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PAST EXHIBITIONS - 2015

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BURN WITH DESIRE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND GLAMOUR


BURN WITH DESIRE: PHOTOGRAPHY AND GLAMOUR

January 21 – April 5, 2015
Curated by Gaëlle Morel
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

From Edward Steichen’s iconic portrait of silent film star Gloria Swanson (1924) to Annie Leibovitz’s influential gatefold covers for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue (1995-2014), this multimedia exhibition offers a sweeping, yet considered view of photography’s role in defining glamour since the 1920s.   

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ANTI-GLAMOUR: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN


ANTI-GLAMOUR: PORTRAITS OF WOMEN

January 21 – April 5, 2015
Curated by Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women presents photographic and video portraits by artists who address issues of female representation. Works by Marie Le Mounier, Katherine Lannin, Rebecca Belmore, Ange Leccia, Gunilla Josephson, Jo Spence and Leila Zahiri challenge stereotypes while claiming an alternative presence for women in the public sphere.

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ZINNIA NAQVI: SEAVIEW


ZINNIA NAQVI: SEAVIEW

January 21 – February 22, 2015
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

For this 2014 experimental film Seaview (2014), Zinnia Naqvi travelled to her parents' homeland of Karachi, Pakistan to compare childhood memories with lived experience.

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MANUELA MORALES: UNA MEMORIA DESCONECTADA


MANUELA MORALES: UNA MEMORIA DESCONECTADA

March 4 – April 5, 2015
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


The exhibition intertwines personal narrative with an account of the political events that drastically altered Chile’s cultural landscape.

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SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: MARK RUWEDEL


SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD: MARK RUWEDEL

April 29 – June 28, 2015 
Co-curated by Paul Roth & Gaëlle Morel
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

This career survey celebrates Ruwedel’s selection as winner of the 2014 Scotiabank Photography Award, presented annually to honour an established Canadian artist working with photography.

A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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SCOTT CONARROE: CANADA BY RAIL AND BY SEA


SCOTT CONARROE: CANADA BY RAIL AND BY SEA

April 29 – June 28, 2015
Curated by Gaëlle Morel
University Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Canada By Rail and By Sea (2005–2011) presents a selection from two series of elegiac landscapes by acclaimed Canadian artist Scott Conarroe.

A primary exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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PHIL SOLOMON: EMPIRE x 8


PHIL SOLOMON: EMPIRE x 8

April 29 – June 28, 2015
Curated by Paul Roth
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre

This machinima video overlooks New York’s Empire State Building and represents a twenty-four hour period of shifting light, dramatic weather, falling debris and ominous planes. 

A public installation of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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PHIL SOLOMON: EMPIRE x 8


A TELLING PORTRAIT: THE WORK AND COLLECTION OF MICHAEL MITCHELL

April 29 – May 31, 2015
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Working with prominent Canadian photographer, filmmaker and writer Michael Mitchell, second-year students from Ryerson University’s Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management program explore Mitchell’s rich and diversified career in the context of his personal photography collection.    

A featured exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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MICHÈLE PEARSON CLARKE: PARADE OF CHAMPIONS


MICHÈLE PEARSON CLARKE: PARADE OF CHAMPIONS

June 5 – 28, 2015
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre

Drawing on the artist’s experience of grieving her own mother’s death, Parade of Champions documents the grief experiences of three black queer individuals whose mothers have also recently died. 

An Affiliate Event of Pride Toronto 2015

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WEEGEE: MURDER IS MY BUSINESS


WEEGEE: MURDER IS MY BUSINESS

October 14 – December 13, 2015
Main Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism.

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JORGE LOZANO: MOVING STILL_still life


JORGE LOZANO: MOVING STILL_still life

October 14 – December 13, 2015
Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, Ryerson Image Centre


Through candid interviews and imagery, Jorge Lozano’s eight-channel video installation weaves a complex portrait about the harsh realities of daily life in Siloé, a suburb of Cali, Colombia afflicted with chronic violence. 

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WILLIAM DAVIS & MICHAEL MARKIETA: GEOGRAPHIES OF URBAN FORM


WILLIAM DAVIS & MICHAEL MARKIETA: GEOGRAPHIES OF URBAN FORM    

October 14 – November 8, 2015
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


Through images composed solely of the major road networks comprising important cities, Geographies of Urban Form illuminates how various metropolises have been settled.  

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JACKSON KLIE & MICHELLE O’BYRNE: MODEL


JACKSON KLIE & MICHELLE O’BYRNE: MODEL   

November 18 – December 13, 2015
Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre


Using the unruly archive of popular photography as their source, Jackson Klie and Michelle O’Byrne deconstruct the idea of the photographic corpus through an installation of collage and sculpture.

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TOURING EXHIBITIONS

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Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness


ROBERT BURLEY: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF DARKNESS

September 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015
George Eastman House


Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005 and 2010 speak to sites and events related to the key corporations involved in this transformation, such as Kodak, Agfa and Ilford. As an artist working in photography for the past thirty years, Burley has been both an observer and a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses both the emergence of a new technology, which irrevocably changed photography, as well as the abrupt and rapid breakdown of a century old industry, which embodies the medium’s material culture.

For further information, please visit: www.eastmanhouse.org

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Human Rights Human Wrongs


HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS

February 6 – April 6, 2015
The Photographers' Gallery
London, UK


Human Rights Human Wrongs explores the role images play in helping us understand the case for human rights through the use of more than 200 original press prints, drawn from the prestigious Black Star collection of twentieth century photoreportage. The exhibition addresses how photographs have historically functioned in raising awareness of international conflict. This exhibition is presented by the Photographers' Gallery in collaboration with the Ryerson Image Centre and Autograph ABP and has been made possible with generous support from TD Bank Group.

For further information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1v5wY52

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Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness


ROBERT BURLEY: THE DISAPPEARANCE OF DARKNESS

February 28 – May 24, 2015
Art Gallery of Hamilton


Robert Burley: The Disappearance of Darkness examines both the dramatic and historical demise of film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms. The photographs taken between 2005 and 2010 speak to sites and events related to the key corporations involved in this transformation, such as Kodak, Agfa and Ilford. As an artist working in photography for the past thirty years, Burley has been both an observer and a participant in this radical transition. This exhibition addresses both the emergence of a new technology, which irrevocably changed photography, as well as the abrupt and rapid breakdown of a century old industry, which embodies the medium’s material culture.

For further information, please visit: www.artgalleryofhamilton.com

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OFFSITE EXHIBITION

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THE TORONTO STAR/PAN AM: SIXTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY


THE TORONTO STAR/PAN AM: SIXTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

On view until August 15, 2015
Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University (341 Yonge Street)
Also on display to Pan Am and Parapan Am ticketholders at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (50 Carlton Street)


Curated by RIC director Paul Roth, this slideshow projection includes over 125 photographs from the Toronto Star’s coverage of the games since 1955. The Star donated their photographic archive to the Toronto Public Library in 2014 and Roth, working with photo-researcher Carol Elder, looked through decades of Pan Am coverage before making the final selection. From powerful images of runners crossing the finish line, to snapshots of spectacular gymnastic routines, these photographs capture Canada’s relationship with the games and the great physical prowess of our athletes. 

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