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Olive: May 25th-30th

May 18, 2010


Late Night in the Bedroom

May 12, 2010

DIENYE WABOSO and WEYNI MENGESHA of THE AFRICA TRILOGY – Great-great-granddaughter of emperor Haile Selassie and director of internationally acclaimed musical ‘Da Kink In My Hair and A Raisin in the Sun Weyni Mengesha joins talented actress Dienye Waboso to talk about The Africa Trilogy, premiering at this year’s Luminato Festival.

ADAM K – Ever wondered who the tortured romantic who created the massive “I Miss You” piece at Trinity Bellwoods was? Well, his name is Adam, and he’ll be joining us as a live guest to talk about this piece and his other work.

HEARTBEAT HOTEL – One of Toronto’s homegrown underground sensations who regularly play with local heavyweights DD/MM/YYYY, Japanther and Spiral Beach, Heartbeat Hotel are destined to be the next big thing. Come see a private show and tell your friends you knew them before they were signed.




Treehouse Talks

May 6, 2010

I was asked to take part in a new speaking series at MaRS by our friends at Treehouse Group. I’m no public speaker, so it will be interesting.


Another Disposable Art Show

May 5, 2010


Closing Saturday May 22

May 5, 2010

Friends and Family,

Thank you to those who came out and supported me on the opening night of my first solo art exhibit. It was a great success and couldn’t have gone better!

I want to invite you to the closing night festivities taking place this coming Saturday. It would simply be an event where we can laugh, drink, listen to good music and see my artwork if you haven’t had a chance yet. See details below:

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2010
Location: 52 McCaul Street, Toronto ON
Time: 8pm – midnight
Special performance: Ian Kamau
Music provided by: DJ Ariel and DBoyz

See you there!


Grad 4.0

May 4, 2010

Alan Wood: All Stories In Pictures

April 26, 2010

Alan Wood creates an outlandish, irregular and preternatural visual world incited by the fountainheads of pop-culture, death, nostalgia, humour, Saturday morning cartoons and comic books.

Expanding on style, process and subject matter in a universe of mediums, including collage, painting, drawing, printing as well as altering photographs, vinyl records and posters by means of graphic design and printing methods, he pursues a style that is uniquely his own. Rummaging in antique malls, second hand stores and book shops is where he frequently gathers the materials and images that appear in his work. By experimenting with various mediums and materials, the style of his work remains inventive and unpredictable.

“I don’t necessarily try to produce different styles.  That’s just how it’s always been.  It used to be frustrating attempting to create a certain definitive style that would easily be recognized as my own, when so many styles and mediums continue to inspire me so much.  When I finally accepted that I would never have that, I became much more content and productive with the work.  So, in a way, having no style became my style.”

After showing in a number of group exhibitions in galleries throughout the Toronto area in the past, Alan has prepared a large body of new works including an installation for his first solo show at 52 McCaul.

To view Alan’s work visit,