Oct 3, 2020 – Formalizing a series of video installations produced in collaboration with textile artist Meghan Price – ‘Land Line’ opens today in Toronto at YYZ (covid restrictions in place). In pursuit of an embodied experience of landscape, the work was produced through a series of actions set in the geologic landscape of Killarney Ontario. Through a lexicon of provisional tools and actions, the work articulates a process of geologic and deep time inquiry, foregrounded by chance, the tactile, earth’s forces and the everyday. Land Line runs to Dec 19, 2020.
Oct 24, 2019 – Currently gearing up for a two person show at United Contemporary in Toronto. I’ll be showing ceramic sculpture, paintings and video work alongside sculpture and large-scale textile work by Meghan Price. Meghan and I share studios in Toronto and are occasional art collaborators. Originally brought together through our shared interest in geology, ideas around deep time and social engagement in geologic landscapes – we are excited to be showing work from our individual art practices in this two person exhibition entitled chromacore. The show runs Nov 7th to Dec 7th, Thur – Sat 12-6 pm, or by appointment.
UNITED CONTEMPORARY – 1444 Dupont Street Unit 22, Toronto, Canada. Gallery hours are
August 30, 2019 – Just returned from an artist residency at Union House Arts in Port Union, Newfoundland. Equal parts historical restoration, contemporary art initiative and community outreach, the residency is housed in an historic building – part of the only ‘Union built’ town in North America. Located along the coast of the Bonavista Peninsula, the backdrop to this residency is one of spectacular coastal geology and (during my tenure) the second iteration of the Bonavista Biennale; a bi-annual contemporary art exhibition set in outport communities along the peninsula by Indigenous, Canadian and International artists. While in residence I spent time with Biennale artist and art collaborator Meghan Price, hiking the coastal geology and continuing to engage in ideas around scale in geologic landscapes; a part of our collaborative project debuting at YYZ in Toronto next fall (2020).
Thank you Union House Arts!
August 01 2019 – Currently thinking back to three week’s fieldwork in Killarney Ontario this past summer. Contemporary textile artist Megan Price and I spent this time working on a video collaboration that will debut next September 2020 at YYZ in Toronto. The project explores the relationship we have to geologic landscape. How for example, we try to make sense of our human time scale in relation to deep geologic time. Or how attempts to constrain the earth’s physical complexities through mapping, naming and depicting often come up short. Through an open investigation utilizing physical place and natural forces along with tool making, artistic rendering and mapping; our fieldwork and final video project seek to playfully highlight the complex relationship we have to the earth.
Jun 14 2019 – POP II – ‘Reduced, Stylized, Textured, Patterned and Structured’.
Pleased to be showing ceramic sculpture, screenprints and video work alongside talented artists John Ford and Meghan Price in this three person exhibition at Renann Isaacs Contemporary Art, Guelph Ontario.
June 13 – July 7, 2019
Sep 01 2018 – An exhibition featuring recent prints and video (alongside work by four other Canadian artists) opens September 11th at FCP Gallery. ‘Built to Play‘ is curated by Kelly McCray and features work that “employs built-form imagery to convey interior recesses of the mind”.
August 27 – September 28, 2018
August 31 2018 – Just back from a month long residency on Fogo Island hosted by the Shorefast Foundation. The Geology at the Edge residency provides a unique opportunity to study the rocks of Fogo Island and lead regular geological hikes through its spectacular landscape. During my month long tenure I had many conversations with residents and island visitors about the local geology and larger geological concepts. Much of my time was spent thinking of ways to present these ideas to the public who were always keen to know more. Back in Toronto, I’m presently working on a series of postcards that use earth-models as visual tools to convey these concepts. I’ll have more on this project as it nears completion but I’m currently enjoying the challenge of artistic interpretation within the boundaries of technical accuracy; where strict use of colour for example, can articulate lithological meaning or reference geologic time.
June 11 2018 – Come build a boulder kite this Saturday at the Shoal Bay Geology Centre on Fogo Island. All are welcome to attend this workshop hosted by myself (geologist-in-residence at Geology at the Edge) in partnership with Meghan Price (current Museum of the Flat Earth artist-in-residence). We’ll be learning about glaciology, using rock surfaces as drawing materials, turning rock drawings into kites and ultimately – seeing if our boulders will fly!
Workshop / Event: 1pm to 5pm, Saturday, June 16th, Geology Centre, Shoal Bay, Fogo Island
Pictured above is Maggie Whelan – Geologist at the Edge summer student and McGill University geologist in training.
Mar 8 2018 – Heading to Fogo Island, Newfoundland at the end of May for a month long geology residency hosted by Geology at the Edge. I’ll be leading geological hikes, engaging in discussions that cross boundaries between art and geology, and working on some art projects along the way. Meet me there if you want to walk and talk – art and rocks.