Archive for August, 2010

Sara Guindon’s Objects of Affection (Headquarters Sept. 9)

August 31, 2010

“Objects Of Affection” New illustrations and animation by Sara Guindon at Headquarters Galerie & Boutique. 1649 Amherst, Montreal, QC. Opening reception Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 6-11 pm.

Headquarters is proud to present, “Objects of Affection”, a maudlin group of endearing creatures placed in knotty worlds, both spooky and familiar that will tug at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone.

Objects of Affection showcases a collection of new collaged drawings and dolls, a short cut-out animation called “Dropkin” and a collection of collaborative pieces with fashion designer Supayana (AKA Yana Gorbulsky), combining her illustrations with Yana’s designs.

Originally from Toronto, Sara has called Montreal home for almost ten years and will soon be moving to Denver, Colorado. Sara spends most of her days drawing, painting, cutting-up illustrations and putting them back together, and co-running her small arts and crafts business the Pin Pals with her stitching partner Sam. In 2008, she completed her first animation Wiggles and Giggles at the National Film Board as an intern for Hothouse 5. Sara is inspired by vintage children’s books, cartoons, folk art and just about everything else.

Pindemonium 06 – Call for Submissions – Appel de soumission

August 19, 2010

The Pindemonium exhibition and sale’s call for submissions is now on. Details from organizers below:
This is a call out for submissions for the sixth annual Pindemonium. We have a great new venue for the event, cette année l’exposition aura lieu a Maison Kasini (Belgo Building, espace #408, 372 Sainte Catherine Ouest) on October 16, 2010.Pindemonium is exhibited as a  contemporary art show. Each artist’s design is displayed on the canvas of a 1.25 inch button. Exhibitors receive a bag of their own pins the night of the vernissage, for trading. We will be accepting digital files (300 dpi jpeg or ai files) and original artwork (must be smaller than 8 1/2 by 11 inches).

Le concept de l’expo est un échange de macarons entre artistes. Le design du macaron, d’une grandeur de 1.25 pouces, est fait par vous et nous sommes responsable de la fabrication.  Les soumissions peuvent être constitue de dessins, photos, poèmes, de collages et autres mais les dimensions ne doivent pas dépasser 8.5 par 11 pouces. Vous devez envoyer un fichier JPEG de 300 dpi ou un fichier .ai. Nous vous distribueront les Macarons la nuit du vernissage.

Le Flaneur: An exhibition of posters by Jack Dylan (Red Bird, Aug 27)

August 17, 2010

Don’t miss this retrospective exhibition and sale from one of Montreal’s best known poster artists, Jack Dylan. Vernissage Aug. 27 7 pm – 12 am. Red Bird Gallery, 135 Van Horne O. Details below (click to enlarge).

Jeet Heer @ D&Q (Aug 19)

August 8, 2010

Nouvelles de Drawn & Quarterly:

Jeet Heer is a Canadian cultural journalist who has written introductions to many volumes reprinting classic cartoonists. He is also known as the co-editor of Arguing comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium. Jeet is one of the most knowledgeable and interesting critics in comics, and he’s also very sweet! Sure to be an interesting talk!

Ce jeudi 19 avril, à 19h, nous recevons Jeet Heer le temps d’une discussion sur les comics les plus marquants des dix dernières décennies. Heer est un journaliste culturel canadien qui a rédigé des introductions pour plusieurs rééditions des classiques de la bande dessinée nord-américaine. Il est également le coéditeur de Arguing comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium. Jeet est l’un des critiques de BD les mieux informés et les plus intéressants du moment, il est aussi très gentil!

Call for submissions: Young Illustrator’s Award (Berlin)

August 4, 2010

ILLUSTRATIVE is an German based organization that holds annual exhibitions featuring the best in illustration and graphic design, leaning heavily on the fine arts side of the domain.

Part of the festivities is the Young Illustrator’s Award—a chance for up and coming artists to exhibit their work and win prizes. Submissions must be in by October 22, 2010.

This year’s exhibition takes place in Berlin.