Select Works With A Twist Exhibition

January 20, 2017

SELECT WORKS WITH A TWIST
January 16 – February 5, 2017

Idea Exchange Art + Design | Design at Riverside Gallery
7 Melville Street S.
Cambridge, ON
519.621.0460

Selected from the Idea Exchange Permanent Collection, nine limited edition tapestries commissioned in the 1960’s and ‘70’s by French arts impresario Marie Cuttoli by famous artists of the time. They were manufactured by the renowned weavers of Aubusson, and sold in art galleries around the world. Idea Exchange acquired them through donation and has never before exhibited them as a group.

Accompanying this collection of tapestries are 17 rugs by artists and illustrators represented by the studio, Reactor Art and Design. Starting in 1987, Reactor began creating one-of-a-kind and few-of-a-kind rugs for homes owners, architects and interior designers in Canada and the United States. The goal of Reactor’s rugs was to bring art off the walls and bring it to the “fifth wall” by exploring the visual opportunities that looking down offers. Sometimes the rugs were the result of commissions, others were the result of a personal vision. Most of the rugs were one-of-a-kind and others were done in small numbers. Jamie Bennett, Federico Botana, Steven Guarnaccia, Barbara Klunder, Jeff Jackson, James Marsh, Maurice Vellekoop, Tracey Wood, and Rene Zamic were the Reactor artists who designed Reactor rugs from 1987 to 2001.

SELECT WORKS WITH A TWIST features the work of Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Jean (Hans) Arp, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Barbara Klunder, Rene Zamic, Jeff Jackson, Maurice Vellekoop, Jamie Bennett, James Marsh, and Steven Guarnaccia.

Curated by Esther E. Shipman.

Mon – Fri 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm

Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information, visit ideaexchange.org/art, call 519.621.0460 or follow on Twitter @IdeaXchngART.Idea

Exchange Art + Design presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

 

How to do an easy holiday smokey eye

January 17, 2017

Alëna Skarina did this step-by-step tutorial for the December issue of Today’s Parent on “How to do an easy holiday smokey eye”.

http://www.todaysparent.com/family/style/how-to-do-an-easy-holiday-smoky-eye/

 

Idea Exchange Collection Exhibition – Select Works with a Twist

January 16, 2017

‘Select Works with a Twist’ opens today at the Idea Exchange in Cambridge. The collection exhibition features 17 rugs by artists and illustrators represented by Reactor Art and Design, as well as nine limited edition tapestries designed by famous 20th century artists.

Featuring the work of Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Jean (Hans) Arp, Joan Miro, Alexander Calder, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Barbara Klunder, Rene Zamic, Jeff Jackson, Maurice Vellekoop, Jamie Bennett, James Marsh, and Steven Guarnaccia.

Curated by Esther E. Shipman.

January 16 – February 5, 2017
Idea Exchange Art + Design | Design at Riverside Gallery
7 Melville Street S., Cambridge, ON
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm

For more information, visit http://ideaexchange.org/art/exhibition/select-works-twist.

 

 

 

 

Jail Is Where You Don’t Want To Be

January 3, 2017

Deshi Deng’s latest work for VICE illustrates Clancy Martin’s seven times behind bars, from Dallas to Kansas City.

Read the article here: https://www.vice.com/…/art…/seven-times-inside-feature-v23n8

 

 

Hallmark Ventures into the World of iMessage Sticker Packs

December 21, 2016

Tracey Wood was commissioned by Hallmark to create a sticker pack for iPhone iMessage. For more than 100 years, Hallmark has been proudly producing greeting cards. Now you can celebrate and express your favorite holidays with their variety of iMessage Stickers!

Download the sticker pack here: http://bit.ly/HallmarkStickers

 

 

 

 

Maurice Vellekoop’s 2016 Holiday Cards

December 20, 2016

Maurice Vellekoop painted this striking set of gouache Christmas cards for the 2016 holiday season.

 

 

The Perfect Card for a Winter’s Day

December 12, 2016

Stay warm on this snowy Monday friends! We feel especially cozy looking at Alëna Skarina’s 2016 Xmas card.

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Are Disability Fetishists Exploiting People with Disabilities?

December 2, 2016

VICE commissioned Deshi Deng to illustrate their column exploring the topic of whether or not disability fetishists are exploiting people with disabilities.

Read the article here:
http://www.vice.com/read/are-disability-fetishists-exploiting-people-with-disabilities

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Cleaning Up Christmas



Just in time for Christmas! Maurice Vellekoop recently created this illustration for the The Walrus‘ article about the history of Saint Nicholas.

 

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An Odd Sea Book Launch



Blair Drawson announces a launch of his new book, An Odd Sea.
Thursday, December 8th, 7 to 9 pm, in the lobby of OCADU, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

An Odd Sea, in 256 pages of text and with 41 black and white illustrations, retells Homer’s Odyssey with naughty humour and a freewheeling disregard for time or historical fact.

Please join Blair on Dec. 8. Pick up a copy. Pay for it. Have it signed, if you like. Only $39.50!

Blair Drawson - An Odd Sea

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