THE ART OF FOUND OBJECTS
In 1997 I made the transition from film producer to photographer. My early work sought a unique response to nature and architectural form through hand-cut photographic collage.
Recently I have moved into the realm of abstraction, producing work that is more about texture, colour and composition and less about representational subject matter. Most often I explore with my camera in salvage, train or ship yards - anywhere I can shoot rusted metal or weathered and painted wood. There is a fascination I find in documenting man-made materials, where once constructed, will spend the rest of their lives attempting a return to nature. I focus in very close to a subject and photograph only the surface, removed from any contextual reference, with the objective of creating a painterly, abstract effect.
Photographic collage is resurfacing in my recent work, utilizing my images of abstract textural surfaces.
My latest focus has been photographic experimentation with distortion and "painting with light" techniques. I continue to explore my passion for black and white photography.…Read More
Luz Gallery, Victoria, Canada
Gibson Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Grace Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Hambleton Fine Art, Vancouver
Buschlen Mowatt, Vancouver
Terence Robert Gallery, Ottawa
Studio 13 Fine Art, Vancouver
White Rock Gallery, Vancouver
Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton
2011 MITCHELL FREEDLAND DESIGN, Vancouver (Global Excellence Award Winner) purchased 3 photographs for the new 'SETAI FIFTH AVENUE' 5 star hotel in New York
2011 MITCHELL FREEDLAND DESIGN, Vancouver purchased 6 photographs for the 'HOTEL GEORGIA' $100 million renovation in downtown Vancouver, Canada
2010 VANCOUVER ART GALLERY displayed 4 large photographs in the Concord Pacific VIP suites for the Winter Olympics, Vancouver.
2010 MITCHELL FREEDLAND DESIGN, Vancouver (2009 Western Living Interior Designer of the Year) purchased 3 photographs for a corporate client in Florida, USA
2010 MUNGE LEUNG DESIGN purchased 2 large photographs for a contemporary boutique hotel opening in Toronto, Canada.
2009 MATTHEW FINLASON, host of HGTV’s ‘The Stagers’, used 2 large photographs in an episode designing a $3.3 million Vancouver condo. In 2010 Matthew purchased 2 pieces for the lobby of the condo complex he lives in.
2008 - 2011 the television series 'GREY'S ANATOMY' (ABC Studios, Los Angeles) displays 4 photographs: 'Rust Never Rests' (48 x 60) on the Surgical Lobby set
2008 The new NITA LAKE LODGE built in Whistler, Canada for the 2011 Olympics, purchased 4 photographs for their lobby and fine dining room.
PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITIONS - Avenue Gallery, Victoria, BC
Dec 4 - 20, 2010 'Celebrating Small VI' exhibition featuring a group show of 2D artwork.
July 9 - 23, 2010 'Beyond the Lens' exhibition featuring two fine art photographers.
BLACK & WHITE SPIDER AWARDS
International B&W photography competition. Judges: Tate Gallery & Sotheby's UK, galleries in Milan, Paris, London, New York and Photography magazines:
3 Nominations in category: ABSTRACT - PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2010
2 Nominations in category: ABSTRACT - PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2009
Images Nominated: 'Light Imitating Art' ... see Portfolio - Gallery Four: www.gillianlindsay.ca …Read More
Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver 1998/2003
2D Design Diploma Program
Independent Studies - Photography,
Visual Art & Design
Vancouver Film School 1987/1988
Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year - BC Nominee 1996
Film: Gemini Award nominations for Best Dramatic Series - Producer 1996,97,98
BC Motion Pictures Leo Award for Best Dramatic Series - Producer 96
New York Film Festival 1991, 92, 94, 95
U.S. International Film Festival 1994, 95
American Film Festival 1992
Columbus International Film Festival 1991, 92, 94, 95 …Read More