This Weekend in TO: FOMO at Drake One Fifty

Happening in TO this Sunday, September 18th: FOMO, an Exhibition Launch at Drake One Fifty.

FOMO is Drake One Fifty's 4th annual art flip -- an exhibition of both local + international works that’ll nurture your GIF obsession. Featuring artists including Wendy White, Shaun Gladwell, Michael Vickers and Jen Mann, the installations, fluorescent abstract sculptures or murals will become a mainstay within Drake One Fifty's stunning interior from Sept. 18, 2016 - Sept. 15, 2017.

Wants & Needs | Moop "Get in loser" print

You need this framed art print by moop because it combines the best line from Mean Girls with The X-Files. Sorta. It’s not clear if this solid wood contemporary Vector frame featuring a gesso coating and shatterproof acrylic protection for the matte 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin free archival paper is an ode to Mulder and Scully but whatever, it’s still dope. Get it today and see if the truth is really out there. Even if it isn’t out there, you still have this sweet print to hang on your apartment wall.

Graffiti Festival: Under Pressure 2016

This past weekend was the 21st edition of the Under Pressure graffiti festival in Montreal.

Wants & Needs | Design Corner: Rib-Cage Card

Instead of sending your friends birthday texts, send them actual birthday cards. Design Corner has a collection of awesome pop culture cards that feature some pretty rad puns. Handmade in Nova Scotia, printed on the good kind of paper, these 5” x 6.5” cards can come blank or with a custom message of your choosing. From Nicholas Cage to Star Wars, there’s a card for everyone, even that one friend that you kinda hate but are forced to hang out with because they have a pool and it’s too hot outside not too swim.

Wants & Needs | Station 16's Andy Warhol Philosophy Pencils

When was the last time you used a pencil? Elementary school? Never? Well, now you can use pencils again - or at least display them somewhere in your home - with Station 16 Gallery’s Andy Warhol Philosophy Pencils. This Montreal-based printshop and gallery is known for their dynamic representations of pop culture, graffiti and street art and now [Oprah voice]  PENCILS!!!! Pencils are good for drawing and writing and these particular ones feature wisdom nuggets from Andy Warhol. Get these pencils now before their 15 minutes of fame are up. 

Montreal's Mural Fest 2016

It's Grand Prix weekend in Montreal! But if you're like us and the Crescent Street X race car scene isn't your thing, don't sweat it... it's also Mural Fest 2016! St. Laurent has been closed to traffic, and shops, bars and restos will be spilling out into the street. Head over to watch artists from all over paint amazing murals in real time, check out outdoor exhibitions and DJ sets (A-Trak's back home in MTL and playing on June 12th!), sign up for some pretty interesting conferences (MissMe's giving a talk on June 16th), or even take a guided tour of the murals.

ION Magazine Presents - Once Our Land - Book Launch + Artshow

ION Magazine is proud to present Peter Ricq's, Once Our Land book launch and curated art show on Friday, May 13th at ONLOK Gallery. Once Our Land is a self published, 110 page graphic novel written and Illustrated by Peter Ricq, with the help of Sunny Shah’s illustrations, Andrew Young’s colouring, and Phil Ivanusic-Vallee's editing.

17 Women Transform into 90's Male Hearthrobs

Montreal artist Eve Thomas and photographer Richmond Lam have teamed up to transform 17 female models into modern versions of 90's male heartthrobs for their Poster Boys portrait series and the result is magical... disturbing... hilarious... angst-inducing. It's women pretending to be boys playing at being men for little girls.

Untitled Art Space turns one! [Event]

Over the past 12 months, Untitled Art Space has been testing the limits of the art gallery experience with everything from photography and audio/visual performances, to an installation of a partial skateboard park coming through the doors of the tiny space. Through this year-long exploration, the gallery has found that its identity lays ultimately in collaboration and the experimentation of interactive art and interdisciplinary projects.

ThreadMeOn | An Artistic Analogy

ThreadMeOn is a collaborative fashion and contemporary art project that explores the natural and intricate beauty of thread, reimagining this oft-overlooked medium beyond its traditional applications. Thread herein becomes the symbol of social cohesion as individual threads, through collaborative effort, are woven together into stronger and more substantial wholes.


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