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Carolyn Gowdy’s Upcoming Show at London’s Chelsea Arts Club

THEATRE OF WOMEN is an exhibition of a series of limited edition hand-coloured etchings and collages. A number of these prints are based on a series of earlier works inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s classic, The Second Sex. With these prints Carolyn processes and integrates her personal experiences and observations into her art with the message that gender equality issues are as relevant for women today as ever.

The show runs from January 30 to February 18, 2018. There will be a private viewing on Tuesday, 30th January from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm., otherwise viewing is by appointment.

Chelsea Arts Club
143 Old Church Street
London, UK
SW3 6EB

 

January 26, 2018

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

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

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

Idea Exchange Collection Exhibition – Select Works with a Twist

‘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.

  

January 16, 2017

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 Textile Museum of Canada

Be sure to look for Barbara’s “Laura Secord” rug at the show!

 

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September 17, 2015

Maurice’s Merry Christmas Cards, 2014.

This year, Maurice’s Christmas cards are striking reinterpretations of Renaissance portraits.

Check out his blog for the full collection: http://www.mauricevellekoop.com/blog/

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December 23, 2014

Tempus Fugit

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Art by Maurice Vellekoop.

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December 6, 2013

Reactor Crew, Toronto Island 1989

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December 5, 2013