“What Are We Looking At” – Exhibition & Workshops

Wed Sep 7 at 1:00 pm until
Fri Sep 30 at 1:00 pm

@ The Spill
414 George St. N
Peterborough, ON

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday September 10, 7:00-9:00pm (Followed by live music from Parks & Rec) (They’re awesome!)

This exhibition presents the work of three stylistically different photographers — Esther Vincent’s panoramas, John Marris’ natural environments and industrial decay, and Bradley Boyle’s alternative sides of suburban living — and asks you as the viewer to take on a new role, examining possible connections and contributing to the exhibition!

Do you wish you could take better pictures but don’t know where to start? Have you ever wanted to talk about a picture but couldn’t find the words? “What Are We Looking At” invites you to learn about photography while helping to make the exhibition complete.

Join in on one (or both!!) of our FREE workshops and learn about creating stories and narrative from images, and all the technical camera skills you need to transform your own stories into photographs.

WORKSHOP #1: “Finding Stories in Photography” with John Marris Sept. 10, 10:00am-1:00pm at The Spill (FREE) Perfect for ALL AGES, a fun morning of exploring your creative ideas and making connections between the different pictures taken by the different photographers. Enjoy the playful and imaginative approach to images while producing narrative that will be POSTED ALONG SIDE THE PHOTOGRAPHS AND FORM PART OF THE EXHIBITION!!! Space is limited, please RSVP to John Marris: johnmarris@hotmail.com

WORKSHOP #2: “Finding the Right Buttons” with Esther Vincent Sept. 17, 11:00am-4:00pm at The Spill (FREE) Ever wonder what all the funky terms mean, like f- stop, shutter speed and ISO? Or maybe you just want a better understanding of how to compose a beautiful photograph. This workshop is open to ALL LEVELS AND ABILITIES and all camera styles from digital and film SLR through point and shoot and even cell phone cameras This workshop will focus on composition and the basic principles of creating an image. It includes time to go out and use your new skills and return to discuss your results! Space is limited, please RSVP to Esther Vincent: contact@evmustang.ca

FOR FULL DETAILS VISIT: http://www.evmustang.ca

Artist bios:

Esther Vincent learned about photography from her father, a professional, who taught her everything she wanted to know. She continues to learn and develop her style and technique and is always interested in talking shop or passing on tips. Her professional focus is on portraits, performance and commercial photography. Her photographs have been published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Pearl Magazine, The Dance Current: Canada’s National Dance Magazine, The Peterborough Examiner and Canadian Organic Grower among others.

John Marris has a background in journalism, graphic technology and a certain itinerant nature that has created a complex perspective on manufactured and apparently natural landscapes. Working in both colour and black and white, traditional film and digital photography, he continues to engage with the relationship between natural environments, indutrial decay and the photographer’s perspective. As part of this exploration John’s photographs are typically accompanied by a narrative that focuses the perspective of the viewer and draws connections between apparently diverse images.

Bradley Boyle has lived in Peterborough, Ontario, all his life. He uses photography as a way to explore alternative sides of suburban living in this small town, spending many of his teen years with a camera by his side. With creativity and attention to detail, his images are personal and reflect his unique perspective and invite the viewer to look more closely at the natural tension in his images. He is now working freelance and pursuing a career in advertising.


About Electric City Art Lodge

The Electric City Art Lodge is based in Peterborough, Ontario and focuses on the coverage of local artists, art and the artistic happenings of our city and beyond.
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