Just over a year ago Joe Fuda opened a little studio with designer Evan Biddell. Evan left soon after leaving Joe to curate and create from this little storefront next to tequila bar Reposado. The studio represents a lot of the life of Ossington, being a quirky place with many interesting exhibits and events.
Joe is both celebrating and looking back on the year with a book of photos from the year as well as an event this Thursday and showcase at the studio over the next month showcasing 30 of the great artists from the past year.
The book is a great retrospective of the work in the neighbourhood, bringing back memories of nights on Ossington, the G20 conference in the city, Halloween portraits and many exhibits at the show, including one of my favourite exhibits, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, a showcase of the work of Vince Carlucci with pictures of punk rockers from the 70s and 80s. There are only a limited amount of books that Joe has available, so head on over and grab one to pick up some Ossington history.
Joe also keeps a great Tumblr blog which has a great archive of last year’s pictures here.
The exhibition is running from the Thursday night opening until May 15th.
Below are a couple of the pictures from the blog that you can also find in the book, and maybe even for sale in the studio next month.