Two excerpts from the collage project The Fantasia Morose (1998-2000) appear this month in Papirmass No. 47 — their November 2013 issue.
About the issue: Liam Hogan ruminates on the Ten Frequently Asked Questions After Death, Mark Laliberte delivers two collage portraits of women remixed from fashion magazines, and Heather Kai Smith illustrates someone grappling with infinity. This print features two portraits and measures 9.5 x 15 inches (each portrait measures 7.5 x 9.5 inches).
More Than Two (Let It Make Itself)
Curated by Micah Lexier
Sep 21, 2013 - Jan 05, 2014
The Power Plant, Toronto
I currently have two works in Micah Lexier’s More Than Two (Let It Make Itself), a curatorial project that displays over 200 new and recently created artworks and objects by 101 artists/duos/collectives in and around Toronto. Encompassing artists at varying stages of their careers, Lexier presents his take on the wide-ranging, multi-generational portrait of a robust Toronto art community.
“The thirty vitrines that constitute the exhibition”, he states, “house my personal take on some of the wonderful, inventive, like-minded objects that I encountered during my research.”
More info here
Like a Switch Being Clicked (2013) is a large-scale graphic wall work that explores noise and its internalized relationship with the body. It is a cartoon sound-effect sonogram, a violent visual sound-poem, a migraine made visible; the work reminds us that sounds express themselves inside the head — passing through the complex mechanism of the eardrum, the world can whisper to us or it can scream, depending on the mood of the meat.
Scenes from ‘THE NOISE PROJECT’, Toronto: a detail of my work for the show can be seen in the 2nd image of the sequence — I’ll post more thorough documentation in a few days
Labspace, the organizers of the project, did a good job with Press ———->
On Friday evening, I am exhibiting in THE NOISE PROJECT — featuring 24 artists, designers and urban thinkers to examine the concept of “noise” from a citizen’s perspective. I’ll be showing a large-scale wall work made especially for the exhibit. Please come to the opening party — from 6pm to midnight — and help us celebrate this unique project.
More info: thenoiseproject.net
Angry Black Bang — Toronto Book Launch!
Sat Jul 27, 12-2pm @ 99 Gallery (99 Sudbury St)
Held in association with THE NOISE PROJECT, come out to the afternoon launch of Angry Black Bang, a 28pg risograph book where graphic design, sound poetry and experimental comics are jaggedly blended into a new hybrid literary form … in ABB, speech bubbles and thought clouds (the mechanisms used to express language in traditional comic narratives) are re-purposed, anthropomorphized in a series of violent, gestural page works.
ABB Sneak Peek: here