Tuesday, October 13, 2015

News Cycle

Between Playboy "dropping nudity" and the latest from Karl Lagerfeld.

Monday, October 12, 2015


To my friends outside of Canada, today is Thanksgiving. After reviewing hundreds of seconds of YouTube videos, I have decided to feature the Hiller Family. Unlike most of the holiday home movies that I have seen, the Hillers begin not with their possessions, but with that great symbol of thanks -- the turkey.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

List #2

The imposition of the modern grid made Vancouver's first road a diagonal road, an irrational road, a subject of scorn.

The image above is my attempt at a representation. It appears in its complete form on Page 17 of  Kingsway.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Lists. I am all for lists. Each item a breath, a footstep, followed by another; but also the spaces between them, the exhalation, the back foot rising...

A few years ago the writer Aislinn Hunter surprised me with her gift of Lists: To-dos, Illustrated Inventories, Collected Thoughts, and Other Artists' Enumerations from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art (2010) by Lisa Kirwin. Great bathroom reading, but also a great resource.

Atop this post is a poem by Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974). Entitled "The Bohemian Dinner", it too is a list, but in its listing (also) manages to convey what it is to set out for the night, only to return at the end of it.

Happy Thanksgiving, Aislinn! Enjoy your turkey dinner!

Friday, October 9, 2015

God Save the Queen

The above painting by Bracken Hanuse Corlett was included in God Save the Queen, a September 2013 group exhibition at the UNITT/PITT. God Save the Queen also included works by Byron Steele and Nigel Z. Chris Bose was the curator.

At some point during the exhibition, Bracken's painting went missing, and is presumed stolen. Any information as to its whereabouts can be sent here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Joy of Painting (1983-1994)

It is impossible for me to calculate how many hours I spent watching Bob Ross make mountains out of oil paint.