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The Art of Drag and Tickets to the AAF

No CommentsPosted March 19, 2018 by Emily McInnes


Daniel Neuhaus “GTO Judge”, 2014
from the series Things That Make the Heart Beat Faster
20×20″ | ed. 15 | $750 | Framed | BUY
30×30″ | ed. 10 | $1950 Framed | BUY
40×40″ | ed. 5 |  $2950 | Framed | BUY


Daniel Neuhaus “Chevy Chevelle”, 2014
from the series Things That Make the Heart Beat Faster
20×20″ | ed. 15 | $750 Framed | BUY
30×30″ | ed. 10 | $1950 Framed | BUY
40×40″ | ed. 5 | $2950 Framed | BUY


Daniel Neuhaus “Top Fuel”, 2014
from the series Things That Make the Heart Beat Faster
20×20″ | ed. 15 | $750 Framed | BUY
30×30″ | ed. 10 | $1950 Framed | BUY
40×40″ | ed. 5 | $2950 Framed | BUY


Daniel Neuhaus “Top Fuel Driver”, 2014
from the series Things That Make the Heart Beat Faster
20×20″ | ed. 15 | $750 Framed | BUY
30×30″ | ed. 10 | $1950 Framed | BUY
40×40″ | ed. 5 | $2950 Framed | BUY

You’ve gotta love art that feels like the spirit of Steve McQueen is alive and hanging on your walls. Or maybe it’s Boss Hogg meets Reservoir Dogs. Whatever – it’s BADASS.

Drag racing is an interesting sport, and for Toronto-based documentary photographer Daniel Neuhaus, the elements of endurance, sport and human achievement have become an obsession. Similar to his series based on elite dancers from the National Ballet, Daniel gained behind-the-scenes access into the rarefied world of drag racing. Shot on location using vintage film cameras, Daniel’s images become a window into the adrenaline-fueled sub-culture of this high octane sport, and the nostalgia of the 70s street machine aesthetic.

In Daniel Neuhaus’s words, “These competitions are like a time capsule. Cars aren’t made like this anymore. They’re solid. Brightly coloured, and loud. There’s a lack of pretence about them; they are iconic and have a reference point that transcends age and class. This is a personal project for me, that suits my documentary style. These pictures are un-staged and exist in reality. This isn’t just about the sport of going fast, these cars have a specific aesthetic. They are like art pieces.”

I will be showing 5 of Daniel’s photographs at the Spring edition of the Affordable Art Fair, New York this week, and this year, I’ve made the process of coming to see them even easier.

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NEW YORK
SPECIAL PRICING GENERAL ADMISSION

The fair is taking place this week, from March 21st–25th, and the opening is this Wednesday from 6–9pm.

See below for details and I hope you can join me!
Booth 1.36 (first floor)
Metropolitan Pavillion
125 West 18th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)

TICKETING

As an exhibitor, I’m able to extend a special general admission price of $10 to the fair (usually $18). Simply click the image above and a promo code will be pre-programmed into the ticketing system for you. (If you’re bringing a guest, you’ll need to go through the process twice.)

With my gratitude for being an EYE BUY ART supporter,

Emily McInnes
Founder,
EYE BUY ART

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Kristin Sjaarda – New Work

No CommentsPosted December 14, 2017 by Emily McInnes


Kristin Sjaarda “September Harvest”, 2017
from the series The Kitchen Window (de keuken finster)
50×40″ | ed. 10 | $3250 | Framed| BUY
60×40″ | ed. 5 |  $4250 | Framed | BUY


Kristin Sjaarda “Moths and Dahlia”, 2017
from the series The Kitchen Window (de keuken finster)
50×40″ | ed. 10 | $3250 | Framed | BUY
60×40″ | ed. 5 |  $4250 | Framed | BUY

These new photographs bring this year of bountiful abundance to a celebratory close, and are a perfect way to say “happy birthday EYE BUY ART” as my business turns 8 this month! Eight years of bringing art to your inbox, to art fairs and pop-ups across North America, and in packages to your doorstep. I’ve now shipped to over 30 countries across the globe, and have experienced a tremendous evolution in what I do.

These photographs by artist Kristin Sjaarda are shot entirely with the natural light coming in her kitchen window, and incorporate objects that have been passed down to her from generations of Dutch women in her family. Kristin is a rising star in the world of contemporary, fine art photography. Her photographs are rich with narrative, transcending time with their distinct references to the Dutch Masters of the 17th Century, yet deeply rooted in contemporary life. They oscillate between the historical world of painting, and the contemporary story of the modern working woman; the transient nature of our place here on earth and their permanence in fine art form.

NOTE: Additional photographs from this series are available by special request. Please contact me for details.

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Thank you to my friends far and wide, old and new, for being a part of this epic journey with me. I have exciting plans for 2018, see you there!

Emily McInnes
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EYE BUY ART

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Artist Talk (Tomorrow) and a Dancing Landscape for the Digital Age

No CommentsPosted November 14, 2017 by Emily McInnes

ARTIST TALK TOMORROW: In Conversation with Kristin Sjaarda and the ROM

Kristin Sjaarda

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:15pm to 1:00pm

EYE BUY ART POP UP
FCP Gallery
100 King Street West / Bank of Montreal Tower
Toronto, ON (east corridor: past Starbucks, next to the Toronto Board of Trade).

FREE! But, please register for the event.

Please join Toronto artist Kristin Sjaarda in conversation with Mark Peck, the Orinthologist from the Natural History Department at the Royal Ontario Museum. Kristin is a rising star in the world of contemporary, fine art photography in Canada. Her botanical photographs are stunning – with distinct references to the Dutch Masters of the 17th Century – yet the work is deeply rooted in contemporary life. Kristin will discuss the critical role of nature, in the context of her work; the flowers she grows in her backyard garden here in Toronto, and the birds which she borrows from a rescue and research program at the ROM, in partnership with FLAP.

EYE BUY ART POP-UP – FINAL DAYS

There are only 10 days left to see my pop-up at the BMO Tower!

The show has been a massive success and I’d love for you to see it. It will be open every day (including this weekend) until closing on November 24th.

WEEKDAY HOURS: Monday to Friday, 11am – 3pm (and by special appointment)
WEEKEND HOURS: Saturday, 10am – 7pm and Sunday, 10am – 4pm

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS BY LORI HEPNER

Lori Hepner “Paddle #0079, Yukon River, Canada”, 2017
from the series Excursionary Auras, in Situ
16×20″ | $850 | Framed
20×24″ | $1475 | Framed
30×40″ | $3250 | Framed

Lori Hepner “Walk #6671, Kemijärvi, Finland”, 2017
from the series Excursionary Auras, in Situ
16×20″ | $850 | Framed
20×24″ | $1475 | Framed
30×40″ | $3250 | Framed

What is it exactly, that is so beguiling about these photographs. They are waves, almost fleshy in their curvature and dance-like in structure, but what are they? The answer is multi-faceted, and a journey into the intersection of dance, photography, technology and art. A space that Pittsburgh artist Lori Hepner has occupied throughout her practice.

Lori created “Paddle #0079, Yukon River” during a 21-day canoe trip into remote Northern Canada as part of a residency she participated in, in July of 2016, with 11 other artists. The series that resulted, is one-part performance art, and one-part traditional landscape – transformed for the digital age: The original photograph was taken inside the ruin of a log cabin in the gold rush region of Yukon Territory. The image is dark, because the only light coming in was through a hole in the roof that had caved in. To create this work, Lori places a digital negative of the image onto an SD card, which she transfers into a 6-foot-tall LED light stick. She opens her camera shutter, hits play, and begins her dance. As she moves, her camera captures the scrolling arc of light emanating from the LEDs, and records both movement and light into the still photograph we see above. Probably the best way to understand this process, is by watching her video.

p.s. we hung the photo horizontally above, but you can hang them any way you wish! See below.

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IN THE NEWS

A special thank you to Toronto Life Magazine, and to Tim Shore at Blog TO for their coverage “Photography Now”, an EYE BUY ART Pop-Up at First Canadian Place!

 

Thank you for being here, and being part of the journey!

Emily McInnes
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EYE BUY ART

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EYE BUY ART that Pops

No CommentsPosted October 16, 2017 by Emily McInnes

Grand Format Art Walls, First Canadian Place, Toronto. Courtesy 3M.

I just launched the biggest and most exciting pop-up in EYE BUY ART history, in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District, and I’d love you to join me!

PHOTOGRAPHY NOW
A 6-week Pop-Up by EYE BUY ART
October 16 – November 24, 2017

Opening Thursday, October 19th from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Please RSVP to fcpevents@brookfield.com

FCP Gallery
100 King Street West / Bank of Montreal Tower
Financial District
Toronto, ON
WEEKDAY Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm, Monday to Friday and by appointment
WEEKEND HoursSaturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th (ONLY) from 10am – 4pm

Note: it’s a good idea to call ahead during the week to make sure the gallery is open, as it is sometimes closed for private events. Please text or call 416-200-8774 to confirm.

 

This exhibition is unlike anything I’ve presented before, and will comprise over 1500 square feet of new work, including one-of-a-kind paper cut-outs by Ontario artist Becky Comber, floated paint shadowboxes by newcomer (to me) Heidi Conrod, and limited edition, large-scale photographs by LA artist Ryan Schude and Toronto artist Kristin Sjaarda (see preview below – pricing and details available upon request).

I am also launching a very special partnership with 3M, who have generously provided support to exhibit grand
format, limited edition murals in the lobby of First Canadian Place (in the BMO Tower, where my pop-up is), where over 80,000 people a day will be passing through. This new program will launch the release of a new kind of art form; mural-sized, limited edition photographs that can be custom fit to your wall.

ARTIST TALK: In Conversation with Kristin Sjaarda and the ROM

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:15pm to 1:00pm
FCP Gallery

Join us for a chance to win $250 in art!

Please join Toronto artist Kristin Sjaarda in conversation with Mark Peck, the Ornithologist from the Natural History Department at the ROM. Kristin is a rising star in the world of contemporary, fine art photography in Canada. Her botanical photographs are stunning – with distinct references to the Dutch Masters of the 17th Century – yet the work is deeply rooted in contemporary life. Kristin will discuss the critical role of nature, in the context of her work; the flowers she grows in her backyard garden here in Toronto, and the birds which she borrows from a rescue and research program at the ROM, in partnership with FLAP.

This is a story about the interconnectedness of the natural world; a world that is beyond human perception, and yet which we rely upon for our survival. This will be a deeply fascinating conversation that will reveal layers of meaning within Kristin’s work, and which will speak to the importance of narrative in art.

The event will conclude with a draw to win a $250 gift certificate from EYE BUY ART!

 

EYE BUY ART in the NEWS

A big thank you to Chatelaine Magazine for including EYE BUY ART in the September issue, featuring the article “The 3 Best Places to Buy Art (And How To Do It Well)”. It’s an honour to be recognized in this way. Chatelaine is Canada’s most widely circulated magazine, and is known as the preeminent leader in Canadian coverage of women’s issues, including the rise of feminism as a social phenomenon. What a badge of honour.

POP UP PREVIEW


Kristin Sjaarda, Dahlia and Pink Oyster Mushroom, 2017

Transparent Sky Over a Mountain in My Homeland, 2014, from the series Home

Becky Comber, Forest Floor No. 3 (Rankin Inlet), 2017, from the series Her Space

THANK YOU NEW YORK

A special thank you to everyone who visited me at The Affordable Art Fair in New York. This was my 5th time participating, and it was my most successful fair to date. I’ll be back for the Spring edition in March of 2018, and I look forward to seeing you again then!

I am sincerely grateful to have been on this journey with you so far. Thank you for being a supporter!I hope you can join me in celebrating this exciting new adventure in the story of EYE BUY ART.

Emily McInnes
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EYE BUY ART

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Free General Admission: Affordable Art Fair, New York

No CommentsPosted September 13, 2017 by Emily McInnes

EYE BUY ART

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NEW YORK

September 13 – 17, 2017

Booth 2.6

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

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Our bags are unpacked, and the work is hung and ready for the autumn edition of the Affordable Art Fair! I have a spectacular booth this year, with new work  by Kristin Sjaarda (see above), Becky Comber and newcomer Heidi Conrod – a painter from Canada who I am thrilled to be working with for the first time. Keep your eye on my Instagram account for stories and a look at what’s going on!

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 13th – 17th at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street in Chelsea. Look for us on the second floor, booth 2.6.

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


1. Absolutely stunning new work by Becky Comber. She has created a small selection of one-of-a-kind, hand-cut photographs as part of a current series called Her Space. The pre-cut image is a composite of 7-8 photographs that have been stitched together; a document of the various flora and fauna Becky collects during her daily walk through the forest on her land in Southern Ontario. The piece I have in New York was actually photographed in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut. I thought it looked almost tropical, but they’re actually small plants collected from the arctic tundra. The shadow play on this work is incredible.

2. Kristin Sjaarda’s work was the buzz of the booth last year (and the year before that). This year will be a show stopper, with 3 large-scale new photos taking up an entire 12′ wall. Her work is luscious, grounded and handsome in a wonderfully, powerful, feminine way. Very excited about this. More images available upon request.

3. Paintings! I’m showing the work of Canadian painter Heidi Conrod for the first time. I love Heidi’s work, and apparently, I’m not the only one (her work is on a wait list of clients from across North America). I’m honoured to be working with this artist. There’s something special about this work; honest, gestural, with just the right dose of everything. I’ll be showing one large 48×60″ painting, alongside a series of seriously beautiful, floating layered plexiglass shadowboxes. Each one-of-a-kind box, contains 5 layers of painted plexiglass and measures 16.5×20.5″ each. Plans are underway to make these on a much larger scale. Come see them in person at the fair, or send me a message if you details and jpgs!

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 create a mock up of artwork on your wall if you send me a snapshot of your space.

See you in New York, and thank you for being here!

Emily McInnes
Founder,
EYE BUY ART

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