Brett Barmby at Avenue
Words by Nicole Dumas Brett Barmby’s show “7343” opened at Avenue Gallery on December 4, 2014. Practiced in the style of the Dutch masters, Barmby’s portfolio includes his humorous take on their classic still-life vanitas (mimicked with food from his own lifestyle: pizza, slurpies and pizza pockets). Recent works focus on the buffs painted — often in […]
A hint of death but no last rites this time.
Eschatons: The Touch and the Touched, November 14, 2014 at Dynamo
Words + Photos by Nicole Dumas The invite for this show promised to be the “final event in the devine [sic] plan: the end of the world.” Doomsday has been prophesied to occur in many ways, both natural and supernatural. Tales abound of Antichrists, saviours’ second-comings, elemental disasters, comet collisions, etc. Cult and religious […]
HWY Is. 1, Moniker Press, Genero at Field Contemporary
Sonic Weaving/A Collection of Shadows
Words by Nicole Dumas Photos by Jon Vincent With the electric hum of busses behind, I enter Field Contemporary. Guests fill the cozy gallery and group together in monochromatic ensembles as if curated to match the artwork. People relax into revelations about desires for community and collaboration – a number of essays and books are […]