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 visual artist, writer, educator and editor, exhibiting her work internationally since 1984. Brown was the Director/Curator of Artspeak Gallery from 1999 to 2004 and is a founding member of Other Sights for Artists’ Projects, a collective of artists, architects and curators presenting projects that consider the varying conditions of public places and public life. She has taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Simon Fraser University. Brown received an honorary degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2015), the Vancouver Institute for the Visual Arts Award (1996) and the Canada Council Paris Studio Award (2000). Her work is in the collections of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, the BC Arts Council, the Surrey Art Gallery and the Canada Council Art Bank.
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.