Friday, June 29, 2007
We just got in this crazy batch of vintage 80's sunglasses (at both stores). They've never been worn and are available in every colour imaginable. The weirdest thing is some of them also have "mood changer" frames.. they shift colours depending on UV rays! We tested them and they still do it... pink goes darker pink, light blue goes navy... not the total chameleon effect but still pretty cool).
Posted by Annex Vintage at 5:23 PM
I'm puting this up a bit early cause I'm off on holiday starting next week, but wanted to make sure to get this post up from our friends at Headquarters Galerie Boutique. They are known to throw a mean party so this is not to be missed for those who like their art with a cocktail:
UPCOMING SHOW: Parnell Collective presents "Stranger Danger". Vernissage July 14, 2007
STRANGER DANGER The new creative collaboration presented by The Parnell Fine Art Collective Montréal, QC -- The Parnell Fine Art Collective will be exhibiting new artwork entitled STRANGER DANGER at Galerie + Boutique Headquarters July 14th, 2007. Here Parnell deconstructs the idea of working within a collective, by essentially still working towards a similar goal, but working as strangers. Each artwork produced for this show was started by one member and passed along until it reached the end of the chain. Members were only allowed to peek at results if either they were at the end of the chain or throughout specific moments of the process. The founding members of Parnell are Jason Wasserman, Krista Bursey, Peter Ricq, Eric Dufour, Evan Melnyk & Fred Casia. These artists/designers were brought together through the love of contemporary art and respect for one another's craft.
Visit Headquarter at: 1649 rue. Amherst, between Maisonneuve & Robin Metro Berri-UQAM, exit St. Hubert
You can get more info (and some great summer reading!) at their blog: www.hqgalerieboutique.com. They are mightly talented bloggists and we are huge fans. Visit often!
Posted by Annex Vintage at 5:01 PM
It was a sad day today. Our old chevy cavalier station wagon left for the wrecker, after being replaced by a slightly less beat up Toyota. The car was in very ruff shape, due to the fact that it had been stolen in the weirdest way imaginable... someone stole my keys and was taking my car on errands!!! I though i was going insane because the car was never where I had left it. Whoever took it also must have been doing some off roading, because they totally finished off the car. Now it must go away. Many a vintage find was lovingly carried in the back of this fine car, and she will be missed. After the nice scrap man came to tow her away, all that was left were these little piles of rust. She's definitely gone to a better place.
Posted by Annex Vintage at 4:32 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Thanks to all those who came out to Dan Buller's vernissage on Thursday. It turned into quite a sidewalk party and thanks to the extra amazing art work, and ridiculously affordable prices (everying was under 200$), every single peice in the show now has a "sold" tag. Dan is smilling a big smile this week. He's promised to add a couple new pieces sometime soon, so check back if you were one of the folks who missed out. Thanks to all who lent a hand: Rob Sixtoo, Stephen Legari, Clark Bakery (for the delicious pizza and cannolis), Cocoa Locale, Claudia Fancello, and of course, Dan Buller.
Some pix from the verni:
Posted by Annex Vintage at 12:27 PM
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Here's all the info for our next show/vernissage. Dan Buller aka Dstrbo has put togethe an extra amazing show just for us... I will post pictures of the work once it's up in the store. But for now, the details::
Illustrations by Dan Buller
Vernissage Thursday June 7th 7pm
Music by Stephen Legari and Rob Sixtoo
Drinks, cake, and whatnot
Dan Buller is an independent graphic designer and painter based in Montreal. He is perhaps best known for work under the name Dstrbo, the moniker he uses as a founding member of the Heavyweight Art Installation and as an editorial cartoonist for the Montreal weekly paper Hour Magazine.
This exhibits marks something of a departure for Buller. For most of his career he’s says he's been known primarily as a “figure guy... faces, people, portraits”. Instead, “Looking Up” is a series of painted “people-free” illustrations of scenes from his neighbourhood in Mile End. He says these are “studies” on the visual equivalent to “background noise”: telephone poles with bits of buildings poking out; everyday scenes that convey a kind of “simplicity” or emotion when framed or singled out.
“Looking Up” runs at General 54 from June 5th – July 15th
more info: www.dstrbo.com
Posted by Annex Vintage at 10:15 AM