A call for submission for a new group show titled LANDSCAPE | PORTRAIT meant time for thoughtful experimentation & executing an idea I had been considering. Articulations posed a challenge to work with their 4.5 x 9 inch gessoed panels & create pieces with the only stipulation being that the art fit on the surface on the panel. I decided to do a remix on the landscape of Toronto, to create a portrait of my city by reconfiguring neighbourhoods I both lived & worked in. I cut up maps of the city and coated the papers with metallic washes to create geometric patterns of skewed building blocks, towering puzzles, and star constellations along my re-imagined north shore of Lake Ontario.
The annual Filler’Up Sketchbook Challenge is on! Fill your sketchbook during the month of March and turn it in to the folks at ARTiculations to display on view. I set myself a personal challenge to make a flip book. And I used someone else’s published book for my minimalist redacted drawings. Stop by the Earl Selkirk Gallery to check it out. Here’s a few pics… find more on my Instagram account @bookBW.
Stop by the windows at any time during this period to see this installation… or come in for a closer look during business hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 – 7:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00
I’ll be there on Saturday January 23 from 2 to 5pm… come and say hi! I’d love to see you!
For additional inquiries or to arrange a personal appointment, please contact me at bookBW@hotmail.com
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The Holiday Festival show at Cobalt Gallery is upon is and open for viewing. I’ve put together a ‘best of’ collection of my paper art work and included some one of a kind curiosities that feature my new skills with (lead free) solder and vintage glass. Maybe I’ll see you at the opening reception on Saturday November 20th, 2015, from 1 to 4pm.
Stop by the gallery to see the completed works.
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I’m happy to be included in Propeller Gallery’s juried group show: -:-:-p.ART.icle-:-: which opens with a reception on September 24, 2015 from 6.30 to 9.30pm. This show will also coincide with Toronto’s Nuit Blanche when the gallery will be hosting a special interactive event.
I have 2 beaded embroidery pieces in this show, inspired by my fascination with the sky & constellations both real & imagined as well as Victorian curiosities. Both presented in white shadow box frames.
Inquiries can be made via bookBW@hotmail.com.
I may have mentioned that I have a fascination with things that go around. This is certainly evident in the new work I made for the September group show at Cobalt Gallery. My work consists of a series of embroideries in the round for Tactile – Textiles & Textures.
The show runs from September 12 to October 31, 2015
Opening reception on Saturday September 19, from 12 to 3pm. Maybe I’ll see you there. Cobalt Gallery, 870a Kingston Road, Toronto
Inquiries can be made to bookBW@hotmail.com
The people from The Sketchbook Project posted a new challenge with their 2015 Print Exchange: I send them an edition of 11 prints based on this years theme: Greetings from a Distant Land. In return I receive 10 prints from other artist participants from around the world. The 11th print is archived in the collection of the Brooklyn Art Library.
It’s perfect timing as I had been working on a new print process… making origami shapes using carbon paper, sandwiching the shapes between paper and rubbing it with the back of a spoon, producing 2 almost mirrored prints at the same time. Each creased edge is revealed including hose hidden within the folded layers of the origami. Just the areas with no carbon remain white. This print I call Carbon Galaxy 2… (a greeting from a very distant land)
Now which side will I submit to the project… A or B? Whichever I don’t submit, I will have available for sale at some point, along with 2 sets of artist proofs with bot A & B. Inquiries via bookBW@hotmail.com
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My friend & international museum & gallery patron; Nancy at Mondegro turned me onto this challenge put out by The Royal Academy of Arts in conjunction with their Joseph Cornell exhibit. With my own fascination for shadowboxes, cabinets of curiosities and all things wunderkammer, I set upon editing a selection of objects from my own collection that might give the viewer an autobiographical glimpse about me. See more of my world at instagram: bookBW
An experiment to make small collage compositions mixed with drawing… that also fit together as one collage combine. I’m using my favourite controlled substance… bookpaper and testing out some new (to me) pens.