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Canal monsters are coming to STRUTT

Cargo van full of monsters.
Cargo van full of monsters.

STRUTT, the epic wearable art extravaganza, is next Saturday, October 16. Christine and I worked for weeks on a walking tableau called “It Came From the Welland Canal”. The project grew so large we had to rent a cargo van to transport it to St. Catharines.

Part monster movie, part-environmental allegory, our project was inspired by Spanish fiestas’ gigantes y cabezudos. Our creations will share the custom-built runway with dozens of other wearable art delights, in an enormous factory building, accompanied by a live performance by music legends The Sadies. STRUTT is part fashion show, part loft party, all spectacle. You should definitely get a ticket.

STRUTT Runway Show
Saturday 16 November
W.S. Tyler factory, 225 Ontario St, St. Catharines
STRUTT  – Doors at 8:00PM, Show at 9:00PM
Student / NAC – $25 | General Admission – $35
Curator’s Row – $60

Head in the hallway, waiting to be loaded into the van.
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I just finished a couple of new ink and gouache drawings for a monster-themed show at the Roncy Street Gallery. The artworks, titled Raincoat and Ogre, have a lot of pop to them, thanks to an outside line created with a C-1 Speedball nib. They’re also larger than my usual drawing works, which adds to their visual punch.

MONSTERS Show is postponed until further notice.

The Monster Show, featuring more than a dozen artists, opens this Saturday night (February 25) at the Roncy Street Gallery, 394 Roncesvalles Ave (beside the Revue), Toronto. The reception runs from 7 p.m. until late.

Ogre, 9"x12', ink and goauche, 2012
Raincoat, 9"x12', ink and goauche, 2012