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 is creating one piece of art for every month. Here’s her latest painting for June.
July 6, 2017
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
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
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
Exhibition by JEFF JACKSON
Opening Reception: Wednesday June 7, 2017
6:30 pm – 930pm
Exhibition continues until July 5, 2017
JOSEPH D. CARRIER GALLERY
901 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto, ON
June 2, 2017
We hope everyone had a safe and happy long weekend. Here’s a new piece of commissioned art by Maurice Vellekoop.
May 23, 2017
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.
Grace Heejung Kim
Marike le Roux
Emily May Rose
May 11, 2017
Alëna Skarina is in a collective installation art show featuring customized designer vases from Charuta Living Solutions. Opening tonight at DAIS Gallery.
1196 Queen Street West.
The show runs April 28 – May 7, then will be shown at Design Exchange from May 9-13. Check out the Facebook event for more details.
April 28, 2017