Jan 192014

SOMEONE TALKED: Readings by

Chris Colohan (Toronto) and Joseph Sulier (St. Louis)

from the new books/zines Negative Space and A House Full of Broken Instruments.

Wurm Gallery (Invisible Cinema)
319 Lisgar St. Ottawa, ON
Saturday, February the 8th at 8pm
Suggested $5 donation
Refreshments will be provided.

Chris Colohan is best known for singing in a half-dozen Southern Ontario hardcore bands over the years, including LEFT FOR DEAD, BURNING LOVE, CURSED, and RUINATION. Joseph Sulier lives in St. Louis, where he has also played in many bands, including THE BREAKS and VOIGHT-KAMPFF. Chris and Joseph also sometimes write words without songs. To promote the printing of these words-without-songs in new texts, they are embarking on a 10-city tour. Please come out and say hi.

For more information:

http://permanentsleeppress.com/

http://josephsulier.tumblr.com/

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Oct 232013

As part of Apt613 Support Local Month:

Invisible Cinema | Wurm Gallery presents

SKUZZLES: The Halloween Cult Film Poster Show

Featuring limited edition silkscreened film poster art, artist process shots, and the launch of a new title from Ottawa’s very own cult décor production house, Skuzzles.

October 25th – November 10th, 2013

Opening Night: Friday Oct. 25th 8pm
All are welcome. Skuzzles will be on hand and prints will be available for purchase.

Featuring movie artwork by

Travis Bone (http://www.furturtle.com/)
Rhys Cooper (http://studioseppuku.bigcartel.com/)
Jason Edmiston (http://jasonedmiston.com/)
Godmachine (http://godmachinedesigns.blogspot.ca/)
Randy Ortiz (http://www.damnthedesign.com/)
Ghoulish Gary Pullin (http://www.ghoulishgary.com/)
Fernando Reza (http://www.frodesignco.com/)
Jay Shaw (http://www.kingdomofnonsense.com/)
Todd Slater (http://www.toddslater.net/)
Tom Whalen (http://strongstuff.net/)
James White (http://blog.signalnoise.com/)
and more…

About Skuzzles:

Formed in 2010, it all started when a group of great friends developed a love for collecting movie print art. For years we’ve been collecting print art and absolutely love it—seriously, you should see our walls. The problem is, when you start to become obsessed with something, your desires narrow. It’s like you’ve been fishing for tuna for years, but what you really want is to catch some great white sharks. Having said that, we grew tired of catching our tuna, so we decided to launch this vessel that stands before you—Skuzzles.
With Skuzzles we are able to share the ideas we have with everyone else. We are able to collaborate with many different talented people to create epic limited edition cult decor. Our primary interests are creating opportunities for artists, developing truly unique products for collectors, and to promote and give back to an industry (film and cinema) that has moulded the imaginations of all of us.
We are Canadian-based company located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

www.skuzzles.com
www.twitter.com/SKUZZLESCAN
www.facebook.com/Skuzzlescan

For more information or press:
Invisible Cinema | Wurm Gallery
319 Lisgar St.
Ottawa, ON
K2P 0E1 Canada
(613) 237-0769
info@invisiblecinema.ca
www.invisiblecinema.ca

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Dec 192012

Invisible Cinema, Ottawa Explosion & Punk Ottawa present

Midnight Lullabies: Three Years of Photographing Ottawa’s Music Underground

Photographs by Darryl Reid

One Month Exhibit
December 21, 2012 – January 23, 2013

Opening night: Friday December 21st 8pm
2012 Holiday Toast with music and drinks.

About the artist:
Darryl Reid taught himself photography with his mother’s thirty-year-old Pentax K1000. He shoots in a variety of mediums and formats, including: Polaroid, 4×5, medium format, digital and 35mm film. Midnight Lullabies collects images documenting various basement, legion and bar shows in Ottawa in recent years and marks Darryl’s first exhibit at Wurm Gallery.

To preview poster: http://bit.ly/V9SNrp

To preview blog: http://bit.ly/VbsTDV

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Dec 102012



Invisible Cinema | Wurm Gallery presents

Woolgathering Winter Wear, December 2012 Collection

Knitted Goods Created by Natalie Eedson.

On sale now through December and January at Invisible Cinema, $20-$75. Just in time for winter and the holidays. Natalie shapes art you can wear. Handcrafted form and function. The mittens have a warm inner lining too.

About Woolgathering:
Woolgathering Ottawa is a collection of women’s and unisex knitted accessories, designed and crafted by Ottawa Local, Natalie Eedson. A self-diagnosed craft-a-holic, Natalie’s current knit-obsessions include braided headbands, buttoned hats, herringbone scarves, and soft wool mittens adorned with foxes, horseshoes, anchors and more. All items are hand-knitted with care, using locally purchased eco-friendly and fair trade wools.

http://www.woolgatheringottawa.tumblr.com/
http://www.woolgatheringottawa.blogspot.ca/


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Nov 222012


Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema presents

Black and White Illustrations by

Raymond Biesinger

A Book Launch and One Month Print Exhibit
November 23 – December 19, 2012

Opening Night:
Friday November 23rd, 2012 8pm at Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema
With a Presentation Talk and Slide Show, Drinks and DJ Skid Vicious.
Books and Prints will be available for sale.

Black and White Illustrations by Raymond Biesinger, the book, is a self-published 208 page 8″ square collection of black and white illustrations dating back from the year 2002 to present. The images within had been made for everything from the New York Times to Raymond’s band, the Famines, to Xeroxed zines and arts weeklies. Also included in the book: a chapter containing only previously unseen rough sketches, and a chapter exclusively holding Famines material. The cover and rear are embossed, and there are 9300 words worth of endnotes that give context to the more interesting of the images.

Artist’s Statement:
“I’ve held one notion close to me for more than a decade now: that we live in a fantastically rich time and place, and almost anything is possible. In that environment, the most original and interesting thing you can do is impose limitations on yourself. Likewise, we live in a time and place where decoration is king and content is out of fashion. I am a fan of the latter, and not the former.”

About Raymond Biesinger:
Raymond Biesinger is a Montreal-based illustrator who spent a very long time in Canada’s west, and he’s been lucky enough to work with clients like the New Yorker, Monocle, Le Monde, Time, GQ, Wired, the Globe & Mail, etc. He’s also in a noise-garage band called the Famines, likes working in B&W best, and wishes he still owned a Xerox machine. For more information: fifteen.ca



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Oct 172012

Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema presents

PURGE

New works by Jennie Lynn MacDonald

One Month Exhibit
October 19th – November 21st, 2012

Opening Vernissage: Friday Oct. 19th 8pm
Halloween Bash with cupcakes from Auntie Loo’s, drinks, weird videos and the horror-ble serenades of special VIP guest Remi Royale!

About Jennie Lynn MacDonald:
“Working in ink and watercolour, JLM challenges the conventional concepts of the Muse, re-imagining the creative process as painful purging, wrestling with heavy metal demons or accessing our ancient cosmic beginnings. Informed heavily by her current pop culture fascinations, she uses iconic late-century forms to ask us to identify ourselves, to grapple with our own birthing/rebirthing practices, to pinpoint the sources of our own spark and vision.”

PURGE is Jennie Lynn MacDonald’s first solo show at Wurm Gallery.

JLM brief interview click here.

Sponsored by Auntie Loo’s (507 Bronson Ave. | auntieloostreats.ca)

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Aug 072012

Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema presents:

CANIS FLORA

Paintings by Lindsay Campbell

One Month Exhibit
August 10th – September 12th, 2012

Opening Night: This Friday August 10th 8pm
Drinks and homemade vegan treats

About the show:
Canis Flora is a very lighthearted and fun body of work. It was a chance for me to take a break from my usual style which can be very emotionally taxing. Although I am no longer a supporter of breeding, I have always been fascinated by how many different breeds of dogs there are. What other mammal has such a wide range of variety and characteristics like the domestic dog. All animals are fascinating and beautiful, but dogs hold a very special place in my heart.

I drew some characters after I was approached for this show. One of them being a spaniel surrounded by blossoms. I pushed it further and suddenly the flowers were an extension of her fur, and quickly became ears. I loved it and started drawing dog-flower hybrids. Boxers with clumps of cacti growing from their backs…Newfoundlands sprouting water lilies while they swam…even a bouquet of Chihuahua hydrangeas. The best part was pairing up different dog breeds to species of flower. I tried to match up similar shapes, textures, and personalities. I saw pansies in the flat faces of Shih Tzu and bunches of lilacs in the curly hair of a Poodle. The possibilities were endless and addicting. All species, be it plant or mammal, share a collective heart and spirit under God…so it wasn’t difficult to find similarity and flow between them.

For 3 months I painted these strange hybrids. I drew a lot of inspiration from vintage botanical illustrations and tried to mimic their observatory way of painting…focusing on form, colour, and details. Plain backgrounds, simple watercolour, and clean line helped achieve this effect. Some of them really started to take on a life of their own and I could often see them animated in my mind…little puppies tumbling out of terracotta pots or digging holes in the earth to rest their roots in. I only hope people will get the same joy out of them as I did and maybe come up with a hybrid or two of their own.

About Lindsay Campbell:
Lindsay Campbell is a Montreal-based artist. Her paintings positively radiate warmth, love, loss, sexuality, and tenderness. You either want to hug them, or better yet, you feel like you’re being hugged by them. Lindsay is heavily involved with animal liberation and draws inspiration and wisdom from her four legged friends. They are the reason her art is what it is today.

Facebook event here.

For more information: info@invisiblecinema.ca

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Jul 032012

Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema presents:

REVERIE
New Collage Works from Alex Stursberg

One Month Exhibit

July 5th – August 8th, 2012

Opening Night: Thursday July 5th 8pm

About the show:
This July, Vancouver based visual artist Alex Stursberg presents a variety of recent collage based works at Wurm Gallery, Ottawa. A transplant of the region, this will mark Stursberg’s second solo exhibition in the city. REVERIE is imagined as a manifestation of select daydreams, or the result of the subconscious being consciously parsed. In this context, Stursberg has intentionally sought out materials that serve the makeup of his mind. Sources chosen for this purpose are key; however the method employed is equally paramount. By reinterpreting the characters, creatures, and places that occupy his mind, Stursberg seeks to rectify the sponge like tendencies of the brain with conscious choice. In this regard, these images are questioned through a process of deconstruction and reinvention. Each work attempts disruption of our cognitive comforts. What is learned and accepted is torn down and rebuilt. Challenging the familiar, REVERIE seeks a space in which unfamiliar areas of the psyche are highlighted and the surreal blends with the known.

Alex Stursberg:
Stursberg is a Vancouver based multimedia artist that enjoys marrying familiar cultural representations with the strange and surreal. His work has been displayed and featured in a variety of galleries and publications across North America. He is influenced by his friends, Psychedoolia, the outdoors, folk/Canadiana, Dada, and childhood cartoons.

http://www.alexstursberg.com/

http://www.juxtapoz.com/Illustration/alex-stursberg


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Jun 142012


Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema presents:

People on the Side: New Work by Danica A. Olders

Two Week Exhibit

Opening Night: Friday June 15 8pm

Danica Anastasia Olders is a Canadian fiber artist. In November 2010, she
had her solo undergraduate exhibition at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in
Halifax, Nova Scotia where she showed her tent series titled Settler
Peoples – An Investigation of Space.

From January to May 2011 she attended the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago as an exchange student where she studied fashion, fiber and
learned traditional shoemaking. In May, she was in two group shows:
Portable Magic at the Hudson Gallery and The Length of My Body at the Tom
Robinson Gallery in Chicago. She graduated NSCAD University in May 2011
with a major in textiles and minor in fashion.

The Lost City

It is thoughtful, complex and virtually striking. It makes connections and
critically analyses each part – concept, material, application, technique
and function. Taken as a whole or peeled off into layers, my work is aware
that people can be viewed as a mass or individually; comparing the
singular being to the collective being. It is interested in our vices,
virtues, habits and rituals.

My art becomes a working, breathing mechanism of the hand that is affected
by three things: time, money and the machine. Three man made values by
which we weigh and measure our lives. My work is inspired and relative to
the destructive effects of these things and our ever-growing dependency on
them.

http://www.thelostcity.ca/

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May 152012


Wurm Gallery | Invisible Cinema presents:

Recording Device

New Works by Brendan De Montigny

One Month Exhibit

Opening Friday May 18th, 2012 8pm
Music, food and drink

About Brendan De Montigny:

Brendan de Montigny was born in Vancouver BC. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and is currently completing his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa. With a background in painting, sculpture and print he is in a state of play and uses these methodologies to create works that are excessive in material. These works investigate a collapsed imagined world, where the fragmentations of real experienced memories are negotiated through late twentieth century popular cultural iconographic objects (ed. note: Star Wars!). The artwork is type of cultural sarcophagus that seeks to re-examine our past in order to understand our future.

For more info see: http://cargocollective.com/brendandemontigny


Watch Brendan open the coveted action figures:

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