Friday, November 11, 2005

International Art Fair 2005 @ Toronto - Part 1

In one word: Splendid.

It was worth the drench in the rain and getting lost trying to locate the skywalk to the Metro Convention Centre. We weren’t allowed to take snaps (no-brainer there) so I have to rely on the literature each gallery distributed + websites.

Some highlights:

Jon Kuhn: You’d have to be crazy to not love his dazzling glass work. My sis couldn’t stop praising his work after her trip to the Ainsley Gallery in the Distillery district downtown and I saw why.

Golden Dusk

His medium is glass, usually with 40% lead, like the ones used in the Hubble telescope and it accounts for greater clarity. Very finely cut. Inside each glass sculpture he has literally thousands of tiny finely cut glass squares glued together by UV glue. The sculptures are usually mounted onto a rotating device. So when you give the scuplture a light push, it rotates and you feel the sparkles overcrowd your vision. Beautiful. Definitely innovative.

Stonefield Commission

One day, someday, I have to own one of his magnificent pieces. Even if it is priced at $600,000.Or I may just settle for his paperweights.
His website


Hamilton Aguiar: He paints with oil on canvas covered by silver leaf.It has a stunning pristine, surreal effect. His art could make it into my home earlier than Kuhn since it isn't typically over 50K :). And I love his work a lot. Very calm. Pictures do not do justice to his work, like Kuhn's, but this will have to do.


Anonymous Hana said...


November 11, 2005 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Behna said...

see now u know y i wwas jumping up n down when i went to distillery esp sandre ainsley gallery .......but u missed some other great sculpturs

November 12, 2005 10:35 PM  

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