Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Heidi D. here. Four of my recent paintings will be in this group showing of paintings and photography.
It is in a cozy new gallery in Old Montreal called Plum:
360 St. François-Xavier, suite 201 (corner St. Paul W.)
Vernissage Thursday, Dec. 18th at 6-8pm,
and the show runs until February 7th.
You can also check out my blog for a little preview: www.heididaehlerart.blogspot.com
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Visual Voice Gallery
372 Ste-Catherine W, #421
December 5-18, 2008
Sigrún Jenny Bardadóttir, Heidi Barkun, Mariana Escribano, Bettina Forget, Mike Patten, Béatrice Sokoloff
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION- FAXED - APPROVED - BEST BEFORE -
These are the kind of rubber stamps most of us are familiar with. But what becomes of the lowly rubber stamp when it is put into the hands of an artist? Six artists who have exhibited their work at the Visual Voice Art Gallery during the 2007/2008 season tried their hands at creating artworks on paper using rubber stamps, each one interpreting this simple printing method in their own, distinctive style.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The most exciting work I've been up to has been making collaborative drawings with local artists Peter Thompson and James Kirkpatrick. We've made some zines of these, and I've made some of my solo drawings as well, and sent them off to the Montreal Expozine: Nov. 29-30, 12 pm to 6 pm at 5035 St-Dominique (Église Saint-Enfant Jésus, between St-Joseph and Laurier, near Laurier Métro).
Now That We're Grown-ups We Can Do Whatever We Want
and Party in the Middle
(Jamie Q with James Kirkpatrick)
(Jamie Q with Peter Thompson)
and Ceilings Make Pie and Markers Drive the Ocean with Their Feet
(Jamie Q solo)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
“The series Mémoires is inspired by things friends have saved for me, items I have found on my way to visit them at their homes, or during my travels with them around the city and countryside. Cast-off objects are given new life, entwined within the bonds of friendship. Like cherished souvenirs, each personal compilation is kept in its own dark walnut drawer”.
“In the works of Imprints, every piece embodies a private recollection. Rusted plates of armour lay fixed in a concrete ground, and melted beeswax heals the scars of the past. As long forgotten objects leave their mark, these memories, though altered by time, remain imprinted on my mind”.
Heidi Barkun is a mixed-media artist inspired by the intrinsic beauty of the body, its fragility and strength, and the magnificence that emerges from the process of decay. She works with an array of textures that coalesce into corporeal, emotional and natural landscapes.
Heidi was born in Montreal, Canada in 1971. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University in 1995, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction in Studio Arts from Concordia University in 1999. Her first solo exhibition was held at Galerie SAS in 2002, followed by Galerie Simon Blais in 2003, and NEST gallery in 2005. She has participated in several important group shows in Montreal and Toronto during her professional career. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections, most notably the Senvest Collection, Banque Nationale du Canada, and the Avmor Collection. Heidi Barkun is represented by Soho Myriad Art Consultants in Los Angeles and Atlanta, USA.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
5pm – 7pm
Visual Voice Gallery
372 Ste-Catherine West #421
November 20-29, 2008
12pm – 5pm
Sunday, November 2, 2008
"In its 15th year, Sculptural Objects and Functional Art is the world's foremost fairs of contemporary decorative art and design. With 100 international galleries and dealers from 16 countries, the fair also features special exhibits by internationally renowned art museums, arts organizations and artists as well as an extensive lecture series."
This exhibit runs from November 7 to 9, 2008. Opening night November 6th, from 7 - 10pm. Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago. http://www.sofaexpo.com/
"Lux Operan". 2008. Flame worked glass, blown glass, crystal rhinestones, fabric, wool, flock, copper tubing, pvc, metal and battery operated led's. 15" x 20" x 20"
"Collaborating with Her Story - Incarnation I". 2008. An early 1900's unfinished anonymous embroidery project on raw linen, flame worked glass, antique newspaper clippings, antique stencil paper, raw silk, thread, linen, wire, metal and down. 38" x 36" x 8"
"Enomeno". (It means "Unite" in Greek). 2008. Flame worked glass, blown glass, crystal rhinestones, reflective glass, fabric, flock, wool and pvc.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
others mezmerized their unsuspecting victims...
... while some just made people smile.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
These pieces are by Amy Drover (bunny suits), Elisabeth Belliveau (boxes), me (the painted railing), Jamie Allen and Corri-Lynn Tetz (paintings - both former Haulers):
Here's a detail of Amy's bunny suits:
Vanessa Yanow and Normand Hamel, in front of work by her (the painting peeking out at the far left), Wil Murray (small paintings in the hallway), me (the painting in the middle, and the small desk beneath the windows), Farha Dharsi (wool mobile), and Shelley Miller (the print to the right):
And here are some bios of the participating artists that were put together for the event:
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Melissa and Lisa: Curators extraordinaire!
Very clever and unique pin design: "Mon Portable" by Afke Benoit. Each pin was stuffed with dirt and little clover sprouts that she grew in advance, especially for the night of the trade. You had to water your little sprouted pin with a water dropper. Mine lasted 5 days.
My googly-eye pins, all ready to trade. Of course I was compelled to painstakingly make each pin a one-of-a-kind object. Wish we had more details of the individual pins, there were so many good ones!
Melissa giving an artist her pins. There were over 70 participants and about 100 people who came to the show.
The trade in action...