THINGS I MADE AND THINGS I LIKE

The Banana Republic of NXNE

aaronmblevin:

On Friday I sat on a panel titled Why NXNE Sucks? This was a NXNE initiative aimed at providing a space for members from the local arts community to air their grievances about NXNE. As an attempted coup d’état to quash negative sentiment and puzzle panellists, they abolished their 45-day…

YES AARON LEVIN

Text bunting installation for the January Long Winter at the Great Hall in Toronto. Banners spell out ‘Peering Out From An Abyss’ and ‘A Strange Sort of Nothing.’ 

Another Dark Day Passes - Mural

Mural I completed for ‘Another Dark Day Passes’ at the OCADu Student Gallery

Papirmass Interview

I was interviewed for art subscription / magazine / print distributor Paprimass recently as the featured artist for May 2014. Read the interview here. Papirmass is run by my fantastic friend Kirsten McCrea, and for a very affordable subscription price, you get art prints in the mail along with a piece from a feature writer as well. Check ‘er out!

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Oh KKKanada, our home on Native land

lidopepper:

This post is a response to @JayMoller1 who saw my show on Sunday 16,14 at The Garrison.

Because twitter has a specific letter count restriction, it is obvious a simple tweet/reply to him cannot and will not suffice.

Dear @JayMoller1

In the hopes my opinion can serve or be put to good use by…

WAY TO GO LIDO

Cover for the February 2014 issue of Toronto’s Offerings

Cover for the February 2014 issue of Toronto’s Offerings

supersonicart:

Julia Dickens.

Paintings and illustrations by Julia Dickens:

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My friend Andrew McKay submitted my work to this popular art blog and it has over 300 notes? COOL BEANS.

(via supersonicart)

szjold:

Another Dark Day Passes — in the TDot feb 6

WOAH THANKS MARK CONNERY this gif RULES.

szjold:

Another Dark Day Passes — in the TDot feb 6

WOAH THANKS MARK CONNERY this gif RULES.

Cover for the January edition of Bruised Tongue’s Small Talk zine.

ANOTHER DARK DAY PASSES

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Exhibition dates: February 5 to March 1, 2014
Opening Vernissage February 6 from 7 to 11 pm

'Another Dark Day Passes' is an exploration of psychedelic landscapes and alternative realities. This show invites viewers to experience the gallery as a portal to an altered psychological state. The works presented oscillate between material reality and dream-like illusion. The holographic and iridescent aesthetic that runs through the show is meant to communicate optimism by transforming the gallery into an ethereal environment. Conversely, dissonant elements have been incorporated with the intent of disarming the viewer to release meditative energy and open up the imagination. It is a psychological mirage, where confusion and darkness give way to possibility and hope.

Curated by Diana Lynn VanderMeulen and Julia Dickens

Featuring work by: Robin ClasonSarah D’Angelo, Julia Dickens, Melissa Fisher, Inez Genereux, Eunice LukFelix KalmensonNicholas RobinsMark Sommerfeld, Diana Lynn VanderMeulen, Vince Vining

Featuring Special Cocktails by Magic Hour aka Anna May Henry.
DJ Cameron Whitesell (Teen Tits Wild Wives) playing sweet magic jams.

Poster is a Collaboration between Julia Dickens and Diana Lynn Vandermeulen.