Monday, July 18, 2011

Mark it Zero!

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Mark it Zero!
Spray paint stencil'd on Skateboard

July 2011



It's the sale that keeps on selling!

A few years ago I sold a Mickey Mantle skateboard to a complete stranger...
This stranger's girlfriend commissioned me for a soccer player on a skateboard...
I was contacted by his best friend to make a Big Lebowski skateboard...

I don't think I've seen John Goodman in anything but Roseanne and The Big Lebowski...
I loved him in both and am honored to have been asked to paint him as this amazing character... Amazing scene to boot!


The next time it rains in your time zone you should watch The Big Lebowski...


Monday, July 4, 2011

Stephen's Run

Stephen's Run
Spray Paint Stencil'd on Cardboard
[plus other stuff]
12.5" X 12.5"
July 2011

Since I was asked to participate in the Mascara & Popcorn festival's art show, I decided to make a quick B-movie related piece... I like a lot of B-movies myself, but asked around for suggestions of movies to draw inspiration from. The standout choice, for some reason, was Logan's Run, a 1975 Sci-Fi flick. I'm not 100% sure if it qualifies as a B-movie in the classic sense, but I liked the idea enough to run with it. I watched it this afternoon while making this simple stencil of our beloved [read: not beloved] PM Stephen Harper. Then I proceeded to poke a hole through his hand so that I could install his Lifeclock.

Here's a 7 second video to give you the full Stephen's Run experience:

[The more astute viewers will have noticed that I accidentally - for real - included the halfnaked dancer from the party...]

For those of you who have seen Logan's Run, well, you know what happens next when the Lifeclock starts blinking. For those of you who haven't, well, instead of explaining, I think I'm just going to suggest you watch the movie and then you'll get the full extent what I'm trying to say here... I'm sorry... teach a man to fish!


If you can't see the humor in this you may have stumbled onto the wrong blog...
Maybe you were looking for this

The art show tonight was overall amazing! Great company. Great encounters. Great times. It's up until next Sunday the 11th at 129 rue de la Commune Est on the 4th floor. It's a week long silent auction so if anything you see here tickles your fancy then you can actually go and place a bid. Please contact the Mascara & Popcorn people for more info... I will not be able to answer your questions.

So without further ado, here are, in no particular order, pictures of my favorite pieces. These all deserve an "in person" look in my opinion...

Melissa Del Pinto's "Wanderlust" birds:
[just the frames are worth a look on their own]

Marie-Eve Proteau's custom TV set with canvas stretched over screen:

Cedric Taillon live painting & commission piece:

Mixed medium Superheroes by Siro:
[These things are 6+ feet tall and have custom metal stand up frames]

Once more thanks to Danika Bass and Florence for setting up the show and letting me throw my 2 cents in... Much appreciated!

Until next time boys and girls!


Mascara & Popcorn

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Mascara & Popcorn Festival

It's such an honor to have been asked to be in this group show!
I dropped off my paintings and was blown away by the other stuff that was already there...

[sorry mom]

How I can be considered in the same category as such amazing artists is beyond me [I am my worst critic!] and I feel flattered and honored to be on the bill.
I was unfortunately not able, time-wise, to make new stuff happen for the show so I've given them some older, cinema-related pieces... But you should 110% for sure come up the steps to Loft 4e and pop your head in the door to see what everyone else has created!

Big thanks to Danika Bass and her partner in crime Florence!


Here's the trailer for the festival:


Here's a copy/paste version of the facebook event page:

MASCARA AND POPCORN launches its festival with an Art Exhibit at Loft Le 4ème with local artists!

On Monday July 4th 2011, Mascara & Popcorn is proud to kick off its festival with an event at the renowned Loft Le 4ème that has become a cornerstone for art and culture in Montreal, marking the launch of the festival with hyperrealism, post modern horror, marrying abstract expressionism with a pop art sensibility. Beautiful, strange, troubling, obscure, deviant yet fragile. Mascara & Popcorn is a unique cultural happening that encourages experimental, thought-provoking, subversive art.

Come admire our talented artists, an event that will undoubtedly capture the spirit of the festival. Mascara & Popcorn through the eyes of:


Mascara & Popcorn embraces the power of art where reality and fiction collide. Drawings, paintings, collages, photography, objects, love, sadness and beauty. A sentimental journey through multidisciplinary art.

Vernissage et début de l’encan silencieux /
Expo-vernissage and beginning of silent auction

Musique live acoustique par / Acoustic live music by
Martin Saint

Rachel Bonneau Trio: Normand Guilbeault, contrebasse & Sylvain Provost, guitare

Prestation exclusive par / Exclusive performance by
Natalie D. Lovely (Hot Club Cabaret)

Portes ouvrent à 17hres / Doors open at 5pm

Hors d’oeuvres gracieuseté du El Zaziummm / Appetizers courtesy of El Zaziummm

Popcorn gracieuseté de Kernels / Popcorn courtesy of Kernels

Bière gracieuseté de Boris / Beer courtesy of Boris

Entrée gratuite / Free entrance

**5pm - 11pm **

Press contact: Danielle Bédard