Photos from the ECHO DELL Opening Reception, Aug 24, 2012.

Join us for the 2nd annual Junction Design Crawl this Friday 7-11pm. 

Black Panther on blackRecent gouache study by kozyndan 

Black Panther on black
Recent gouache study by kozyndan 

magicponyland:

Pics from the new FriendsWithYou Happy rainbow installation in Hong Kong! Featuring a giant playground and a collection of magical mixed media sculptures.
- courtesy DesignBoom 

nationalballet:

19. Julie Moon on behalf of Narwhal Art Projects
Julie Moon was deeply inspired by pristine, wintery landscape for her piece. The tutu is embellished with floral and geometric elements made from porcelain in a variety of wintery whites. The fragility and delicacy of the porcelain represents the cold, winter season and punctuates the crisp and fleeting movements of the body in dance. The tutu pays homage to the wonders of winter and celebrates the delicacy and delight of the ballet.
Julie Young-Hee Moon was born in Toronto, Canada. She received her MFA in 2010 from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and her BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005. Julie has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Currently Julie is a finalist in the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award presented through the Gardiner Ceramic Museum and a resident artist at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.
For more information, visit the National Ballet’s Virtual Museum, and the Design Exchange exhibits, 60 Years of Designing the Ballet and The Tutu Project on display from July 11 to Sept 2. 
Photos by Setareh Sarmadi and Marta Ryczko.

nationalballet:

19. Julie Moon on behalf of Narwhal Art Projects

Julie Moon was deeply inspired by pristine, wintery landscape for her piece. The tutu is embellished with floral and geometric elements made from porcelain in a variety of wintery whites. The fragility and delicacy of the porcelain represents the cold, winter season and punctuates the crisp and fleeting movements of the body in dance. The tutu pays homage to the wonders of winter and celebrates the delicacy and delight of the ballet.

Julie Young-Hee Moon was born in Toronto, Canada. She received her MFA in 2010 from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and her BFA from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2005. Julie has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Currently Julie is a finalist in the RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award presented through the Gardiner Ceramic Museum and a resident artist at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.

For more information, visit the National Ballet’s Virtual Museum, and the Design Exchange exhibits, 60 Years of Designing the Ballet and The Tutu Project on display from July 11 to Sept 2. 

Photos by Setareh Sarmadi and Marta Ryczko.
Happy Rainbow by FriendsWithYouOpening Sunday July 22ndDo you love magic and friendship? FriendsWithYou’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, “Happy Rainbow”, is an interactive rainbow shrine, created for people of all ages to experience.This 16 piece exhibit varies from a forty-foot interactive bounce house, to fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures, all unified to make an exhibit that is multi sensory and powerful in its complexity. Designed to envelope the visitors and transcend them into a higher state of self awareness, “Happy Rainbow,” is a journey into yourself. More infoMore FriendsWIthYou

Happy Rainbow by FriendsWithYou
Opening Sunday July 22nd
Do you love magic and friendship? FriendsWithYou’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong, “Happy Rainbow”, is an interactive rainbow shrine, created for people of all ages to experience.This 16 piece exhibit varies from a forty-foot interactive bounce house, to fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures, all unified to make an exhibit that is multi sensory and powerful in its complexity. Designed to envelope the visitors and transcend them into a higher state of self awareness, “Happy Rainbow,” is a journey into yourself. More info

More FriendsWIthYou

California dreamin’Souther Salazar balances shape, form and colour in magical works. By David Jager, NOW Magazine
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Childhood is a rich source of intuitive imagery, but rarely is it mined with Souther Salazar’s visually inventive charm. You And Me (And The Mouse In The Moon) is a series of Salazar’s paintings based on his own poetic writings.
As a California teenager in the 90s, Salazar made cut-and-paste zines un-til attending art school in Pasadena. Since then, his bricolage aesthetic has morphed into paintings of kooky storybook dreamscapes populated with all manner of amorphous and curious beings.
Two space-suited figures float hand in hand against a starry eggplant-coloured sky over a city of happy protoplasmic buildings and animals. Constellations of geometric shapes and starry jellyfish swirl around a satellite moon housing the mouse of the show’s title. In A Secret Bridge Slowly Unfolds, a couple looks across a plum-coloured valley where the bridge – a fine latticework of improbable white lines – recedes and wends its ways toward a distant rising sun with rainbow-coloured rays.
Salazar’s effectiveness stems partly from his grab bag of sources: fine art, illustration and pop culture. A nod to Saul Bass’s vintage graphic design elegance rubs up against forms inspired by primitive and outsider art, Paul Klee’s cartoons and the odd collage element. Despite the show’s overall tone of simple, wide-eyed wonder, each image is a finely tuned balancing act of shape, form and colour.
The result is magical.Rating: NNNN 
California dreamin’
Souther Salazar balances shape, form and colour in magical works. 
By David Jager, NOW Magazine

… … … … … … … . 

Childhood is a rich source of intuitive imagery, but rarely is it mined with Souther Salazar’s visually inventive charm. You And Me (And The Mouse In The Moon) is a series of Salazar’s paintings based on his own poetic writings.

As a California teenager in the 90s, Salazar made cut-and-paste zines un-til attending art school in Pasadena. Since then, his bricolage aesthetic has morphed into paintings of kooky storybook dreamscapes populated with all manner of amorphous and curious beings.

Two space-suited figures float hand in hand against a starry eggplant-coloured sky over a city of happy protoplasmic buildings and animals. Constellations of geometric shapes and starry jellyfish swirl around a satellite moon housing the mouse of the show’s title. In A Secret Bridge Slowly Unfolds, a couple looks across a plum-coloured valley where the bridge – a fine latticework of improbable white lines – recedes and wends its ways toward a distant rising sun with rainbow-coloured rays.

Salazar’s effectiveness stems partly from his grab bag of sources: fine art, illustration and pop culture. A nod to Saul Bass’s vintage graphic design elegance rubs up against forms inspired by primitive and outsider art, Paul Klee’s cartoons and the odd collage element. Despite the show’s overall tone of simple, wide-eyed wonder, each image is a finely tuned balancing act of shape, form and colour.

The result is magical.

Rating: NNNN 

(Source: gifmovie)

further up the lineJacob Whibleymixed media collage. 2012 

further up the line
Jacob Whibley
mixed media collage. 2012 

degrees of whateverJacob Whibley Mixed media collage. 2012- - - - FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLYOakville GalleriesJune 24 - Sept 2, 2012Exhibiting artists include Roy Arden, Barbara Astman, Valérie Blass, Paul Butler, Sarah Cale, Aleesa Cohene, Jason de Haan, Georgia Dickie, Marcel Dzama, Geoffrey Farmer, Kristan Horton, Tiziana La Melia, Luanne Martineau, Jennifer Murphy, Jacob Whibley, Alison Yip, Balint Zsako, and Elizabeth Zvonar. 

degrees of whatever
Jacob Whibley 
Mixed media collage. 2012

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FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY
Oakville Galleries

June 24 - Sept 2, 2012
Exhibiting artists include Roy Arden, Barbara Astman, Valérie Blass, Paul Butler, Sarah Cale, Aleesa Cohene, Jason de Haan, Georgia Dickie, Marcel Dzama, Geoffrey Farmer, Kristan Horton, Tiziana La Melia, Luanne Martineau, Jennifer Murphy, Jacob Whibley, Alison Yip, Balint Zsako, and Elizabeth Zvonar. 

Souther Salazar"A Flower Cocoon" Acrylic, ink, collage on wood panel. 201218 x 24” unframed19 x 25” framed

Souther Salazar
"A Flower Cocoon" 
Acrylic, ink, collage on wood panel. 2012
18 x 24” unframed
19 x 25” framed

A few pics from the launch of Souther Salazar’s Trading Tortoise at Narwhal yesterday. A huge thanks to everyone who came and brought something to trade! We had an amazing array of objects - cows teeth, handmade sketchbooks, original art, Japanese utensils, donkey photos, a Chuck Norris autobiography, vintage wooden toys, dice, feather birdies, Canadian blankets, rare gems and more! What an amazing day. Next stop: Boston!

Sneak peek of tomorrow’s Trading Tortoise in progress! Come make stuff & trade stuff tomorrow 1-3pm at Narwhal.

Trading Tortoise opens this Sat June 16th!!The Trading Tortoise is a traveling art project by Souther Salazar & Monica Choy with the goal of creating a unique community experience while exploring North America through objects and stories. How it works:People are invited to trade in objects and receive something else in return. The objects they bring in will travel to the next stop(s). The idea is quite simple and also beautiful: to connect people in different places. The project will be documented through photos, videos, and artwork on the artist’s blog and by a series of 5 printed “Trading Tortoise zines”. An art show scheduled for May 2013 at Jonathan Levine Gallery New York will feature the outcome. How cool is that!

Trading Tortoise opens this Sat June 16th!!
The Trading Tortoise is a traveling art project by Souther Salazar & Monica Choy with the goal of creating a unique community experience while exploring North America through objects and stories.

How it works:
People are invited to trade in objects and receive something else in return. The objects they bring in will travel to the next stop(s). The idea is quite simple and also beautiful: to connect people in different places. The project will be documented through photos, videos, and artwork on the artist’s blog and by a series of 5 printed “Trading Tortoise zines”. An art show scheduled for May 2013 at Jonathan Levine Gallery New York will feature the outcome. How cool is that!

Jacob Whibley featured on The Strange Attractor

Jacob Whibley featured on The Strange Attractor