Saturday, November 2, 2013

From Deep Space

A full length 84 page comic written by Johnstone Metzger and Illustrated by Nathan Jones.

 "Here are intellectual bodies made of vapour, free to roam the astral spheres at will, to conceptualize the subjects of our studies as hypothetically perfect constructs of pure thought, unfettered by clumsy flesh and blood."

There will be a small release party at The Couch Gallery, located in the Dynamo Arts Assoceation Studios on 30est 6th in Vancouver, on Saturday November 9th form 4pm to 6pm. 
Original art will be on display, as well as copies of the book available for purchase, in addition to previous titles by it's authors.  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Idiotville: Beauty Tips

Copies of "Idiotville: Beauty Tips" are now floating through the Netherspheare. Grab one while there hot! Featuring the drawings of Awesome Doug Wideen, Justin Gradin, Nathan Jones, Kuh Del Rosario and an unexpected surprise appearance by Mike Bourscheid! 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Canzine 2013

Saturday, November 2 Ukrainian Hall 805 Pender St. E 1-7pm -
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I'll be at Canzine this year with some new goodies!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Drawing Expo. 13

Exhibition Date: Opening July 5th Closing July 25
Drop-in Viewing Hours: 11AM - 4PM Saturdays

After a brief hiatus, Drawing Expo is reemerging for its 4th exhibition. The exhibition will host a carefully selected group of artists and will be held at the new Dynamo Arts Association Project Space in Vancouver, BC. As Drawing Expo's Curator and founder, Gabriel Deerman is currently living and working in Doha, Qatar. This year's Drawing Expo will be coordinated and curated by Ehren Salazar and Nathan Jones. Ehren Salazar will also be generating a body of work specifically for this exhibition. Gabriel Deerman will have work on display, in addition to taking the roll of satellite curatorial adviser.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Text, Type, and Sound

Working with word balloons made me miss working with text. Now not only now do I have a small collection of word balloon drawings, but in addition, a collection of text pieces. I'm uncertain if these pieces would be classified as concrete poetry or sound poems. Dadaist sensibilities towards poetry and typography, over perhaps what conventionally be considered more scholarly aspects of poetry have always held my favor. A good portion of the inspiration for these works also comes from faint memories of some animated Dadaist poetry I saw as a child.  In the next few weeks I should be able to find the time to put at least one of these series into a small book.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Recurring Theme (Word Balloons)

For the past few weeks "word balloons" have become a theme in my work. This is possibly an attempt towards furthering the embrace of comics as a presence within my art practice.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Studio Space Update

Last September I relocated my studio into the new Dynamo Arts Association building. Here I have been continuing work on a series of portrait paintings exploiting different aspects found within the "language of painting". The portraits are not renderings of anyone spisific, but rather an exploration of how personality can be devised through dialogues generated by the relationships of simple shapes and patterns as well as an acute attention to process.