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Preview The Head Table at a special open studio

The Head Table in progress.

The Head Table in progress (photo: Lucie Robert)

We’ve spent the last eight weeks designing and building a sculpture project called The Head Table. It will be unveiled on the runway of STRUTT, the annual wearable art show extravaganza in St. Catharines, Ontario in two weeks.

I can’t recommend STRUTT enough. I’d put it up against anything you’ve seen at heavy-hitting cultural events such as Luminato, Nuit Blanche or even Burning Man. The factory setting, the actors who bring the wearable art to life, and the incredible music (this year, live Acadian hip-hop from Radio Radio!) all make it an amazing evening. But I know not everyone can make the show, and I’d like you to see what we’ve been knocking ourselves out working on.

We’re opening the front room of the studio this Friday to show off the work before we wrap it and load it in a cargo van. Drop by after school (kids are welcome) or after work and check it out.

As a bonus, Christine’s hilarious and/or disturbing textile project 28 Clowns Later will be on display too.

Three panels from Christine Cosby's 28 Clowns Later.

Three panels from Christine Cosby’s 28 Clowns Later.

Open Studio & preview of The Head Table
Friday, October 7, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Swizzle Studio
1944 Davenport Road (red and white building)
Toronto, ON, M6N 1C2

STRUTT information and tickets:

28 Clowns Later is complete

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Christine Cosby’s 28 Clowns Later project ends on a mysterious note. The complete set can be found in this Flickr gallery:

Her 10″x10″ fabric pieces will be mounted and exhibited in the Swizzle Studio space in April, along with my still-in-progress Power Portraits 1965-1989.

These projects were a trial run of Fun-A-Day, wherein a group of people agree to do a creative project every day for a set number of days. For more information on Fun-A-Day, check out this link:

Fun-A-Day extended

Clown Rapture, Clown no. 22

Clown Rapture, Clown no. 22

If you’ve been following along for the past month, you’ve seen the progress that Christine and I have made with our Fun-A-Day projects. When we picked February as a good month to try creating art every day, it was one big bald spot on the calendar. By the end of the month, we had made a last minute trip to Ottawa to skate on the Rideau Canal, and hosted friends from NYC who decided to visit at the last minute. Time got pretty chewed up.

Despite that, Christine has completed 24 of her planned “28 Clowns Later”. She’ll likely be done the project by Monday. I’ll post again when she’s done.

Here are Christine Cosby’s 24 clowns:

As for my “Power Portraits 1965-1989”, I found the time to complete just 16 drawings. That said, they are broader in both style and subjects than I initially intended. I will do more in March, but impending deadlines for two art exhibits may slow me down.

Here are Rob Elliott’s 16 Power Portraits:

Deng Ziaoping, Power Portrait no. 16

Deng Xiaoping, Power Portrait no. 16

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