nick gentry

I was trolling around on Lost at E Minor and stumbled upon these awesome portraits (I LOVE portraits) by Nick Gentry.  Inspired by the sociological impact of new internet culture this Brit artist uses obsolete media formats like, floppy discs, VHS tapes, Polaroids and cassette tapes as the canvas for his unique portraits (at least someone out there is re-using them!).

You can check out his book here on Blurb which gives you an idea of what he's trying to communicate via his paintings.

Maybe a little too dark for the baby's room, but I'm definitely going to follow Gentry's progress.

 

 

January 04, 2011 by Alanna Banks

oil spills and nuit blanche

Oil Spill #5, Q4000 drilling platform, June 24, 2010 by Edward Burtynsky (Chromogenic Print)

Today the hubs and I are off to check out Edward Burtynsky's latest Oil Spill exhibition at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery. This is a premiere exhibit in which he shows off his images taken of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico this summer. The exhibit is on until Saturday, October 9 so check it out before it's gone.

In the spirit of all things artsy, if you're up for Nuit Blanche (I'm not...I know, hard to please!) I suggest checking out the E Tower! All you do is text "energy" and your comments to 667242 and your contribution along with many others will change the colour of the lights on the CN Tower. Cool heh?

Enjoy your artful weekend.