The Artist Project

February 23rd, 2012

I will be participating in this year’s The Artist Project. It runs March 1 – 4th, 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth Building in Toronto.

I will be in booth 224. If you get a chance please stop by and see me.

Please find more of the details below:

The Artist Project celebrates its 5th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 200 carefully juried, independent contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a rare opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from Canadian and International artists.

SHOW DATES :
Thursday, March 1st to Sunday, March 4th, 2012

SHOW HOURS:
Thursday:  7PM – 10PM (Opening Night, 19+ Event)*
Friday:  12PM – 9PM
Saturday:  11AM – 9PM
Sunday:  11AM – 6PM
*A portion of Opening Night ticket sales will be donated to the Canadian Art Foundation.

VENUE LOCATION:
Queen Elizabeth Building
180 Princes’ Boulevard, Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON

For more information please visit: The Artist Project

Drawing 2012 at John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

February 5th, 2012

My drawing Dual was recently accepted into the 13th annual drawing exhibition Drawing 2012 at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto and I am thrilled to announce that I was awarded second place.

Drawing 2012 runs February 7 – March 2, 2012

Opening Reception:  February 9,  6-8 pm

Here is more information about the exhibition:

This year, 78 artists from across Canada submitted more than 150 works
in a variety of styles, media and techniques for consideration. From
these, two jurors selected the 35 works in the exhibition and awarded
prizes.

The jurors awarded two First Prizes, one to Erin Finley of Toronto,
Ont. for an ink, watercolour and gold leaf drawing entitled
“Conversion of Saint Paul in Brogues”; and one to Julia Vandepolder of
Hillsburgh, Ont. for a charcoal, graphite, oil/chalk pastel & conté
drawing entitled “The Green Room”. The second prize went to Amanda
Burk of North Bay, Ont. for a large scale charcoal drawing entitled
“Dual”. Two Honorable Mentions were awarded. Peter Large of Stella,
Ont. received the Japanese Paper Place Award for a graphite and colour
pencil drawing entitled, “Spike’s Nest”. David Woodward of Kingston,
Ont. received the Curry’s Art Store Award for a colour pencil drawing
entitled “The Century Lost Its Hold”.

The John B. Aird is one of the few galleries in Canada to showcase a juried
exhibition where drawing is promoted as an art form unto itself, is on
the ground floor of the Macdonald Block, an Ontario government
building at 900 Bay Street in Toronto. It is open Monday to Friday,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Exhibiting with Blunt at AAF Los Angeles

January 20th, 2012

Currently, drawings from my Dual series are on exhibition at the Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles with Blunt.  The exhibition runs Janurary 18 – 22, 2012 at The Event Deck at L.A.

Here are two of the works that are at the show:

Dual (Courtright) 2012

Dual (Wooten and Miller), 2012

Here are some images of the booth:

AAF Los Angeles with Blunt

AAF Los Angeles with Blunt - view from the aisle

Dual Series on Exhibition at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library

July 23rd, 2011

Here are some images of the installation at ELCSLPL. The exhibition opened on Thursday July 21st and will continue until August 28th, 2011. As promised in my last post, scroll down to see the final drawing in this series.

The entrance to the gallery

The longest wall featuring eight of my charcoal animals

Closer view of three of the charcoal animals installed

The final work of the series installed

Image of Dual installed

This fourteen foot charcoal drawing of a mirrored pregnant woman titled, Dual, is the final drawing in this series. For the Dual series, I focused on northern animals as a way of playfully contemplating ideas surrounding symbiotic relationships and cohabitation, but these drawings were also motivated by ideas around cellular division, conception and the animal nature of our biology. I have always been interested in that small moment in conception where one cell makes its first divide and sets into motion the creation of a life.  The mirrored animal heads in this series represent this initial cellular division.  All of the work in this series, along with the title of this exhibition, State of Transformation, was inspired by the conception of my son and my pregnancy.  This body of work was a way of coming to terms with the transitions that were occurring in my life and with my body as I prepared for his arrival.

Detail of Dual

The ELCSLPL has a great gallery space. I am pleased to be showing my work with them. If you are in Montreal, I hope you’ll check it out.

Exhibition Assistance generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

State of Transformation – solo exhibition

July 16th, 2011

Opening this week is my solo exhibition State of Transformation / Etat de Transformation at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec.  Here is a link to a press release for the exhibition on the City of Côte Saint-Luc’s site.

This exhibition features 11 drawings from my Dual Series and will run from July 21 to August 28, 2011.

I have recently finished three new drawings to complete the series.

Here are two of the newest additions.

Dual (Meadow Star), 2011

Dual (Samuel Martin), 2011

I will post images of the installation along with images of the final work in the series soon. The final drawing is truly the capstone for this body of work.

State of Transformation / Etat de Transformation

July 21 to August 28, 2011

Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library
5851 boulevard Cavendish
Côte Saint-Luc, QC
H4W 2X8

Exhibition Assistance generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council.

DRAWING 2011 at John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto

February 2nd, 2011

Dual (Cecrops), 2010

I am pleased to announce that my work has been accepted into the John B. Aird Gallery’s Juried Drawing Exhibition this year.   The John B. Aird Gallery hosts a great, competitive drawing exhibition each year and I am thrilled to have two of my drawings selected for DRAWING 2011.

Here are the details for the exhibition:

DRAWING 2011
Tuesday, February 8 – Friday, March 4, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 10, 6-8 pm

John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street
Macdonald Block
Toronto, ON

Best of 2010 (TOAE) – FCP Gallery, Toronto

January 6th, 2011

My work will be included in the upcoming Best of 2010: featuring award winners from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. This past summer, I received an Honourable Mention in Drawing at the TOAE.

The exhibition run January 17th until February 25th, 2011 at FCP Gallery.

FCP Gallery is located in First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, Toronto.

The exhibition opens, Thursday January 20th from 6pm – 8 pm.

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Here is the media release for the exhibition:

BEST of 2010
Featuring award winners from the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
January 17 – February 25, 2011
FCP Gallery
100 King Street West, in First Canadian Place, Toronto

BEST of 2010 features the work of the 42 award winners from the 2010 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE), representing some of the most exciting artwork being produced today.

In July of 2010, a roster of judges made up of esteemed artists, instructors and curators awarded more than $30,000 in cash prizes and materials to artists who are outstanding in their field, (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, computer generated work, ceramics, fibre, glass, jewellery, metal, printmaking, sculpture, watercolour, wood).

The 42 artists in this exhibition were selected from 400 exhibitors in the 2010 exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square.

For more information about the artists and gallery schedule, please visit www.torontooutdoorart.org

The TOAE gratefully acknowledges the support of the many sponsors, award donors and volunteers that made the 2010 exhibition a success!

Exhibition at Bookhou in Toronto

October 1st, 2010

I am pleased to be exhibiting my latest series of charcoal drawing on paper at the beautiful bookhou in Toronto. Arounna and John’s bookhou shop is definitely worth a visit, they have the most amazing handmade things for your home and life.

The exhibition runs October 6 – 31, 2010.  I hope you’ll be able to check it out.

Mattawa Blues and Arts Festival – update

August 10th, 2010

This past weekend I participated in the first annual Mattawa Blues and Arts Festival. I truly enjoyed meeting my fellow local artists and listening to the great blues bands.

Tent Setup at the Mattawa Blues and Arts Festival 2010

This was my first opportunity to visit Mattawa and I was stunned at just how beautiful it is. The Festival was held on Explorer’s Point where the Mattawa and Ottawa river meet. Saying it was picturesque would be an understatement.

The event was very well organized and everyone was helpful and welcoming. It seems to me that this festival in its first year proved its potential and will just get better with time. I will look forward to next year!

Mattawa Blues and Arts Festival

August 3rd, 2010

Dual (Pushkina), 2010

I will be exhibiting this coming weekend August 6th and 7th, 2010 at the Mattawa Blues and Arts Festival on Explorers Point in Mattawa, Ontario.

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Friday August 6th, 2010

3pm – 9pm: Art Show at Explorer’s Point
Bands begin at 7:00pm

Saturday August 7th, 2010

1pm – 9pm: Art Show at Explorer’s Point
Bands begin at 6:30pm

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Entrance to the Art Show is FREE until 6:00 pm. Wristbands are required for the Blues Festival at the cost of $10.

I hope to see you there.