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OPENING RECEPTION TODAY!

Today from 2-5 pm at the Arts Court in downtown Ottawa I will be hosting a reception for my latest endeavor. Come on down and check it out!

*Transplant* is an outdoor living book installation. Constructed from found natural materials both living and dead, this installation is subject to the whims of nature and the designs of man. Each page of this book resembles an arch inviting the audience to enter the immense tunnel book. Within the pages are paper pockets where seeds will begin to sprout as the structure is gradually beaten down by the weather. Additional arches/pages will be added throughout the exhibition as the evolution of decay and growth take over. This evolution speaks to the ebb and flow of construction and decay as the manmade world interacts with the natural one. The story of this project is one of transformation and reclamation of the urban landscape by nature. It is the story of a cycle of decay and rebirth and of a balance that can be achieved when nature’s collaboration is desired rather than fought.

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Transplant Installation

This past little bit I have been working hard on preparing for the installation of Transplant. Yesterday, we completed stage one and have this GORGEOUS video to show for it thanks to Jeff Ngan.

The installation will continue to grow from August 14th – October 30th at the Arts Court in downtown Ottawa.
The opening/vernissage will be help on Saturday August 28th from 2 – 5pm at the Arts Court. Come on out and see for yourself what I have been up to. Maybe we could car pool…..

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Transplant

The newest project is underway and it has it’s own blog! If you are interested in our ramblings as we pull this one together check out here.

To announce this artventure I have created a little promo vid to announce the project and blog.

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Too Cool for School!

This weekend I will be presenting a project at an Art an Science Fair! It is going to be super exciting! Come on out and see for yourself!

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Too Cool For School Art & Science Fair
FREE: Saturday, May 8, 12 – 4pm
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto

The Too Cool For School Art & Science Fair turns the spotlight on the unexpected feats of imagination and exploration that are happening all around us. The event is structured like a typical science fair, with projects and their creators assembled for one day to share ideas and compete for awards. The difference is that these projects are a mix of both art and science.

The Too Cool For School Judges
Crystal Mowry, artist and Curator at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Hooley McLaughlin, Director, Visitor Experience at the Ontario Science Centre
Sean Gryb, PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute (PI) for Theoretical Physics

For more information visit our website: www.artandsciencefair.ca
or contact Sally McKay: nfo@artandsciencefair.ca

Directions and parking information are provided on the Harbourfront Centre website: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Too Cool For School is part of a full day of events planned by Harbourfront Centre to celebrate Science Rendezvous, with additional participation from the Ontario Science Centre, IBM, Ontario College of Art and Design and Subtle Technologies. Everyone is welcome, there will be lots to see and do!

Too Cool For School is part of Fresh Ground new works, Harbourfront Centre’s national commissioning programme.
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Recap and Preview

Been keeping busy since that last post in February. Very busy.

Here are some of the things that I have been up to…..
Well, March madness struck and I collaborated with some musicians on their Sensory Overload show.
Show poster
For this show me and some friends produced 7 sculptures of Rubiks cubes wrapped around sheep. The sheep ranged from 7 inches to 7 feet and fun was had by all involved in this project.
Hanging sheep

Sweet Mother Logic is very interesting band with a solid and professional sound. Every show they put on is much more than a concert, it is a full on theatrical maneuver! This event was incredible and diverse and jam packed with talented artists coming together for fun and drinks. I am privileged to have been a part if it.

April is Fibre Arts month!
I have been making sure to do my part to contribute. Initiatives, collaborations, publications and charitable donations are some of the ways that I am commemorating Fibre Arts Month!
Sent away two fine art postcards as an experiment to see how they would survive the mail and they made it to their destination! Sadly, I forgot to photograph them before they made the journey.
If you are in the NY area you should pop by The Brooklyn Art Library and see if you can spot me.
It is a great place to be.

Then it was the 20 x 20 show at CTCM.
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This month I donated a few things to be sold to benefit the Centre Textiles Contemporain de Montreal at their 20th Anniversary party and fundraiser, 20 x 20. It was a huge success and tons of fun. $8 000 have been raised so far! The exhibition will be up until April 30th.

Coming soon:
Mail Me Something Book (June)
The postcards sent out to the Mail Me Something postcard show at the Brooklyn Art Library in New York are not only on display they are also in a book!
To pre-order your copy click the link
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High Chroma Picnic (dates TBA)
The sheep and I will be going for a walk in the park. Fun and photos, live music and food. Something you have to see to believe.

Too Cool For Art School! Art and Science Fair (May 8th)
Taking Family Portrait on the road! On May 8th I will be in Toronto presenting my work in cyanotype at the Harbourfront Center.
For more information on this event click HERE.

Erronious Zones (dates TBA)
This exhibit will be an interdisciplinary presentation of work that addresses the many ways in which the body is ‘mistaken’. When and where this happens you will find Simulacra, my hand/gloves.

….. and be sure that I have at least a 1/2 dozen other plates in the air. The updates to come promise action, adventure, drama, romance and loads of art.

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