Staged


New work by alumnus Adrian Fish

 
DateWednesday, November 28, 2007 - 5:00am to Friday, January 4, 2008 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Email

gallery@patrickmikhailgallery.com

Location

Patrick Mikhail Gallery 2401 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Patrick Mikhail Gallery is pleased to present STAGED: The Complete Portfolio by Halifax photo-based artist ADRIAN FISH. The exhibition marks the first time the entire portfolio of images of performative spaces has been presented as a single project.
Mr. Fish is a winner of the 2007 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward competition, which recognizes the best new photo-based artists from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He appears in a concurrent exhibition at Kathleen Cullen Fine Art in New York, organized by the Magenta Foundation, from November 29 to December 22, 2007.
First presented in Toronto in May as part of Patrick Mikhail Gallery's participation in the 2007 CONTACT photography festival, the STAGED project has been expanded and reworked. For this special holiday presentation, the 14 new museum-quality Chromira prints will be available in the collectors' large-format edition at 48 x 48 inches offered at $2950, as well as a limited edition of 12 x 12 inch prints offered at $900.
The Staged project documents performative spaces, directed towards the spectator seating area. Each respective environment is devoid of viewers, suggesting the pregnant moment before an anticipated spectacle. The weighty absence of an audience nevertheless insinuates their presence. This inversion of the traditional role of actor-as-exhibitionist, and audience as voyeur constructs a quiet tension within the image.
Staged examines the venue of the theatre as a 21st century manifestation of Roman Empire-era structures. The lack of people within each photograph invites the viewer to contemplate the architectural aspects of the theatre environment, as well as the nature of entertainment in the present paradigm.
The images that make up the Staged project are of theatres located in Toronto, and represent a variety of designs over nearly nine decades. Designed by some of North America's most renowned and accomplished architects including Peter Smith, Arthur Erickson, and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, the theatres showcased include the Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thompson Hall, and the Canon Theatre.
Adrian Fish is a Toronto-born, Halifax-based artist and teacher working in the medium of photography. He has an MFA in visual art from York University, as well as accreditation from the Ontario College of Art & Design and Sheridan College. His work has been shown in a number of institutional galleries and artist run centres, including the Koffler Gallery, Red Head Gallery, A.W.O.L. Gallery, and the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax. He has also exhibited internationally, both in the United States and Japan. Mr. Fish currently teaches at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His work entitled Stage 1 ' 3 can be found in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.

DateWednesday, November 28, 2007 - 5:00am to Friday, January 4, 2008 - 5:00am

Cost

Free

Email

gallery@patrickmikhailgallery.com

Website Location

Patrick Mikhail Gallery 2401 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario

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Staged
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 5:00am to Friday, January 4, 2008 - 5:00am

Patrick Mikhail Gallery is pleased to present STAGED: The Complete Portfolio by Halifax photo-based artist ADRIAN FISH. The exhibition marks the first time the entire portfolio of images of performative spaces has been presented as a single project.
Mr. Fish is a winner of the 2007 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward competition, which recognizes the best new photo-based artists from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. He appears in a concurrent exhibition at Kathleen Cullen Fine Art in New York, organized by the Magenta Foundation, from November 29 to December 22, 2007.
First presented in Toronto in May as part of Patrick Mikhail Gallery's participation in the 2007 CONTACT photography festival, the STAGED project has been expanded and reworked. For this special holiday presentation, the 14 new museum-quality Chromira prints will be available in the collectors' large-format edition at 48 x 48 inches offered at $2950, as well as a limited edition of 12 x 12 inch prints offered at $900.
The Staged project documents performative spaces, directed towards the spectator seating area. Each respective environment is devoid of viewers, suggesting the pregnant moment before an anticipated spectacle. The weighty absence of an audience nevertheless insinuates their presence. This inversion of the traditional role of actor-as-exhibitionist, and audience as voyeur constructs a quiet tension within the image.
Staged examines the venue of the theatre as a 21st century manifestation of Roman Empire-era structures. The lack of people within each photograph invites the viewer to contemplate the architectural aspects of the theatre environment, as well as the nature of entertainment in the present paradigm.
The images that make up the Staged project are of theatres located in Toronto, and represent a variety of designs over nearly nine decades. Designed by some of North America's most renowned and accomplished architects including Peter Smith, Arthur Erickson, and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, the theatres showcased include the Princess of Wales Theatre, Roy Thompson Hall, and the Canon Theatre.
Adrian Fish is a Toronto-born, Halifax-based artist and teacher working in the medium of photography. He has an MFA in visual art from York University, as well as accreditation from the Ontario College of Art & Design and Sheridan College. His work has been shown in a number of institutional galleries and artist run centres, including the Koffler Gallery, Red Head Gallery, A.W.O.L. Gallery, and the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax. He has also exhibited internationally, both in the United States and Japan. Mr. Fish currently teaches at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His work entitled Stage 1 ' 3 can be found in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank.

Venue & Address: 
Patrick Mikhail Gallery 2401 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Email: 
gallery@patrickmikhailgallery.com
Cost: 
Free
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