How do I even introduce Jody Morris, the Ottawa > California transplant? Maybe the fact that he was skating in Ottawa before Top of the World even existed, skated and photographed Tom Green when he too called Ottawa home. But perhaps the most important thing is how he decided to make a run for the title so many young gunners have their dreams set on today: Professional Skate Photographer. He packed up and left Ottawa for Vancouver with just a toothpick of information to rely on, Rob Sluggo's phone number. From there he was able to get to California and start making a living shooting and writing about skateboarding.
Having shot with the best in the industry, and some of the most respected companies in skateboarding, Jody has been able to put together an impressive portfolio. With his work from the last 20 years he has published a book, and is currently travelling with a bunch of photos holding exhibitions in a few places across Canada.
This is where things get exciting for us Ottawans eager to experience something other than the grey, frigid mundane winter months...
Red Dragon Apparel, New Balance Numeric, Half Acre, Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. PROUDLY Present the release of Jody Morris' book '20 Plus' at the Grey Area Gallery on Friday January, 24th 2013. They are slightly tucked away at 430 Parkdale Avenue, Unit A (Behind the house). There is no charge to go in, and prints are available for sale as well as copies of his 208-page hardcover book.
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Also going down tomorrow night between 6-9PM, good friend and ex-classmate Zachary Pantalone is holding his first solo exhibition at the RedWall Gallery located at 168 Dalhousie in the Market.
The "Still Life" exhibition offers large servings of the vivid colours and textures of food inspired by American Mark Rothko’s transitional “multiform” or colour field paintings. Beginning in 1946, Rothko became acclaimed for these bold abstractions and continued producing them until his death in 1970.
Click the photo below for the Facebook Event with complete info, and RSVP!
There's so much going on tomorrow night! Another fellow graduate from my year at SPAO, Jessika Brunet, is holding yet another solo exhibition at the well-known La Petit Mort Gallery. If you're already going to see Zac's show at SPAO, this is walking distance away! 306 Cumberland St, Vernissage 7-10PM. Show Runs until the 30th. Please take a second to click the Share button below in the comments section, and help support the amazing local talent of the booming Ottawa Arts scene! Happy gallery hopping, I'll see you around!!