Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Alum Update

I'm in the end-of-semester crunch time of my first term in the MFA program at The University of Western Ontario in London. I've read a ton of dense theory, and done a little bit of art-making.

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).

Pictured here:
Now That We're Grown-ups We Can Do Whatever We Want

and Party in the Middle
(Jamie Q with James Kirkpatrick)

Jam Pet
(Jamie Q with Peter Thompson)

Ugly Tattoos
and Ceilings Make Pie and Markers Drive the Ocean with Their Feet
(Jamie Q solo)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Imprint F is a Belgo Favorite...

Imprint F is selected as one of the Belgo Report's Friday's Favorite Four!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Stephen H Kawai will be showing mobiles from two series, “Spheres” and “Flora”, in a solo show entitled DEUX UNIVERS. The vernissage will be on Thursday, Dec 4 (6–9 pm). DLAC (David Ludmer Art Contemporain) is in a loft project located in a tract of the Mile End/Parc Ex entirely bordered by railroad tracks. I would GoogleMap “David Ludmer Montreal” to find it. The exposition will continue to the end of December (by appointment).

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My website is alive!

My new website is on line! Check out the artwork and texts, and sign up for the mailing list.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Le Temps Retrouvé is an exhibition about time, place, object and memory. These works of Found Art are neither sculpture nor painting, but hover in the space between. Old and new are assembled together, transforming relics and debris into pieces of treasure.

“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

Update on Vanessa's work (sorry about the font changes - can't figure it out!)

Three of my new sculptures are going to the SOFA expo in Chicago next week with Option Art Gallery.

"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.

Here are some pictures of the pieces that are going:

"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"

This sculpture (above) pulsates with light! Adam Brown helped me with the lighting aspect of the piece.

"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"

This piece (above) started with an unfinished anonymous embroidery project from the early 1900's that I bought at The Little Shop. I brought it home, "finished" it, and turned it into a sculpture. It is the beginning of a new series I am starting that will be based on finishing unfinished textile hobby projects.

"Enomeno". (It means "Unite" in Greek). 2008. Flame worked glass, blown glass, crystal rhinestones, reflective glass, fabric, flock, wool and pvc.