Sunday, April 22, 2012

Daily Book Graphics #1046

©1973 / Design: Darrel Wiskur

Installation Shots from TH&B 2

The Ruins of 270 Sherman Ave. North opened last night in Hamilton, Ontario.  It consisted of a cycling slide show of abandoned spider webs that I photographed in the space and two overhead projections of portraits of the species that made the webs. As described in an earlier post, it was part of an installation group show in an enormous space in a 19th century textile factory. My installation was in a small room off of the main hall.

TH&B's wooden projection logo

 Gareth Lichty's "Hamper" made from 7 kilometers of construction fence

Ivan Jurakic's "Pylon"

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

An Installation in Hamilton, Ontario

I have a new installation opening in Hamilton tomorrow night. It is part of my Secondary Occupants Project. The installation (title: The Ruins of 270 Sherman Ave. North) consists of a cycling slide show of abandoned spider webs I photographed in the space. There are some other elements that will be evident when I post the installation shots on Sunday. You will find a description of the exhibit/event and a list of participants below.

TH&B appropriates the moniker of the defunct railway that once connected Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo, and uses it as an emblem of cultural production in this decentralized region. TH&B2 follows in the footsteps of an earlier project in 2008, in which 18 artists were invited to respond to the post-industrial context of the unoccupied third floor of 270 Sherman, a historic textile mill that has been transformed into a creative industries complex deep in the north end of Hamilton. Focusing on site-responsive installation, sculpture, video and performance, TH&B2 sets out to connect new and established interdisciplinary artists operating in the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo corridor.

Featuring projects by:

Roy Caussy // Tara Cooper & Terry O'Neill // Susan Detwiler // Niall Donaghy // Simon Frank // Dave Hind & the Aluminum Quilting Society // Ivan Jurakic // Gareth Lichty // Tor Lukasik-Foss // Steve Mazza // Andrew McPhail // Julian Montague // Janet Morton // Crystal Mowry // Vessna Perunovich // Shake-n-Make: Claudia Manley & Liss Platt // Professor William Starling // Svava Thordis Juliusson

April 21–May 12, 2012

270 Sherman Avenue North, Third Floor, Hamilton
Located North of Barton Street on the corner of Sherman and Lansdowne Avenue
Parking in rear

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 21 from 8:00–10:00 pm
Closing Performances: Saturday, May 12 from 8:00–10:00 pm

Visiting Hours:
April 28–29 12:00–4:00 pm,
Doors Open Hamilton May 5–6 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Free Art Bus on April 21:
Pick up at OCADU, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Bus departs at 7:30 pm

Daily Book Graphics #1044


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Daily Book Graphics #1037

©1966 / Design Harry Reinhart / I previously posted from this series in DBG #555

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Daily Book Graphics #1032

©1964 / This book belonged to my mother, it is full of notes, I found the following half page lecture invitation among the pages.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Daily Book Graphics #1028

©1970 / Design: Barbara McPencow

Leftover Mixes Blog

My friend (and fellow Buffalo, NY graphic designer) Mark Wisz, recently started a blog called Leftover Mixes where he posts images of the mixtapes he made in the 80s and 90s. A lot of them involve fairly elaborate art work. If you are between 30 and 40-something (like me) these images will likely bring back memories of the physical experience of dealing with music. If you are are younger, they must seem like strange artifacts from another time...