Art

Marfa Texas // Art Oasis Trip

In a couple of weeks, I will be heading off to the small little town, known as Marfa in Texas USA! I first discovered Marfa, when I watched the last Larry Clark movie, Marfa Girl he put out on line. As a big follower of his work, I couldn't help but check out his new stuff. I instantly feel in love and said "Next trip, that's the place". 

Marfa has been a little desert hub since the 1970's for artists such as minimalist artist Donald Judd where he created giant works of art that bask beneath lonely desert skies. In the years since, Marfa has emerged as a hot spot for art tourism.

This tiny town situated on the high plains of the Chihuahua desert is nothing less than an arts world station of the cross, like Art Basel in Miami, or Documenta in Germany. It's a blue-chip arts destination for the sort of glamorous scenesters who visit Amsterdam for the Rijksmuseum and the drugs.

Vegan food, straw bale houses and funky bars filled with artsy kids cheersing whiskey with famous painters and film directors. Their pearl-buttoned shirts and cowboy boots can make the place feel like a Western-themed outpost of Brooklyn. 

And oh the Marfa's famous fake Prada store that sits on the highway outside town. 
 Can't wait!!! I will be blogging my trip for Society Vernacular, so stay tuned for lots of photos and words about this art oasis. 

xo TN

 

 


 

Sometimes Aimless is the Best Direction // Scott Boniface

Recently was lucky to photograph and write a little piece for Notable.ca on the upcoming artist. Scott Boniface

Toronto-born artist Scott Boniface and co-founder of Playground Inc, a digital creative agency in Toronto that craft products, experiences and platforms that transform brands such as Canada Goose, will be showcasing his new artwork in his debut solo show Aimless from September 5th-11th at the Moniker Gallery. 

The show is about completely letting go of the story, losing track of the point and getting lost in colour, texture and the abstract, which was evidently visible when I walked in to Scott’s studio on Richmond to capture him in his surroundings. The old wood floors were splattered with layers of lovely colourful paint, which on their own expressed the markings of expression and strong passion. I just wanted to sit in the middle of the room and take it all in. It was a little maze of wonder with paint jars piled, canvasses stacked high and a wall full of collected cameras, which is another love of Scott’s. Brightly coloured abstract pieces lined each sector of the space, some more strutting a graphic feel, some more just pure abstract expression. 

Read the full article here. 

Enjoy and see you at the opening! 

xo TN

 

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Art Wars & Food Fights // A Double DOS of Friendly Competition

Never to be missed! Check out some highlights and awesome write up from Society Vernacular newest lady, Tedde Rae Albertson

La Carnita is Andrew Richmond and Amin Todai’s little pop-up that could…which is to say, could blow up, become a cult foodie obsession, and evolve into a permanent bricks-and-mortar restaurant on College. Although La Carnita is definitely not the only taco joint in the hood, it’s always stood out due to its other specialty: art. From the beginning, it’s been a focus for Richmond and Todai, and La Carnita’s signature “Meathead” image has been interpreted by numerous artists. After hosting UNO – a night of street art and food at the Evergreen Brickworks – last April, La Carnita was back this past Friday with DOS.

Read more here

Enjoy xo TN

Photos: Tara Noelle

Photos: Tara Noelle