This year’s Yes Art Expo will be held June 2nd and 3rd at Marché Bonsecours. I will be one of more than sixty artists attending and look forward to this great opportunity to meet other Montréal based artists and network with the local talent. Last year’s expo was a huge success and let’s make it happen again!
Come check out some new things I’ve been working on.
June 2nd: 1-7pm
June 3rd: 12-6pm
Location: Marché Bonsecours, 350, rue Saint-Paul
Marché Bonsecours image courtesy of Gribeco
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).
I shared the space with France-Marie Trépanier, Diana Kline, and Sarah Lickley. All were highly talented and put on a good show.
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!
The Pop Up show title “FreshPaint” was held last thursday September 6th at the Fresh Paint Gallery here in Montreal.
The project was presented by the artist collective known as “Under Pressure.” Showcasing highly talented street artists alongside various other talents, the variety of styles was amazing to see. The fine people at Under Pressure put together some of the best talent at the Fresh Paint show and made the most interesting and assorted mix of art I have seen here in Montreal yet. Check out their fight against Chevrolet.
The pop up show featured many plywood pieces with holes cut out to allow your face to fill the hole and become part of the piece. No space was wasted, with paint and sculpture on the floors, walls, windows, and ceilings for an immersive visual experience. While you wandered the two floor space, DJ Construct filled your ears with dubstep, bass, breakcore, jungle, and other audio omelettes.
Check out more of their work here below in the list. If I missed you, let me know. Great show everyone!
Dirty Tony & Pedicelli
Play Dead Cult
Axe of K6A
I have finally gathered together some photos from the Empty Sets show at La Plante which was held August 18th on Van Horne.
Mathematically themed artwork, digital displays, and interactive games held the attention of those attending late into the night.
La Plante, the CAMBAM(Center for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine) Student Chapter and the Eastern Bloc Lab presented an all day art show, data party, and interactive object space.
Live music by WHITECUBE, PRIME CUTS, and GROJ didn’t hurt either.
Artists in attendance included LENNART HILBERT, KEVIN JAMEY, MORGAN CRAIG, THOMAS QUAIL, GREG STACEY, TRINA DU, JESSE MORRIS, AHUNDREDHUEVOS, RISHI RAJALLINGHAM, JOSEPH HENRY, GRACE BROOKS, FRED SIMARD, AARON MCCONOMY, DANJI BUCK-MOORE, STICKWIKI, MAXIME BESSETTE, CANDACE MOOERS, ERIC ZHAO, and ZOE WONFOR.
Empty Sets Show at La Plante.
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.