New Vision Revisted: Jessica Eaton’s critical abstraction

  by Saelan Twerdy When Bauhaus pioneer Laszlo Mohology-Nagy proposed that photography could generate a “New Vision,” he was thinking in terms of a technical extension of the human eye: with the help of lenses and chemical plates, humankind could see things previously unseen and unimagined. For Moholy-Nagy as well as Russian Constructivist artists like […]

Fall 2011 Issue 29.1


Fall 29.1 Canada $8.00 USA $13.00 International $20.00 Features: Reindeer Project by Scarlett Hooft Graafland 34 Transmissions: Charles Stankievech and the North by Scott Rogers Young Hearts Be Free: The works of Justin Waddell by Tatiana Mellema Departments: Of Interest: New Media: Robert Hengeveld by John G. Hampton My Best Shot: Jeff Thomas Column: Message […]

Enter the 2012 Optic Nerve Image Contest

We are now accepting entries for OPTIC NERVE 2012 The fee for entrants is $25 for a maximum of two entries. Payment can be made through the below Paypal button or by sending a cheque or money order payable to BlackFlash Magazine to: PO Box 7381 STN Main, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 4J3 Full Contest Rules Past […]

Resistance Is [Not] Futile: An audio interview with Jeff Thomas


The following interview took place the week of June 22, 2011 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan at the CFCR studio during the program the A-word hosted by Bart Gazzola. Ottawa artist Jeff Thomas phoned in to talk about his work and his exhibition “Resistance Is [Not] Futile” which took place at PAVED Arts from June 10th – July […]

Any Sharp Knife Will Do, Lee Henderson & Seema Goel, Dunlop Gallery, 2011


  By John G. Hampton Maybe it’s the dark walls and harsh spotlighting, or maybe its the moody high contrast black and white photographs, or maybe it’s the taxidermy of household animals—both pets and pests—whatever it is, the Dunlop Gallery’s most recent exhibition “Any Sharp Knife Will Do” is just creepy. The show features two […]

My Best Shot: Party Boat by Sarah Anne Johnson


One of my favourite pictures is Party Boat, from a series of work I just finished called Arctic Wonderland. It is a digital c-print that I scratched and painted on with photo-spotting and acrylic inks.

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Frequency Painting: 12 Tones, Gary James Joynes/Clinker

unSacred, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Gallery 1C03, 2011

By J.J. Kegan McFadden   In his debut solo exhibition, “unSacred,” at the University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 Scott Benesiinaabandan skillfully engages an ideal context for his investigation into one aspect of indigenous spirituality. The facet that the artist presents is the Windigokaan—a figure who encapsulates the contrary in order to offer possible models for […]

My Best Shot: The Two Violinists by Evergon

When BlackFlash invited me to pick my favourite photograph to discuss, I thought of many of the images that I have made over the past forty years. I am currently preparing a monograph with Dazibao (Montreal) and VU (Quebec) so the choices had been narrowed down to seventy something. Although it is currently on loan […]

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