Well the Make Sale at The Drake came and went. Thank you to all who came out and supported it was a success. The Deadly Nightshades had a blast (minus a tape incident and the misplacement of some keys). We also made friends with some good times people. Now these photobooth photo's are not child appropriate so have your children and pets leave the room.
Hope to see you all tomorrow at the Gladestone for the DANDYHORSE LAUNCH of issue number 3. Check us out in the new issue as well.
To Making Party,
Sunday, August 30, 2009
69 Vintage are hosting a giant vintage sale on Sept 12th for 69 Vintage, Silver Falls, Badlands, Take Your Clothes off, Foxy Boutique, Stella Luna, Huxley General and tonnes more... Vintage is totally, 100% sustainable and the Deadly Nightshades love it. It's happening at the Canadian Corps Headquarters at Niagara and King (201 Niagara) from noon til eleven pm. Bingo is happening at six, talent show at 8pm. See you there!!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Last night the Deadly Nightshades were out making party at the Drake, and next week we'll be back making sales! The Drake has been a huge supporter of Toronto artists, and as a part of their mandate to promote local talent they have been doing Make Sales every Thursday of this summer. Basically, local designers have been setting up shop in the Sky Yard and hawking their wares at the investment bankers and VPs of Marketing that frequent the establishment. It's awesome because designers get much needed financial support, and the 905ers get exposed to things they can't get at Yorkdale Mall.
Like fashion shows, the best go last, and we are closing the summer of artist love next Thursday! (August 27th, 2009) Come and get our Fall 2009 collection, buy some prints, watch projections, drink some beers with us and we'll show you how to party like a Nightshade. But DON'T dance on the furniture, last night we were very firmly told that this is a policy the Drake enforces. Like how they enforce awesome!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL BIKE ART PARTY TONIGHT! AT 498 QUEEN WEST, THREE STORES EAST FROM TEQUILA BOOKWORM.
THERE WILL BE A TON OF CRAZY ART AND BICYCLES ON DISPLAY, PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEO, CLOTHES, MUSIC, AND LOTS OF DRINKS!
AFTER PARTY AT THE DRAKE HOTEL!
BEWARE OF DINOSAURS!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
BFF 2008. Kind of a blur... I remember helping hang the artwork on the first day of the festival at Studio Gallery with Brendt. He talked about some of the artwork at the Joyride show really well. One thing that caught my attention was the photography... it was shot on film, in New York, of bike messengers in the eighties. It had a really gritty quality to it. He talked about messengers tagging all over the city while they made deliveries. One guy writing TAKI 183 all over Washington Heights and Manhattan had an article written about him in the New York Times in 1971 and graffiti blew up after that. It was great because he knew alot of the people in the show, so it had a personal quality to it even though the work was mostly from New York. There was also a really cool bike from a Michel Gondry music video. It was one of the best art shows I've seen in Toronto. Brendt stayed at my buddy Aubrey's place - which was upstairs from me at the time - so we hung out on the roof with him and his friend Andrew until dawn on the last night. It was good times. We set off fireworks and then Niamh almost fell off the roof. I think we dropped a teapot off the roof at the end of the night. I can't wait for this year. Do Make Say Think are playing at the Polish Combatants Hall on the 19th, and then there's an Art Bike Party at Cartel on Queen St on the 20th. See you there!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Slimm Buick seems like a bit of an eccentric who boasts on his website that he avoided traditional art school because it might "corrupt his talent", and is a former bike messenger whose work has been in the Gene Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. A crucial stop if I ever visit there.