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.

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My Work at the Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant

Until November 2014 I have these 5 pieces on display at the Tappo Wine Bar & Restaurant in Toronto’s Distillery District. The photographs are from my series Urban Remains and Abandoned Places.

All of the works are 24″x24″ or 20″x30″, framed and printed on Hahnemühle FineArt paper.

September Exhibition at Tappo

I am pleased to announce that I am showing a selection of photographs “never could see any other way” at Tappo Wine Bar and Restaurant from August 18 – November 2014 January 2015!.

It’s been an exciting process producing the pieces for the show. I made the shadow box frames with the help of my father and his workshop from fence board scrap. I had the prints produced with a new printer, Global Groen Productions (who are incredible and do more than print files!) on Hahnemuhle photo rag and I am thrilled with the results.

I’ll be hosting an artists’ reception September 18, from 7-9pm, drop by and say hello!

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Photopia at Gallery 44

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sunset on Lakeview Coal, 2007 (available at Photopia 2014)

Despite the fact that it snowed last night, I know it’s Spring because Photopia is almost here.  Photopia is Gallery 44’s annual spring fundraising exhibition, sale and party that features a lottery draw for amazing prizes, (Aeroplan miles, passes, dinners and more) all donated from the Gallery 44 community. The proceeds from Photopia fund Gallery 44 exhibitions and education programs – of which I facilitate the Zine OUTREACH program.

The gallery walls are always filled with a killer selection of photographs created by both members and friends of Gallery 44.  And as most of the work is priced below $500, expect the art to be flying off the walls!

Photopia is free and raffle tickets are $10.

It is the “artiest party” of the year. You should go.

Participating artists include: Adolfo Fernandez, Alex Kisilevich, Andrew B. Myers, Anthony Koutras, Anuta Skrypka, Aurelien Muller, Beth Lesser, Brandon Davis, Brendan George Ko, Brooke Smith,Bruce Eves, Chris Curreri, Chris Ironside, Chris Shepherd, Dianne Davis, Eldon Garnet, Elisa Julia Gilmour, Gabrielle Trach, Greg Staats, Ian Willms, Jamie Campbell, JJ Levine, Jocelyn Reynolds, Juli Lyons, Keesic Douglas, Kristie MacDonald, Laurence Siegal, Luis Antonio, Lynne Cohen, Marc Audette, Marc Losier, Matt Macintosh, Melissa General, Monica Vichar, Nathan Cyprys, Neil Rough, Paula Grgurich Shewchuk, Pete Doherty, Peter Watson, Phillipa Croft, Randy Grskovic, Richelle Forsey, Robin Collyer, Robyn Cumming, Ruth Skinner, Sally Ayre, Sanjay Mehta, Sheryl Dudley, Showwei Chu, Surendra Lawoti, Taimaz Moslemian, Tineke Jorritsma, Tom Ridout, Tori Foster, Virginia Mak…

Supporters Preview
Thursday, April 24
6 to 8 pm

Opening Reception and raffle draw

Friday, April 25
6 to 9 pm
Free Admission

Sale Continues Saturday April 26, 11 am to 5 pm.

Wade Whimsies off to Collection Mini Moi

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This is one of the pieces I have in the  Collection Mini Moi at Galerie Youn. Little Thief is from my “soon-to-be-completed” macro photo series of Wade “Whimsies” Nursery Favourites in detail.

Collection Mini Moi is an exhibition of small works by gallery and invited artists (Patrick DeCoste, Eric Farache and Michael Toke to name a few!), the show opens November 23 and runs until December 22. All the works are $200 each. So why not spoil yourself  and buy some art?