December 28, 2010

-Upcoming Montreal Show! First show in Montreal, at Maison Kasini. Awkward Moments is an exhibition of work from three series: Rules of the Playground (2002), Practical Associations (2004), and The Translator’s Conundrum (2006.) Hope to see you there!

January 12th to February 5th, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 15th, 3-5PM
Maison Kasini
Belgo Building #408 372 Ste. Catherine West
Montreal, Quebec

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 5:30PM
Open Late on Thursday 'til 7PM
or anytime by appointment.



-Also in January one of my collaborative prints with Peter Kingstone will be show at the International Print Center New York, in their New Prints 2011/Winter exhibition!

International Print Center New York presents New Prints 2011/Winter, on view January 13 -March 5, 2011 in its gallery at 508 West 26th Street, Room 5A. The show consists of fifty pieces by forty-eight emerging to established artists, selected from a pool of over 1,500 submissions. A reception with the artists will be held at IPCNY on Wednesday, January 12, from 6-8 pm.

The Selections Committee for New Prints 2011/Winter includes: Brad Ewing, Master Printer, Marginal Editions; Richard Gerrig, Collector, Professor, Stony Brook University; Diana Goldin, Collector; Lisa Hodermarsky, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Yale University Art Gallery; Michelle Levy, Director, EFA Project Space; and Nicola Lopez, Artist.

New Prints 2011/Winter is the thirty-eighth presentation of IPCNY's New Prints Program, a series of juried exhibitions organized quarterly by IPCNY, featuring prints made within the past twelve months by artists at all stages of their careers. The Exhibition represents a cross-section of some of the most exceptional printmaking today while continuing IPCNY's commitment to provide an ongoing exhibition venue for contemporary prints and a major source of information about artists working in the medium.

October 28, 2010

New Work! Peter Kingstone and I have been busily working away on a set of new collaborative screen prints for a show in Hamilton Ontario. Sure hope you get a chance to see it!

The Print Studio Presents:
Sissies and Psychopaths: Daryl Vocat and Peter Kingstone
October 29 – December 4, 2010
Curated by: Sally Frater
Opening Reception: Friday November 12, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Sissies and Psychopaths features collage, video and screen prints by Daryl Vocat and Peter Kingstone. Vocat’s screen prints combine found and redrawn illustrations sourced from Boy Scout handbooks and photographic imagery. Kingstone’s videos explore the relationship between expressions of queerness and acts of transgression. Vocat and Kingstone’s collaborative collage-based prints, as well as their individual works, examine depictions of masculinity and sexuality, address the artificial nature of the original source material and the constructed nature of identity. Their act of collaboration is based on a desire to relate to a culture created by others and the desire to create a culture of one’s own.

Gallery hours: Wed - Fri 12 am - 5 pm, Sat 11am to 5 pm
The Print Studio, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9


June 21, 2010

Over here is a short interview with me about my work. It's a nice site run by David Poolman.

-In July I'm heading over to Belgium to do a residency at Frans Masereel. Should be a good time! You other printmakers can apply for a residency there too.

-Don't for get the upcoming group show at the Gladstone!

-Also in July I'll have a piece at the International Print Center New York, in their New Prints 2010/Summer: Heat exhibition. The works for this show have been selected by Marc Lepson, Artist; Deborah Chaney, Artist & Printer, Kathy Carraccio, Artist & Founder, K. Caraccio Printmaking Studio; John Caperton, Curator, The Print Center; Barry Winiker, Corporate Art Advisor, Curator; and Carol Blake, Artist & Collector. 

The show opens at IPCNY on July 13th and runs through August 13th, 2010.  The Opening and Artists Reception will be on Thursday, July 15th. 

International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, Room 5A
New York, NY 10001

-Newly posted article about The Old Guard is Dead! by David Folk for Artist Proof Gallery

June 1, 2010

Three upcoming events! A show at Artist Proof Gallery In Calgary, an artist talk at the Glenbow, also in Calgary, and a pride group show here in Toronto. Some details below:

-The Old Guard is Dead! at Artist Proof gallery. This exhibition runs from June 2-26th, 2010. There will be an opening reception on Friday, June 11 from 6:30-9:30PM.

The Alberta Printmakers' Society and Artist Proof Gallery
2010F 11 St. SE, Calgary, AB.



-Contemporary Perspective: Daryl Vocat at the Glenbow Museum. To provide perspective on how printmaking figures into contemporary art practice, Calgary interdisciplinary artist Eric Moschopedis hosts a lively conversation with Toronto-based printmaker Daryl Vocat. In his recent work, Vocat creates layered images inspired by boy-scout handbooks, that explore themes of innocence, sexuality and masculinity.

Thursday, June 10, 7:00PM
ConocoPhillips Theatre,
Glenbow Museum
130 - 9 Avenue S.E.
Calgary, Alberta

Suggested donation $5
Presented in partnership with the Alberta Printmakers' Society.

-That's So Gay, Pride group exhibition. Part of the Gladstone Hotel’s Pride Celebrations!

The title is a cheeky re-appropriation of the word "gay," now that it's become widely accepted slang for anything and everything uncool; and through that, a reflection on how queers have needed to constantly fight with language, appropriating and re-appropriating words in order to assert themselves at this very basic linguistic level. The exhibition assembles work that deals with the queer experience, and is knowing, assertive and even aggressive about it.

curated by: Sholem Krishtalka

Includes work by: Claire Egan, Zanette Singh, Kyle Tryhorn, Chris Curreri, Daryl Vocat, Pandy Ramada, Ed Pien, Anthony Easton, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Sharon Switzer, Lori Newdick, Jean Paul Kelly, Will Munro, Jim Verburg, Kim Sheppard, Kris Knight, Romy Cepetelli, Grant Heaps, Robert Weir, Logan MacDonald and Steven Andrews

Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON.
Friday, June 25-Sunday, July 18, 2010
12-5pm every day
Opening Reception: Friday, June 25 at 7PM

-P.S. There are a few new images posted in the series The Old Guard is Dead!

February 28, 2010

-I'm on my way to Artspace in Peterborough. I'll be showing The Secret of The Midnight Shadow from March 12 until April 24, 2010. I sure hope you can make it! There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 12 from 7-10PM.

Artspace is located at:
3/378 Aylmer St. N. Peterborough Ontario
Tuesday to Friday 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 pm