October 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

For our November edition of Hot Talks we’ve partnered with the Eastside Culture Crawl to present an evening of short talks by eight artists participating in this year’s Crawl. It was a difficult selection process choosing from among the hundreds of talented artists who take part in the studio tour every year, but I made sure to choose a wide variety of disciplines.

Our speakers for the evening are Michelle Sirois Silver, Jon Shaw, Holly Cruise, Claire Madill, Patsy Kay Kolesar, Reilly Lievers, David Robinson, and Robin Ripley.


Each artist will share a bit about their process and work in a short “Show & Tell” style talk on November 13th at 7pm. Tickets are by donation and are available for purchase through Eventbrite.

Hot Talks: Eastside Culture Crawl
Hot Art Wet City
Date: November 13th, 2014
Time: Doors 6:30, talk 7pm
Address: 2206 Main Street (at 6th Ave), Vancouver

October 14th, 2014 | Comments Off

At last I have an invitation and details to share about my upcoming exhibition at Kafka Coffee & Tea. The show is titled, Intricate Intimacy, and it will feature a series of new paper cut pieces, as well as drawings, and small pieces combining both paper cut and drawing.

Intricate Intimacy Postcard2
Intricate Intimacy Postcard1

The show opens Friday October 24th, 8pm to 10pm, with the exhibition continuing until December 1st. There’s a Facebook event page if you’d like to RSVP or share details about this with friends.

Intricate Intimacy
Kafka Coffee & Tea

Opening Friday October 24th, 8pm to 10pm
Dates: October 23rd to December 1st, 2014
Address: 2525 Main Street at Broadway

October 7th, 2014 | Comments Off

I dropped by Burrard Arts gallery space yesterday afternoon to see Drawing On The Past, a small show curated by Booooooom, and was pleased to see this thread installation by Hot Tea. I’ve seen photos of this on Instagram shared by other people, but it’s even better in person.

Thread installation by Hot Tea

Hot Tea was the artist in residence over the summer at Burrard Arts. He creates public and installation art almost exclusively with yarn. You may have noticed a few isometric forms on chain link fences around the city, and this is also the work of Hot Tea.

Thread installation by Hot Tea
Installation by Hot Tea

Thread installation by Hot Tea

I am inspired by this installation because it takes the simple material of yarn and transforms it into a three dimensional piece. It has me itching to create a new yarn tree somewhere, but maybe I should just find a chain link fence…