Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Spending Nuit Blanche at Ben Navaee Gallery!

This weekend I’ll be hanging at Ben Navaee Gallery for the annual Toronto Nuit Balnche event. For those not from the Toronto area this is now like Halloween for artists. Dance, Art, Poetry, Music and whatever else can be dreamed up. The pressure is off and anything (well almost anything) goes. I’ve contributed 3 small pieces to the walls. What you can expect is lots of new and old artists just relaxing together with the public invited.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Winding Down at Lens Factory

This will be the final weekend for my exhibit at the Lens Factory. Located in the heart of the Queen Street West gallery district it was a new experience. If you don’t learn something from each exhibit than it has certainly been a waste … this gig was full of lessons … some not very profound.

The hanging was interrupted by a Labour Day Parade. Me and my art on the south side of Queen Street and the gallery on the north side. It took about an hour to cross a 40ft road and by then the parade was over anyway. Lesson #1 … maybe when life puts up barriers look for a bar instead of a solution … things might just work themselves out … especially parades.

Opening reception was under the shadow of Toronto’s TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and a broken toilet at the gallery. Turns out some of my friends were involved with the TIFF and still others blocked by the Queen Street Galas downtown that seemed in conflict with the streetcars. Some showed but the day was saved by the Queen Street gallery folks. A constant stream of viewers for two hours. Most of those invited turned up over the course of the month so overall it was a good show. Lesson #2 … location plays a huge role when it comes to off-the-street traffic. Wine and beer also help

Many thanks to gallery owner Leonard V. for his lay back help.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Exhibit at Lens Factory September 2008

The Lens Factory is located in the heart of Toronto's Queen Street West "gallery alley" ... lots of fun to stroll and browse ... at least until it becomes ultra hip and the condos and lofts start.

For this and upcoming fall shows I've done a series of new works on canvas ... worth a visit.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Does the World Need Another Artist Blog

... or for that matter does the world need another artist. Well the answer to the first question is most decidedly no ... while the second answer is almost always yes.
The piece illustrated to the left is aptly called beginnings. After floundering around with portraiture and drawing still lifes in New York my current art career began with a picture of Max Bill (architect/artist). He was sitting alone in his studio surrounded by his work with an expression that was either pride or as I now know might have been “what the hell am I going to do with all this stuff?”
It occurred to me then that art and mathematics were consistent and complimentary. My goal since has been to express the beauty of nature through what I know best.
Let the show begin!