Tony Fouhse Workshop / August 2013
La Petite Mort Gallery Presents our New Series of Monthly Workshops:
LIVE A LITTLE: TACTICS AND STRATEGIES TO ADD RISK TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY with TONY FOUHSE
August 21, 2013 / 7 – 10pm @ La Petite Mort Gallery
$95 + HST per person$25 + HST for students
TO REGISTER CONTACT:
*available in person or by phone (613-860-1555) at LPM Gallery on Fridays only
It is through risk-taking that progress is made. This workshop will cover ways and means to introduce some risk to your photography, mainly through a discussion of tactics and strategies for working with your chosen subject matter. It will also touch on some technical and editing approaches that will allow for more creative freedom. No risk, no reward.
We will begin with a brief discussion about the joy of getting out of your comfort zone. From there the workshop will touch on the importance of the project in photography and will outline the various kinds of projects that lend themselves to a risk-taking approach.
STUDENTS CAN EXPECT:
– an artist talk by Tony and his style with a sampling of his work
– to discuss ways to ascertain what may be important and true to each individual photographer
– a discussion of the strategies and tactics that can be used to open up how photographers approach their chosen subject
– we will touch on the importance of editing and how that, too, rewards risk
WHAT TO BRING:
Your brains and an open mind.
A bit of lust for life will be important, too.
Tony’s work has always been about the edge. He’s drawn to those areas and populations of North America that are on the perimeter of something. That might mean the back roads of Mississippi or a block in downtown Ottawa. Once there he makes contact. If there is any art to what he does, it is in that, the contact and collaboration with his subjects. He considers his photographs to be merely souvenirs.
See more at: http://www.lapetitemortgallery.com/tony-fouhse/
“When Tony Fouhse first exhibited his stylized photographs of crack addicts made on a street corner in Ottawa, Canada, he was unsure what the reaction of the opening-night audience would be. But he knew that some of those in attendance would approve: the subjects themselves. Mr. Fouhse’s photographs put a twist in the ongoing argument about making art out of suffering and making commodities from pictures of misfortune. When his photographs are on view at La Petite Mort, you can see the art inside and the reality outside”.
– New York Times, July 2009
WORKSHOP PRESS RELEASE:
Step inside the mind of an artist. Expand your field of vision.
Beginning August 15th, LPM Gallery will launch an artist-directive, in-gallery
workshop series working to engage and educate audiences through select
artists’ distinct creative practices.
Each workshop will operate under an overarching theme unique to the chosen
artist. The evening will consist of an introduction/lecture component led by the
artist and will progress into a hands-on, directed workshop from which the group
will work under the proposed subjects and/or processes. Through acts of open
dialogue and intimate exchange, participants will walk away with new tools of
perception as given through the artists’ own unique practices.
This in-gallery workshop series marks a new chapter for LPM gallery in a
commitment to building a community driven model that will focus on integrative
educative and collaborative initiatives. The workshop series will begin with artists
Olivia Johnston and Raheleh Sanele, two of Ottawa’s brightest young talents as
well as internationally respected photographer Tony Fouhse. To be sure, people
of all levels of interest, ability, and membership within the arts are encouraged to
We must each work to challenge ourselves in pushing the limits of what is known
onto the edge of the unfamiliar and strange. Personal direction can only ever be
granted through a reception to new ideas.
As such, LPM gallery is looking to establish a series that is not simply didactic
but expansive, collaborative and reactive. The experience will allow for a
transformation of the traditional, systematic artist-viewer relationship – offering
the chance to look both into an artist’s work, and from a different angle, into
personal interests or patterns. Through this shifted dynamic, LPM Gallery hopes
to create a forum in which to see with new clarity through and beyond the frame.
– written by Adam Barbu
For more information on each of the workshops, contact Gillian King (firstname.lastname@example.org)