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Weapon of Mass Instruction

I was over at The Presurfer this morning and learned about the Weapon of Mass Instruction. Yes friends, the book box has been one-upped. I’m impressed that somebody has found a use for a 1979 Ford Falcon. Argentinian artist Raul Lemesoff worked with 7UP to… Read More

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Painting cycles

Exhibiting a group of paintings marks a natural end to what I think of as a cycle of work. For me that cycle really ends a couple months before the exhibition. Yesterday was the last day of my show at Yumart, Ways of the World,… Read More

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Whiskey Before Breakfast

I’ve completed a set of 15 new paintings which will be exhibited at Yumart here in Toronto in April. Here’s a sneak peak at one of the new works. I titled some of the paintings in this group, including this one, after fiddle tunes. This… Read More

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Paintings by Tim Noonan

We were downtown this afternoon for the opening of a painting show at Yumart by Tim Noonan. Tim is an old friend going back to our York University days. When I do the math I realize I’ve known Tim for over 30 years. In the… Read More

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Do Not Touch

This was on the wall beside an installation at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. I’m sure it was there because the installation, by Kim Adams, Bruegel-Bosch Bus, just begged to be touched. When I saw the sign though, the first thing I thought of was… Read More

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Paintings in Flux

I envy painters who can make a drawing then translate that drawing to a painting. In all the years I’ve been painting, that approach has been foreign to me. In fact I don’t make many drawings at all.  For me it’s all one. When I’m… Read More

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The Mystery

I notice I become increasingly inarticulate when it comes to talking about my painting, almost as if I don’t want it to be infected by words. Words can sully a painting and cling to it and drag it down. A few painters have a gift… Read More

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