Fantastic Review of Brian Howell's exhibition by the Georgia Straight!
Brian Howell's photographs find meaning in unexpected places
Leaping wrestlers and devoted fans, empty offices and deserted newspaper printing plants, a grocery cart filled with bottle caps, red paper stars punched out with pellets, streams of pedestrians looking at their cellphones, an old yellow fridge covered in metallic grey paint—Brian Howell’s wide-ranging photography is difficult to wrap definitions around. In an essay accompanying his survey exhibition at Winsor Gallery, critic Art Perry poses questions about just what kind of photographer Howell might be. Is his work documentary or fine art? Is his practice aligned with the street photography of the mid-20th century or the concept-driven and studio-based photography of the postmodern age?