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Whitewashing Progress

There was something extremely satisfying about the first application of white paint. I’m not sure if it was the very physical nature of the act or the pleasure derived from watching the racist imagery disappear. Regardless, the process is bringing …

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Inside the Studio: Whitewashing

I’m currently pursuing a new studio sculpture project that investigates the concept of whitewashing, both in a historical and contemporary context. I should note that by whitewashing I don’t mean the literal whitewash painting of chairs, I mean the process …

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Our Queer Histories

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to present on and share the stories and histories of diverse sexualities that exist around the world. The context of this presentation was my Queer Theory class at Emily Carr University. Our instructor …

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Great Bear / Clear Cut

Great Bear Rainforest / Clear Cut is a book work completed in 2012. The work looks at the act of clear cut logging in the Great Bear Rainforest in Northern, BC. The book can be read in two directions exploring …

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the MIMMIC project

Paul Wong, legendary multimedia artist extraordinaire, has launched the MIMMIC project through On Main Gallery. The project has some funding already, but it needs community support to make it happen. I just pledged $10 towards it. Can you spread the …

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deCONSTRUCTIONs

This summer I had the honour of being selected as one of 14 featured artists in the TransgressionNow visual arts show as part of the Queer Arts Festival in Vancouver, BC. The annual event is coordinated by the Pride in …

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Supporting Queers in Russia

I just made a donation to the international queer solidarity fund for Russian queers. In response to the recently passed anti-gay laws in Russia, Nikolai Alekseev, LGBT rights activist, lawyer and journalist, launched an International solidarity fund yesterday. From Nikolai: …

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Winnipeg Folk Fest

Ever heard of a folk festival social media team? Me neither. Well not until this year I hadn’t. I’ve been volunteering at the Winnipeg Folk Festival for the past 5 years and my previous jobs were pretty rad, but they …

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One of the things I love about Instagram is that you take it with you wherever you go. No need to lug around a bulky camera and photo editing software. The only trade off is that the image quality isn’t …

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Selfies

An entire photo post of self-portraits? Who is this guy! Well, a big part of first year curriculum at Emily Carr University of Art + Design is internal reflection and expression through self-portraits. You need to know where you’re coming …