David Burdeny – 10 Countries

David Burdeny – 10 Countries

David Burdeny

David Burdeny – 10 Countries

February 8th - March 3rd, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8th, 5-7pm

Jennifer Kostuik Gallery presents 10 Countries, a new photographic series by David Burdeny. Liminal space is the theme for this new series. Featuring an aray of nostalgic scenes, complete with colourful buildings, antique cars and idyllic cloud formations, each photograph seems like a postcard from the past.

“These images were collected slowly over the past few years  as singular events. Seen here, curated as  a whole,  they are evocative of a time long gone, a moment in history, places we imagine or imagine to be. I see them as part of the limen, thresholds between then and now which connect us to the basic human condition of ephemerality, the notion that nothing lasts forever.  Printed in large format, the scenes are a confection with infinite depth and layered vantage points that  invite the viewer to re-read them over time – questioning where you are and what you see.” – David Burdeny


David Burdeny – 10 Countries

Kostuik Gallery 25th Anniversary Catalogue

Kostuik Gallery 25th Anniversary Catalogue

To celebrate Jennifer Kostuik Gallery’s silver jubilee, this special exhibition featured new artworks by each of her Gallery artists. The show catalogue includes personal stories and reflections from each artist and a thank you to all the longstanding relationships forged over 25 years.

Price: $25.00 + GST

Philip Jarmain- American Beauty: The Opulent Pre-Depression Architecture of Detroit Book

Philip Jarmain- American Beauty: The Opulent Pre-Depression Architecture of Detroit Book

Price: $495.00 CAD

Editions:

313 numbered and signed copies will be produced.

(313 is Detroit City’s area code and Detroit is often referred to as “The 313”)

Fine Art Print:

The Book will be accompanied by a 9”x12” Fine art print signed and edition of the number of the book purchased. The options for the photographs are: Belle Isle Aquarium, Lee Plaza Hotel Ballroom, Michigan Theatre, and Greyhound Lines.

AMERICAN BEAUTY presents the photographic work of Canadian photographer Philip Jarmain. Since 2010, Jarmain documented the increasingly rapid destruction of Detroit City’s early twentieth-century buildings. His emphasis is on the architecture itself of these vanishing edifices, the form and the detail. In Jarmain’s own words: “These are the last large format architectural photographs for many of these structures.” Fine art images depicting the interiors and exteriors of monumental public buildings of 1900-1910 comprise the content of this book.

The city of Detroit has had an unprecedented impact on the industrial age and the modern world. Once called “The Paris of the Midwest,” it was a city driven by innovation and craftsmanship. The architecture of Detroit in the early 1900s rivaled that of New York, Chicago, or Paris. Then came the Great Depression of the 1930s. Though Detroit would rise again, the era of opulence was over. The boom of the 1950s did not produce another architectural renaissance. In 2009, the US recession hit Detroit like a second Great Depression, compounding the decline and the ruin as the city became bankrupt.

This is a book produced for collectors. Symbolic to Detroit’s area code 313, only 313 copies are being produced and signed. Beginning with the forward written by Philip Jarmain, it features 53 photographs accompanied by text telling the history of each of these magnificent structures. Each copy will also be accompanied by a 12”x9” fine art print on 100% cotton rag archival photo paper from the American Beauty: The Opulent Pre-Depression Architecture of Detroit photography collection. A choice between four different photographs is offered, each signed and edition to the book number. This series of images has won international awards and has gained much international press including; Wired Magazine, Daily Mail UK, The Guardian, Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, GQ, Dezeen, Casa Vogue, Monacle, etc.

The finest artisans have been secured in the production of this fine art photography book. This book is printed by one of the esteemed printers in North America; Hemlock Printers, located in Burnaby, BC, and hand bound by the boutique bindery Paper Chase Press In Los Angeles, CA. The finished book will be case bound in a textured black cloth, and include a linen wrapped slipcover.  The 13.5” x 10.5” book is 126 pages in length.

Price of Book Only (No Fine Art Print): $275.00 Canadian