Friday, December 31, 2010
Happy New Year everyone. I've had a great week in the studio drawing. I'm starting to work on a new body of work featuring human artifacts, insects, vegetables and animal life. I'm interested in these elements because they are born out nature but constantly being influenced and modified by culture, space and environment.
Here's a sneak peak of some recent drawings and video stills.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Hi Everyone, I will participating in the Washi Art Sale at the the Japanese Paper Place this Sunday November 21 from 11am to 5pm. I will be selling small drawings and prints on Washi paper all under $300. Hope you can stop by.
The Japanese Paper Place
77 Brock Avenue, Toronto
t 416.538.9669 / f 416.538.0563
Washi Art Sale
Sunday November 21, 11 am – 5 pm
The Japanese Paper Place, 77 Brock Ave.
Monday, October 25, 2010
I had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks this past August at Palazzo Rinaldi, a wonderful residency in the town of Naeopoli located in the Basilicata region. Such a wonderful experience that provided me with a beautiful surrounding and a uninterrupted time to focus on a new body of work. Here are a couple of pics from my residency.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The installation is complete. Here's a few pics. Please come and check it out if you can. Thanks to all who came out to the opening despite all of the G8 traffics warnings and potential disruptions. It was a great night! the show runs from June 24th - July 24th, Open Studio, George Gilmour Member's Gallery, 401 Richmond St, Suite 104, Toronto, Ontario, www.openstudio.on.ca.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Here's a couple of installation shots of my recent exhibition at LOOP Gallery "Artifacts of the Self-Made". There are 3 seperate bodies of work in this exhibition which include drawings, etchings and silkscreen on Gampi and Somerset paper.
Collecting is an important part of my practice as it not only informs my work through historical references but formally as well, as I am interested in finding relationships among these objects through shape, texture and links to memory. These collections generate curiosities within myself as it prompts a desire to know more about them and their stories. From this research, drawings, photos and unusual juxtapositions of these objects to create imagined hybrids and invented natural environments.
The images I create take the form of the human artifacts, vegetable and animal life. They are displayed within complex settings as delicate curiosities in my drawings and prints; the natural world connects the human-made world. I am interested in components familiar with particular landscapes and specific facets of nature, interwoven into new settings. I continue to document and display details of growth while many of these elements are drawn up through imagination producing new oddities of growth, complex root systems and hybridized forms of nature.