Saturday, March 18, 2006
I Chew-Chew Choose You
So, this is kind of old news, since the opening was last night, but I urge all of you Torontonians to go check out our friend Jason Kronenwald's Gum Blondes show at Le Gallery on Dundas (at Ossington). We went down to the gallery last night and I must say, I was blown away. The first time I ever went to Jay's house (Jay is married to the very crafty Sam and is the father of Ruby's little buddy Sadie) he plunked down a plate of gum and told myself and the rest of our mom's group to get chewing. It was explained that he made art of chewed gum and always needed a new supply of material.
Now, back then, I foolishly thought that Jay's art was going to be kind of goofy, but once I saw them I became at little obsessed. His Gum Blondes are a series of portraits of blonde celebs (think Britney, Paris, Jessica, etc) and they're gorgeous beyond belief. I'd already seen his Avril Lavigne in real life, but there are about 10 beautiful blondies on display at the gallery and together they're a sight to behold. Ruby had a great time at the opening too -- she and Sadie were running around like crazy. Quite literally -- my little gal took her first steps at about 4 p.m. yesterday and decided to strut her stuff at Jay's show. She likes an audience.
Oh, and if you don't live in Toronto, there's a lovely Gum Blondes website here.