takes great pleasure in presenting Bad
Day Magazine's second issue with a party and art exhibit this
Thursday, Oct. 16th, 7pm-12am.
Bad Day Magazine is a
Toronto-based quarterly arts publication that promotes the collaboration
creative minds and the exposure of contemporary arts culture. Its purpose
is to bring the most important current artists to the forefront by giving
them a platform that is tangible and accessible. Founded by Eva Michon and Colin Bergh, the first issue was
self-published in 2007 on a budget of nothing, except for a willingness
from fellow artists to participate in something positive, without
with a performance by Teenanger
DJ set by Colin Bergh and Scott
Seewhale (Nacho Lovers,
Fool's Gold Records).
For more information about the event, please visit the Studio Gallery
website at www.studio.to.
If you still need further evidence why you should check out Studio Gallery this Thursday, take a look
at our feature in Eye
Weekly this week, and Vanessa's recent interview with Format Magazine.
See you there!
Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, October 16th, 7pm-12
294 College Street, 2nd Floor (just West of Spadina)
After Party at The Ossington
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Bad Day Magazine: Issue Two Launch and Art Exhibition
Opening Reception with artists in attendance: Thursday October 16th, 7-11pm
October 16th -November 13th
[Toronto, Ontario – October 6th, 2008]- Studio Gallery is proud to present the launch and art exhibition of Bad Day Magazine's second issue from October 16th -November 13th. Bad Day Magazine (www.baddaymagazine.com) is a Toronto-based quarterly arts publication that promotes the collaboration of creative minds and the exposure of contemporary arts culture. Its purpose is to bring the most important current artists to the forefront by giving them a platform that is tangible and accessible. Founded by Eva Michon and Colin Bergh, the first issue was self-published in 2007 on a budget of nothing, except for a willingness from fellow artists to participate in something positive, without expectations. Issue one featured André Ethier, Jordi Ferreiro, Asher Penn, No Age, Yonatan D. Rona Thiang, Baby Control, and Joshua Reichmann. Issue one contributors included Sebastien Grainger, Matthew Koudys, Taylor Sanderson, Niki Boghossian, Eric Lee-Quai, Jackie Linton, and Nate Harrington. The first issue of Bad Day was a success, leaving no copies behind while being mentioned in the May 2008 issue of The Journal.
Bad Day Magazine is what occurs when people are driven by a passion for art and understand the importance of creating a unique publication. Physically, the magazine is beautifully designed and becomes a collector’s item in itself. The name Bad Day is a subversion of negativity, celebrating the positive influence that art has on the community. Bad Day shines some hope on a world full of bad days, by exposing and promoting artists from whom inspiration is gleaned on a daily basis. Those who create thought-provoking and important work must be brought to the forefront - Bad Day knows the talent and is going to show it to you. Featured artists in the second issue include Jesse Harris, Ian Mackaye, Tim Barber, Nick Zinner, Mika Miko, Ted Tucker, Matt Furie, Minnow Bathers, Paul J. Kneale, Jaakko Pallasvuo, and Jon Schouten. Issue two contributors include Gerry Hubley, Aliya Naumoff, Sebastien Grainger, Jordan Blilie, Dennis Chow, Jackie Linton, Niki Boghossian, Eva Michon, Allison Magpayo, Raynor Semrick-Palmateer, and Taylor Sanderson.
Bad Day Magazine Founders:
Eva Michon (Editor, Art Director)
Eva Michon is a Polish filmmaker, photographer and illustrator living and working in Toronto. She has a Bachelor of Fine arts in Film Studies from Ryerson University, though her passion for art is not limited to one medium. Her photographic work has been published internationally (Vice Magazine, The Fader, Kerrang, Bounce, Eye Weekly, Exclaim), has earned her a Juno nomination, and she most recently exhibited work at the New York Photography Festival in May 2008. She is also an active participant in film and animated projects, having directed and art directed work included in the Toronto International Film festival, Animation Block Party in NYC, and Lennox Contemporary in Toronto. Her main goal as editor of Bad Day Magazine is to bring artists together into a cohesive endeavor that will energize and inspire the global art community, and lead to a wider understanding of contemporary culture.
Colin Bergh (Designer, Art Director)
Colin Bergh is a Swedish-born artist, designer and musician living and working in Toronto. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design with a BD in Graphic Design and went on to work under Fidel Pena and Claire Dawson at Underline Studio in Toronto. As a graphic designer his influences lie in the spirit of European Modernism, inspired by the Swiss International Typographic Style (including the Swiss New Wave movement developed at Basel) as well as the work of Dutch designers such as Wim Crouwel and Karel Martens. Bergh believes in the purity of content — embellishment is unnecessary. As a musician, he has been involved in various musical groups and projects (Awesome, Wyrd Visions) and has performed at Nuit Blanche Toronto, Mercer Union, and The Power Plant.
For more information about the featured artists, please visit the Studio Gallery website at www.studio.to.
For more information about Bad Day Magazine, please visit the website at www.baddaymagazine.com.
For more information about Bad Day Magazine at Studio Gallery, please contact:
Studio Gallery is a Toronto-based gallery interested in exploring the convergence of contemporary art, design, fashion, music and the Internet. Past featured artists at Studio Gallery include So Me, Michel Gondry, Phil Frost, Swoon, Tim Barber, and Aurel Schmidt. Opened in 2008, Studio Gallery is a new venture by Studio Inc., a Toronto-based design and interactive agency. Founded by Avery Hunsberger, Studio maintains clients like Peter Gatien’s CiRCA, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Pam Chorley’s Fashion Crimes, Adidas ACG, Calvin Klein, Honda and Family Guy among many others.
Studio’s location has also served as a site where Toronto’s progressive art and music community has come of age. Studio Agency has hosted internationally-acclaimed musicians as part of a series of exclusive events known locally as “Ourspace.” Ourspace events have hosted artists like Daft Punk, Justice, Busy P, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Switch/Solid Groove, MSTRKRFT, Kid Sister and Crystal Castles among many others.
For more information about Studio, please visit our website at www.studio.to.
Upcoming Studio Gallery Exhibitions:
Muse– Internet "It Girl" Cory Kennedy showcases her world (November 2008).