Streetside at the Red Brick and the Deadly Stick

I had a freak accident last week.  I was running down a set of stairs alongside unpruned bushes when a branch jumped out and jabbed me in the ear.  It poked right in and punctured my eardrum!  Then, white noise, seriously.  I could plug my nostrils and breathe out my ear!  I went to the doctor and she rushed me off to - get this - an otolaryngologist, where I was greeted by the receptionist as the dude with the foreign object lodged in his ear.

"Foreign object?"

"Doctor thought she saw a piece of branch still in your head."

It turned out it was only dried blood and the otolaryngologist said the puncture should heal in a few weeks.  If all goes well, my hearing should also return to normal.

Anyway, to make a long story short, wrapping up the work I've been scrambling to complete this month for the Red Brick was a close call, but today I'm happy to announce that I managed to transport and hang 25 paintings, ranging in size from 5 x 5 inches to 46 x 35 inches and including all kinds of media, even the very topical bitumen.  The show will run from today until November 13, with an opening reception from 4-6 pm on October 15 during the Guelph Studio Tour.  Hope to see you out!

Here's the postcard:   

And here's a sneak peak of the kind of stuff on offer:

Unemployment Line #1
Mixed media on panel, 10" x 10"

Waiting for the 150
Mixed media on panel, 10" x 10"

You lookin' at me?
Mixed media on panel, 10" x 10"

Pinched Corner,
Mixed media on panel, 46" x 35"


  1. Looks great Ivano, See you at the opening! Watch out for unpruned hedges! Yikes!

  2. Jeez . . . I hope you're okay after the ear incident. The paintings are amazing as usual, especially the one on the show postcard. But I like the small social-consciousness ones you've put up here.

  3. Got to Red Brick, finally -- great stuff.


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