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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 www.thatchannel.com

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

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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Intersections Contact Photography Opening at Daniels Spectrum

Last night I had the pleasure of being one of the photographers exhibiting work at Daniels Spectrum on the 2nd floor.  Our series is entitled Intersections.  My section is Being Gender Fluid In A Gender Specific Society.  I got another piece but that’ll be revealed later.  Anyhow I”m pleased to be in the company of Wade Hudson, Jon Black, Yannick Anton, Buruk Early, Candace Nyaomi Boogs, Ebti Na, Dwayne Sybbliss, Soteeoh, Adeyami Adegbesan and curated by Elle Alconcel.  The work will be up until June 15th so if you didn’t make it out to the opening you still have a month to check it.  Work is for sale so don’t be shy with your wallets.

Anyhow here’s some action that you missed

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