12 November 2009

Midnight Poutine Reviews Clean Hands

Local blog Midnight Poutine wrote a lovely article on the show Clean Hands!

Show is still up until November 20th if you're interested in taking a look!

7 November 2009

Clean Hands at the VAV Gallery



Show opens Tuesday! Lots of art, wine, cheese, and sushi to be had. Hope to see you there!

3 August 2009



Last summer we had barbecues. This year we break fast.

22 July 2009



When we lived together our collections were always stronger, but apart we're both finally able to breathe. Passing ships in the night no longer, big brother.

15 July 2009

Two New Paintings



Self-Portrait with Curved Spine (After Francis Bacon)
30"x40"



Zoe Feeding Baby Bird
18"x24"

I am going through some weird things with painting lately.

13 June 2009



Girl with Goat
24"x36" oil on canvas

23 May 2009

Mother's Day


"We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close are we able to come to that person's essence? We convince our selves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?"
- The Wind Up Bird Chronicles

20 May 2009

Recession



Dear Economy,

Please recover. I know it may take a little while, and realistically a couple of years, but I need me some work. Any work. Really.

Regards,

Laura

10 May 2009

Mother's Day



Happy mother's day.

The graveyard was beautiful, it was unseasonably cold and raining which kept the other visitors at bay. I shot off an entire roll of film while Douglas talked about what life might be like if she hadn't died, what she would think of us now eighteen years later.

He thinks she'd probably wish I was a nurse or something.

3 May 2009



The last remaining section of the tree my brother carved his initials into 16 years ago.

21 April 2009

Zoe and Toads


"Tenacity is being frustrated by it and doing it anyway."

15 April 2009

A Portrait of my Grandparents

Grandad's Radio

Granny's Vase

Grandad's Planter

Granny's Perfume Bottle

Grandad's Furnace

Granny's Vacuum

Grandad's Mug

To see the other half of the images head on over to my Flickr page.

3 March 2009

Surface Tension




The show is all set up with the gallery open tomorrow. It looks like a room full of attractive people that you just kind of want to work your hardest to get to like you. The work just pops.

Vernissage on Thursday night! Hope to see you there!

10 February 2009

The Burden of What Remains

The Jacket


I posted a section of my digital class series on flickr and thought I'd share with the internet that knows my name. My artist statement is on the flickr page which you can click through to see but I thought I'd share the quote I read in class when I presented the final group of images, an act that made at least one person cry. I remembered the quote about half-way through creating the series and let the idea behind it find the rest of the images.

When someone you love dies, and you're not expecting it, you don't lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time - the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes - when there's a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she's gone, forever - there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.

- A Prayer for Owen Meany, p135

2 February 2009

Spider Stew

I just drank tea with a spider in it I just drank tea with a spider in it I just drank tea with a spider in it I just drank tea with a spider in it I just drank tea with a spider in it I just drank tea with a spider in it! I narrowly missed swallowing the whole thing in the last gulp! I am going to be sick I am so grossed out I drank stewed spider! SPIDER STEW!

Oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god god why god why?!?! TEA?? OF ALL THINGS??



And in my favorite tea drinking mug and everything!
My work got into some book that's in reality too expensive for me to want to buy but if you've got $50 to spare let me know how it looks.

THE BOOK A collect...
By Frankie