Buddies in Bad Times
I am very thankful to be included in this years ARTATTACK!
. Auto Fire will be auctioned on Tuesday November 7th, 2013.
The most outrageous auction of the season is back. Buddiesí signature fundraising event offers a remarkable line-up of contemporary art by Canadaís hottest artists, along with an exciting array of design, entertainment and travel packages ñ all in support of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. This years event is hosted by cabaret sensation Shawn Hitchins, and features a collection of visual art curated by Chris Ironside, Derek Sullivan, Lauchie Reid, Meera Margaret Singh, and Winnie Truong and the return of Keith Coles wildly popular Rock Hudson Memorial Tuck Shop.
Art With Heart
I am so happy that Rainbow Mountain has been selected to be part of the 20th annual Art with Heart
Auction, a fundraiser for Casey House.
Twenty-five years ago, people living with HIV/AIDS were commonly cut off from their communities of support, from friends and loved ones, because of stigma and ill-informed fear. From the start, Casey House was different.
When the first resident was brought to Casey House in March 1988, our receptionist marched past the ambulance attendants in their protective gear, reached down to the man on the stretcher, and welcomed him with an embrace. Welcome to Casey House, she famously said. I think youre going to like it here.
And so began the story of Casey House a story of love and compassion, of a community bringing hope and healing into the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Its a story that continues today, thanks to you. Thank you for your love and support. Please bid generously.
I am so happy to be included in the 4th annual Art Spin.
Opening Reception Thursday August 29th, 7pm - 1am
Exhibition runs August 30th - September 1st
Hours are 12-7pm Friday and Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday
Vuk Dragojevic Martie Giefert Mary Grisey John Haney & Carey Jernigan Markus Heckmann Layne Hinton Caroline Larsen Celia Neubauer Kal Mansur Noel Middleton John Oswald Geoffrey Pugen Lois Schklar Jennifer Rose Sciarrino Michael Toke Elinor Whidden Jinny Yu
Art performances by Rui Amaral (created by Derek Liddington) and by Johannes Zits. Large-scale outdoor projections by Dave Colangelo and Patricio Davila. Live music for the night by Program.
Some of my newer paintings will be included in General Hardware's Summer Show Skipping Stones. The show opens on Thursday July 11.
I am happy to report that I will start working on my MFA in the fall at Pratt!
Colart Collection Purchase
Red Sky has been added to the Colart Collection located in Quebec
*UPCOMING EXHIBITION *
GENERAL HARDWARE GALLERY
OPENING MARCH 20, 2013
1520 QUEEN ST WEST
Up Coming Solo Exhibition
opens at Skew Gallery
on September 6th, 2012
Upcoming Group Exhibition
"Day On Fire: Apocalypse in Contemporary Art"
August 20 to September 14, 2012 at the Slocumb Galleries, Foundation Art Video Gallery at the Campus Center and Tipton Gallery
Artists Lecture: September 11, Tuesday, 6 p.m. at the Ball Hall Auditorium,
reception follows at Slocumb Galleries
First Friday reception: September 7, 6 to 8 p.m. at Tipton Gallery
Sponsored by the Department of Art & Design and the Mary B. Martin School of the Arts
The Department of Art & Design at East Tennessee State University IS PLEASED TO PRESENT "DAY ON FIRE: APOCALYPSE IN CONTEMPORARY ART" featuring work that directly or indirectly relates to the subject of apocalypse and takes a wide-angle perspective to the theme such as visions of the end of the world, aftermath, nuclear winter, localized images of collapse, upheaval of thought, and post-apocalyptic depictions. The end of times has been a preoccupation with artists for centuries this exhibition expressly planned for 2012 frames this theme at the doorstep of the Mayan and Nostradamus "Dooms Day" prophecies.
Juried and curated by the ETSU Department of Art & Design Visiting Artists and Gallery Committee: Mira Gerard (Chair), Andrew Scott Ross, Joshua Greer, Chase Westfall, and Ralph Slatton
Ontario Arts Emerging Artist Grant
I would like to thank the OAC for there generous support.
The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Canada.
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant
I would like to thank the OAC for there generous support.
The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Canada.
P.A.N.A.M.A R.E.N.A Blog Love
ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present "P.A.N.A.M.A. R.E.N.A., the premiere solo exhibition by artist Caroline Larsen. The exhibition will be on display in the Project Room from March 31st to April 28th, 2012. An opening reception will be held on Saturday March 31st from 1:00-4:00pm.
Mixing a pixilated kind of neo-impressionist pointillism with the idea of textile weaving, Caroline Larsens paintings are beautifully simple and yet hard to figure out. Her technique with oil paint is so expertly peculiar her viewer can be tempted to spend their time simply trying to figure out how she does it; this however, is a mistake, because her technique, impressive as it is, is fused to her subject matter in an inseparable way. Although her work balances formal interests with subjective ones, she invests fully in her imagery, culling series from her lived experience and most tenacious memories. Her current exhibition at Angell Gallery, P.A.N.A.M.A. R.E.N.A., records a strange and menacing number of massive cargo ships, seen by the artist on her travels, notably in the Panama Canal. Reduced by her painting to pattern, surface and color but sacrificing little in terms of ability to reference the world (with all of its implications of economic and environmental issues), these works are finally, simply of transportation machines hugely beyond our human scale. What they are about is the way those things affect us when we confront them.
Great, dark, somewhat fearful objects, Larsens ships negotiate a kind of truce with their container paintings; leaving the ships their sense of grandeur, her technique slips a playful, even somewhat anthropomorphic sensitivity into their shapes, and their movement. They slide through their environments, massive yet controlled by the painter, impressive yet cute without ever devolving into kitsch fetishes, always freeing themselves again from the picture plane they have become imprisoned in. Mingling memory and aversion with desire and visual intensity, Larsens work provides an invitation to experience something most of us rely on yet never see; the human-made Leviathans of the sea, the giant whales of capitalisms control of the earths oceans.
Caroline Larsen is a visual artist based in Toronto. She received her BFA (2004) from the University of Waterloo, and her Post-Graduate Diploma in Visual Art and Art History Education (2006) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Featured in NOW Magazine, the Waterloo Chronicle, Beautiful Decay, Fresh Bread and Artist A Day, she has exhibited her paintings across Canada.
MERGE an annual exhibition of emerging artists @ AGO!
MERGE an annual exhibition of emerging artists
March 8th to April 13th 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8,
6 8 pm
artists in attendance
AGO Art Rental + Sales Gallery, 481 University Ave.
An annual exhibition featuring gallery represented and independent artists, this show presents some brilliant young talent in the field of visual arts in the Toronto area.
Andrew B. Myers
Artist A Day
December 16th! I am the Artist of the Day on Artist A Day
I am pleased to announce that my paintings are featured on Beautiful Decay
Summer Group Show
is pleased to present our annual Summer Group Show, curated by Gareth Brown-Jowett, featuring the works of artists Philippe Blanchard, Esther Choi, Thrush Holmes, Daniel Hutchinson, Brendan George Ko, Caroline Larsen
, and Andrew Myers. The exhibition will be on display in the West Gallery from Saturday July 23rd to Saturday, August 20th, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 23rd from 1 4pm.
Surprise is a major element in determining what we enjoy, what edifies us, and what stays with us in art. Both formally and thematically, it is the challenge of artists in our time especially within our image-soaked culture to challenge their audience. The basic problem is, how to make works that speak with an individual tone of voice, and surprise their audience into the shock of recognition and pleasure that always accompanies our confronting something original. In this summer group show, the gallery has arrayed a group of challenging young artists across our space, arranging them into patterns and configurations that broadly juxtapose. But they all have one thing in common: employing technique or imagery (or both) in ways that give delight by displaying characteristics that genuinely do surprise. These works boldly declare themselves, infused with summers brash energy and warmth, in a variety of media.
From Daniel Hutchinsons panoramic black monochrome, reminiscent of minimal and geometric abstraction but in fact representative of Stratford Ontarios Festival Theatre, to Caroline Larsens psychedelic blanket-like patterns in oil paint;
to Andrew Myers witty, conceptually charged provocations; to Brendan George Kos inscrutable re-mixes of photographic portraits and still lives, the artists in this show, both in their own right and installed next to each other on the walls of Angell Gallery, all generate a unique and engaging conversation with the viewer. Many surprises are in store.
July 08 - August 27, 2011
OPENING & SUMMER PARTY:
FRIDAY, JULY 8 at 7 pm Cambridge Galleries Queens Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
theSHOW.11 is a renewed fourth installment of the biannual exhibition at Cambridge Galleries dedicated to promoting the work of emerging Ontario artists making contemporary artwork in a variety of media.
Elinor Whidden Toronto
Dustin Wenzel Toronto
Ryan Park Toronto
Christine Negus LondonCaroline Larsen Unionville
Justin A. Langlois Windsor
Heidi Jahnke Waterloo
Josh Cleminson Guelph
Andrea Carvalho Uxbridge
Jaime Angelopoulos Toronto
Weve changed some things this year by moving the dates and expanding the scope of the exhibition.
Cambridge Galleries is looking for artists who have been exhibiting professionally for less than 3 years or have recently completed their BFA, MFA or equivalent.
This years exhibition will take place over the summer months at Cambridge Galleries Queens Square location.
Works Available at Angell Gallery
I am happy to announce that my paintings can be viewed in person and are available at Angell Gallery
The Cheaper Show June 25th, 2011 - Vancouver
Three of my paintings will be @ the The Cheaper Show
If your in Vancouver come and check it out!
Up Coming Shows
I pleased to announce two upcoming exhibitions:
A two person show with Mary Wong at the ATG @ 38 Abell Street, Toronto, Ontario
Show dates March 22ed to April 3ed
Solo show of my basketweaved paintings at the Jane Bond
in Waterloo, Ontario
Show dates March 26th to April 26thJane Bond
Toronto Artist Council Grant
I am super pleased to announce that I have received an Emerging Artist Grant from the Toronto Artist Council.
Mercer Union Members Sale!!!
Check out Reclining Banana at the Mercer Union Members Sale!
Members' Exhibition & Sale
7-11 December 2010
Closing Party & Sale: Saturday 11 December 2010 at 5PM
Mercer Union again delivers its big gift to artist members and small collectors in this year's ALL INCLUSIVE rendition of our annual member's show & sale the perfect artist-run getaway from the holiday madness. Nothing but fun-in-the-sun quality works, all priced at $169.99.
First-come, first-served sale begins at 5 PM, Saturday 11 December. The earlier you join the line, the better your chances of getting that perfect holiday package you've been dreaming about! Support programming and exhibitions at Mercer Union by buying your own little ray of sunshine.
Cash, cheque and VISA accepted for payments. We will wrap the work for you and you can take it away same day!
Basil Alzeri, Anahita Azrahimi, Katie Bethune-Leamen, Tammi Campbell, Jenal Dolson, Andrew Duff, Danica Evering, Gillian Foster, James Gardner, Lauren Hall, David FM Hanes, Malbry Hazlett, Lee Henderson, Shari Kasman, Matt Killen, Caroline Larsen, Mary Porter, Marie-Lyne Quirion, Kerri Reid, Erwin Rummel, Miles Stemp, Derek Sullivan, Aislinn Thomas, Jessica Vallentin, Jennifer Wardle, Donna Willard, Julita Wolanska, and more
MERCER UNION A Centre For Contemporary Art
1286 Bloor Street West
Toronto Ontario M6H 1N9 (Canada)
email info (at) mercerunion.org
tel 416.536.1519 fax 416.536.2955
Hours: 11am - 6pm, Tuesday - Saturday (Closed Sunday & Monday)
Mondern Fuel Artist Run Centre's Artist Playing Cards
Painting (either Hexagon on Brown or Big Red) will be featured in Modern Fuels Artist Run Centres Artist Deck of Playing Cards
We are very excited about the Art Cards we are producing as our main fundraiser this year, they will be unveiled November 26th at a launch party. We received overwhelming community support for the cards and had almost three times the number of image submissions as spaces on cards. It is wonderful to have so much enthusiasm for the project however it unfortunately also means that we were unable to give every application a spot in the deck. We thank you all for submitting images.
The following artits were selected for the deck:
Simon Andrew, Tim Atkinson, Sylvat Aziz, Sean Cartwright, Emilija Cooke, Shayne Dark, Ben Darrah, John Devlin, Christine Dewancker,Nancy Douglas, Suki Falkner, Joanne Gervais, Dave Gordon, Rachel Hazel, Wendy Huot, Mary Lou Jaansalu, Rick Lapointe, Caroline Larsen, Gillian Little, Denise Love, James MacDonald, Don Maynard, Pat McDermott, Kate McKinnon, Kevin Merritt, Sean Morris, Leah Murray, Juan Ortiz-Apuy, JoAnn Ralph, Evelyn Rapin, Chantal Rousseau, Talie Shalmon, Laurie Sponagle, Krista Stares, Rielly Stares, Jan Swaren, Harry Symons, Cecily-Jane Taylor, Mark Thompson, Sharon Thompson, Catherine Toews, Claire Wenngren, J.T. Winik, Sharlena Wood, Anna Elmberg Wright,and Kate Yüksel
The Kingston Artist Card Decks are $15 each. They make an ideal holiday gift!