EXHIBIT OBSERVATION NO. 1 YOUNG LOVE/THRUSH HOLMES ANGELL GALLERY NOVEMBER 5, 2011 TORONTO Noiseless Moon show is loud. And I am talking still-lives. Neon is so strip mall. Undergrad? I want ‘Young Love’. Halle Barry n’ Elton John have a piece. Thrush is an OCAD drop out and successful. Bought his first house from sales of his paintings on eBay. He also works under his alter-ego Truman Couture. The Flames Flamed Higher, another neon.
EXHIBIT OBSERVATION NO. 4 LEVITATED MASS / MICHAEL HEIZER LACMA JULY 22, 2012 LOS ANGELES This granite 680,000 pound boulder [megalith: a large stone marker used to mark a ritual space] that took 43 years to find was commissioned by LACMA. If you hate it I don’t care. Feels like a 60’s minimalist monument inspired by a caveman. Desert transported to an urban desert. Land Art manifested. Beautifully dangerous. Figures that Michael Heizer is reclusive.
EXHIBIT OBSERVATION NO. 5 PICNIC BENCH/KIM DORLAND ANGELL GALLERY SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 TORONTO The paint is not dry. Can take a year. All of the paintings are red in his new show “I’m An Adult Now’.[Remember the band The Pursuit of Happiness- that’s their song.] Dorland is a Canadian living in TO. Tom Thomson is his hero. I have his taxidermy owl covered in day glow paint. It’s part of his Nocturnal series.
EXHIBIT OBSERVATION NO. 3 BUILDING / LEANDRO ERLICH THE 104 [CENTREQUATRE] JULY 13, 2012 PARIS Who knew that an enormous funeral home [temple of death] in a gritty hood in Paris could be so alive. The 104 [Centrequartre] collective did and set up shop to become one of Europe’s largest artist’s residences open to the public. [Artists’ zoo others call it.] Argentine artist Leandro’s trompe ‘l’oeil is a hilarious communal experience. Check out the blonde.
EXHIBIT OBSERVATION NO. 2 THE KING’S LIST: IMPORTANT / UNIMPORTANT / BARBARA STEINMAN OLGA KORPER GALLERY DEC 3, 2011, TORONTO She is important. Montrealer Barbara Steinman has won about every award [including the Canadian Governor General’s 2002 in Visual and Media Arts] and has exhibited in many biennials [Tokyo, Sau Paulo, Berlin Venice, and Cologne]. No wonder that she is represented by Olga Korper. Funny the blonde ended up in the middle, not choosing a side in this debate.