Abbas Akhavan

Make shift objects: Dental floss (modified), eyewear (modified), toothbrush (modified) , 2008 - on going
dental floss, eyewear, thread, tape, toothbrush, life size, 15.25 x 15.25 inches framed
courtesy the artist and Third Line Gallery (Dubai, UAE)
value: $2,000 framed

Born in Iran, Abbas Akhavan completed his MFA from the University of British Columbia. His practice includes drawing, painting, installation, video, performance and site-specific ephemeral works. His work has been exhibited in spaces such as Vancouver Art Gallery, Artspeak, (Vancouver), Kunsten Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), Third Line Gallery (Qatar and Dubai). He currently resides in Toronto

John Abrams

Horseman #1
, 2010
Oil on panel 16 x 20 inches
courtesy the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $2,000

John Abram's artistic practice over the last few years has been primarily involved in an investigation of the possibilities of translating existing cinema into the language of painting. The reworking of formal, conceptual and aesthetical ideas across visual art mediums has been an exciting and informative endevour, allowing for involvement in the current dialogue of time based work and addressing challenges to more traditional ways of making art, like painting and sculpture. Film acts as a shortcut to reality, and we are well versed in film’s strategies of presentation that we often describe our personal lives and personal realities in filmic terms.

David Armstrong Six

Parc Jarry 2, 2009
watercolour on paper, 20 X 14 inches
courtesy the artist and Parisian Laundry
value: $2,800 framed

The work of David Armstrong Six draws upon a wide-range of references and materials, resulting in an equally diverse yet decisive practice within the ambit of sculpture, drawings and video. Whether it be the use of fluorescent light fixtures to articulate a minimalist form, letting liquids leak from a false ceiling onto a gallery floor, or the unruly and humorously vitriolic performance of an original rap song, one may see in his practice a strategy for infecting culture through the tenuous nature of its prototypes.

Originally from Toronto, David Armstrong Six has been living and working in Montreal since 2006. His work has been exhibited widely throughout Canada, the USA, Europe, and New Zealand including shows at the Power Plant in Toronto, the MACM in Montreal and White Columns in New York. Recently his exhibition The Dry Salvages was on view at the Parisian Laundry in Montreal g and he is currently working on an exhibition of new work for a show at 381 Red Bull Projects.

Melanie Authier

Vault, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 22 x 18 x 1.5 inches
courtesy the artist, Georgia Scherman Projects, and the Michael Gibson Gallery
value: $1,700

Melanie Authier was born in 1980 in Montreal. She received a BFA from Concordia University (2002) and an MFA from the University of Guelph (2006). Authier has exhibited across Canada, with recent solo exhibitions Chain Links at Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto (2009) and Vista Blitz at TNG/The New Gallery, Calgary (2008). Recent group shows include The Phoenix Art at Gallery Simon Blais, Montreal (2009), and Young Canada Presents: Barometric Reading Series 1 at LE Gallery, Toronto (2009). Publications include The Magenta Foundation Carte Blanche v.2 Painting, aceartinc's Paperwait and the Royal Bank of Canada Canadian Painting Competition - Ten Years. She is the recipient of the Honourable Mention Prize for the 9th Annual RBC Painting Competition 2007. Melanie Authier is represented by Georgia Scherman Projects and the Michael Gibson Gallery.

Karen Azoulay

Studded With the Minerals of Time, 2009-10
edition of 12, C Print, 9 x 12 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $600 framed

Karen Azoulay is a Canadian artist based in New York City. Solo exhibitions include Four Gallery in Dublin, CUE in NYC, and Mercer Union in Toronto. She has been in group exhibits throughout Canada and the U.S. as well as Tokyo, Eindhoven, Mexico City, Vienna, and Buenos Aires, and appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker,, Slate, The Believer, Canadian Art, Elle, and Border Crossings. Recent projects include The Frontier is Here at the ICCA in Cape Breton, Down with Liberty! a lecture at Deitch Studios in NYC, and an upcoming exhibit at the Elizabeth Foundation in NYC.

Dean Baldwin

Explaining the Richard Serra at Pearson Airport using a Red Onion, 2009
artist proof, light jet print, 10 X 8 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $300 framed

Dean Baldwin attended York University in Toronto (BFA) and the University of Concordia in Montreal (MFA). In 2009 he was awarded the Canada Council International Residency in London, UK. Also in 2009, he directed Reverse Pedagogy 2, a 10 day residency held at the Palazzo Zen, in Venice, Italy. Recent projects include, Sweet Dreams, curated by Barbara Fischer for Nuit Blanche at the JMB Gallery, Hart House, Toronto, Seducing Down the Door, curated by Dave Dyment for Mercer Union, and Never Been to Tehran, curated by Andrea Grover and Jon Rubin for venues in Iran, Turkey, Denmark, New Zealand, Germany and the US. His work “Attempt at an Inventory” was published by MIT press in the Alphabet City Series “FOOD” edited by John Knechtel. His work has received reviews from The Globe and Mail, The National Post, ArtUS, Artforum, Voir, La Tribune, ICI, THIS, Now and Eye Magazines.

Katie Bethune-Leamen

Peary First Espies the Ahnigito, 2010
Giglee print and mixed media on paper, 24 X 15 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $750 framed

Katie Bethune-Leamen is a Toronto-based visual artist. Recent exhibitions include Dazzle Shizzle (MKG127, Toronto), Ghost Chorus: A Dirge for Dead Slang commissioned for Nuit Blanche, the public sculpture commission Mushroom Studio (Toronto Sculpture Garden), and Goodbye to Romance  (Mercer Union). In the past year she has participated in residencies including Why Are Conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because They Think It’s A Good Idea at the Banff Centre for the Arts; Reverse Pedadgogy III, The Model Arts Centre (Sligo, IE) and Reverse Pedagogy II, Palazzo Zen (Venice, IT) and I_Wanna_See_You De Overslag (Eindhoven, NL) and YYZ Artists Outlet.

Cedric, Nathan and Jim Bomford

Hanging Shed, 2009
Edition of 5, 3a/p, printed 2009.
C-print mounted on Dibond.
92 x 81 cm (36 x 32 in)
value: $2,000 framed

Cedric and Nathan Bomford are brothers born in the seventies on Vancouver Island. Nathan studied art in Victoria and Halifax, and currently lives in Victoria. Cedric studied art in Vancouver and Sweden, and divides his time between Vancouver and Europe. They have both exhibited their work—mainly photographic—locally and internationally. Their father Jim, an engineer, lives on Vancouver Island. In 2009, they exhibited a major installation as part of How Soon Is Now at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Cedric Bomford recently completed his MFA at the Malmo Konsthogskolan in Malmo, Sweden, with a BFA from Emily Carr Institute in 2003. Bomford has exhibited internationally in Germany, Sweden, Iran, Taiwan and Australia, and is part of the nomadic Tehran Biennale Never Been to Tehran. Bomford was recently awarded the prestigious Canada Council Berlin residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, November 2009.

Diane Borsato

Score for Trombone
edition of 6, ink on paper, 24 X 17 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $850 framed

Diane Borsato works across several media and has presented works in galleries and museums across Canada and internationally. She is the 2008 winner of the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from the Canada Council for the Arts, and is currently Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studio at the University of Guelph. Borsato lives in Toronto. Visit

Leigh Bridges

Fly Trap, 2008
acrylic and oil on canvas, 11 X 14 inches
courtesy the artist and the Paul Petro Gallery
value: $800

Leigh Bridges is a Canadian artist originally from Edmonton, who currently lives in Vancouver. She has shown internationally, most recently in Berlin, Toronto, Vancouver, Melbourne, Seattle and Skien, Norway. In May 2005, she completed the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Victoria, Canada. Bridges currently teaches as Sessional Faculty at Emily Carr University.

Adam David Brown

Spell, 2010
smoke, paper, 30 X 44 inches
courtesy the artist and the MKG127 Gallery
value: $3,000 framed

Adam David Brown is an artist living in Toronto. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University of Guelph. He has exhibited work in Canada, Europe, Central America and the United States.

Bill Burns

Hiker with Oversized Zebra, from the Animal Rescue Series, 2005/06
pencil and watercolour on paper, 11.5 x 15 inches framed
courtesy the artist and MKG 127
value: $900 framed

Bill Burns' work about animals and civil society has been shown and published widely including solo projects at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, England (2008) and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2007), and group shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Lausanne, Switzerland, Museum of Modern Art, New York the Seoul Museum of Art. He has published numerous books including Bird Radio, a book about the birds and bird songs of Afghanistan, (Walther Koenig Books and KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Cologne and Berlin, 2007) and The Guide to the Flora and Fauna Information Station: 0.800.0FAUNA0FLORA, (ICA, London, England, 2008). He has read and performed widely from his work about animals, including at the Bienal del fin del Mundo in Ushuaia, Argentina, the Americas Society, New York and the Forum Arte y Vida – 8th Havana Bienal in Havana, Cuba. His books and editions are included in collections at Tate Britain in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Paul Butler

Untitled, 2010
collage, 8.5 X 11 inches
courtesy the artist and the Other Gallery
value: $1,000 framed

Paul Butler is an artist and gallerist with an interest in multidisciplinary, social and alternative pedagogical practices. His practice includes: hosting the Collage Party, a touring experimental studio established 1997; and directing the operations of The Other Gallery, a nomadic commercial gallery focused on overlooked artists’ practices established in 2001. In 2007, he founded the, a website that facilitates artist trading. He also initiated the experimental school Reverse Pedagogy that began at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 2008, and has since travelled to the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, among other locations. He has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles; Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House, University of Toronto; White Columns, New York City; Creative Growth Art Centre, Oakland; and Sparwasser HQ, Berlin. His curatorial projects have included the works by Matthew Higgs, Mitzi Pederson, Harrell Fletcher, DearRaindrop and Guy Maddin. He has contributed writings to the book Decentre: Concerning Artist-run Culture (2008) and to the magazines Canadian Art and Hunter and Cook.

Sarah Cale

Flecks, 2009
acrylic on board, 12 X 16 X 1 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $500

Sarah Cale is a visual artist who lives and works in Toronto. Her work explores an intersection of painting and collage. She earned a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2003 and an MFA from the University of Guelph in 2005. Most recently she was shortlisted for the 2009 RBC painting competition. Sarah is a sessional instructor at the University of Guelph.

CN Tower Liquidation

Candle Tower (in collaboration with Toronto Terreria Commission), 2009
polyester resin, wax, string, 5 x 5 x 5 inches
courtesy the artists
value: $200

CN TOWER LIQUIDATION (Sebastian Butt, Xan Hawes, Charles Murray) is a service-oriented company. We specialize in the dematerialization and reconstitution of customers cherished objects into archival cubes. Our cubes come in three sizes – small (2.5 in3) medium (5 in3) and large (10 in3) and three materials – concrete, plaster and clear cast resin.

Miles Collyer

St. Mathias Column #1, 2008
edition of 4, B/W inkjet prints on corrugated cardboard, 28 X 43 X 25 cm
courtesy the artist
value: $375

Miles Collyer is an artist who was born, and continues to live, in Toronto. Working in photography, textiles, sculpture, and mail-art Collyer’s work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Australia, and several curated exhibits online.

Maura Doyle

Flow chart for chips, 2004
Pencil and ink on paper, 25 X 20 inches
courtesy the artist and the Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery
value: $1000 framed

Maura Doyle lives and works in Guelph, Ontario. She works in a variety of media including sculpture, video, drawing and artist publications, such as field guides, posters, mail order catalogues and maps. She has exhibited her work at: White Columns, New York (2004); Passagen Art Center, Sweden (2004); Toronto Sculpture Garden (2004); Power Plant, Toronto (2005); and Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Cape Breton (2009). In June 2010 she will be releasing the “Lost Issue” of an annual Mail Order Catalogue in collaboration with Annie Dunning at YYZ Artists’ Outlet (Toronto). Doyle is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.

Mark Dudiak

Study for a Monument to Canadian Prohibition, 1 of 5 pieces, 2009
polyurethane resin and acrylic paint, 8 x 10 x 8 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $800

Mark Dudiak is an artist working in sculpture and video currently living in Toronto. Recent exhibitions include Air Conditioned Jungle at Diaz Contemporary in Toronto and Time’s Museum of Shape and Form at the Access Artist Run Centre in Vancouver. He holds a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute.

Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby

Untitled, 2010
colour inkjet print (pictured here in BW), 10 x 10 inches
courtesy the artists and Jessica Bradley Art and Projects
value: $500

Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke have been working collaboratively since 1994. They work in printed matter, installation, curation and sound, but their primary practice is the production of single-channel video. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and at festivals in North and South America and throughout Europe, including the Walker Center (Minneapolis), The Banff Centre (Banff), The Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), Impakt (Utrecht) and The Images Festival (Toronto). Their tapes, Being Fucked Up (2000), Bad Ideas for Paradise (2002) and I am a Conjuror (2004) have received numerous prizes.


Assault On Tap O'Noth, 2006
limited edition inkjet on archival rag paper, 11 X 8 inches
courtesy the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $400 framed

Formed in 1979 by Kim Kozzi and Dai Skuse, Fastwürms is the trademark and joint authorship of these Toronto/Creemore- based multidisciplinary artists whose art work melds high and popular cultures, bent identity politics, social exchange and a DIY cinematic sensibility.

Brendan Fernandes

Artifact, 2010
edition of 6, digital print, 16 X 20 inches
courtesy the artist and Diaz Contemporary
value: $1,000 framed

Brendan Fernandes completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA (2005) from The University of Western Ontario and his BFA (2002) from York University in Canada. His work continues to be exhibited internationally, including up coming projects at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York and The Warhol, Pittsburgh and is a current recipient of a New Commissions Project through Art in General, NY. He is based between Toronto and New York. His work is represented by Diaz Contemporary, Toronto >

Ron Giii

The Piano Girl , 2001
graphite, ink and pastel on paper, 14 x 11 inches
courtesy the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $900 framed

Ron Gillespie was born in 1934 in New Westminster, BC. His earliest training in art took place in 1962-64 at H.S.C. Prince of Wales College, Nairobi, East Africa. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1975 and established a performance art practice during the 1970's. By the early 1980s he moved into drawing, making work that incorporated philosophy, geometry and concepts of the anti-modern, influenced by writer including Artaud, Darwin, Hegel and Spinoza. Giii’s exhibition history has included solo shows at 49th Parallel, NYC, Cold City Gallery, Toronto, and Evelyn Aimis Gallery, Toronto, as well as many group exhibitions including "Heavy Mental", curated by Philip Monk at The Power Plant, Toronto. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada.

Martin Golland

Façade, 2010
oil on canvas, 22 X 18 X 1.5 inches
courtesy the artist and the Birch Libralato Gallery
value: $1,800

Martin Golland received his MFA from the University of Guelph (2006) and his BFA from Concordia University (1998). Golland was born in Montpellier, France, and has lived in Turkey, Puerto Rico and Miami, and Toronto, before moving to Ottawa. Golland has exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Shapeshift at Birch Libralato in Toronto (2008), DARK TOWN at the Felix Ringel Galerie in Dusseldorf (2007), and What is said and what is meant at the MacDonald Stewart Art Center in Guelph (2006). He is the recipient of the prestigious Honorable Mention Prize at the 11th Annual RBC Painting Competition. He is represented by Birch Libralato in Toronto and Felix Ringel Galerie in Dusseldorf. He is Assistant Professor in Painting at the University of Ottawa.

Will Gorlitz

Untitled, 1993
oil on panel, 37 X 25 cm
courtesy the artist and Birch Libralato and Michael Gibson galleries
value: $3,200

Will Gorlitz has exhibited extensively since the late 1970s. Major solo exhibitions with catalogue publications have been organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario; Oakville Galleries; the Power Plant; the 49th Parallel; and Artspeak. Most recently, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery organized a twenty year survey exhibition of Gorlitz’s work entitled nowhere if not here. The exhibition completes its tour at MOCCA, February - March 2010. An accompanying catalogue includes essays by Bruce Ferguson, Peggy Gale, Jeffrey Spalding and David Urban. Gorlitz is represented by Birch Libralato, Toronto, and Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON. He teaches at the University of Guelph.

Jason de Haan

Reading Moby Dick Upsidedown and Backwards
Light jet print on photo paper, 18 X 12 inches
courtesy the artist and the Clint Roenisch Gallery
value: $800 framed

Jason de Haan is a multidisciplinary Canadian visual artist whose work includes installation, sculpture, drawing, and bookworks. Recent exhibitions include Clint Roenisch Gallery (Toronto, ON), Galleri Kling and Bang (Reykjavik, Iceland) and Museo de la Ciudad (Queretaro, Mexico). Upcoming solo exhibitions include Odd Gallery (Dawson City, YK) and The Khyber ICA (Halifax, NS), he will also be participating in the upcoming Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art (Edmonton, AB). Jason de Haan is a member of the collective UGIV and with Scott Rogers is co-director of Pocket Projects, an artist multiple commissioning project, he is represented in Toronto by Clint Roenisch Gallery.

Andrew Harwood

Reindeer Lake, 2010
paper on canvas stretcher, 16 X 20 inches
courtesy the artist and Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $400

Andrew Harwood is a Winnipeg-based artist, curator and Executive Director and Curator of Video Pool Media Arts Centre. Harwood's recent exhibitions include Mme. Zsa Zsa, The $2 Psychic, McLaren Art Centre Barrie, ON and Sailor, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON.

Jamelie Hassan

In Memory of Sato Makoto, 2007
watercolour on paper, 18 X 24 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $1,600 framed

Jamelie Hassan is a visual artist based in London, Ontario. She has exhibited internationally and her works are in numerous public collections including: the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Museum London, London, ON; the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor;  McIntosh Gallery and The University of Western Ontario, London, ON; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC, Vancouver; and The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, U.S.A. In 2001, she received the Governor General's Award in recognition of 30 years of contribution to visual arts in Canada, and the Chalmers Art Fellowship in 2006. A major survey of her work, Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words curated by Melanie Townsend and Scott Watson, was presented at Museum London in 2009 and recieved the Ontario Art Gallery Association's Award (OAAG) for best exhibition of the year. Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words is presented in partnership with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver where it will open  June 18, 2010 at the Belkin Art Gallery.

Iris Häussler

String Mouse
String, concrete, box and certificate, 16 X 4 X 3 cm
courtesy the artist and The Joseph Wagenbach Foundation
value: $1,250

Iris Häussler studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Germany. Since 2001 she lives and works in Canada. In her off-site installations, she constructs fictitious personae through the material environment they live in. Locations have included rented apartments, hotel rooms, an entire residential house in downtown Toronto for The Legacy of Joseph Wagenbach (2006), and a major intervention into the Art Gallery of Ontario with He Named Her Amber (2008-2010). Häussler's interest lies in the range of reactions of her protagonists to their life circumstances; Mark Kingwell has coined the term "haptic conceptual" for these narrative encounters.

Xan Hawes

Paint Chip Passtucke, 2010
paint chips, aluminum tape, glue, expanding foam, 28 X 26 x 19 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $200

Xan is a graduate of the University of Guelph Fine Art program.

Joel Herman

Meaning/Expression, 2006
graphite on paper, 10.5 X 8.5 inches
courtesy the artist and Diaz Contemporary
value: $1,000 framed

Joel Herman attended the University of Victoria, where he received his BFA in 2004, and the University of Guelph, where he completed his MFA in 2008. His work has been included in exhibitions at Artspeak (Vancouver), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Open Space (Victoria), and The Ministry of Casual Living (Victoria), among other venues. He lives and works in Toronto and is represented by Diaz Contemporary.

Dil Hildebrand

Sample (pale green), 2009
medium, 30.5 X 24.5 cm
courtesy the artist and Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain
value: $800 framed

Dil Hildebrand was born in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1974. He received his MFA from Concordia University, Montréal in 2008, and is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain. In 2006 Dil Hildebrand won the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and has since exhibited widely throughout Canada and the United States. A monograph entitled Faktura: The Paintings of Dil Hildebrand was released in February 2010. In October 2010 Dil will mount a solo exhibition of new paintings at YYZ Artists' Outlet in Toronto. He lives and works in Montréal.

Onya Hogan-Finlay

Ink, watercolor, imitation gold leaf on paper, 9 X 9 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $450 framed

Onya Hogan-Finlay is an interdisciplinary artist, curatorial facilitator and an MFA candidate at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She co-founded the projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, an exhibition of artist books, zines, and independent publications that toured North America in a retrofitted Airstream trailer (2001-2005). Recent collaborative works produced with The Third Leg and The After Party collectives have been shown at LACE (Los Angeles), Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Berlin),  La Centrale (Montreal), VIVO (Vancouver) and Inverness County Centre for the Arts (Cap Breton).  Onya’s drawings have appeared in zines, murals, album covers, installations and publications including trans-feminist journal LTTR, Documenta Magazine No., 2 2007 LIFE! and in The Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory.

Patrick Howlett

an organizing principle, 2010
Silverpoint on prepared panel, 11 X 8.5 inches
courtesy the artist and the Susan Hobbs Gallery
value: $800

Patrick Howlett has developed a remarkable web-based process to construct his paintings. Conceptual phrases become the starting points for Google image searches that provide design elements for Howlett’s paintings. If early abstraction began with the analysis of nature, Howlett’s new abstraction derives its energy from the digital information age. It is predicated on an understanding that behind all images lie larger, deeper worlds. His work has been shown across Canada and internationally. He was a semifinalist in the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and has taken part in residencies in Banff and Venice, and Italy. Howlett is represented by Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto.


edition of 10 variations
poster board, lettraset, 30 x 48 inches unframed
courtesy the artists and MKG 127
value: $900 framed

Instant Coffee is a service oriented artist collective based in Toronto and Vancouver. They began their light research in Bergen, Norway in collaboration with Flaggfabrikken, opening the Light Bar for two nights of events and therapy. They continued their research over a three-month residency at Kuenstlerhaeuser, Worpswede, Germany then returned to Vancouver to open the Light Bar Bus Shelter, as part of A Bright Future, a four part public commission for 88 BLOCKS*Art on Main for which they adapted the Main and West 20th bus shelter into a full spectrum light therapy bar. In working with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Instant Coffee opened the Light Bar, a functioning bar and venue from January 30th to May 24th, 2009. Instant Coffee's most consistent members are Cecilia Berkovic, Jinhan Ko, Kelly Lycan, Jenifer Papararo, Kate Monro, and Khan Lee.

Jeremy R. Jansen

Reapers Grail, 2009
C-print, mounted on dibond, 20 X 30 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $1,000 mounted

Jeremy R. Jansen (b. 1979) was born in Calgary, schooled in Vancouver and now lives and works as a photographer in Toronto, Canada. He is known primarily for his documentary black and white photographs of bands, landscapes and urban situations. Recurring motifs of pattern, grain, diffusion, gloaming and chiaroscuro pervade much of his imagery. Jansen has recently showed at Clint Roenisch Gallery and published in Hunter & Cook No.5.

Kelly Jazvac

Throw (Balenciaga) Prototype Artwork, 2009
printed wool, thread, 38 X 12 X 1/16 inches
courtesy the artist and Diaz Contemporary
value: $300

Kelly Jazvac is an artist working in Sculpture and Installation. She is currently based in London where she teaches Sculpture at the University of Western Ontario. Her next solo exhibition is at Diaz Contemporary in April 2010.

Hannah Jickling

Pumpkin Boat Model For Outdoor Education, 2009
Photograph, 21 X 14 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $350 framed

Hannah Jickling has been developing her practice as snow shoveler, hair dresser, tropical stylist, pumpkin boater and amateur potion maker. She works individually and collaboratively with a soft spot for free and found materials. In past years she has lived and worked in Halifax, Glasgow, Toronto and the Yukon. She now lives in Oregon where she is doing her MFA in Social Practice at Portland State University. Recent projects include a series of queer, land-based surveys at Mildredʼs Lane in Pennsylvania, an Orienteering event at the Portland Art Museum and the orchestration of a cross-continental cocktail (between Portland and Inverness, Nova Scotia). Upcoming exhibitions will involve paper maché and/or pancakes at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, NY and Apexart in NY, NY.

Collin Johanson

Untitled, 2009
latex on paper, 22 X 11 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $750 framed

Collin Johanson lives in Vancouver where he graduated from the Emily Carr Institute. He was included in the 2008 RBC Painting competition and is one fifth of the collaborative drawing project the Lions. He recently was shown in the Happy Accidents exhibition at the Red Bull 381 Projects in Toronto.

Jean-Paul Kelly

Untitled (If it’s not one thing, it’s another #2) , 2009
Ink drawing, 16 X 20 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $450 framed

Jean-Paul Kelly is a Toronto-based artist. He creates drawings, photographs and videos, often displayed together as installations. Kelly’s work explores allegoric contiguity in everyday language and pictures. His work has been exhibited in North America, Japan and Europe. Kelly holds a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto.

Karen Kraven

Sarah and Julie (after The Swimming Pool), 2010
paint chips on paper, 19 x 20 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $380 framed

Karen Kraven is a drawing and installation-based artist. She is currently completing her MFA at Concordia University in Montreal where she is the recipient of the Dale and Nick Tedeschi Fellowship. Most recently, she participated in Reverse Pedagogy II in Venice. She also attended residencies at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and The Banff Centre. Her work has been shown in Toronto and she often creates work outside of traditional gallery spaces. Recently, she received a Toronto Arts Council Grant to make things that look like kites.

Kristiina Lahde

New, 2010
Collage, Newspaper, 20.5 X 20.7 cm
courtesy the artist and the MKG127 Gallery
value: $750 framed

Kristiina Lahde is an artist based in Toronto, Canada. She received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax N.S. in 1999. Kristiina works in collage, sculpture and installation. Her work has recently been exhibited at Convenience Gallery in Toronto, the Blackwood Gallery at U of T Mississauga and at the Texas State University Gallery in Austin Texas. In January 2010 Kristiina’s exhibition Double Take was at MKG127. Kristiina is working towards an exhibition at the Judi Rotenberg Gallery in Boston MA in June 2010.

JJ Lee

Bird and Flower, 2007
encaustic, photocopy transfer on wood panel, 10 X 12 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $450

Born and raised in Halifax, NS, JJ Lee received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1992. After living in Vancouver and exhibiting in Vancouver and across Canada, Lee pursued her Master of Fine Arts from York University, Toronto (1999). Lee has been featured in The Globe and Mail and ELLE Canada. She is the recipient of several awards, such as from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, RBC /Canadian Art Foundation’s New Canadian Painting Competition and the Asian Canadian Artists Fund for Visual Arts. She is represented in the Magenta Foundation’s Carte Blanche: Painting, a survey of contemporary Canadian painters. She currently lives and works in Toronto where she teaches at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Mark Lewis

Downtown Tilt, Zoom and Pan, Location Photograph #1, 2005
C-Print, 16 1/4 x 19 inches
courtesy the artist and the Clark & Faria Gallery
value: $3,000 framed

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Mark Lewis now lives and works in London, England. He was Canada’s representative at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Lewis’s films can be found in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), MuHKA (Antwerp), the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). His films have been exhibited at the Provinicia di Nuoro (Italy), PS1 Contemporary Art Centre (New York) and the Vancouver Art Gallery. Lewis is the co-editor and co-founder of the international art journal 'Afterall' (London, Los Angeles), and professor in fine art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.

Micah Lexier and Derek McCormack

I Am The Coin, 2009
letterpress print, edition silver 6, 24 x 16 inches
courtesy the artists and Birch Libralato
value: $400 framed

Micah Lexier is a Winnipeg-born, Toronto-based artist. He curates occasionally and collects often – generally items made of paper, including out-of-print conceptual art documents, printed cardboard boxes, and various items found on the street. He has a deep interest in measurement, numbers, and the kinds of casual marks we make in our day-to-day lives. He has a particular interest in tokens and coins and has made a number of works utilizing custom-minted coins. Lexier has presented over 90 solo exhibitions, participated in over 150 group exhibitions and produced a dozen public commissions.

Derek McCormack’s latest novel is The Show That Smells (ECW Press, 2008). His last novel, The Haunted Hillbilly (ECW Press, 2003), was named one of the best books of 2004 by both the Globe & Mail and the Village Voice. In 2005, it was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for Best International Gay Fiction. He is also the author of two short story collections: Dark Rides and Wish Book: A Catalogue of Stories, and the co-author of Wild Mouse, a carnival book which was nominated for the 1999 Toronto Book Award. He and comic artist Seth collaborated on Christmas Days, a history of Christmas culture in Canada. He has published articles on the artists David Altmejd and Vincent Fecteau, and has contributed critical essays to two art exhibition catalogues: What It Feels Like For a Girl / Sinbad in the Rented World at the Art Gallery of York University; and Werewolf Express! at the Buena Yerba Arts Center in San Francisco, California. Along with artist Ian Phillips, he is creating a mail-art project for the Art Gallery of York University. He lives in Toronto.

Kelly Lycan

From the Louvre, March 2008, cut outs, 1 of 28 pieces, 2009
cardboard packaging from IKEA, paint, padding glue, 16 x various inches
courtesy the artist
value: $350 framed

I photographed things I wanted to take from the Louvre, like shopping with photography. The objects were traced, the sizes homogenized, cut out of IKEA cardboard packaging and painted white. The interesting thing about seeing work in Paris is the relationship of image to space. So often the seminal work we see in a place like Paris are known to us through photographs in a book, the scale of everything gets reduced to a similar size, the colour is black and white or inaccurate. When one actually sees the work the scale or the colour is always a bit of a surprise, there is a translation that happens from image to object, how they are stored in our head as an image is not as they are in three dimensional space. The cutouts represent that space between object and image.

Kelly Lycan received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Canada and the US, most recently at Gallery TPW in Toronto. She is also a member of Instant Coffee, a service oriented artist collective that builds social structures, where ideas, materials and actions are explored. Instant Coffee has exhibited in Canada, South America, Europe and the USA.

Guy Maddin

Sissy Boy Slap Party (sketch #4), 2010
collage, 4.5 x 7 inches
courtesy the artist and the Other Gallery
value: $1,000 framed

Guy Maddin is a Winnipeg-based filmmaker with nine features to his credit, including cult-classic Tales from the Gimli Hospital (1988); and Archangel (1990), which won the U.S. National Film Critics Award for best experimental film of the year. Since then he has won many other awards – including the Telluride Silver Medal for life achievement in 1995; an Emmy for his ballet movie Dracula -- Pages from a Virgin's Diary; the San Francisco International Film Festival's prestigious Persistance of Vision award in 2006, and others – and created dozens of beguiling films in his unique personal style. These include such celebrated feature works as The Saddest Music in the World (2003); Brand upon the Brain! (2006); and My Winnipeg (2007). Maddin is also a writer and teacher, and occupies the position of Distinguished Filmmaker in Residence at the University of Manitoba.

John Marriott

Comes a time, 2008
Chromira print, 21 X 16 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $850 framed

John Marriott is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Toronto. His work has been seen in venues such as: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto 1995, 1996), The Impakt Festival (Utrecht, 2003), 25HRS (Barcelona, 2003), The Rotterdam International Festival of Film and Video (Rotterdam, 2003), The 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art (Toronto, 2004), The ZKM (Karlsruhe, 2004) and the Toronto Sculpture Garden (Toronto, 2006).

Niall McClelland

Beaten, 2009
Acrylic, Ink and spray paint on paper, 29 X 23 X 3 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $1,000 framed

Niall McClelland (b.1980) is an artist living in Toronto. He received his BDES from the Emily Carr University in Vancouver, where he lived for 8 years. He has recently shown at the Clint Roenisch gallery and been published in Issue no.5 of Hunter and Cook magazine.

Olia Mishchenko

untitled, 2006
pen and ink on paper, 10 x 10 inches
represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art
value: $1200 framed

Olia Mishchenko is an emerging artist born in Ukraine and currently living in Toronto. She has been exhibiting in both solo and group shows since 2003, including Mercer Union, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Diaz Contemporary, YYZ and Doris McCarthy Gallery and has recently participated in an artist residency in Münster, Germany. She is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto. Mishchenko has studied Architectural Theory and Fine Art History at the University of Toronto and she has worked at the Art Gallery of Ontario and YYZ Artists’ Outlet in Toronto.

John Mclachlin

Spine, 1999
Edition 2/3, Silkscreen enamel on paper, 10 X 26 1/8 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $450 framed

John McLachlin lives and works in Toronto. He has exhibited in Canada, the United States and England.

Franco Mondini-Ruiz

El Papito, 2009
ceramics, modelling clay, 6 x 4 x 6 inches
private donation
value: $500

Franco Mondini-Ruiz (born 1961) is an American artist who lives and works in New York and San Antonio, Texas. His work questions notions of preciousness and art-market exclusivity within a camp sensibility. Mondini-Ruiz takes a variety of approaches to creating art, working in installation, performance, painting, sculpture, and short stories. El Papito is from Mondini-Ruiz's ongoing project Infinito Botánica, a series of installations and interventions that references Mexican botánicas - general stores that sell folk medicine, religious items and magical products - common in Hispanic America. Mondini-Ruiz has presented different versions of Infinito Botánica including those at ARCO in Madrid (2002), and the UCLA Fowler Museum, LA (2004). His solo exhibitions include the New Museum, New York (2001), and the Newark Museum of Art (2007); group exhibitions include the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2003), the Prague Biennial (2005), and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian (2008).

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Final Farewell Letter, Transcribed, 2010
paper, ink, envelope
courtesy the artist and Jessica Bradley Art and Projects
value: $300

A final farewell letter written by the Artist on August 12, 2008 in Amsterdam and sent to a Lover in Berlin. The three-page letter is in English, written with J.Herbin Poussière de Lune ink on blue G. Lalo writing paper. The letter reflects on conflicting definitions of love and romantic fantasies impossible to live up to in person.

This letter shall be transcribed and re-addressed to the Purchaser of this artwork. The original Lover’s first name shall be replaced by that of the Purchaser. The letter shall be transcribed and signed by the Artist with corresponding ink and writing paper. The letter shall be sealed with saliva from the Artist’s tongue, double-sealed with the Artist’s wax stamp and posted to the Purchaser’s address by Air-Mail from Paris on March 25, 2010.

Mark Neufeld

Small Study For Total Artwork, 2007
oil on linen, 50 X 40 cm
courtesy the artist
value: $1,000

Mark Neufeld recently exhibited The Greenhorn, a solo exhibition at Atelierhof Kreuzberg in Berlin Germany, and participated in Why Are Conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because They Think It’s A Good Idea., a thematic residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta. In 2003 Mark was awarded the Joseph Plaskett Award, which led to a two-year stay in Berlin, Germany. Neufeld has exhibited across Canada, in the United States, in Germany, Australia and in Norway.Mark holds a BFA from Emily Carr University, and an MFA from the University of Victoria.

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel

OJ Sandwich, 2010
oil paint, pigment, beeswax, paper, ink, leather, 2.5 X 6 X 4 inches
steel mounting peg included
courtesy the artist
value: $700

Tibi Tibi Neuspiel began as a self-taught painter while living as a teenager in Prague. After moving to Toronto and working as assistant to sculptor Richard Stipl, Neuspiel began taking an interest in conceptual installation mediums. Drawing parallels between art and comedy, Neuspiel presents recognizable historical figures in unusual contexts, allowing the viewer to identify easily and examine further. Playing off of his fascination with timelessness, his pieces are archival in concept and form. Tibi has exhibited in group shows at Artists Space in New York City, The Ottawa Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and Art Basel.

Jeanine Oleson

Untitled, 2008
Archival inkjet print, 16 x 20 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $600 framed

Jeanine Oleson is an artist whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of performance, film/video, installation, and photographic work, often collaboratively. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rutgers University and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Oleson has exhibited at venues including: X-Initiative, NY; Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO; Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY; L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; Monya Rowe Gallery, NY; Samson Projects, Boston; Participant, Inc., NY; PS 1, Queens, NY; Pumphouse Gallery, London; and Art in General, NY.

Roula Partheniou

Reversible Pine on Beechwood, 2009
Edition of 8, Screenprint on board, 10 X 10 inches
courtesy the artist and The MKG127 Gallery
value: $250

Roula Partheniou’s work is marked by a concern for marriage of material and form, and is drawn together by a strong sense of both logic and play. Using familiar objects as a starting point, she plays simple games using the objects’ own inherent rules and physical properties to transform them, often employing processes such as repetition, permutation, multiplication and duplication. In the last year, she has exhibited locally and nationally with shows including: 100 Variations and The Form Itself, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York; Black Friday, Printed Matter, New York; Works, Works 1, Twice, *Queen Specific, Toronto; Remakes, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto; Circular Logic, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge; Infinite Egress, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey and Literally, Artspeak, Vancouver. Her work can be seen at She is represented by MKG127

Graeme Patterson

Watch the animation on YouTube
Grudge Match, animation still, 2009
artist proof
C-print, 30 X 20 inches
courtesy the artist and Trépanier Baer
value: $1,200 framed

Originating from Saskatoon, now living in Halifax Graeme Patterson’s practice stems from a self developed approach to creating stop-motion animation. This “do it yourself” method is consistent in all facets of his production. Since graduating from NSCAD in 2002 his projects can be described as sculptural installations consisting of video, robotics, audio, music, and some interactive components. Generally he works in miniature using a 1:10 scale which originates from childhood. His installations attempt to bring the viewer in to the world of play Graeme exists in while creating his stop-motion animations. From 2004- 2007 he created a large body of work entitled “Woodrow”. This 10 piece installation encompasses all aspects of his practice. All of his work is based on personal memories and life experience with a mix of fantasy and surrealism. Graeme was a 2009 Sobey Award finalist.

Sandy Plotnikoff

WWD, 2010
foil, photocopy, tape, 21 X 21 inches
courtesy the artist
value: $600 framed

Sandy Plotnikoff makes varied works with foil-stamping, multiples, photography, and other media. Plotnikoff has exhibited widely across Canada, and in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, China, and Japan. He lives and works in Toronto.