Monday, September 26, 2005

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Word painting inspired by a love poem I wrote to Zoe in 1986. She passed in September 2003, age 38, cancer. A loving mother to both our children Alanna Helen and Brooks Vincent.

Juxtapose - Ottawa Art Gallery

This work was donated to the OAG fundraiseing exhibit Juxtapose. The gallery produced an impressive exhibition featuring dozens of regioal artists.
As usual most work was let go for a third the market value.

Selected Exhibitions
2005 Smiles - Royal Castle, Warsaw Poland
Fifth Annual Print Exhibition - Lessandra Gallery, Sophia Bulgaria
OutsiderArt - Pittsburgh USA
2004 Portraits 1994 – 2004 - Safe House Art Gallery Belfast N. Ireland
Depression Suite - Aware Centre for Depression, Belfast
ITEM - SAW Gallery , Ottawa
Recent Acquisitions - Carleton University Art Gallery Ottawa
2003 The Bigger Picture - Ottawa Art Gallery Ottawa
2003 Skulls - Museum of Arts and Sciences San Francisco
1999 Skin and Bones - Parkdale Visual Art Centre Toronto
Monkeys, Junkies, Martyrs and Flunkies - Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa
1998 Drawings and Paintings - Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa
1997 ARTORAMA - Gallery 101, Ottawa
Oil and Steel - Carl Davis Gallery Ottawa
1996 New Fire Angels - Barnard-Biderman Fine Art, New York City
Through the Looking Glass - Warde-Nasse, New York City
F.I.A.C. 1996 - Paris France
Distillations of the Soul - Gallery C-O, Ottawa
1995 Saints and Sinners - Altelier 524, Montreal Quebec
Observatoire 4 - Montreal Quebec
David Cation - Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto
1994 David Cation Paintings - Barnard-Biderman Fine Art, New York City
Works on Paper - Carl Davis Gallery Ottawa
1993 Big Jesus,Gamblers and other Superheroes !!! - Idee Toronto
Big Jesus, Gamblers and other Superheroes - -Galerie Intersection Ottawa
1992 Women, Children and Men - Galerie Intersection, Ottawa
Toronto Indoor Art Show - Toronto
1991 Monoprints -The Studio Ottawa

Live Action Art Performances
Dark Carnival – Zaphod Beeblebrox and Babylon nightclubs, in collaboration with DJ Leslie and Harsh-Reality Productions. Ottawa
Strut Your Stuff – SAW Gallery, Ottawa, - live painting performance with Mark Marsters
Black Tie to Bondage – Artists fashion show,Ottawa - featuring a cast of body painted daglo skeletons.
ARTORAMA Gallery 101 – Painting performance (Ottawa) creating the Artguitar from studio scraps and garbage.

Related positions
-Painting Instructor Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa Board of Education, Visual Arts Centre Orleans, Private Lessons
-Museum Technician, City of Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery, SAW Gallery, Gallery 101, Artzone Fine Art Services.
-Set Designer and builder for theatre and dance productions, nightclubs and private functions
-Festival Co-organizer, Dark Carnival Ottawa Canada
-Gallery Coordinator, Galerie Intersection Ottawa, Gallery 1313 Toronto

University of Ulster - Belfast Northern Ireland
Community Visual Images - Belfast Northern Ireland
University of Ottawa Canada
Ottawa School of Art Canada
Mayfield Secondary School - Brampton Ontario Canada

Grants and Awards
1999 Project Grant "A" , Region of Ottawa - Carleton
1998 Project Grant "A" , Region of Ottawa - Carleton
1995 Exhibition Assistance, Canada Consul General, New York City
1989, 90, 91, 92 - Exhibition Assistance, Ontario Arts Council
1989 Guy Gibson I.O.D.E. Award - Arts, High School of Commerce, Ottawa

Television Media
- Deprecation – Documentary film on the artist in Belfast during the exhibition Portraits 1994 - 2004. Produced by Northern Visions Television, Belfast. Directed by Aaron Dickson
- Rockburn and Company – Interview in the artists studio during preparations for the New York exhibition New Fire Angels. Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Directed by Ken Rockburn.
- Studio Two – Interviews about the artist and his work during exhibitions at Carl Davis Gallery, Ottawa and Barnard-Biderman Fine Arts, New York City.

Collections and Commissions
Carleton University Art Gallery - Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery - Canada,
Peel Regional Board of Education – Canada, Canril Corporation, Canada,
Ottawa Sun Newspaper, Henderson Recration Equiptment Ltd., Canada,
John Paton and Blayne Collins, Toronto, Canada, Angels on Bank Street, Ottawa Canada, Mandela Design for Burning Man Festival, U.S.A., The Jumpers Painting commissioned for the production and book Contes Urbain. Directed by Patrick Leroux. Ottawa,
Depression Series – portrait series commissioned for publications by Aware Centre for Depression, Belfast Northern Ireland.