Gabor Koleszar’s group exhibitions include X Fotobiennale at the Balassa Balint Museum, Esztergom; The Visible Present at the Ernst Museum, Budapest; and Camera Obscura at the Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét, Hungary.
Jane Lee’s photographs have been exhibited in Supersonic Transport at Charles H. Scott Gallery, as part of the patti collective, and at Streetlevel Gallery in Glasgow. Her performance and installation work with the Ladies¹ Afternoon Art Society has been presented at Access Artist-run Centre in Vancouver and at Skol in Montreal.
Howard Ursuliak’s work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Monte Clarke Gallery, Toronto, Galeria Fucares, Madrid, Centro de Fotografia, Salamanca, Spain and Quartier Ephemere, Montreal and in group exhibitions at Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Angles Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa.
Lorna Brown is a Vancouver artist, curator and educator. Since 1984 her work has been shown in exhibitions at Dazibao, Montreal; Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Gallery 44, Toronto; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; and Artspeak, Vancouver, among others. Her recent independent curatorial projects include Set and Group Search: art in the library. Director/Curator of Artspeak 1999–2004.
GABOR KOLESZAR, JANE LEE, HOWARD URSULIAK
December 7–January 25, 2003
“Both Lee and Koleszar are emerging artists working within a city that has a dominant tradition of photographic practices, a context that is ripe for some cross-cultural mutation…both practices suggest an embodied relationship with the camera that has not been usurped by an interest in digital technologies”
unlocal is a project involving three Vancouver photographers connected through their engagement with a discreet observation of the material world and for whom photography maintains its status as document to the real. The exhibition will feature new photographic work by Jane Lee and Gabor Koleszar, and a text by established Vancouver photographer Howard Ursuliak. Jane Lee’s photographic work, like her performance practice, is drawn from a wry and distant view of the peculiarities found in the everyday. Her photographs trace the remains of social relations, or the detritus of contemporary mobility, in quiet compositions. Koleszar’s approach relies upon the camera’s potential to make abstract the familiarity of the material world, connecting his practice to eastern European photographers of the 1920’s and ’30s. In an interview format, Ursuliak investigates their work in relation to the practices of photo-conceptualist artists of this region, around ideas of place, the absent social body implied in their work and their embodied points of view.