UNIQUE VISIONS: A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

The Women’s Art Association of Canada (WAAC) is pleased to present…

Unique Visions: A World of Difference


ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION from May 1- June 15, 2021

Our everyday experience of life is very different now than it was a year ago. A global pandemic has resulted in cataclysmic change for people worldwide. There have always been differences among and between peoples, but at this time, we face a common threat. The challenges each of us encounter, as a result, vary in nature and magnitude.  The future is unknown, but those who create will, as in decades and generations past, attempt to define it, and move on, while simultaneously recording the present, and remembering the past.  In this exhibition, WAAC photographers present their Unique Visions of the meaning of a World of Difference. 

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Dixie Allen, Nancy Beiman, Karen Buck-Mackintosh, Dale Butterill, Judith Davidson-Palmer, Ulla Djelweh, Kathleen Gabriel, Jack Gilbert, Libby Hunter, Susan Lappin, Joanne Nelson, Leigh Nelson, Karen Perlmutter, Ted Scott, Natalia Shields, and Rod Trider.

ARTIST CATALOGUE

DIXIE ALLEN

Unique Visions: A World of Difference
inspires me to Joy and Wonder 
by seeking moments in streetscapes
with people on the move,
engaging with life,
then captured in a Unique way.

“Bubble of One, South Bank, London, UK
Digital photograph
NFS

Happy moment in a bubble

Pure Joy With Bubbles, South Bank, London, UK”
Digital photograph
NFS

Discovering the wonder of square bubbles

“Selfies- Camera Obscura, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK”
Digital photograph
NFS

A shining self-portrait

“People Walking- Camera Obscura, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK”
Digital photograph
NFS

Hommage à Snow, along the road we go

allenworks108@gmail.com

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NANCY BEIMAN

“A World Away”
Digital photograph

The world as we know it, or as we think we do, is really a collection of worlds that interact and inter-be. The human world became a lot smaller with the advent of the virus, but became much larger for people who observed and learned from the worlds of plants, animals, wind and water.

Willow World
Digital photograph

Each photo was taken at a different season of the year, in a different location within a five or ten kilometer radius from downtown Toronto and represents a different world. The Toronto Island picture is the only one that shows signs of human habitation, and it is a very different world from the city across the lake.

Pond World
Digital photograph

“Spring Vision”
Digital photograph

peachdoggie@gmail.com
nancybeiman.com

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KAREN BUCK-MACKINTOSH

“Pressed for Luck- Isaiah, 49.”
Digital print
8.5″ x 11″
$350 Framed / $150 Unframed

‘Pressed for Luck’ is a visual narrative arising from the happen-chance experience of finding a small bible in my father’s personal belongings. This series is grounded in the recollection of random, yet regular discoveries of four leaf clovers throughout a lifetime. This is a tribute to a man with a Unique Vision, who made a World of Difference to many.

“Pressed for Luck- St. Matthew, 25, 26.”
Digital print
8.5″ x 11″
$350 Framed / $150 Unframed

Upon opening the old, split spine, page after page of pressed, four leaf clovers were revealed. Some staining the paper. Some broken and crumbled over time. I was vividly aware of the leaf detail juxtaposed against religious text. Observing yellow sunlight angling across the studio floor, I took the opportunity to document the treasure, pressed symbols of luck. Noting what the highlights revealed and what the shadows obscured.

“Pressed for Luck- St. John, 5.”
Digital print
8.5″ x 11″
$350 Framed / $150 Unframed

Upon consideration of the bible that the clovers were preserved in, I remember stories Dad had told from his childhood about feeling excluded from the local country church. Not being allowed to attend service without coins for the donation plate or the required ‘Sunday Best’ attire.

“Pressed for Luck- II Chronicles, 18.”
Digital print
11″ x 8.5″
$350 Framed / $150 Unframed

Dad found solace and inspiration in the immediate, awareness of nature. Throughout his life, this man expressed his unique spiritual vision through writing and performing Gospel music.

Good fortune was found through acts of kindness and generosity towards others in his teaching, and by the example of devotion and hard work in everything that he did. 

I am left considering my circumstance of happen-chance, and asking, “What is faith?” “What is luck?”

buckmackintosh@gmail.com
www.buckmackintosh.com

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DALE BUTTERILL

These photographs were taken
during the winter of the pandemic, 2021,
while the world remained on pause.
A time of random thoughts
and random images,
a time when order seemed arbitrary. 
The subtitles, arbitrary in their own right,
are mere invitations to the viewer
to see something for themselves.

“Views”
Digital photograph
(12”x18”) x 2
Diptych $100

“Homes”
Digital photograph  
(18”x12”) x 2
Diptych $100

“Sumachs”
Digital potograph
(12”x18”) x 2
Diptych $100

“Reflections”
Digital photograph
(12”x18”) x 2
Diptych $100 

dbutterill@rogers.com

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JUDITH DAVIDSON-PALMER 

“No Place Like Home”
Archival photographic print (Limited edition of 10)
11.7″ x 16″
$375 Unframed

The world at large, and so one’s own world, continually evolves. Cataclysmic events like terrorist attacks, natural disasters, climate change, wars and pandemics increase the breadth, intensity and magnitude of change.

This past year has altered how we communicate, our freedom to move, not just beyond borders, but across our home thresholds, our mode of dress, our children’s education, our access to medical care, our acquisition of food and other supplies and for some the ability to survive.

 

“Everything Old is New Again (Yorkville)”
Archival photographic print (Limited edition of 10)
16.5″ x 11.7″
$375 Unframed

I am moved by the silence of isolation, by the absence of others, 
by the reduction of movement, by the selflessness of many.  

At the same time I am aware of how we have survived other challenging times and carried on.  That progression can be seen in our architecture, in our activities, in our creativeness, in our adaptive behaviour. 

Vogue to Vans, Missoni to Masks (Yorkville)”
Archival photographic print (Limited edition of 10)
16″ x 11″
$375 Unframed

In the four photographic works here, I have focused on capturing
images of the present, and recording the enduring evidence of both the recent and distant past. They all bear witness to a World of Difference, which each viewer will interpret in their own way. 

“The Shadows of the Past (WTC, NYC)”
Archival photographic print
Contact for information

jdavidsonp@aol.com

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ULLA DJELWEH

Melting Ice: I
Archival pigment print (Ed.10 / Art Paper)
12″ x 18″ Various sizes and print background materials by request.
$350

It is important to see what might be mundane or invisible to others.  After surviving the harshness of winter — now, kissed by the sun, snow and ice on our lakes and ponds is melting. Nature is renewing itself, with strength and beauty in full harmony.  Light, shade and perspective give life and elegance to the landscape.

 

Melting Ice: II”
Archival pigment print (Ed.10 / Art Paper)
12″ x 18″ Various sizes and print background materials by request.
$350

“Melting Ice: III”
Archival pigment print (Ed.10 / Art Paper)
12″ x 18″ Various sizes and print background materials by request.
$350

“Free At Last”
Archival pigment print (Ed.10 / Art Paper)
12″ x 18″ Various sizes and print background materials by request.
$350

ulladjelwehart@yahoo.ca
ulladjelweh.com
instagram.com/ullaphotoart

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KATHLEEN GABRIEL

“Thistle in My Garden”
Digital photograph
10″ x 10″

The garden is a source of happiness and joy.

“Monarch Butterfly in My Garden”
Digital photograph
10″ x 10″

“Laneway Shack in its’ Autumn Cloak”
Digital photograph
10″ x 10″

kabrie2003@yahoo.ca

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JACK GILBERT

“Bench with Sign”
Digital photograph
Various sizes and print background materials by request.

“Storm Clouds”
Digital photograph
Various sizes and print background materials by request.

“Contortion”
Digital photograph
Various sizes and print background materials by request.


jackgilbertphotoart.com
jackgilbert@rogers.com

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LIBBY HUNTER

Each of the images here
reflect the joy I often feel
when out alone on the open road.
It’s a mixture of meditative solitude
and the beauty of light and
shadow interplay.
I never seem
to tire of seeking out
these fleeting moments.
Even though the photos were taken
in very different geographical locations,
they share the same underlying sentiment
as described above.

Leaving Tofino
Digital photograph

“Miami Afternoon”
Digital photograph

“Hakone, Japan”
Digital photograph

libbyhunter100@gmail.com

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SUSAN LAPPIN

“Strength”
Digital photograph printed on archival paper
16″ x 20″ Smaller sizes available
$250 Framed / $120 Unframed

If we bend like the grasses then we can keep going and grow strong.

“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”
-Peter Marshall

 

“Love”
Digital photograph printed on archival paper
16″ x 20″ Smaller sizes available
$250 Framed / $120 Unframed

The rolling waves let us forget our worries and let go to just be.

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” -Robert Wyland

“Eternity”
Digital photograph printed on archival paper
16″ x 20″ Smaller sizes available
$250 Framed / $120 Unframed

When you look into the clouds there is no end. You are looking into Eternity.

“When we feel stuck, look at the sky. The clouds remind us that everything changes.” -Unknown

“Life”
Digital photograph printed on archival paper
16″ x 20″ Smaller sizes available
$250 Framed / $120 Unframed

This is a field I go to, where I can feel at one and connected with nature. To feel Life.

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

freetobephoto@gmail.com
free-to-be-photography.net
facebook.com/freetobephotography

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JOANNE NELSON

Vintage Light
Digital photograph

“Berries and Twigs”
Digital photograph

joannenelsonart@gmail.com
joannenelsonartist.com 
instagram.com/joanne_nelson_artist 

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LEIGH NELSON

“White Tunnel”
Digital print
$400 Framed

Through the combination of photography, digital manipulation and elements of collage, Leigh creates commanding images of disillusion and distortion, placing the viewer in what seems like an ambient dream state with images both clear and unclear, objects both understandable and questionable.

mismatched88@gmail.com
leighnelsonart.com

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KAREN PERLMUTTER

“Japanese Vase, March 2020”
Digital photograph
8″ x 10” Archival print- $175
11″ x 14” Archival print- $225

My intention in creating each image, was to bring a handmade colourful vessel into the raw tangled forest. I wanted to emphasize the beauty of the vases by contrasting them against the desolate monotone forest.

I was overwhelmed to find the raw tangled forest to be equally as beautiful as the vases: the texture and colour palette of the trees and plants was mesmerizing…..a blank canvas for my imagination. The organic shapes and beautiful colours of the two vases was further accentuated in this environment, as they mirrored the organic shapes of the tree limbs.

Each image was photographed one year apart, on March 2020 and March 2021.

Blue Glass, March 2021
Digital photograph
8″ x 10” Archival print- $175
11″ x 14” Archival print- $225

kperlmutt@rogers.com
kperlmutt.com
instagram.com/kperlmutter1

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TED SCOTT

“Stairway #1189”
Digital print
20″ x 15″
$375

“Stairway #1196”
Digital print
17″ x 17″
$375

“Tree #753BB”
Digital print
20″ x 15″
$375

“Tree #7138”
Digital print
15″ x 20″
$375

ted@tedscott.com
tedscott.com
tedscott.net

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NATALIA SHIELDS

These images are a series depicting the same location
along a woodland path, during the photographer’s visits
to St. John’s Conservation area in Thorold, Niagara region.

“Woodland Path, Spring”
Archival inkjet print on cotton rag fine art paper in acid-free double mats and backer board. 
18″ x 24″ (Images are available in other sizes and media. Please contact artist for details.)
$250

Captured in early spring 2019, this scene was the inspiration for Shields’ “Four Seasons” series. It features a path through a woodland not far from Shields’ home in Niagara.  The trees are still bare, as new growth of wild flowers emerges green with the promise of spring from the forest floor. 

“Woodland Path, Summer”
Archival inkjet print on cotton rag fine art paper in acid-free double mats and backer board. 
18″ x 24″ (Images are available in other sizes and media. Please contact artist for details.)
$250

An early summer version captured in June of 2020.
During the early days of the pandemic, visits to St. John’s Conservation area provided much needed stress relief and exercise for Shields and fellow locals. The tree canopy had almost filled in, letting light through in places between the branches. Green dominated the scene. A few weeks later, the path was enveloped in deep shade.

“Woodland Path, Fall”
Archival inkjet print on cotton rag fine art paper in acid-free double mats and backer board. 
18″ x 24″ (Images are available in other sizes and media. Please contact artist for details.)
$250

A perfect fall day for a walk through the woods, this area had been left open all season to allow local people to hike the paths. Oranges and warm browns are the colours that prevail in this October 2020 image.

“Woodland Path, Winter”
Archival inkjet print on cotton rag fine art paper in acid-free double mats and backer board. 
18″ x 24″ (Images are available in other sizes and media. Please contact artist for details.)
$250

Captured in the late afternoon after a snowfall in February of 2021, the colours have a warmth to them as the sun moves down towards the western horizon.  The snow-covered forest floor shows tracks of hikers and the various woodland creatures that find this forest home.

A sanctuary for all.  

natshields02@gmail.com
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ROD TRIDER

To this day it is still magic to see a print come to fruition,
from the darkroom or the photo printer.
I am privileged to be able to tell stories,
and express my vision of the world in my art.
Being an educator and judge helps drive the need
to continue my work.
In this busy world, I have always said
that if someone stops to look at one of my works,
if only for a minute, I have done my job as an artist.
If it touches them and they want to take it home,
or give it to someone, even better.

“Bhutan – Punaka Drubchen Festival”
Archival Print
24″ x 16″ Limited Edition, Matted
$295

Bhutan is a land that only opened up in the last 20 years – the land of the dragon. The Punakha Drubchen Festival is a celebration to commemorate the victory of the Bhutanese over the invading Tibetan armies in the 17th-century. Bhutanese come from all over the country to experience the Cham (Mask) dance, their history and folk music.

“India- Saris
Archival Print
36″ x 24″ Limited Edition, Matted
$625

The wonderful sights and sounds of India, the warm people, food, colours, smells, movement. While visiting a temple, I came across a group of women who had come to give offerings. The colours and light on their Sari’s spoke to me. After asking if I could take their picture, they grouped together and smiled. I then explained I want the movement of their Sari’s. With great laughs my group turned and swayed for the camera. 

“Burma (Myanmar)- Monks in the Morning
Archival Print
18″ x 12″ Limited Edition, Matted
$150

Burma – A country that has struggled for many years. A different world from how the privileged west lives. Primarily a Buddhist society working to find a path to have better lives for the next generation. A Monk’s life of simplicity, study, and sacrifice. Each dawn walking the streets for Alms – their daily food, from a people just getting by.

rtrider@advancedimages.ca
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