A possible new series I am working on. Transplanting natural materials from one place to another to create site-specific installations. This is a "sand rainbow," made up of sand from Bighorn and Yellowstone National Parks, Prince Edward Island and Iceland.
WHAT: Sightings: An Exhibition of the Photography of Ella Morton
WHERE: ViewPoint Gallery of Contemporary Photography
1272 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y5
Phone: (902) 420-0854
WHEN: Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 6pm - 9pm
Artists’ Talk: Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 2pm - 3:30pm
Exhibition run: September 4, 2012 - September 30, 2012
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12 noon - 5pm;
Thursday and Friday 12 noon - 7pm; or by appointment
Vancouver artist Ella Morton was recognized as one of Canada’s top emerging photographers in this months issue of Photolife magazine. ViewPoint is pleased to present “Sightings,” Morton’s series of staged pinhole photographs depicting scenes of people witnessing mysterious phenomena from UFOs and other unexplainable happenings.
Ella Morton is a Canadian visual artist based in Toronto. Originally from Vancouver, she earned a BFA in photography from Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and an MFA in visual art from York University in Toronto. She has exhibited her work internationally, including solo shows at Viewpoint Gallery and Ross Creek Centre for the Arts in Nova Scotia, Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, and Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna. In 2014, she was a finalist in the Untapped Emerging Artists Competition, as part of The Artist Project Contemporary Art Fair, and her work was also featured in Contact Photography Festival. Upcoming projects include an installation in the inaugural Land Shape festival in North Jutland, Denmark, as well as participation in The Arctic Circle residency in Svalbard, Norway, in 2016.