La Cloche Photo Exhibit – May Press Release

La Cloche Photograph Exhibit –

‘La Cloche Spirit: The Equivalent Light’

 

‘La Cloche Spirit: The Equivalent Light’, an exhibit by La Cloche photographer Jon Butler, www.jonbutlerphoto.com, will be in Toronto this month as part of the international Scotiabank CONTACT 2012 photography festival.

 ‘La Cloche Spirit’ is a photographic exhibition that explores the light of dawn and how it evokes an inspirational space and translates the timeless beauty of nature. After the practice of Stieglitz, an “equivalent” photograph functions as a work of art because it both communicates subject matter and suggests mental states.

Jon Butler is a Zen practitioner and retired newspaper executive who changed his clothes to enjoy the passing seasons of life. He has been capturing and enjoying the light of La Cloche for more than 30 years. He concentrates on solitary, contemplative landscapes and atmospheric effects with his natural light photographs. They reflect years of meditation on the subject matter and draw viewers into the light of La Cloche.

The La Cloche area, www.lacloche.ca, with its quartzite mountains, crystal clear lakes, windswept pines and abundant wildlife, is located in Northern Ontario on the north shore of Georgian Bay with Killarney Park in the east and the town of Spanish in the west. Butler lives in Willisville located in the heart of La Cloche. This area was recently saved from the possibility of any future mining as a quarry. In 2011, the mining company Vale liberally surrendered the license for this property so it may be enjoyed for generations to come. Butler was instrumental in saving the Mountain and establishing the La Cloche Mountains Preservation Society.

In 2012, Butler’s exhibit ‘La Cloche Spirit: The Equivalent Light’ will be at 200 Bay St., South Tower Lobby, Royal Bank Plaza from Sunday. May 13 to Saturday, May 26 and at The Gore Bay Museum Heritage Centre from June 10 to August 6.  The exhibition was funded in part by the Ontario Arts Council and Vale.

The opening reception for CONTACT 2012, 200 Bay St., Toronto will be on Monday, May 14, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and all are welcome.

 

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About jonbutlerphoto

Jon Butler is a Zen practitioner, haiku poet, photographer and retired newspaper executive who changed his clothes to enjoy the passing seasons of life. He has been capturing and enjoying the natural light of La Cloche for more than 35 years. He concentrates on solitary, contemplative landscapes, natural colour and atmospheric effects. In 2015 Jon began creating a series of Photo Montage prints using his original photographs. It is an opportunity to explore a sequence of dreams or dreams of a sequence. Jon and his wife Kerry live in the village of Willisville located in the heart of the La Cloche Mountains. Kerry's photographs are available at Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin Island. They are founding members of the La Cloche Mountains Preservation Society and the Willisville Mountain Project, dedicated to preserve Willisville Mountain and the beauty of La Cloche. Their winter months are spent in Pass-a-Grille, Florida (Willisville South) enjoying health and the Tampa Zen Center. The books ‘Visions of La Cloche, Contemplating La Cloche with Words and Photographs’ and 'La Cloche Spirit: Contemplating Beginner's Mind' are still available online at www.blurb.ca/user/lacloche. Jon’s exhibit ‘La Cloche Spirit: The Equivalent Light’ was part of the Toronto international photography show CONTACT2012 before exhibiting in Gore Bay and Sudbury in 2012. Jon’s photographs are available at Turners Gallery of Little Current, The Art Gallery of Sudbury shop, Killarney Park Store, and The Red Dog in Whitefish Falls.
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