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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
Founder and Director
EYE BUY ART

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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
Founder and Director
EYE BUY ART

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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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$275 | 20×16″ | FRAMED
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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.’

BUY THIS WORK FRAMED RIGHT FROM YOUR SHOPPING CART

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!

 

EYE BUY ART NEWS

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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Free Admission: Affordable Art Fair New York

No CommentsPosted March 22, 2016 by Emily McInnes

EYE BUY ART
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NEW YORK

March 31th to April 3rd

Booth 2.10

Metropolitan Pavillion
125 West 18th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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Friends and Collectors,

I’m very excited to let you know that I’ll be participating in the Spring edition of the Affordable Art Fair, taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea next week! This will be my third time participating in this fair, and this one feels particularly special. Here’s a few things to look forward to, dear art lover…

3 THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR AT THE AFF SPRING EDITION:


Ryan Schude

“Pool Party” from the series Tableau
38×61″ | ed. 5

1. I have two brand new, large-format pieces I’ll be showing by Ryan Shude, who you’ll remember did the incredible “Diner” and “Jaguar” photographs that I launched my site with back in 2009! He now has over 80,000 instagram followers or something crazy. Send me an email for more details.

Julia Callon
“Work” from a series currently in progress
35×51″ | ed. 5

2. Julia Callon, one of our biggest success stories, has created an elaborate new piece called “Work”, specifically for this fair. This image adds to the ongoing series, which also includes “Supermarket” and “Royal Bank”. This photograph has been a year in the making, which is no surprise when you consider that each element you see is made by hand, in miniature. I have much to say about this artist and her work.


Kristin Sjaarda
“Red Roses and Pomegranates II”
from the series T
he Kitchen Window” (de Keuken Finster)
48×33″ | ed. 5

3. I’m introducing the work of two new artists, one of whom includes Kristin Sjaarda (above) based here in Toronto. I’m absolutely gushing over this work, and will have both of Kristin’s images printed large on cotton rag and suspended in a beautiful floater frame. I could eat these photos alive they are so luscious!

Check out my Instagram for more images!

PLEASE NOTE: these images 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. I have this whole online selling thing nailed. 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.

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FREE ADMISSION

The fair runs from March 31st – April 3rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street in Chelsea. Look for us on the second floor, booth 2.10. We have 15 general admission tickets available to give away. Please send an email to emily@eyebuyart.com to claim yours.

Happy Spring!


Emily McInnes
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EYE BUY ART

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EYE BUY ART from Generation Next

Comments OffPosted November 16, 2015 by michael

Hannah Campbell “Cohere”, 2013 from the series Arctic Fiction
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Hannah Campbell “Transmute”, 2013 from the series Arctic Fiction
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You know, I work with emerging artists all the time. It allows me a privilege – which is the window it provides into the issues that our next generation of artists care about – the issues they identify with, and feel compelled to talk about through their work. Coast Salish B.C. artist Hannah Campbell is a great example of this certain sense of rightness I feel with the world, knowing that these are the people to whom we are passing the baton on to.

These photos are part of a larger series titled Arctic Fiction, taken during an artist residency in Svalbard, Norway in the Arctic Circle, where she was with 27 other artists. The series documents the changing and dynamic landscape of the Arctic, one that is quickly and forever altered due to climate change. For Hannah, travelling through the arctic and photographing the land felt like she was witnessing a changing history, and one she felt compelled to document:

“The Arctic that I saw will not be the same arctic that future generations will see. The title Arctic Fiction reflects how many people treat the natural environment as far away, almost fictional places that they don’t need to protect or look after. Although we utterly depend on them for our own survival, we often feel detached from our environmental surroundings.” (Read more here).

After first showing this work at our booth during the Fall edition of the Affordable Art Fair in New York City, Canadian artist Hannah Campbell’s two images, “Cohere” and “Transmute”, from the series Arctic Fiction are now available for purchase online.

ARTIST BIO

Hannah Campbell is a Coast Salish Territories artist based in Vancouver, BC. Hannah completed her B.F.A at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2012, and has exhibited work throughout Vancouver and parts of North America. Her work won the Canon Photography Award in 2012, and the Gordon Smith Top Visual Artist award in 2008. She was among 27 artists selected to attend The Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard, Norway in 2013, and was recently chosen to participate in the Sointula Art Shed Residency in Sointula BC. Hannah uses art as a medium to share stories, and weave together collective experiences between the viewer and her subjects.

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NEW YORK CITY


A HUGE thank you to our collectors, old and new, who came to visit our booth at the Affordable Art Fair in New York this fall. Our most successful fair to date – thank you! I’d also like to gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country / Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

 

IN THE NEWS

I was honoured to be featured in the article  ”Buying and Collecting Fine-Art Prints: What You Need to Know to Get Started” in the October edition of Photolife Magazine! A special thank you to their team, Valérie Racine, Jenny Montgomery and Vèronica Gill for the opportunity!

Happy art collecting times, and hope you’re enjoying this lovely late autumn weather where you are too!


Emily McInnes
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EYE BUY ART

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