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Ten things you probably didn’t know were invented by U of T Alumni.

Ten spot illustrations created by our illustrator Alëna Skarina for @uoftmagazine: “Ten things you probably didn’t know where invented by U of T Alumni.” Read the full article here.

Buckley’s cough syrup.

The pacemaker.

Pablum.

The G-Suit.

The alkaline battery.

The Canadian Sphynx cat.

IMAX.

The electron microscope.

The 56k modem.

The electric wheelchair.

September 21, 2017

The lights blink on and off like the rhythm of a fish breathing underwater.

“At night the roof of the tower when lit seems to lift off and the lights blink on and off like the rhythm of a fish breathing underwater. After my meal I walked towards the building as the rain had stopped. At ground level the tower is all blocked off with barbed wire and an iron fence secures the site as foreboding. It is no longer a Pirelli building but Comune di Milano.”

Jeff Jackson’s Ponti Milano show starts this Thursday, September 1st. The reception runs from 6pm–9pm. See you there!

Augustus Jones
33 Davies St.
Toronto, ON
M4W 2A9

 

September 19, 2017

Jazz Portrait Folio by Bill Russell

This Jazz Portraits Folio of six jazz musician portraits by illustrator Bill Russell were created digitally on an Apple iPad Pro using the Procreate drawing app. Depicted in these prints are Brazilian instrumentalist Hermento Pascoal, cellist Zoe Keating, jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, eclectic bandleader Sun Ra, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter and upright and electric bass player Esperanza Spalding. They were printed with archival pigment-based inks on Epson Velvet Fine Art acid-free paper and packaged in a limited edition of 12 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Learn more here. Bill also created animations found here.


July 17, 2017

Sylvie Fong’s Painting of the Month

Sylvie Fong is creating one piece of art for every month. Here’s her latest painting for June.

July 6, 2017

R.O. Blechman’s Ink Tank Fills an Archive

R.O. Blechman was featured in this morning’s edition of The Daily Heller.

Blechman was the creative and entrepreneurial force behind The Ink Tank, a highly innovative animation studio in New York City from 1977 to 2004. Steven Heller talks with Douglas Dowd about the Ink Tank archive finding a home within the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University.

The Ink Tank archive is a goldmine of production materials for more than 350 commercials as well as the films Simple Gifts and The Soldier’s Tale, based on the Stravinsky composition, plus short animations for NBC, CBS and other clients.

Processing and cataloguing is expected to be done by year’s end.




 

 

 

June 21, 2017

Rike Ablang

Reactor is happy to be representing Rike Ablang. Look for more of Rike’s samples in the weeks to come on www.reactorart.com!

 

June 9, 2017

3 Coasts. 15 Legs. 150 Days. The Polar Prince by Tomio Nitto.

Tomio Nitto painted the Polar Prince ship before it departed Toronto on June 1st to embark on the epic Canada C3 (Coast to Coast to Coast) expedition. The former coast guard vessel will navigate 12,000 nautical miles, traveling from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage in celebration of Canada 150.

 

June 5, 2017

ITALIANTE by Jeff Jackson

“ITALIANTE”
Exhibition by JEFF JACKSON

Opening Reception: Wednesday June 7, 2017
6:30 pm – 930pm
Exhibition continues until July 5, 2017

at the

JOSEPH D. CARRIER GALLERY
COLUMBUS CENTRE

901 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON

June 2, 2017

Commissioned Art by Maurice Vellekoop

We hope everyone had a safe and happy long weekend. Here’s a new piece of commissioned art by Maurice Vellekoop.

May 23, 2017

My Petite Bourgeois Revolution at Northern Contemporary Gallery

A tongue-in-cheek Revolution for those suffering from first world problems, My Petite Bourgeois Revolution isn’t about starvation, cake eating and guillotines. It’s about the lack of WiFi, overpriced coffee and overloaded transit. It’s an urbane revolution for the comfortable bourgeois elite, the art student sophisticate, and the bored bohemian who can’t get cable.

Poking fun at the problems or examining the minutia of every day life while simultaneously revealing that we actually have it pretty good compared to a 1920’s Ukrainian Kulak, My Petite Bourgeois Revolution is a cutting, acerbic and fun exploration of our daily lives.

The show runs May 18th – June 5th at Northern Contemporary​. Details here.

FEATURING

Alison Garnett
Felix Witholz
Fiona Smyth
James Turner
Matthew Daley
Robb Mirsky
Adam Corns
Cinta Arribas
Elis Wilk
Francesco Poroli
James Yang
Paul Bateman
Veronica Grech
Xiaohua Yang
Yo Az
Alex Westgate
Chiara Dattola
Chris Valentine
Dan Page
Daria Kirpach
Frederico Gastaldi
Grace Heejung Kim
Marco Melgrati
Marie Bergeron
Marike le Roux
Tad Michalak
Andrew Foerster
Ben Ruby
Emily May Rose
Jackie Lee
RJ Patterson
Sean Richman
Suharu Ogawa

May 11, 2017