Scotiabank Photography Award Winner: Angela Grauerholz

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“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ― Ansel Adams

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Earlier this week, Scotiabank named Angela Grauerholz as the winner of the 5th annual Scotiabank Photography Award.

As the largest annual peer-nominated and peer-reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography, the Scotiabank Photography Award includes a $50,000 cash prize, a solo Primary Exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre during the 2016 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and a book of the winner’s work to be published and distributed worldwide by renowned art book publisher, Gerhard Steidl.

Angela Grauerholz is known for work that feels as if it were plucked from a dream, with a uniquely personal and philosophical insight that brings an unparalleled depth and presence to her photographs.

Some of Angela’s incredible work…

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NKPR is honoured to work with the Scotiabank Photography Award celebrating amazing contemporary Canadian photography and we look forward to seeing Angela’s exhibition next year!

 

Full Art Mode Inside NKPR: VIP Invite & Highlights

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The countdown is officially on!

With Love Art Fair kicking off this weekend, and both Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Scotiabank Photography Award on the horizon, we’re in full art mode inside NKPR.

While we daydream about our favourite pieces, here are this week’s art highlights…

Love Art Fair

Calling all friends of NKPR: We invite you to join us at the advance private view of Love Art Fair. Be the first to view hundreds of original artworks, enjoy a drink by Gentleman Jack, and experience a live performance by Opera Atelier.

Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Location: Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place (entrance off Nunavut Road)
RSVP: denise@nkpr.net

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Scotiabank Photography Award

Angela Grauerholz is one of the three finalists competing for the 2015 Scotiabank Photography Award, alongside Rafael Goldchain and Isabelle Hayeur. This year’s SPA winner will be announced on May 6.

This photograph by Grauerholz is a gelatin silver print on RC paper. Grauerholz is known for her dense, dreamlike black and white photographs, her iconic images and more recently, her coloured images and alternate methods of photographic production.

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Le Bateau 1986 by Angela Grauerholz

 

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

The New Gods is a collaboration between Montreal-based Josée Pedneault and Mexico City-based Alejandro Garcia Contreras. Through a series of striking large-scale photographs, their project examines fantastical rites of spring that have emerged spontaneously within an isolated village in the mountains of southern Mexico.

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The New Gods by Josée Pedneault and Alejandro Garcia Contreras; On display at Typology Projects from May 7 – June 14

What inspires you to buy art? Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!

Inside NKPR: All About the Art!

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Springtime inside NKPR is all about the art!

Kicking off the art season next week, we wait (not so patiently) for the second instalment of the Love Art Fair; a simple yet inspiring environment for high-quality contemporary art.

Following the Fair, we’ll have the inside scoop on the upcoming announcement of the winner of the Scotiabank Photography Award, plus the highly anticipated CONTACT Photography Festival!

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned vet, this year you’re sure to find inspiration for that piece you’ve been searching for!

Here are some highlights from the upcoming Love Art Fair, Scotiabank Photography Award and the CONTACT Photography Festival…

Love Art Fair

Unicorn by Marjorie Campbell
Alison Milne Gallery
On display at the Thompson Toronto Hotel, April 7-16
Available for purchase at Love Art Fair, April 17-19

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This life size sculpture is made of wool, wire, glass marbles, thread, found wood, and gold leaf, by Marjorie Campbell, a fibre artist who resides in Toronto. Inspired by forest and fauna, her work is both realistic and whimsical. She explores the possibilities of felt in a soft and gentle world where life is heightened and magic exists. As wool is pulled and forms are sculpted, alluring and complex worlds emerge, and the persona of the animal reveals itself.

 Scotiabank Photography Award

Self-Portrait as Edmund Precelman (Officer) b. Poland, 1890s d. Poland, early 1940s by Rafael Goldchain

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Rafael Goldchain is one of the three finalists competing for the 2015 Scotiabank Photography Award, alongside Angela Grauerholz and Isabelle Hayeur. This year’s SPA winner will be announced on May 6.

This photograph is a part of Goldchain’s “I Am My Family”, a collection of digitally altered self-portrait photographs where Goldchain re-enacts familial others through genetic resemblance. Through the conventions of the portrait photograph, these self-portraits suggest that we look at family photographs in order to know ourselves through the photographic trace left by our lost ancestors.

CONTACT Photography Festival

Water Pump With Hoses on Orange by Jimmy Limit
On display at Clint Roenish Gallery from April 30-May 30, and on billboards across Canada from May 1-31.

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This photograph is a part of Surplus, Jimmy Limit’s featured exhibition at CONTACT. For his compositions, Jimmy Limit selects objects based on their formal qualities, often avoiding items with clear functions. Inspired by industrial supply catalogues and store flyers, the St. Catharines, Ontario-based artist uses colourful hardware store goods and industrial or domestic wares. He lifts these common objects out of context, alters their appearance, and combines them in strange and compelling ways. His precariously-arranged scenes may only last for a moment, but his seductive images have the deceptive gloss of advertisements. Limit’s photographs conflate function, merchandising, and desire, drawing attention to the complex relationship between product and consumer.

What’s your favourite piece of art? Tweet us at @NatashaNKPR!

Toronto Fashion Week: NKPR’s Top SS15 Picks

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Oh Toronto Fashion Week…that glorious time of year when the city dives deep into the fashion world and comes out a little more polished and way more fab! As usual NKPR was wrapped up in fashion all week long, whether in the audience at Christopher Bates, backstage with Mikhael Kale or on the runway with Rudsak. Even though Toronto Fashion Week is over, we’ve still got the fashion fever!

We’ve rounded up some of our top looks from our favourite designers that rocked the runway last week at David Pecault Square…

Christopher Bates

Contemporary menswear designer, Christopher Bates, showcased his Spring/Summer 2015 collection on the runway at the Fashion Week last Wednesday. Pulling inspiration from The English Patient, the collection featured whites, khakis and sand hues reminiscent of the desert landscapes seen in the film. The collection is bright yet sophisticated and edgy, capturing a safari-resort vibe that will no doubt have people planning their next retreat down south.

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Rudsak

Rudsak unveiled it’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, the new era of cool, last week at Toronto Fashion Week. Entering it’s 21st year, Rudsak paired the brand’s notorious rocker leather pieces with sport chic-inspired street-wear, creating an innovative and edgy look, perfectly embodying all that is cool. The collection, comprised primarily of Rudsak’s traditional black pieces, featured accents of oranges, reds and whites that, along with the athletic accessories, perfectly brought the collection together.

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Mikhael Kale

As one of the most highly-anticipated shows at Toronto Fashion Week, Mikhael Kale’s Spring/Summer 2015 Collection was nothing short of amazing. The unique, dynamic collection featured pieces with provocative cutouts, hand-dyed organza, crystal beading and clear latex showcasing Kale’s unique ability to highlight the female form. Kale’s inventive and inspiring designs wrapped up Fashion Week on the ultimate high note and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

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What was your favourite runway show from Toronto Fashion Week? Tweet us your thoughts at @natashakpr!

SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at more than 175 venues throughout the city! During the month of May, an extensive range of exhibitions, public installations, films, lectures, and workshops are presented to more than one million people.
To celebrate this year’s theme, “Identity”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

Steven Beckly, Untitled, 2013
Steven Beckly, Untitled, 2013
Stephen Myers, Passage (du Temps), Normandy, 2012
Stephen Myers, Passage (du Temps), Normandy, 2012
Sayuri - PCI Student, A Casual Morning Walk, 2013
Sayuri – PCI Student, A Casual Morning Walk, 2013
Gariné Tcholakian, Village Life, 2010
Gariné Tcholakian, Village Life, 2010
Ryan Emberley, CANDID 1, 2012
Ryan Emberley, CANDID 1, 2012

 

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SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at more than 175 venues throughout the city! During the month of May, an extensive range of exhibitions, public installations, films, lectures, and workshops are presented to more than one million people.
To celebrate this year’s theme, “Identity”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

Matthew Kudelka, Midway 285, 2013
Matthew Kudelka, Midway 285, 2013
Matthew Kudelka, Dancers 812, 2013
Matthew Kudelka, Dancers 812, 2013
Celia Moase, Winnie, 27, 2013
Celia Moase, Winnie, 27, 2013
heda photography, In Color, 2013
heda photography, In Color, 2013
Gariné Tcholakian, Twin Souls, 2012
Gariné Tcholakian, Twin Souls, 2012

 

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SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at more than 175 venues throughout the city! During the month of May, an extensive range of exhibitions, public installations, films, lectures, and workshops are presented to more than one million people.
To celebrate this year’s theme, “Identity”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

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Xposé presented by CAPIC
Max Dean, Studio Sketches, 2014
Max Dean, Studio Sketches, 2014
Maureen O'Connor, The Visitation, 2013
Maureen O’Connor, The Visitation, 2013
Shaun Moore, Trinity Bellwoods Squirrel, 2008
Shaun Moore, Trinity Bellwoods Squirrel, 2008
Marie Heintzman, Cheetah 01, Zambia, 2014
Marie Heintzman, Cheetah 01, Zambia, 2014

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival: Photos of the Week

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at more than 175 venues throughout the city! During the month of May, an extensive range of exhibitions, public installations, films, lectures, and workshops are presented to more than one million people.

To celebrate this year’s theme, “Identity”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

Mary Sibande, I Have Not, I Have, 2010, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery MOMO
Mary Sibande, I Have Not, I Have, 2010, Courtesy of the artist and Gallery MOMO
Meryl McMaster, Wind Play, 2012, courtesy of Katzman Contemporary
Meryl McMaster, Wind Play, 2012, courtesy of Katzman Contemporary
Shelley Niro, The 500 Year Itch, 1992, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Shelley Niro. Photo © NGC
Shelley Niro, The 500 Year Itch, 1992, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © Shelley Niro. Photo © NGC
Zanele Muholi, Zanele Muholi, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 2011, © Zanele Muholi and Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg
Zanele Muholi, Zanele Muholi, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 2011, © Zanele Muholi and Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg
Holly Bynoe, Imperial , 2010
Holly Bynoe, Imperial , 2010

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SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at more than 175 venues throughout the city! During the month of May, an extensive range of exhibitions, public installations, films, lectures, and workshops are presented to more than one million people.

To celebrate this year’s theme, “Field of Vision”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

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June 13, 1930, 1120 Yonge Street by Arthur S. Goss. On display at the Ryerson Image Centre.

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Female Woodpecker by Sara Angelucci. On display at Art Gallery of York University.

3.Doug Ischar

Marginal Waters by Doug Ischar. On display at Gallery 44 .

4.Arnaud Maggs

Pierrot Turning twelve o’clock by Arnaud Maggs. On display at  the Ryerson Image Centre.

Canada. Toronto. 2012.

Food by Martin Parr. On display at Metro Hall and Pearson International Airport.

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SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL: PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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One of our favourite cultural events in Toronto is the internationally acclaimed Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Every year it is incredibly inspiring to see all of the amazing art and photography displayed at more than 175 venues throughout the city! During the month of May, an extensive range of exhibitions, public installations, films, lectures, and workshops are presented to more than one million people.

To celebrate this year’s theme, “Field of Vision”, we are counting down our top five photos every week!

1.Broomberg and Chanarin

Shirley by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. On display at Gallery TPW R&D project space.

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The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska by Sebastião Salgado. On display at the Royal Ontario Museum.

3.MichaelCook

Little Italy by Michael Cook. On display at LCD screens at Bloor (N & S platforms), St Andrews (S platform), Dundas (S platform).

4.Sara Angelucci

Heath Hen by Sara Angelucci. On display at the Art Gallery of York University.

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Food by Martin Parr. On display at Metro Hall and Pearson International Airport.

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