ViewPoint Gallery is proud to announce the four selected artists for New Light: Emerging Photographers.
Adam Lanigan, Tasso Dikaios, Laurel Rath, and Katie McKay
It was a tough decision for the seasoned jury which made their choices based on technical execution, print quality, coherence, narrative, quality, and composition of the works. We would like to thank all those who submitted their incredible pieces and invite everyone to the opening reception of the show on September 5th, Thursday at 6pm. The Artists’ Talk will take place on September 15th, Sunday, at 2pm.
Adam focuses notably on urban landscape photography with the help of both analog and digital technology. His submission samples quiet moments within urban environments by simplifying the typical noise and clutter into smaller, typically geometric constructions. He finds it challenging to scour underappreciated and derided parts of the environment for a combination of lines, tones and colour that somehow evokes a reaction or an emotion.
North East x South West is a series by Katie McKay in collaboration with former Haligonian Tarek Al-Zand. As a native Montrealer, Katie moved to Halifax in 2004 to live closer to the sea. Armed with a Pentax K100 and a roll of black and white film, Katie captured images of Halifax and then sent the roll to Tarek who lives on the west coast to double expose the roll. The resulting series involves the meeting of two cities from opposite coasts through two sets of eyes which demonstrates the synchronicity between two photographers from different time zones.
With a background in Marine Biology, Limnology and Fine Arts, Laurel hopes to make art that will be meaningful to both her and the public. In visiting various parts of Nova Scotia, she saw much evidence of high seas and moving shorelines. The photos represent the shorelines while the sculptural wire signifies the current shore and its shadow, the historical shore. The title searise is not an actual word but a play on sunrise. It is her hope that the series will cause the viewers to reflect upon the shores and the potential fate caused by the rising seas.
When Tasso discovered street photography, he realized that he had been seeing poignant flashes of his world, in a way that was very similar to the “decisive moment” of classic street photography. These seemingly random moments in time, these instances, and glimpses could be permanently captured. It was at that point that he realized his “visions” could be expressed and shared with the world, too.
Images © Adam Lanigan, Laurel Rath, Katie McKay, Tasso Dikaios. All Rights Reserved.