It’s been too long since I worked with SNAP! the annual photography auction event raising funds for The Aids Committee of Toronto or ACT. The last time I had a piece in the auction was in 2011. It seems like forever ago. Strange how time flies when you’re in it, but when you look back it’s seems so expansive.
This years physical catalogue is out and both the Live Auction and Silent Auction lots are up online on their well organized site. I’m very happy to be involved. It feels great to be included with such an amazing variety of spectacular images.
This year SNAP! selected a piece from my Wandering show in Vancouver which I had intended to show in Toronto last month. I’m not the most organized of artists so it turns out I couldn’t show the piece in Toronto because I donated –Club Monaco – Bloor and Avenue Road–to Snap!
I would love to have the work of Paula Gortazar, EU Parliament, Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak Building, Room 03H01 from her Common Space series that I saw for the first time in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward exhibit of 2012 in Regent Park.
Andrew B. Myers piece Lego is also a favourite, as is Yuriko Kubota’s On Earth -Kara-. Yuriko’s work I was first familiarized through a Gallery 44 workshop. It’s really quite hard to get an idea of what it’s all about online, but it’s spectacular in person.
There’s also Elise Victoria Louise Windsor - Untitled (Wood Pyramid), Jason Gowans - Landscape 2, Robert Burley - Film Coating Facility, AGFA-Gevaert, Mortsel, Belgium (#1), and John Cyr - The Photo Studio of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Developer Tray. I’d buy any of these… but I have too much photo based work already!
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re a seasoned collector with deep pockets or you’re just starting–or thinking of starting a collection–with a limited budget this is an amazing event, for a good cause, with a huge selection of work to offer.
You can get tickets for the March 6th main event itself from the SNAP! website or you can preview all the pieces at Arta Gallery (14 Distillery Lane) from Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 2, 2014.