Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art
Exhibition dates: February 2 - March 2
Opening reception: February 2, 2-4pm
Newzones is excited to present “SEASONS”, a solo exhibition by Joshua Jensen-Nagle.
Contemporary photographer, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, captivates viewers with his evocative photographs and singular aesthetic. Best known for his dreamy aerial beaches and expansive ski scenes, Jensen-Nagle captures scenes of leisure from a distance, often from high above, transforming people into toy-like figures against sublime natural backdrops. “SEASONS” highlights select work from the ongoing series’ “Endless Summer” and “Winter,” showcasing people as colourful specks clustered on long stretches of sand, rock, and snow, like abstract elements. His immersive, cinematic, large-scale photos invite viewers to lose themselves in the crowd and the striking landscape, sparking associations of memory and nostalgia.
In the tradition of photographers, Jensen-Nagle’s images reveal arresting visual patterns in the everyday world and create dramatic shifts in perspective, showing humans completely enveloped in their environment. Viewing photography as a “means to evoke emotion rather than document a reality,” he has spent a decade traveling the globe in search of beachscapes dotted with bathers, and mountainscapes sprinkled with skiers, to turn into compelling images, often while hanging out of helicopters to capture his birds-eye views.
Jensen-Nagle bases his successful full-time art practice in Toronto and has become a prominent fixture in the arts community. He has amounted over 50 exhibitions in the last 12 years, including the Griffin Museum (Boston) in 2010, and a group show at Glenbow (Calgary) titled “Through the Looking Glass” in 2008.
Joshua Jensen-Nagle has been featured in Photolife, National Post, Galleries West, Canadian House and Home, Fashion, Harper’s, Canadian Art, and Art in America. He has developed a strong standing in the art world and is collected widely throughout North America and Europe. Such collections include: Cirque de Soleil, Ryerson University, First Energy Petroleum Ltd., MasterCard International, Microsoft, Transcontinental, Hilton Hotels and Target Corporation Canada, as well as numerous private collections world-wide.
Joshua Jensen-Nagle’s solo exhibition “SEASONS” will be running concurrently with “Perception”, a group exhibition of Newzones’ photo-based artists, which will be showcasing Michael Batty’s brand new series “Prop”!
Tues-Fri: 10.30am - 5pm
Sat: 11.30am - 4.30pm
730 11 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0E4