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Churning The Sky

Churning the Sky

Churning the Sky 2017

It’s been a little quiet around here this summer. I was away for a month, where my wife and I had the extreme pleasure in participating in an Artist in Residence program at the Muong Cultural Center near Hoa Binh in northern Vietnam. We were there for a week and then spent another 3 exploring that brilliant country. Here’s one of the works I made with my time there.

Happy 150th Canada

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Jeff Wall   Boy falls from tree    2010

This year’s Canadian artist is none other than Vancouver’s Jeff Wall. His large format photographs can be found on the walls of museums all over the world, truly a great ambassador. Happy Canada day.

Twister

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Twister      Digital Image 2017

Gift For Apollo

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Gift For Apollo     Digital Image 2017

Neon Hustle

Night Bus

Night Bus

Night Bus Digital Image 2015

Cherry Front

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Cherry Front 2015

GrowOp 2017 @ the Gladstone Hotel

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Fables and Shadows Martha Griffith 2017

This is the 5th year for The Gladstone Hotel’s annual Grow Op exhibition, and 2017’s selection makes the strong argument: this is one of the must see shows of the season. Curators Christine Leu and Alan Webb with Lukus Toane have put together a rich ensemble of works that address the idea of landscape, habitat and environment.

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Rebecca Jane Houston

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Orchestration Lindy Wilkins and Dushan Milic

The show is a delight from beginning to end. It explores the music of weather, the power of an avocado pit, hidden histories, sandbox topographies, walking on eggshells, mini ecosystems, cloud-gazing, starfruit patterns and the secret world of snails among other things. It ‘s on from the 19-23. If you missed this year’s show be sure to pencil it in for next; Toronto’s art landscape is all the richer for it.

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Fables and Shadows detail

Marvelous Taffy Face

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Marvelous Taffy Face    2014 digital image

Black Star

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Black Star Digital image 2014