Diana Krall and ... me? Where? Why?

Here I am at Massey Hall with Diana Krall after her wonderful, Turn up the Quiet concert. If you have the chance to catch her in concert you will see my work included on stage! It was an especially rewarding project and Ms. Krall was an exceptional person to work with.

I would also like to say, thank you, to the Ontario Arts Council. I was able to make some of this work which ended up here with the Grants that they provide for artists! GO OAC! 

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IF you are in Windsor! Check out SB Contemporary

Last Fall I was invited to exhibit several pieces in the show, The Story of Things, at SB Contemporary. It was wonderful to see family and friends and new faces at the opening! Here is one piece that was included the exhibition with artists, Ken Giles, Susan Gold, Graeme Skelton, and Carla Winterbottom. This exhibition highlights the photo-based works of these five artists. Currently SB Contemporary has Salon 17 - Select Gallery Artists on view! 

I would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for their continued support! 

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I have quite a bit of catching up to do.

It is already 2017! The past year flew by with so much happening. I will take this time to play a little catch up. 

In August I was invited to participate in the Getxo Photography Festival (Spain). It was an incredible experience! I have never met so many wonderful people. The Getxo website has extensive coverage of the festival that has been running for 10 years. 

OPENING SOON! 

My work is featured in GUP Magazine #48 — MIXING IT UP!

Let’s not play this too safe. It’s easy to talk about photography like it’s just one thing, but that’s not really an accurate picture. Not anymore. There’s lens-less photography, there’s camera-less photography, there are photographs manipulated far beyond the ‘moment’ they were captured, there are artists who work with photographs without ever taking a single shot themselves. Art is meant to push, and within the field of photography, there’s a lot of heated pushing and shoving.

GUP#48, Mixing It Up, is filled with images and projects from artists that are pushing photography's definition, from lens-less photography to camera-less photography, to artists who work with found imagery. The issue also features an interview with Noémie Goudal by Nora Uitterlinden and a long-read article by Editor-at-Large Erik Vroons on interfering with photographs aesthetically to arrive at a new truth.

Photographers highlighted in the magazine include: Laurence Aëgerter, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Marcus DeSieno, David Fathi, Amy Friend, Kazuto Ishikawa, Sophie Kahn, Seba Kurtis, Louviere + Vanessa, Mark Page, Alison Rossiter, Ksenia Yurkova, among others.

You may have noticed the new website

I have been working on getting a new site up for quite a while. Finally, something has materialized. IT is a bit glitchy and not completely finished, but it is here. More additions and alterations to be made soon! 

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10.Oceans and Silkworms
AMY FRIEND
ASSORTED BOXES OF ORDINARY LIFE
 
Curated by Marcie Bronson
January 29 to May 1, 2016
 
Opening Reception
Thursday, January 28, 7 pm
 
HOT TALK
Thursday, February 25, 7 pm
 
Inspired by a small found archive of personal photographs, documents, and objects, Amy Friend presents a new body of photo-based work that considers how identity comprises both fact and fiction. Composing images by overlaying fragments of the archive with anonymous secondhand photographs and her own original photographs, she infers narratives from the minimal details the remnants provide. Ambiguous and morphing, these composite images at once explore and confuse the history they reference, and Friend uses this to reflect how we understand and interpret the people around us. When anomalous threads appear and begin to unravel the fabric of stories we think we know, we call into question what is accepted as truth. So little can say so much, and even greater is the unexplored mystery of the spaces between what is known.

Dare alla Luce monograph released!

I am drastically behind as usual with my postings here! But, exciting news the monograph of the Dare alla Luce work is now released. I may be a little biased, but I am so pleased with the book. Thanks to photolucida for all of their support and work in making this happen! Follow the link below for ordering details and see more from Photolucida HERE! Cover_Dare

Upcoming Monograph!

Exciting News! This November I have a monograph of my work from the Dare alla Luce series coming out! Published by Photolucida. See sneak peak below and if you would like to read a bit more there is a brief interview on Photolucida's site.

There will also be a limited edition monograph available, stay tuned or email me if you would like more information.

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