Saturday was chalk-a-block full of Image Festivaling, we volunteered at two events, the Mechanics of the Medium show and then bartended the Images Closing Night Party at the very hip Thrush Holmes Empire gallery on Queen West West. The Mechanics show was a series of three live performances, the best of which was Mauricio Ancalmo’s 1871© where a length of black leader is run through a sewing machine (yes, a sewing machine) and then its image projected up on the screen. Experimental to say the least, yes, but quite interesting work from this genuinely nice-guy San Franciscan artist.
The party was good fun with many VAPs (very artsy people) in attendance from Canada, the US, Europe and Japan. While the VAP set is very odd | strange | crazy (take your pick), you can’t deny they know how to party and carry on a conversation.
This weekend also saw the arrival of my folks for nephew E’s Toronto hockey tournament (they did not make the finals) and shopping sprees by mom at Restoration Hardware and G, myself and Papa at Sporting Life (where we all bought new Asics running shoes). Saturday afternoon saw us chowing down at Pickle Barrel (G and I shared yummy ‘sliders’ and a warm chicken/spinach salad). Thanks for the meal papa!