11/26/2014

Black Lives Matter

Very angry and sad over the ongoing police brutality and systemic racism that allows young innocent black men, such as Michael Brown, not only to be murdered, but for their murderers to walk free. I made a poster that can be printed out and photocopied, please use it however you like, online or plastered up on the street.
it's 11" x 17" which is a standard size for most photocopiers, you can also resize it.

11/21/2014

residency at Kala Art Institute

Soooo I am here in beautiful Berkeley, California for the month doing a residency, this is my first screenprint made at Kala. I've been very inspired by the plant life, with huge succulents just growing on ordinary street corners. You can't really tell from this image but the top is metallic bronze, I think this gradient looks like lifesaver candies.
Purify Your Air
I'm also working on lots of new collages made from source material found in Berkeley. Here are some of my favourites I've found from local thrift stores:

11/19/2014

OUGHT

My project Thro Pillows on Clearance is part of OUGHT, an exhibition coming up at Xpace. I made an installation of a clearance section at Homesense, where my set of screenprinted throw pillows sit amongst abandoned, unwanted and marked down housewares.
Natalie Logan, 2014
November 21 -December 13, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, November 21st from 7-11pm
Xpace Cultural Centre

Artists Involved: Anna May Henry, Alicia Nauta, Natalie Logan, Madelene Veber, Meg Remy and Geetha Thurairajah
Curated by: Joële Walinga

OUGHT compiles the variety of suggestions posed by parents to their artist children in misguided attempts to support, encourage, or simply understand. OUGHT exhibits the materialization of these sometimes ridiculous ideas, as artists actually attempt to create or fulfill what was suggested of them. The show illustrates examples of non art-world or art-educated ideas of the function and aesthetic of art, while simultaneously illuminating the underlying encouragements and discouragements that exist at the foundation of the woman artist.

Thro Pillows on Clearance, Alicia Nauta 2014

Moon Room reviewed in Canadian Art

Yahoo! Very thoughtful and interesting review of Moon Room just came out by Alison Cooley in Canadian Art, here is an excerpt where she talks about my Goodnight Moon mural, so happy over here!!!
Read the full article here

11/03/2014

MOON ROOM

 Installation view of Moon Room

 October 18- November 15, 2014
Curated by Kristin Weckworth
With works by Adrienne Kammerer, Alexandra Mackenzie, Alicia Nauta, Carly Waito, Eli Langer, Eunice Luk, Hanna Hur, Heather Goodchild, Jennifer Murphy, Karen Azoulay, Kendra Yee, Lisa DiQunzio, Maggie Groat, Margaux Williamson, Maryanne Casasanta, Naomi Yasui, Nikki Woolsey, Patrick Krzyzanowski, Rebecca Fin Simonetti, Sab Meynert and Vanessa Brown.
  Alicia Nauta
Goodnight Moon mural
originally a collage, I used an overhead projector to paint the mural directly on the wall
approximately 11' x 9'
 It's only 5 after 10 clocks by Eunice Luk, and the evening and the morning wall hanging by Heather Goodchild, untitled ceramic sculpture by Naomi Yasui
 Aside the Table sculpture by Nikki Woolsey
installation view of Moon Room
Eunice Luk who took this pic when I was painting, thank youuu

Am I in my own house at all Mister?

I created a stairwell installation for the exhibition Imperfect Shadow at Artscape Youngplace, situated in an old school on Shaw just north of Queen. I worked with a series of collages from mostly the past year, and had them digitally printed on vinyl. I will be doing a talk with Ginette Lapalme and Keith Jones (who have installations in the other two stairwells) along with the curator, Karie Liao on November 4th from 6-8pm.
Am I in my own house at all Mister?
North Stairwell
Alicia Nauta

Through a series of open doorways and windows to another time and place, Alicia Nauta’s stairwell installation offers a glimpse of ruins from the future. Mysterious and elusive, like an ancient document yet to be decoded, the astronomical and celestial imagery as well as architectural elements suggest both natural and manufactured worlds. Many of the compositions make reference to strange interiors, where the perspective is distorted, and can be familiar and alienating at the same time. The source material for this work includes pre-computer graphic design manuals, ink drawings, quilting and crochet templates, DIY framing and home decor guides, illustrated botany encyclopedias, half-tone dot patterns of varying sizes, blobs and geometrical shapes. The printed materials are then cut and pasted, manipulated by hand and by photocopying, then transferred to vinyl. This installation can be seen as a continuation of Nauta’s past “wallpapering” works.
 

11/01/2014

I got so hungry I cooked my own head

Halloween 2014
with Sarah Bodri tha sock monster

10/09/2014

Moon Shadow Halloween mix

I made another Halloween mix!
This one is a little weirder and moodier than last years maybe, but still pretty fun. thanks to Carl for showing me the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band's cover of Monster Mash, in my opinion it's much better than the original. Also shout out to Vanessa Rieger's halloween mix tape from five years ago at the White House, where I heard Frank Sinatra's Ghost of a Chance. It was so late in the night and sounded so good to me, and in my drunken stupor I took the tape home...I woke up in a puddle of regret and obviously returned the tape...but I still like that song.

Cheval Fou- La Fin De La Vie, Le Début De La Survivance
Frank Hunter- White Goddess
Kris Jensen- Torture
Teddy Fire- Revenge
Marissa Nadler- Loner
Bruno Nicolai- Giano
Bonzo Dog Doodah Band- Monster Mash
The Moontrekkers- Night of the Vampire (banned from the BBC for being too "morbid")
Joey Reynolds- Endless Sleep
Nick Carter- Abyss
The Monocles- Spider and the Fly
The Poppy Family- Shadows on My Wall
Sueno Sueno- Add Mosphere
Frank Sinatra- Ghost of a Chance (klassic kool edit)
 Claudio Gizzi- The Bedroom Chamber

9/30/2014

Is this the right word?

New book collaboration with Eunice Luk!
Is this the right word?, 2014
Edition of 200

Eunice Luk and Alicia Nauta
10" x 8", 24 Pages
Saddle stitch, risograph printed book. 
Metallic sleeve with silkscreen sticker.
Co-published by Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe and Slow Editions

This selection of drawings and collages is the 5th collaborative project between Alicia Nauta and Eunice Luk.
 

9/29/2014

New York Art Book Fair 2014

 Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe tabled for the first time! Very exciting. Printed some new business cards with Colour Code.
Here's my table! all set up and ready for business
 

9/09/2014

Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe pt.2

Joële Walinga and I made a second Klassic Kool commercial! Screened at Doored last night. Footage is from Toronto Island, my backyard and the alley behind my house.

9/02/2014

Drake One Fifty installation

I have a wallpaper installation up at the Drake's second location, the Drake One Fifty on York Street. It will be up for a year, until August 2015. This selection of xeroxed collages are from an ongoing series called Curtained Eclipse.

8/19/2014

Art Metropole Zine Dream window

Zine Dream window by Alicia Nauta and Eunice Luk
August 6- 30th, 2014
A collaborative window of larger than life wooden book sculptures exploring the form and function of zines and artist books. Three different sculptures consider some of the many forms a book can take, and celebrate the potential of printed matter as a platform for creating, sharing and circulating ideas. The sculptures represent independent publishing as a way to create an alternative to the traditional art object, encouraging experimentation in an accessible form.
Eunice Luk (screenprint)
Eunice Luk (screenprint)
Eunice Luk/Alicia Nauta collaboration (screenprint)
Eunice Luk/Alicia Nauta collaboration (screenprint)
Alicia Nauta (screenprint)
Alicia Nauta (screenprint)



All six of our screenprints will be available at Art Metropole. We have also put together sets, you could potentially own all six! contact us for more information.

8/09/2014

Zine Dream 7!

poster by Michael Comeau
Sunday, August 10th, 12-5pm
at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave
I'll have new screenprints, tote bags, t-shirts, pillowcases, books and more
AND after I DJ the official Zine Dream after party at the Garrison with Meg Remy (U.S. Girls)!
my table: