Saturday, November 28, 2009

2nd Annual Holiday POPUP ART SHOP

Start Time: Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 6:00pm
End Time: Thursday, December 31, 2009 at 9:00pm
Location: Project 165
Street: 165 Augusta Ave
City/Town: Toronto, ON

Methinks Presents a conceptual art & craft showroom

installation, where last-minute holiday shoppers will

unique hand-made gifts, by over 50 creators, in an

unusual retail setting. Picture: Alice In Wonderland

meets Santa’s Workshop meets Tom Waits as a

gingerbread man lost in the Land of Misfit Toys. This

year’s wares, ranging $20.00 - $200.00, include artist

books, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography,

sculpture, creative service packages, raffle items,

dollies, baked goods, fashion accessories, tshirts and

more. Grab your secret Santa list, slip into a cozy

winter sweater and pop by Project 165 on Friday

December 10, 6 - 11pm, for a silent auction, red light

specials and hot cocoa with marshmallows. Live

performances TBA.Methinks has been a radical force

in independent Canadian cultural activity since 2003

and has been featured in Canadian Art Magazine, the

Toronto Star, CBC's The National, the National Post

and other media outlets.Launch Party & Silent Auction:

Thursday, December 10 6 - 11pm*live performances

TBAShop Hours:December 10 - 31Noon - 8pm daily

*Closed Dec. 24, 25Location:Project 165165 Augusta

Ave, Kensington MarketContact:Ryan Ringer, Director

Methinks PresentsProject 165165 Augusta Ave,

Kensington Market, Toronto, ON416.838.5730


Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I just had an interesting little diddy of a convo that eye thought eye should share so I cut and pasted it, threw in some spelling errors and posted it here four you:

What is the type of art that's like weird sculptures and stuff?

Hm, you are probably thinking more modern art. I'd say it all bee gan during the 1930s and onwards. Dadaism (Destroying old ideas of traditional art)---> Surrealism (Exploration of dreams and the unreal)---> Conceptualism (Exploration of the idea and not the artwork itself)

That's considered modern?

So basically I would say new art is always the weirdest until it gets old and worn out. Well Oh K eye guess maybe you define modern as knew. So maybe modern means 1990s onwards.Butt if you ask me, true weirdness began in the 1930s roughly, when things were especially made differently because it was clear they needed something new. When things broke away from the stuff they already had seen before. Like away from paintings that are made to look like the things that were painted like the Renaissance paintings, the Da Vinci, the Mona Lisa. Although won could also argue that weird art began with the impressionists which is 1800s??? Not sure.................because they thought impressionism was weird when that first came out... and it's replaced buy something even newer and weirder. Art is always evolving, and the newer should be the weirder, I would say, because it should always be challenging how people think.

Ok so art in general is always going to be weird.

If it's to push the boundaries: YES.
Butt there is always art that stays within parameters too.
But this art can become boring because it is no longer applicable to the time.

Does art ever repeat history, like fashion does?

Hm. Good question, from what i know, it hasn't yet.

It usually takes some aspect of some older art and changes it somehow to evolve. I guess you could say it is always influenced from what came before, but does not repeat.

Yeah I guess fashion's the same way, they take older styles and make it more suited for the new generation. How do people think of new names to call the art everytime something new comes out?

That's another very good question. I would say more often than not the art critic does, and on the very odd occasion the artist.. But even so the art critic usually makes the decision to either use the words of the artist, or disregard the words of the artist. Butt it is usually the people who write about the art who become the choosers of the words on how to describe that art. I guess you could say they are art journalists to be less negative.

Alrighty, I'm going to bed. Just needed a little refresher on the weirdness of art.

That was fun. Thanks for asking. I wish I could teach a class just on those very questions. I have 2 much too say.


Monday, November 16, 2009


Scroll down more to sea info about Different Strokes
For Different Folks, but also in the news:


LUST GROUP SHOW#1 of the Seven Deadly Sins Project
December 3, 2009 - January 3, 2010
Reception: Saturday, December 5, 2009 7-10 PM

Gallery hours:

Wednesday-Friday 12pm - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

1140 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.
(Just steps from the Drake Hotel)

Sunday, November 15, 2009


A phew knew peaces booked 4:

You are cordially invited to the
Sleeping Giant Gallery for our
final mixed media exhibit of the
year featuring new works by 13
local artists. Works by : Lisa Ng,
Alan Wood, Emma Kirk, Brett
Klyszejko, Jacob Hughes, Mark
Byk, Hugo Arias, Mark Burnham,
Aaron McQueen, Leila Cools,
Yunior Marino, Ben Craft and
Lyall Brownlee will be exhibited
for 1 week, with the opening
party being November 27th at
8pm. For more information
please check the flyer.

Opening Start Time:
Friday, November 27, 2009 at 8:00pm

Opening End Time:
Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 2:00am

Up four TOO weeks.

a mixed media exhibit
4 mo info

Friday, November 6, 2009



Bed bugs are terrible and scary.
They are little brown bugs that often
lurk around the cracks and crevices
of your bed frame. They resemble
vampires in bug format in that they
wait until you are asleep before they
bite and suck your blood.

They are common within big cities,
often lurking in the bedrooms of
apartments and other sleeping
quarters. Living off of human blood,
they can appear regardless of personal
The best way to get rid of them is
to call a fumigator:

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Who do you think is bigger, McDonald's, or Michael Jackson?