~ The gallery warmly welcomes you to attend ~
Wolfson’s straight photographic style presents a dispassionate investigation of structures and spaces. His objective imagery further depicts the grand pause, the moment before change arrives, exploring scenes on the cusp of transition. While mostly devoid of human presence, the images instead narrate the unseen interactions of people with place, of photographer and community - adeptly employing the aesthetic of documentary to his survey of life’s ordinary activities.
“My photography is an exploration of my immediate environment. Through
long solitary walks I search out scenes that are both mundane and unique at the same time. I seem to be intuitively drawn to images that project a narrative through an interaction of colour, light, shape, and form.
Over the last few years, my explorations have taken me to the run-down and/or abandoned where human activity often tends to be implied rather than directly observed. Even in the sadness and loneliness of the neglected, run down and derelict there is a type of beauty, intrigue, and peacefulness. Perhaps this is somehow a reflection of the human condition which manages to find hope and joy even while facing inevitable decay and death." -Larry Wolfson
Born in Winnipeg, Larry came to Vancouver as an infant in 1948. He holds a PhD in Educational Studies and has been actively engaged with photography for four decades. Now retired, Larry is pursuing his art full time and traveling to destinations such as Asia, Iceland and continental Europe. Solo shows in Vancouver include Havana Gallery (2102), Zack Gallery (2013) and Volume Gallery (2014).
RECOMMENDED FOR ARTBOOK COLLECTORS : A Companion to INTERVALS
The Düsseldorf School of Photography presents the first comprehensive assessment of the eponymous German photographic movement . This impeccable survey is filled with superb reproductions of the best-known photographs by three generations of key Düsseldorf artists: Bernd and Hilla Becher, Laurenz Berges, Elger Esser, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Simone Nieweg, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse, Thomas Struth, and Petra Wunderlich. With a scholarly text, extensive artist bios, and a plate section dedicated to each of these
artists, the book presents over 160 images in a spectacular overview from the early 1970s to today. The Düsseldorf
School of Photography has become synonymous with artistic excellence and innovation. Known for the objective and clinical style, this school has not only birthed some of today's most important and successful photographers, but has also had a fundamental and lasting influence on the history of the medium.
In stock at the gallery.
UPCOMING : April 2015
* * * *