Clint Roenisch executed another stellar opening last night, his second at the new space, featuring a collection by Canadian multi-disciplinary artist Jason de Haan. The space was vibrant as Toronto’s art scene elite interacted with Jason’s provocative works. The live tree dusting the ceiling wearing a gold ring on its top branch had people’s necks craned in wonder as did a chunk of million + year-old meteorite carved into a pointer finger stuck in the front wall. There was a mouldy old found sneaker atop a marble stand and a series of designer humidifiers with tortoise shell fossils and other terra matter placed upon them. The front room was decorated with a series of upside-down photographs of Jason reading ‘Moby Dick’ against horizons around the world. The show as a whole left me wondering about the relationship between natural and manmade things and how this can be more a beautiful, delicate and symbiotic harmony than we ever imagined. Well done gents. xo
Marilyn Monroe’s marriage to Joe Demaggio was the inspiration for our Ms. September calendar girl at Kingpin Chic. With the Jays season coming to a close it is only appropriate to show off this luxe silk vintage baseball jersey now available at Kingpin Hideaway. The 2014 calendars will soon be on sale so be sure to pick one up for your loved one as a Christmas stocking stuffer. Watch Dailytoole for the launch details. x
Shot on location @ Cabaret Vintage.
Model Stephanie Lyons of Orange Model Management posed as our playful muse for the June edition of the Kingpin Chic Pin-Up Calendar. Doesn’t she look like a young Nicole Kidman? She is up in the window of Cabaret Vintage on Queen West now if you’d like a closer look. Be sure to pick up your copy of the R-rated version of the 2014 calendar available this Fall.
Special thanks to Cabaret Vintage.