Edward Burtynsky at Smithy Center for the Arts
On the 1st Floor: Edward Burtynsky Photographs
Glimmerglass Film Days is honored to present a selection of photographs by internationally acclaimed artist Edward Burtynsky, one of Canada's most respected photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over sixty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. Edward Burtynsky’s imagery explores the collective impact we as a species are having on the surface of the planet; an inspection of the human systems we've imposed onto natural landscapes. Mr. Burtynsky’s distinctions include the TED Prize, the Rencontres d’Arles Outreach Award, and the Rogers Best Canadian Film. He is an Officer of The Order of Canada.
Edward Burtynsky collaborated with filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier to create the stunning award-winning film Watermark, shot in high-definition video and full of panoramic aerial perspectives.
This exhibition is curated by Sydney L. Waller and Megan A. Irving and sponsored by Glimmerglass Film Days/Otsego 2000, The Cooperstown Art Association, The Smithy Center for the Arts and Northeast Transit, Madison NY, with additional generous support from Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC.
On the 2nd Floor: Black Maria Film Festival(BMFF) selected independent shorts:
Four works from BMFF’s Global Insights Collection will play continuously during gallery hours. One weekend only. Vincent Grenier: two meditative pieces experimenting with water and light from one of the most rigorous filmmakers of the experimental cinema. Jack Cronin: a film exploring the Huron River in Michigan as a place of spectacle and reverie; and Walter Ungerer (Camden, Maine): a sublime abstract time-lapse video focusing on the dissolution of ice into water.
Water Color (Fall Creek) – 2014 - by Vincent Grenier, Ithaca, NY.
What was, what has become, what's left, what's new, what is, what is made up, what is lighted, reflected, hidden, made transparent, or unknown, different rates of changes, matter of various kinds all intent on affirming competing realities, spread themselves on the screen both literally and figuratively. The filmmaker explores a stunning subterranean and liquid world.
Rivergarden – 2014 - by Jack Cronin, Ann Arbor, MI.
Filmed along the Huron River and Malletts Creek in Ann Arbor and Dexter, Michigan, “Rivergarden” explores the river as a place of spectacle and reverie. The film includes uncommon images of light, moving water, and the filmmaker's winsome children.
Burning Bush – 2010 - by Vincent Grenier, Ithaca, NY
This vivid experimental work is made from a series of real time and time-lapse images of a red Euonymus bush. The Euonymus in the fall displays such startling saturated color that it appears to be unreal. This fall phenomenon has long been a fascination of the artist whose intent is to activate shared qualities present in the make up of the digital media image and that of the physical world it is representing.
ICI – 2014 - by Walter Ungerer, Camden, ME.
Time-lapse video clips form the basis of this work. The film begins as an evolution of abstract images continuously changing in color, shape and texture. As the film plays out, it slowly reveals the origin and identity of the subject matter.
Edward Burtynsky Image Information:
Photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Cerro Prieto Geothermal Power Station
Baja, Mexico, 2012
Chromogenic Colour print on Kodak Endura
Image size: 39 x 52 inches on 39 x 52 inch
Mounted. Signed in ink on archival label affixed to mount verso. 0115557 Premier Paper; printed 2013
Edward Burtynsky, Cerro Prieto Geothermal Power Station Baja, Mexico, 2012
The Smithy Center for the Arts. 55 Pioneer Street. Cooperstown, NY
Opening Night Party November 7, 7:30-9. Tickets Required.
Free admission gallery hours:
Nov. 7-9, Friday and Saturday, 12-6PM/ Sunday, 12-5PM;
Nov. 14, 15 & 16: Friday 12-4PM, Saturday 12-6PM, Sunday, 12-5PM
Other hours by appointment.
Still from “ICI” by Walter Ungerer - Black Maria Global Insights collection
Still from “Water Color (Fall Creek)” by Vincent Grenier - Black Maria Global Insights collection