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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

Big Rock Candy Mountain

Henrik Drescher’s Big Rock Candy Mountain show at The Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco runs from March 4th – April 15th, 2017.

 

Tofu with the artist Henrik Drescher.

 

 

 

March 7, 2017

Select Works With A Twist Exhibition

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.

 

January 20, 2017

Maurice Vellekoop’s 2016 Holiday Cards

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

 

 

December 20, 2016

The Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration

The Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration

 

The Museum Of The Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration

Show Dates: January 12 to February 5, 2016
Opening reception: from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2016

The exhibition will be open to the public, Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Museum Of The Street will be a exhibition of the 50 years of illustration featuring the work of 38 Toronto illustrators who began their careers in the years between the 1960’s and the mid 1980’s.

Here’s the list of artists in the show…

Jamie Bennett
Huntley Brown
Tak Bui
David Chestnutt
Julius Ciss
Mike Constable
Sylvie Daigneault
Ken Dallison
Will Davis
Sandra Dionisi
Blair Drawson
Bob Fortier
Gail Geltner
James Hill
Roger Hill
Jeff Jackson
Barbara Klunder
Jerzy Kolacz
Anita Kunz
Ted Larson
Ross MacDonald
Doug Martin
Tom McNeely
Joe Morse
Simon Ng
Tomio Nitto
Dennis Noble
Doug Panton
Maureen Paxton
Joe Salina
Gerry Sevier
Peter Swan
James Sweetland
Mark Thurman
Maurice Vellekoop
Richard Whyte
Muriel Wood
Rene Zamic

(Painting by James Hill for the Canadian Opera Company’s 1979/1980 season poster)

January 12, 2016

Barbara Klunder at David Kaye Gallery

Barbara Klunder's Naked Truth

Barbara Klunder’s Naked Truth at David Kaye Gallery
October 29 – November 22, 2015
Meet the artist: Saturday, October 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In Naked Truth BARBARA KLUNDER is showing a number of quick gesture drawings that speak to her love of putting line to paper… and capturing the essence in each pose. Drawing is the basis for all the incredible causes that she has worked on employing her wicked humour and spirited drawing style to great effect.

October 27, 2015

Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz Showing Erotica

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Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz will be exhibiting a number of works exploring the themes of love, lust, and the politics of desire at Charlotte Hale’s small gallery.

SHE & HE
Show runs November 5th – 29th, 2015

Charlotte Hale & Associates
Fine Art, Photography & Design
588 Markham St.
Mirvish Village
Toronto, ON
M6G 2L8
647-527-4253

October 23, 2015

Fresh Fruit by Sylvie Thamsir

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A new still life done with graphite pencil on paper by Sylvie Thamsir.

June 11, 2015

The Juggler of Our Lady: Forbear of the Graphic Novel

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Originally released in 1953, R.O. Blechman’s picture book, The Juggler of Our Lady will be reprinted by Dover Graphic Novels this summer with an introduction by Maurice Sendak. The Juggler of Our Lady is one of the great examples of the graphic novel form. In the book, Blechman gives us a satirical, visual retelling of a classic medieval Christmas tale of the same name. The story is simple: An innocent juggler named Cantalbert sets out to save the world with his talent but is scorned and ignored by everyone he meets until an encounter with a statue of the Virgin Mary changes his life.

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The first edition was published by Henry Holt in 1953.

June 10, 2015

Carolyn Gowdy’s Warm wishes for a season of sunshine and splendour.

These are two of Carolyn’s recent handcoloured etchings.

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Dream Boat

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Girl with Eye and Seashell

Carolyn is presenting a solo exhibition of her ongoing project ‘pOeM pEoPle at the Seaside’ during her residency at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout & Arthouse in Aldburgh, Suffolk, UK from 6 June to 20 June, 2015.

June 8, 2015