Over My Dead Body - Step One

Over My Dead Body - Step One

Miraculously after 7 months of form building, having two transport trucks drop off materials and hand-pouring 4,200 lbs. of concrete the first phase of Over My Dead Body is complete. That was hard.

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Grimsby Public Art Gallery

Grimsby Public Art Gallery

​​​​​​​I have always taken the weather personally, VE 10/15, will be part of the juried exhibition at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery. Thank you to Marla Panko, Stephanie Porter, and Mary Rashleigh for your support.

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Deathnastics, as part of Gymsick

Deathnastics, as part of Gymsick

So wonderful to have been included in Deathnastics, as part of Gymsick, curated by Hazel Meyer and Lucy Pawlak, Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container. The project was generously funded by the British Arts Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research.

You can read a bit more and find links by clicking here.

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Glenhyrst Summer Exhibition

Glenhyrst Summer Exhibition

I have two prints, I have always taken the weather personally, 10/15 and 14/15 VE included in the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant summer exhibition. Thanks Stephanie Radu, Jenna Faye Powell and Matthew Ryan Smith for including this work. 

The exhibition runs July 28 – September 23rd, 2018. 

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Open Studio's Members' Ink 2018

Open Studio's Members' Ink 2018

Open Studio's Members' Ink takes place May 3, 2018, 6-9pm. Members’ Ink is a silent auction of original fine art prints—including etching, lithography, relief, and screenprints—by Open Studio artist members. This fundraising event supports their programming, including exhibitions, education, residencies, and professional development and studio access for artists.

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Kids Fest is Done for Another Year!

Kids Fest is Done for Another Year!

This year Kids Fest, an outreach program of Tangled Art + Disability, exhibited artworks created by the students at Giant Steps. Giant Steps is a school and therapy centre for elementary school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Their programs are tailored to each student’s needs encompassing academics, speech therapy, behaviour therapy, occupational therapy and daily living and social skills training. The works on display in ‘Colours of the Spectrum’ were produced over four workshops with projects providing an opportunity for the young artists to experiment with materials and processes outside of their typical approach. 

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TAC Emerging Artist

TAC Emerging Artist

I'm beyond thrilled to have received a Toronto Arts Council 'Emerging Artist' grant. This grant will provide space and materials for an ambitious new project that will start in the new year.

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Cards at Open Studio

Cards at Open Studio

I'll have some greeting cards available at Open Studio starting November 30th during the Artist Proof Sale. The cards will be for sale throughout the year and are in support of Open Studio's operations.

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Field Recordings

Field Recordings

I've started to record one minutes of audio each day and am uploading them here. Most of the recordings are from Toronto and St.Catharines.

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Tangled Art Kids Fest

Tangled Art Kids Fest

This spring I was the Coordinator for Tangled Art + Disability's Kids Fest. This program was lead by Luca 'Lazylegz' Patuelli and his network of dancers, DJs and drummers. The students at Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic High School and James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School worked weekly with a professional dancer to collaborate in creating a choreographed performance. Students presented their work at an interactive school assembly with a cohort of special guests.

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Open Studio Residency Complete

Open Studio Residency Complete

My residency at Open Studio has come to an end. The result was a Varied Edition of 15 + OSP + FP which are 15 x 22". The series is titled I Have Always Taken The Weather Personally. Images can be viewed here.

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Hamilton Biennale Over For Another Year

Hamilton Biennale Over For Another Year

Thanks to Andrew Mcphail and Stephen Altena for inviting me to participate in the Hamilton Biennale. It was a laborious joy to share, I Can't Do This On My Own. The Toronto Star had a few words to say about it which you can read here.

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Open Studio Residency Progress

Open Studio Residency Progress

My residency at Open Studio has recently begun. So far I've made two etching plates, which if you haven't done so before, I cannot advise you enough about the time invested. Test proofs have all been pulled and now some experimenting with additional materials. 

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Hamilton Biennale

Hamilton Biennale

April 21 to the 23rd I'll be participating in the Hamilton Biennale, at Casino Artspace, 176 Mary St. My performance will take place on Sunday April 23, 1 - 3pm.

Additional information can be found on Facebook here. There will be live tweets.

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Dogs and Boats and Airplane Choir

Dogs and Boats and Airplane Choir

This fall I worked with Big Pond Small Fish and their Dogs and Boats and Airplanes Children's Choir. The choir was made up of students from Lord Lansdowne Public School and da Vinci Alternative Public School. Over the course of 3-months, lead by Bill Burns, supported by Krys Verrall, Alan Gasser and scientists at the Royal Ontario Museum, the students researched, wrote and performed a 4-part libretto at the ROM on Sunday December 4.

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