Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012

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.

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A huge Thank You to all those that stopped by. I enjoyed speaking with you and thank you for your interest in my work.

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Nuit Blanche Ottawa 2012

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!

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Fresh Paint Gallery

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.

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Check out more of their work here below in the list. If I missed you, let me know. Great show everyone!

Adi Khavous

Brad Firmino

Eric Clement

Delphine Delas

Dirty Tony & Pedicelli

Emmanuel Laflamme

FranklePirate

GAWD

Isaac Holland

Jules Desmarais

Trevor Wheatley

Laurence Vallières

TAVA

Mr. DuPonT

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Paulie Heart

Phil LAnimal

Play Dead Cult

Axe of K6A

Tiffany Moore

XRAY

 

Empty Sets Show at La Plante

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 HILBERTKEVIN JAMEYMORGAN CRAIGTHOMAS QUAILGREG STACEY, TRINA DU, JESSE MORRISAHUNDREDHUEVOSRISHI RAJALLINGHAM, JOSEPH HENRY, GRACE BROOKSFRED SIMARDAARON MCCONOMYDANJI BUCK-MOORE, STICKWIKI, MAXIME BESSETTE, CANDACE MOOERSERIC ZHAO, and ZOE WONFOR.

Empty Sets Show at La Plante.

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La Plante Show

 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!

—-The output:—-

Late-nite soundscapes with

WHITE CUBE
PRIME CUTS
GROJ

Interactive and static works by

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
ZOE WONFOR

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

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Nuit Blanche Sur Tableau Noir Montreal 2012

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.

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YES Art Expo Montreal 2012

The Montreal YES Art Expo held June 3rd and 4th at the Montreal Science Centre was a huge success. With more than 60 artists in attendance and countless visitors the exposition had something for everyone. I had a great time meeting the other artists and seeing what drives them and their style. Business cards, ideas, jokes, emails, and sometimes personal works were exchanged at the YES Art Expo Montreal 2012.

I couldn’t find the time to speak with everyone, but I did have my favourites. Round the corner from my table was Damien Siqueiros the photographer, and on the other side was Andrew Da Silva the artist. Both talented and driven individuals whom I had the pleasure of meeting. I traded with Andrew a piece of my art for one of his and wish I made a lot more trades.

Across from me was another painter named Marion Pynn whose large paintings drew a lot of attention and I believe she said a commission has begun with one of her customers. Congratulations!

Another painter, Stephanie Payne had some large bright canvases which caught the sun just right during the day. Be sure to check out her stuff.

Genevieve Gallant showed me her interesting sculptures. Some looked like pieces of coral and others looked like fossils. Very natural work.

Claire Anderson and Steven J. Woodruff had another table worth looking at. Both glass artists of a very high caliber, I enjoyed our frank discussions about art and life in general. Glass being a medium very interesting and difficult to understand for most, these two know what they’re doing.

After making my rounds I ran into Andrew Johnson. He had a painting of a hawk which caught my eye and it turns out he is soon opening a bike shop. These bikes will be custom made for you out of bamboo.

Here is a tip. If you want anything made out of leather, check out Atelier C2 Workshop. Very hilarious and down to earth people who have a lot to offer.

I could see a giant painting of lips from where I sat. Who painted these? Layla Folkmann did. Have a peek!

Another photographer whose work I saw went by the name Nasuna. Highly talented individual that I did not get to meet unfortunately. She looks at things in an interesting way.

Have you ever had a look at what Jessica Renahan is doing? Her Zombie Bunnies looked good enough to eat.

I do not have enough room to mention all that took place and if I forgot to mention you, tough. Deal with it like an adult and write me a letter. I will keep in touch and hope to see everyone again. Keep on working and congratulations to everyone.

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A full list of artists HERE.

YES Art Expo 2012

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.

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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.

 

Adam Yauch

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.

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Nods to Blogs

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.

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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.

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These blogs are a few out there that caught my attention so far.