Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Carte Blanche Exhibition and coming home...


Hey All,

A few months ago I was lucky enough to be chosen by the Magenta Foundation to be included in their new book on contemporary Canadian painting entitled Carte Blanche Vol. 2. This Saturday Nov. 15th will be the book launch and an accompanying exhibition featuring a bunch of artists from the book... It will take place Saturday, November 15, from 8-10pm @ MOCCA [Queen/Shaw]...

The font changed. Why did the font change? Anyway, unfortunately I won't be able to attend, as I'm still living in Brooklyn. However, I won't be here for much longer...

Awhile ago I posted about having my wisdom teeth removed... One tooth was actually left in, its a long story why and I don't want to type it all out here. Basically another dentist in the past tried to remove it without taking proper x-rays, couldn't, so he just cut it in half and sewed me back up.... Well, a few weeks ago that side of my mouth started to kill... then the top of my mouth started to kill, then my tongue, then I couldn't really use my mouth anymore, and then I developed a fever and was dizzy all the time... I went to an emergency dentist one night at 11 pm, got x-rays, and that tooth is now sitting right on the nerve in my mouth, and it was severely infected. Its not infected anymore, but it still feels like a non-stop kick to the face, and dealing with it for a month has made me a little crazy... On the 23rd, I'm coming back to Toronto to have the little bastard removed...

People who read my blog regularly might think I have wicked teeth or something because I have brought them up like 3 or 4 times, they actually look really normal and are clean and shit... Its just that my wisdom teeth are evil and after 2 surgeries to try to have them removed they still manage to fuck up my life in incredible ways... A lesson to the youngens: when you are a teenager and your dentist tells you that your wisdom teeth need to come out, listen to him! He's probably not making it up... I was a paranoid kid and I thought my dentist was just trying to get money out of me, and now look what happened.

Anyway, I am looking forward to coming home though, I miss Toronto a lot. As much as I love New York and it is such an amazing place to make art in, I think I prefer to live and work in Toronto... more on that later though, I will post some thoughts on my move once I am back home...

To anyone that I wanted to see and didn't get to while in the city, my apologies, I did not realize that I would be leaving so suddenly, and I'm not in much of a state to be going out right now...

Ok, book launch. Oh! Then on the 30th of November, which is a sunday, there will be a book signing at David Mirvish books that I will be at... I'll post on that closer to the date...

7 comments:

bryce huffman said...

your wisdom tooth was the first thing I saw when I met you. Lesson to the youngens...Nick can gross out youngens very easily. On that note Ill excited to come visit you and Andrew.

sarah jane said...

does this mean you will be back home for christmas????

NAOMI AIKO YASUI said...

ewwwy.

Larissa said...

i miss you nick!
i'm sad about your tooth, but i'm glad i miiiiight get to see you.
i'm also sorry about your art piece being stolen (i've been lazy about commenting).
i deleted facebook too eh.
oh girl, i feel like we have so much catching up to do, maybe i can take you out for a couple beers if your face hasn't self-destructed into a cyst full of teeth and hair. also, you're quite beautiful normally, so i'm sure all will be good, you might just be "average" looking for a while. i hope you can handle fat girls hitting on you.
..... where was i going with this.
i miss you!

Larissa said...

i haven't seen you once since you've been back :(
and there has been no updates. i hope you are doing ok. i miss you.

Jun said...

him just read your interview in "x funs", fall in love with your illustration!!
pls take care.

JEFF GARCIA said...

yes! nick! blog!