Monday, May 24, 2010

The Spooky Astronaut's Drawing Club

I was recently invited two join a session with my good friends from The Spooky Astronaut's Drawing Club. They are from Hamilton, Ontario, my home town. Hear is what happened:

You can learn more at:

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Just finished a special painting for this event:

Start Time: Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 6:00pm
End Time: Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 1:00am

Description.DAT SALON is hosting in collaboration with The Sick Kids Foundation and The Sleeping Giant Art Gallery a night of art and fun!

The Sick Kids Foundation was established in 1972 with a mission to inspire our community to invest in medical and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world.

On Saturday June 5 from 6pm to 1am we will be an art show featuring the work of 13 artists from in and around Toronto.
We hope this night will raise awareness and inspire the people in our community to have a heart and that as a collective we can all make a difference.

Come on by have a drink, see/purchase some amazing art and listen to some great music from DJ Rich DJ gNat and DJ Rix!

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Liberty Gleaner

I was approached for an interview about an eon ago, butt didn't get my hands on a copy of it until now. I wish I had a copy of the printed version to show you, but it's been lost :( Well anyway it's mostly about the Sleeping Giant Gallery where I often show @. Thanks Stefan for digging this one up:

Title: The Sleeping Giant Gallery
Published in the Liberty Gleaner, April 2009
By: Stefan Chiarantano

What isn’t more exciting than a new gallery to spice up the neighbourhood? Well, thanks to twenty-three year old Josh Glover, businessman and skateboarder, the neighbourhood has a spanking new gallery. It’s the place for anyone interested in discovering exciting new works of art by a new breed of talented, emerging artists.
Glover has opened his gallery at 789 Dundas Street West just west of Bathurst Street following an extensive search. For Glover, the journey of his creative brainchild began in late 2007 when he used his two bedroom apartment in Leslieville to stage his first show for several artists.
“A goal of the gallery is to give emerging artists the same opportunity as established artists to have their work seen,” said Glover. One of the artists Glover represents is Wes Loates, a graduate of the Digital Media Diploma Program from Durham Business Computer College . Loates grew up in an artistic family. His father, Bernard Loates, is a printer publisher, and his uncle, Glen Loates, is a wildlife artist. Loates striking works, created with acrylic on panel, are inspired by his surroundings, people, the city and day to day life. Loates is proud to be a part of Sleeping Giant Gallery and is appreciative of the opportunities Glover is providing to emerging artists. “It’s a great gallery to be a part of and it feels like home,” Loates said.
Lisa Ng, a contemporary artist, echoes Wes Loates's sentiments. She too is very appreciative of the exposure, of having her work seen, and being a part of the community of artists at Sleeping Giant Gallery. A recent graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, her colourful, striking, quirky, and socially relevant and thought provoking works, created with acrylic and ink on canvas, are inspired by her environment, the times she lives in, the people around her, and h er day-to-day conversations. "Each painting has its own inspiration, and my inspiration comes from life," Ng said. Her painting TV Junk Yard was inspired by a TV set that had been tossed out and left on the curb. A note was attached saying that the TV was working perfectly fine. Her painting The Red Painting was inspired by things that are red, her favourite colour. In her piece, amongst other things, she painted a red light district, and referenced two artists, Rene Magritte and Matisse, who both worked with the colour red.
Named after the Wall Street term used by stock brokers in the know to describe a stock about to take off, Sleeping Giant Gallery references the potential power of its artists to take off in the art world. The gallery is providing opportunities for the public to invest in art at a good price point.
Glover has converted a neglected store front which was formerly occupied in the second last provincial election several years ago into an attractive gallery. He exposed the ceiling, re-did the walls, and laid down a new floor made up of 10 foot planks of pine. Glover has also created an artist studio in=2 0the back of the gallery and two more in the basement. He’s immensely proud of his accomplishment. “I like it because I got to do everything the way I wanted it to look,” he said.
The gallery officially opened with a party on January 31st, 2009 . The first exhibition titled A Black & White Affair opened on February 6th featuring new works by 13 artists. The artists were only allowed to work in black and white and given an assigned colour to incorporate in their works. The idea behind the show was to take the artists out of their realm and test their ability and skills to see what they could create. The second show titled Group of Seleven features the works of eleven emerging Canadian artists. Glover named the show the Group of Seleven to reference the Group of Seven. It’s a pun on the name. “It’s funny. You can’t take offence to that,” said Glover. He feels they are doing work on the same level and should be acknowledged, he said.
Glover likes the neigbhourhood, that it hasn’t become gentrified and still has a lot of independent businesses. Although Glover o pened his gallery in challenging economic times and didn’t anticipate the economic downturn which occurred in the last six months, his positive attitude, chutzpah, and passion should see him through. The next exhibit will feature works by Nick Birnie, a Toronto-based photographer and world traveler. The show opens on Saturday March 21st and runs to Friday, April 3rd.

Friday, May 14, 2010


Thanks Marcus for putting this two gather:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


As I mentioned earliar, I am planning a $1 painting sale.

The idea came to me about a year ago: An 8 x 10 inch
painting depicting things you can buy for roughly a dollar.
I played around with the idea for a few months, production
began last October? I thought it was done in December, but
then a month later, I thought of more stuff to add to it,
and have been adding since. Recent additions include a
sprinkled donut, a condom, a Tim Horton's coffee, an
honorary hot dog, a piece of candy, and some dental floss
that spell out hello. Hear are the most recent pictures of it:

Sides of the painting:

Painting goes on sale at precisely 1pm on Sunday, June 6th,
2010, in Jimmie Simpson Park, which COINCIDENTLY also
happens to be during the Riverdale Artwalk where I will also
be exhibiting other new work. I am booth 55. First come first
serve, be prepared with a looney. Next 5 runner ups will
receive a free print of the $1 painting. Sale is for the
public, and not open to my immediate friends or family.
(Although if you happen to be immediate friend or family, you
can ask a friend or family member to stand in for you.)

Here is the info for the Riverdale Art Walk:

Sat. June 5 & Sun. 6, 2010
11am - 6pm
Jimmie Simpson Park
Along Queen E. from DVP to Leslie, East to Dundas

hEAR's what happened:

I now own the world's luckiest looney.


I was asked by McGill University's Journal of Canadian Food
Cultures to submit a phew cannibal paintings, here's the link:

And the info for their launch party. I will be in attendance,
my first out of province appearance. I'm still negotiating
with their library to see if they'll allow me to poke a few
holes in their walls to hang a few paintings during the event...

Dee Tails on flyer:

I came and went and hEAR's the proof:

Thanks Nathalie and Ariel and Matt,


Been Awhile since eye posted anything on here, eye guess you
could say I've been stuck in a dream.

I Was asked to do some product designs for the PKG Grass
Roots Collective. Although they are still in production,
here are some of the promo goodies:

A short bio on:

And my first video interview @: