December 11, 2006

-I just finished posting a profile of my work here, at Saatchi Gallery's online artist database, Your Gallery. There is a huge selection of work here, so go have a look!

December 6, 2006

-Ooh...ok! I've recently emerged from the studio and seem to be recovering from busy fall season. Here is a whole new body of work titled The Translator's Conundrum. All of the prints in this series were created in 2006, and have been exhibited at the Robert Langen Art Gallery at Wilfred Laurier university in Waterloo, Ontario. Thanks Canada Council, I love you!

-Toronto folks, don't forget to visit Harbourfront Centre before the new year! My Exhibition The Secret Of The Midnight Shadow is running until December 31st, and it's scaaaaaa-ry!

November 22, 2006

Open Studio's 22nd annual Artist Proof Sale & Open House
November 30 from 6 to 9 pm
Sale continues to December 21
All work priced between $50-$300

Kick off the holiday season with Open Studio's 22nd Annual Artist Proof Sale and Open House, Thursday, November 30 from 6-9 p.m. Come and select original, one-of-a-kind artists' proof prints—screenprints, etchings, lithographs and relief prints—at prices ranging from $50-$300!

On the opening night of the sale, the print preview is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and the sale begins at 6:30 p.m. The sale continues to December 21st.

Enjoy the food and festivities of opening night, including printmaking demonstrations by guest artists Matt Crookshank in the screenprinting area and Ehryn Torrell in the lithography area -- and take advantage of the opportunity to acquire one of the works they create that evening! Also available are our new hand-printed greeting cards perfect for any time of the year, and our 1st and 2nd edition artist playing cards that make perfect stocking stuffers.

Here's what my card is this year!

November 4, 2006

-Raise your fists in the air all rock 'n' roll-like...this is the moment we've all been waiting for!...Yowza, am I in good company or what?! There is a tonne of info about all the work in the new show at Harbourfront Centre right here in Toronto. You can find it here, including images and pdf files of statements and whatnot. I'm really excited about this one, and I hope you'll like it too!

Daryl Vocat: The Secret of The Midnight Shadow

In the forest lurks all manner of fears. We can’t see what lies ahead, nor behind. As we make our way through the night, shadows come alive, and we are enveloped by the unknown. It is in this hidden world where The Secret of the Midnight Shadow lurks. At night a different kind of creature makes the forest home.

In the fantastical world of the Midnight Shadow, a pop-up book springs to life. We realize that our worst fears are fabrications of the mind, that there is freedom in night time theatrics. We join the quiet spectacle. Unburdened by surveillance, we become fierce, our lips curl to grins, and we become outlaws. When no one is watching, we transform, slinking through the forest, staking claim to a world of our own.

York Quay Centre
Harbourfront Centre
Autumn/Winter Exhibitions
Saturday, November 11 — Sunday, December 31, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 6 pm – 9 pm
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Canada M5J 2G8 | Telephone: 416-973-4000

Where she's at: Barbara McGill Balfour, Yael Brotman, Libby Hague, Wanda Koop, Tanya Mars and Leesa Streifler

Daryl Vocat: The Secret of The Midnight Shadow

Thicket 1 : The Voyage: Sally McKay and Von Bark

In the Palace of the Crystal Frog: Mary Anne Barkhouse

Bolerama: Lise Beaudry

Out of Habit: Mary Beth Marmoreo

October 22, 2006

-I doubt if there will be a battle at all, but there might be a bit of ABBA...I'm Waterloo'd!

The Translator's Conundrum
Daryl Vocat
October 18 - November 11, 2006
Robert Langen Art Gallery
John Aird Centre, Wilfred Laurier University
75 University Ave. West
Waterloo, ON.
(519) 884-0710 x.3801
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat. 12-5pm

Generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts

-Also, the new issue of the always drool worthy Carousel magazine is doing a Toronto launch this Monday, October 23. I'm pleased to say some of my work is included.

: : : : TORONTO Carousel 20 Launch:

Carousel / Test Reading Series : Conjoined Event
Test readings + Carousel 20 magazine launch
Featuring: Rob Read (appearing in C-20) and nathalie stephens

Monday October 23, 2006/ 7:30 pm
@ Mercer Union - 37 Lisgar Street, Toronto

Admission is pay what you can ($5 recommended), all of which benefits the readers.
The series also features cheap beer, the sale of which benefits Mercer Union.
Copies of the new issue will be available for sale!

September 25, 2006

-Vancouver, here I come!

Works By William Steinberg & Daryl Vocat

Oct 3-29, 2006
Opening Reception Thursday Oct 5, 7-9 pm

Exploring relationships both real and imagined is the thematic link between recent works by these two Canadian artists. Both examine the relevancy of place and form in relation to physical and intellectual self-definition.

Steinberg continues to explore the impact of immediate environment upon humanity, whether framed within a natural setting or cast within the artificial boundaries of urban architecture.

Vocat, on the other hand, contemplates the defining influence of culture and social idealogies on humanity, most notably by placing himself in familiar scenes in pop culture taken from comic books and literature. His objective is “ reframe my life experiences in relation to larger cultural markers, to insist that my existence is significant, and to understand mortality.”

Both Steinberg and Vocat are Canadian artists that exhibit widely across Canada, the US, and in England. Their work has been in several newspapers and magazines, and can also be found in public and private collections.

Malaspina Printmakers Gallery
1555 Duranleau Street
Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
V6H 3S3

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


August 20, 2006

-Open Studio (Toronto, ON) + The Ink Shop (Ithaca, NY) are doing an exchange exhibition. I'll be showing on of the prints from my Practical Associations series. Can you guess which one?

The Ink Shop & Olive Branch Press: Sept. 8 to Oct. 31, 2006
Opening Reception / Gallery Night: Friday, September 8 from 5 to 8pm
"Talk Print" with Open Studio Artist Tara Cooper: Thursday, October 26 from 7 to 8:30pm (free and open to the public)

Open Studio Artists exhibiting at The Ink Shop:
Anne Abbass, Mary Baranowski-Lowden, Jillian Booth, Yael Brotman, Ing-Lu Lucinda Chen, Tara Cooper, Rebecca Cowan, Susan Cunningham, Karen Curry, Elizabeth D'Agostino, Elizabeth Forrest, Susan Fothergill, Libby Hague, Isabelle Hemard, Astrid Ho, Brian Hoxha, Genevieve Jodouin, Helena Kwon, Lisa Levitt, Lorna Livey, Liz Menard, Liliana Rodriguez, Elena Roginsky, Irina Schestakowich, Lotti Thomas, Louise Vezina, Daryl Vocat

-Yikes, another group show in another city, opening on the same night! The folks over at I Gallery (New York, NY) are having a big old group show titled Diversity and Solidarity. I'll be showing on of the prints from A Boy's Will in it.

This September, Identity House’s I Gallery celebrates the remarkable variety of visual art by artists within our incredibly diverse LGBT community. This show brings together artists working in watercolor, oil, acrylic, film & video, printmaking, and sculpture, and spans the stylistic spectrum. It is a visual reminder that the strength of our solidarity rests in the celebration of our diversity.

September 4-30th
Opening Reception: Friday, September 8th, 5-8pm

-Did I ever mention that I have some work featured in a book called Printmaking at the Edge? It's been out for a little while now, but it's an exciting project to be part of in any case.

"Printmaking at the Edge" explores the innovative techniques printmakers are using today. The topics covered range from the challenges of new technology and materials (for example, the latest high-tech plates and speciality papers and inks) to the persistence of traditional techniques and the new directions they are taking (for example, digital techniques being used with silkscreen and wood engraving). All scales and stages of printmaking are dealt with. This book is a vital source of information for students and includes interviews with prominent international artists, revealing the secrets behind their work and the possibilities for the future. Included is the work of artists from UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Poland, Argentina, Nicaragua, Belgium, Lithuania, Iceland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Iraq, Korea, Taiwan and Australia.

Published by A & C Black in the UK, over lorded by Richard Noyce

July 18, 2006

-One Inch Punch!!! (The Button Show)
Presented by: Lennox Contemporary

For one night only, see the latest craze of artwork – one inch buttons that pack a distinct punch. 50 buttons selected from countless public submissions will be on display at the Lennox Gallery. Buttons will also be available for purchase in random packages of five.

Didn't get the button you wanted? Feel free to trade with other button pushers at the show.

DJ coco bryce and t-shirt designs from les robots are on the scene
to keep things going through the night.

One Night Only! Saturday, July 22, 2006
Lennox Contemporary
12 Ossington Ave. Toronto
8 pm until a later time

Have a look here to see what you missed.

July 7, 2006

-Summer fun group show!


Opens Tuesday, July 18, 7-10pm

Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave.

k.c.citroen, Jen Haslett, Chris Wilke, Mitch Clark, Daryl Vocat, Eric Farache, Mark Aldous, Melinda Josie, Shanna Miller, Kevin McBride, David Otterson, A.M. Robertson, Jerry Drozdowsky, Angela Del Bueno

Organized by the lovely people at Katalogue

June 15, 2006

-This show will include a selection of prints from A Boy's Will. Come on out (har har) to kick off Pride festivities and see the new 519.

Friday, June 16 – Friday, June 23
Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 6:00PM -10:00PM
Artefact: A Historical Art Event
The 519 Gallery Space, 519 Church Street
Free - Art Exhibit
Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 10:00PM
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Celebrate our community through the visual arts. This multimedia exhibition and its modern artefacts reflect on our past, present and future. Remembering that reality is what you make of your history. What art makes of history is your reality.

An exhibition of paintings, photographs, sculpture, film, print, installation and performance art work by Toronto based, Contemporary Artists: Christine Ablett, Julian Calleros, Michele Chai, Michelle DuBarry, Gillian Farnsworth, Leif Harmsen, Andrew Harwood, Menno Krant, George MacIntyre, Allyson Mitchell, John Monteith, Daryl Vocat and Natalie Wood.

April 27, 2006

-It's time once again for Open Studio's One Hundred Prints, the studio's biggest yearly fundraiser. Come on out and buy some art!

Tickets: $350 each

Wednesday, May 17, 2006: 6 to 9:30 pm at the Flora McCrea Auditorium in the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church 230 St. Clair West, Toronto

Featuring: fabulous prizes, hors d'oeuvres, bar & "Rouge" -- a silent auction of framed prints specially created by Open Studio artists for 100 Prints 2006

Please join us May 17th for the 21st Annual 100 Prints, Open Studio's major annual fundraising event.

This is how it works: 100 prints are curated from prints donated by nationally and internationally recognized Canadian artists. 100 tickets are sold for this event, assuring each ticket holder an original fine art print. Tickets are drawn in random order on the evening of the event. As each ticket is drawn, its holder has one minute to choose a print. The minimum value of each print is $350. As the evening progresses, the element of chance creates an air of anticipation and excitement.

To purchase one of these 100 tickets, we accept telephone orders -- only by valid Visa card -- at 416-504-8238. You may also purchase by mail order by sending a cheque for $350 payable to Open Studio to 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 104, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8.

Each ticket holder may invite one guest to share in the evening's festivities -- a limited number of guest tickets are available at $25 each and must be purchased in advance in order to ensure availability.

-The links section grows again!

March 1, 2006

-Hey folks! This weekend I will be participating in Open Studio's warehouse sale.

Open Studio's 3rd Warehouse Art Sale

Saturday, March 4th, 12 to 4pm


All artwork priced between $20 and $200
Payments accepted: VISA, cheque, cash

Join Open Studio for its 3rd annual Warehouse Art Sale on Saturday, March 4th from noon to 4pm in the Open Studio galleries. The sale features original limited edition hand printed fine art prints including lithographs, etchings, screenprints and relief prints plus works in other media by 20 artists: Shinobu Akimoto, Daryl Vocat, Lisa Levitt, Genèvieve Jodouin, Libby Hague, Emma Nishimura, Romney Smith, Mary Baranowski-Lowden, Fedor Yatsik, Cybèle Young, Elizabeth Forrest, George Walker and others. Also for sale are Open Studio’s 1st and 2nd edition artist playing cards featuring original artwork by 54 Canadian artists, and our hand-printed greeting cards perfect for year round gift giving. Don’t miss this chance to buy some great art and gifts while supporting Open Studio.

401 Richmond Street West Suite 104
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

February 6, 2006

-It's been a little while since I've updated, so prepare for a mishmash...I've been pressed! Julia Dault wrote an article about my Eastern Edge show in the National Post. I think there is something to be said for setting for setting small and achievable goals like getting your work written about. I just hope someone from Canadian Art has their spectacles pointed in my direction...

-Mr. Richard Vaughan wrote a short essay about my work. It has been published in a lovely brochure that the fine people at Eastern Edge Gallery put together. This version is slightly longer than what went to print. Ooooh, special feature! Large thanks go to Michelle and the gallery board over at Eastern Edge for being such wonderful hosts and making my trip to St. John's go so smoothly!

-I have some T-shirts available in the A Boy's Will section. Cheap Cheap Cheap! These shirts have been around for a while, but I haven't really posted them here yet.

-A while back Bill Clarke wrote a blurb about my work exhibiting at Open Studio.

-The always mysterious Artfag had a few things to say about my folio launch at Art Metropole.

-On January 30th I had an article about Scott Waters' art published in Dose Magazine, a Canada-wide daily.

-In early January I had an article published about Leif Harmsen's Vandavision project.

-In late December I had an article published about Alphabet City Suspect edition.

-Still with me? Back in October I wrote a feature article about the Toronto Alternative Art Fair International for Xtra!

-Time warp? Back in 2004 I wrote articles about The Gay Body at Hart House, Kai Chan at the Textile Museum, The Queer collection at the Toronto Public Library, Shary Boyle's Witness My Shame, and Ladyfest all published in Xtra!

-Remember that thing called Spring? Well last Spring I had another article about Shary Boyle's work published in Shameless magazine.

January 1, 2006

-I'm in a two person show starting in mid-January! In Newfoundland! BRRRRR!!

I will be showing my Practical Associations work and giving an artist talk as well. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Strap on your snowshoes and come on out, I can hardly wait!

Catherine Ross & Daryl Vocat
Eastern Edge Gallery
January 17th-February 25th, 2006

-If I actually had any "New York peeps" this is where I'd put out my "props." But since I don't, you are left with the next best thing...a simple listing. One of my propaganda works will be shown as part of a show called Paper Politics Brooklyn. It's the second incarnation of an exhibit put together by Josh MacPhee.

The Paper Politics Brooklyn show will open at 5+5 Gallery (111 Front Street, Suite 210, Brooklyn, NY 11201, ) on the night of Thursday, January 5th, 2006 and hang until February 19th, 2006. Hop on the propaganda wagon!