Best Photography Award
My black and white photograph titled Jack’s Video Sports Bar received the Best Photography Award in the 2022 Newmarket Juried Art Show. The same photograph was also a Single Image Winner in the Black & White Magazine Single Image Special Issue #131.
Medium: Black and White Chromaluxe HD Metal Print
Statement: Deindustrialization has led to widespread social and economic change, as illustrated in this photograph. The remains of Jack’s ornate sign and building architecture remind us that this fallen neighbourhood was once vibrant and alive. It’s both fascinating and bittersweet imagining past times here. Now a single set of footsteps seen in a dusting of snow pass by without stopping, in juxtaposition to the East Cleveland Railroad Power House (visible in the background) factory workers that would have once met here after a hard day of making things. The top of the modern Key Tower skyscraper shines like a beacon against empathetic skies in the distance, contrasting where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re heading.
Edition: 1 of 10
Dates: Image captured in 2015. Print made in 2021.
Price: $725 CAD (ready to hang)
2022 Newmarket Juried Art Show
The Show runs from September 13 to 24 and features painting, photography, sculpture, fibre arts and other media by 31 artists from across Ontario.
Newmarket Old Town Hall
460 Botsford Street L3Y 1T1
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Gallery hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday and Saturday, September 23rd and 24th: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Email Co-Directors: David Kempton, Peggy Stevens
Show Website: newmarketjuriedartshow.com