BUTTONMANIA Group Show

Buttonmania Dec 06 – 27, 2009 @ INDEXg (50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto) Buttonmania is a fabulous on-wall display of hundreds of art buttons (unique and multiples) made by over 20 artists for people to consume as gifts or keep in their collection. Participating artists include CAROUSEL associates Mark Laliberte and Fiona Smyth, as well as Nobuyoshi Araki, Sally Ayre, Lisa Cristinzo, Crywolf, Harvey Chan, Robert Dayton, Madeleine Hellmers, Jeff Jackson, Ginette Lapalme, Holly Lee, Iris

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READ + CARRUTHERS – The Becoming

The Becoming Nov 25 – Dec 06, 2009 @ Board of Directors (1080 Queen St. W., Toronto) Toronto-based artists, Tanya Read and Scott Carruthers (whose works previously appeared in CAROUSEL #17 and #20, respectively) have a new collaborative exhibit at Board of Directors Gallery, Toronto. Both Tanya and Scott have a history of collaboration, working with artists collectively and organizing various projects together; both transcend the typical comic medium with their own styles of cartoon

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SANDY POOL – Exploding into Night

Sandy Pool‘s Exploding into Night is now available! Toronto-based writer and artist Sandy Pool (whose work will appear in the forthcoming CAROUSEL #25 — Spring-Summer 2010 issue) has just released a new book of poetry, Exploding into Night. This collection is an initiative of Guernica Editions‘ First Poets Series, which focuses on previously unpublished writers under the age of thirty-five; other First Poets Series authors include past CAROUSEL contributors Clara Blackwood, Desi Di Nardo and

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ECHOLOCATION Journal … Lives!

echolocation #8 out now + Nov 28 fundraising party! CAROUSEL would like to commend the new echolocation editors for taking on the exciting challenge of renewing a long-standing publication that had been on indefinite hiatus. echolocation is a compilation of poetry, writing, photography, artwork and review essays; issue #8 is recently available! For those in the Toronto area, note that echolocation is also holding a fundraising party (to raise funds that will help them to

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FASTWÜRMS – riDYKEulouse Hits Bottom (Group Show, NYC)

RiDYKEulouse Hits Bottom Nov 20– Dec 23, 2009 @ Leo Koenig Projekte (545 West 23rd St,  New York) Toronto/Creemore-based collective FASTWÜRMS (whose work graces the cover of our latest CAROUSEL #24 — with interview and portfolio inside) is now participating in a Manhattan art show. The exhibition, curated by RIDYKEULOUS, features the following artists: A.K. Burns, Aaron Johnson, Anna Sew Hoy, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Cody Critcheloe/Ssion, Cyrus Saint Amand Poliakoff, Dana Schutz Dawn Frasch, Dawn Kasper,

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MICHAEL DEFORGE – Lose

Michael DeForge’s new comic book Lose is now available! 24 pages of illustrated goodness for only $5 (CAN) + shipping/handling Toronto artist Michael DeForge (whose illustrations will grace the cover of our upcoming CAROUSEL #25 — Spring-Summer 2010 issue) has a new publication out now! Lose, DeForge’s first full length comic, is a comedy about Nesbit Lemon’s trip to hell, and all the familiar faces he meets there. It’s a 24 page saddle-stitch comic book,

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KEMENY BABINEAU – A6ON

Kemeny Babineau’s new book, After the 6ix O’Clock News, released through BookThug. Mt. Pleasant, ON poet Kemeny Babineau (whose work has been featured in CAROUSEL #7 (in 1991) and #12 (in 1998))  has a new publication out now! “After the 6ix O’Clock News is poetry for inside and out of the eyeball. It is not a declaration of wart or a treaty of verse eyes, it is bigger than that. This is poetry that has

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JASON McLEAN – 9-5 Print

Jason McLean’s limited edition screenprint on sale now at MOCCA. Toronto-based artist Jason McLean (whose work recently appeared in CAROUSEL #23) creates in a range of media, from drawing and sculpture to sound performance and mail art. His new project, 9-5 (2009) is a 30” x 22″ four-colour screenprint on archival paper printed at Open Studio, Toronto. Price: $800.00 (unframed), with all proceeds from the sales going to support programming initiatives at the Museum of

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RYAN HESHKA – Profiled in ION

Ion Magazine #60 on streets now. Vancouver-based illustrator and painter Ryan Heshka was prominently featured in the most recent issue of CAROUSEL #24, which is out now. Harking back to comic book days of yesteryear, Heshka’s wholesome illustrations are in gallery shows around North America. His artwork has appeared in issue 18 of BLAB magazine. 2010 will mark the year of the Heshka’s second publication, a kid’s book Monstertown. Read the new issue of CAROUSEL

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FIONA SMYTH – The Parkdale Gyre

Fiona Smyth: The Parkdale Gyre Oct 14 – Nov 22, 2009 @ INDEXg (50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto) Toronto artist Fiona Smyth (who will be featured in our upcoming CAROUSEL #25 — Spring-Summer 2010 issue) has a new exhibit at INDEXg in Toronto. The catastrophic themes explored in her work, featuring a range of new drawings and paintings on black grounds, are inspired by recent news reports about The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Smyth takes this

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CAROUSEL 24!

Welcome to Carousel Recommends… CAROUSEL 24 (Fall-Winter 2009 issue) features work from the following amazing writers and artists: Holly R. Appling, John Wall Barger, Ahima Timoteo Bodrán, Lydia Conklin, FASTWÜRMS, Nicole Fong, Jennifer Footman, Fred Gaysek, Julian Gobert, Ariel Gordon, Gillian Harding-Russell, Kate Hargreaves, Jesse Harris, Kathryn Henion, Ryan Heshka, Claire Horsnell, Drazen Kozjan, Mark Laliberte, Alicia Nauta, Marc Ngui, ORLAN, Timothy Ormond, Kaitlin Tremblay, Vanessa Vaughan, Julie Marie Wade and Elana Wolff >>> Preview

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