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The Frost Series: Birth

The Frost Series: Birth

Image Seekers Urban Concept Gallery

Featuring the hand painted tins of guest photographer Brenda Castonguay.Corrosion, an abstract eye on metal, by resident photographer David Leech.

Sunday, February 9th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Marda Loop @ 2014 – 23rd Avenue SW
Everybody Welcome!

Maria Fernanda Feltes ‘Invenciones Naturales’

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Image Seekers Urban Concept Gallery is now featuring Maria Fernanda Feltes exhibition series titled
‘Invenciones Naturales’ in the upper gallery. Fernanda is an honors graduate in Fine Arts from the
Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Buenos Aires.  Recognized, exhibited, and published in Argentina,
Fernanda now resides in Calgary.

Lucky us! We’re open Saturday & Sunday until November 15th, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Marda Loop at 2104 – 23rd Avenue SW, Calgary. Private viewings can easily be arranged.

Purple vs. Red

Crimson door, azure fender, lacy purple petticoat on a castaway restoration auto part (David Leech)

Behind our Ashburton lodging grew a potato patch. Behind the potato patch withered a row of little old cars. The land owner had erected a flash new Quonset to showcase his bright, shiny, restored car collection. I left a note on the locked gate. The spud grower phoned, and through his rather muddy accent, said pictures were ok, with him. In the dewy dawn we hopped the fence to search the castaway bones for colour. Drew red blood on the barbed wire. Took green stinging nettles on the shin. One of the old Canterbury cars sported a crimson door, an azure fender, and corrosion unveiled a lacy purple petticoat.

G’night, Sleep Tight

Don't let the bed springs bite! (David Leech)

Don’t let the bed springs bite! And if they do, just grab a camera, and shoot some black and blue. Reflected gold helps warm up the bed with a sparkle of sunlight. Just some beautiful old detritus stashed away at the Sandon Ghost Town scrap metal dealership. West Kootenay, BC.

Barbed Wire

Barbed Wire Roll in the Rumsey Natural Area Rodeo Grounds (David Leech)

“There are no roads here” (Corb Lund)… Nearly everywhere else on the Alberta map is criss-crossed by right-of-ways surveyed every mile east/west, every two miles north/south. These two empty townships of wild aspen parkland and native prairie grasslands are the Rumsey Natural Area and Environmental Reserve – hummocky moraine left behind by retreating continental ice sheets. Thrown over a post in the dilapidated rodeo grounds was an unused roll of barbed wire.

Tutu Cacophony

Colourful Tutus on a Gypsy Caravan. (David Leech)

Circled on the Ashburton Domain was a flamboyant display of Gypsy wagons. Handmade crafts were the main attraction: glass blower, wood turner, jewelry maker, greenstone carver… This cacophony of tutus enticed the pretty girls to dress up in their favourite colour and dance joyfully through the caravan.

Tiger Stripes & Cat Eye

Hawsehole through the hull of the Glengary Tug (David Leech)

Idle and decaying, the Glengary tug boat is moored at Government Wharf in Bella Coola, BC. Gossip inferred that the boat design was too narrow, and thus quite unstable, for the stormy waters of McLoughlin Bay. Piercing the hull is a Hawsehole, or cat hole, for those huge towing and mooring ropes called hawsers. Bridge and cabin structures were a flamboyant crimson.

Canadian Kenworth

Canadian Kenworth decomposing in the Sandon Ghost Town (David Leech)

Ghost Truck Phantom 309 corroding away at the Sandon Ghost Town. A truly fitting location to encounter an apparition of the legend of Big Joe and Phantom 309, from Tom Waits “Nighthawks at the Diner” tribute to Red Sovine, written by Tommy Faile. Courtesy of a mysterious scrap metal dealer deep in the foreboding Selkirk mountains of British Columbia. Prospecting with a gold reflector gives the headlights an intangible glow under a brooding sky.

Lime Slime

Hull of the Brockton II at low tide with lime green slime (David Leech)

Blown ashore during a violent storm, the Brockton II is ship wrecked on McLoughlin Bay, near the private wharf at Bella Coola, BC. A well equipped foreign photographer arrived at the scene too, but he was actually looking for bears! (Tourists?!) Clambering down amongst the rubble, barnacles, mussel shells, and stinking muck, I focused up at the slimy, limey, corroding hull. High tide would soon conceal these beautiful colours lurking below.

Moeraki Boulders (Kaihinaki)

Moeraki Boulder reflection at sunrise with incoming tide (David Leech)

Exhumed by relentless waves on the Otago coast are the mythical remains of water gourds, washed ashore from the Maori canoe Āraiteuru, which brought the Ngāi Tahu people to the South Island. Otherwise known as septarian concretions, the unusually spherical Moeraki Boulders are a famous holiday destination. Busloads of tourists arrive late, missing out on the colourful sun rise. I preferred an angle of reflection, with the sun, looking at the boulders from offshore, while getting my feet wet in the surf.


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Crimson door, azure fender, lacy purple petticoat on a castaway restoration auto part
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