Disposable Art Show 2010

Here’s some of the photos from the night. Viktor shot last years show and we were lucky enough to have him come through again and take some great shots of the evening. What more can I say!? Great space, amazing people and beautiful art. As seen in these photos. For an art show/fundraiser this was truly off the wall and couldn’t ask for much more. Thanks for coming out!

All photos courtesy of Viktor Cahoj


I can’t thank everyone enough that came out and supported this years Disposable Show and made it an amazing success! Over $5000 dollars raised for Free Skates in less than 6 hours!! The gallery was slammed all night. The people and vibe was just as positive if not more so than last year. With people stepping in and lending a hand last-minute, along with a lot of the artist being in attendance to talk with everyone about their work/piece. Really helping make it what it was.

I was lucky enough to meet Steve and Lisa from Well and Good at last years event. From then till now they’ve continued to do the amazing projects, as well open 52 McCaul. They started putting on one great show after another and from that moment on I knew I wanted to have the show there. Not sure if it was going to happen or not I got an email about coming in and talking about the space and a date. Something else fell through and I was able to get the exact date I wanted.(Lisa and my mother met at last years show and I was told that she was one of the main reasons for me getting the space) If things couldn’t get better! Alan Wood would be showing in the back half of the gallery. I know he was stoked as well and with the show kinda acting as a closing party for him he sold a bunch more pieces. Working out for everyone.

Here are the single pictures of the decks if you couldn’t make it out or wanted to take another look. Pictures of the party to follow tomorrow, with the video early next week. Thanks again and can’t wait for next years show! A lot more in store for that one.


Tami Noa Levy

Winnie Truong

3AM Design

Janice Kun

Derrick Hodgson

Jordan Murphy

The Bait Shop


Adrian Forrow

Karyn Valino

Trevor Bowman

Trevor Bowman

Che Kothari – Front

Che Kothari – Back

Hugo Arias

Hayden Menzies

Lizzie Renaud

Dan Springer

Dan Springer – Laser Engraved Decks and 3D Letterpress Print from the decks

Christie Shinn

Alan Wood



Nicholas Di Genova

Oasis Skateboard Factory

Stu Playdead

Jenny Boulger

Jeff Dywelska

Sean Fagan

Nathan Jurevicius


Eric Queral


Wes Loates

Juliana Neufeld

Tracy Horner

Tracy Horner


All photos courtesy of Viktor Cahoj

I can’t thank everyone enough that came through and made this years Disposable Show another success! We haven’t posted earlier because we’ve been contacting all the winners of the raffle and the highest bidders of the decks.

Right now it’s looking like $5000 dollars was raised on Saturday!! That’s right! Some people were lucky enough to make out with an original from an artist they just happen to come across. Others picked up some work by their favorite artist(s).  It was nice seeing some of the artists in the show picking up decks from some of the other artists involved.

All and all I couldn’t ask for much more. All the artists were brilliant! and killed/went above and beyond!

All the single & party pictures from the event to come shortly. For now here’s a picture of me laying out the show. (This is about as much of me as you’ll see posted here, haha)

Karyn Valino “Triangular” (Laser Cut Fabric & Hand Sewn)        &     Dan Springer “Skulls”

I know I said I wasn’t going to post another one, but it had to happen. Dan Springer is currently working on his laser etched letterpress 3D prints. You did read that right! See a little preview of what’s to come.

You’ll have to come to the reception this Saturday, May 8th between 7pm to midnight to see the final result. Trust me when I say it’ll be worth it!

So, yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting with Elly from CBE(Clothing Brand Experiment). She happened to come across the show (and raffle) and reached out to lend a hand. She, and like-minded community based people, filled with good intentions help keep me positive and see the good around me. After hanging out and talking for a little over an hour with her and her beautiful pup Theo, she started going through her stock and ended up donating 4,  yes 4 sweats for the raffle. As any of you independents know, this is a big deal, especially since it’s all made locally. She also just launched a cool artist series line that’s worth checking out. Maybe a collaboration of sorts will be in the future?? Who knows? Thanks again Elly.

I was also talking with Marc from 1up Games in Hamilton. Luckily he’s been nice enough to give us a gently used but still in the box NES system, with a Super Mario Bros 3 game. Yup, a little bit of child hood is up for grabs. That’s it! I’m not giving up anymore prizes, so you’ll have to wait and show up to see and have a chance of winning some of these goods. Marc, I can’t thank you enough.

Last year I previewed two decks before the show. This year won’t be the same, sorry!! I’ll just be displaying ONE, but this one should be more than enough.

Yesterday I swung by and met up with one of the most real and laid back people I know, Nicholas Di Genova. After hanging outside in the sun for a while, we headed into his studio. I had seen a small preview of what was to come, but not until you see it in person do you get the full wow effect! I know his process and how much time a piece like this takes and I couldn’t stop telling him, “are you kidding me!” Nick smiled and laughed at me. I could tell he was as excited to see my reaction as he was with the piece. Click on the picture and then click on that picture to enlarge it.

I remember emailing Nathan(Jurevicius) late 08′ early 09′ about last years Disposable Show. He was living in Toronto at the time but was swamped and going to be out of town for a while and couldn’t take part. So when this years show came up, we got to talking. He was one of, if not the first to come on board(pun not intended). We knew we wanted to work on something else, and from those talks came this Limited Edition deck for his upcoming Giant Robot show in New York. We couldn’t settle on just one, so we had to do two colorways. No need for guessing, that is metallic gold.

Here is the flyer to Harley & Boss. His and Andrea Kang‘s joint show and launch of their new venture together at GRNY.

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