Call for Submissions: PIGMENT

 

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Pigment is a group photography exhibition that explores the concept of colour through the historical gum bichromate process. Each of the twenty photographers will have two prints in the show, printed by Bob Carnie.

New York April 6 and 7 Bushwick Community Darkroom

Pigment will pop up at the Bushwick Community Darkroom April 6 and 7 2018. These dates were chosen so that participating artists who wish to visit the city during the exhibition can attend The Photography Show presented by AIPAD. 

Toronto | May 2-June 29 Lonsdale Gallery

The prints will return to Toronto where they will become a part of Red Light, an exhibition at Lonsdale Gallery. This juried salon show will exclusively feature alternative prints by artists from around the world. Red Light is a feature show in the CONTACT Photo Festival.

Application process

Each print will be approximately 11×14, fitting into a 16×20 presentation matt. For installation purposes, while in New York, they will be displayed matted. For the Lonsdale Gallery show, they will be framed in our rental frames.

Please contact Bob to set up a time to explain the gum bichromate process and how your images would look printed using this process.

bob@alternativephotoservices.com
Costs

Exhibition fee (shipping, space rental, marketing, reception in NYC and rental frames for Toronto) $375 plus tax                                                                                                     

Production: $460 plus tax for two gum bichromate prints and 16×20 presentation matts

Total $835 plus tax

 

What is Connections?

We believe that expanding a photographer’s reach is beneficial to professional growth. Getting outside of one’s community and having fresh eyes looking at new work and getting feedback. Our main goal is to create a network of photographers and galleries that can work together to showcase photography.

Our first connection was with L’Espace Contemporain in Montreal where we have sent photographers to exhibit work, and have brought photographers here to Toronto.

2017 projects include the Alternative Photo Revolution that went to Glen Echo, Maryland and New Orleans, and was a part of the CONTACT Photo Festival. In the fall we took Kindred, a portrait exhibition, to Montreal then installed here at the Connections Gallery in November.

Why Alt Printing

 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 all cases the base paper is Hahnemühle Platinum, a very lovely 100% rag paper. 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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Culture Days at 1840 Danforth!

 

Alternative Photo Printmaking Demos and Vintage Portraits

October 1st and 2nd

10am-5pm


Watch a demo for historical printing processes platinum palladium and multiple gum over. Then have your portrait taken with a vintage camera!

Bob Carnie, master printer will briefly present the various steps involved and show you one part of the process.
Photographer Aurélien Muller will be combining the tech of a 21st century digital camera with a 19th century camera to take your portrait, creating an accumulative pop up portrait show in the gallery.

Demonstrations are 45 minutes long and will start on the hour from 10am with the last demo starting at 4pm
Portraits will be ongoing from 10am-5pm

Activities are the same for both days.

Please call or email to book your slot!

carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca  416.778.6969

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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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Tribute to Sabattier | Q&A pt.2

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Bob Carnie’s exhibition, Tribute to Sabattier is an ongoing printing project years in the making.

This show is on from August 4th to September 16 with an opening reception on August 20th

How did you start with this process?

I have always printed in a wet darkroom and many times when testing an image I would quickly throw out an unfixed print as it was obviously too dark or too light after the duration of time needed for development. After a while I started to look into the garbage pile and noticed curious effects that actually looked quite cool.

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Call for Submissions: Alternative Photo Revolution

 

 

Print
What
Alternative Photo Revolution
 
When
March, April, May 2017
 
Where
We are putting a travelling show together that will exhibit in three cities: First Washington DC and New Orleans (March/April  2017) as pop up shows, then back to the Dylan Ellis Gallery in Toronto for the Contact Photo Festival in May 2017.
As you may know our Lambda is back up in operation, which means specific quality film being available for many alternative print options that Bob specializes in. Contact print in Silver Gelatin, Lith Silver Gelatin, Solarization Silver Gelatin, Contact Platinum Palladiums, Contact Duotones of pigment over Palladium, and of course Tri Colour Pigment over Palladium.
Our last two fantastic Contact shows were incredible successes, with Rita Leistner leading the way in 2015 followed this year with Monica Glitz.
Both bodies of work were in tri color pigment over palladium and were excellent examples of what great photography can be.
The idea is to create a large show from photographers from any location willing to work with Bob and create up to two images each of your best work. Whether its colour pigment, silver gelatin or expressive lith prints we will make the decision together and create a one of a kind print that you can be proud of.
Time Line
Now until January production of work. We have already accepted submissions and will be continuing to do so on a rolling basis
March 28th- Glen Echo Park, Maryland
March 31-April 1- Ace Hotel New Orleans
May 15 2017-June 17 2017 – Two weeks during the Contact Photo Festival
Cost
$725 plus GST – per image submitted – two prints maximum per show
What you get
1. Time with Bob – editing work and finalizing files for negative output
2. Negative out-put  up to 16×20 digital negative for alt process
3. 16 x20 contact print – You and Bob decide what process and look that you want to go for
4. 20 x24 Presentation Matt
5. Social media and marketing of your work
6. All shipping and three show opening costs
7. Three venues that show your work to a new marketplace
8. Show listing in Contact Magazine and Slate.
*We will be taking 30% commission on all sales*
If you are interested, please send Carissa a portfolio up to 10 images
carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca

Tribute to Sabattier | Q&A pt.1

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Bob Carnie’s exhibition, Tribute to Sabattier is an ongoing printing project years in the making.

This show is on from August 4th to September 16 with an opening reception on August 20th

Who or what is Sabattier

Sabattier was a French photographer who in 1862 accidentally turned on the light while developing and got some strange and unpredictable effects. This effect can be tamed with bursts of controlled timed light to a piece of film or photographic paper during development.

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Q&A Event: The Making of a Gallery Show

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Wednesday June 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The Making of a Fine Art Gallery Show
 
Join Bob Carnie, Monica Glitz and our team as we discuss how to put together a fine art photography gallery show from start to finish: image selection, editing, printing, framing, shipping and installation.
Monica Glitz’s Contact Photo Festival show will be at the centre of this discussion. This nearly 60 print exhibition was over one year in the making and the complexity of this show uniquely demonstrates commitment to a large project.
Q&A session will be moderated by production coordinator Carissa Ainslie, all questions for the team are welcome.

RSVP only 

carissa@dylanellisgallery.ca | 416.778.6969