Spent the Winter Break working on a new body of work in Havana, Cuba thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts! Without this funding there is no way I would be able to accomplish this project! A little sneak peak…. but a much larger project is coming.
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!
It has been an insanely busy time and I seem to be playing "catch-up" quite often. You will see my rambling attempts to do that, here, over the next few weeks!
In 2016, I was fortunate to share my work in Braga, Portugal at the Encontros da Imagem, "Memory Lab of Happiness" exhibition.
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!
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.
I am pleased to share the news that my work in included in the DongGang International Photography Festival along with Sean Dooley, Cang Xin, Mirray Ballerd, Jose Luis Cuevas, Sebastian Szyd, Andrew Esiebo, Liz Hingley, Ng Swan Ti, Estan Cabigas, Stanley Fung, Alinka Echeverria, Fernando Montiel Fline and Sarah Sudoff.
Bart Gazzola of 103.7FM CFBU's Niagara Voices and Views interviews artist and Brock University Department of Visual Arts professor Amy Friend, whose exhibition, Assorted Boxes of Ordinary Life, is currently running at Rodman Hall Art Centre.
AMY FRIEND will speak about her new work, Assorted Boxes of Ordinary Life, curated by Marcie Bronson.
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7 pm
Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines
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.
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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!
If you would like to read a bit of the interview from December on AM 610 with Larry Fedoruk, follow the link! http://www.610cktb.com/news/2015/12/10/brock-instructors-art-makes-times-list-of-top-10-magazine-covers-for-2015
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!
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.