Before Nuit Blanche even started…

julio-danicaAndrew Horne, himself an artist and proprietor of the Flying Pony Café at 1481 Gerrard St. E., invited us to drop in on Saturday afternoon. A well-attended reception showcased a new exhibition of paintings and serigraphs by Cuban Canadian artist Julio Ferrer.

The serigraphs (signed, limited edition, handmade silkscreen prints) are colourful, witty, light-hearted and very well crafted. They are also affordable. The prints sell for $400 each, tax included. Framed, they are $550.

Danica and Julio are standing in front of one of his paintings… the background derives from an Emily Carr painting that originally featured 3 totem poles. The poles are gone, replaced by bright Ikea banners. Talk about diversity… Cuban-Canadian-Swedish-International.

Other pieces make witty use of the famous wave motif in the iconic Japanese print by Hokusai. Castro, Che and McDonald’s iconography is there, too.

Pop in for good coffee and take a look.

3 thoughts on “Before Nuit Blanche even started…

  1. Julio is a cool artist, really enjoyed hearing him talk about how he makes art. And his art is fun but geez – you can really see my glass eye in this shot.

  2. For the record, Danica has a great sense of humour but does NOT have a glass eye (no matter what my photography may look like).

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