Gathering. From the book Social Camouflage and featured in the exhibition Fire and Masks at cSPACE King Edward, Calgary as part of Exposure Photography Festival 2021. © J. Ashley Nixon
Exhibition at cSPACE
The photography exhibition Fire and Masks has been extended into March at cSPACE King Edward, Calgary. The show features landscape and portrait images from Canada and Peru exploring environmental and social changes and cultural heritage. A series of studio portraits from J. Ashley Nixon’s new book Social Camouflage is on display on the second floor of this beautifully repurposed old school. There are also images of dancers from Behind the Mask, a book he published in 2020 to compliment his documentary film about the Huaconada, an ancient ritual dance from Peru.
Fire and Masks is a co-production with fellow Calgary-based photographer Angela Boehm, whose series of large-format photographs titled The Giving Trees share both the beauty of the ephemeral repose of a burned forest and the strength of its regeneration.
Fire and Masks is on show at cSPACE until March 12, 2021.
Access to cSPACE
Fire and Masks is on the second floor at cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29th Ave SW, Calgary (just up the hill from Marda Loop High Street).
Under current circumstances, cSPACE is operating “by appointment”. Telephone cSPACE at 403-476-2025 or buzz the Northeast doors from the parking lot to enter the building during office hours (09:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday).
An online show of Fire and Masks is hosted by Exposure Photography Festival, where you can view behind-the-scenes films and interviews about the exhibited works by Angela Boehm and Ashley Nixon.
Photobook event at The Camera Store
Ashley Nixon will be talking about his approach to making and publishing photobooks during a free online event at The Camera Store on Thursday, April 8, 2021, starting at 6:30 pm. Information about registration coming soon!