3rd photo from inside The White House by Zak Tatham.
More 3d photos here.
MELODRAMZ: A Night of Contrivances honours all manner of lavish gestures, flamboyant dress and states of distress in celebration of the launch of Toronto-based writer David Balzer’s new e-book of short stories, Contrivances (Joyland/ECW Press).
Read more about Contrivances and its neurotic heroines here: http://www.ecwpress.com/books/contrivances-epub
The launch is marked by a one-night-only exhibition featuring artwork from and related to the book by:
Throughout the evening, there will be short readings—in drag—by Lauren Bride, Sean O’Neill, Liz Peterson, Bojana Stancic, Regina the Gentlelady, more.
Between readings, reeraw (Sheroes) DJs.
After the readings, dance your red shoes off with DJs Kevin Ritchie (Big Primpin), Luis Jacob (Love Saves the Day) and Balonius (Shakedown Street). Enjoy a unique array of gifs pertaining to the book, from Johnny Guitar to Jennifer Jason Leigh after-school specials, curated by reeraw and made by Helen Adamidou, Gaby Cepeda, Manuel Fernández, Tony Halmos, Georges Jacotey, Rollin Leonard, Grace McEvoy, Sally McKay, Rea McNamara, Lorna Mills, Chiara Passa, Yoshi Sodeoka and Giselle Zatonyl.
Admission is $8 and includes a copy of Contrivances.
Doors at 8:00pm
@ The White House
277.5 Augusta Ave.
++++++++ BOOK LAUNCH ++++++++CHRIS FOSTER++++++++
Developed over the period of two years, New Civilizations is a body of elaborate collages created with collected imagery from old magazines and books. The works depict improbable landscapes that integrate modern and ancient architecture. They depict figures engaged in ambiguous activities of construction and destruction suggesting a state of flux. They use a dark sense of humour to explore patterns of futility in human activity while negotiating feelings of optimism and hopelessness. New Civilizations is self published in a first print edition of 250, 24 pages printed offset. They are $25.
Join us this Thursday for the launch
at The White House, 277.5 Augusta Ave.
Opens at 8pm.
Chris Foster is a Halifax based Artist working in illustration, installation and printmaking. His work employs a dark sense of humour to explore themes of escapism, resourcefulness and First World excess.
More of his work can be viewed at
**DISCLAIMER: No interns were harmed in the making of this sitcom.
Richie Doyle is an emerging dance artist currently based in Toronto. In May, Richie will be traveling to Brussels, Belgium as an opportunity to further his artistic and professional growth, as well as establish himself as a member of the dance community abroad. Doyle’s pilot performance project: One Way Ticket, will also be a fundraiser to help finance his educational endeavors. The event will be a showcase of Toronto-based dance artists, as well as collaborations with visual and spoken-word artists.
Saturday April 14th
@ The White House Studio Project
Doors at 7:30pm.
Performances start at 8:08pm.
Helen Cox & Joey Eddy
Jolyane Langlois & Sarah Reid
Bare Neck and Brazen (Olivia Citter & Madeleine Shen)
Ana Claudette Groppler
Spoken word by Liz Howard and Paul Kevin Wadsworth
Video installation by Jonathan Edward Mayhew,
featuring Richie Doyle & Jarrett Siddall.
Live music performance by Bo Janglez
DJ and dance party to follow the performances
10$ donation gets you raffle tickets for prizes!
Studio Member Sarah D’angelo has started a photo project on our website called: Who’s That?! She will be continuously photo documenting White House Studio Members and their ever changing studio spaces.
a show of band t-shirts for bands that don’t exist!
@ The White House Studio Project
277.5 Augusta Ave., Toronto
Saturday, March 31, 2012
8:00pm until 12:00am
The t-shirts that you weren’t allowed to see. Banned t-shirts for metal bands that don’t exist, or that never made it, coating the walls of the White House Gallery. Once we remove the referenced sound and subject we are left with the objective tee cloth; a disassociated idea of pure market fantasy and functional warmth.
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3D Projections by Zachariah Tatham & Aaron Manczyk (minus da 3D)
Featuring DJ set by ZZIJIZZ (BJ & Rimmer)
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