- 2018 Gallery Shows -

I've had the pleasure of participating in three group exhibitions so far this year The first was put on by Hashtag Gallery (here) and co-curated by Jono Doiron (check him out here).

The next two are being put on Light Grey Art Lab (here), the second of which opens April 27th (so you're only getting a peek here).

Hashtag Gallery [Toronto, ON] :

 Artists were asked to submit one line-only drawing which was then passed on to another participant. Each individual interpreted their assigned drawing, completing the image in the medium of their choice and in their own, personal style.  My drawing "Archaeopteryx" went on to Brian Roppel ( here ) and I was lucky enough to work with the curator Jono Doiron on his drawing "Fetch" (from Jono's Instagram : "...inspired by blur frames in classically animated (hand drawn) cartoons. In cartoons, blur frames are nearly undetectable frames that last less than a second used to space separate drawings between a fast action...").

Artists were asked to submit one line-only drawing which was then passed on to another participant. Each individual interpreted their assigned drawing, completing the image in the medium of their choice and in their own, personal style.

My drawing "Archaeopteryx" went on to Brian Roppel (here) and I was lucky enough to work with the curator Jono Doiron on his drawing "Fetch" (from Jono's Instagram : "...inspired by blur frames in classically animated (hand drawn) cartoons. In cartoons, blur frames are nearly undetectable frames that last less than a second used to space separate drawings between a fast action...").

Light Grey Art Lab [Minneapolis, MN] :

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 "The Host With the Most" :   Inspired by (but not directly referencing) entomopathogenic fungi. There are many different types of this terrifying parasite, many of which (maybe all?) specialize in a specific type of insect host. Spores settle on the exterior of the host's body and eventually (given the right conditions) germinate and bore into the body cavity, taking over the insect in question.  The full process can result in paralysis or sometimes erratic, involuntary behavior, and untimately DEATH ๐Ÿ’€ Some species (like ants) recognize this bizarre behavior and attempt to immediately ostracise the individual. Workers (at their own risk) will carry the infected individual far away from the colony in order to protect the masses.  After death, (again, given the right conditions) some sort of formed fungus grows from the host corpse and the beautiful cycle starts over again ๐Ÿ„ [I need to thank Wikipedia and my boy, Sir David Attenborough for filling me in on this natural phenomenon]

"The Host With the Most" : 

Inspired by (but not directly referencing) entomopathogenic fungi. There are many different types of this terrifying parasite, many of which (maybe all?) specialize in a specific type of insect host. Spores settle on the exterior of the host's body and eventually (given the right conditions) germinate and bore into the body cavity, taking over the insect in question.

The full process can result in paralysis or sometimes erratic, involuntary behavior, and untimately DEATH ๐Ÿ’€ Some species (like ants) recognize this bizarre behavior and attempt to immediately ostracise the individual. Workers (at their own risk) will carry the infected individual far away from the colony in order to protect the masses.

After death, (again, given the right conditions) some sort of formed fungus grows from the host corpse and the beautiful cycle starts over again ๐Ÿ„ [I need to thank Wikipedia and my boy, Sir David Attenborough for filling me in on this natural phenomenon]

 Participating artists created an image of a specific dish that is near and dear to their hearts for the group exhibition opening later this month. In addition to prints that will be displayed in Light Grey's brick and mortar gallery space, each artist also designed a recipe card featuring their illustration on the front and everything you need to know to make these meals at home!  Once a year, Light Grey puts together a show with a collaborative project aspect where each artist receives their own collection of the works involved. My box of recipe cards is on its way and I can't wait to see what every one else has contributed!

Participating artists created an image of a specific dish that is near and dear to their hearts for the group exhibition opening later this month. In addition to prints that will be displayed in Light Grey's brick and mortar gallery space, each artist also designed a recipe card featuring their illustration on the front and everything you need to know to make these meals at home!

Once a year, Light Grey puts together a show with a collaborative project aspect where each artist receives their own collection of the works involved. My box of recipe cards is on its way and I can't wait to see what every one else has contributed!