In support of C The Visual Arts Foundation a charitable cause
Lots are listed in the order to be auctioned, from Z to A.
Bidding will open at one third the stated value.

Laurel Woodcock


done, 2008
plexiglass, vinyl, 10" x 1" x 10"
courtesy the artist
value: $600

Underlying Laurel Woodcock's art is an interest in language as a form of communication and speech as a purely visual form or register. Culling from the colloquial, a turn of phrase, song lyric, punctuation mark, or element of cinematic syntax all become fodder from which she explores the problems and possibilities of language. Her work has been exhibited nationally at The Power Plant, Toronto; The Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa; the Biennale Le Mois de la Photo, Montreal; Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Kingston; and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, as well internationally at galleries and festivals including Artists Space, NYC; Musée de Louviers, Paris; Humberside University Gallery, London; ISEA 97, Chicago; Galapagos Art Centre, Brooklyn, NY; Recent Canadian Video, Cairo; and Canadian Fall, Glasgow. Her work is in many public and private collections.

Tonik Wojtyra


The Chinook (Three), 2009
chromogenic Print, unique, 50.8 cm x 50.8 cm
courtesy the artist
value: $1,200 framed

Tonik Wojtyra began 2009 with a residency at The Banff Centre studying travel with Ken Lum. At the end of August he will present a new work at the 11e Expositions suisse de sculpture, in Bienne, Switzerland. Employing text, painting, photography and artist books, Wojtyra’s art explores the precarious pneumatic romance between everything and nothing at all. Check him out at www.google.com or www.rockonski.com.

James Whitman


Mohawk King, 2007
ballpoint pen on paper, 11" x 8.5"
courtesy of artist
value: $300 unframed

James Whitman (b. 1976) lives and works in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. He mostly makes drawings and sometimes other things. Over the years he's worked with such famous collaborators as 536, Patrick Chan, Jo Cook, Owen Plummer, The Cartoon Wars, Kiku-Haux, and the Lions. In the past year he's spent three months at the *Blumen* artist residency in Leipzig, Germany, completed a series of lino-cut prints for 'Lubok 3', edited by Christoph Ruckhaberle, and published a new zine of his work, 'Some Kings' with Cederteg Publishing of Stockholm. He has exhibited in artist-run centres and galleries throughout Canada and abroad.

Charmaine Wheatley


Crotchless Plumage, 2008
Watercolor, ink, gel pens & spit on paper, 8.5" x 11"
courtesy the artist
value: $900 framed

A graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canadian born performance artist Charmaine Wheatley has lived and worked in New York City since 1997. A series of public gestures/interventions in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1997); Amsterdam (2000); and Winnipeg, Manitoba (2001) earned Wheatley the title “Performance Provocateuse.” From 2002 through 2005, Charmaine collaborated with sound artist, Taketo Shimada, performing in New York City at Whitebox Gallery, SubTONIC, Emily Harvey Gallery, The Knitting Factory, and New York University. Wheatley’s paintings, drawings, sculptures and bookworks have also been exhibited widely. Her recent bookwork “Beau Fleuve: The Heart of North America,” based on a 4 month residency in Buffalo NY (2006), is currently available through Printed Matter, NYC, and Art Metropole, Toronto. A new bookwork, titled “30% of Buffalo,” will be published and distributed through Booklyn Artists Alliance in 2009, with a solo show scheduled for September 2009 at Buffalo Arts Studio. Her boxes of drawings are available at Pierogi Brooklyn, in New York.

VIA


Untitled
, 2007
ink on paper, 22" x 30"
courtesy of VIA collective
value: $900 unframed

VIA est un projet de collaboration étroite entre Massimo Guerrera, Sylvie Cotton et Corine Lemieux qui consiste à se pencher sur les phénomènes visibles et invisibles révélés par le partage d’un espace de création commun. En 2005, une résidence de deux semaines a donné lieu à une exposition D’ici, là, au Centre d’Arts d’Orford. En 2007, VIA a participé au Symposium d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul. Via s’est ensuite dirigé vers Sherbrooke pour y faire une résidence d’un mois suivie d’une exposition nommée Sous Influences en 2007-2008.

VIA is a collaboration between Massimo Guerrera, Sylvie Cotton and Corine Lemieux which addresses the visible and invisible phenomena revealed when sharing a common space for creation. Initially a two week residence in 2005 resulted in an exhibition at the Orford Arts Center. In 2007, VIA participated in the Symposium d'art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul. Via then went to Sherbrooke for a month long residence, followed by an exhibition called Under Influences in 2007-2008.

Karen Trask


Home, 2003
pigment ink-jet print on washi, 21.5 cm x 24 cm
courtesy of artist
value: $500

Karen Trask is a multidisciplinary artist living in Montreal. Exploring the ephemeral and transitory nature of words and language, her work has taken the form of artist books, installations, performance and video. She has exhibited in Canada, Mexico, Europe and the United States. A graduate of the Concordia University MFA program, her work is part of various public and private collections.

Steve Topping


Flatlander South East
photograph, 12" x 18"
courtesy the artist
value: $400 framed

Flatlander South West
photograph, 12" x 18"
courtesy the artist
value: $400 framed

Flatlander is a self-destructing project on land maintained by Boreal Art/ Nature in the northern Laurentian Mountains, north of Montreal. It's a skiing trail that doesn't go up or downhill and is marked out with 500 reflective thumbtacks (from the local snow machine shop) The tacks (which make points of light if you have a flashlight) are pressed into trees so that they are perfectly level with each other. The project is derived from skiing and the need to stay level so a part of this project is the idea of a contour line on a topographical map and the realization of such a line on the hard landscape. The direction of the flat path is limited by the height of one’s eye level at the tree and by the base of the tree at the ground. These tacks make a wide trail of reflective dots that is not a straight path but rather a winding ring around the top of the hill. A level line is maintained from tack to tack until the path returns to the beginning wrapping it's way around a hill. Analogous with the rings of Saturn where rocks in the ring are points of light. When skiing near this artwork one feels the uneasy sense of something too flat; like a horizon or the surface of a lake. It's about 1km long.

Steve Topping lives and works in Montreal, Quebec and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Working both as a solo artist and as part of artists' collectives, he organizes and participates in site-specific projects that integrate film, architecture, painting, sculpture, new media, installation and activism. Topping has exhibited across Canada as well in the Netherlands, France and the United States, and sits on the board at Articule artist run centre in Montreal.

Derek Sullivan


Lumsden Drawing, 2008
colored pencil on paper, 12" x 9"
courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects
value: $1,200 framed

Derek Sullivan is a Toronto-based artist. Recent solo exhibitions include SAAG, Lethbridge; Galerie Florence Loewy, Paris; White Columns, New York; and Tatjana Pieters, Gent. His artist's book Persistent Huts was published in 2008 by Printed Matter Inc. and a monograph on his work is forthcoming from SAAG, Lethbridge. He is represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto.

Kristoff Steinruck


Camera-Eye, 2008
analog c-print, painted wood frame, 10" x 8"
courtesy of artist
value: $500 framed

Working in photography, sculpture and installation, Steinruck's interest lies in translating experiences and mental states into form, often employing narrative, humor, and cliché. Born in Vancouver British Columbia in 1976, Steinruck is currently completing an MFA at The University of Guelph.

Cheryl Sourkes


Legs, 2009
inkjet print, 6.5" x 8.5"
courtesy of artist
value: $600 framed

Cheryl Sourkes is a lens-based artist, writer and curator based in Toronto and Manchester, England. Sourkes’s work investigates the visual dimension of technology, especially social and cultural developments that have arisen with Internet webcams. Selections of this work, Public Camera were recently shown at The National Gallery of Canada. Sourkes is represented by Peak Gallery in Toronto, Division Gallery in Montreal and twenty + 3 projects in Manchester. In addition, Cheryl Sourkes curates the project space at akau gallery in Toronto.

Yvonne Singer


Ghost Dresser, 2009
resin, jujubes, 4" x 4.5" x 1.5"
courtesy of artist
value: $450

Yvonne Singer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts, and the Graduate Program Director in visual arts. She is a member of Loop Gallery. Singer is a practicing artist with an active national and international exhibition record. Her installation works employ multi-media techniques to articulate cultural and psychological issues of disjuncture and perception. Singer is particularly interested in the intersection of public and private histories. Recent exhibitions include Signs of life; an intimate portrait of someone I don’t know at Loop Gallery, The Trouble with Translation, touring Germany, France and Canada, Alphabets, The Veiled Room, ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany, and Images of Girlhood, McCord Museum, Montreal.

Jon Sasaki


Untitled, 2009 (production photo from Ladder Stack, 2009) A.P.1
digital c-print, 30" x 20"
courtesy of the artist
value: $600 framed

Jon Sasaki’s practice of “romantic conceptualism” incorporates film, objects, performance-for-video, installations/interventions and so on. His time-based work has been presented at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the Blackwood Gallery, The Aurora Picture Show, (Houston, TX) and CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener and Area). Solo exhibitions include Gallery TPW, Toronto, The New Gallery, Calgary, and (upcoming) Latitude 53, Edmonton, as well as the 2006 and 2008 editions of Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche. Jon was an active member of the Instant Coffee art collective between 2002 and 2007. He currently lives and works in Toronto.javascript:void(0)

Roula Partheniou


Possible Forms, 2008
color photograph of stacked, gray-scaled Rubik’s Cubes,
8.75" x 17.75"
courtesy the artist and MKG127
value: $500 framed

Roula Partheniou is an artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. Her work is marked by a concern for the marriage of material and form and is drawn together by a strong sense of both logic and play. Using familiar objects as a starting point, she plays simple games using an object’s own inherent rules and physical properties to transform them, often employing processes such as repetition, permutation, multiplication and duplication. Partheniou graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is represented by MKG127 in Toronto. Her work can be seen at www.roulapartheniou.com.

Sandra Rechico

One Kilometer, 2008
graphite on tuff back (peel and adhere to wall)
150 cm x 10 cm
value: $400

Sandra Rechico is a Toronto artist whose work investigates urban space through maps. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and abroad. Her exhibitions have been featured in numerous publications and she has participated in a number of international residencies. She has also co-curated WADE a city-wide art event in Toronto’s wading pools with Christie Pearson. Rechico is an Assistant Professor at the University of Guelph.

Yvette Poorter


“Derailment” from the Disaster Pillows Series
mixed materials (wash in cold water, hang to dry), 35 cm x 35 cm x 5cm
courtesy the artist
value: $120

Paulette Phillips


"It's about how people judge appearance."
photographic print, 17" x 11"
courtesy the artist
value: $1,200 framed

Paulette Phillips is interested in the latent, hidden and unexplained and is currently training as a polygraph operator and interrogator at The Maryland Institute for Criminal Justice. Her recent work “History appears twice…” was exhibited at Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, 2008, Galerie Antje Wachs, Berlin 2009 and is scheduled for exhibition at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London and the National Gallery of Art and Design, Dublin.

Bronwyn Payerle


llewD, 2009
ink, watercolour pencil and collage on paper, 20" x 16"
courtesy of artist
value: $350 unframed

Bronwen Payerle draws and writes in Vancouver, using the West Coast perspective to explore ontology and the sublime. After focusing on room sized installation drawings during the completion of an MFA at the University of Victoria (2007), she has returned to small-scale works with the satirical llewD series. Her artist book, Topo-graphica, was released in 2008 by flask, and is available through Art Metropole.

Charles Pachter


FLIGHT OF THE TOASTER, 1974
offset lithograph, ed. 75, framed 24" x 18"
courtesy of artist
value: $600 framed

One of Canada's leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. He was born in Toronto and holds degrees from the University of Toronto, the Sorbonne, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He holds an honorary doctorate from Brock University, is a member of the Order of Canada, and a Chevalier of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His works hang in public and private collections around the world.

Mark Neufeld


Lightnin' Hopkins (wearing Heino's sweater): an excerpt, 2008
Oil on linen, 50cm X 60cm
courtesy of the artist
value: $800

Mark Neufeld is a Vancouver based painter and occasional sculptor, who in 2005 was chosen as the first inaugural recipient of the Joseph Plaskett Award—an award created to support an artist for a year in Europe. Neufeld’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the U.S., Norway and Germany. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University, and completed his MFA at the University of Victoria in 2005.

Olia Mishchenko



untitled, 2008
pen and ink on paper 8.25 x 11.75"
courtesy Olia Mishchenko and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $1,400

Olia Mishchenko is an emerging artist born in Ukraine and currently living in Toronto. She has been exhibiting in both solo and group shows since 2003, including Mercer Union, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Diaz Contemporary, YYZ and Doris McCarthy Gallery and has recently participated in an artist residency in Münster, Germany. She is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto. Mishchenko has studied Architectural Theory and Fine Art History at the University of Toronto and she has worked at the Art Gallery of Ontario and YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto. She is currently an educator at Oakville Galleries and a sessional instructor at OCAD.

Jason Mclean


Saying Goodbye, 2005
Collage/ Acrylic Ink on Found Paper, 14.75 " x 11.75 "
courtesy the artist
value: $1900 framed

Jason Mclean was born in 1971. He graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver BC, 1997. Over the past few years, his diverse practice has included drawing, sculpture, installation, sound performance and mail art. Much of his work contains collaborative elements. He was recently chosen by MacLeans Magazine as one of the top ten visual artists to watch for in Canada. His work has been shown internationally, and has been featured in Modern Painters, Flash Art, Border Crossings, Adbusters, and I.D.N. magazine. He also has had a published book project with Nieves Books, Switzerland.

John McLachlin


In Memory of My Feelings, 2008
Inkjet print, UV laminate, 12.25" x 7.25" x 1"
value: $400 mounted on UV resistantant plexi, hanging system

John McLachlin lives and works in Toronto. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States and England.

Annie MacDonell





Untitled, (audio recordings and bookends), 2009
Hardbound books with audio-cassette recordings of the hush of the Toronto Reference Library, two bookends (kid leather gloves filled with concrete).
Dimensions variable.
value: $800

Paperweight Monoliths (sherry glasses and champagne flutes), 2009
Cast Concrete
value: $400 for the group

Annie MacDonell works with film, photography and installation. She lives in Toronto, and shows her work in Canada and internationally. Recent exhibitions include “Dans la nuits, des images” at the Grand Palais, Paris, “Signals in the Dark” at the Blackwood Gallery, and “The Castle” at The Khyber ICA in Halifax. Her collage and photographic work is available through Katherine Mulherin in Toronto.

Corwyn Lund


(Bouquet for) Baghdad, April 20th, 2006, 2007
C-Print of altered press photograph, #3 of 3, 19.5" x 28"
courtesy the artist
value: $1,200 mounted on Dibond, unframed


Corwyn Lund’s sculptural work constructively re-animates architectural space and designed objects as a critical examination of the built environment. His recent projects include the video installation PK20 at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, the public art installation Next Window Next Window at convenience gallery in Toronto, and participation in a Dutch-Canadian artist exchange to Eindhoven, the Netherlands. His work is held in the Library & Archives of the National Gallery of Canada and the Canada Council Art Bank and is available through Diaz Contemporary in Toronto.

Paul Litherland


French Cloud, 2009
pigment ink jet print, 25 cm x 35 cm
courtesy of artist
value: $500

Paul Litherland is a visual artist/performer, originally from Vancouver, now living in Montréal. His wide ranging explorations in photography and multimedia performances incorporate themes of role-playing, vulnerability, and describing a sense of awkward isolation. The work French Cloud is part of a project to determine whether or not clouds exhibit social behaviour. He has exhibited in national and international venues in Canada, USA, Mexico and India. Litherland’s work can be found in private and public collections such as the Canada Council Art Bank and the Musée du Québec. For further information about the artist and artwork, please visit the website paullitherland.com.

The Lions


Civic Sculpture, 2007
pencil, marker on paper, 11" x 8.5"
courtesy of the artists
value: $400 unframed

The Lions are Matthew Brown, Tasha Brotherton, Barry Doupe, Collin Johanson, James Whitman

Suzy Lake


maquette: Beauty at a proper Distance/ In Song #1, 2001
3 color gelatin prints (collaged triptych), 15 x 39"
Courtesy of Suzy Lake and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $4,000 framed

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Suzy Lake lives and makes work in Toronto. She was among the first female artists in Canada to adopt performance, video and photographic work to explore the politics of gender, the body and identity. Lake was the subject of a major mid-career retrospective organized by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in 1993, and was one of 119 women in the show WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution 1965-1980, organized by the LA MoCA, and exhibited in major US cities, as well as at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2008. Other recent shows include Identity Theft: Eleanor Antin, Lynn Hershmann and Suzy Lake 1972-1978 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2007.

Nestor Kruger


Atoms falling like rain, No. 2 of 5, 2009
digital print, 36" x 36"
courtesy of artist
value: $1,000 mounted

Nestor Kruger is a visual artist living in Toronto. He has participated in number of group exhibitions in Europe, the United States and in various parts in Canada. He is in an ongoing relationship with goodwater in Toronto and has a number of projects presented with the gallery over the past several years. He teaches sculpture and drawing at the University of Guelph.

Victoria Kent


Miniature Canadian Basketsmalls, 2009
tennis balls, acrylic paint, and marker, 7 cm diameter
courtesy of artist
value: $15

Victoria Kent is dedicated to occupational pluralism. She is a musician, artist, writer and librarian and has lived in Halifax, Glasgow, Berlin and Toronto. Some of her projects include the bands Rick of the Skins, Ye Olde Syrup Shoppe and Lennon/McCartney/Kent, the healing performance known as Staring Therapy, and video works Over There!, Cave Dweller and Come Along.

GB Jones


Strangers with Candy, 2002
paper, 9 x 6 "
courtesy the GB Jones and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $1,100 framed

GB Jones is an artist residing in Toronto, Canada. When she isn't drawing, she makes music and movies. Her work has been shown in galleries around the world, as well as on t-shirts, record covers and in numerous publications. Her new movie is called "The Lollipop Generation".

Collin Johanson


Skull Thrower 3D, 2008
watercolor on paper, 17" x 11"
courtesy of artist
value: $400 unframed

Collin Johanson is a Vancouver based artist and a graduate of the Emily Carr Institute. He was included in the 2008 RBC painting competition and is a member of the collaborative drawing group The Lions. His work can be seen at collinjohanson.com

Doug Jarvis


Black spot #13, 2008
ink on paper, 22" x 30"
courtesy of artist
value: $150 unframed

Doug Jarvis performs independent research constructing theories of collaged space, fictional entities, and sense and nonsense in his engagement with the things around him. His projects attempt to highlight his own sense of paradox as an active participant in a world that he absorbs and exhausts simultaneously. Jarvis is a founding member of Noxious Sector and the avatar performance art group Second Front. He is currently working on an MFA at the University of Guelph, ON.

Luis Jacob


The Stonebreakers, 2009
copper-plate etching on paper, state # 5 /6
image size: 24.1 x 27.9 cm. (9 1/2" x 11")
paper size: 36.2 x 57.2 cm. (14 1/4” x 22 1/2”)
value: $800

Luis Jacob is an artist and writer living in Toronto, Canada. One characteristic of his artistic practice is the extension to other fields of social and cultural work. Recent exhibitions include: "If We Can't Get It Together", The Power Plant (Toronto); "The Order of Things", Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Antwerp); "Martian Museum of Terrestial Art", Barbican Art Gallery (London); and Documenta12 (Kassel). In June 2009 he will present the solo exhibition "7 Pictures of Nothing Repeated Four Times, in Gratitude", Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg (Mönchengladbach, Germany). Luis Jacob is represented by Birch Libralato, Toronto.

Kineko Ivic


Untitled, 2009
Oil on canvas, 18 " x 14 "
value: $1600

Jay Isaac


Untitled, 2009
oil on board, 12" x 9"
courtesy the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $1,400 unframed

Based in Toronto, Jay Isaac is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art and The Other Gallery. His works have recently been shown at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro North Carolina, Galerie Kunstbeuro, Vienna, The Power Plant, Toronto, and White Columns, NYC. Isaac has an upcoming solo show at CSA space, Vancouver and is co-editor and publisher of the quarterly art publication, Hunter and Cook.

Alexander Irving


Political Science, 2006
graphite on paper, framed, 67 cm x 88 cm
courtesy the artist
value: $1,200 framed

Alexander Irving received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1987 and his Masters of Fine Art degree from York University in 2000. He also holds a degree in education from McGill University. Irving has been active exhibiting his artwork nationally and internationally since 1986, and is represented by Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. Currently, he is a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Scarborough campus. Most recently his work was included in Carte Blanche2, Painting at the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art to launch a book on contemporary Canadian painting in which his work also appeared.

Instant Coffee


Instant Coffee Cooler Speakers, 2006/07
working speakers installed into coolers, stack of two
unique unlimited edition
courtesy of the Instant Coffee and MKG127
value: $1200, stack of two

Instant Coffee is an artist collective based in Toronto and Vancouver. Instant Coffee developed, in part, as a response to the division and exaggerated difference between studio and exhibition practice. Through event based activities and formal installations, it builds a public place to practice, where ideas, materials and actions can be explored outside of the isolated studio and in a manner that renegotiates traditional exhibition structures, but is still supported by them. Instant Coffee's most consistent members are Cecilia Berkovic, Jinhan Ko, Khan Lee, Kelly Lycan, Kate Monro, and Jenifer Papararo. They are represented by MKG127, Toronto.

Vid Inglevics


Woodpile #7, 2006
c-print, 11" x 14" (16 x 20 framed)
courtesy of the artist
value: $500 framed

Vid Ingelevics is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in Toronto, Canada. His artwork and curatorial projects have been shown in Canada, the US and Europe while his writing on art has appeared in publications in Canada and Europe. He currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, Toronto.

Kristan Horton


Mango Coupling
Color ink-jet print, 17 X 17
courtesy of the artist and Jessica Bradley Art + Projects
value: $500 unframed

Kristan Horton creates artworks in diverse media that examine aspects of translation, imitation, and transformation. The source of Horton's works include audiobooks, film, advertising, magazines, and catalogues which serve as starting points to investigate how we engage the world of representations and how this process is vulnerable to disruption. Horton's work has been presented in solo exhibitions at VOX Contemporary Image, Montreal (2009), White Columns, New York (2008); the Art Gallery of York University, Toronto (2007); Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto (2007); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2007); YYZ Artist Outlet, Toronto (2006); Mercer Union, Toronto (2005); and Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto (2005). His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal (2008), Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga (2008); Artspeak, Vancouver (2007); Albright Knox, Buffalo (2007); and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto (2006).

Onya Hogan-Finlay


Lucky Tip, 2009
ink and watercolour, 4" x 6"
courtesy of Onya Hogan-Finlay
$400 framed

Onya Hogan-Finlay (born Fredericton, New-Brunswick, 1977) is an interdisciplinary artist, living and working in Montréal. Onya co-founded the projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project (2000-2005), a touring exhibition of artist books, zines, and independent publications in an Airstream trailer. Her drawings have appeared in trans-feminist journal LTTR and Documenta Magazine No., 2 2007 LIFE! catalogue. Recent collaborative works include, All (gender)Inclusive Weekend (VIVO, Vancouver) with The After Party Collective, WWKArmy performance with Women With Kitchen Appliances in The Québec Triennial (Musée d’art contemporain, Montréal), as well as installations by The Third Leg collective in Rotes Haus (Bethanien, Berlin), Shared Women (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA) and Ridykeulous (Participant Inc, NYC).

Peter Hobbs


Rusty, 2000-2009
denim jacket, fabric dye, embroidered patches
courtesy of the artist
value: $750

Peter Hobbs is a Canadian artist who uses performance and installation to create site-specific works that deal with queer history and queer ways of thinking. Presently, Peter is collaborating with AA Bronson in an ongoing project entitled Invocation of the Queer Spirits. Loosely combining shamanistic ritual and séance, the project honors the queer spirit of the living and the dead. “Rusty” (2000-2009) is part of a series that plays with the twin meaning of possession and how our clothes and objects often take on a life of their own. Woven into the fibers of “Rusty” are memories and emotions that will always belong to me. This jacket is me. I can be bought for $750.

Andrew Harwood


Automatiste Mandala, 2009
hot glue and sequins, 36" d
courtesy of the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $500 framed

Andrew Harwood is a Toronto-based artist, curator, drag queen and writer. Among the first artists to establish a presence in what is now called the Queer West Village Toronto, Art and Design District, his gallery, Zsa Zsa, operated in Queer West from 1998-2005. Andrew was also a founding member of the Toronto Alternative Art Fair International Collective and served as President of BOD A Space Gallery and BOD member Gallery TPW. He has given lectures on visual art and related topics at the University of Texas, Ontario College of Art and Design, University of Waterloo, Georgian College and at artist-run centres in Ontario and Alberta. His work is held in permanent collections at the University of Guelph, Queen's University and in private collections.

Anitra Hamilton


Hallo from Berlin, 2007
3 postcards, black enamel paint, 4"x 6"
courtesy of artist
value: $150

Anitra Hamilton is a Canadian born artist. Her work has been shown in Canada and internationally. Most recently her project 'Platform' was on view for one year at the Zendai MoMA, Shanghai, China. Her work appears in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario (currently on view). She is the past recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts award and a Chalmers Fellowship. She has upcoming projects in Munich and is currently participating in the group shows 'Meeting Point' at the Doris McCarthy Gallery and "Communism of Forms" at the Red Bull 381 Projects.

Clint Griffin


Being John McEnroe
, 2002
mixed media and collage on wood panel, 11.5 " x 11.25 "
value: $900

Maggie Groat


every possible future past, 2009
action documented by photography
digital print, 1st edition of 5, 6" x 5.5"
courtesy of artist
value: $250

Maggie Groat is a visual artist working in performance, intervention, video, film, photography and drawing. In 2008, she received grants from The Canada Council for the Arts and The Ontario Arts Council. She received her BFA from York University in Visual Art Studies in 2007. Maggie lives and works in Guelph, Ontario, where she is currently completing her first year of the MFA program at The University of Guelph.

Ron Giii


Hegel's Department Store, 1999
graphite and ink on paper, 14" x 11"
courtesy the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $1000 framed

Ron Gillespie was born in 1934 in New Westminster, BC. His earliest training in art took place in 1962-64 at H.S.C. Prince of Wales College, Nairobi, East Africa. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1975 and established a performance art practice during the 1970's. By the early 1980s he moved into drawing, making work that incorporated philosophy, geometry and concepts of the anti-modern, influenced by writer including Artaud, Darwin, Hegel and Spinoza. Giii’s exhibition history has included solo shows at 49th Parallel, NYC, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, and Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, as well as many group exhibitions including "Heavy Mental", curated by Philip Monk at The Power Plant, Toronto. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.

Eldon Garnet


REFRACTORY ACCUMULATION, 2002
stainless steel, 1.75" x 0.625" x 36"
courtesy of artist
value: $1,000

Eldon Garnet has exhibited his work across Canada and internationally, including shows at La Memelle, San Francisco, in 1978; the Venice Biennale in 1985; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2000; and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, in 2001. In 1997 The National Gallery of Canada hosted The Fallen Body, his mid-career survey. His recent photographic works have been shown at the Noorderlicht Photofestival in Groningen, Netherlands in 2001, and as part of several major surveys of his work; at the Centrum voor Fotografie in Amsterdam, in 2002; and at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, also in 2002.

Harrell Fletcher

Untitled, 2008
two photographs, framed individually, sold together as one lot
courtesy of artist
value: $1,500 framed

Harrell Fletcher has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of socially engaged, interdisciplinary projects for over fifteen years. His work has been shown at SF MoMA, the De Young Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Drawing Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, The Wrong Gallery, and Smackmellon in NYC, DiverseWorks and Aurora Picture show in Houston, TX, PICA in Portland, OR, CoCA and The Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, WA, Signal in Malmo, Sweden, Domain de Kerguehennec in France, and The Royal College of Art in London. Fletcher exhibits in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Jack Hanley Gallery, in NYC with Christine Burgin Gallery, in London with Laura Bartlett Gallery, and Paris with Gallery In Situ. He was a participant in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Fletcher has work in the collections of MoMA, The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, SFMoMA, The Berkeley Art Museum, The De Young Museum, and The FRAC Brittany, France. In 2002 Fletcher started Learning To Love You More, an ongoing participatory website with Miranda July. A book version LTLYM was published in 2007 by Prestel. Fletcher is the 2005 recipient of the Alpert Award in Visual Arts. His exhibition The American War originated in 2005 at ArtPace in San Antonio, TX, and traveled to Solvent Space in Richmond, VA, White Columns in NYC, The Center For Advanced Visual Studies at MIT in Boston, MA, PICA in Portland, OR, and LAXART in Los Angeles among other locations. Fletcher is a Professor of Art and Social Practice at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Vera Frenkel


Storefront, 21/25, 2007
Digital print on archival paper, 15.5 X 20.5 cm
value: $2,100 framed

Works by multidisciplinary artist Vera Frenkel have been shown at documenta IX; MoMA; the Setagaya Museum, Tokyo; the Goeteborg Konstmuseum; the Venice Biennale (Club Media, 1997; Head Start, 2001); and the Freud Museum London, among other venues. Frenkel’s newest work, ONCE NEAR WATER: Notes from the scaffolding archive, an Images Festival/Continuum commission was premièred at the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam (November, 2008) and at the Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto (April, 2009). Body Missing, her much-discussed project on art theft as cultural policy was installed most recently in Recollecting: Raub und Restitution, at the Museum für Angewandte Kunst (MAK) Vienna (2008-09). Frenkel is currently artist-in-residence in the Master of Visual Studies programme, University of Toronto.

Geoffrey Farmer


Scuffle, 2009
Collage
12.5" X 9.5"
courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery
value: $1200 framed

Geoffrey Farmer was born in British Columbia and lives and works in Vancouver. His work is at once fragile and multiform, operating on the same level as everyday experience: simultaneously rational and chaotic, undeniably concrete yet shaped by the imagination. In a voice that combines poetry and social commentary, his work conjures and reactivates a variety of narratives drawn from history, popular culture, and the social environment. It also reflects an interest in the exhibition per se – both its fictional power and its temporal component. Recent exhibitions include a survey exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal and a solo exhibition at the Witte de With in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Farmer has participated in Biennales in both Sydney and Brussels, as well as in group exhibitions at the Tate Modern, the ICA Boston and Johnen Gallery in Berlin.