I’m thrilled to be one of the 24 participating artists in Lake Effect Projects‘ “Eulogy for the Coffin Factory”, an independent project part of the Construction : Destruction zone of Nuit Blanche Toronto 2019. Well, thrilled and saddened as the presentation of this project is the final nail in the coffin of my 2 years time as a studio tenant of this wonderfully wacky building. Join me and 23 other artists on the corner of Bathurst and Niagara from 7pm to 7am on October 5 to bid adieu to the 30+ year history of this cultural landmark.
About the Project:
Eulogy for the Coffin Factory will be a ceremonial exhibition presented during Nuit Blanche 2019 to mourn the passage of #89-101 Niagara Street. Originally built in the 1880s, the building was home to the National Casket Co. from 1908 until 1973. In recent years, it has become known as the ‘Coffin Factory,’ used as studios and live/work spaces, serving as an important space for the creative ecology of downtown. The buildings are slated for redevelopment, and tenants were finally evicted on March 31, 2019, marking the end of an era for the building.
Playing on the building’s casket-factory history, 24 former artist-tenants have been commissioned to adorn 24 coffins produced for the event. These will be displayed in a long row lining the south side of Niagara Street.
Visit me at the 58th Annual Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in Nathan Phillips Square July 12-14! I’ll be showcasing recent paintings in booth 377 on the front lawn directly adjacent to Queen St. Entrance to the fair is completely free- come say hi and talk to me about my work, your art loves or to show me pictures of your cute cat.
I’m delighted to have two works from “Strip Fit” displayed alongside works by some other fantastic Ontario based emerging artists in SHOW.19 at Cambridge Art Galleries through IdeaExchange.
Opening is tonight May 10, 7-9pm at Queen’s Square, 1 North Square, Cambridge, ON
Shows runs from May 10-June 29, 2019.
I’m thrilled to have Mossification, a collaborative work I created with Ottawa-based writer Sanita Fejzic, featured in the online version of the latest edition of Canthius Magazine. The triptych accompanies an article written by Sanita entitled Entangled Bodies in a Stubborning Material-Textual World, which uses the piece as a starting point to discuss the necessity of collectively affirming our natures as hybrid beings to “continue flourishing as a species” and prevent climate disaster.
READ THE ARTICLE
Blossoms Twisting Down Her Fall will be featured in the upcoming visual art, essay, poetry, short story and fiction anthology Dis(s)ent: Speaking Truth Back to Power in our Post-Truth, Fake News Era. Also included will be a critical review of my recent collage series, Strip Fit, from Ottawa-based writer and Dis(s)ent lead editor Sanita Fejzić.
The launch is this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Ottawa International Writers Festival – I’ll be in attendance – come on out to hear some great writers read selections from this powerful publication at 414 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON! RSVP to the facebook event here.
(Cover Art by 2fik)
A new photo series I have in the works is being exhibited during Fashion Art Toronto 2018! Don’t miss it – April 17-21, 2018 at Daniel’s Spectrum. Catch a sneak peak of the work that will be featured below:
Head (Dessert) is the featured cover art for In/Words Magazine + Press‘ food themed issue, 17.2!
Check out the issue launch Wednesday Feb.28 at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street in Ottawa-ON.