Announcement: New solo show opens March 1 @ Homer Watson House and Gallery

I’m really excited to tell you all about my upcoming show. I know it’s been pretty quiet over here (let’s blame life, shall we?), but I have been working in the studio, even if I haven’t been writing about it.

If you are in or around the Kitchener (Ontario, Canada) area, anytime from March 1 to June 30, 2024, please make sure you stop by Homer Watson House and Gallery to see my latest solo show: Rigged

Back when I was on the Bonn Park podcast as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the City of Kitchener’s Artist in Residence program, the hosts Sara and Marshall asked me what was next for my art, and I said “taking down Big Oil.” Well, Rigged is that. It’s basically me being very angry with Big Oil and capitalism and everyone and everything that props them up. 

The show has ten pieces, seven of which are me ranting, and three are more solutions-oriented so you don’t leave totally dejected. Topics I cover include: Big Oil’s pivot to plastic, the cozy relationship between law enforcement and Big Oil, the industry’s misinformation shenanigans, the various bailouts they get even while they pay huge shareholder dividends, the most elegant climate solution we have (keeping fossil fuels in the ground), and more! 

And if you’re a mosaic lover, this show is extra special because there is a second mosaic show in the gallery at the same time! Heather Vollans will also have a show running concurrently, showcasing her love affair with materials. 

The opening reception is March 1, 7-9 pm, and I would love to see you there! If you can’t make it to the opening reception, but are planning to come see the show sometime during its run, feel free to drop me a line and I’d be happy to meet you at the gallery (day job permitting). 


“…me being very angry with Big Oil and capitalism and everyone and everything that props them up. ”

I really hope to be able to get out and see your work, and maybe meet you. You are speaking directly to one of my “obsessions” of the last few decades, the incineration of our planet for profit. One of my favorite quotes for the last 30 years or so is:

“The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.”
~Utah Phillips

Heather adds: Most of them have multiple addresses.

Yes, we all know the planet itself will go on, it has had runaway global warming in the past (I suspect the Permian – Triassic boundary was caused by one) but we and most of life we know are being sacrificed on the altar of greed.

Thank you so much for calling them out!

Let me know what you think!

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