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Monthly Archives: December 2010

This image is a continuation of the conceptual prefix I previously mentioned (December 13th’s post); identifying how individually we support each other, through what seems like literal isolation, is actually a network of ‘architectural social anchoring’.

Where what looks like creating barriers of silence is actually a hidden unity of a social connection; that appears minimal, is literally what holds up the true architecture of the world.

This image was created by combining a photo of my supreme inspiration in Toronto (taken by me, the ROM); with a painting of mine from my Mania series in 2008, the piece is titled DSM.

Happy New Year 🙂


Call for Submission

Gallery Membership STUDIO 561 MEMBERSHIP / Starting MARCH 2011

Our passion is to provide for artists at various stages of their careers and from all walks of life, a centre to congregate, network and exhibit.

(Their commission is only 10%!)

Please put together a package containing

* An artist statement discussing your body of work
* An artists CV
* A CD of 5-10 JPGs of work. Film/video artists may submit 2 short videos (10 minutes or less)

You may submit by email to
or mail to: Studio 561- Submissions
561 Bloor St. unit 2
Toronto Ontario
Submissions are open to artists in Canada and Abroad. DEADLINE February 28, 2011

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Images of Longevity in Japanese Ukiyo-e
at The Japan Foundation, Toronto

November 15, 2010 to March 5, 2011
Presented by The Japan Foundation and Stuart Jackson Gallery

Longevity symbols, which include cranes, turtles and pines, appear in many Japanese art forms, including Ukiyo-e. These subjects appear individually, combined with other longevity symbols, incorporated into design motifs, and in illustrations of myths and legends.

Many of the prints in this exhibition were designed to wish someone a long life, much as we today wish someone “many happy returns” for a birthday or for the new year. Watch for updates.

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..In the winter of 1970, the artists of the 20/20 Gallery cooperative commissioned a new site-specific audio/video installation from Nauman, a piece was originally called Surveillance Piece but has come to be known in the artist’s catalogue raisonnée as Audio/Video Piece for London, Ontario (1969-1970). From January 7 to February 19, 2011, just over forty years after the initial exhibition, Audio/Video Piece for London, Ontario will return to the city that gave it its name.

Forest City Gallery
258 Richmond St.
London, ON N6B 2H7

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Adam Lark: Near the Nameless opening reception January 6 @ gallerywest, Toronto

Constructing one’s reality is that of continual discovery. Whether the human conscious is aware of these steps, the evolution of the unknown continues to be one of personal unearthing.

The mystery of the unknown becomes the focal point of such discovery and it is this ambiguity and form of identification that artist, Adam Lark seeks to explore.
1332 Queen Street West, Toronto

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Juried Call for Submissions
Being She: The Culture of Women’s Health and Health Care Through the Lens of Wholeness.
Presented by the Women’s College Hospital @ The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
Deadline: FEBRUARY 21, 2011

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January 15th 2011 is the deadline for Applications to the Graduate Programs in Visual Arts at York University. These Graduate Programs include the MA in Art History; the MFA in Studio Art; and the PhD in Studio Art, the PhD in Art History and Visual Culture.

For information concerning our programs, please check our website or call the Department to speak with us or to arrange a tour.

Excellent Facilities, a Dynamic Speaker Series , an Innovative Curatorial and Exhibition Projects and a Summer Institute.

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…The twisting roots we all
Have keeps me balanced
On the supported structure of
Sanity called individualism;

Spoken in the language of
Caught creativity,

Exposed, as I grew up
With Picasso as my

An excerpt from a recent poem of mine not yet posted on my website.
Happy Holidays 🙂

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Celebrating its 50th year, the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition [TOAE] is a juried showcase featuring contemporary fine art and craft that takes place on Nathan Phillips Square every July.

TOAE is the largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada and offers a fresh-air alternative to conventional art shows and galleries. Hundreds of artists participate in the exhibition every year. Side by side, established artists, undiscovered talents and innovative students sell their work directly to the public and make lasting connections with art dealers and collectors.

In 2010, TOAE presented over $30,000 in cash awards and prizes to participating artists! We welcome applications from artists working in a wide range of traditional and experimental art forms.

Apply online at the TOAE website at or call 416.408.2754 for more information.


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