Over the next little while I have 2 submission deadlines comming up. The first is for an OCAD University Alimni show next spring and the second is a full proposal for Xspace (OCAD U associated gallery). Slightly overwelming how much needs to be done but do-able.
If any of you follow my Facebook fan page you are aware of the new work sitting around. Tea infused with a but of a watercolourist feel to them, some small meditations on tea and dao. I hope this medative series continues for quite some time. In addition my knitted series is in the planning stages of a continuation. Alot is going on. Updates may only occur once every two weeks unless there is enough to update earlier. I am organizeing my time for my art and Japanese study. Hopefully what I have learned ends up in my work.
I was really surprised at how many people attended but even more surprised that prity much EVERYONE knew about what they were looking at. Every booth was filled with different works from many different places, Europe, China, Japan, Chicago, Montreal, New York and Even locally (Toronto). I visited many booths ( I think all of them actually), but here is a list of the ones I walked way with some kind of card or catalogue.
Gallerie De Bellefeille ( Montreal, Canada)
Angel Gallery (Toronto, Canada)
Olga Korper Gallery (Toronto, Canada)
Art Scene (Shanghai, China)
Art Mur (Montreal, Canada)
Corkin Gallery (Toronto, Canada)
Galerie Deste (Montreal, Canada)
Birch Liberato (Toronto, Canada)
Anrena Estudio (Mexico)
AGA-T (Nagoya & Fukukoka, Japan)
Quantum (London, England)
Projects Gallery (Philadelphia, USA)
The Power Plant (Toronto, Canada
Galeria Contrast (Barcelona,Spain)
Headbones Gallery (Toronto, Canada)
Patrick Mikhail Gallery (Ottawa, Canada)
Gallery Page And Strange (Halifax, Canada)
There are more, local ones mostly, that I saw but did not get anything from their booth. It was exciting to see people buying and enjoying the art. Instead of it being loud, and annoying, it was quite calm (unlike the Anime Convention I went to back in 2001). It is definitely worth the time to go, I missed the lectures but I promised myself to get a pass for the whole duration next year. I may not have walked away with a piece of art but I did manage to get a subscription to both Border Crossings (5 issues and the choice of 2 artist pins that were limited edition) AND Canadian Art Mag (20$, with free mug and current issue, aka that would be 5 issues in total).
In conclusion it is very apparent that I need to go to both Montreal and London to see the art scene.
After complaining to myself about not haveing time to A: relax B: go to galleries C: go to the refrence library and D: go for my usual long walks which comprise of gallery hopping, I finnally planned out when and where I will be for most of the week.
Sunday is pretty much a day I can choose what to do and Saturday I have time to go for a nice long walk or even go home for lunch then go for a walk.
Tomorrow and Thursday are subject to change but this is my general plan right now.
Trying to save money on food by making it at home as opposed to buying it will help me save money for the New York Trip in the new year. Anyhow, I am going to eat and make a cup of Puerh tea from my Toucha (need to chip a piece off since it’s a tea cake)