is an exhibition of people from all walks of life who are being celebrated through the photographic medium.
Kindred will first be popping up for two days in Montreal where we have one branch of our network within the photographic community. This exhibition is comprised of a large number of Quebec artists, allowing for a true exchange when the show is installed in Toronto this November.

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Kindred Artists Pt 1

Montreal
The Ecomusée Du Fier Monde
October 20 opening reception from 6-9pm
October 21 Open viewing from 11am-5:30pm
Toronto
Connections Gallery

November 3 opening reception from 6-9pm
Exhibition is on until November 29

Artists Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Kindred is a portrait exhibition printed entirely using permanent processes. Each photographer has submitted an image of someone within their community that they admire along with a description of their relationship to their subject. The result is an exhibition of people from all walks of life who are being celebrated through the photographic medium.
Kindred will first be popping up for two days in Montreal where we have one branch of our network within the photographic community. This exhibition is comprised of a large number of Quebec artists, allowing for a true exchange when the show is installed in Toronto this November.

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Linda Kooluris Dobbs

Physically and mentally strong, Patrick Danquah is known as a serious, very private and a mysterious man.  He is mesmerizing as he moves like a hummingbird with clear and precise form and rhythm drawn from his Ghanaian roots. The effect is like fireworks, inspiring my performance and rehearsal Latin dance photography for the last eight years. Experiencing this from the inside out, I also have been fortunate having been one of Patrick’s dance students in Toronto. Here in rest, one still feels his power.

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Urban Spotlight: Guy Lafontaine

Urban

October 1-30 2017 | Opening Reception October 12 from 6-9pm

Urban features the work of Stephanie Kretzschmer, Guy Lafontaine, Robert McIntyre, Joachim Oepkes, David Edwards and Alan Dunlop. This exhibition focuses on the evolution of cities and humankind’s relationship to space.

Guy Lafontaine

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What inspires you?

My inspiration in photography comes from finding a subject of interest to me and from my desire to keep a visual trace of that subject. That new subject should be somehow related to other subjects that I covered in the past or should complement my earlier projects.

Will that new photograph be of any significance to properly convey an emotion or should I walk away. I usually work on specific subjects for prolonged periods of time, thru which I try to cover the subject as close as possible to my initial intention.

Outside the boundaries of defined projects, the available light is a great trigger point for me. The way the subject is light can awaken my desire to photograph it.

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