Hey, hi! Nice to see you.You may have noticed that I don't often blah blah here, but I thought I would take a sentence or two to let you know that a new, yet-to-be named, long-term portrait project starts now. Yes yes, I make portraits all the time, but you'll now notice brief and informal profiles about the women pictured.
Get to know these women and their work.
Shall we begin?
This is Brette Gabel.
You may have seen her here before. I think she looks a lot more serious in these photos than she is in life, but here she is, looking pretty mellow at home. She's a friend and a maker hailing from Regina but has lived and worked in Toronto for a while now. Actually, Brette was planning her wedding while finishing her MFA at OCADU and just exhibited her IAMD thesis show at 2186 Dundas West. You can see her beautiful work (quilts! installations! video! BG does it all) here and you might even run into walking her cool dog Ozzy in Toronto's East end.
This last photograph, I think, is an expression that is more "Brette". She's got some ascerbic wit, a pretty dark sense of humour, and what I perceive as a very no-bullshit, inherently feminist outlook on life. Until next week...