Today I had a sneak peek at The Merlin Years : The Art of Team Macho II while I was visiting my friend Melinda Josie (also a wonderful illustrator and artist!) and it is beautiful!
Not only am I excited about the book because it’s Team Macho and their work is genius/amazing/hilarious/edgy/awesome (if you’re not familiar with the collective mind power that is the work of Nicholas Aoki, Stephen Appleby-Barr, Christopher Buchan, and Lauchie Reid you need to get googling…) I’m psyched because it includes the photos I shot of their studio that I blogged about last year. The book also features the latest Team Macho family portrait we shot last month (see below)!
You too, can get your copy of The Merlin Years: the Art of Team Macho II this Thursday (March 22, 2012) at the book launch and signing at the shopAGO!
UPDATE (March 23): The smell of a freshly pressed book is intoxicating and at 7am this morning I got high on the fumes of a new book and looked at pictures by and read about Team Macho. The Merlin Years is absolutely gorgeous and a solid read. The Deep in the Shirt Yurt interview with Maggie MaDonald is wonderfully candid, the essay, Being Macho by A. James Bradley does a justice to their practice that is so often missed when their work is reviewed or discussed and the Axis Mundy DIY Guide by Ann Marie Peña strings the book, their practice, ideas and methods together. Oh, and the pictures are pretty sweet!
It’s official. I have just signed on to be represented by Flying Rooster Contemporary Projects (FR-CP.com)! FR-CP goes live in May 2012, just in time for the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival during which I have a solo exhibition at Cabinet Salon!
I have a lot of work to do!
The TLR Club’s Modern Canadian Interiors has been submitted to the Artist Book of the Moment. The “A” is silent.
“Publishing is not a neutral act. It is implicitly political and aesthetic. The publishing is part of the aesthetic of the work, in terms of its look, its distribution, and how the audience interacts with the work, both in terms of reading it, engaging with its writers and publishers, and in how it finds its audience.” – Gary Barwin
In April, the ABotM jury will choose books they deem worthy of an ABotM designation and then in May one book will be revealed as the finalist, the Book of the Moment. Books deigned as ABotM in April will be available in the AGYU for public browsing.
Wish us luck!
One of my photographs, Kodak Building 9, from the Toronto Kodak Factory site was chosen for the Ontario Society of Artists 139th Annual Open Juried Exhibition: Darkness and Light!
The exhibition runs March 6 – 30 at the John B. Aird Gallery (900 Bay Street, Macdonald Block, Toronto, ON, M7A 1C), and the Opening Reception /Awards Presentation is Thursday March 8, 6-8pm.
Modern Canadian Interiors, the first book by the TLR Club (Richelle Forsey, Martin Helmut Reis, Alejandro Valencia, Kevin McBride and Colin Savage), is a photographic journey of abandoned spaces in Ontario including the Gravenhurst TB Sanatorium, the Old Don Jail, New York Pork, Firestone Tire, St. Clements Church and more…
Is now available in four bookstores and galleries!
the Art Gallery of Ontario shop
EYELEVEL Gallery in Halifax during ERI: THE RESISTANCE TO CHANGE reshelving initiative 5
the Stephen Bulger Gallery bookstore
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As always, Modern Canadian Interiors is available directly from Richelle Forsey