Hi Toronto (and the world),
I’ve made some new work that I am excited to share and launching it at my friend’s restaurant, Zócalo in the junction neighborhood at 1426 Bloor Street West.
The series entitled, The Art of Today Belongs To Us is comprised of new works that expand on my visual art practice of blurred distinctions between photograph, photo document, installation, fabrication and incidental occurrence. In what follows is a reverence to the everyday, where the seemingly ordinary or overlooked, are re-imagined.
Strands of long grass culled on walks throughout the neighborhood are liberated, distressed leather table coasters echo lunar spaces, broken house tiles recovered from a man made island beside a lake are reclaimed and the portrait of a dead limb from an ordinary house plant are just some of my selected chronicles.
These works reflect my attempt to collapse the boundary between art and life, where the artistic process is a total and continuous experience and the artist’s studio is anywhere and everywhere.
Opening reception is Tuesday May 29th, at 8 pm. The work will be up for a few weeks if you can’t make it.
Zócalo’s menu is seasonal, local and wholesome, I urge you to check it out if you haven’t yet!
***Special thanks to the chef and my friend, Joel for this event.***