Monday, November 29, 2010

SCOPE Miami 2010

Selected as one of 50 finalists in the SCOPE Miami 2010 Competition.
SCOPE is the largest and most global art fair in the world featuring emerging contemporary art with 7 markets worldwide. SCOPE's goal and passion is to present the most innovative galleries, artists and curators while networking them with Patrons through a unique program of solo and thematic group shows presented alongside museum-quality exhibitions, collector tours, screenings, and special events.

A selection of my work will be on display digitally at Booth A32 at the show.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Interview: Canada's (Aspiring) RockStar Artist

Art and ambition are often one-in-the-same. Art and business savvy is, without question, the California Condor of the creative realm. Through the course of my daily Twitter discourse, I meet an array of talented, passionate people… cue Brandy Saturley. Her paintings rich with imagery...Brandy is an artist with a clarity of vision – a drive to create and promote. read the full interview here. Thanks to Jason BORBAY.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Palm Springs Art Museum

I recently travelled to Palm Springs in search of art, inspiration and gallery representation. Downtown Palm Springs was like a Wild West ghost town when I arrived until I stumbled upon what looked like a deserted building, but was happy to discover the Palm Springs Art Museum. Inside I was greeted with some keen staff welcoming me to Palm Springs best kept secret. It is a small museum, about the size of the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver, Canada. The museum houses a small but impressive art collection thanks to donors such as Frank Sinatra and Donna & Cargill MacMillan Jr.  The MacMillan's have donated the majority of their contemporary and pop art collection to the Museum and it is a collection to be envious of...pieces such as Your Dog, by Yoshitomo Nara, Twin 6' Hearts by Jim Dine and Andy Warhol's Brillo Box dress...I was absorbing every minute in front of these amazing pieces I had only seen in print...Perhaps the most impressive or at least the piece that was causing the most unusual and shocking resctions was that of figurative sculptor, John De Andrea. I was admiring a 'Pile' (a pile of bronze Glad garbage bags) when I did a quick turn to move on and found myself staring at a young nude woman, at first I shyly glanced away and then back again in disbelief, was this a mannequin model? Was there a camera somewhere filming me and my response? As I inched closer I noticed a security guard hiding in the corner, watching intently, almost amused by my inquisitive stance. I finally came close enough to lean over and face the woman eye to eye, I noticed no pulse in the neck and she looked quite stiff and cold, then I read the plaque....I had been duped! I was grinning ear-to-ear, what a great experience, and an engaging piece. 'Joan' was created in 1990 by artist John De Andrea - oil on polyester resin with synthetic hair has never looked so real or so beautiful. I highly recommend making a trip to the museum if you are in Palm Springs. There is also a Contemporary Glass Exhibit on now which takes glass to a whole other level of which I have never experienced and was pleasently surprised. Palm Springs Arts Museum Website

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This One's for You Mr. Tarantino...

Many inspirations behind this piece and I found it mystifying that I was half-way complete with this piece as the earthquake in Haiti hit...