Tuesday, November 24, 2009

His XVI'ness on Beauty

"What is capable of restoring enthusiasm and confidence? What can encourage the human spirit to rediscover its path, to raise its eyes to the horizon, to dream of a life worthy of its vocation - if not beauty?
The experience of beauty does not remove us from reality, on the contrary, it leads to a direct encounter with the daily reality of our lives, liberating it from darkness, transfiguring it, making it radiant and beautiful.
You are the custodians of beauty: thanks to your talent, you have the opportunity to speak to the heart of humanity, to touch individual and collective sensibilities, to call forth dreams and hopes, to broaden the horizons of knowledge and of human engagement."
-- J.A. Ratzinger 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

CBC - 10 of the most significant visual artists of the 2000s

Lists are of course arbitrary, especially when it comes to art. I guess that's what makes them interesting? Anyways, when I read this I immediately wondered what you guys thought.

Just a side note, I had no idea that Damien Hurst had sold one of his collections for $198 MILLION US. And he's still alive!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009


This is a group show that I'll be in; I produced one new painting for this, which I'll be posting within the next day or so. Opening night is Tuesday, November 10th. Graffiti Gallery, 109 Higgins Ave., Winnipeg. (204) 667-9960 http://www.graffitigallery.ca
Artists: Freddie Thomas, Mike Johnston, Nereo II, Greg Oakes, Pat Lazo, James Vandal, Wesley John Harcus, Rich Handford, Kurt Wiscombe, Jil Ramsay, Chris Stans, coral pollock, steve mc Connel, don ritson, Stevo Mcc, S. Arden Hill, and more!

Friday, November 6, 2009


I stumble down
Nassau’s footway, pursued by the
carnival of street noise to
where rosedale glows.

I alight on the doorstep
and push open
the sound
for Dylan
and the thickness
of the silence acoustic
shelves lined with volumes
the drift of my finger's
over ridge
over face over spine
each awake now
silently mouthing their words to me
in language I finally can understand.

Something Like This?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pre-Christmas Consumerist Blitz

Hey all!

I wanted to share my on-line show "Pre-Christmas Consumerist Blitz" Starting at 6pm CMT on Sunday, November 8, 2009. It's an open event, not exclusive to facebook friends, so, if inclined... and while you're at it, add me on FB!

Pre-Christmas Consumerist Blitz - Click here!