October 29th, 2010 | Comments Off on Two Women: Work by Kelly Haydon & Rachael Ashe

In November (which is NEXT WEEK!!!!!) I have a two person show at the Firehall Arts Centre with print maker Kelly Haydon. The show is simply called “Two Women” because it features two female artists both exploring imagery of women but in different mediums.

Underneath an imaginary sea

I am showing a selection of ten portraits from the Imaginary Girl series, and am excited to finally have more of this work in print. If you would like to attend the opening on Friday November 5th please RSVP on facebook. I would love to see you there, especially if you happen to be a subject of one of the portraits.

Two Women
–> Opening: November 5th, 6 to 8pm
Dates: November 4th to December 15th, 2010.
Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3
Viewing Hours: Wed – Sat, 1 to 5pm

October 27th, 2010 | Comments Off on A Visit to the Museum Of Contemporary Craft, Portland

Just the week before Siobhan blogged about Ai Weiwei’s massive installation of handmade porcelain sunflower seeds at the Tate Modern in London. I found myself wishing I could travel to London to see it in person, but I know that’s not going to happen. So I suppose coming across his show at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland is the next best thing.

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn

I was really thrilled to see this work in person even if it only represents a small portion of the over one hundred million seeds the artist has in the Tate Modern installation. Most of the work in the show focused on the body of work the artist has created using urns. Ai Weiwei takes historic clay pots and porcelain vases and dips them into industrial paint or alters them in other ways. Some of these are up to 7000 (!) years old.

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn

Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn

The other show on at the Museum of Contemporary Craft was Collateral Matters, an exhibition of ephemera and printed materials from the museum’s archives. I really like how the curators chose to display the wide variety of materials. There were also two stations where visitors could practice their hand writing or make something from paper and contribute their own ephemera to the show.

There are more photos from the Museum Of Contemporary Craft available on flickr.

October 21st, 2010 | Comments Off on World Toy Camera Day 2010

World Toy Camera Day happens once a year and it’s always a good excuse to take out my holga. This year it fell on the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend which Boris and I celebrated with friends and family on Bowen Island.

World Toy Camera Day 2010: Forest Path

I love this spot which is just off the Kilarney Lake trail heading towards the meadow. There is a short bridge that crosses the river and it’s a wonderful spot on a sunny day to see the surrounding trees and sky above reflected in the stillness of the water.

World Toy Camera Day 2010: By the River

World Toy Camera Day 2010: Miller's Landing, Bowen Island

This was the first time in a year I’ve taken photos with my holga. It felt really good to be shooting film again.

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