Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WordPress ShmerdPress...

Disregard the last post about pointing toward my WordPress site. Behold, the sleek, clean lines of Format! has now been pointed toward my new Format site. This blog will remain active, and is linked to from the new Format site. I still need to do some work labeling and uploading images, but the new site speaks for itself. Much nicer to look at than the previous iterations. Stay tuned for updates of newly documented and newly created work!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Check it out! Going to be pointing toward my Wordpress site at some point in the near future. Still need to add captions to the images and do other formatting work, but the layout I find to be a bit better for art-looking than the good olde Blogspot least it will suffice until I build a *real* website.

In other news, I'll have a piece (Catharsis I - see 'Abstract' page) in the Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show this weekend at the Sheraton Centre Hotel (123 Queen St. W), showing with the Brockton Collective crew, alongside some other fantastic work by students of OCAD, York University and Centennial College.

Also coming up is this year's installment of the 1000 for $10 show (November 27, Studio Bar, 824 Dundas St. West, Toronto), everyone's favourite holiday art sale! I'll be contributing some fun new pieces for this year's edition. More info on the event can be found over at the show's Facebook page:

Friday, March 14, 2014

Break-in & Theft @ Creatures Creating

A few weeks back our friends over at Creatures Creating (822 Dundas St. W, Toronto) had their gallery/studio space broken into and several works of art stolen. Attached is a flyer with details of the pilfered paintings.
This coming Thursday, March 20 a fundraiser is being held at the gallery to help with repairs and raise funds for the affected artists as well as awareness about the lost pieces.
All work will be on sale for $25 with all proceeds going to Creatures and the artists.

Come on out and show your support, and spread the word about the stolen paintings.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year!

As promised back in December, here are some images from the last 1000 for 10 show @ Creatures Creating here in Toronto. Included are larger shots of all the work adorning the walls of the gallery plus close-ups of the work I contributed to the show. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us artists!
As you can see from the images we had an eclectic and funky mix of art up for grabs at an affordable price.
The pieces I submitted are mostly on cigar boxes, with many composed from tape, varnish, ink, acrylic paint and acrylic paint skins. I tend to mix my colours in used coffee cups. The wax coating makes it (usually) pretty easy to peel out the layers of dried paint. I've been saving up for quite some time. There are some larger paint skin collages in the works. I'll be posting images in the 'Abstract' gallery when completed.
Also included in the mix were 2 companion pieces to my long lost 'Stuff', which was stolen from the first Abstract Implications show back in 2010 @ Steam Whistle Brewery. The 2 LED wired pieces had been kicking around in my studio gathering dust for long enough. I am happy that those, along with the other pieces which sold, have found a home out there in the wider world.
Stay tuned for images of new work and here's wishing everyone a happy and productive 2014!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

1000 for $10 - part IV

It has certainly been a while since my last post. I've been occupied with moving out of my studio space *sob* in favour of saving some money for travel in the near future. I now find myself with a house full of art and a woefully inadequate space to tackle the giant 6x6' canvas that is currently sitting in my dining room. On the plus side, I CAN tackle smaller projects in my bedroom turned studio. A couple 4x5' pieces are on the go AND I've cranked out a bunch of fun, smaller scale pieces for this year's 1000 for 10 show, hosted by Creatures Creating (822 Dundas St. W, Toronto) -
I'll be posting some shots of the show/my work in the near future. If anyone is in the area, tonight is the opening reception, featuring over 50 talented artists and 1000 pieces of affordable art. Bring a fat stack of 10s and support us in our quest to bring art to a wider audience.

Friday, August 9, 2013

New work up at Insomnia - Bathurst/Bloor

As of yesterday I have 5 pieces of work up at Insomnia ( - Southeast corner of Bathurst/Bloor, Toronto). Stop on by and have a look if anyone is in the area!
The art will be on display until the beginning of Sept.
In other news, tomorrow night, Sat Aug 10, is the opening of part 2 of Abstract Implications 3 over at Project Gallery (1109 Queen St. E. Toronto). We'll be there from 7-midnight. Come have a drink and scope out a diverse array of abstract offerings from 29 artists!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Abstract Implications 3

A little peek at the Gallery 1313 show:

Link to the Facebook event for Gallery 1313:

Link to the Facebook event for Project Gallery: