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in Utero Out

Went to go check out a Drawing With Knives  Summerworks presentations  in Utero Out.  A production  of shadow puppets dealing with the birthing process covering various perspectives as child givers of birth, adoptee, water and placentas.  The music was lilting and enchanting.  The visual artistry of the hand carved shadow puppets along with the music and lighting production created an atmosphere like you were actually in the womb.  If you’ve ever been born you should see this.


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Remaining shows:  Wednesday August 10th 8pm

Thursday August 11th 7:30 pm

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    Drake Underground

    1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3
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Joce Tremblay, Brescia NR, bloodbeard, Melisse Watson, Hannah Shreck, Nic Murr.

James Barnor Ghanaian photographer and historian visiting Blacklisted

I had the pleasure of spending some time with James Garnor who’s an 87 year old legend in this photography game.  From documenting in Ghana pre and post independence, developing the first colour photograph produced in Ghana this man’s eye and wisdom are impeccable. Fortunately he had time to pass through Blacklisted which is an artistic exhibition by myself and Malcolm-Emilio Yarde up until May 4th. The closing party is from 5-8pm on the 4th 2 D-Beatstro 1292 bloor st w toronto.  I appreciated a continental historian recognizing and showing us support.
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kalmplex interview on

here I am discussing Blacklisted: artifacts by Malcolm-Emilio Yarde and myself currently up at D-Beatstro cafe (1292 bloor st w. toronto) up till May 4th.  As well I’m in a group show of Norman Felix Galleries presentation of Scotiabank Contact Photography festival the whole month of may.  Opening reception is May 26th 6pm-12 am at 600 Bay st. suite 510

Blacklisted: Closing Reception Wednesday May 4th @D-Beatstro

If you haven’t been already the closing party is May 4th @DBeatstro 1292 bloor st w. 5pm-8pm Toronto
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Blacklisted Artifacts by Malcolm – Emilio Yarde and Kalmplex at D-Beatstro

Blacklisted is month long run art exhibition currently happening at D-Beatstro vegan cafe located at 1292 Bloor St w. Toronto.  The artifacts are by Malcolm – Emilio Yarde and Kalmplex.  The creations are gracing D-Beatstro’s walls for the month of April.  If you’re in the area you should drop by and get enlightened, inspired and enchanted by the colours, content and feeling of the pieces.


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Yeezy Taught Me

Yeezy Taught Me

Yeezy Taught Me


Acrylic on Canvas 2015 by Kalmplex

Tanya Tagaq at AGO First Thursdays

CMW Conference and Artshows on a Thursday

So the weather got us showing more skin and feeling fine.  This year we got CMW in May which also is the month of Toronto’s Contact Photography exhibits.  So i got to check out a panel at CMW about engaging with the youth who are change the nature of the music industry.  Some sound advice was given about taking lead from those who are actually youth as oppose to those stuffy know it all business types who feel they know what millenials want.  I’ll be posting footage of that later.


After being in that air conditioned hotel for much too long as everyone was outside enjoying the sun I rolled down to Parts & Labour to Get Curious which has a Fido sponsored artshow equipped with fido mason jar take home mugs, vegan mushroom cactus tacos (fido gets bonus points from me for that) and of course some dope art from Michelle LeFade, Maya Fuhr and Chris Levett.

So sfter hamming it up with the woes (mindbender, zoe and micheal) i peaced out to the Norman Felix Gallery for their Contact opening featuring my friend Isaiah Trickey.  His as well as the other featured artists will have their work up till the end of May.  If you’re in Tdot you should check it out. (445 adelaide st w )

here are some pics from the shenanigans

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416 Gallery

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Ernie Paniccioli Speaking in Toronto May 12th 2014

As alway’s it’s a pleasure and a gift to be in the presence of this magnificent man Ernie Paniccioli.  I got to witness him speak in Toronto last week about his photography, hip hop, history and basically just dropping gems all over the place.  As always I recorded it so here’s the whole interview in 14 parts. Enjoy.


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