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SilverFish Photography Collective: AFTERIMAGE

Lori Quick

Lori Quick - Bouquet

Get Well Soon: Bouquet, 2020
Pigment inkjet print, lightbox
45.72 cm x 91.44 cm

Lori Quick - Spruce Tree

Get Well Soon: Spruce Tree, 2020
Pigment inkjet print, lightbox
45.72 cm x 91.44 cm

Lori Quick - Citrus Tree

Get Well Soon: Citrus Tree, 2020
Pigment inkjet print, lightbox
45.72 cm x 91.44 cm

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Biography

Portrait: Lori Quick

Lori Patricia Quick grew up on the picturesque island of Grand Manan and began her journey in the arts by studying photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design in 2000. She then added a Bachelor of Applied Arts from the University of New Brunswick in 2004, which helped her land her job at the UNB Art Centre in 2005 where she still happily works as Exhibitions and Communications Coordinator; helping artists display their work, managing the UNB Permanent Collection, facilitating ArtZone (the student art collective), and doing all sorts of other creative things. She has also been lucky enough to be a member of the SilverFish Photography Collective since 2005 and has participated in numerous group exhibitions with other fine fishy folks. Her work has been featured in Canadian publications and she also has work in the UNB Permanent Collection. She lives in New Maryland, NB, with her husband, son, daughter, and two cats.

Statement

After having a brain injury in July 2020, that developed into Post-Concussion Syndrome, I was faced with the fear that my creativity was lost forever. My life was completely unplugged. Everyday things seemed impossible to grasp. Anxiety around not getting back the creative spark I had before the injury was crippling. For the first part of my recovery, my sensitivity to light made it so all of the curtains had to be closed. Day after day, I laid on the couch wondering if I would be able to endure opening them ever again. Bit by bit, I was slowly able to increase the gap between the curtains, letting in more light. It was then that I started to notice the beauty of the shadows dancing on the walls. I remember the overwhelming gratitude I felt when I was inspired to pick up my phone and take a photo. Creativity is something I had always taken for granted until it was so unexpectedly taken away from me. These dancing shadows were the turning point that brought my hope back and helped me discover a new light from within that started to shine again.

Rob Blanchard

Rob Blanchard - Losing Sight

Losing Sight, 2021
Ink jet print
60.96 cm x 274.32 cm

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Biography

Portrait: Rob Blanchard

Rob Blanchard is a photographer based in Fredericton, NB. He graduated with a diploma in Fine Craft from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and for the past 30 years has been working as a professional photographer. He is a long-standing member of SilverFish Photography Collective with which he is an artsnb award recipient.

Rob lives with his amazing wife Betty and together are very proud parents of their two children Dara and Noah.

Statement

A show about vision gave me an opportunity to share how my vision was altered after an eye injury in 2008. I was photographing a hockey game and was hit in the eye by a puck cleared by a defenceman. Along with some great photos I got 30 stitches, two eye surgeries, and vision that went slowly from blurry to black.

In this show I wanted to demonstrate a time in the transition when I still had hope that things would improve. Unfortunately, they did not and I lost vision in my left eye completely. I created these images with an unfocused lens and made a panoramic, consisting of three images, that represented my left to right vision. I used photoshop to darken the images and make them closer to what I really saw at the time. 

Jeff Crawford

Jeff Crawford - Discard

Jeff Crawford - Discard

Jeff Crawford - Discard

Jeff Crawford - Discard

Discard, 2018 (detail)
Digital archival prints
All images: 20.32 cm x 20.32 cm

Biography

Portrait: Jeff Crawford

Originally from Burton, NB, Jeff Crawford hails from the live theatre and film industry, where he worked as a lighting designer. Jeff owns and operates his own business, Photography by Jeff Crawford, and joined the SilverFish Photography Collective in 2011. In 2013, Jeff was published by PhotoLife Magazine, as one of Canada’s Top Emerging Photographers.

Statement

This work explores the uniqueness of how relationships evolve through stages of energy. Matches, paralleling people, seemingly all appear to be similar, but upon closer inspection each reacts to being sparked and influenced by their surroundings. Forming them with hot and cold, light and shadow, ultimately influencing how they interact with each other.

Peter Bjerkelund

Peter Bjerkelund - There is a Season

There is a Season, 2020
Digital print
39 cm x 29 cm

Peter Bjerkelund - Clockwork Chime

Clockwork, 2010
Digital print
39 cm x 29 cm

Peter Bjerkelund - See Horse

See Horse, 2019
Digital print
39 cm x 29 cm

Peter Bjerkelund - Mr. Loggie's Livingroom

Mr. Loggie's Livingroom, 2019
Digital print
39 cm x 29 cm

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Biography

Portrait: Peter Bjerkelund

Peter earned a BFA from Mount Allison in photography, drawing and sculpture. His career as a designer/illustrator/photographer spanned over thirty-three years promoting the environment, silviculture, aviation and public education. He is now in the business of property investments and management with his wife, and SilverFish alumni, Tone Meeg. Peter enjoys new adventures, being immersed in nature on land or water, and has been fortunate to travel to many countries on three continents. He plays the bass to keep the rhythms of life flowing. He continues to expand his horizons in new directions by combining photography with his passions in motorcycle-touring, journalism, snorkelling inland water ways, and flying light aircraft as an 'air-tripod' over the landscape.

He has been a member of the SilverFish Photography Collective since 2001. Peter lives with a wonderful wife and son along the Wolastoq River.

Statement

My photography will always be about the small stories I happen upon. Interpreting and recording the offshoots of my experiences. I am no longer intentionally creative as I was in a previous, long career. High resolution is not always possible in these 'spurs of the moment,' and in certain contexts, the moment captured is the most important to me.

The 'clockwork and gearing' of situations intrigues and engages me. Intuition tells me something is going on, although I may not immediately put together the details of the relationships until afterward. I attempt to relate elements so the image can tell a 'story' - either lyrical or narrative.

The added title intends to give a reference point for the situation in the image, and if someone makes a different conclusion, that's fine as well. Art creates dialogue. The afterimage is what my photograph has to say about these found objects.

Karen Ruet

Karen Ruet - Home Sweet Home

Karen Ruet - Home Sweet Home

Karen Ruet - Home Sweet Home

Karen Ruet - Home Sweet Home

Karen Ruet - Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
Archival photographs, cardstock, fishing twine, pigment ink jet prints
Various years and sizes

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Biography

Portrait: Karen Ruet

Karen Ruet studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnic University before enrolling in the photography program at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Using her knowledge of photography and a BA from Acadia University, she started working for the New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, shooting sports before taking up art writing for the New Brunswick Reader. Creating profiles of New Brunswick artists quickly became a passion and Karen was asked to write and shoot for Salon, the Saturday arts section of that publication. Soon after, she became the Coordinator of Fredericton's Artist-Run Centre, Gallery Connexion. Soon after, she began teaching a darkroom class at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design where she now works full time as an instructor in the photography studio and as the Coordinator of the George Fry Gallery. In 2015, Karen co-curated Phantom Presence: Contemporary Photography in New Brunswick with Terry Graff and was an artist in that exhibition. She is a founding member of the SilverFish photography collective.

Statement

Home Sweet Home is a photographic, mixed media, and audio installation that asks the question, "What does home mean to you?"

This project was inspired by my father who always said, "We’re going up home," whenever we travelled to the Siegas. It was further inspired by my aunt Claudette, his younger sister, who inscribed the words "Home Sweet Home" in white on the black pages of one of her photo albums.

The photographs show our family farm in Siegas, Madawaska Co., NB where my father was born, and which still exists today. These images are copies of archival family photographs arranged according to different time periods and feature family members, places, and things associated with life on the farm, as well as, portraits and photographs taken in 2020 and 2021 reflecting life today.

The visual component will be complemented by an audio recording that features interviews with family members, allowing the listener to tap into a conversation already in progress. There is a sense of nostalgia as the family members go back in time and talk about their memories of the farm and its impact on their lives. For those who are no longer with us, the absence of their voices and their memories reveals the fleeting nature of life, and the urgency of collecting stories that still exist.

This project investigates how place can be both a trigger and a repository for specific memories, it can also provide a pathway back in time. 

Burton Glendenning

Burton Glendenning - Zoom

Burton Glendenning - Zoom

Burton Glendenning - Zoom

Burton Glendenning - Zoom

Zoom, 2019-2020
Pigment prints
27.94 cm x 35.56 cm

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Biography

Portrait: Burton Glendenning

Burton Glendenning is a photographer and archivist living in Fredericton, NB. He studied mechanical technology at the New Brunswick Institute of Technology and History at Loyola College, Concordia, and UNB. During a career which encompassed aspects of both of these disciplines, he developed his photographic art at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, at several workshops with Freeman Patterson in New Brunswick and South Africa, and during an internship at the National Gallery of Canada. Burton was one of the founding members of SilverFish Photography Collective and has taken part in all 36 Silverfish exhibitions. Theoretically he has retired, but he continues to work in archives, and as an orchardist.

Statement

Being an orchardist provides an up close and personal concept of how fast the stages of life go by. You blink and one day the snow on the branches gives way to the first sighting of a bud. Turn around, and there is a blossom. The apple symbolizes the waiting that life entails. Days of pruning, cultivating, and tending the fruit is not seen by those who only eat the apple. They are constantly waiting for the fruit of our labour, never thinking that if the careful tending of the trees didn't take place, the enjoyment of the apple would never exist in the first place.;

Denise Rowe

Denise Rowe - Remember Me

Remember Me, April 2007-March 2014
Oak table, cotton lace, digital prints, vellum and thread
H 38cm, W 106cm, D 66cm

Denise Rowe - Remember Me (detail)

Remember Me (details), April 2007-March 2014
Oak table, cotton lace, digital prints, vellum and thread
H 38cm, W 106cm, D 66cm

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Biography

Portrait: Denise Rowe

Denise Rowe lives in a heavenly part of NB, with her husband Randy and large, hairy golden retriever. A life built off the grid, powered by sunshine and lake breezes, keeps her creativity blooming. Following graduation from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, she has run a small, successful photography business since 2002. Denise has been a SilverFish member since 2011.

Statement

This body of work is about love, memories, family, & cancer - what it takes away, and what it leaves. Life is delicate and temporary, yet there are many levels of memories that one leaves to those left behind. The love for this gentleman was a beautiful thing. His love for his family was also so beautiful and true. His family cherished every minute...did he know they did? That's what we wonder isn't it? When someone we love is taken away, we want to believe that they knew.

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