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

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Urban Canoe Trip spread in Summer/Fall issue of Spacing Magazine


If you haven't picked up your copy, check out this piece (Click to enlarge) that appeared on pages 22 and 23 of the Summer/Fall 2008 issue of Spacing magazine (www.spacing.ca)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Artwork on display at Queen West Art Crawl, Sat Sept 13 and Sun Sept 14





Michael Brown, Booth K20

Queen West Art Crawl



Date: Saturday Sept 13th and Sunday Sept 14th, 2008
Place: Trinity Bellwoods Park
Time: 11 am - 6 pm







Image: Flattened at Spadina and Dundas, oil on flattened pop can, 2008 (Click to enlarge)

http://www.queenwestartcrawl.com/

Friday, September 5, 2008

Borrowing from Andy Warhol while painting in Liberty Village


My partner Ana and I went out and shot images of Liberty Village. Then by dropping colours from this Andy Warhol piece (click to enlarge), we painted up 3 utility boxes at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (north entrance to the Exhibition GO station). See below.

Utility Boxes painted by Michael and Ana Silva September 2008 in Liberty Village, Toronto





This water tower was photographed from the Dominion parking lot on Lynn William Street. (Click to enlarge)





The building pictured here is of the Toy Factory which is located on the North East corner of Liberty Street and Hanna Avenue. (Click to enlarge)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Painting in the July/August issue of Home Magazine


In the most recent issue of Home Magazine one of my paintings (left of the window) appeared--Click on Image to enlarge
Thanks Canvas Gallery (http://www.canvasgallery.ca/)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Rhyme the Image Festival: An evening of Performance Art organized by the Latino Canadian Cultural Association (LCCA)

My partner Ana Silva and I will be performing this Friday, July 4th, at Hotshot Gallery, 181 Augusta Avenue, 7 - 10 pm.

The event is being curated by Amelia Jimenez and organized by Sojin Chun of the LCCA.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Disintegration Disintegration @ DeLeon White Gallery

Over the course of 10 weekdays in late May and early June 2008, myself and 9 GTA residents paddled a canoe across Toronto from West to East visiting parts of Lake Ontario and the streams, rivers and ponds of the city (Humber, Black Creek, Etobicoke Creek, Mimico Creek, Grenadier Pond, Cat Fish Pond, the Don, Highland Creek and the Rouge). In each of these bodies of water, I collected a sample of water that is included in this exhibit at DeLeon White Gallery

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Urban Canoe Trip


A 9-day performance crossing Toronto by canoe


May 22 - June 3, 2008


This project will be realized on weekdays between May 22 and June 3, 2008. The trip will start at Finch and Highway 427 and crisscross Toronto using Lake Ontario and the major streams, rivers, and ponds in the city (Etobicoke Creek, Mimico Creek, Black Creek, Humber River, Grenadier Pond, Cat Fish Pond, Don River, Highland Creek and Rouge River).

At times, in order to cross from one body of water to another, the canoe will be portaged along city streets/parks. The trip will conclude in the Rouge Valley in the north eastern part of Toronto.

The route will be paddled by 10 GTA residents: Michael Brown, Scott Brown (Brampton), Stephen Brown, Nick Gamble, Soren Mikson, Steve Pollitt, Ben Scholes, Bob Sexton, Ana Silva and Erin Zimerman.

For more information or to see pictures/video of the journey, visit: http://www.urbancanoetrip.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 31, 2008

"I am a Canadian Smoker" at Framework Foundation's Toronto Timeraiser


Please join me at Framework Foundation's Toronto Timeraiser event where one painting of my smokers' series will be up for auction.

Saturday April 5th, 2008
@ the Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District, 55 Mill Street, Toronto
Doors Open at 7 pm

$20 TICKET

Image: I am a Canadian Smoker, oil on discarded cigarette packaging, 15 cm x 11 cm, 2007