If you’re in Ottawa at any point during the month of July, you will be able to see the results of the recent collaboration between painter Marcel Guldemond (myself) and sculptor Floyd Elzinga at Chez Lucien in the Byward Market. (137 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5M7
Telephone : 613-241-3533 ) This is the first chance for anyone outside of Toronto to see these works up close.
About the work:
Floyd and I have known each other for a longer than we care to remember, but this is the first time we’ve tried working together, and we’re very excited about how well things have been turning out. So far, the working process involves Floyd shipping me chunks of steel from Beamsville to Ottawa, which I then use for paintings, and me shipping paintings to Floyd, which he then incorporates into sculptures. Anyone who knows us will not be surprised to hear that there is an almost appalling lack of planning or forethought involved in the process: I have no real idea what he’s going to do and he has no idea of what I’m going to do. Actually, speaking for myself, I have no real idea of what I’m going to do either, but that’s another story altogether.
Well, enough of the blah-blah-blah-yeah-yeah-whatever writing about art: the working name for this series of work is brainmade handworks, and I’ve posted some of the photos of the pieces here: brainmade handworks online