Thursday, September 25, 2008


it feels like it sometimes....

Most of you have probably read or heard of Neil Gaiman's 'Sandman' series...I am sooo excited to be apart of the 'Endless Reflections' tribute show that's going on. Besides being able to contribute a piece to such a tremendous mythology, I'm so grateful and honoured to be in a show along with soo many artists that I've looked up to for so long...I'm pretty nervous, haha.

Here is my contribution to the show
'fades away, without fear or pain'
28" by 24", mixed media on paper

Here are the details on the show.
And a few of the other contributors work
Can you guess who they are?

Take care!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Weekend in the City...

Firstly, a great big thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to the show on Saturday! We had a pretty stellar turn out, and it was soo great to be able to talk to everyone. You don't know how much it means to me...

It felt sooo great to go back down to LA and see the bros and everyone again. Honestly, we'd been away for two months but it was like no time had passed at all. As soon as we got back downtown, we dropped our bags off at the loft and hit up the old spots for some laughs and some good eats....Zencu very much!
Tess even surprised Yuta and I with some news, that our boy Fred Hon was gonna be coming down for the show and to check out LaLa Land! Sooo sick to party with Fred and the guys -aaaiiizeeeeeee!!!
Here are some pics from the weekend,
Right before the show, and somehow this guy.... stone cold
Yuta, looking 'fresh'
hmm...whose this charming devil?? Must be Tessar Lo! Dom and Martha bringing some feminine charm to the show, if only Yuta and I looked this good...
project:gallery's version of a 'Jack and coke', big thanks to Jack for holding down the bar
*obligatory crowd shot**obligatory crowd shot* + Yuta

Culver City was burning up Saturday...the night was rammed with a ton of great shows. We were able to duck out for a few to go check out some of the other galleries, in particular Ian Francis over at Kinsey/DesForges. The show left me speechless.
Edwin, Jeremy, and Keisuke...stunned
Some art lovers checking out Martha's work, the piece on the right...probably my favourite piece in the whole showBeau, getting all teary eyed about this being the last show at project:... actually, he's probably talking up the sweet new gallery space we're moving toGroup shot with the boss man, Thanks Beau!
After the show we hit up Hop Louie's over in Chinatown for some drinks, some dancing, and of course a whole lot of Journey.... "Don't stop believing!" We ended the night with some late night chinese, and some drinks back at the loft. One of the best nights I can remember...

Sunday we all woke up with a craving for some Pho, and after that we spent most of the day kickin it at Beau's. Seeing as it was our last day there, he kicked us out and told us to go to the beach....there's a reason why he's the leader.

So Yosk, wrangled the the four of us up and took us down to the beach in Santa Monica. The feeling of being able to put your feet in the warmth of the sand and to have the waves push and pull you....somehow, felt so right! haha

it really is as pretty as everyone makes it out to be
Big thanks to light pollution for the 'Kanye West'-esque sunset...the perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

We'll see you soon LA!
Thanks for the fun, friends and fresh faces!

* here are a few more pics from the show, thanks Marcus!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Paper Tiger

I'm very excited to say that Paper Tiger is doing a limited edition of 10 prints of my "Spark" piece, from the 'fresh faces' show. The prints look fantastic, and are 12" by 16" signed and number. This was probably one of my favorite pieces I did for the show and I'm so glad that it's available for people bring into their homes.

"The spark that hath set fire"

Here's a link if your interested.

Friday, September 05, 2008


here's a fantastic preview for the show that was put together by Jeremy Asher Lynch.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

There's nothing wrong with just a little little fun....

we were dancing all night long.
'A quiet rage'
20"by 23", mixed media on paper

So I'm flying out tomorrow for the Fresh Faces show, figured I could sneak in one last update before I head off (warning: this ones a hefty one). I threw up an image of one of the pieces in the show. I'm not gonna lie...I'm pretty damn nervous, but I know the shows going to be a lot of fun! Not to mention I'm stoked to be seeing my boys and rest of team project again. Beau's put out a preview of the pieces in the show, which you can check out here. I know I've said this before, but I'm honestly blown away by the work that Yuta, Dom and Martha produced for the show... soooooo sick! I wanna buy one of Martha's pieces soo bad! haha.
If your going to be in LA and have some free time, please check it out!

And for something a little closer to home....

If your in the Toronto area, there's a show going on at Jerome Jenner gallery this weekend, titled the 'Seven Deadly Sins'. Big thanks to Dustin and Jon for inviting Yuta and myself to put a few pieces in the show. My 'Dark Passenger' series from a little while back will be available, as well as a few gems from Mr. Onoda.

Also a big thanks to my boy Jon over at Sundtrak for the shoutout!
If you haven't checkout Sundtrak before...

a)why the hell not?! and b) it's probably one of the best music blogs out there...I'm pretty much dependant on it for music these days, haha!

Anyways, I'm going to go listen to American Boy on repeat for a couple hours to get me mind right. Hope everyone gets the chance to get out and enjoy some art this weekend!

Take care