Thursday, November 20, 2008

Canadian Landscapes - REGNUM MARIANUM

Photography Exhibition in Budapest
A new exhibition of photographs exploring the Canadian Landscape will be sent to Budapest where they will be exhibited at the REGNUM MARIANUM.
The 11 photographers represented in the exhibition are: Alex Brzezinski, Gwylan Goddard, Geza Hermann, Victor Kapas, Anne Kmetyko, Emilia Kun, Rose Szasz, Attila Szell, Gabor Szilasi, Vivian Tors, Steve Zoni. Images include both black and white and colour, digital colour images as well as traditional black and white silver prints.
The nineteen photographs traveling to Budapest celebrate the variety of seasons we all experience in Canada. There are images depicting the natural beauty of snow, rocks, lakes, and sunsets. There are also images showing the intervention by humans in the landscape. The rural towns and hayfields along the St. Lawrence River, the houses and churches, roads, and bridges built over the years to enable people to move around in the landscape. Most of the photographs were made within the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick since more than half of the photographers had taken part in the Tantramar Photography Workshop directed by Gabor Szilasi in New Brunswick this past summer. One image depicts the newly named territory of Nunavut.
This exhibition of Canadian Landscape Photographs was curated by Anne Kmetyko for the Canadian Hungarian Artists Collective (CHAC) based in Montreal under the direction of Andrea Blanar. Jury members Alex Brzezinski, Anne Kmetyko, and Gabor Szilasi made the selection of nineteen photographs for the exhibition. Forty photographs had been submitted. The REGNUM MARIANUM had requested between fifteen and twenty for their space.
CHAC wishes to thank the director of REGNUM MARIANUM in Budapest for inviting them to organize an exhibition of Canadian images. CHAC also thanks the photographers for their enthusiastic participation and the jury members for their experienced selection duties.

from the CHAC website

Friday, October 24, 2008

Night or Nocturnes - Artist Showcase

My first foray into Photoshop collages, layers and blend modes. I went out late and took photographs of all the commercial establishments in Montreal West. I made six tableaus utilizing these images - at one point in the creative process I observed that if the two layers were very slightly misaligned it gave an interesting glow to the edges of each structure. One of my first sales; and bad debt!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Art Keeps us Together

HUVAC & CHAC group exhibition
Throughout history and in all cultures visual artists have played a major role in reflecting the world in which they live. In Canada, some artists of Hungarian origin have given expression to their immigrant experience, others have so completely integrated into the Canadian art scene that one might be surprised to discover that they hail from Hungary. Many Canadian artists are attempting to enrich their art through explorations of their Hungarian roots.

The Canadian Hungarian Artists Collective (CHAC) of Montreal and the Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada (HUVAC) of Toronto have attempted to bring together a number of artists.The ice has been broken finally, and the two art groups had a joint exhibition in Toronto at the Hungarian Canadian Cultural from May 3rd to 11th, 2008

Below a sad photo of my work shown there (the two on the left are mine

Monday, March 24, 2008

Geometry- Artists’ Showcase-Montreal West Town Hall-Spring 2008

I was told you should always try and get a photo of your work when it is hung up, but I am of remiss when it is close by at the Montreal west Town Hall (and there is no vernissage)