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The Home Show - An Open House 2007 Mixed media, video projections, site specific, size variable
I really gave a lot of thought to whom we should worship this Sunday. I can't choose between the best Country & Western war song ever written:
or the most amazing television show ever, from an Atlanta public access station:
This brought to mind Daniel Barrow who's ongoing project, Winnipeg Babysitter, a compilation of public access TV from Winnipeg accompanied by an overhead projector performance, is a work so stellar that it should be shown to all the crowned heads of Europe (ideally during glittering palace banquets).
Mini I-Beams 2004 Wood, Steel, Nuts and Bolts, Size variable
Asada 2004 244cm x 137cm x 91cm, Brick and Mortar
Frame 2007 wood and fiberglass instillation 3m x 5m x 2.5m
Frame 2007 wood and fiberglass instillation, inner detail
Frames is currently at the Red Head Gallery. 401 Richmond St. W., Suite 115, Toronto
until April 21, 2007.
Last year, Von Bark and I were honoured to be involved with the all-ages art event, The Diorama Extravaganza, organised out of Landon Library in London Ontario, by Carolyn Doyle and Jean McKay. This weekend we get to do it again and we're highly psyched. The reception and awards ceremony takes place at the library on Saturday.
The 2006 diorama above was created by a young human in a single-digit age group. I believe it was titled "Happiness" and it depicts two small people watching a cardboard television in their home. There is also a very attractive coffee table complete with taped-on film canister lid and other unique elements. During the awards ceremony, Von Bark delivered a short critique on each of the pieces. Each of the entries won top prize in its own category. I can't remember the category for the piece depicted here, but I think it might have been "Most Beautiful," or possibly, "Best Concept."
You can see each of the dioramas from last year here. Unfortunately, we were too wowed by the incredible quality of the submissions to take proper notes, so the artists' names and titles are unfortunately not included. This year we'll do better.
From Anthony Easton:
I am curating a show based on an Ed Ruscha drawing called Will 100
artists Draw A 1950 Ford From Memory. The show is intended to
actualize what was originally intended as a conceptual piece. I want
people to draw a Ford from all kinds of memory: organic, commerical,
nostalgic, personal and others. This means that age range, gender,
geographical placement and variety of personal experiences are
important. Ruscha has given me permission, himself, and I'm really
kind of excited about this.
If you agree to participate, what I would need is a drawing on a
8.5x11 piece of basic, blank, white paper, like you would use for desk
top printing. Since this is memory it's really important that there is
no reference materials used (no pictures or films or actual Fords). It
doesn't matter how accurate the work is, just a reflection of what you
think a 1950 ford looks like.
The exhibition will be taking place in the fall of 2007 at the Art gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.
If you are interested in participating in this exhibition, Anthony can be contacted directly: email@example.com