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

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"The Rat Race" to be screened on all TTC subway platforms October 18 - 25, 2010


For those that ride the TTC, next week a new animation that Adeyemi Adegbesan and myself put together down at the Leslie Spit will be screened on subway platforms. Our piece is called the Rat Race:

Bricks and Cinder Block come alive down at Toronto’s Leslie Spit in this 1-minute animation by Adeyemi Adegbesan and Michael Brown. This discarded material of demolished Toronto buildings takes on a range of personalities. Scurrying out from behind big boulders and clambering up and over slabs of cement sub-flooring, the material orders itself and encounters a little magic, looking east out over Lake Ontario.

Thanks for the support from the Toronto Animated Image Society who put together the project and to Madi Piller and Tara Schorr from TAIS who mentored and inspired the 6 artist teams over the summer. The project was a lot of fun!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

There's Math in Art




These 3 paintings are a continuation of the project, "What does a quart of paint look like?" In the first piece I stencilled out the contents of a 200ml tube of Winton Ivory Black--starting with 1, 2, 3 and so on until I ran out of paint at number 27. The second piece I stencilled a 200ml tube of Titanium White 25 times and in the third piece I emptied the contents of a can of Montana Gold, 1 number at a time until the can died at number 109. In this series, the content and look of the painting are decided by the quantity of paint in the container being used.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Submission for Palladium Park Benches, Burlington

Below are the 3 designs I recently submitted to the City of Burlington for the soon to be built Palladium Park. The first image is the GPS coordinates of the bench's location. The second are 3 species of fish (Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon) that return every year to spawn in the nearby Bronte Creek. The third image has been created using digital photos that I shot of tree bark, wheat on the ground and the earth that is found in this area of Burlington.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Submission for Liberty Village BENCHmark program

This submission was created by photographing address plates and ad hoc signage in Toronto's Liberty Village. BENCHmark is an initiative that commissions Artists to create one of a kind park benches. My bench "Wired Up" was installed in 2006 on Mowat Avenue opposite Lamport Stadium.

Monday, May 10, 2010

What does 1 quart of paint look like?




Thanks to Adeyemi Adegbesan for his amazing video and photography work. For a full length version of this clip on youtube, and a bit of background on the project, click here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Design Hope Toronto: An auction to benefit homeless people


If you are looking for something to do this Friday evening April 16th, come and take part in the fifth annual Design Hope Toronto gala event.

My Photo, East Don Campsite will be in the show.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Street Poster Embroidery

This is part of a new series of embroidered canvas swatches done from street posters (In this case part of the text from a lost bracelet).

Monday, January 18, 2010

Oliva Chow Art Show, Jan 17, 2010

Harbourfront community centre mural project team showing off ... on Twitpic

Olivia Chow, Ryan Beckford, Anton Bacchus, Jessey Pacho and myself display some art at her consituency office in Kensington Market.