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Loft 704

Shane Arsenault, Natalia Barberis
The Mobile Darkroom / Alberta

Exhibition dates: February 16 - 17
Opening reception: February 16, 6-11pm

Shane Arsenault and Natalia Barberis present their latest collaborative project - “The Mobile Darkroom / Alberta”.

Over the course of two years, this duo hand built an ultra large format 16x20 inch field camera, constructed a mobile darkroom (which allowed them to photograph and develop their prints on location); and photographed a unique collection of images capturing a quintessential view of present day Alberta.

Inspired by the hand crafted photographic process’ of 19th century photographers such as Roger Fenton and Mathew Brady - Shane and Natalia replaced the horse drawn darkroom wagon with the 21st century spin of a vehicle drawn darkroom trailer. This propelled them to explore and create images of Edmonton, Drumheller, Calgary, Banff, Crowsnest Pass, and everywhere in between. The result is hand made imagery that reflects the diverse modern landscape of Alberta, along with the encroaching presence of man made scenery.

Follow the project on Instagram @themobiledarkroom

Gallery hours: Feb 16, 6-11pm & Feb 17, 12-4pm

Shane Arsenault, Luc Wilson, Chelsea Yang-Smith & David Clarke

Opening reception: February 9, 6-11pm

Loft 704 invites you to Calgary’s newest photo studio to celebrate the second instalment of Stationary, a collaborative show featuring distinct photographers; Shane Arsenault, Luc Wilson, Chelsea Yang-Smith, and David Clarke. Enjoy food, drinks, music and diverse photographic work at the second instalment of Stationary — opening for one night only February 9 from 6 - 11pm.

Gallery hours: February 9 - 6PM - 11PM

704 41 Avenue NE (Rear Entrance Door #4244)
Calgary, Alberta T2E 3P7