Monday, April 25, 2011
I did a fun mini interview with Toronto artist Tara Krebs the other day, you can see it here. You can see move interviews and a bunch of her work on the rest of her blog.
Also, I forgot to post these awhile back, two of the group shows I was involved in over the last few months were reviewed by Magenta Magazine, Jamiyla got a nice mention and image in one. You can see them here and here.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
This Wednesday I'll be doing a talk at the Toronto School of Art for the 'I do my own stunts' artist talk series. It's pay-what-you-can, there will be beer for sale, and I'll be talking about my work and showing some images that go back as far as 1992 (I was 11) and some will be as recent as half an hour before I leave my studio to go do the talk. Come on out of you are free, here is the facebook page, below is the poster.
The next thing is a fundraiser I am taking part in in Naples Italy. It is a benefit auction for Mattia Amf Onlus Fagnoni, a young boy born with Sandhoff Syndrome, a generic, degenerative and lethal disease. Very little is known about the disease, and there is no standard treatment, and the disease is lethal. In fact, Mattia is the only person in Italy suffering from the disease, which made it extremely difficult for his parents to have him diagnosed and to figure out his needs. They have started a foundation to raise awareness of the disease, and to generate money to go towards research and to help the families of children suffering from it. There are over 1000 works available for auction, and over 800 artists participating. You can visit their facebook page if you would like to learn more, the auction starts Tuesday. If you are in or around Naples, it seems like it is going to be a massive event.
Here is a piece that has actually been finished since the winter. I didn't want to post it though because it was a gift for the girlfriend of the person who bought it, so I didn't want to post it too soon and potentially ruin the surprise. It's 18" x 24".
The last thing is this tattoo that India Amara Nicholls of The Pearl Harbor Gift Shop recently did. I think it turned out fantastic. I'm not sure who had it done, but if you read this, thank you.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Dear friends in the art community,
I would like to invite you to an art exhibition and silent auction I have organized. Happening this Saturday, April 9 at Lonsdale Gallery from 7-10, the event will fundraise in support of RUDELE ARTIST RESIDENCY - an art residency I am founding in Dalmatia.
The evening will feature a silent auction of donated artworks: drawings, prints, photos, paintings and sculptures given very generously by artists in support of my project of creating a venue for artists to convene and create projects in my ancestral home in the rural village of Rudele, Croatia, which had withstood partial destruction during the civil war of the 90s and has since been reconstructed.
The residency had its inaugural run in summer 2009, and will reconvene August 20 – September 6, 2011. The funds raised will go toward supporting home-cooked meals, supplies and local travel costs for participating artists.
To preview some of the artworks you can visit the Rudele Artist Residency's blog at
or view the event at Lonsdale Gallery's news page at
There will be refreshments and a presentation about the residency at the exhibition. Artists who are exhibiting and/or have generously donated work:
Jenny Wing-Yee Tong
M. Eileen Murray
Nicolas di Genova
Oscar de las Flores
Osvaldo Ramirez Castillo
Rita Camacho Lomeli
Tyler Bright Hilton
I sincerely appreciate your interest and support and look forward to seeing you all.