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Money is in reality just an embodiment, a condensation, a materialization of a network of social relations…    -Slavoj Žižek
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After hundreds of hours pushing dyed sand, grain by grain, with a razor blade, the $1000 mandala is done. The evidence of my labour is visible in the missing paint that my butt rubbed off the floor!

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And once the exhibition was over…

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Learn more about my Mandala series here.

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McMurray Musings

_1120813I have just come across a very thoughtful blog post about igNIGHT and my newest work The Light.

Check it out on McMurray Musings.

The Light remains on view in Jubilee Plaza in Fort McMurray until all the lights burn out.

 

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The Dying of the Light

RageI am very pleased to announce that my newest, and brightest work will be premiered at igNIGHT!

Hosted by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo igNIGHT seeks to reimagine, transform, and energize public spaces. My work will honour the final days of the tungsten light bulb.

As of 2015 the light bulb as we know it will no longer be produced in North America. While this marks an advance in environmental responsibility, it also marks the death of a technology that changed the world. As the light bulb fades into the past, my newest work will function as an epitaph that invites contemplation of change, hope, passage and death.

igNIGHT begins October 23rd, in Fort McMurray and although the festival only lasts for ten days, my work will be on display until the end of the year to accommodate its time-based nature.

 

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Forest City Gallery & ARTWINDSOR

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I am pleased to announce that my new work, Waiter’s Hourglass, was featured in the Spring/Summer issue of ARTWINDSOR. If you can’t get your hands on a copy, you can download a PDF version of artmeal.

Waiter’s Hourglass was also part of the Biennial Emerging Artists Exhibition – Uncooperative at Forest City Gallery. This year addressing the theme of ‘exhaustion,’ Uncooperative speaks to creative workers’ systematic exhaustion and the realization that we are collectively bound up in the same pressures to perform based on the unrealistic, counter-productive expectations of fast-food economics: quick, effective, more. 

 


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The Untitled Alberta tour

Title_UntitledShlomi Greenspan and I proudly presented Untitled (It’s Almost a One-Liner) at The New Gallery in Calgary at the end of 2014, and at Harcourt House in Edmonton during the spring of 2015 .

Sky Goodden’s essay accompanied the show – you can read it here.

The Calgary Herald’s Swerve Magazine recommended our show and featured an interview with us by Craig R. Palmer.

The Edmonton Examiner‘s Doug Johnson discussed the show’s uncanny juggling act between performance art and installation.

Getting to know the local art communities was great, and it won’t be long before we’re back.

 

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Rendez-Vous

Back in 2012 when I was getting ready for Nuit Blanche, a TV crew from Rendez-vous followed us around for months filming the process of putting together such a large installation. The episode aired in July on CBC’s ICI ARTV.

Visit ICI ARTV for info.

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apple jacksKapsula Magazine has created a three part series under the theme Not For Sale, and have chosen to include another chapter from my novel Currency.

Curious? Have a read here.

Want more? Order your very own copy of Currency.

 

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blackflashI have written an article for the current issue of Blackflash Magazine about photographer, and friend, Geneviève Thauvette. This issue is available on news stands until July, or you can read it here.

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Drawing for Art

Screen shot 2014-03-10 at 5.02.03 PMStation Gallery in Whitby, Ontario is holding their annual fundraiser Thursday April 24th. Event admission includes dinner and an artwork – yes, an artwork. One lucky attendee will be leaving with my roadkill bronze cast deer. Visit their website for tickets and information.

The roadkill series was originally created for Wondereur, who wrote a wonderful story about my work.

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NOW magazine’s Top 10 Art Shows

The Museum for the End of the World was named by NOW Magazine as part of their Top 10 Toronto Art Shows in 2012. They call it the “most effective use so far of City Hall”, naming Dirty Loonie as one of the highlights.

Dirty Loonie, Museum for the End of the World, Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012

Dirty Loonie, Museum for the End of the World, Nuit Blanche Toronto 2012

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