Upcoming exhibit – OSA Emerging Artists “Soaring Ambitions”

I am thrilled to be part of this juried show !
“Soaring Ambitions”
Ontario Society of Arists Emerging Artists Exhibition
December 3rd – January 5th 2015
Joseph D Carrier Gallery, 901 Lawrence Avenue East , Toronto
Opening receptions Wednesday December  3rd 6:30pm-9pm

Introducing … 35124

The art collective founded by Nancy and Alana Farrell (formerly known as reveDNA) has been  reincarnated! Introducing our new collective 35124.

Same concept, new name, new ideas.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our inaugural exhibition

Totems – Day 1

The first and most important part of art making  is to have a connection with the material. I was glad to have arrived first so that I could touch and feel the energy of each log and find the one that spoke to me. Only 2 did. Before starting your next piece, invest the time to “be” with your material —  if it does not *feel right* then it isn’t. Use whatever does feel right, even if it is something that you would never think to use. Especially then.

4 foot basswood logs
4 foot basswood logs

Continuous learning

A key part of my art practice is stretching my boundaries and trying new things: new techniques, new materials, or new combinations. I enjoy taking workshops where I get exposed anything outside my normal practice .

This weekend I am looking forward to “Sticks and Stones ” workshop presented by Alice Vander Vennan http://www.alicevandervennen.ca/prod/workshops.asp

No matter what area of interest , I strongly believe that you are never too old, nor too “expert” to learn. Just see how the youngest saplings teaches us all to stay rooted, and reach high.

13th Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition

Save the Date!

I am thrilled to be part of the 13th Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition  presented by the Sculptor’s Society of Canada Exhibition Aug 15  – September 7th. Hope to see you at the Opening Reception  Aug 16, 6:30pm

3 pieces selected for “Open Book” at Whitestone Gallery

I am extremely pleased to have my art pieces selected for the upcoming exhibit “Open Book – An Exploration of Books as Art” at the Whitestone Gallery. The show runs from March 1- 29th. Opening reception will be March 3rd, 2012 2-4 p.m. Be sure to check out this exciting and unique show!

Whitestone Gallery
80 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario


Guelph Studio Tour Oct 14th-16th

Please join me at Nancy Farrell’s Fine Art Studio this weekend as part of the Guelph Studio Tour. Nancy is my fellow artist in reveDna collective and she will be showing her solo work. Aysseef will be working on reveDna art works in  Nancy’s studio on Friday and Saturday. Please drop by and be inspired by our stash of found materials!
Studio Hours:
Friday Oct 14th 7pm-9pm
Saturday Oct 15th 10am-6pm
Sunday Oct 16th 11am-5pm


Ayseef in Sept 6 issue of PAPIRMASSE!

I will be featured in the Sept 6th issue of PAPIRMASSE. Please check out my poem “What I did on my summer vacation”

From the Papirmasse website www.papirmasse.com:

“Our  postcard contest garnered entries from all over the world.
Here, in no particular order, are the winners. Their winning entries will be
posted online September 6 when we reveal our September issue online.”

reveDna wins Honourable Mention at “Time Frame”!

I am happy report that “Corn” by reveDna Collective won Honourable mention at “Time Frame”.  My piece “Saw clock” in the same show has been sold. 

“Time Frame” features a wide variety of wonderful art: photography, painting, and mixed media  – by a group of talented artists. This shows runs until July 10th at the beautifully restored Alton Mill Gallery. A trip to the mill site, galleries and surrounding countryside is definitely worth the trip and makes for a wonderful outing for the whole family. www.altonmill.ca