LUEUR / GLOW at Galerie Youn

after the rain
After the rain in the Canada Linseed Oil Ltd Factory, c-print, 14.5″x14.5″, 2008

Starting December 16, Galerie Youn presents LUEUR / GLOW,  a  holiday exhibition. Some thirty emergent artists discovered at international art fairs in London (UK), New York, Rome, Miami, Toronto, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and – of course – Montreal, will each show one representative piece. These luminescent works will take various forms: the photographs, paintings, sculptures, drawings, and installations side by side will create a glowing environment. The Commute Design agency has also designed a very special installation in the Galerie’s front window, paying tribute to the artists and their talent—which lights up our winter!


Opening reception December 16, 17h – 20h
Exhibitions runs to January 25, 2015.

The Artists: Romas Astrauskas, Christine Kim, Michelle Bui, Erin Loree, Jamie Bradbury, Chris Austin, Matthew Grabelsky, Jessica Wee, Sarah Tue-fee, Osheen Harruthoonyan, Peter Chan, Ivan Alifan
Eric Chan, Evan Shuster, Zin Helena Song, Kevin Compuesto, Christophe De Muri, Derek Mainella, Caroline Mosby
Katherine Melançon, Jonathan Savoie, Doug Brown
Jay Dart, Richelle Forsey, Jimmy Baptiste, Ron Loranger
Jae Hong Ahn, Manuel Bujold, David Woodward,
Keita Morimoto and COMMUTE HOME.

The Kindness Project on-line art auction

I am excited to be part of the Kindness Project,  Jessie’s – The June Callwood Centre for Young Women on-line art auction that starts this Monday, November 17 and runs to December 1 at jessiescentre2014.eflea.ca.

The auction features unique and original pieces of art and jewellery by talented local and international artists; and the proceeds of the sales will help transform the lives of pregnant teens, young mothers and their children.

Jessie’s is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary and serves over 200 pregnant teenagers and 1,100 young families and their children every year. Learn more about June Callwood and the services and support Jessie’s offers to pregnant teenagers here.

I have donated a 24″x24″ print of 14th Street: Rooms with a View on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper (below) to the auction.

14th-street

The Kindness Project
On-line art Auction
November 17 – December 1
jessiescentre2014.eflea.ca

jessies-kindness-card

 

the dancer, Our Bodies, Ourselves

I’m still looking through my archives and rediscovered the body of work I photographed for the exhibition Our Bodies, Ourselves at Anoush Gallery in Toronto, Ontario. The series  explored my subjects ideas of their self image/identities or they  became characters of my interpretation(s) of their anti-egos.

Michael was a dancer and we decided I would photograph him performing nude with exaggerated (drawn-in) muscle definition. We spent a couple hours together in the studio and it was all I could do to keep up with his energy.

face in sheer michael and fabric michael, running in fabric michael as a statue piano man