Currently on Display:
Yannick Anton Photography
Previously on Display:
“Million Me’s” by Michelle LeFade
Julian and Gregory (Gawdawful) Goddard
Toronto born artist. Drawing since the age of 2½ years. Two time dropout of the prestigious Ontario College of Art & Design (1999 & 2004, respectively). Recipient of an honours BA specializing in Philosophy and majoring in Semiotics from U of T during the hiatus from OCAD. Completed a 2½ year apprenticeship within the tattoo industry. Member of the 2013 POWERHAUS collective. Accepted as of December 2013 as a member of the Canadian Alternative Arts Collective. Specializing in painting, philosophy, semiotics and tattoos but with interests in mischief of all kinds.
Gregory Gawdawful Goddard:
A local boy who loves imagining worlds and people and filling them out as drawings or sculptures. Spent a spell studying art and worked on a short NFB produced stop motion animation with a couple of knuckleheads from Montreal. Now designs and builds puppets for funzies.
Fall leaves fall; die, flowers, away! Lengthen Night and shorten day. Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
Indeed, all things must pass, and it’s worth celebrating when a new artist comes in to ignite the the front room of the Beaver with brazen colour and shimmering darkness. Come by and check out Laura-Lynn Petrick’s photography on display now at the Beav, it is a personal documentation of the dynamic aura of individuals and the sublime qualities of nature.
Petrick’s versatile work is shot on 35 mm colour film and involves no post-production; as Laura puts it herself: “This series “In the Skies” is an intimate investigation of the powerful auras of our natural world, captured through the lens of an analogue 35 mm camera.
“Maryanna glides through the rocky paths of Ragged Falls and Jamal reflects outside of the Wolf Den. The Neil Young archives were our only guide and 2-litre bottles of mixed drinks quenched our thirst.
Nothing makes you appreciate the city more than getting out of it. Last summer we left the concrete and noise behind and checked into Algonquin Park for a weekend. We all conquered the rickety, long forgotten diving ledge, found on one of our daily ( and nightly) canoe adventures. Hazed out and sun-drenched as these photos are, they document a clear path that a group of friends can wind along in the heat of summer.
These photos were taken on a half-frame 1960’s Fujica film camera, hence the split-image result.”