This week in Toronto as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT photography Festival., James Brylowski will debut his stunning collection 'Stop! and Eat the Roses.' A native to Toronto, Brylowski's photographs are both haunting and moving, as they capture simple moments in nature as well as the spontaneous and invigorating ones. His photographs cover vast landscapes, secluded cottages, misty morning fogs and vine-strangled abodes. These photographs were taken all over the world in places such as Thailand, Iceland, Cuba, and even Toronto's own High Park. Despite nature oriented exhibit Brylowki has done other forms of photography and artistry. He has done various fashion shoots, promotional work for bands, travel segments around the world and has even directed and produced television spots, commercials and PSAs.
James Brylowski boasts an impressive resume having worked for the Discovery Network, Current TV, Conde Naste, Simon & Schuster and YTV. The photographs that comprise this exhibit are expressive of the drama and beauty that lives in the natural world. Brylowski takes an unorthodox approach to nature -- a whimsical and carefree one.
According to his artist's statement Brylowski aims to "evoke feelings of seeing the world through virgin eyes, encouraging viewers to immerse themselves in nature." One of the most interesting aspects of Brylowski's work is their presentation. Each image is hand-mounted by the artist personally on salvaged western red cedar wood. This wood was handpicked by Brylowski from Haida Gwaii in British Columbia. This makes Brylowski's handcrafted masterpieces both art and sculpture.
Studio Huddle is at 97 Niagara Street. As of May 16, 2012, the show is up and running for four more days. Check it out, Thursday & Friday 2pm-8pm, Saturday & Sunday noon-6pm.
For more info on James Brylowski, visit his website SOLID PORCUPINE.
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