Friday
Aug032012

Currently I am working on commissioned projects, and accepting new commissions for artwork in a variety of paint media. Please contact me if you are interested in some custom artwork, or in purchasing existing artwork at: live_in_colour@hotmail.com

Friday
Aug032012

My 'Fenestration' show at Toronto City Hall was featured in NOW magazine in the Newsfront section.

http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=186803

Saturday
May122012

I have the fantastic opportunity to exhibit my work at Toronto City Hall from Monday May 14 until Friday May 18. This exhibition is in association with the Fatal Light Awareness Program and Lights Out Toronto. There will be an informal opening on Monday from 5-7 pm, and an exhibition tour on Wednesday from 11 am- 12 pm.

Tuesday
Apr172012

I was interviewed by CFRU 93.3 FM about my thesis work, and the interview aired at 10 am on Friday April 13th. To hear the recording please visit http://www.cfru.ca/recordings/108

Here is a link to their 'Hands and Tails' website with a description of the show http://handsandtails.blogspot.ca/2012/04/show-7-birds-of-city-sorts-and-of-prey.html

Friday
Mar162012

My solo MFA thesis exhibition will run from March 30-April 14, 2012.
Opening Reception: March 30, 6-9 pm.

Gallery 918, 918 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 1-5, Thurs 1-8.

I am exploring bird-building collisions in Toronto, and using collage as a metaphor for the fragmented perception of the city that migratory songbirds may experience. For more information about bird-building collisions, and how you can help, please visit the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) at www.flap.org

To see some of my thesis artwork, please visit the 'Recent Artwork> MFA Thesis- Fenestration' section of this website.

One goal of my MFA thesis project was to raise awareness and to initiate discussion about bird-building collisions in Toronto and other urban centres. Here is the abstract from my thesis paper:

The city of Toronto is located on a flight path used by millions of migratory birds. It is estimated that, “1 to 10 birds will hit each building, each year, in North America alone. In Toronto, that amounts to between 1 to 10 million migrating birds lost every year.”[1] Although these collisions account for more bird deaths every year than anything else, this knowledge is not widespread or collectively seen as a need for concern. The overall objective of my interdisciplinary thesis project was to expose this issue through collage. The project aims to increase people’s awareness of bird-building collisions and avian perception, and to lead to new questions for future interdisciplinary research.


[1] "The Danger of City Lights to Migrating Birds: Lights Out Toronto," FLAP - Fatal Light Awareness Program, http://flap.org/toronto-lights-out.php (accessed February 12, 2012). 

Friday
Jan132012

I will be participating in a group show at Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts from February 1st-12th, 2012. The gallery is located at:
984 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

Exhibition Details:

Exhibition Dates: February 1 - 12, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 2, 2012 | 6-10PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM / Sunday 12-5PM

Thursday
Oct272011

Five OCAD MFA students (David Clarkson, Susan Campbell, Po Chun Lau, Christine Walker and Marian Wihak) and OCAD faculty member Catherine Beaudette are having an exhibition to display work created during an artist residency on Fogo Island in May, 2011. http://artscorpfogoisland.ca/

The show runs November 1st and 2nd, and the opening is on Tuesday November 1st, from 6-9 pm. It is in the OCAD Graduate Gallery, located at 205 Richmond Street West. When you enter the elevator, press 'G'. When you exit the elevator, turn right to enter the gallery.

Wednesday
Jun222011

Tuesday
Mar222011

Xpace

Like There's No Tomorrow
XPACE Cultural Centre

Wednesday April 13, 2011 to Sunday April 17, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, April 15, 7 p.m.

Group show of students in the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design

Like There’s No Tomorrow is a group show with 19 participating artists. This electric group has come together in The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U) Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design. Each artist is in an individual creative growth process in his or her respective career, artistic practice and creative path. Under the guidance and tutelage of Mary MacDonald, this vibrant and lively group of contemporary artists showcases works from drawing, painting and sculpture, new media and multi-media, sound, video, design and performance.

Like There’s No Tomorrow — never a dull moment and always a good time.

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the artists of Like There’s No Tomorrow:

Rebecca Baird, Lisa Binnie, Susan Campbell, Pedro Bonatto de Castro, Fareena Chanda, Keith Cole, Philip Cote, Gloria Caballero, David Clarkson, Benjamin Edelberg, Julian Higuerey Nunez, Rita Camacho, Po Chun Lao, Nermin Moufti, Rachel Pulfer, Frank Tsonis, Christine Walker, Marian Wihak and Britt Wray.

XPACE Cultural Centre
58 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
416-849-2864

www.xpace.info

Free

Sunday
Jan162011

(encaustic painting by Po Chun Lau)

The Pace of Place

Lisa Binnie | Po Chun Lau | Christine Walker

Graduate Gallery, OCAD University
205 Richmond Street West, Ground Level
Thursday February 3rd to Sunday February 6th
Noon – 5 pm

Opening reception Saturday February 5th

The three artists in “The Pace of Place” each live in contrasting worlds. Their work explores this contrast by focusing on both the culture and the pace exhibited within different parts of Canada. In particular, they are looking at the difference between rural maritime villages and eastern Ontario wilderness compared with the urban centre that is Toronto, Ontario.

Travelling back and forth between places always requires a period of adjustment and transition before one can really belong there. This also provides a fresh perspective, and allows for a rediscovery of things sometimes forgotten or taken for granted.

Christine, Po and Lisa’s explorations of these themes are expressed in the medium of encaustic painting, sometimes incorporating photographic elements into the works, sometimes inspired by photographs of the places themselves.