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Parfocal Lens: Challenging Canadiana
5:00 PM on Saturday Jun. 16th, 2018
School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO), 77 Pamilla St.

Enjoy refreshments, good company, and gain a deeper appreciation of the art on display in the exhibition currently on view (until July 1) in the SPAO Centre Gallery, CANADIANA: Selections from the Art Bank Collection.

The curator of the exhibition, Johanna Mizgala, will join exhibiting artists Denis Farley, Lorraine Gilbert and Angela Grauerholz in a far-ranging conversation about contemporary Canadian photography and sense of place. In her curatorial statement, Mizgala claims that the artists in the exhibition have turned their attention to the land “as a site of interaction, of conflict or of contemplation.” The conversation will redefine the terms of what constitutes Canadiana.

On June 17, taking place between 10AM-4PM, SPAO will be hosting portfolio reviews open to the general public with the curator and three of the participating artists from CANADIANA: Selections from the Art Bank Collection. These Portfolio Reviews will coincide with our lecture series, Parfocal Lens: Challenging Canadiana. A small group of photographers and photo-based artists will have the opportunity to have their work reviewed by Johanna Mizgala, Denis Farley, Lorraine Gilbert, and/or Angela Grauerholz. Click here to see more information about this opportunity: