Sunday, October 21, 2007
The Local 23 Halloween room is finally ready! There is tons of great stuff in there that with little (or no) imagination can make great get-ups - from Rocky Horror to Zombie-anything to space princess to an abundance of weird polyesther. Everything is super super cheap... 5$ and up, and we just brought up bags and bags of wigs, dresses, shoes and weirdo accessories from the basement so you should have everything you need to make the 31st ghoul worthy. Act fast tho - this Saturday turned into a big root-a-thon, and you don't want to get stuck with some lame-o costume just because you didn't plan ahead. Special thanks to Ms Jessica who did a great job setting this up! Some photos below of our friend Lady Space Zebra plus happy Halloween customers and their offspring:
Posted by Annex Vintage at 4:20 PM
Some pictures from the Buller/Slutsky "Looking Around" Vernissage. Thanks to Mark who took many of these photos (except the ones that look bad.. those are me). Also thanks to Moss, DJ Dan the Accountant, Dan Buller, Cocoa Locale, Clark Bakery, and the hardworking Local/General ladies who made this verni so much fun.
Paintings by Dan Buller:
Limited Edition prints by Mark Slutsky:
Posted by Annex Vintage at 3:35 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
The long awaited Part of II of Dan Buller's "Looking Up" show is coming up fast. "Looking Around" is still Mile End themed but this time Dan's paired up with photographer Mark Slutsky for a slightly different angle. The show hangs next week with a verni on Thursday October 11th with DJ's food, cake and more. Here are the details:
GENERAL 54 PRESENTS
NEW PAINTINGS BY DAN BULLER
NEW PHOTOS BY MARK SLUTSKY
OCT.8 - NOV. 24
54 ST-VIATEUR W.
Here's the deal: Looking Around is a semi-sequel to this spring's Looking Up, Dan Buller's previous show at General 54, which was the gallery/boutique's fastest-selling art show to date (all paintings sold out within 2 hours). This time, Buller is collaborating with Mark Slutsky in a show of works of and inspired by their neighbourhood of Mile-End and its environs.
For most of his career Buller's been known primarily as a “figure guy... faces, people, portraits”. Instead, this is a series of painted “people-free” illustrations of his neighbourhood in Mile-End. He says these are “studies” on the visual equivalent to “background noise”: telephone poles with bits of buildings poking out; everyday scenes that convey a kind of “simplicity” or emotion when framed or singled out. Slutsky's pictures are taken with a digital SLR and manipulated digitally, combining multiple different exposures of the same scene to create a super-detailed "high dynamic range" effect.
Works go on sale as of the vernissage, taking place on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 7pm and on into the night. The verni will feature delicious cakes from our friends at COCOA LOCALE and delicious music from DJs POONTZ and MOSSMAN.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Dan Bulleris an independent graphic designer and painter based in Montreal. He is perhaps best known for work under the name Dstrbo, the moniker he uses as a founding member of the Heavyweight Art Installation and as an editorial cartoonist for the Montreal weekly paper Hour Magazine.
Mark Slutsky is a Montreal-based writer, filmmaker, photographer and DJ. He is a core member of independent film studio Automatic Vaudeville Studios and a film and food critic for the Montreal Mirror. Looking Around is his first real art show besides a couple of installations he collaborated on a really long time ago for some one-night only things that totally don't count.
Posted by Annex Vintage at 7:43 PM
Just a note to let you all know that the Jesse Purcell show comes down this Sunday. I know many of you are busy with Pop Montreal this week, but you've been making eyes at Jesse's prints for weeks and now it's time to commit before it's too late!! Here are some pix from the verni to help get you motivated:
gen spins it shotgun stylee. the belly continues to grow. and here's this weeks news: it's a girl!
jen, kathy, and clo join a cult!
Posted by Annex Vintage at 7:38 PM