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Jesse Morris Art
Category Archives: Painting
Anyone quick enough to purchase a ticket or lucky enough to be invited May 4th to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MACM) was witness to a yearly spectacle put forth by ACCM, ARTSIDA, and hordes of volunteers. Generous sponsorships and charitable donations helped make this evening of music and art a reality. Live painting by Zilon, musical performance by Sarah Neufeld of Arcade Fire, and an exciting art auction helped to raise funds for ACCM, who provide support for those living with HIV/AIDS in Montréal. Thanks goes out to TD, Galerie D, ENCADREX, thomas&cie, Vargas Restaurants, Les Brasseurs RJ, and everyone who gave their art, talent, time and love to making this happen.
I was humbled and very thankful to be awarded the Emerging Artist Prize presented by SDC du Village and selected by ARTSIDA5′s Curatorial Committee. I am positive that Yabusame found a good home with whomever purchased it that night.
Comments are welcome, and see you all again next year!
I am honoured to have been chosen as one of a select group of artists to be participating in this years ARTSIDA5 fundraising event. Come and check out Yabusame at ARTSIDA 2013 and make a bid on May 4th.
Exhibition: April 20 to May 3, 2013
1239, rue Amherst
Auction: May 4, 2013
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
185, rue Saint-Catherine Ouest
After a long while of being busy, I feel it is time to get back into posting and creating.
Over the holidays I had time to get lots of sleep and gained twenty pounds. Food at your parents house is richer and there are things like “pantries” and “cold rooms.” I made sure to take some things back with me when I left.
For Christmas I was asked to paint a dog for a gift. The dog’s name is Olive and it is a beagle.
While growing up we had a television. The only channel it received was CBC, so I grew up on CBC and whatever movies my parents happened to enjoy. My mom enjoyed Black & White movies and English “tea movies” as we called them. My dad preferred anything with subtitles. Foreign movies stacked his shelves, my favourite being the samurai movies. My dad’s favourite movie is directed by Akira Kurosawa and is titled Red Beard. There is a scene in this movie where the main character, a doctor, gets into a brawl with locals and dislocates someones jaw. This is my favourite part, and so I painted that for my dad.
Whats next for 2013? Something big. I’ll let you know.
Last night was Ottawa’s first Nuit Blanche event. It was a huge succes. Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012 saw people of all ages visiting galleries near both the ByWard Market and the Hintonburg area.
I was situated at the Hintonburg Community centre and brought some art to sell while I painted live. By the time midnight came, I had sold everything I brought with me from Montreal and was very tired from painting four 3ft x 5ft paintings (which I also sold).
Check out the Ottawa Citizen for a great article with plenty of photos.
Video of me painting HERE.
A huge Thank You to all those that stopped by. I enjoyed speaking with you and thank you for your interest in my work.
Saturday September 22nd, Ottawa will be holding their first Nuit Blanche. I will be there for Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012 creating four paintings over the course of six hours at the Hintonburg Community Centre located at 1064 Wellington. If you are in Ottawa, come by. I will be very busy but will say hello and take a break from doing this.
See you there!
La Plante Show – Jesse Morris Art
Come check out the creativity at the La Plante Art Show this August 18th!
La Plante, the CAMBAM(Center for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine) Student Chapter and the Eastern Bloc Lab present an all day art show / data party / interactive object space, followed by a night of thoughtful listening, cacophonic casseroles and riotous amoeboid dancing!
—-The statement of intention:—-
In the contemporary sciences, data visualization and graphing systems play an increasingly vital role in interdisciplinary work between mathematics, life sciences, and physics. The visual results are often paradoxical, humorous, or aesthetically compelling – botched graphs, incomplete code behaving strangely, large network diagrams and so forth. While not necessarily “correct” or relevant to scientific research, these images facilitate a distinct aesthetic that opens up a unique mental space of dreaming in code, propagating arrays, quantizing qualitative experience, and extreme pattern recognition. We wish to harness this creative energy in order to comment upon the interface between science & the public // data & the brain that parses it // nature & how we quantify it!
Late-nite soundscapes with
Interactive and static works by
and more in the works
Come one, come all, open your eyes, see things new, learn some, play some, question and answer.
Price: PayWhatYouCan during the day, $6/PayWhatYouCan after 9.00. August 18th
Location: La Plante, 185 Van Horne (please walk in up the stairs), Montreal
Last night I participated in the Nuit Blanche Sur Tableau Noir event on rue Mont-Royal and had a great time. Plenty of foot traffic and many encouraging words. Thank you everyone involved with Nuit Blanche Sur Tableau Noir Montreal 2012.
The theme of the event was “J’aime mon voisin” and took place June 9th from 10pm-2am. Everyone had a different take on this theme.
Watch me paint HERE.
After filling out the appropriate paperwork, sending in my CV, attaching appropriate samples of my work and writing an artists statement I have the pleasure of announcing I have been selected by a jury of artists to attend and participate in this years Montreal YES Art Expo. Details HERE.
This June 3rd and 4th you can come and see 60 artists of varying disciplines for free at the Montreal Science Center in Old Montreal.
The next few weeks will be very busy for me. The plan is to produce a new piece every day for the rest of the month in preparation for the show. With a high level of exposure and a lot of traffic this expo will be quite a success. I am very excited to be a part of it and look forward to meeting some new contacts. It’s going to be a blast.
Most of us have heard that Beastie Boy Adam Yauch has passed away. Also known as MCA, Adam passed away at age 47 after battling cancer.
There exists an entire generation who listened to the Beastie Boys and the words “fight for your right” mean something different to everyone. There are way too many classics to name here and I am sure we all have our favorites.
While in High School, the song “Intergalactic” was on every ones terrible loose sound system.
My first Beastie Boys CD I purchased was “Ill Communication” and always has a place next to my stereo.
So, let us remember this great artist and go stick our collective dicks in the mashed potatoes.
I don’t follow many other blogs. I follow three with regularity. If you have some time to waste, have a peek at these three.
Trackosaurus Rex. An immense blog centered around bicycle and bicycle related topics jam packed with photos and videos. If you can appreciate the art of the bike then you can appreciate this.
The Wooster Collective. This blog focuses on street art around the world.
Fecal Face. A San Francisco based art blog featuring street art, illustration, music, openings, and interviews. They have a weekly drawing contest based upon a theme which I will begin to enter more often. Check out my entry and vote for #7 here.
These blogs are a few out there that caught my attention so far.