Anthropomorphic creatures invading Leslieville

A few weeks ago I painted a utility box in Leslieville with these cutiepies all holding hands. What can I say; I’m a cheeseball. Go check’em out on the corner of Queen East and Jones!

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It’s so cool knowing that these guys are just OUT THERE, hanging out on the corner, being seen by hundreds of different people a day, and all these people are being affected by the painting in some way, however small… Neato, man. Hope it brings lots of smiles!

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Wall to Wall 2: Group Show at Art Yard (with reception on May 15)

Heya! Just wanted to let y’all know that I’ve got a couple pieces up in a new gallery just off Queen West called Art Yard. It looks like this inside:

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But it sure doesn’t look that way on the outside – there’s some crazy construction going on in the area, which has unfortunately been extended so that now it’s still rough looking while this show is happening, but it’s okay! It’s lovely inside! If you’re driving or walking through a desolate construction zone, YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND SOON YOU WILL BE SURROUNDED BY ART AND WILL GET THE CHANCE TO MEET A LOVELY LADY NAMED NATASZA WHO IS DOING GREAT THINGS INSIDE THIS SPACE!

So c’mon down and hang out with me for the opening reception! It’s on Thursday, May 15 from 7pm – 10pm at 30 Abell Street in Toronto. If you think you wanna come, RSVP here.

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Right to the point: check out my art in an uber cool Toronto loft here.

The Thinkers in Shelly's loft

So pictured above, hanging out with their new furry orange friend Molly, are three of my peeps with a couple of Kate Domina‘s girls. Remember The Thinkers? Well this is their home, in the chic, funky loft apartment of Shelly and Tim, just featured in Apartment Therapy.

My art, in a very hip apartment, recently featured on Apartment Therapy. 

Having trouble finding images of my work on the A.T. page? Click “open slideshow” under the top image, or any of the images, and click through.

Also nice to see that the creations of mine and Kate’s are still buds – Kate and I did a show together downtown last winter. Her art is pretty sweet – if you haven’t checked it out, I suggest you get to it!

xo

GLADSTONE OPENING TOMORROW NIGHT!!!

Howdy! So tomorrow’s the big night, and I’m pretty stoked. Hung up the show today and gotta go back to straighten it out, as I ran out of time this afternoon. HOWEVER. I kinda like how it looks all cock-eyed as such. Perhaps I’ll leave it..??? Perhaps I’ll go back tomorrow to mess it up some more! Crookedify EVERYTHING! Hang chairs from the chandeliers! Turn all the tables upside down staple my business cards to the ceiling. (The Gladstone won’t be able to wait to have me back again.)

So, at present, this is what one wall looks like:

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Awesome, right?!

If you wanna see what I do with it – leave it, straighten it, muss it up more – you’ll just have to come by to find out! The party starts tomorrow (Friday) at 7pm on the SECOND FLOOR of The Gladstone (at Queen and Dufferin). 

ALSO. The Gladstone put a sweet lil’ promo up for me on their site, BUT they screwed up the date on it, so don’t let it confuse you: the opening reception IS TOMORROW, which is the SIXTEENTH, and yes, that is a FRIDAY. Tomorrow. 7pm. We party.

ANOTHER ALSO. Further exciting news: I finally built a new website that I know how to update, so now, me arts can be kept current! WOAH! Check it out!!! 😀

HOPE TO SEE YOU TOMORROW!!!!!! 

xoxoxo

SOLO SHOW AT THE GLADSTONE

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Did you know I have a solo exhibition coming up at The Gladstone? It’s almost here: I’ll be setting things up Thursday morning and then this Friday is the opening reception.

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 7PM – 10PM, SECOND FLOOR OF THE GLADSTONE HOTEL.

The show runs from August 16 – September 2nd on the second floor. Regular viewing hours are 12pm – 5pm.

Let’s high five and drink wine in a hotel! Come on down! Hope to see you Friday night. 🙂

xo
Candace

 

More TOAE recap

Okay, so it was one of the soggier shows I’ve done…

But a couple people snapped photos for blogs and whatnot between rainfalls, so you get to see those now, if you want to.

Photograph Brian Labelle snapped a shot for his series Portraits of Toronto, in which he documents local artists with their work. Here’s mine.

The Gladstone blog named me one of their top 4 fav’s of the show this year. Shucks, thanks guys!

And the National Post wrote about me in an article about the show. Cool beans and many thanks!

That’s the buzz on my TOAE press. Thanks for the love!

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Belated Sharing

I initially wrote that as “belated sharking” – I don’t know what that means, but I like how it sounds. Just sharkin’ around, because it’s better to shark late than never.

ANYWAY.

I forgot to share this back in the summer, and I’m not sure how, but like with belated sharking, it’s better late than never!

My art was used as the header image on Blog TO’s article of the Queen West Art Crawl’s highlights, back in September. Only two months late… You can check it out here.

PROVEN.

…or PROOFED, if you will.

This lucky duck, or rabbit, or… whatever… has been featured on the website TORONTOISAWESOME.com in their section about local artists: THE PROOF. They asked for pictures of my everyday life, and I tried to keep it as simple and accurate as possible. CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT.

Enjoy!