MAIN SPACE EXHIBITION
MARCH 6 – MARCH 28, 1992
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 1992 AT 8 PM
LOCATION – STRIDE GALLERY
722, 11 AVE S.W, CALGARY, ALBERTA
RICHARD BAILLARGEON is an artist and writer born in Levis, Quebec. He completed a master of arts degree in anthropology at l’Universite Laval in 1978. In 1987, he was the first Canadian photographer to be awarded the Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography by the Canada Council. His work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in Quebec, Canada and abroad. He is a founding member of VU, an artist-run centre in Quebec City where he has curated exhibitions. He served as program director of photography at The Banff Centre for a number of years.
Intimistic and sometimes ambiguous, often on the verge of the banal and the ordinary, the images of the series function independently in most cases. In a few instances, they are grouped into dyptics or tryptics, but these groupings are not to be read as if they were forming narrative sequences. Rather, they are denser moments, more intense atmospheres and ambiances.