Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NEWS!

Hello friends,

I'm pleased to announce that I am now a Professor at Humber College teaching art!  I'm honoured and excited to be on board and would like to share with you our first project at the NEW studio building: Humber Art Commons on Lakeshore Campus.  Come visit! 




Monday, November 23, 2015

COMING in DECEMBER

    super wonder gallery presents:



The Amazing Sci-Fi Show is a celebration of science fiction in popular culture through contemporary art.  Over 80 Toronto artists will unveil hundreds of their latest paintings, sculptures and installations immortalizing spaced-out heroes, quirky robots, bizarre aliens, galactic beauties and spaceships traveling to far off worlds!  A universe of paintings and sculptures inspired by science fiction camp and outer-space spectacle!

OPENING NIGHTS:
FRIDAY 4 & SATURDAY 5 December 2015 Door $10
super wonder gallery
876 Bloor St W, Toronto

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/923614254354711/

TUESDAY: art battle

tuesday  november 24
ART BATTLE 
@7:30pm
great hall, toronto
1087 queen st w TO ON M6J 1H3

teams against teams
cities against cities



THIS happened a ART BATTLE last night!
© aleks Bartosik
"thoughts" 2015
acrylic on canvas

photo credit: andrew john

Toronto



Featuring work by over 125 artists! The results are an extensive collection of unique ‘cabinets of curiosity’ in simple uniform frames each 6x6"

building her fictions (2015) acrylic on watercolour paper, photos, iridescent film, 6x6"
building her fictions (DETAIL), 2015 

Monday, November 9, 2015

NOVEMBER: Rhinocéros - a play directed by Pierre Gregory

Hello my French-speaking friends, ... and everyone interested in theatre and art! 

This month - I'm pleased to announce that I have collaborated with a very talented play-writer/director, Pierre Gregory, on a French play that he directed titled :  Rhinocéros, written by Eugene Inoesco. The play will be held at l’auditorium de Gabrielle-Roy on 14 Pembroke St. (corner of Dundas/Sherbourne).
This is a *special* project for me because I got to collaborate with Oliver da Silva in creating the costumes for the cast.   Not only is Oliver da Silva a very talented sculptor, he also happens to be my partner and best friend.  

A new BLOG with images of the sculptural costumes coming soon! 





Head dress designs by aleks Bartosik and Oliver da Silva.  
Photo credit: F.Guillet.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Toronto: PHOTO-OP exhibition

PHOTO-OP6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Photography
Sept 29 – Fri. Oct. 23, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Thurs. Oct. 1, 6 – 8 pm

I'm pleased to announce that I have been accepted to the PHOTO-OP exhibition.   I am very excited because I will be exhibiting my photographs for the very firs time! 

John B. Aird Gallery | Galerie John B. Aird www.airdgallery.org
900 Bay Street, The Macdonald Block, TO, ON, M7A 1C2
CARLA GARNET: Director/Curator


creature II (2015), digital print, 18 x 25cm

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

news coverage

Thank you to blogTO!

"Toronto Instagram stars get the spotlight at local gallery." 

written by Amy Grief / SEPTEMBER 21, 2015

http://www.blogto.com/arts/2015/09/toronto_instagram_stars_get_the_spotlight_at_local_gallery/




Thursday, September 17, 2015

manifesto 2015

MNFSTO9 :: UP NOW!

iridescent dometransformed, re-constructed
a performance
a mobile sculptural installation

for MANIFESTO 2015 @ Super Wonder Gallery: 876 Bloor St. W TORONTO (Ossington+Bloor). Up until THURSDAY, sep 24.  MOBILE INSTALLATION, play with it! Move it! Pull the string!

 © aleks bartosik iridescent dome: re-constructed (2015): a mobile/interactive installation
                 photo credit: Ashley McKenzie-Barnes

Performance with Raffaele Brereton & Mayumi Lashbrook (pictured below) took place on Sunday at 8:30pm-8:45pm.  We danced and interacted with the iridescent dome, footage coming soon.  The iridescent dome has been re-constructed, re-arranged especially for MNFSTO9 in order to make it more interactive with its audience (and dancers during the performance).  

aleks barosik with raffaele brereton and mayumi lashbrook

If you're in Toronto come and stop by the gallery and check out the show that's up briefly and only until this Thursday!  Come and play with the dome and move it's wings!  Super Wonder Gallery is open from 1-10pm daily except Mondays, but please call in advance if you're coming out of town to confirm the hours, as there are other events happening while the show is up and the hours may fluctuate! The number is (416) 516-5457.



Saturday, August 1, 2015

TORONTO: HARBOUR FRONT

ON JULY 25th, WESTJET STAGE: 10PM - 11PM
FLAUNT FABRIQUE fashion show, part of Flaunt It Festival
branching out my art … showing my paper costumes, typically used for my art performances and installations, at a fashion show organized by a very talented chirographer Ross Wirtanen.  AMAZING EXPERIENCE! Thank you to everyone who participated, especially my dancers/models: 
Colleen Snell
Andy Ingram
Kristen CarconeScott McCabeAmanda Donato


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

During the Pan-Am Games (in Mississauga)

IRIDESCENT DOME
Share the Love is an interactive art project that was built in collaboration with the citizens of Mississauga during the Pan Am / Parapan Games. It will run for 22 days and celebrate the spirit of the games and bring together the citizens through various forms of creative engagement.  It is part of the IGNITE series.  It is about sharing the love of the arts with it's community.  The Iridescent Dome is my contribution to the Share the Love Project.  It will be on display at the Mississauga Celebration Square on July 29 and 30, and at the Benares Museum on July 31 and August 1.


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE for the IRIDESCENT DOME:
1. PERFORMANCE AT THE MISSISSAUGA CELEBRATION SQUARE
Thursday, July 30, 6:40pm - 7:30pm:
in collaboration with dancer Mayumi Lashbrook and Raffaele Brereton

2. PERFORMANCE AT THE BENARES HISTORIC HOUSE
Friday, July 31, 8:00pm - 8:30pm:
dance performance: aleks Bartosik with Rebecca Anne Bobrovskis (dancer)


cast 'shadows'
performance component 
view from within the iridescent dome
SET UP: https://twitter.com/l4nguyen/status/626186148440862720

Locations: 
1. Benares Historic House in Mississauaga, near Clarkson Go Train Station, 1507 Clarkson Rd N, Mississauga
2. Mississauga Celebration Square, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga

+++ UNFORTUNATELY ALL THE PERFOMANCES WERE CANCELLED, THE IRIDESCENT DOME ALSO NEVER MADE IT TO THE BENARES MUSEUM. TO FIND OUT WHY PLEASE READ THE BELOW ARTICLE:


http://www.mississauga.com/news-story/5770164-no-love-for-public-art-display-vandalized-in-celebration-square/

FINAL WEEK OF SOLO "ALIEN SIGHTINGS" (in ottawa)

FINAL WEEK of my solo exhibition "ALIEN SIGHTINGS"
@ La Petite Mort Gallery (Ottawa, Canada).
Up until June 28th!! If you're in the capital city, please pop by. The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm, or by appointment, so call if you need a different day!
You can check out my complete body of work and pricing at:
http://www.lapetitemortgallery.com/june-2015/
 aleks Bartosik, abduction (2015)  acrylic on paper, 54 x 71.5", $1900, LPM

aleks Bartosik, alien beauty (2015) acrylic and oil on canvas, 23 x 23", $900, LPM


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LPM: last SOLO show on location!

Hello friends, 
La Petite Mort Gallery in Ottawa, representing my work, will be closing on August 31st, 2015.  I have had the pleasure to work with Guy Berube, the gallery director, for several years now, but I am happy that he and his gallery will move on to other projects.  Keeping some of it's original artists and working with new ones, the gallery will take on a more interactive role in the art world of Canada and internationally.  In the future, Berube hopes to create travelling exhibitions/projects and collaborations that will engage the public on a more intimate, interactive, and conversational way.  I think this is a fresh approach for LPM, and I wish Guy Berube all the very best as he embarks on this new adventure!  

In keeping with the celebration of LPM's new beginnings, I'm pleased to still have one more solo exhibition before it's closing - in the month of June!  

And I hope that you can join me for the opening on Friday, June 5th of alien sightings.
you can check out my complete body of work at:
http://www.lapetitemortgallery.com/june-2015/
a.bartosik, alien beauty, 2015, acrylic and oil on canvas, 23 x 23" 
la petite mort gallery presents:
aleks bartosik
alien sightings
june 5 to 28, 2015
opening: friday, june 5th @ 7-10pm
a.Bartosik.  they lived on the hills of the Other World, 2015,
mix media on photo paper mounted on board, 12 x 18"