LUEUR / GLOW at Galerie Youn

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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 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

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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