Friday, November 1, 2013

New Work Completed!


After some time away from his regular style of work, James is happy to return to it to create RIO. RIO was a private commission for a collector.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Work Completed!


New work completed. F.A.C.E. was commissioned by Dennis McCormac, Director of Platform Development at the Genomics Lab of Canada. The 36×48 portrait is comprised of 1700 coloured block characters and a unique DNA sequence (CTAG) that determines the shape of McCormac’s face. The result is both a visual representation of the subject, and a DNA sequence that presents a portrait of a different kind. F.A.C.E. will be on permanent display in the MaRS building in Toronto and will be featured in an exhibition in 2014 spotlighting artists using science to inform their work.


Monday, August 26, 2013



On Wednesday, September 25th at 1pm EST, James will be hosting a TweetChat survey for Akimbo about social media use. More details…


Monday, February 4, 2013

Appointed Co-curator of Church Street Murals


James has been selected as one of two curators for the Church Street Mural Project. James, together with co-ocurator Syrus Marcus Ware, will oversee 12 murals coming to Toronto’s Church Street Village in 2013 to help beautify the neighbourhood in preparation for World Pride in 2014. This legacy project, stewarded by the Church Wellesley Village  BIA, aims to depict the history and heroes of Church Street and illustrate key moments in Canada’s LGBTQ civil rights movement. For more information, visit the website.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Curitorial Return For Third Annual 10×10 Photography Project


The 10×10 Photography Project returns to the Gladstone Hotel this year with James as curator. The 100 portrait exhibition will feature work by Belle Ancell, Lise Beaudry, Bruno Billio, Paul Dymond, Lynne Fox, Stev’nn Hall, Anthony Manieri, R. Jeanette Martin, Adam Moco and Walter Segers. The exhibition runs June 18to July 14, 2013 with a reception on Thursday, June 27th at 7pm. This year the book that accompanies the exhibition will be designed by Chris Moore with an introduction by Sophie Hackett. For foll exhibition and programming details, visit the website.


December 20, 2012

best of

James is hosting an Akimbo TweetChat on Wednesday, January 9th, 2012 at 1pm EST. Get online and have your say about the best in visual art in 2012.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


James is co-hosting an Akimbo TweetChat with Jacquie Severs from The Robert McLaughlin Gallery about on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 1pm EST. This month’s topic will be: PUBLIC ART.  More info…


Monday, November 12, 2012

Group Exhibition at Akasha Art Projects


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Group Exhibition at Pentimento Gallery

Three works by James will be included in a season group exhibition at Pentimento Gallery on Queen Eat in Toronto. Reception is November 29th at 6pm.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Group Exhibition Honouring Group of Seven at Art Gallery of Mississauga

Pere Raquette will be on view at the Art Gallery of Mississauga as part of Genius Loci: Contemporary Canadian Artist Responding to Group of Seven artwork. Other artist included in the exhibition are: John Sasaki, Jessica Thompson, Yael Brotman, Susan Collacott, Kara Hamilton, Micah Lexier, Immony Men, Don Maynard, Aman Sandhu and Swapnaa Tamhane, and artwork from The McMichael Canadian Art Collection and The Tom Thomson Gallery.

September 13 – October 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2012. 6pm
Curated by Stuart Keeler
September 26, 7pm. Walk the Talk. Stuart Keeler (AGM curator and director of programmes) gives a guided walkthrough of Genius Loci with the artists.


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Moving 10×10 Photography Project to the Gladstone Hotel

James is curating The 10×10 Photography Project again this year. 10×10 is an annual exhibition of 100 portraits celebrating LGBTQ Canadians in the arts. Photographers this year include: R.Kelly Clipperton, Adamo de Pax, Guntar Kravis, JJ Levine, Sue Lloyd, John Monteith, Alex Nursall, Renee Navarro, Allyson Scott, and Sonja Scharf.

10×10 runs June 21-July 20 at the Gladstone Hotel. Opening reception & book launch is June 28th at 7pm.  Please visit The 10×10 Photography Project website for more details.


Monday, May 14, 2012

Unique Fundraising Campaign for 10×10 Photography Project

The 24 Hour ARTATHON was a success!

Enough money was raised for the book publication. All Artwork is available for $50 CDN Check out what’s still available here.


Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Next Friday James joins other artists for a 24 ARTATHON. The 24 hour event will raise money for publication costs of the 10×10 Photography Project book, launching June 28th at the exhibition opening at the Gladstone Hotel. Part o the proceeds of the sale of the 10×10 book go to The People Project, an arts initiative for queer and trans youth.

Please visit the website for more details or to pledge James!


Monday, April 9th, 2012

Group Exhibition at Oeno Gallery