Steam Whistle Brewing and CONTACT 2010 present Front Lines
Part of Contact Photography month, this photographic exhibit presents a unique opportunity to recognize the sacrifices made by the Canadian Armed forces to further the cause of peace and freedom throughout the world.
War embodies the ultimate failure of humanity. Yet, it persists through generations; even today images from Afghanistan present Canadians with irreconcilable feelings of resigned necessity and ethical horror. Robert Capa's masterful photographs of The Spanish Civil War portrayed the brutality of battle while exposing a poignant yearning for civilian normalcy among it’s idealistic combatants. “Front Lines”, inspired by Capa’s indelible scenes of duty to an imperfect moral calling can reveal fleeting moments of disarming grace bound by unspeakable tragedy.
Certain proceeds of the show will be donated to the Military Family Fund, a charity organization created in 2007 by General Rick Hillier to assist military families faced with unforeseen and often immediate needs that have resulted due to the conditions of service.
Front Lines is the collaborative genius of Brendan Meadows (www.brendanmeadows.com), Matt Robinson (www.klaxonhowl.com) Simon Willms (www.simonwillms.com), George Moreira (www.gm-p.com) and Darrin Klimek (www.darrinklimek.com).
Date: Monday, May 24, 2010
End Date: Monday, May 31, 2010
Event Type: Art
Location: Steam Whistle Gallery
Time: Opening Night Reception May 26 at 7pm-Show on display until the end of the month