Friday, August 25, 2017

Pennants in SHOW.17 at Idea Exchange in Cambridge - Jul7 2 - Sept 2, 2017Rp

Photo Credit: Idea Exchange

Photo Credit: Idea Exchange


























SHOW.17 brings together emerging artists from across Ontario whose works, processes and preoccupations are the newest and latest in the ever-changing world of contemporary art. The exhibition is exclusively dedicated to those new on the scene, and gives the necessary and well deserved voice to the most ambitious and dedicated.

Selected from an open call for submissions, the 14 artists chosen for SHOW.17 shed light on what’s happening today and what Ontario has to offer to the world of contemporary art in the coming years. It is a clear marker of the pulse on the scene, and a reflection of today in the broadest terms.

Laura Brandreth (Ancaster), Paul Chartrand (Dunnville) Nicole Clouston (Brampton), Adrienne Crossman (Windsor), Jason Deary (Toronto), Michael Drolet (Whitby), Andrew Harding (Toronto), Lauren Lavery (Guelph), Alvin Luong (Toronto), Humboldt Magnussen (Toronto), Ash Moniz (Grand Bend), Ella Morton (Toronto), Adrienne Scott (Stittsville), Aislinn Thomas (Kitchener)

Akimbo Art Intersections Meetup

In May I did an Artist talk  at Gamma Space Collective in partnership with Akimbo, OCAD and Charles Street Video.You can watch the talk in full below.


This Art Works! on CBC Arts

My episode of This Art Works! produced my Madelaine Co and the CBC came out earlier this month. More info here.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

recurrence at Xpace

I have some video and sculpture work featured in the group exhibition 'recurrence' curated by Maandeeq Mohamed up at Xpace until July 16th. You can download the exhibition essay here.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chromatic Festival in Montréal, May 27 - June 1, 2017

I'll be showing my Trevi Video at Chromatic this week as part of the Chromatic festival in Montréal. The work will be projected large scale and on from May 27th to June 1st at Studio L'Éloi.
More info: https://www.chromatic.ca/en/expo/expo-chromatic/


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Art Intersections Meetup May 16 in Toronto

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Art Intersections Meetup with Adrienne Crossman and Thirza Cuthand

Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30pm to 9pm

Gamma Space Collaborative Studio
862 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1C9
(Entrance is at the end of the passageway along the west side of building. Wheelchair accessible.)

6:30pm - Doors Open
7pm - Guest presenters Adrienne Crossman and Thirza Cuthand, plus Q&A
8pm - Networking, Food & Beverages

Art Intersections Meetup is a meeting place for artists, moving image-makers, gamers and technologists who are experimenting with art-related digital content and how the moving image is presented in a connected world. Digital culture, social media and networks encourage new ways of storytelling, image making, idea sharing and collaboration. This Meetup celebrates artists and innovators who are embracing change leading the next wave of creativity.

More info at: http://www.akimbo.ca/106455

Friday, April 28, 2017

home* at R \ F gallery

Poster by Rebecca Welbourn, Flash by Lee D'Angelo                                                      






































I've been working on curating an exhibition that will open at R \ F on Friday May 5th in Toronto.
It runs from May 5-21 and is located in the large garage  on the east side of the laneway south of 899 Dundas.


Opening reception May 5 7-10pm
Screening at 7:30 pm - pwyc
Gallery Hours : Thursday - Sunday 12-6pm

Sarah Kelly, Luke Maddaford, Lee D’Angelo & Bethany Rose Puttkemery

Curated by Adrienne Crossman

home* features the work of Sarah Kelly, Luke Maddaford, Lee D’Angelo and Bethany Rose Puttkemery, four Ontario based artists residing in Toronto and Windsor. Ranging from the methodical navigation of a queer body in the southern Ontario landscape, the building of community through an anti oppressive lgtbq tattoo practice, and the creation of queer utopian worlds imagined through 3d renderings and stop motion animation, the works in this exhibition explore ideas around the intersection of queerness, community and home.

There will be a short screening of video works at 7:30 during the opening on the evening of May 5th.

Stick and Poke Tattoos:
Lee will be offering stick n poke tattoo appointments during the opening and throughout the exhibition. They can be contacted at rat666tat@gmail.com. Lee is a queer tattoo artist working privately with a mandate to prioritize safe space for lgtbq people. Walk-ins are welcome. See examples of previous work on their instagram @rat666tat


R \ F is a new gallery and event space in downtown Toronto dedicated to collective experimentation and critical practice. It is located at the first garage on the east side of the laneway south of 899 Dundas, just west of 174 Claremont St. (Behind the OVO store)

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Sarah Kelly is based in Windsor, Ontario, where she is completing an MFA in Film and Media Arts. Since 2013, she has been performing and producing music as a solo artist under the name “Tigerwing”. Tigerwing is known for using the human voice with technology to create otherworldly soundscapes and visuals to match. She likes making digital art and music because it feels like magic. Through these media, dreams of alternative queer utopias manifest in the virtual realm.

Lee D'Angelo is a multidisciplinary visual artist working off the grid in Toronto as tattoo artist. Lee's practice is informed by feminist and queer politics, which through this lens interrogates contemporary notions of the body. Often by using normative representations of gender found in pop culture Lee dissects and reclaims what it means to identify as a woman.

Bethany Rose Puttkemery is a freelance florist and artist living and working in Toronto. Puttkemery creates large-scale floral installations, transporting the viewer to a place of whimsy. She is deeply invested in celebrating nature. Puttkemery holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University. Her fine art background works with her experience in the floral industry to create pockets where these two worlds can be melded.

Luke Maddaford is an interdisciplinary Canadian artist whose practice explores the intersection of identity and place. He has exhibited throughout Canada, and holds a Diploma in Visual Art and Design from Keyano College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art + Design, and an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Windsor. He currently lives in Windsor, ON, where he builds windows in a factory, and operates a contemporary art space out of his garage.