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Toronto-based Artist working with photography, painting, performance and installation.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Uxmal 1998 available through ArtBomb

This latest piece was made by reminiscing about my visit to the mayan archaeological site, Uxmal. I am very much inspired by the layout of this site, the shape of the buildings and the numerous geometric patterns that are visible in the architecture. I have had the opportunity over the past 25 years to visit quite a few of these sites. Uxmal is a very special location that often takes a back seat to the more popular, Chichen Itza.


Uxmal, 1998, mixed media on panel, 10" x 8" x 2", AVAILABLE through ArtBomb

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Copan, 1989 available through Canvas Gallery

This is my most recent painting that is currently available through Canvas Gallery.


Specs: Copan, 1989, Mixed media on panel, 8" x 8" x 2", 2016, $140

About: The text laid down behind the graphic images is part of the wikipedia entry for the number 8, as this piece was created on an 8 x 8 panel. The glyphs or symbols laid down over top were done while reminiscing about a visit to the mayan ruins in Copan, Honduras in the summer of 1989. I was particularly intrigued by a hieroglyphic stairway there which seemed to be composed of rectangles within a rectangular staircase.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Kleescape

Kleescape, mixed media on canvas, 16" x 12" x 2", Available through Canvas Gallery

Background: This piece is inspired by the colour palette of Paul Klee. Each individual rectangle is in the same proportion as the canvas as a whole.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pi to 79 decimal places

Here is a piece I have been working on over the summer. It is titled, Pi to 79 decimal places. I started laying down the numbers and when I got to 79, I felt the piece was finished. However, as with Pi, I could easily have kept on going.

Specs:
Pi to 79 decimal places
Mixed media on canvas
150 cm x 120 cm, 2016
$2800

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sunday, August 9, 2015

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Here are two new pieces that are available at Canvas Gallery.

A. Famous Artist Cityscape, acrylic and graphite on panel, 9.5" x 20", 2015, SOLD

B. Mandala Cityscape, acrylic and graphite on panel, 12" x 20", 2015, SOLD

Monday, April 14, 2014


A couple of my newer works are on exhibit at ArtDealers Galeria in the Monterrey area of Mexico.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New works in acrylic on panel. Here are three of my most recent paintings created in Feb 2014.





Top image: 222 Mill Road, acrylic on panel, 11.5" x 15", 2014, $365
Middle image: Pottery Barn Road, acrylic on panel, 10" x 19.5", 2014, $395, SOLD
Bottom image: Sunny side up in the 1970s, acrylic on panel, 9.5" x 22", 2014, $410, SOLD

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

A few pieces that are resonating with visitors at this weekend's Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition

Durabond 90, 24" x 38", oil, graphite and plaster on panel, 2012, $1200
Black in black, Oil and tempera on canvas, 48" x 42", 2013, $2675
One can of Montana Alien, aerosol on canvas, 46" x 42", 2011, $1200

I will be at Nathan Phillips Square Sunday July 7th from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. For further enquiries, please email me at: michaeljeremybrown@gmail.com. It has been a pleasure talking with friends and meeting new Artists and collectors this weekend.


Saturday, June 22, 2013

New work at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 5, 6 and 7, Nathan Phillips Square







The 52nd Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is happening at Toronto City Hall on July 5th, 6th and 7th from 10 am to 6:30 pm. This is the premiere outdoor exhibition every year in Toronto. 400 Artists are selected in a variety of media. I am fortunate again to have been selected and will be exhibiting in the White section, booth 148. My booth is on the East side of City Hall, easily accessible from Bay Street.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

New mixed media painting at To Go Foodbar

New painting at To Go Foodbar, 1133 Yonge Street, Toronto. I have 17 new pieces up at this cafe in the heart of Rosedale.


Image: Cars buried in a Russian snow storm, oil on panel, 9" x 22", 2013

To Go Foodbar is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 2 pm.

Friday, February 1, 2013


My piece "Titanium White" (third from the left above) was featured on HGTV.com on Jan. 31st. Th piece was included in a feature on the online gallery "ArtBomb" of which I have twice had work shown.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Holiday Exhibition Arta Gallery, November 29th - December 16th

Please join me this Thursday night from 6 pm - 8 pm at Arta Gallery for a group exhibition featuring the works of:

Greg Benz, Marilyn Blumer Cochrane, Sharon Barr, Michael Brown, David Brown, Bob Carnie, Tania Guzmán, Adriana Joshua, Salomon Khammi, Babar Khan, Olga Kotova, Marina Hanacek, Jayne Libby Sims, Steve Levinson, Carolanne Maclean, Despina Moschos, Sassan Nassiri, Laura Patterson, Aaron Robbins, Kurt Rustek, Momcilo Simic, Ivo Stoyanov, Karen Taylor, Mei Zi

Arta Gallery
55 Mill Street
Toronto, ON

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Remembering the Uptown Backstage Cinema




I painted this box this week as part of a Bell Box beautification project in the Yonge and Bloor area. I based the piece on the signage of the Uptown Backstage theatre which was demolished about 10 years ago.

A big thank you to 6 St. Joseph House for securing the funding to make this project happen.


As part of this project, Artists had to choose a historical photograph from the City of Toronto archives to base their artwork on. As I am a big fan of abstract and text-based art, I steered clear of horse and buggy photographs and went for some bright colours instead.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition - Booth White #106

                                                           


Please join me at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition to view new mixed media work:

Friday July 6, 10:30 - 7:30
Saturday July 7, 10:30 - 7:30
Sunday July 8, 10:30 - 6:30

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Recently appearing in Canadian House and Home

My painting, "What does a tube of Titanium White look like?" appeared in the February issue of Canadian House and Home.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Show at Arta Gallery in the Distillery District


This Friday December 2nd from 6 to 8 pm, Arta Gallery holds its annual Holiday Exhibition. My piece, Fibonacci, will be on display.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nuit Blanche - this Saturday October 1st from 7 pm to 7 am

This Saturday evening starting at 7 pm, Nuit Blanche takes over Toronto. I will be part of an interesting interactive exhibit at Propeller (984 Queen Street West). If you are in the neighbourhood, drop by and say hello. I will be in the gallery from 7 pm to 9 pm and then out taking in the festivities. My piece, the first 32 prime numbers, will be on display. For directions to propeller, click here; for help planning your Nuit Blanche evening, click here.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Propeller celebrates 15 years at Queen and Ossington


On Thrusday August 18th, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts celebrated 15 years on the Queen West strip. An exhibition of current and past members is on until August 28th. Geoff Pevere of the Toronto Star wrote a nice review of the exhibit, gallery and its celebration of 15 years. My piece, Stopped at 20, is featured in this exhibit.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Contemporary Banking




I was recently included in a project called Bank on Art which showcases contemporary art on the display screen of a functional bank machine.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Black and White Ball, Propeller Gallery, Feb 17 - 27th

A great collection of art in black and white is on the walls at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, 984 Queen Street West. My photo, Bloor Street Viaduct, from the Urban Canoe Trip is on display.