Karl, Gus, and I jumped into Joseph Fung’s Culture Club experiment tonight at ArtBar and it was a blast. Jack Jackowetz opened a show of his work in ArtBar which is located at Centre in the Square. We met Jack on Saturday at Culture Camp and he stopped by kwartzlab later that day for a visit. I was intrigued and curious to see his work. Jack does some cool sort of enhanced-reality digital manipulation of photographs. Especially eye-popping were his pieces on transparent film laminated to aluminum. Equally delightful were the discussions and introductions in this very smart and friendly community.
More after the break…
First, I’ve gotta recognize ArtBar for providing the makerly opportunity for us to each craft our own potato martinis. Here’s mine.
This was a great venue for this get-together. There’s Jack chatting with Jospeh, Ramy, Alex, and company. BTW, I’ve abandoned any need for focused photographs of my own. Enjoy the fuzz and the ambient light.
Jack hails from Brantford, but his work in this show will be more familiar to a KW audience. We got talking about a collaborative project once I get Animeyes completed in January.
He has this great extend-a-business-card showing one of his pieces. My photo doesn’t do it justice. Looks great.
The place really filled up.
A great turnout.
These two characters, Terre and Gus, through some cosmic coincidence, both arrived in red and black vertical stripes.
Gus’ last day at RIM today, so to ease his BlackBerry withdrawal his team applied a makeshift BlackBerry “patch”.
Good evening, Mr. Williams.
Here’s Roland and I just as we jumped to hyper-space.
Karl, you know you want to buy that piece just over Jack’s shoulder that shows the corner store on aluminum. That’s my favourite.
ArtBar donated proceeds from drinks to the food bank. Nice!
What’s up next, Gus?