Monday, November 27, 2006
A few days ago, I came across a website containing the Life Magazine covers of Alfred Eisenstadt, who has been called both a "20th-century master of the candid photograph" and "the father of photojournalism." Eisenstadt's covers from the 1930's in particular are so striking, many sharing a strong sense of repetition, and a militaristic- yet always dynamic- sense of order. I have included some of my favourites here.
Eisenstadt is best known for his photograph of a kiss between a nurse and a soldier on V-J Day.
Monday, November 20, 2006
I will be participating in this year's Whodunit? show and sale at OCAD. Go try to find me at one of the public previews! A funny aside...my non-artist boyfriend also has a piece in the show! Hilarious!
Check out the Whodunit? website at:
From the press release:
So you think you know your artists? Test your powers to recognize work by famous and not-so-famous artists at Toronto's most mysterious art sale!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
For the last few days, I've been working on a personal website. It contains images of most of my sculptural work from the past two years, as well as sections for both my zine/bookworks, and design/illustrative work. Be sure to check it out when you get the chance, and check back in a week or so for more updates!
Friday, November 10, 2006
Dana Holst- Woebegone
Katharine Mulherin Art Projects,
November 3-25, 2006.
Dark human acts directed at four legged things. In her latest body of work, Holst looks into the cracks of human socialization, those hiding rage and boredom, greed and egocentricity.
Fray- Millie Chen, June Clark, Hannah Claus, Rachel Echenberg, Doug Guilford, Katharine Rupert-Dazai, Sarah Maloney, Luanne Martineau, Kim Ouellette, Susan Detweiler, David Merritt, Allyson Mitchell, Nadia Myre, Liz Sargent. Curated by Sarah Quinton and Carolyn
July 13, 2006-January 7, 2007.
Organized by the Textile Museum of Canada and the Koffler Gallery, this major group show features work in a range of media, from sculpture to photography, by nineteen contemporary artists from
Hand-Face-Body- Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Gontran Brennan, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Kate Busby, Washboard Collective, Ying Gao, Sonia Haberstich, Filiz Klassen, Elana Kochman, Melissa Levin, John Krynick, Teresa Marcy, Hazel Meyer, Dorie Millerson, Allyson Mitchell, Janet Morton, Gordana Olujic Dosic, Vessna Perunovich, Christa Rowley, Lois Schklar, Auriane Sokoloski, Barbara Todd, Andrea Vander Kooij, Joy Walker, Ute Wolff
October 13-November 26, 2006.
Playing with the double meanings that "hand", "face" and "body" have in the context of textiles, curators Chris Mitchell and Helena Frei have assembled a diverse group of works whose makers range from established artists with impressive track records to students in the process of refining their focus.
With the intimate, personal overtones of textile, the act of using it as a medium suggests human presence. The participating artists speak of things as disparate as biblical lyrics, cancer and the fate of dryer lint. Whatever the subject, whether addressing issues of body image, sexual preference, intimacy or pornography, the work speaks of the body either explicitly or by inference. The pieces in hand-face-body are made with a gamut of textile techniques that range from cutting-edge to the ancient and labour-intensive. Some of the artists use technologies derived from industry - a multi-head embroidery machine, a computer-controlled loom, a knitting machine. Others work with manual techniques like needle lace, rug hooking, hand knitting and quilting. Still others use found materials - human hair, jigsaw puzzles, dryer lint and abandoned craft projects.
Unholy Alliance: Art+Fashion Meet Again Nick Cave, Lydia K, Clemencia Labin, Kent Monkman, Matthew Vescovo and Viktor & Rolf
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 952 Queen Street West, Toronto. (416)935-3087
October 5-November 12, 2006.
Sponsored by PUMA Canada and MAC Cosmetics.
Unholy Alliance is part of the Alphabet City Festival 2006: TRASH.
Pictured: Dana Holst, Johnny, 2006.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
BMO Financial Group
November 8-23, 2006
Artist's Reception and Opening Night
Wednesday, November 8, 2006. 6-8pm.
Silent Auction & Cocktail Party
Thursday November 23, 2006
Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
The Shadow Box Event is back for its 11th year. And so are the savory cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres. Fascinating personalities and memorable conversation.
With Shadow Box artworks from more than 150 supporting artists across the country, there’s something for everyone (and every space). Still-lifes and portraits. Acrylics and mixed media. Pastoral and edgy.
Proceeds support the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibitions and educational programming.
Space is limited, so reserve your tickets at $125 each by calling 416-599-5321 x2230, right now.
For tickets, call 416-599-5321 x2230