New work on sale at “Evolution” show

I’m delighted to be part of the “Evolution” show opening tomorrow at North York Arts Centre on Yonge Street near Sheppard Avenue West. Evolution (Four years together) is mixed-media art exhibit that celebrates the artwork done by Art Starts’ Platform A micro-grant recipients, 2013-17. There’ll be spoken word, videos, documentaries, African dance, belly dance, hip-hop dance, drag show, visual arts, sculptures and much more. The evening promises to be very lively and will be my first time seeing so many artists’ work together blending cultures and embracing community!

About my work:

Surface Excess is about the layers of time that pass us on a daily basis. Combining images of nature, a city in passing and humanity together through 35mm double exposure photography allows the blending of ever changing materials into one succinct metaphor. Existence and an acknowledgement of temporality are ideas in conversations using the motifs of leaves, color, light, shadow, form and landscape. The use of analogue materials (35mm film) is essential to the authentic layering of passing moments in time.Using the tactile quality of film makes me appreciate how precious each negative is, there only being 24 or 36 exposures per roll. It is through the medium of film photography that I must calculate each negative per roll of film, to understand not to be trigger-happy, to be as calm and appreciative of moments in time and to candidly record them, to remember that to make a good photo, you have to live or aspire to live in that frame or that perfect moment in passing. Otherwise, what worth is there to being behind the lens?

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Opening Reception July 6th
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Facebook link to the event – click here

Exhibition Days
July 7th to 26th

Gallery Hours
Tuesdays to Fridays
1 pm to 6 pm

Address
Toronto Centre for the Arts
North York Arts
5040 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 6R8

 

My book is ready!

I can finally announce that my book is printed and just about ready for its launch this Friday, June 9th from 7-10pm at bikeSauce!

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You can imagine how nervous I was waiting to see and touch the publication. Naturally I’m a little but nervous for how it will be received – only one participants has seen his image. That’s John Gibson, the gentleman that has been on the poster you may have already seen.

The book will cost $15 CAD (incl. HST) and will be on sale at bikeSauce. On the night of the launch, proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards the fundraiser No Bici, No Fiesta, there’s also a film screening fundraiser I highly recommend checking out at CineCycle on June 10th. There’s going to be a range of films being show that talk about Mexican bicycle culture. Beer, food, merchandise and a super raffle are some more great reasons to attend the CineCycle event.

My book will also be on sale at the A Show on June 22nd at Artscape Youngplace – this will be where you can see more of my fellow Micro-grant recipients’ work and also my installation of the portraits! Organized by ArtStarts check out their website for ways to participate in their projects!

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Links of interest:

Aine’s book launch at bikeSauce

Facebook link for No Bici No Fiesta event June 1oth

Facebook link for Artscape Youngplace event June 22nd

Book launch June 9th at bikeSauce

It is my pleasure to announce….
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You are invited to bikeSauce for the launch of “Double Exposure: Cyclists of Toronto” on June 9th, 7-10pm.

This book features 35mm film double exposure portraits of 16 cyclists & their favourite places to cycle in Toronto and the GTA. The book is about cycling and the meaning of memory and space. Portrait sessions resulted in a series of unique double exposure portraits taken at select locations. Together, as photographer and participant, we created these portraits that blend and embed person and place together.

Proceeds from the sale of the book will go towards the fundraising event “No Bici, No Fiesta”, organized by bikeSauce and volunteers. Vegetarian food will be served and there will be creative activities to get involved in. Please note that bikeSauce will not be doing any bike repairs on this evening.

Here’s the facebook event link 🙂
https://www.facebook.com/events/1319851878122542/?notif_t=event_description_mention&notif_id=1495052399197963

 

Best wishes,

Áine Belton