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Doug Dolman - Paintings / Ian MacEachern - Photographs

August 4 to September 2, 2005
   
  Two concurrent exhibitions:

Doug Dolman - Paintings
Ian MacEachern - Photographs
 
  Ian MacEachern (View Biography)

Ian MacEachern was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on January 13, 1942.

He worked as a TV cameraman in Sydney, N.S. and Moncton, N.B. and, in 1962, moved to Saint John to work for CHSJ-TV. Soon after, he began taking photographs in his spare time. Prompted by the many fires and impending urban renewal, his camera turned to documenting the changing face of the city in the mid 1960s. During this time he also worked as a theatre photographer for the Rothesay Playhouse (Summer Stock 1963-1966).

In 1966, MacEachern moved to Toronto where he worked as a freelance photojournalist for various magazines. A year later he was hired as a studio cameraman for CBC Toronto.

MacEachern moved to London, Ontario in 1968 to continue freelance photography as a magazine and industrial photojournalist. He also taught photography at H. B. Beal Secondary School, Fanshawe Community College, and The University of Western Ontario.

Ian MacEachern's photographs have been published in artscanada, Canadian Magazine, Chatelaine, The Imperial Oil Review, London Magazine, Maclean's, Ontario Living, Quest, Saturday Night, Shell News, The Star Weekly Magazine, Site Sound, and Time Canada. He was the principal photographer for Symbols of Aspiration; Victorian Architecture in London and Southwestern Ontario, an exhibition and book published by University of Toronto Press in 1986.

MacEachern has done various assignments for Canadian Cancer Society, CBC-TV, EMCO Limited, Ex-Cell-O Corporation, London Life Insurance Company, The London Public Library and Art Museum, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Northern Telecom, and Talbot Theatre (London, Ont.), and The University of Western Ontario Information Services.

Ian MacEachern has had several one-man shows in Canada and the United States as well as various group exhibitions. His photographs are in the permanent collection of the McIntosh Gallery at The University of Western Ontario and in several private collections.

Ian MacEachern lives in London, Ontario.


Douglas Dolman (View Biography)

In spite of wishes to the contrary, I believe that we are who we are as a result of our real-life experiences.
Among other things, I encounter love, grace, beauty and a sense of wonder in my daily life.
As well, I experience, as others do, the disastrous results of greed, waste, poverty and suffering.
Some days it really does seem as if the world is going mad.
Nevertheless, over a period of many years, I have come to realize that the older I get, the more grateful I become for all that life has to offer.
Notwithstanding the sorrow and the pain and the injustice, life is indeed a gift to be cherished.
So I want to push back against the darkness, and celebrate life in some small way by painting images on canvas with enthusiasm and with light, as creatively as I can.
The paintings begin intuitively, without any particular inspiration or idea.
The paint flows rather randomly at the start but, strangely enough, the canvas eventually begins to take on a life of its own.
After a time, it almost seems as if the painting has taken over and I am painting what the painting wants itself to be.
Only when I give myself over to the painting totally is the result satisfactory and the work right.
I am often amazed, and wonder to myself "Where did that come from?"
Ultimately, at a conscious level, my desire is to reach out to the viewer with a creative experience in paint, and perhaps, at least for a moment, share symbols for states of mind and soul for which there are no words, but which are, nonetheless, true.
 
Artwork Featured in this Exhibit:  (View Artist Biography)

Doug Dolman
"A Little Right of Centre", 2003
acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"A Wave To Barney N.", 2002
acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"Buddies", 2003
acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"Fiddlesticks", 2004
acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"Nocturne", 2005
acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"Northern Night", 2005
acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"Pilgrim", 2002
acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"Red September", 2004
acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"Threes and Fours at White's", 2005
acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 in.
     

Doug Dolman
"White Night", 2002
acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 in.
     
Artwork Featured in this Exhibit:  (View Artist Biography)

Ian MacEachern
"Bus Stop, South End, Saint John", 1964
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Cadillac, South End, Saint John", 1973
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Children, Elliott Row, Saint John", 1969
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Fence and Clothesline, South End,", 1973
silver gelatin prints, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Fire, North End, Saint John", 1966
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Girls and Laundry, North End, Sain", 1965
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Man in a Bar Car Between Windsor a", 1969
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"New Chief Cafe, Cardston AB", 1968
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Prepare to Meet Thy God Hwy.3 Near", 1969
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"The New Society, Emco, London", 1974
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Two Men, King Square, Saint John", 1965
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     

Ian MacEachern
"Wooden Stairs, Moore Street, Saint", 1965
silver gelatin print, 8 x 12 in.
     
 

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