Friday, November 27, 2009
It's almost time for another Unveiling! Unveiling #2 features the astonishing art of Fiona Smyth! Don't miss it!
Here's the press release with all of the pertinent details:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, 10pm (don't be late as we are rarely very tardy)
The Ossington (61 Ossington Ave., Toronto)
Followed by a soiree/party
Hosts Robert Dayton, Junior, and William A. Davison dramatically unveil the latest and never-before-seen (until this very eve) creation of artist Fiona Smyth, fresh from her intensely stunning show at the INDEXG Gallery (read review here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/the-true-north-plastic-and-dyspeptic/article1336915/ )
This is exciting as Fiona is a major seen and unseen influence on the current widespread drawing front. Fiona will also be selling the second issue of her art mag THE WILDING at this event!
Then they will be auctioning off this masterpiece with minimum bid starting at just 50 dollars !!! A low price for this amazing work by this important artist...
This will be followed by a soiree/party
ONE-NIGHT-ONLY! So if you want to bid and possibly attain this never-before-seen work by a great artist, you best attend! Even if you are broke like us, you do not want to miss this opportunity of UNVEILING....
"The Unveiling" is a new series of one-night-only soirees/exhibitions, held monthly (more or less) in the back room of The Ossington Bar, which playfully reinvent a romantic and antiquated concept - that of a single artist "unveiling" their latest creation for a gathering of colleagues, collectors, critics, and cultural elite. The series is organized and hosted by local artists/curators William A. Davison and Robert Dayton.
"It's largely an excuse to have a party once a month. We don't take anything too seriously and we fully recognize the potential for humor in this idea. We want to emphasize the fun factor." says spokesperson and series originator Davison. Indeed, for those who know the work of either Davison or Dayton, a humorous, subversive approach is not at all unexpected. "At the same time," Davison continues, "we have a deep respect for the work we will be presenting and we feel that this series will provide a highly unique, entertaining, and engaging way for some of our favorite artists to show their recent creations."
Fiona Smyth is a Toronto based artist exploring popular and alternative cultural icons and imagery. Smyth's work probes these timely societal, sometimes intense and always relevant topics with a sense of humour, wonder and catastrophic consequence. She also employs surrealist, abstractionist, spiritual, feminist and pro-sexual strategies to achieve her unique aesthetic. Her use of media also reflects this range of interest by using different formats from which to engage her audience including comics,
illustration, painting, animation, music covers, web-based art and her fabulous murals. Smyth has exhibited in Taichung /Taiwan, Venice/ Lido, Jeollabuk-Do/ South Korea, New York City, Winnipeg and most recently The Parkdale Gyre at INDEXG in Toronto.
For upcoming gigs check www.myspace.com/fionasmyth
For further information, feel free to contact The Unveiling's hosts/curators William A. Davison and Robert Dayton.
William - email@example.com
Robert - firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to Jubal Brown/Intervention Mondays and The Ossington!
I'm a big fan of Fiona's work and this is very exciting! I really want to see as many people as possible in the back room at The Ossington on Monday night as a show of support for Fiona who has done so much to liven up this city over the past...what? 15? 20 years?...a long time! Seriously, get your ass over to the Ossington this Monday! No excuses!
And hey! There will be snacks! And our generous host Jubal Brown will be happy to supply you with all the tasty beverages you love so much (at very reasonable prices)! Plus, Robert and I will no doubt have some ridiculous pseudo-Victorian get-ups on. You don't want to miss that!
See you Monday!
- William A. Davison