Things to Get Excited About

Hi All!

I want to keep you updated on things that are going on in Montreal while I’m away enjoying the sunshine.

Firstly, and very exciting, some of my work is featured in the newly published Unexpected Art by Chronicle Books:

They chose to include Stained, a sugar mural that I completed in Victoria BC in 2011.

My work is published in good company, along with the likes of fellow Montreal artist, Michel de Broin, whose work I admire very much.

Here’s an image of Black Whole Conference, to give you an idea of his work:

2006. 74 chairs, fixation system. 440 x 440 x 440 cm. Collection du Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne.

2006. 74 chairs, fixation system. 440 x 440 x 440 cm. Collection du Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne.

Also of interest to me is the work of Swoon, an interdisciplinary activist artist from Brooklyn who often focuses on graffiti made using a carved stamping technique.

And it’s likely that you’ve seen this before because his work went viral on the web a year or two ago but the work of Berndnaut Smilde is so magical that it deserves another mention:

Nimbus Thor, 2014.

Nimbus Thor, 2014.

Talk about ephemeral art!

Overall it’s a high quality, gorgeously printed book and would make a lovely gift for any art lover.

In other news, I donated one of my pieces to be auctioned off at a fundraiser called Parle-Moi d’Amour here in Montreal, which is being held to support Les Impatients and the Wellington Centre (Douglas Mental Health University Institute).  The funds raised will be used to assist in the continuation of creative workshops and interaction with the community through art for people living with mental health problems.

You can check out their Facebook Event page here.

Also in the works for this spring is a fundraiser auction event at the MUHC (McGill University Health Centre). Original artworks by each of the 11 artists (myself included) who were awarded artwork commissions through the percent-for-art program at the new Glen site will be available for purchase. I’ll let you in on the details a little later ;)

That's all for now, Montrealers- hang on a little longer, the warm weather will reach you sooner than later!