Squirrealism

SYMPOIESIS

By | October 13th, 2019|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

Peacock feathers, acorn cupule, squirrel hair, human hair, 3′ x 4.5′, 2019. These assemblages represent the intertwining histories and shared space of the Indian (blue) peafowl, humans, Eastern Grey squirrels and Garry Oak trees in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria BC.Throughout occidental history, we have categorized humans as more-than-animal, and created boundaries and hierarchies in pursuit [...]

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Squirrel Collection Database

By | January 8th, 2019|Art News, Articles and Media, Squirrealism, Squirrel Database|

The Squirrel Collection Database (#squirreldatabase) is a database of objects, photos, and videos containing squirrel imagery gifted to me primarily from 2007 to the present day. One entry, however, is dated from almost a decade earlier. When my grandmother died she bequeathed me a vintage 1970’s Chalkware squirrel-shaped coin bank. Little did I know then, that this [...]

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What a Squirrel Sees, Dichromatic Colour Vision of the Eastern Grey Squirrel

By | December 19th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

My latest research into the biology of the Eastern Grey Squirrel has led me to discover that they have excellent dichromatic colour vision mediated by green and blue cones. What a Squirrel Sees (2018), simulates the colour vision of the Grey Squirrel as a way to examine the subjective reality of our own senses and [...]

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Art Toronto 2018, October 26-29 | Fazakas Gallery Booth: C8

By | September 9th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

  Preview! Thanks CBC/Radio-Canada for visiting Fazakas Gallery Booth C8 with Carollyne Yardley @carollyneyardley Couzyn Van @zynvh Charlene Vickers @vickers.charlene @colespeck66 Cole Speck Show dates Oct 26-28 see more @art_toronto Tonight is opening night! The official opening of Art Toronto is a unique and important benefit gala for the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). [...]

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Collaboration with Eastern Grey Squirrels and Crow 06112018

By | June 12th, 2018|Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

My collaboration with the Eastern Grey Squirrels that live in the territory around my house went well yesterday. This video clip is after 4 hours of watching a couple of squirrels pace around all sides. Finally, one juvenile squirrel jumped over the mud border (earth from the garden and tap water) and newsprint and landed on the Strathmore paper to eat a [...]

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Cipher Squirrel, Oil on panel. New series for 2018

By | February 16th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

Cipher Squirrel, Oil on panel, 36” diameter, 2018.

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Pee-wee Herman posts Carollyne Yardley squirrel art for Squirrel Appreciation Day, January 21, 2018

By | February 2nd, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Articles and Media, Squirrealism|

Squirrealism is making waves, and you feel it when Pee-wee Herman gives your art a shout out on their blog, Facebook, and Twitter For Squirrel Appreciation Day, January 21. Thanks Pee-wee and the team behind the posts, the squirrel appreciate the love on Squirrel Appreciation Day and every day. Paintings featured at Pee-wee's blog included: Mushroom Hat, [...]

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Foire Papier – Papier Art Fair | 19-22 April 2018 | Foire d’art contemporain | Contemporary Art Fair, Montréal, Quebec

By | January 26th, 2018|Art News, Art of Consumption, Art Shows, Squirrealism|

  Foire Papier - Papier Art Fair | 19-22 April 2018 | Foire d'art contemporain | Contemporary Art Fair www.papiermontreal.com Papier 2018 Montréal, Quebec April 19 – 22 Fazakas Gallery Booth: #B13 Arsenal Contemporary Art, 2020 William Street, Montreal, QC H3J 1R8 Artists: The Supper Club (Rande Cook, Carollyne Yardley & Noah Becker), Mark Preston, Charlene Vickers See full catalogue at Fazakas Gallery here The [...]

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Vincent Trasov aka Mr. Peanut meets the Squirrel Lady.

By | July 12th, 2017|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism, Squirrel Database|

Squirrel meets Berlin and Vacouver-based artist Vincent Trasov at Franc Gallery April 2017. Earlier this year (April 26, 2017), I attended a book launch for Vincent Trasov: Mr. Peanut Drawings, a new artist's book published by New Documents at the Franc Gallery, Vancouver, BC. @francgallery  This was my first time meeting Vincent, and I [...]

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Sun Squirrel influenced by Rande Cook Sun Mask. How art is alive, influenced and always changing.

By | January 26th, 2017|Art News, Art of Consumption, Squirrealism|

Sun Squirrel, 48" x 48" oil on panel, 2016. Today I was invited to speak to Professor Rande Cook's visual arts class (352 northwest coast contemporary design) at the University of Victoria. He is currently the Audain Professor of Contemporary Art Practice of the Pacific Northwest. My presentation took the students on a journey of my [...]

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