Sunday, December 21, 2008

tv junkyard

Monday, December 1, 2008


Last Friday marked the final termination of the

579 Gerrard Street East
Toronto Ontario

Due to collapsing economy and money going up in flames,
rumor has it the AMG is skipping town to hit the streets
to a block near you. Keep your eyes on the lookout.

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Meanwhile there's been talk about a MICHAEL MONTHLY.
ALSO. Recently spotted was AMG artists and patrons at last
thursday's FLEA MARKET:

John Barry left, D Dogg Zavala right.

D Dogg chills out, John does a jig.

Hot ticket items include antique cell phones,

a BFA for 80 dollars,
and hungry drawings-
on the back of Ritz Cracker boxes.

Friday, November 21, 2008

rene magritte

if you go to you'll see a rene magritte inspired "google picture"
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

check this out. the decob art show made it to hong kong.
if you look carefully you can see my bag on the far left,
top bag, behind the bottom left corner of the red square.



Monday, November 10, 2008


New pics from the show. Below is the

Monday, November 3, 2008


I'm looking for faces to put in my new painting. So. If you
want to be immortalized in paint and color, send me a
picture of yourself looking at me to
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

Red Painting

This painting is on the color red. Strange because
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.

Guess what I was for Halloween.

Close up of what's on my head:

It is a giant nose strip....

Answer: I was a blackhead.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008




An academic presentation of collected works from Toronto's Artmichael represented. Artmichael Gallery was founded in January, 2008 by Eddie Carmichael, Jon Guglioni, Lisa Ng, Brent Loftus and John Barry. Representing twelve artists worldwide, Artmichael is regarded as a pioneer in the industry of non-commercialized visual academia.The Major Metropolitan Classic will show some of the greatest works Artmichael has to offer at prices unbeatable. We invite you to join us for a joyous occassion of art, music, wine and cheer. If you have already attended an Artmichael opening, we welcome you back for another great night.Regards,The AMG Staff

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I have a portrait up at work. My understanding is that it will be up there
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.
M5G 2J5
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

Charity Art Auction I'm In

These are the two pieces you can get for donating your
$$$$$$ to the Centre For Addiction And Mental Health:

Coffee & Donuts:


It's a win-win situation.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Artmichael Gallery's Nuit Blanche
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)
shown here:

Work by Brent Loftus:

Artmichael Gallery cheques to be prizes:

The gallery's kitchen:

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Clover Patch

When I was 8 I found a four leaf clover with my mom in our
backyard. I've been feeling pretty lucky since then. I also
included my buddy Jim in the painting. He's the leprechaun
wearing the sunglasses and playing the harmonica. He also
often goes on and on about his Irish ancestry so I thought
it suiting.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Today was a kickass day because after I got off
work my # 1 patron took me out for
dumplings. MMMMMMMMMmmmmm.
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.

Like Red:
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

Queen West Art Crawl

Hello folks. Autumn's on the horizon and I'll
be hauling my newest and greatest to the show.
Hope to see you there.
Rain or shine.

Peace be with you.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Today I was feeling distracted. Early this
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
big roof.

Along the way he rides by the Parthenon,
through the ocean, the Leaning Tower
of Pisa...

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
some clouds...

Been a productive day although disturbing.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Junction Arts Festival

Open up autumn with an art show.
See the colors bee 4 they touch the leaves,
A family fun affair:
Watch the language and dress appropriately,
X-rated content hidden and minimal.
Group art show I'm in at:
The Academy Of Realist Art
2968 Dundas Street West
Gallery Hours:
Wed. Sept. 3-----7-9pm
Thurs. Sept. 4---10am-5pm
Fri. Sept. 5------11am-9pm
Sat. Sept.6------11am-9pm
Sun. Sept.7------12pm-6pm

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I have 5 paintings in a group show!

587A College Street
Toronto, ON

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 8pm-Midnight
My stuff is up until August 24th.

Regular gallery hours: TBD / Or email 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...


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 presents:

579 Gerrard Street East
Unit 3
Saturday, July 19, 2008

With ArtMichael's portrait of The Great Saint, Saint Art
Mike, gracing our flyer, the show's going to have to live up
to overwhelming awesome expectation.


So I've been awarded with this year's
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!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The City At Dusk

It's taken me over a month to finish this painting, the
hardest part was getting the tiny people in it.
One of my favorite things to do when I get off work when
the sun is setting is to come home and sit on my balcony.
I live on the sixth floor of an apartment on a fairly busy
street and from my balcony you can see the sky turn
orange, then pink, then purple, then blue, then black. It's
like watching a candle go out in slow motion. The outcasts
of the city come out of their hiding places where they can
find safety in the dark and everyone else retreats back
home from a busy work day. If you sit there long enough
and observe closely, sometimes you can spot a vampire
stumbling onto the street with their eyes just opened,
or a werewolf about to transform.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Unit 3 579 Gerrard Street East
Friday July 4th 5pm - Saturday July 5th 12am
The time has come for ArtMichael Gallery to
host this year's award show. Be there.