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Timeslice: An imagery of time by Ralph Nevins

Raymond Aubin is an artist in contemporary photography who also writes critiques and reviews in visual and media arts. Imagine being able to see a whole movie at once, collapsed into a single still image. This is the intriguing experience that artist Ralph Nevins proposes at the Trinity Art Gallery of the Shenkman Arts Centre. […]

8 years and still going strong at SPAO

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) will open four concurrent exhibitions this afternoon, celebrating the culmination of the eighth year the school has been open. Exhibition No. 8, the annual portfolio survey, showcases the work of twelve senior students who have recently completed their second year of study: Sarah Anderson, Dante Penman, Matthew Bula, Reena Kokotailo, Angela […]

Photo Essay: Graffiti and street art

Today we present a short photo essay on shots of Ottawa graffi by Eric Watson, a local photographer and future blogger  (he is working on site where on photographic theory and the socio/cultural influences behind his photography). According to Eric, in some ways Ottawa is a relatively friendly place for street art. “These shots are from the House […]

A Gallery of Portraits: Exhibition at the Council for the Arts in Ottawa

Post by Shewit Kalaty. As soon as you walk into the photography exhibit at the Council of the Arts of Ottawa (CAO), a row of portraits from four young emerging artists immediately grabs your attention. Rawaa Ayoub, Freya Poirier, Emma Rath and Maya Wilson, whose ages range from 13 to 17, took each other’s portraits – […]

Julie MacCormack: Capturing Neighbourhoods

Festival X draws to a close this Sunday, leaving us photo junkies to find our fix elsewhere. Luckily, it’s never hard to find creative and interesting photography work in Ottawa – you just need to know where to look. And sometimes beautiful photographs turn up in the oddest of places. Like, for example, a local […]

Detail of work by Caleb Abbott at Fall Down Gallery

Caleb Abbott quietly intervenes during Festival X

We’ve been covering a lot of Festival X lately on Apartment613. The 10-day photography festival wraps up this Sunday, September 30, but if you haven’t had a chance to see any of the exhibitions yet, have no fear! Many of the projects are on-going, including Redeveloping the Core, a series of site-specific installations by Ottawa-based photographer Caleb […]

Marc Brzustowski - Bay of Islands.

Terra² + The Art of the Paintogram at Cube Gallery for Festival X

Meet Mark Seabrook and Marc André Brzustowski — two Canadian artists featured in Cube Gallery’s latest exhibition, Terra². The show offers a unique juxtaposition of the personal styles of each artist, and provides viewers with an authentic and contemporary approach to Canadian art (click here for a virtual tour). Seabrook is an Ojibwe artist, poet, writer, […]

Shoot Back. Shot back by Alejandro Bustos.

Shoot Back: Visual correspondence at Festival X

Imagine you have a pen pal that you never met, but instead of exchanging letters you only communicate via photographs sent through the mail. What images would you send? How would you respond? What interpretation would you give to the photos that you did receive? These intriguing questions lie at the heart of Shoot Back, a photographic exhibition […]

Kitchen, Level 200, The Diefenbunker, Ottawa (2010) by Leslie Hossack.

Fallout at the Diefenbunker for Festival X

One of the scariest traits of the human race is our ability to make insane moments appear normal. This unsettling thought forms the backdrop to Fallout, a new photographic exhibit at the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, by Ottawa artist Leslie Hossack, which tackles the paranoia and fear surrounding the threat of nuclear war during the […]

Jonathan Hobin returns with Little Lady / Little Man

Regular readers of Apartment613 will remember the haunting yet beautiful images from the show In The Playroom at the Dale Smith Gallery. Jonathan Hobin, the artist behind that show, returns with a new series on display at the City Hall Art Gallery. The show titled Little Lady / Little Man opens this evening with a reception […]