Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Comics classes this spring and summer in Toronto



AGO Learning: Intro to Comics: Reportage
Wednesdays May 4-June1 (5weeks)

AGO Learning: Intro to Comics: Narratives
Thursdays May 5- June 2 (5 weeks)

OCADU Continuing Studies: Comics and Graphic Novels
Thursdays July 7-August 11 (6 weeks)


Thursday, 31 March 2016

Wegway Television Interview


Spent an hour with the good folks of Wegway Television, talking about my work over the past 25 years: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuNI563kPPw
 Episode 2: Elizabeth Fearon and Steve Armstrong join Toronto artist Fiona Smyth for an in-depth discussion of her work, which includes drawing, painting, graphic novels, illustration, murals and installation.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

CHEEZ 2 at Gallery 50



  CHEEZ 2

Opening Wed. March 16 6:00 to 9:00pm
Running March 15- April 3, 2016

Fiona Smyth’s CHEEZ was originally a monthly comic/drawing published in Canada's Exclaim Magazine over a ten year period from 1992 to 2002. There were no editorial restrictions on the work apart from the monthly deadline and the colour restrictions of the paper (the art work had to be black and white). Each strip was created shortly before the deadline and numbered in chronological order. The second incarnation of CHEEZ, running online since 2009 to currently, is a weekly offering continuing with the same numbering sequence and restrictive palette.
Visual artist Smyth’s creative process is unrestrained in the CHEEZ series. Recurring motifs and icons inform a non-linear narrative that spans nearly twenty-four years. Feminist imaginings of female bodies are central to this drawing world. Smyth’s stream of conscious approach connects to a long lineage of drawers, cartoonists, and imaginers like Moebius, Giles, Gary Panter, Saul Steinberg, George Grosz, John Scott, Frida Kahlo, and Louise Bourgeois. 
A collection of the first one hundred strips was published as CHEEZ 100 by Pedlar Press in 2001
Gallery 50 is offering the sale of individual inkjet prints of the exhibited CHEEZ drawings upon request.
50 Gladstone Avenue
Open Wed. to Sun. 1:00-5:00

Tuesday, 3 November 2015