I Can’t Breathe
June 2020 acrylic, 19 x 14″
The white man fears to be unfeared,
To be bereft of power, best years past.
He therefore wears a fearful face
And oils his guns in anger, and stands fast.
The black man fears for his very life,
The welfare of his children, and his race.
He’s seen as dark, a shadow-man,
And so he also wears a fearful face.
Tags: 2020, Air Mail, Blair Drawson, current events, fine art, I Can't Breathe
October 14, 2020
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From 1986 to 1992 Reactor’s artists and designers provided Bata Shoes with retail consultation, seasonal brand positioning, tactical advertising, promotions, in-store P.O.P. and magazine advertising for 500 stores across Canada. These are four of the Holiday display posters from over the years. Louis Fishauf is the art director. The art is by Jamie Bennett, Blair Drawson, Jeff Jackson and Maurice Vellekoop.
Illustration by Jamie Bennett
Illustration by Blair Drawson
Illustration by Jeff Jackson
Illustration by Maurice Vellekoop
Tags: Bata, Bata Shoe, Blair Drawson, Illustration, Jamie Bennett, Jeff Jackson, Louis Fishauf, Maurice Vellekoop, Reactor, Reactor art + design
December 4, 2018
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Since 1982, Reactor has been publishing portfolios, prints and small editions of its artists’ work. Reactor first published Blair Drawson’s work as a limited edition portfolio of erotic images titled, “The Candy Apple”. Now Reactor Publishing brings you more Drawson art in a small edition book titled, “Paintings & Verses 1”. The 9 by 12 inch selfcover book is 36 pages and features 33 new paintings and verses. If you are interested, the book is $20.00 and is available by email here.
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October 26, 2018
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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 Homerâ€™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!
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December 2, 2016
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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 Haleâ€™s small gallery.
SHE & HE
Show runs November 5th – 29th, 2015
Charlotte Hale & Associates
Fine Art, Photography & Design
588 Markham St.
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October 23, 2015
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Art by Blair Drawson.
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January 14, 2014
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Illustration by Blair Drawson.
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November 28, 2013
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Back in the day, one Halloween Eve, the Reactorites were at the launch of Canada Postâ€™s Halloween 1997 stamps. Louis Fishauf was the series art director and designer. Jamie Bennett, Simon Ng, Tom Hunt and Blair Drawson created art for the Werewolf, the Goblin, the Ghost and Dracula. City TV attended the launch of The Haunted Stamp collection at Reactorâ€™s studio and featured an interview with Louis and a representative from Canada Post. The project included the four stamps, a first day cover featuring glow-in-the-dark illustrations by Jamie Bennett, and Haunted House commemorative packaging.
Tags: Blair Drawson, Jamie Bennett, Louis Fishauf, Simon Ng, Tom Hunt
October 31, 2013
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Written and illustrated by Blair Drawson and published by Reactor, the EPub book, An Odd Sea is available on Appleâ€™s iTune Store in the iBook classics section.
An Odd Sea is a liberty-taking retelling of Homer’s classic. Blair turns a satirical eye on war, sex, identity, technology, misbehaving youth, and the follies of all-powerful gods. The novel is liberally illustrated throughout with Blairâ€™s powerful images.
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October 7, 2013
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