My photo of Kim Dorland's studio behind the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Elizabeth Dowdeswell as she speaks to the crowd gathered for the launch of 150 Stories. Honoured to be a part of this project.
"Hartman’s camera sits at eye level, which lets us look upon Stephen Appleby-Barr’s cluttered tabletop and marvel at William Fisk’s clinically clean floor. We know that Pierre Dorion keeps his space as tidy as the museums he paints, and we come to understand the meticulous grid system Charles Bierk uses to create photorealistic portraits. Shelley Adler’s red chair cradles a lifelong preoccupation with faces, and the trees outside Katharine Harvey’s windows offer a juxtaposition to Wild Ride IV White."
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"Joseph Hartman’s photographs at the Stephen Bulger Gallery do what all good photographs do. They draw you closer and, in so doing, expose much more of their subject than can be seen with the unaided eye."
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"For an artist, the studio is a foxhole, a bunker. It’s a place where things take shape. Where machinations become real, where the ineffable finds form."
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Outer Shoals, Georgian Bay, ON, 2014
60 x 75 Inches
On view at Stephen Bulger Gallery