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April showers bring May flowers

Hi, all!

After a rainy season, things are blooming left right and centre. Flowers, flowers everywhere! If you have a chance, you should make a plan to head out to the Neighbourhood Gallery in Toronto next week and check out all the things blossoming on their walls.

The show, Tending the Wallflower runs from June 4 – September 24, 2017, with an opening reception on June 11.

Tending the Wallflower invite

If you spot my piece, drop me a line! Hint: it’s very sparkly 😉

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Cats and dogs!

Happy Saturday everyone! This Saturday (today) in Halifax a very special event is taking place…
Argyle Fine Art’s Cat Person, Dog Person show!

The grand opening of this show is taking place from 2-4pm at Argyle Fine Art

Have a look, the Chronicle Herald has written up a lovely article about the show.

I am proud to be part of such an adorable event too. I will be exhibiting these two fluffy critters, Pom Pom Cat and Mop Mop Dog.

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There will be prizes and local artist Lindsay Hicks will be on hand today to draw custom portraits of your beloved pets for just $25!

Go! Check out some furry and fantastic art works! More information here on the Facebook event page.

The show runs from February 15 through March 4, 2014

Children and pets are welcome!

Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington Street, Unit 102
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 1Z7
902.425.9456

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Hard Twist 7: Touch Me, Feel Me

Hard Twist 7: Touch Me, Feel Me opens TONIGHT at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto! Don’t miss it! It is the start of The World of Threads Festival, a month long festival of local, national and international contemporary fiber art.

I am debuting Cat’s Cradle in this show! At 4′ x 4′ and made from 80 individually cast plaster fingers entwined with Alpaca yarn, this is the largest, heaviest, most expensive and most ambitious project I have ever completed to date! She is a real beauty, though.

Cat’s Cradle is a waking nightmare of twisted fingers emerging from a wall, coupled with the familiar childhood game of interlacing fingers with string, resulting in an aesthetic work of textile art with a sinister undertone. This piece echoes a childhood game put to a much larger scale. A physically impossible cat’s cradle, held together by a precarious tension, explores the relationship between play and art and the limitations the human body is restricted to contrasted with the limitless creative liberty that art is afforded. Through this piece a fleeting childhood experience is captured by the lasting power of artistic expression.

Come on out to 1214 Queen Street West, the corner of Gladstone and Queen, from 6-9pm tonight and pop your head in to see the incredible and tactile collection of fiber art in this years exhibition!

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Hard Twist Installation Day!

I made it to Toronto! Yah! All of the pieces of my art work also made it to Toronto! Double yah! We may have all come by different modes of transit but we all ended up in the same place. Miracle!

What a ride! I would like to thank all the people I ran into today who smiled at me or were generally nice. You made my day! Lugging a 4 foot square box all around a foreign city on public transportation with nothing but a few hand drawn notes to guide you is stressful but I encountered nothing but smiles and helpful folks. Thanks! You made today not suck!

Here is a picture of a super tired and dubious looking artist learning about the public transit system of Toronto with her pal, Giant Box.

Anyway, after many hours, a few blisters (so many nuts and bolts!) and running out to buy emergency yarn at The Knit Cafe (mmmm Alpaca….thanks for being there guys!) and some heavy lifting by the vertically gifted staff at The Gladstone… Cat’s Cradle is finally complete and hanging proudly in the 3rd floor gallery space of the Gladstone Hotel. You can see it in person on Thursday at the opening! 

Here is a preview!

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Post Nuit Blanche recap

Well, what a night! Happy to have made it through to the other side!

Thanks everyone who came out to Studio427 on Saturday night and partook in our sleepless night and grill cheese sandwiches! It was so nice to see you all!

It got quite busy in there!

Sadly, I wasn’t feeling well and so I ended up playing things really easy that night and stuck to the Belgo instead of running all over town to see cool things. The Belgo is far from boring though and was jam packed with interesting things. Things like this nerdy number by Winthrop Jones titled Brad Pitt Skin:

And this piece by Tyson Parks title Blog Roll. As you may know, I am always a huge fan of toilet paper inspired art and puns and so this piece was quick to win my heart.


More information about that show over at Ratsdeville if you are interested.

However, the highlight of my night was definitely the nawhale pulling the chariot! Sadly I didn’t catch who made it. Do you know? I have just been informed that this masterful papier-mâché creature exists thanks to the MAW Collective, a group made up of the talented Gabriel Baribeau, Jackson Darby, Max Evans, John Gunner, Craig Spence and Simon Zaborskia. Thanks for the info, John!
More informtaion on this group and the show I saw can be found here! on the Eastern Bloc blog.

Anyway, the trouble with Nuit Blanche is that no matter how well you plan things or how rested you are, you just can’t do everything. Hopefully, next year I will not be sick and will be able to up my art intake substantially.

See you next year!

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