FAP:O 1.27 – with Marie-Jeanne Musiol

Luminous Fields

  • Date: June 9th, 2015, 7 pm
  • Place: The Lieutenant’s Pump
  • Speaker: Marie-Jeanne Musiol 
  • Topic: Luminous Fields
  •  Marie-Jeanne Musiol spoke about her ongoing experiments to capture the luminous imprints of plants directly on film and video at the precise moment light flows and imparts subtle information to matter.  The artist is presently assembling an extensive energy herbarium consisting of hundreds of specimens culled from the eastern Laurentian forest and uncovering the presence of cosmic configurations enfolded in the minute details of photographed leaves.



FAP:O 1.26 – with Brendan de Montigny


  • Date: May 12th, 2015, 7 pm
  • Place: The Lieutenant’s Pump
  • Speaker: Brendan de Montigny 
  • Topic: NO SHOW – Print and Photography: Commercialism in the Inter-Media Digital Age 

    Brendan will discuss the use of photographic tools through interdisciplinary visual arts fields by way of speaking about his own personal experience as an artist, and as an art dealer. Through this personalized account he would like to open up a conversation about how photography as a digital medium has changed how we exchange the information of ideas.



  • Recording:  None
  • Web Site:  

FAP:O 1.25 – with Tony Fouhse

Why Official Ottawa

  • Date: April 14th, 2015, 7 pm
  • Place: The Lieutenant’s Pump
  • Speaker: Tony Fouhse 
  • Topic: Why Official Ottawa 

    With his new work, “Official Ottawa”, Tony Fouhse looks at how the federal presence manifests itself in this city. He does this by stripping the capital down to its bones, photographing the architecture, functionaries and tableaux that only exist here because this is the seat of federal power. “Official Ottawa” is a look behind (or perhaps beside) the clichés, fairytales and myths that surround our city. He will talk about his motivations for creating this body of work.

    “Official Ottawa” will be exhibited this summer (2015) at OAG’s Annex gallery in City Hall.

  • FAP:O 1.24 – with Jake Morrison

    A Curated Book Report 

    • Date: March 10th, 2015, 7 pm
    • Place: The Lieutenant’s Pump
    • Speaker: Jake Morrison 
    • Topic: A Curated Book Report

      Jake Morrison talked about curating his own reading. He reported on four books:

      • The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe (1975)
      • Wagstaff: Before And After Mapplethrope: A Biography by Philip Gefter (2014)
      • Seven Days In the Art World by Sarah Thornton (2009) (with a nod to her “33 Artists in 3 Acts”)
      • Curationism: How curating took over the art world and everything else by David Balzer (2014)

    FAP:O 1.23 – with Raymond Aubin

    Criticising photographs

    • Date: February 10th, 2015, 6:30pm
    • Place: The Lieutenant’s Pump
    • Speaker: Raymond Aubin 
    • Topic: Criticising Photographs 
      Raymond Aubin talked about criticizing  photographs. How can one go beyond first impressions when looking at a photograph? He discussed six complementary angles from which to approach images which he has developed over several years through readings, courses, workshops, and writing art critiques.

    FAP:O 1.22 – with Richard Austin

    • Date: January 13th, 2015, 6:30pm
    • Place: Pressed Urban Gourmet Sandwich Shop
    • Speaker: Richard Austin
    • Topic: Publishing a book with IngramSpark services
      Richard Austin talked about getting a book commercially published using IngramSpark services. IngramSpark is the world’s largest printer and distributor of books with access to over 39,000 booksellers, online retailers and libraries around the world. Richard discussed his experiences getting his book “1969 Once upon a time in Montreal” printed and distributed to bookstores.

    FAP:O 1.21 – with Louis Helbig

    Beautiful destruction

    • Date: December 9th, 2014, 6:30pm
    • Place: Pressed Urban Gourmet Sandwich Shop
    • Speaker: Louis Helbig 
    • Topic: Beautiful Destruction book project.
      This December, Louis Helbig, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Books, releases Beautiful Destruction “one of the most ambitious, provocative and unique photography projects to be published in years.”
      The 300 page book contains 200+ stunning aerial photographs of the world’s largest industrial project complemented by a dynamic collection of essays by high profile personalities Elizabeth May, Rick George, Bill McKibben, Ezra Levant, Chief Allan Adam and ten others. Each photo’s name is translated into Cree, Denesuline and English.
      Earlier this year the project became – at $43,000 – the most successful Canadian crowd-sourced art or photography project ever.
      Louis Helbig showed an advance copy of the book and discussed the evolution of the Beautiful Destruction project from his first aerial photo foray in 2008, when the tar/oil sands were largely unknown to Canadians, to its present incarnation – an art photo book – that is the first intentional effort, of any sort, to bring together a wide range of viewpoints around an issue that today – in 2014 – dominates Canadian and American headlines.


    FAP:O 1.20 – with Ralph Nevins

    • Date: November 11th, 2014, 6:30pm
    • Place: Pressed Urban Gourmet Sandwich Shop
    • Speaker: Ralph Nevins
    • Topic: Ralph Nevins presented “travels without my tante – around & about in France” a unilingual view of spending 10 months at photography in France – culture & odd bits of trivia from a totally anecdotal point of view …

    FAP:O 1.19 – with Larry Weissmann

    • Date: October 14th, 2014, 6:30pm
    • Place: Pressed Urban Gourmet Sandwich Shop
    • Speaker: Larry Weissmann
    • Topic: Larry Weissmann presented “…not close enough…”, One man’s quest to find the meaning of life through photography. As well as describing his own use of the medium as both a tool for self-expression (the aesthetic side), and as a means of working for social justice (documentary), the talk also gave an  overview of the photographic scene from the 1950’s through the 80’s. Beginning photography in his teens and taking it up as a full-time pursuit when he moved to Canada in 1967, Larry was responsible for starting the first university photography course in Canada (York University).  His work has been widely exhibited and is in collections both here and abroad, including the National Gallery’s CMCP collection.
    • Recording:  FAP:O #19 (by Mike Vuckovic)
    • Web Site:  none

    FAP:O 1.18 – with Jamie Kronick

    • Date: September 9th, 2014, 6:30pm
    • Place: Pressed Urban Gourmet Sandwich Shop
    • Speaker: Jamie Kronick
    • Topic: Jamie Kronick spoke on “Make The Work You Want To See”. No matter what the content, medium, or language, make the work you want to see. In a world where ‘everything has been done’, what’s left to do is that which you feel compelled to create.

    Jamie’s show “The Songwriter” opens in early September 2014 in the Ottawa Art Gallery Annex in City Hall.