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“it is accomplished….”

Posted in art, news with tags , , , on August 26, 2012 by propraetor

salve, citizens.

i am pleased to announce that last week, my newest piece was completed.

this drawing, entitled edictum I – duro in umbræ sancto, is an unusual piece. i am pleased with the result, but something about it feel peculiar to me. it’s almost as though this is, in some way, a further refinement and evolution of my style into something more uniquely my own, and yet with hints of more classical influences like bosch and brueghel the elder.

this piece, however, i am keeping under wraps until the entrenchment show this upcoming friday, so if you want to see it before next week, you’ll need to make your way out to the button factory in waterloo, ontario on friday night. otherwise, keep your eyes here or on the facebook page for images next week.


entrenchment and armament

Posted in news with tags , , , , on August 18, 2012 by propraetor

salve, citizens.

today, I enter the home stretch on the latest of the propraetorian works, edictum I. this piece, once completed, will remain under wraps until the entrenchment show on august 31 at the button factory in waterloo, ontario, after which time i will unveil it both here and on the facebook page.

entrenchment will be the first solo showing of my artwork in nine years. many pieces will be getting their first showing anywhere. some will be tried and tested veterans of previous wars. if time permits, there may even be a few surprises for attendees. prints and wine will be available and there will be some interesting and engaging fellowship in attendance.

the festivities begin at 7pm and will endure until 11pm.

after this, there will be at least one more show for MMXII, that being the wormwood sojourn in october in peterborough, ontario. the sojourn will feature an exhibition of my digital works, primarilly. after the sojourn, however, will come the silence before the storm.

entrenchment has another important factor to it.

in addition to being the date of the show itself, august 31, MMXII will also be the 2000th anniversary of the nativity of the emperor GAIVS IVLIVS CÆSAR AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS, who is tragically better known, historically, by His childhood nickname of “CALIGVLA”. the emperor GAIVS was known for many unorthodox acts during His reign. some of the primary things GAIVS gifted the empire, however, were the annexation of mauretania (present-day morocco) as a province and various ambitious construction projects.

to commemorate this auspicious anniversary, the year MMXIII will be a year of border-expansion for atelier propraetoria. plans are already underway, however i will withhold further details until such time as details (and finances) are firmed up.

in the meantime, i hope you will join me at the button factory on august 31 to celebrate with me. even though i have participated in several group shows, i am considering this to be a proper celebration of my return to singular exhibition.

until then, citizens.