Alternative Photo Revolution Spotlight 2

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.

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Alan Dunlop

Title: Inquisitor (1 of 3) |  Print Type: Duo Tone Gum Over Palladium

Photographers Location: Toronto

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Andrej Gregov

Title: Salk Institute, Louis Kahn (1 of 5) | Print Type: Duo Tone Digital Silver

Photographers Location: Seattle

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What is Connections?

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We are undergoing a lot of changes here at 1840 Danforth! We have a new brand name, Alternative Photo Services, which encompasses the gallery, print shop and pop up shows. Within this new brand is Connections.

Carissa and Bob are very excited about this new venture, and hope you are too! Here they give a bit of history surrounding Connections, and what to expect!

 

Bob

How did Connections come to be? 

 Connections is Carissa’s name, but the concept is a very long time coming for me.

When I started my company in 1991 I only did film and contacts.  My loyal customers have kept asking me to do more, like print portfolios, print exhibits, frame and mount, this led to the Elevator Gallery at 9 Davies in 1998. This experience showed me the difficulties of running a gallery but as well the need for a place for photographers to exhibit.

Now we see the need for our artists to exhibit and be known in other markets, which enhances their visibility and builds solid CV’s and reputation as a reliable working photographer who exhibits work.

The move to the Danforth, and building the gallery (which is above our printing and framing facility) was the first step.

The addition of Carissa and her marketing abilities allowed us to first work with groups in Montreal, now Washington, New Orleans and five other locations swirling around in her brain.

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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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Alt Revolution Spotlight: NOPA

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 

New Orleans Photo Alliance

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Alt Revolution Spotlight: Gallery 44

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, the Alternative 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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February Alt Workshop!

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Monica Glitz

What                                                                                                                                                 Platinum palladium and gum over palladium printmaking workshop

When                                                                                                                                                 February 11th and 12th | 9am-5pm

Where                                                                                                                                                      1840 Danforth

Cost                                                                                                                                                          $350 plus tax   Includes all materials

We know that through exhaustive research on print permanence that the noble             metals of platinum palladium will not fade, in fact the paper will decompose before the metal will go away. Platinum palladium and gum over palladium have the look, texture and feeling of work done in the very beginning of photographic printmaking. Contemporary prints cannot give us the colour palette and physical sense that these two processes offer. In both cases the paper is Hahnemühle Platinum. The noble metal of platinum palladium sinks into the very fabric of this paper and any resulting pigment is layered on top for an exquisite image.

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Alt Photo Revolution does Glen Echo!

First stop on the US tour is Glen Echo Park, visiting our friends at Photoworks!

On March 28th 2017, we will be setting up the pop up show in the Ballroom Annex. During the afternoon, we will be hosting portfolio viewings and inviting curators and gallerists to come see the show. In the evening, a more formal reception will take place that is open to the public.

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Ballroom Annex

Accommodations and Attractions

The main area of downtown Bethesda, the closest city to Glen Echo Park, is around Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street. Here you will find plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes. Both the Hyatt Regency and and Hilton Garden Inn are within walking.

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