Hi friends! This newsletter is back from summer break 🌈
I let myself enjoy some much needed rest in July and August after a busy spring ; publishing my book with Yoffy Press and producing my solo exhibitions with Galerie COA & Fotografiska NY - but I am excited to be back and share some fun news with you all 🌸
I am delighted to announce that I was awarded my first project grant from the canada council for the arts, which will allow me to expand, edit and present a video project I have been working on over the last two years.
I spent a large portion of the early pandemic watching “day in the life” vlogs on Youtube to feel a sense of community while in isolation - I loved learning about the inner workings of people who lived simultaneously completely different and similar lives to mine, and I was deeply inspired to create the same sense of connection by making a “day in the life” video of my own, that spans over several years. My goal is to display this body of work as part of an interactive installation piece - more on that later this year!
I showed a short initial edit of this video piece as part of my exhibition at Fotografiska NY curated by Meredith Breech - where the video was projected alongside text and photographs from my book Puberty:
You can also view this video piece online, on my Patreon page - where I will continue to share the project as it progresses 👀
Some recent press:
Artist talk with the Los Angeles Center of Photography (July 2022 - YouTube video)
Grateful for Galerie COA showing some of my work as part of Foire Papier in Montreal this past weekend - alongside all of the gallery’s amazing colourful artists!
Did you know that you can get limited edition, signed + framed large archival prints of my work exclusively through Galerie COA ? 👀🧡 they ship worldwide, and all prints can be made upon request in three sizes : 16x20, 24x36 & 36x48 inches, framed or unframed.
I’ve added my latest 8x10 archival prints to my print store. These were originally produced as part of my book kickstarter campaign earlier this year. All of the pre-orders have now been sent out, so it was time to list the rest in my store 🌈
About these prints:
Limited edition of 10 each, archival pigment print.
8x10 inches (image is 7x9 inches + 1 inch border), signed, dated & numbered at the back.
Printed on Moab Entrada 300 gsm cotton rag, 100% acid free paper.
Printed at Atelier Photosynthèse in Montreal.
I have been having a lot of fun sending monthly snail mail art packages to my patreon subscribers - I would love to send them to more of you!
Each snail mail package comes with: monthly letter, a unique signed test print, and exclusive merch (previous merch examples: magnets, zines, stickers, postcards, stationary, etc). Joining my patreon also gives you access to my latest work/work-in-progress, blog posts & exclusive discounts and workshops.
Excited to send you more fun things in the mail!
ps - I’ve recently added a snail mail subscription listing in my print store for anyone who wishes to offer a subscription as a gift to a friend, or anyone who prefers to sign up for the snail mail independently - without access to the patreon page/online content.
This month’s artist spotlight is one of my favourite local designers : Batik Boutik by Maya Amoah : “Black-Powered⚡️ART WEAR designed in Mtl and ethically made in Ghana. Here to showcase the art & magic of Africa & dismantle tiring stereotypes. XS-2X”
I am absolutely obsessed with these clothes - the comfort, quality and craftsmanship is like no other! shop here / follow them on instagram @batikboutikclothing 🧡
Cat tv - vashti loves watching these nature videos on rainy days
Taking your cat on stroller / harness walks! Vashti loves her cozy lightweight harness & leash from surfer cat
Home cooked wet food! Vashti developed several allergies to commercial cat food over the last couple of years, so I started cooking food for her this spring - she absolutely loves it! All of her allergies have gone away, and she has more appetite and energy than ever. I also honestly enjoy cooking for her. More info on this story highlight 😻
Getting fresh air 🌿 Vashti has been enjoying getting more familiar with the outdoors on our summer walks - we are also taking her with us on her first cabin trip in September!
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