Preparing for a show usually involves copious amounts of coffee, working long hours with frustrated hair pulling, maybe some tears and definitely loads more coffee. My husband can always tell I’m in the zone when random coffee cups can be seen strewn across the floor and discovered in various nooks around the studio. After the paintings get shipped off and installed, I let out this breath that I didn’t even know that I was holding in…my shoulders sag and I think, THANK GOD! I can take a break now!
Breaks are lovely, so lovely in fact that I sometimes let sunny afternoons on patios, leisurely weekend mornings and the distracting feelings of no looming deadlines lure me away from my studio. Oh, so tempting…
Not this time, thinking cap firmly on and armed with brushes in hand, the face-off begins once again. Two more shows on the horizon: RECONDITE with Cube Gallery (June 2 – 28th)and RIVERDALE ART WALK (June 6 and 7th)
Bring it on baby! …now where did that coffee go.
Sadly, the last day of the LOVE ART FAIR will be coming to a close tomorrow. If you haven’t had the chance to drop by yet, you have until 6pm on Sunday to indulge your senses. See my new work at Booth A7 with the Artist Network Gallery! …and let your self be carried away by the sights and sounds.
Even my four year old is excited to share the LOVE!
Today, masses of art professionals descend upon the Love Art Fair to install artwork and prepare for Thursday’s Private Viewing. Ya! I am super excited!
Before I head down there though, I start the age old process of tidying them up and making them presentable. As much as I love the process of painting, one of my most favourite things to do is pulling the green tape off the sides of my paintings when they are done. Best feeling ever! It is like unwrapping the best Christmas present in the history of gifts. I also love how the tape with it’s smudges of colourful paint cling to various strands, as well as the wall, unveiling this beautiful cascading bouquet. I think i need to incorporate this sculptural aftermath into a future art exhibition…hmmm.
*NEW – Sunlit Bouquet 02, 2015
Spring has sprung and love is in the air once again!
What better way to revel in the celebration of renewal, than to bask in the sultry colours and inspiring talent of Toronto’s best Artists at the Love Art Fair this weekend. With fifty local and international galleries showcasing an amazing array of contemporary paintings, sculpture, photography and original prints, there will be many and much to thrill the art lover in you. My NEW paintings will be showcased alongside my talented colleagues at the Artist’s Network Gallery in Booth A7. As you step across the threshold with latte in hand and slightly breathless in anticipation, just remember one thing…
See It, Love It, Buy It.
Mary Wong @ Love Art Fair, Heritage Court, Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Pace April 16-19th, 2015
Private Viewing: Thursday, April 16 (7pm – 10pm)
Art After Dark Party: Friday, April 17 (7pm – 10pm)
General Admission: Friday, April 17 (12pm – 10pm), Saturday, April 18 (11am – 7pm), Sunday, April 19 (11am – 6pm)