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Thu, Oct 27

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London

Unscripted: Eric Drummond, Art Pratten, and Steve Tracy

As part of his exhibition AMARCORD, TAP resident artist Eric Drummond will take part in a conversation with London artists Art Pratten and Steve Tracy, moderated by Brian Lambert.

Unscripted: Eric Drummond, Art Pratten, and Steve Tracy
Unscripted: Eric Drummond, Art Pratten, and Steve Tracy

Time & Location

Oct 27, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

London, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada

About The Event

Join us for an evening of Unscripted with artists Eric Drummond, Art Pratten and Steve Tracy. We’ll talk about their passions, creative process and studio practice and the importance of mentorship, collaboration and creative community. Find out why these artists have chosen to establish their practice and develop networks living in London Ontario.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with our guest artists. This Unscripted conversation will be led by Brian Lambert who is a London based visual artist, musician, creative collaborator, and Collections Manager at the McIntosh Gallery, Western University.

Prior to the Unscripted conversation, you are invited into our gallery space to view the figurative work in Eric’s solo exhibition Amarcord.

Eric Drummond

Born to parents from Madeira, Portugal and Le Marche, Italy; Eric was inspired by western art specifically from the Italian Renaissance. Some of the artists most influential to Eric over the years include: Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pontormo,Bernini, Rembrandt, Velazquez, John Singer Sargent, and Bouguereau. After studying Art History at the University of Guelph, he was accepted and enrolled at The Florence Academy of Art in 2016. There he was taught to draw and paint the figure from life and compose portraits and still lifes, using the traditional methods and practices developed by the old masters from which he was so inspired by as a child. Eric’s work has been awarded and featured by The Art Renewal Center, The MEAM Museum of Barcelona, and The Florence Academy of Art. He is an alumni of and has worked as a principle instructor of drawing at The Florence Academy of Art, and has exhibited internationally in Italy, Spain, The United States and Canada.

Art Pratten

Canadian noise musician, and one of the founding members of the Nihilist Spasm Band (often referred to as the godfathers of noise music). Art has become a prominent figure in the world of experimental music since 1965. In the early days of their careers performing at the Forest City Gallery (London, ON) their original intent was to scare their audience away with non-traditional ways of beating on handmade instruments and refusing to learn the basic components of musical training. To their surprise, this led to the N.S.B selling out multiple performance spaces worldwide, even appearing on live television programming in Japan and influencing the next generation of bands such has, Sonic Youth (NYC), and Einstürzende Neubauten (Berlin, Germany). In his spare time, Art enjoys carpentry work. If he is not busy building wooden stringed instruments, he has been known to lend his talents to local film projects (one winning a Juno Award for Music Video of the Year in 2020).

Steve Tracy

Steve discovered his natural affinity for art with a hand-me-down set of oil paints. Tracy went on to live the life of a true “traveling artist”. Studying in the School of Visual Arts in New York. He went on to continue his studies in Colorado’s Institute of Fine Art and California’s Kala Art Institute, specializing in sculpting, design, illustration and commercial art. Steve’s work has been exhibited across the globe; NYC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Florida, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Europe. And been commissioned to do work for major corporations such as Atari, Apple, Bank of America, Cirque du Soleil, Microsoft (to name a few). Steve comfortably resides in London, Ontario, painting from his art studio just North of the city with his wife and business partner, Gert.

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