Now our daughter Maelle is 6 months old, cute as all heck, and keeping both Clare and I extremely busy (Mostly Clare though)
Getting the work out there has been the focus of a lot of time as of late. Recently, I've been scouring the city with my great friend Tek Yang, searching for a venue to show the etchings that keep popping up in this blog. I'm excited to announce that we have found a space and come this September we'll be showing the work at the Black Cat Gallery on Dundas West. The show will be from the 3-10th of September and will have a more formal invite/announcement in the coming months. Another showing of the work might be in the works for earlier in the summer. As well, I'll be participating in this year's print sale at the Idea Exchange in Cambridge this May, selling my complete inventory. Fun, no?
Getting back to the etchings, I've titled the series Unmöglicheskunstarbeitvorlautradierungen: Reveries of the Absurd. Translated to English from German it means Impossible art work silly etchings. Of course I slammed all these words together as Germans do because it's funny and they do it all the time. Refer to this online article and tell me I'm wrong.
The show will feature 10 etchings, 8 of which are now completed and 2 that are drawn and now being put to the plate. The artwork will be accompanied by short poems and will be tied together through a loose narrative. I've designed the last works to sum up and incorporate some of the previous characters and ideas together.
After listening to a CBC radio 1 interview with New Yorker Cartoon Editor and contributor, Bob Mankoff, I was inspired to pick up my pen and draw some funnies. The etching series I just finished blabbing about, I initially envisioned to be some unholy mix of Gary Larson and Rembrandt; so the impetus behind a lot of my work is humor and in this format it is galvanized. About seven drawings spilled out of me in a flurry of activity over last weekend. I know somewhere deep down in the deep dark depths of my soul, I can rock out a boat load of these and will attempt to do so in the next couple of months. I might even set up a sub-blog-website just for these. Here I've shared the one I liked the most from this first clump of work. If you don't think it's funny, let me know and I will write your name down in a book titled "Stupid Dum Dums With No Brains And No Brains For Humour." So there.
Hugs and Kisses,