I've just finished a four-week photo lithography course at Open Studio with Pudy Tong.
I'm included in the exhibition about Rodman Hall’s place in the consciousness of our community. I have two works in this show, a text piece Don't Make Me Spell It Out In Macaroni And Paint it Gold and a new video titled Missed Communication.
Group Show by Members of the Niagara Artists Centre 1 April – 2 July, 2016
ARTWORKS BY: Gregory Betts, Marcie Bronson, Brittany Brooks, Sandy Fairbairn, Geoff Farnsworth, Alexa Fraser, Janny Fraser, Amy Friend, Will Griffiths, Joe Harris, Marinko Jareb, Duncan MacDonald, Melanie MacDonald, Kate Mazi, Sandy Middleton, Ben Mosher, Catherine Parayre, Carrie Perreault, St. Catharines Arts & Letters Club, Donna Szőke, Matthew Tegal, Amber Lee Williams, Carolyn Wren
More info can be found here.
Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for the Professional Development Grant, which has afforded me the opportunity to take various printing workshops at Open Studio this spring and into the summer. Below is their blurb that acknowledges their fundamental support to the arts. I can't help but notice the last time I posted a thank you that their funding was 157 and not 153 million. Let's hope that their new funding strategy and the current government rectify this (which I think is in the works).
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseila investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.
Niagara Artists Centre | Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery
354 St.Paul St., St.Catharines
We've Forgotten Where Our Hearts Have Been
Opening Reception Friday June 12, 5-8pm
Exhibition Friday 12 June - 26 June, 2015
Exhibition of new and previously unseen work - photographs, prints, ceramics & multiples.
Free LTD Edition Multiple will be available at the Opening Reception.
Impossible Conversations will take place at Musidium, 401 Richmond St. W, April 9th at 8pm. This performance is compiled by personal writing and submissions from anonymous contributors addressing things that are left unsaid.
More about the festival can be found here.
This is my postcard submission for a cooperative exhibition between Loft and Meet&Go in Strasbourg, France. The theme for the exhibition is "Borders". The end of my residency in Taipei, where this work was made, ended up being a very political and emotional time for both Taiwan and myself. Protests in the capital were close to home - so close in fact that police brutality broke out on 23 March outside our front door, which was located across the street from the Executive Yuan. The series consists of drawings of urban plans or maps of Zhongshan district and then bullets are fired through the 300lb paper.
NAC Member of the Moment Laurie Morrison has some nice things to say about me! Check out her interview and consider becoming a member at the Niagara Artists Centre: https://nac.org/blog/nacs-member-of-the-moment-laurie-morrison/
New work from my solo exhibition little tremors has been uploaded to the website.
This work includes "Für Elise, Revisited" which is a duet/ collaboration with the garbage trucks of Taiwan. The garbage trucks in Taipei play one of Beethoven's most familiar pieces to signal to people to bring down their garbage for nightly collection. I haven't played this song since I was 10 years old; during the past few months I've been relearning how to read sheet music and play the piano.
Just an updated image from the Spring Open Studio that happened March 22 & 23 at the Taipei Artist Village.
Moving on is always something I struggle with and in that reflection I wrapped everything I own and everything in my studio in plastic wrap in hopes to perserve the present moment for a time when I can return and resume life as though nothing has changed.
Solo exhibition titled 'little tremors' opens 15 March and runs until the end of the month.
Included in this exhibit are six new projects that have been conceived and realized during my time in Taiwan.
Address: No.11 & 13. Lane 59, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei. MRT: Gongguan
Interview in LandEscape online magazine.
The link to the entire January 'Special Issue' can be found online.
The work has begun! I've got a lovely space here in Taiwan at TAV and I've been pounding the pavement finding materials to put into action.
Lots on the go, lots to be excited about!
The Newton Awards. Each season the Shaw Festival Theatre offers financial awards to company members who wish to undertake "professional development" as defined by the applicant. The proposed project should be career-related (either a current career or the next career). The selection committee consists of two representatives from the Communications Committee, plus representatives of Production, Finance and Infrastructure, Development and Creative Management.