The North Now – Thunder Bay Art Gallery

November 4th, 2014

Quiescence in The North Now at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery - image credit Thunder Bay Art Gallery

I am very pleased to have my work Quiescence on exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery in The North Now. The exhibition runs from October 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

The Thunder Bay Art Gallery describes the exhibition as:

Featuring art from across Northern Ontario, this multi-disciplinary juried exhibition provides a glimpse of the immense creativity, diversity and innovation by established and emerging artists living in the north of the province. This is the first juried exhibition organized by the Gallery in ten years and this time the reach has been extended to include Northeastern Ontario artists as well.

The jury for this exhibition consisted of: David Garneau, Artist and Associate Professor, University of Regina; Carol Podedworny, Director and Chief Curator of the McMaster Museum of Art; and Dr. Andrea Terry, Art Historian, Lakehead University. Fifty-two artists had their submissions accepted into this exhibition.

I would like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and thank them for the exhibition assistance I received.

49th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

June 8th, 2010

Come visit me again this year at:

The 49th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

July 9, 10, & 11, 2010

Nathan Phillips Square

I will be located at booth number 57 in the White section (the opposite side of the square from last year).

For more information visit the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition website.

Washi Exhibition – offical invite

May 28th, 2010

To visit their site:

Drawing on Washi: the presence of the void

May 27th, 2010

Whispers, 2010, graphite and gold leaf on washi

Whispers, 2010, graphite and gold leaf on washi

My recent drawing, Whispers, has been chosen to be included in The Japanese Paper Place’s, Drawing on Washi: the presence of the void.

Washi is the Japanese word for the traditional papers made from the long inner fibres of three plants, wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper. – Japanese Paper Place

The exhibition will feature 20 drawings on beautiful Washi paper and will be on exhibition from June 4th to June 30th, 2010 at the Japanese Paper Place. This exhibition takes place in connection with the Washi Summit taking place in Toronto in June.

Update – Art of Resistance – Best in Show

May 27th, 2010

I am so pleased to announce that my work was chosen as Best in Show in the Art of Resistance Exhibition at the Kennedy Gallery in North Bay. The Art of Resistance was a great exhibition with many strong pieces, so I am honoured to have been recognized with this award.

Below is an image of the work installed.

Installation image of Gesture at the Kennedy Gallery, North Bay

Installation image of Gesture at the Kennedy Gallery, North Bay

Art of Resistance – Juried Exhibition

March 6th, 2010

Gesture, 2006 (detail)

Gesture, 2006 (detail)

I am pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit my drawing Gesture, in the Art of Resistance at the WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay.

[The Art of Resistance] explores art as a means for activism and political resistance in the Gallery II Main Space. Thursday, March 4 to Wednesday, March 10, at the WKP Kennedy Gallery, 150 Main St. E. Co-sponsored with the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Near North Mobile Media Lab, WKP Kennedy Gallery, the Cultural Affairs Committee at Nipissing University and the Canada Research Chair in Environmental History.

Artists featured in this juried exhibition are:

Ingrid Bajewsky, Eric Boyer, Amanda Burk, Alex Maeve Campbell, Keith Campbell, Christine Charette, Neil Klassen, Kelly O’Neill, Magalie Han Hung Pew, Tony Taylor. WKP Kennedy Gallery

Gesture is a drawing I originally produced for an exhibition in Miami in 2006, entitled Brave New World at Diaspora Vibe Gallery, contemplating the impact of 9/11 five years after the fact. As the impacts of 9/11 and the “War on Terror” have evolved, so too have the reading and interpretation of the work.

Ultimately, Gesture is about communication and how gestures carry meaning. The meaning however, in this particular communication is unclear and open-ended. In this work, I wanted to conjure the feeling of sitting across from someone who is speaking to you. I was thinking about conversations and interrogations taking place across a table where inevitable misunderstandings occur.

This work does not pass judgment, it does not condemn, it does not glorify, but it does allow for pause and reflection. In contrast to powerful and bold statements, I believe that a quieter means and approach can have the greatest impact on personal and social change.

Drawing 2010 – John B. Aird Gallery

February 5th, 2010

This is my third acceptance into the John B. Aird Annual Juried Drawing Exhibition, now in its eleventh year.

Drawing 2010 is a juried show that attracts emerging and established artists from across the Province of Ontario. The jurors for this 11th juried exhibition were Todd Tremeer, artist/educator and a recipient of the Joseph Plaskett Award (2007); Robert Malinowski, artist and 1st Prize Winner, DRAWING 2009; and Gillian Reddyhoff, Curator of the Government of Ontario’s Art Collection. John B. Aird Gallery

The work that was chosen for the show is Cognisance. I am always impressed by the caliber of the work in this exhibition. If you happen to be in Toronto, it is worth a look.

Cognisance, 2009 - charcoal, acrylic and silver leaf on paper

Cognisance, 2009 - charcoal, acrylic and silver leaf on paper

The exhibition runs February 2 – 26, 2010

John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street (Macdonald Block)
Toronto, ON
Monday to Friday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Proximity at John B. Aird

February 13th, 2009

Proximity, 2009

Proximity, 2009

Proximity is one of my new works and is currently on exhibition in the Drawing 2009 show at John B. Aird Gallery until February 27th, 2009.

The DRAWING 2009 show presents 33 original works in a variety of styles, techniques and media.  Some works incorporate found objects, some are digitized and still others use traditional techniques.

As one of a few galleries in Canada to showcase drawing as an art form unto itself, the Aird attracts emerging and established artists who are really committed to the discipline. This year, 115 artists submitted more than 170 works for consideration. From these, three jurors selected the 33 works in the exhibition.

John B. Aird Gallery, Drawing 2009, Catalogue

Aleks Bartosik, Judith Geher, Robert Malinowski, Jenny Wing Yee Tong, and Lois Schklar are a few of my favorite artists in the exhibition.

This exhibition is a very strong show and a great representation of contemporary drawing in Ontario.

Drawing 2009 – Toronto exhibition

January 31st, 2009

I am pleased to have been juried into the 10th annual John B. Aird Drawing Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario.

The drawing accepted is a new work on panel from my Emergence series.  New images will follow soon.

The exhibition can be viewed at the John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street (near Wellesley in the Macdonald Block, an Ontario government building) from February 3rd to February 27th.  Gallery hours are 10 am to 6 pm from Monday through Friday.

If you have an interest in contemporary drawing, this is a great show to see.