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.
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:
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.
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
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
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
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
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.