November 17, 2003
-Have a look at my brand new project, Infestant Propaganda. I've been toiling away at it for some time now. Hand screened goodies at low low prices. I set up a table for the first time at last weeks TRADE zine launch and things went swimmingly. Hopefully that's a good sign for the future.
November 9, 2003
-Be on the look out for Open Studio's Annual Artist Proof Sale which takes place this year from December 4-13, 2003!! Come to the big reception/party Thursday December 4, 2003 from 6 - 10pm for the Open House/kick-off to this popular annual event, featuring an exciting, hands-on printmaking demonstration. Prices range from $50-$300.
While you're there, be sure to pick up some cards from the new batch of Open Studio artist greeting cards. Tell them you can't wait to get a card made by Daryl Vocat. Holidays are coming up and everyone needs more art in their lives. Can you say cheap prints??
Open Studio: 468 King St. Toronto, ON. 416-504-8238
-Also be on the look out for the upcoming Lesbian/Gay/Bi Youthline Art Auction. At the event, art works by established and emerging LGBTQ artists will be auctioned in support of the Youth Line. Curated by Peter Kingstone, Pamela Matharu and Will Munro, the event will take place on December 6, 2003 at Mercer Union - Centre for Contemporary Visual Art (37 Lisgar Street, Toronto).
Since 1994, The Lesbian Gay Bi Youth
Line has been providing a confidential, toll-free and non-judgmental peer-support
phone line confidential for LGBTQ and questioning young people in Ontario. If
you are a youth in Ontario and need peer support call 1-800-268-9688.
Should you wish to make a donation of art or support the Youth Line financially, please contact either Philip or Will at 416-962-2232 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tax receipts will be issued for the fair market value of the donation if required.
November 4, 2003
-My work will be featured in the Winter 2003 issue of Trade: Queer Things as a set of four artist pages. The work is from the series below (scroll down and you'll see a couple of Boy Scout images.)
Hope you can make it out to the launch party coming up very soon. Details below.
TRADE: Queer Things Winter 2003 Launch Party
Wednesday November 12
Oasis, 294 College Street, Toronto
9:00pm doors, 9:30 show
$4 cover gets you a copy of the new issue
A reading by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
CanCan dancing by The Saucy Tarts
Musical performance by Dana Baitz
new issue features:
Look at Me: Shane Percy
The Saucy Tarts
Lesbians on Ecstacy
AIDS Activist Michael Lynch
Art of Daryl Vocat
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Lydia Lane is not my Name
for info contact email@example.com or check out
-Also keep your eyes glued to this site for the unveiling of my propaganda mill.
-And yah, sign the guest book. Your
feedback is not only appreciated, but vital as well.
October 23, 2003
-I know you've all been dying to get your hot hands on a copy of the YYZine I mentioned in my September 3 update. Never being one to shy away from offering pleasure, I come with good news, The Zine is now out! The last four pages of the zine are filled with new work which even includes a lovely (am I allowed to say that?!) pin-up.
The YYZine is available for free at the gallery:
YYZ Artists' Outlet, 401 Richmond St. West, Suite 140, Toronto, ON.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-5PM.
Alternately, you can come to the opening reception for the gallery show the Zine is launched at on Wednesday, October 29, 7-9PM.
Who doesn't love free art?
September 22, 2003
-The image below is an illustration I did for the current issue of Xtra! Number 493, September 18, 2003. It will be on stands until October 1. After that it should still be available at the Xtra! office here in Toronto. The illustration accompanies an article on queer theatre and uses a quote which talks about the "fluid exchange of love and hate" as a starting point.
September 3, 2003
-Be sure to check out the latest (September 2003) issue of Surface & Symbol, a publication of The Scarborough Arts Council. My work is featured on the front cover! Also inside is an artist profile on my work by Andrea Raymond. If you don't have access to Surface & Symbol where you are, have a look at it here.
-There was a huge flurry of media attention for The Michael Jackson Project. My piece got mentioned in Now Magazine by Thomas Hirschmann. The show went over very well be all accounts.
-Toronto folk keep your eyes peeled for a future issue of the YYZine, put out by YYZ gallery. It's a newsprint thingy that the gallery regularly puts out. In an issue or two there will be a four page artist project featuring some of my very new work. I am very excited about this project. A couple teaser images are below.
Take part in a world brotherhood.
A real example of teamwork.
-Lastly, there are a few other small tweaks and changes to the site, most notable is splitting up of my writing and media coverage into two distinct selections.
-Oh, and be sure to sign my guestbook!!
August 12, 2003
962 Queen Street West
The Michael Jackson Project
Curated by Andrew Harwood and Lex Vaughn
August 16 - 29, 2003
Reception Friday August 29, 2003, 8 pm - 11 pm
Sat & Sun 1 - 5 pm or by appointment
With works by:
John McLachlin, Rob Weir, Sandra Brewster, Michael Comeau & Tara Azzopurdi, Rebecca Levi, Gillian Bell, Keith Cole, Trixie & Beever, P Gratland, Amy Bowles, Jeremy Laing, Katie Behtune-Leaman, Luis Jacob, Will Munro, Fastwurms, Justus Zela, John Caffery & Lex Vayghn, Ryan Mitchell, Heather Haynes, Lorraine Hewitt, Michael Caines, Alex McLelland, RM Vaughan, Cecilia Berkovic, Daryl Vocat, Joel Gibb, Karen Azoulay, Paul P, Pete Smithh & Otino Corso, Pete Dako, Julie Voyce, Leif Harmsen, Stacey Hector, Steve Reinke, Mark Ciale, Kate Munro, Paul Petro, Andrew J. Paterson, Andrew Harwood, Philip Monk & Louise Bak, Laura Cowell, Natalie Wood, Scott McEwan, David Hawe, Patrick DeCoste, Jinhan Ko, Timmy Comeau, Katharine Mulherin & more...!
Whether you like him, loathe him, or simply don't care, MJ has had more of a profound and lasting effect on pop culture than any other artist in the 20th century. He has transcended sexuality, race, religion, class, family, gender, human form and the law; all in the eyes of the public. As a cultural icon, MJ is more well recognized than Jesus (and Madonna....fight it all you want). His massive publicity campaigns and sideshow freakery have rooted themselves in the collective consciousness, illiciting responses of unadulterated joy and awe, in some (how can one man be so "talented"?) and in others uncontrollable waves of creepiness (how can anyone be so "perverted"?).
We've asked over 35 artists to show how Michael has nested himself in their lives. These feelings/experiences will be translated about this shapeshifter, manipulator, molester, millionaire, mystic, victim and alchemist for your viewing pleasure as we are, in part, responsible for his construction and reconstruction. We have demanded, as voyeurs and consumers, that he constantly change and which he has done so, very well; revolutions of style for capital and for fan love. His celebrity shields him from any sort of prosecution, but not speculation, to which he reacts as "Super Victim", getting the public to constantly re-asses our relationship with the star. This highly public process always includes us as consumers of his wacky products of antics, explanations, and testimonials. Despite his flaws and foibles, idiocy and insanity, we still heart MJ. How can you not?
Andrew Harwood & Lex Vaughn 2003
July 31, 2003
-The internet is fun! More new and exciting links added.
July 23, 2003
-I just added a guestbook hoping to incite a bit of feedback. I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions about anything on these pages.
-Luis Jacob likes to dance.
-Here are a few new links.
July 3, 2003
-The most significant addition to the site this time around is a new gallery of images from a series I did in 1999 called Scout. This series of etchings and etching/monoprints are the first body of work I made using Scouting imagery.
-I just finished adding a few new reviews. One I wrote about Cary Leibowitz, one by Ian McNulty (of the wonderful Square Triangles zine) about a show I had at Gallery X in April, 2003. Also added is an excerpt of a review that appeared in Now magazine on the Defiant show at Gallery X. The show basically got lambasted, but my work was mentioned favourably.
-In the writing section is my latest HeartattaCk article. Read it now before it's even printed!
June 26, 2003
-I recently did a couple illustrations for Xtra's Pride issue. If you live in Toronto you can pick it up for free around town. If you don't live in a place where they have Xtra you'll have to settle for the digital versions. Also, check out the article on the wonderful GB Jones in the same issue. (Xtra! No. 487 June 26, 2003)
June 17, 2003
-Here's a group show in Toronto that I have a painting in:
A group exhibit of artistic rebels and their defiant works featuring:
-Kris Knight, Susan 'Stu' Justin, Kelly Clipperton, Leslie Scanlon, and many more!Reception Thursday June 19, 6-8PM
491 Church St., Suite 200 (The Xtra! office)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-8PM
May 15, 2003
-There have been a few small adjustments throughout the site which should make viewing it a bit easier on differing browsers. Who knew things like screen resolution could make such a difference to how a web page looks?
-There are also a few extra links under the links section of this site.
May 10, 2003
-This website is a new project that has been under construction for some time. It's completion marks a total overhaul of my last web site. I will have periodical updates as to what is new on the site and what is currently going on with my art work.
More than anything these pages serve as an archive with information and images about my artwork and writing. I hope you get something from it.
The past while has been pretty exciting. Back in September I had a solo show at Open Studio here in Toronto. In March I had a solo show at SNAP gallery in Edmonton, and most recently, I had a solo show here in Toronto at Gallery X.
-Be sure to look for my booth at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition from July 11-13, 2003. For more information on the Exhibition visit: www.torontooutdoorart.org
If you have any suggestions for this site or come across any problems, please get in touch.
Thanks for looking!