Sunday, December 13, 2009

Six Impossible Things, Alabaster Stone Carving

Various Views

Six Impossible Things
White Alabaster
10" x 8" x 9"

Private Collection

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Magic Slipper, from the Shoe Project by Stella Meades

Needle felting as physiotherapy for the hands . . it's one way of being productive in the tasks of movement that are assigned . . . and a Magic Slipper was the perfect way to direct the focus. This is version 2 from the Stella Meades Shoe Project idea. . . bound for the Room of All Sorts at Studio J ArtSpace.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Distort Series - needle felting

Needle felted works using wool and oakum, 151-153 in the ongoing series.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

IAP Stamp Edition 2009

Cradled Captions
Crocheted cotton, 101 Spinal needles, insulating foam, pigment
18" x 12" x 7"

Latest International Art Post Stamp Edition for Studio J ArtSpace arrived yesterday from Anna Banana.
Great job Anna!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

"We Are Assembled", Parksville, BC

Recycled Suitcase, found objects
22" x 18" x 25" — 2009

We are Assembled
Opening October 1st, 2009
Oceanside Community Arts Council
133 McMillan Street
Parksville, BC

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Spinal Tap Show Invite, Courtenay, BC, CANADA

Opening Reception
Friday, October 2nd 7:00 PM
Stone Hunter Studio
Tin Town
2328A Rosewall Cresent
Courtenay BC
250 334 2385

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Book About Death, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY, USA

Here is my contribution to this collaborative project, A Book About Death

An Unbound Book on the Subject of Death

The Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York City, NY 10012

EXHIBITION: September 10 - 22, 2009
Curated by Matthew Rose

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK – The Emily Harvey Foundation is pleased to present A Book About Death, a sprawling, collaborative unbound "book" on the subject of death at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York. The opening, on Thursday, September 10, 2009, one day shy of 9/11, brings together hundreds of artists in a global exhibition that honors the late artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995), whose own work inspired this exhibition; Emily Harvey (1941-2004); and the artists themselves, who have presented their unique visions of the subject through combinations of art, photography, and text.
Conceived and organized by Matthew Rose, a Paris-based American artist, A Book About Death is comprised of artists' postcards from original art created specifically for the exhibit. These pieces collectively form the pages of the "book." While many of the artists involved in the exhibition are internationally known – Yoko Ono, Eric Andersen, Peter Schuyff, Rodney Alan Greenblat – all of the artists share the stage equally. Each artist has contributed 500 postcards to the exhibit, and visitors to the gallery are encouraged to take "pages" away with them to create their own book about death. The exhibit is thus designed to "disappear" on its own schedule as people attend the exhibit.
"Ray Johnson is part of the history and spirit of The Emily Harvey Gallery, now The Emily Harvey Foundation," explains Christian Xatrec, EHF NYC director. "Taking the title from Ray Johnson, Matthew Rose's A Book About Death project refers to Ray’s groundbreaking-work in the ephemeral, expanded field of correspondence art. However, this show sets those key Johnsonian concepts on a new course, in sync with the evolving interests of the Emily Harvey Foundation program today. The developing mission of the Foundation, and Rose's show, refuse the notion of hierarchy and the buttressing of institutional framings."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

8th Annual GLBT Art Show, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC, CANADA

Opening Reception
Saturday June 20, 2009 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Exhibition continues until Thursday July 16th, 2009

Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant Street, Victoria
Tel: 250 385 7919
Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Cradled Captions"

The completed work with all 102 spinal needles

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Cradled Captions" for Jeff Hartbower's Art Call : "Spinal"

An interesting idea to use a Spinal needle as the basis of an artwork and call for a show. I wasn't sure when I was first handed the idea but once I had the needles around the studio for awhile and merely considered them in terms of their sculptural possibilities . . it allowed for some venturing into new territory.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Studio J - Artspace . . update

Greetings from the ever beautiful blossoming Victoria!

Our ATC (Artist Trading Card) group continues to meet on the first Sunday of each month with great turnouts at each session.We will once again be meeting at Moss Street for the Annual Paint-In this year with Mailarta sharing in the festivities.


Studio J continues to have visitors come for the "Tour" . . recently Janet Lee and Pat Hindmarch-Watson stopped in on their way to the Painters on Painters event up island.


Efren Quiroz dropped by to do an interview for his project "Exhibit-V" designed to keep Victorians and others up to date on the happenings of the Art Scene in Victoria and around Vancouver Island . . check out his blog: Exhibit-V


Studio J's ROOM OF ALL SORTS is always in flux as new items are added just about every day . . Here's the latest arrangement.


The exhibition of Mail Art continues at the Post Office . . here's the window at night.

A recent Mail Art work from Rachel Berman

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mayworks 2009

Sebastian's Journal

The latest in the series of Assemblage works.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Canada Post Mail Art Window Display, Victoria, BC

After many many mailngs . . the crew at the Post Office have become very familiar with mail art and asked if I would be interested in creating a window display of some of the pieces from my collection. Here are selections from all 3 Mailmania shows.

Monday, March 23, 2009

RPM 2009 - Deluge Gallery, Victoria, BC

A sneak peek at the piece for this years show.

April 10 to 25, 2009

RPM: The Lost Art of LP Covers

A Fundraising Show & Sale

Opening: Friday, April 10, 7pm

The art of the record sleeve, remixed and remastered by more than 50 artists.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mailmania 3 Catalogue now online

The Mailmania 3 exhibitions are complete and the documentation of the shows are available online:

Richard Margison

What a delight to meet and hear Richard recently . . and to see him on stage next to "Neptune's Crown Synet" . . one of my sculptures used as part of the set for a film being made about him.