CAPIC is pleased to announce the Xposé 2022 Speaker Series. Two days of talks will be taking place in the gallery space throughout the run of the Xposé 2022 exhibition. The exhibition will be mounted from May 11th to May 22nd, 2022, at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site in Toronto.
Saturday, May 14th, 2022 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
Cory Wilyman in Conversation with Haley Chambers | The Path from Director of Photography to Gallery Owner
Wayne Salmon | The Kensington Market Project (2000-present)
Saturday, May 14th, 2022 | 2 – 4pm
Michelle Huisman | On Coming back to Photography
Thomas Brasch | The Business Behind the Practice: Notes on Sustaining a Career as a Lens-Based Artist
Sunday, May 15th, 2022 | 1 – 3pm
Generously Sponsored by B3K Digital
Shin Sugino in Conversation with Greg Brophy | Process and Practice
Marlene Hilton Moore | From Sculpture to Photography
Please scroll down for full details on the Xposé 2022 Speakers Series including descriptions, bios and links.
Shin Sugino in Conversation with Greg Brophy
Process and Practice
Join photographers Shin Sugino and Greg Brophy for a discussion on their respective photography careers and current artistic practices. Sugino and Brophy will discuss their use of the photopolymer gravure process in their work and expand on the printing technique itself. Sugino will expand on how this method has influenced his recent work and talk about his upcoming solo exhibition at the Leica Galleries in Tokyo and Kyoto, “Pilgrimage II: Leica as a Planary Indulgence.” Brophy will discuss his latest series, “Journal of the Plague Years.”
Born in Osaka, Japan, Shin Sugino immigrated to Canada at the age of 19 in 1968 to study Photography, Illustration and Cinema at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto. He began his career as a Fine Art Photographer, supplementing it as a Lecturer in the Fine Arts Department of Toronto’s York University. Beginning in 1980, he narrowed his focus, specializing as a Freelance Stills Photographer for feature film production in Canada, U.S.A., Spain and Austria. In 1986, he began his extraordinarily successful advertising photography studio, Sugino Studio. He pioneered digital shooting and imaging in Toronto in 1995. Beyond fine art and commercial photography, he has expanded his repertoire to include directing live action TV commercials
Shin’s editorial work has appeared in Toronto Life, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Camera Canada, Camera Mainichi, and in the Time-Life Photography Book Series. Some of his commercial clients include: General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus Kodak, Fuji, Nikon, Canon, Telus, Panasonic, Guinness, Molson, Labatt and Tim Horton’s.
Shin has won countless awards internationally. He has claimed advertising gold at Cannes in 1998 and 2002, and Cyber Gold in 2006. Other acclaim has come from The One Show, The Advertising & Design Club of Canada, Applied Arts, Photo District News, Communication Arts and Luerzer’s Archive. His work is represented in collections of the National Film Board, National Archives, Ontario Arts Council, Banff School of Fine Art and many private collections. In 2018, he was awarded Les Usherwood Life Time Achievement Award by Advertising Club Of Toronto.
Despite the escalating demands on his time, Shin has never forsaken his personal work; the last several years have been devoted to the wet collodion process, platinum print and photopolymer gravure.
Greg Brophy is a Brooklyn-based photographer who works to show what is happening in NYC and how it affects the people there. His current work “Journal of the Plague Years” talks about the pandemic and how it has affected him and others. He primarily works with medium and large format film and often uses alternative printing methods to connect the finished piece with the subject matter. He specializes in photopolymer gravure and handmade printing processes.
Cory Wilyman in Conversation with Haley Chambers
The Path from Director of Photography to Gallery Owner
Cory Wilyman will discuss his journey leaving a career in the film industry as a Director of Photography to open a successful fine art photography gallery.
Cory Wilyman is the Co-founder of The Cardinal Gallery in Toronto. The Cardinal is a creative exhibition space with a focus on showing fine art photography as well as providing a providing an inviting event venue for the fine arts community.
Haley Chambers is a curator and photographer. She is also the owner of Little Bee Creatives, a woman-owned company based in Toronto selling hand made items and artwork.
The Kensington Market Project (2000-present)
Beginning in the year 2000, I’ve been photographing Kensington Market with a Holga plastic lens camera. I’m interested in the Caribbean community and its relationship to the market. I also want to discuss my approach to making the project, while thinking about Transatlantic modes of art/music making by way of the Blues and Dub (Version). With this project I wanted to explore ideas around migration, absences, memory, remembering and becoming.
Toronto-based artist Wayne Salmon works in photography, film and installation. Born in Jamaica, he immigrated to Canada in the early 1980’s. Salmon’s work is concerned with Black sociality, particularly issues around history, migration, memory and becoming. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ryerson University.
Wayne was the founding editor of Umoja Urban Culture Magazine, and a co-founder and curator at Brickhouse Studio & Gallery, Salmon’s writings have appeared in various publications. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Canada and the US.
Marlene Hilton Moore
From Sculpture to Photography
As an artist, Marlene Hilton Moore has been a sculptor for the entirety of her long and illustrious career. A dozen years ago, she began to explore photography as a way to bring colour into her work. Join the artist as she speaks on the transformative power of photography to enhance her visual art practice while continuing to engage in sculpture.
Marlene Hilton Moore’s artwork engages the identity of the female in today’s society through sculpture, audiovisual installations, and photography. Her extensive schedule of solo and group exhibitions includes galleries in Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast.
Marlene has also been a recipient of many Public Art Commissions over the last twenty years. Her distinctive profile in Canadian visual arts is marked by outstanding achievements at local and national levels, particularly in the complex arena of Public Art and Monuments.
Marlene retired from her professorship at the School of Design and Visual Arts, Georgian College following a distinguished 25-year teaching career.
The Business Behind the Practice: Notes on Sustaining a Career as a Lens-Based Artist
Thomas’ style of lens-based abstraction is multi-layered, and provides a new narrative to how we can see conventional pictures from a new perspective through the use of powerful aesthetics. However, creativity only seems to be 20% of the work. The other 80% of a photography career is the business and promotional elements. Thomas will share his personal career journey, his successes and failures, and provide useful suggestions on how to make your mark without breaking the bank (too much).
Before embarking on his second career as a lens-based artist, Thomas Brasch (B.A., B.Ed., MBA) devoted thirty years to education (secondary school: sciences, French, and special education). Completely self-taught in analogue and digital photography, he is able to showcase his perceptions of beauty, turning the real into the the surreal. With a background in sciences, languages, education, and business, he is able to blend the skills he has learned and apply them to his artistic practice.
On Coming back to Photography
Join Michelle Leone Huisman as she talks about her experience of coming full circle back to photography. Learning from Professor Barbara Astman at Ontario College of Arts and Design about alternative processes in 4th year University was an influential highlight of her appreciation of unique creative processes. This experience led to selling her thesis project to Polaroid. After graduating from Ryerson University (renaming in process) Photographic Arts with Honors, Huisman left the Toronto area and started new business and creative adventures in Vancouver. Since that formative time, she has maintained an avid interest in alternative photography processes. After using her photographic background to support her set decorating and interior design businesses, she has come back to embrace her passion for alternative printing processes in fine art photography. This resurgent interest led to a wonderful introduction to Bob Carnie in 2019. Please join her as she talks about her experiences outside of photography and learning a 19th Century printing process called tri-colour gum bichromate over palladium.
The pandemic has inspired her to create two exhibitions. The first An Unexpected Collection features photographs of spoons broken during the 7pm cheer for first responders and has shown across Canada. The current exhibition Global Pandemic presents photographs of discarded face masks juxtaposed with objects from nature and paired with children’s fables.
Huisman uses a 19th Century printing technique called tri-colour gum bichromate over palladium. The timelessness, craftmanship and originality produced, resonates with her approach to fine art photography. This technique is reputed to maintain its quality for more than 500 years. She chose this technique out of a sense of archival responsibility. The enduring quality of the print ensures these stories can still be told for generations to come.
Working with and learning from photographic printmaker Bob Carnie has transformed Huisman’s photography experience. The process has added new shades of context and meaning to these collections.