The world is full of opposites, wrong/right, good/evil, up/down, Black & White/Colour… Artist Jimmy Chiale seeks to bring a balance to that last pairing with his hand picked group of Toronto artists working under a common theme: Balanced Expressions. This unique show features 11 sets of work, each with 1 Black & White, and 1 colour piece among them. Each of these pairs was created specifically with a harmony between the two sides in mind, with each piece complimenting the other.
It was put forth as a sort …of challenge to these artists to try something a bit different, and broaden horizons. Participating artists include:
Phillip A. Saunders
Raquel Da Silva
and Malcom Yarde
Bloor | Toronto Street Photography | Bloor Subway Station, January 2013.
18 Jan 2013
The newest member of the 185 family, SoTeeOh, in his own words:
“I’ve heard the term “visual junkie” thrown around. If I had to describe myself with one term, that would be it.
Everything that appears on this site is my work. I work in a variety of mediums to satisfy my visual addiction. I paint (mostly acrylics and a bit of aerosol), I draw, I take pictures, I make videos, I build things, I tattoo; basically I work on anything I can get my hands on. My objective is to create physical manifestations of my imagination and to that extent anything available may become a canvas.
Through my work I explore themes of nature, isolation, and nostalgia as well as altered and partial functioning through the familiar lens of pop culture and everyday life.
I am open to requests for commissions, collaborations and just general feedback. I would love to hear from you.”
Black Iron Giants is a team that’s much GREATER THAN the sum of their parts. An indelible video/film union. It is the solidification of great creative minds with talented hands, who have been competing and collaboration since 8th grade. BIG movements. 2012 til …
…AND THE GIANTS AWAKEN.
Info on the video above:
Via Linez, Press, Element. – CERTIFIED! – Prod by LvD (LyveVsDyce)
Produced By Lvd (Lyve vs Dyce) LvDcertified@gmail.com
Directed by Chris Ak DirectorChrisAK@gmail.com
In partnership with..
Danilo McCallum of Seedlings Design www.seedlingsdesign.com
HighDEF.. “The High End Theory” ..Album Coming Soon. Lyve, Press, & Dyce www.highdef.bandcamp.com
Black Iron Giants & 185 Augusta presents:
The Chris Ak Beatape – “Midnight Green”
Cover Art for The Chris Ak Beatape Album “Midnight Green” painted by the talented Danilo M McCallum.
Check out the album at http://chrisak.bandcamp.com
Direct zip download @ https://rapidshare.com/files/351162622/ChrisAk-MIDNIGHTGREEN-ALBM.zip
We have ventured back in our history and recognized many of the great achievements accomplished by Black people. Each February we do this time and time again. But what of our distant future as Black people. This collection of art work explores future visions of our existence and evolution as people. Perhaps A Black take on science fiction through a lens of full vibrant colour. Join us at Accents as Danilo McDowell-McCallum travels down one path into the story of our future Black destiny.
-Danilo M. McCallum
Accents Bookstore 1790 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario Friday February 1 2013 check out the Facebook Page for updates
Starships & Angels – An Art Exhibition by Danilo McDowell- McCallum
Presented by 185 Augusta and Black Iron Giants.
Opening Reception: March 20th, 2013 at the 185 Augusta gallery. Facebook Event Page
“Starships and Angels” is the new solo exhibition by Toronto based artist Danilo McDowell McCallum. Danilo’s artwork explores the concept of afro-futurism through the use of his signature “blockhead” portraits of black artists. The exhibition is being held at 185 Augusta which is a gallery space located in Toronto’s Kensington market that is home to a collective of multi-disciplinary urban artists. This will be Danilo’s third solo show and builds off of the recent success of his “Black Future Month” exhibition which opened in February.
For more information about the artist and this exhibition please see the attached press kit and video link (below).
Check out the animation below by Chris Ak!
In October 2012, I travelled to NYC and got the chance to paint at the historic 5PTZ, formerly known as the Candy Factory at 23rd & Jackson. I got the opportunity from Meres, who runs this graffiti hall of fame, literally hours before I had to fly back to Toronto. I decided to do an Arabic piece to leave my mark on 5PTZ, and wrote “BISM” which means “In the name of” (the most high). Gotta show mad love to Uli (with me in pic above) who helped me make it happen – Danilo’s younger bro in Jamaica, Queens. SPAZECRAFT (SC) – an old school writer doing innovative programs in graffiti education – was also on the scene, breaking down the history of some of the legends that have blessed 5PTZ. And Jessica Lehrman, a photographer for Rolling Stones, helped document the ceremonial piecing.
More shots below!