I went home to help my parents clean their basement and I found some of my older works. In another couple weeks I will be moving back downtown. I’m a little stress about packing but never the less excited to have a fresh start.
mask party shoot
I finally got to catch up with my talented photographer friend, Alice Lo. Here is a sneak peak photo shoot of our masks that we made for New Years.
New and exciting projects is on our way, my friends and I decided to take a night off and just party hard!!!
BAG HEADS - Shae Chang
Currently a fun show is happening at Hunt Club displaying Shae Chang's drawings. I really like the opening night it was interactive, they provided free materials to make your own paper bag masks. At the end the evening everyone was taking photos together with their paper bag masks. I can't wait till I host a mask party this summer !!!
Kol Kid Spring Window 2014 | The Secret Garden
WIP Part 2: Mah Secret Garden | Kol Kid Spring Window 2014
In my second part of the installation, I’ve created these vines made from different shades of green tissue paper. In the photos I’ve demonstrated what they would look like when I display the vines on the side wall of the window. However my main focus of the vines will be hanging above of the main store front window. This will give the illusion of overgrown vines leaves infesting the garden.
On Friday I will be installing the window, stay tune for the finish result of the Spring window for Kol Kid.
WIP PART 1: Mah Secret Garden | Kol Kid Spring Window 2014
Over the last couple weeks I’ve been working so hard making these oversize flowers for the store front window back wall. Each of the flowers are about 1.5 ft by 1.5 ft with different colour tissue paper covering about 6 ft by 3 ft of the wall. Today I finally completed the first big portion of the display for Kol Kid’s spring window display. The next step is to create vines and flower garlands that will be hanging above all the products that will be merchandised in the window.
I’m looking forward to see this window come together!
Start your weekend looking at some good art exhibition that is happening right now in Toronto. Here is a list of art shows that is happening right here and right now. Hope you have a wonderful Artful Weekend!
Tessar Lo : oh, ou, ohh, o,
Cooper Cole Gallery
January 31 - February 22, 2014
If you haven’t seen Tessar Lo’s recent art show, I would highly recommend you to see it. Today is the last day to see his new creations, there is a selection of drawings, paintings, sculptures and original prints of photographs. If you are interested in looking at whimsical, playful and experimental art - you should swing by too Cooper Cole Gallery right now before it’s to late!
Zin Taylor: The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 7)
February 20 - March 22, 2014
On Thursday it was the opening night for Zin Taylor’s solo show at Jessica Bradley. I’ve never been to Jessica Bradley’s gallery and I’ve only heard good things about it. Although I’m not very familiar with Taylor’s art, I liked what I saw at his show. It was minimal and playful; lots of bold stripes and dots, all in black and white. I loved his sculptures and the mobile that was display in the main space of the gallery. There were also some drawings and paintings that was filled the space around the gallery. Come and observe Taylor’s studies of form and enjoy the “playful visual vocabulary” of his work.
Michael Davidson: The Key in the Lock
General Hardware Contemporary
February 20 - March 15
Another successful solo art show by Michael Davidson at General Hardware Contemporary. I was happy to swing by at the gallery to support a respected artist in this our city. One of my first memories of meeting Michael was watching him paint at his home/studio. I remember I was so impressed by the size of his canvas and the big brushes he used. It was one of the most inspiring afternoon to visit Michael Davidson and Nicole Collins’s studio. Just like you see in the photos, his new work consist of monochromatic colours with so much intensity. The contrast between the colours and bold forms he creates across the canvas reminded me of a shadow of figures. The ambiguous form made me to look twice whenever I looked at his paintings. You have to see it and experience it for yourself to understand what I mean.
The Artist Project (TO)
Better Living Center | Exhibition Place
February 20 - 23, 2014
The Artist Project is a place for everyone to share and seek out to artists &designers, collectors and gallery dealers. This the perfect opportunity to reach out and to see a wide range of different artists from all over in Canada. This year they’ve invited 250 artists to showcase installations, sculptures,printmaking, photography, drawing and paintings. Every year this art fair is growing bigger and giving more opportunities for young artists such as Kisungkoh Koh. If you happened to be stopping at the art fair, be sure to check out Koh’s booth at U-15 (at the emerging artist booth).
Also check out the other art shows that I’ve posted in my previous entries:
Mislead by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque
Keita Morimoto: The Nightwachers
February 8 - April 6, 2014
THIS IS NOT A TOY | Guest Curator: Pharrell Williams
February 7 - May 19, 2014
Come out to support Canadian artists and enjoy the rest of your weekend looking at some good art all over in Toronto.
THIS IS NOT A TOY | Guest Curator: Pharrell Williams
Design Exchange (Feb 7 - May 19)
In the last 10 years +, designer toys has been a part of “fine art, marketing, pop culture, product and graphic design”, a collectible miniature sculptures that is accessible and highly appreciated in our generation. These figures are made in various techniques to create in mass production and customized in unique style.
The show “This Is Not a Toy” displays a wide range of different artists and designers customizing some of the most popular designer toy manufactures. These outstanding contemporary sculptures, figures, and art works on display from international artist such as Takashi Murakami, KAWS, and FriendsWithYou. Through out the whole exhibit every corner of the room was so intriguing to see these in person up close.There was abundance of things to see, and yet I didn’t feel overwhelmed. The way it was displayed and spread out was really cleverly “merchandised”. I love how whimsical and stylish with the bold strips that was spread across the floors and onto the wall.
Over all the exhibit was very inspiring, it reminded me when the time I had joined a collective called darkmatters. At the time we were students and we thought it be such a great way to spend our free time collaborating with local artists we liked and making multiples. In so many ways, when I was part of darkmatters I learned so much about the processes of making, understanding the marketing aspects of these products and looking at them as high art figures/ sculptures. I realized designer toys was just another form to create art/design objects that were highly accessible to collectors. A market that can bridge between students, young professionals and to well respected collectors.
From the time I understood the means of collecting art, I realized we all connect through things we make and buy. Without artists and designers, there wouldn’t be any productivity, and without product there is no money. It all intertwines with each other and its important to our culture appreciating and values of art & design. "This Is Not a Toy" exhibit demonstrates all these things I value in our art &design culture, I would highly recommend you to go now before it’s too late!
To see a preview of the exhibit here is some of my photos on my flickr LINK (press here).
Today I had a lovely visit at Sovereign State studio to discuss a collaborative project. I’m very honored to be working with such creative minds and excited to installing a window concept design for them. It’s still the early stages of the project but I am very happy to make new connections and new challenges :)
VOID/FORM Mono Prints
Tessar Lo just released a announcement for these affordable prints. If you’re looking into collecting some of his original art, check it out :
wanted to save this for tomorrow but i got too excited— ※ younger people often ask me how they can acquire work/ start collecting when they, “don’t got dolladollabills to drop,” i feel your pain, bbs- and i hope you see something you like in these monoprints- i do it for you, www.tessarlo.storenvy.com
pretty much making hearts and flowers all day,