Friday, August 31, 2012

"SIGN OF THE TIMES" & NEW CITY HALL TORONTO

Hey y'all!
Well, as I have mentioned, over and over and over again....I am putting together a brand new show for October......well....here is the invite:


I am getting closer to my crazy-ass deadline, and as such am getting a little worried about the scale of this project......but then again, I seem to work best with crazy deadlines.
ANYWAYS....I wanted to share another new painting....are you ready??

"Laws", 36" x 24", Acrylic on Board, 
So let's dive in.....
The background of this painting mimics the tiles at Queen Station.
Why Queen?
Well.....I couldn't decide between Queen or Osgoode.
(City hall is right in between the two of those stops.)
I decided Queen because I already did Osgoode Station tiles on a piece (see it HERE).
Ok...moving on....the poster part is of City Hall.
I am SUPER PROUD of how it turned out. I think it really looks like an old poster.
The lettering (quote) is from Otto Von Bismark. (Dead in 1898 - German political guy)
"Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made."
I like the quote a lot, and I thought it made a funny point.
Now don't get me wrong I am not comparing certain politicians to a fatty pig.
NO SIR!
The other bits on this painting include a pair of scissors cutting some corporate letterhead from Toronto Services. YES, I know this is very literal for me.......and I am known for my subtlety.
OK and the last piece is a little poster for the "King of Bologna" - I thought the king turned out well.
AGAIN, I am not suggesting that any politician seems to think that they are the king, and may be treating his/her job as a kind of dictatorship. I am also not suggesting that any person in office is full of bolgogna. Finally, I am not suggesting that someone's fatty little piggy fingers need rapped for their blatant ignorance.
I am not the kind to make such disparaging remarks.
Ok...so that is the latest painting!!!
What do you think???
Also, if you have a great idea of a Toronto issue and/or landmark that you think that I could paint something fantastic about.....tell me!!!
So far for this show, I have paintings with:
-The Bloor Viaduct
- Ontario Place
- New City Hall
- The Light Rail Transit
- The ROM
- The Flatiron Building
- The Drake Hotel
- Yonge Dundas Square
- The Public Library (on Queen East)
- The Prince's Gates at The Exhibition
- The Royal York Hotel
But I am ALWAYS looking for more ideas!!


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