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Celebrating Beauty and the Dutch Masters

No CommentsPosted February 28, 2017 by Emily McInnes


Kristin Sjaarda “Oranges and Roses”
from the series The Kitchen Window (de keuken finster)
34×24″ | $1350 | FRAMED
44×31.5″ | $2150 | FRAMED
52×37″ | $2850 | FRAMED 
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Kristin Sjaarda “Red Roses and Pomegranates 2″
from the series The Kitchen Window (de keuken finster)
34×24″ | $1350 | FRAMED
44×31.5″ | $2150 | FRAMED
52×37″ | $2850 | FRAMED
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Please note: each of these sizes is in an edition of only 10 each.

I’m floating these tremendous photographs into your inbox as an antidote to the metaphoric cloud cover of recent times. These photographs by Canadian artist Kristin Sjaarda are celebrations of beauty in their most pure, raw, luscious and powerful form. Like light-filled medicine that will restore our celestial bodies back to their rightful place.

“…I always use the same window light in my kitchen, so necessarily, domestic life is mixed up in my artistic endeavors. I used the items from generations of Dutch women in my family in the arrangements, as they may have, and I use the produce and flowers that I grew in my backyard garden. In this way, my art and life are seamless and integrated. Vermeer was an innkeeper and the father of 10 children and painted his masterpieces in one room within his own house. Just as the Dutch masters worked with the domestic view that was all around them, I have taken as my subject the life that is right in front of me.”

Great art tells a good story. It cracks the surface and speaks to the wonderfully unique ability of photography to be so many things at once.  These photographs are a contemporary tale about the practicalities of women who have careers, they are about power and beauty, masculine and feminine, allegory and authenticity. They are reverent towards Flemish still life painting from the 17th century, and are deeply personal meditations that make me think of Alice Monro’s books in a visual form.

This is the kind of beauty I want to live with.


Installation view

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Both of these photographs are available specially framed, and ready to deliver at the click of a button. I’ve worked with my master framer to float these gorgeous prints in an archival, high quality sturdy white wood frame. Delivery charges are the same as if you were buying just the print. Special note to my Canadian collectors – please reach out to me at emily@eyebuyart.com for free shipping. I know the US dollar is high so let me make it easier.

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SNAP! 2017

I’m proud to be contributing to the SNAP! 2017 auction along with artist Julia Callon. SNAP! is a fundraising initiative for the AIDS Committee of Toronto, a leading HIV service organization, supporting more than 20,000 people living with HIV in Toronto. The annual gala is taking place on March 30th and tickets to the event can be found here. It’s a great way to give to an important cause, and build your art collection at the same time – the work they auction off is always unbelievable.

AGO MASSIVE

It’s party time! I’m on the Art Gallery of Ontario’s MASSIVE committee and the time has come to get your tickets to the gallery’s annual event of the season. It’s a great party and this year’s theme is Machine Age Massive – expect blinky robots and Blade Runner dancin’ shoes – what’s not to love? Use my promo code: emcInnes227 for a discounted ticket of $135. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Sending beauty to your soul,

 

Emily McInnes
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EYE BUY ART with the Nutcracker Ballet

No CommentsPosted December 4, 2016 by Emily McInnes


Daniel Neuhaus “Nutcracker Snowflakes” from the series Ballet
11×14″ | $275 | FRAMED
16×20″ | $450 | FRAMED
20×24″ | $800 | FRAMED 
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Daniel Neuhaus “Corps Swans” from the series Ballet
11×14″ | $275 | FRAMED
16×20″ | $450 | FRAMED
20×24″ | $800 | FRAMED
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I have a holiday sparkle in my eye, and the scent of fancy perfume wafting through my memory bank. These photographs remind me of when me of when I was a kid, when my sister and I would zip into our velvet dresses and go to the Nutcracker Ballet with my nana and my mom – the anticipation at this time of year, and the joy of these moments are encapsulated so gracefully for me here.

Over the course of 4 years, Toronto-based photographer Daniel Neuhaus gained rare access to The National Ballet of Canada’s dancers as they rehearsed backstage. The resulting photographs are an intimate, and unique window into the company; the images are raw, up close and unpolished. Daniel’s ability to develop a relationship of mutual trust around a traditionally very guarded industry, allow these photographs to have a sincere informality that we don’t often see in official ballet portraits.

The photograph “Nutcracker Snowflakes” was taken during the dress rehearsal for the 2015 production. Daniel focused on the chaos backstage by cramming as many dancers into the frame as possible, and tried to get as close as possible without disrupting the dancers and the performance.  His relationship with the ballet was instrumental in the creation of this image because they wouldn’t usually allow a photographer to squeeze in between the corps like this during a live performance when they were about to dash onstage.

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Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Thursday, December 15th when I will be hosting our 
first open house at my studio space here in Toronto!

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Thursday, December 15th
(the kick off party!)
6:00 – 8:00pm

Friday, December 16th
11:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, December 17th
11:00am – 4:00pm

58 Stewart Street
Suite 401
Toronto, ON M5V 1H6
(across from the Thompson Hotel).

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Sending holiday magic your way!

 

Emily McInnes
Founder and Director
EYE BUY ART

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p.s. I’m carrying on the holiday tradition. My mom and I are taking my son to see the Nutcracker for his first time this year. I’ll post a pic on instagram to mark the occasion :)

EYE BUY ART Opens it’s Doors

No CommentsPosted November 18, 2016 by Emily McInnes

 

Dear Friends, Collectors and Art Lovers Near and Far – Mark Your Calendars!

I’m very excited to be opening my doors to the public for the very first time, and hope that you can join me here in Toronto for some holiday ring-ding-a-ling!

I will have a wide selection of artworks to choose from, framed and unframed – ready to fly off the wall and under your tree – with prices starting at $100 CAD.

Please join me during the following hours:

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Thursday, December 15th
(the kick off party!)
6:00 – 8:00pm

Friday, December 16th
11:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, December 17th
11:00am – 4:00pm

58 Stewart Street
Suite 401
Toronto, ON M5V 1H6
(across from the Thompson Hotel).

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I’m sending this to all of you, both in Toronto and beyond, in case some of you have plans to be around during the holiday season. You know I’m a minimalist when it comes to your inbox, so please move over to my facebook event page for further updates.

In the meantime, watch this space in the next week for the release of a brand new set of images! Those of you who joined me in New York this past fall will have had a sneak peek (think: “nutcracker”).

I look forward to celebrating the season with you – in person!

Emily McInnes
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Free Tickets: EYE BUY ART in New York

No CommentsPosted September 23, 2016 by Emily McInnes

EYE BUY ART
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NEW YORK

September 28 – October 3

Booth 2.3

Metropolitan Pavillion
125 West 18th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Chelsea, New York

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Our bags are packed, and the work is framed, crated and on it’s way to the latest edition of the Affordable Art Fair! I have a spectacular booth planned for this year, with new work by Kristin Sjaarda (see above), Ryan Schude, and newcomer Daniel Neuhaus (who took stunning, candid photos of The National Ballet of Canada). Keep your eye on my Instagram page for a sneak peek!

FREE ADMISSION

I have a limited number of free general admission tickets to give away. Please reply to this message or send an email to emily@eyebuyart.com to claim a pair. The fair runs from September 28th to October 3rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street in Chelsea. Look for us on the second floor, booth 2.3.

TOP 3 HIGHLIGHTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT THIS YEAR’S FAIR

1. The Children’s Treasure Hunt: The fair does terrific programs geared to kids, and I’m not talking a crappy crayon table. This year will include a special treasure hunt and prizes (bonus: an artwork from my booth was selected to be part of this! If you can guess which one I’ll give you a prize too :)

2. Hero Wall by Kristin Sjaara: Kristin’s work was the buzz of the booth last Spring, and this edition’s presentation will be a show stopper with 3 large-scale works taking up the entire back wall. Her work is luscious, grounded and handsome in a wonderfully, powerful, feminine way. Very excited about this.

3. I’ll have a massive new photograph by L.A. cult phenomenon Ryan Schude. His work has a huge following, and for good reason. I’ve been working with Ryan for almost a decade and it’s been amazing to see his career blossom in such a big way. There were crowds of up to 7 and 8 people deep looking at his work in my booth last Spring (no joke – I actually took pictures). This is the first time this new image of his will have ever been exhibited, so come see it in person!

Please note: most of these works I dedicate to the art fairs will not be released online in wider editions. Are you from out of town or can’t make it to the fair? Not to worry. Send me a note if you would like jpgs and more detail about the work. I can even mock artwork up on your wall if you send me a snapshot of your space.

See you in New York!


Emily McInnes
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BUY ART to dazzle Einstein

No CommentsPosted August 2, 2016 by Emily McInnes


Carson Lynn “Glare”, 2014 from the series Tangled Fragments
$150 | 14×11″ | UNFRAMED
$275 | 20×16″ | FRAMED
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Carson Lynn “Obscure”, 2014 from the series Tangled Fragments
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If these photographs make your eyeballs light up and say hello to the pleasure centres of your brain, there’s a good reason for that. These are the artworld equivalent of licking ice cream out of a cone, or visiting Superman’s birthplace on the equinox. These are no ordinary pictures dear reader – these are photons of electromagnetic light energy, as personified by L.A. artist Carson Lynn.

Carson has made the imperceptible perceptible. Initially spawned by his research into quantum mechanics, this series, called Tangled Fragments, serves as an imaginary visualization of a photon of light. These infinitesimal particles that make up everything we see, yet are impossible to perceive. Oh the metaphors that abound just thinking about that.

Carson is an artistic pioneer who works in the digital realm, layering computer generated imagery over photographs taken on his iphone. What I love about this work (aside from it’s ice cream licking kick-assery), is it’s wholehearted embrace of the new. Carson explains his choice of tools, and why he went against the advice of his teachers.

‘I was in my second year at college when I made this series and part of the reason for it’s creation was to serve as an escape from conventional photography.  At that point I was sick of having conversations like “mobile photography is destroying the medium” and “using Photoshop isn’t genuine photography”.  Those sentiments are holding back photography’s potential, and any medium that can’t keep up with modern technology is doomed to fail. To me, the photograph starts as a recording of light. It doesn’t matter if the final outcome is made of pixels, grains or pure data.’

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Both of these images are available framed and ready to add to your shopping cart. Delivery charges will be the same as if you were buying it unframed, so take advantage as I launch the new system. Just click on the image above to get started, and here’s an example of how this work will look, sitting pretty on your wall right out of the box!

 

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Hey New York, I’m coming back! I’ll be participating again at the 2016 Fall edition of the Affordable Art Fair in Chelsea, taking place this year from September 28th – October 2nd. I will have a limited number of tickets for free admission to the fair, so keep your eyes on your inbox as I’ll be releasing those in the next few weeks.

Enjoy, and hope you’re having a great summer!


Emily McInnes
Founder and Director
EYE BUY ART

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