Dianne Bos – Revenant

Pinhole Photography

October 3 – November 23, 2014
Opening reception Friday October 3, 7-9:30pm
Pinhole Photography Workshop – Saturday October 4 & Sunday October 5 (more information available here)

Dianne Bos invitationJody Joseph, the Carnegie Gallery’s new “TBA” Curator, is pleased to announce that “Revenant,” a retrospective of Dianne Bos’ mysterious pinhole photographs, will inaugurate the Gallery’s new contemporary artspace TBA, with a show opening Friday, October 3, 7-9:30pm and continuing to November 23.  Dianne, an internationally-acclaimed photographer, grew up in Dundas.

In conjunction with her Exhibition, Bos will also teach a 2-day Pinhole Camera Workshop at the Carnegie Gallery, Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, where participants will make their own pinhole camera, learn to shoot with it, and how to process their images in an on-site darkroom.

Bos’ TBA Exhibition “Revenant” will feature a  is a selection of her pinhole work from the past 10 years including, fittingly for a Gallery that was a former library, some book camera pieces (photos taken with books converted into pinhole cameras).

The definition of “Revenant” is: “someone who returns after a long absence;” “a person or thing reborn” or “a supernatural being that returns from the dead,” like a ghost.  The show celebrates  Bos’ return to her hometown of Dundas including her literal return to the Carnegie building itself.  As she recounts: “My first library experience was in the children’s books area in the basement of the Carnegie when it was still a library.  I still remember reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and thinking ‘wow, reading books takes you to another world’.”

The Exhibition title has additional resonances for Bos: She explains, “My photography captures ghosts” referring to their often moody, other-worldly qualities and “I’m now in my ‘after the flood’ period after losing most of my work in the Calgary 2013 floods. The works being shown were spared as they were stored at my parents place in Dundas.”  A final connection to theme:  “In the early 80’s I was in a new wave band called TBA,” says Bos.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Dianne Bos received her B.F.A. from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, and currently divides her time between the foothills of the Rockies and the Pyrenees.

Her photographs have been exhibited internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981. Recent important national exhibitions of Dianne’s work include: ‘Light Echo’, an innovative installation at the McMaster Museum of Art, in collaboration with Astronomer Doug Welch, which linked celestial and earthly history; It’s You!: Unexpected Photographs from Papua New Guinea, at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Art Gallery, PEI., andReading Room at the Cambridge Galleries an exhibition exploring the book as a camera. Her work was also included in international exhibitions in Italy, France, Spain and Japan in 2011 and 2012.  Recent public art commissions include a large light box installation at Toronto’s VU condominiums entitled ‘Palimpsest’ and the banner design for the city of Calgary’s bridges in 2011.

Pinhole Photography Workshop with Dianne Bos
Make your own pinhole camer, shoot phots & make prints in a two day weekend workshop with the artist. No experience necessary. More information available here.

Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5, 10am-4pm
Carnegie Gallery Lower Level
10 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario
$125 (includes darkroom materials)

To register or for more information contact the Carnegie Gallery 905-627-4265, [email protected]

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