Arnold Zageris

pond with lilypads and flowers

Colours in a Pond, 2016, archival paper and inks (printed 2017) ed. 1/5, 27.5″ x 43.5″

Arnold Zageris has won many awards for his work and has exhibited in public and private galleries across Canada including, the Art bank of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, and The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. He is the author of two books: ‘On the Labrador’ 2013 and ‘Antarctica’ 2016. His upcoming book “Iceland, Born of Lava, Chiselled by Ice” is slated to be published in the fall of 2020.

“Arnold Zageris first came to me as a student in a Cibachrome color printing workshop at the Maine Photographic Workshop in the summer of 1989.  It was immediately evident that his photography was advanced beyond any student I had ever encountered. He had clearly mastered the techniques involved in using the large format (4 x5 ) camera and exposing colour transparency films.  I was shocked to hear that he only exposed one sheet at each scene to control expenses yet, all were exposed impeccably.  Beyond technique the quality of the imagery itself was outstanding.

Arnold’s composition demonstrates consistency and intricate control of form and pattern in which he isolates elements as unique windows on the natural world. Arnold’s use of light and colour is subtle and yet definitive, more than simple beauty, his ability to see beyond the common landscape is exemplary.  His photographic vision uncovers a hidden power, mystery and complexity within the landscape and explores those forces as individual worlds.  I have worked closely with two significant photographers of the natural world, Ernst Haas and Paul Caponigro.  I believe the quality of Arnold’s work and level of commitment is equal to theirs.  Throughout the years Arnold has continued to create exceptional photographs.  He is an asset to both Canada and the greater world of art.” – Bernard C. Meyers

pond with lilypads and flowers

Colours in a Pond, 2016, archival paper and inks (printed 2017) ed. 1/5, 27.5″ x 43.5″

person on the right viewing a photograph of a pond with waterlilies

 

Exhibitions

It’s All About ARTISTS Preview Exhibition

Jane LowBeer, String Theory, 2015, monotype on paper, 22" x 28"

On the Labrador

Arnold Zageris, Arnold Zageris' camera, part of Artist Talk, October 17

On the Labrador

Sep 7, 2012 to Oct 28, 2012