Monday, December 1, 2008
579 Gerrard Street East
Due to collapsing economy and money going up in flames,
Meanwhile there's been talk about a MICHAEL MONTHLY.
John Barry left, D Dogg Zavala right.
Friday, November 21, 2008
today was his birthday, november 21. i didn't know that until today.
which is weird cause out of randomness the other day my boss was telling me
about how paul simon of simon and garfunkel wrote a song called:
rene and georgette magritte with their dog after the war
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
want to be immortalized in paint and color, send me a
picture of yourself looking at me to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is an example I did of myself:
It's also a good chance for you to work on your karma, AND
your face will forever be remembered when I'm dead and
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I've been noticing more red in my life on a day
to day basis.
1. Yesterday I walked into pizza pizza and the
woman in front of me was wearing red from head
to toe. Red shoes, red tights, red skirt, red jacket,
and even red hair.
2. My friend told me her friend just recently got
a puppy and named it "Ruby."
3. Two people have mentioned lobster on seperate
4. In biology class my teacher brought up cyanobacteria
and the red tide effect.
5. On the news just the other day there was a study on
the color red and its effect on men.
Prepare for a spicy picture.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
for a month. So I guess it will be up for October. It's of Andrew who is
the most recent recipient of the Superperson Of The Month award.
375 University Ave.
416 598 4818
It's been up for a week already so I probably won't get an official
opening with snacks and all that but I'm opening the store tommorrow
so that's some kind of opening. If you happen to check it out, bring
me a snack, I'm usually pretty hungry at work.
live N pro$per
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Equinox Harvest Dance was a smash.
Show included work by represented
artists including a ground breaking
performance piece by the illustrious
John Barry of himself sleeping on his
couch. Unfourtunately I left before that
so I didn't get a good a picture of it. But
in my opinion the show stopper was
the Cartmichael (also by John Barry)
Work by Brent Loftus:
Artmichael Gallery cheques to be prizes:
The gallery's kitchen:
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
work my # 1 patron took me out for
One beef I have about my own blog is that
although there is a lot of art on it, there's not as
much STUFF which is confusing because it's titled,
"art AND STUFF." So here's some stuff I dug up:
I've been reading this book my brother lent
me on the history of color. It's about where
color's come from, before people could go
and walk out to the local art store to buy them.
Ultramarine blue is dug up from stones from
Afghanistan, and ochre is from the rocky cliffs
of Australia. It also tells the stories of people
who have gone through great lengths of
preserverance and scandoulous times JUST to
get their grubby hands on a particular color
and everything that it represents.
Red comes from these beetle-like bugs
called cochineals. Although my favorite
color often changes, my first true love was
the red of raw beef and my love for it will
forever remain unchanged. Because all my
love for the other colors stem from the first.
This is my beloved book:
Also I found this pretty spider web on my kitchen
sill a couple days ago. It's beeautiful:
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
morning at the store I work at, a guy stole
something and ran out the store. I'm not
sure what he took, but my boss ran after
him. I guess it was neat to see someone
run after someone else under that
particular type of circumstance.
Anyway, I've been keeping myself busy by
finishing up the helmet I've been working
on. It's of a guy on a bike wearing a helmet,
and on top of his helmet, his helmet is also
wearing a helmet:
He emerges from a dragon's mouth that
comes from a house with a great
Along the way he rides by the Parthenon,
through the ocean, the Leaning Tower
He rides through the snow covered
mountains, pass the daisy patch, through
Has a couple of epiphanies along the way,
through the storm, onto some Lily Pads,
and over the moon,
Through a field of crop circles, and under
Been a productive day although disturbing.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I have 5 paintings in a group show!
WHIPPER SNAPPER GALLERY
587A College Street
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 8pm-Midnight
My stuff is up until August 24th.
Regular gallery hours: TBD / Or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
is the upcoming show/art party at ArtMichael Gallery
579 Gerrard St. E. Unit 3
Open to the public August 15, 2008 5pm - 1am.
Other viewing times are by appointment only.
Drop on in for a quick hello,
Or stay a while for a drink and a smoke.
Vote for your favorite piece before you say goodbye,
Feel free to come with a suit and tie.
18+ or with adult accompaniment,
I don't want to get into trouble so I should note:
This isn't a family affair with the X-Rated art,
But do come with an open mind and open heart.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
1. My helmet was a hit. If you scroll far down
enough on this blog, it will mention something
about a helmet show. Unfourtunately, I don't
have a picture of the back of it. It depicts two
stories simultaneously where in one story the
guy dies due to a head injury accident, and in
the other story, the same guy gets saved by
his helmet and goes to the funeral of the guy
in the other story. Anyway, the owner of it is
going on a five day biking trip out in Banff, so
get ready for cross Canada tour! I also recently
received a comission for another helmet.
2. I got accepted into the Queen West Art Crawl
on September 13 - 14, more on that later.
3. Yesterday I received a peculiar phone call from
the Art Junction Festival saying my cannibal pieces
were inappropriate for it because there are going
to be a lot of kids there, but they encouraged me
to re-submit some family friendly stuff. So I'm
hoping my new stuff will suffice. Maybe I should
check in with the picture rating association and
designate some movie ratings for these spicy pics...
SAVE THE BEST NEWS FOR LAST!!!
4. Due to the growing sucess and popularity of
ArtMichael Gallery, our resident curator/director,
John Barry has announced his decision to stay for
another term. Rumor has it AMG activity will be
in full swing for the upcoming show titled,
TRANSPOSE, exact date TBD. Word on the street
is that the organization plans to improve its
services as the top notch art gallery in Toronto
by designating smoking zones along with smoke free
zones and a publication/catalogue outlining the
history of the AMG along with a brief report on
the mysterious Pablo Jueves. So keep your eyes
on the look out!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
ArtMichael Gallery Represented Artist Of
The Year Award. What an honor, well I
couldn't have done it without the help of all
of the ArtMichael Gallery artists and patrons.
So thanks everyone for your support! Many
thanks and shout outs to everyone!