We are headed to Toronto, more specifically the Metro Convention Centre... more specifically booth 634 at Art Toronto!  If you are in the big city, come by and check out the fabulous West Coast display of artists we will be proudly exhibiting!


October 25 - 29, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
North Building located at 255 Front Street West
Exhibit Halls A and B
Brian Howell is an award-winning editorial photographer and artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He holds a BAA from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Film &Photography. Howell is a regular contributor to Geist, Maclean's, and Vancouver Magazine, and has published a number of books including "Fame Us", documenting celebrity impersonators, and "One Ring Circus", following the minor leagues of professional wrestling. Brian Howell is now based in Delta, BC. In his essay "Shopping Carts", Douglas Coupland writes "Howell's photographic art practice has evolved over this past decade alongside his professional work as a press photographer. His practice has focused on people inhabiting mainstream culture's fringes, for example, the lower tiers of the pro wrestling circuit, and the world of celebrity impersonators. Howell's recent body of shopping cart work follows that tradition of exploring fringes. He explores society's outsiders while expanding the act into something far broader, into realms that touch on capitalism, green politics, environmentalism, the politics of homelessness as well as the issues of form and materiality."
Angela Grossmann graduated from Emily Carr College (now University) of Art + Design in 1985. That year she was introduced as one of the Vancouver Art Gallery's "Young Romantic" painters most likely to influence the course of painting in that decade. After earning an MFA at Concordia University and teaching at Ottawa University, Grossmann returned to Vancouver in 1997 to paint and to teach at Emily Carr. She has exhibited widely across Canada, the United States and Europe and her work is in numerous public and private collections. In June 2006, she was included in a list of 100 artists who have most influenced students at eleven leading British art schools, including the Royal Academy, Slade and Royal College of Art. Also in 2006, she joined forces once more with Douglas Coupland, Graham Gillmore, Attila Richard Lukacs and Derek Root to create a massive sculptural installation entitled Vancouver School. Grossmann collaborates with this group on a regular basis for special projects.
Allan Switzer, a Vancouver artist, was born in Calgary in 1955. He is not only a product of Vancouver sensibilities and a philosophy degree from York University, but also a by-product of the second generation Conceptualists' of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, who made up a large part of the ECIAD faculty during his time at school. Allan utilizes the motifs of abstraction, minimalist grids, stripes and images, and fonts and these works can be read as complex systems of reference, effecting a collision of signs and elements of disparate painterly discourse. Switzer studied Philosophy at Toronto's York University and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Vancouver's Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He also holds a Masters degree in Fine Art from Montreal's Concordia University.
Brian Boulton captures singular moments of everyday life in his detailed depictions of anonymous subjects in public spaces. Based on digital photos, these solitary figures face away from the viewer and are removed from their urban environment. Boulton's painstakingly detailed and complex practice is further nuanced by the incorporation of an element of spontaneity. Unaware they are being photographed, the subjects assume uninhibited, natural and occasionally classic poses that lend the images a timeless quality which would otherwise be obfuscated by their contemporary clothing. Brian Boulton studied architectural rendering at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC, as well as Film and Art History at Langara College in Vancouver. He has been employed in the arts for over 30 years and has been involved in many artist-run centres and galleries.