Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Upcoming Exhibition

Nomads No More

On Thursday December 17th the stark white walls of the DeLeon White Gallery will be the backdrop to the gleaming dance and layered tension of Aleksandra Rdest’s explorations of abstract archetype and the fierce reverberations of Sarah Hillock’s red back drops and sacred aurochs.

This is a show that would be best summed up as a marriage of sensations not unlike eating vast quantities of bitter chocolate and sweet chilis. The one sensation growing so strong one can no longer stand it becomes the place of comfort from which one may experience a new disparate sensation. Layer on layer of experience and emotion intermingle within these works. The joy and the pain, with the common sense to temper them both with critical humor, is evident along with the hard won chops that are needed to express these kinds of nuance.

Original compositions by Grant Curle (strings) and Roberta Hunt (piano) will be the musical fair for the evening. Keeping in line with the nomadic feel the spectrum will vary from Tango and Jazz to Roma melodic improvisation.

Foods on the table and the drinks in the back, we hope to see you there.

Opening Thursday December 17, 2009 6-9pm

DeLeon White Gallery

1139 College Street West Toronto

Exhibition continues to December 19 (three days only!)

Check out my website for some images of the new work.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Morning on the Bruce

Last Sunday morning Sasha and I went for a little hike on the Bruce Trail at Mono Center. Wonderful looping trails.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Aidan McNeill recently sent me these great pics she took in the school/studio in Pouch Cove. This would have been summer 2007; G is helping me glue finished paintings on panels onto frames before they were shipped off to an exhibition.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

In the Studio

Just in case you were thinking it was all fun and fungi over here; here's a couple detail shots of a painting I am working on right now.

tee hee!

Hike on the Bruce

Frosty Morning on the Farm

I had to throw this last pic in; Sash is presumably resting/hiding in there, but the cat is still stalking her:)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Paintings

Emergent Tenacity
56 x 40 inches

Bright Shadow
40 x 56 inches

Monday, September 21, 2009

Flying and Canoeing

Thanks again Ann and Keith for an unforgettable weekend!