2/08/2015

greetings earthlings

Someday Plants Will Cover Everything
screenprint, 18" x 24"
created at Kala in Berkeley
Weird Room
double sided screenprint, 8" x 22"
Am I in my own house at all Mister pt.2
Xerox collage, 18" x 24"
A Stone is Nobody's
screenprint, 18" x 24"
(this is from a banner I made for an AGO First Thursday, but I never scanned it! so here it is)

DJ Garbage Body’s Buddies: Alicia Nauta

I forgot to post this back when it happened. Here's some music videos I like, thanks for looking and listening. Thanks to Julie for asking me to contribute!!

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Alicia Nauta is a super rad Toronto lady. She has sweet records and is a joy to hang with. I am proud to call Alicia a Garbage Buddy. Here are her picks for this edition of DJ Garbage Body’s Buddies. Enjoy, lovelies! xo DJ GB

LA Art Book Fair

Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe, first time in LA.
Thank you for the most wonderful weekend...I'm lucky to have met so many inspiring people doing incredible things!

1/17/2015

Eunice Luk + Alicia Nauta launch

Beautiful friends Brooke Manning (Likely General's owner) and Joële Walinga wearing our sweaters!
 Two small brains!!!!!!!

1/10/2015

TWO small brains = ONE big brain

Collaborations between Eunice Luk and Alicia Nauta
Please join us for the Toronto launch of our book, 'Is this the right word?' as well as a new line of dyed and printed tote bags and sweatshirts. 

Likely General
389 Roncesvalles Ave
Wednesday, January 14

We will be serving a special drink ~ * the big brain cocktail * ~ with tequila, campari and citrus, plus a cool snack we make. Looking forward to seeing you!

1/09/2015

Bile Sister/Nick Storring 7" split


I designed and printed this Bile Sister/Nick Storring split for Long Winter, January 2014. It was an edition of 300, given for free at the door.

12/05/2014

Gibbs Surround

Gibbs Surround
18" x 23"
Screenprint, edition of 19
Produced at Kala Art Institute, 2014

Girls Art League Fundraiser

I donated a print for this great fundraiser happening tomorrow at the OCAD U student gallery. Silent auction with all proceeds going towards the Girls Art League

11/26/2014

Black Lives Matter

Very angry and sad over the ongoing police brutality and systemic racism that allows 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