Collages

greetings earthlings

Someday Plants Will Cover Everything
screenprint, 18" x 24"
created at Kala in Berkeley
Weird Room
double sided screenprint, 8" x 22"
Am I in my own house at all Mister pt.2
Xerox collage, 18" x 24"
A Stone is Nobody's
screenprint, 18" x 24"
(this is from a banner I made for an AGO First Thursday, but I never scanned it! so here it is)

residency at Kala Art Institute

Soooo I am here in beautiful Berkeley, California for the month doing a residency, this is my first screenprint made at Kala. I've been very inspired by the plant life, with huge succulents just growing on ordinary street corners. You can't really tell from this image but the top is metallic bronze, I think this gradient looks like lifesaver candies.
Purify Your Air
I'm also working on lots of new collages made from source material found in Berkeley. Here are some of my favourites I've found from local thrift stores:

MOON ROOM

 Installation view of Moon Room

 October 18- November 15, 2014
Curated by Kristin Weckworth
With works by Adrienne Kammerer, Alexandra Mackenzie, Alicia Nauta, Carly Waito, Eli Langer, Eunice Luk, Hanna Hur, Heather Goodchild, Jennifer Murphy, Karen Azoulay, Kendra Yee, Lisa DiQunzio, Maggie Groat, Margaux Williamson, Maryanne Casasanta, Naomi Yasui, Nikki Woolsey, Patrick Krzyzanowski, Rebecca Fin Simonetti, Sab Meynert and Vanessa Brown.
  Alicia Nauta
Goodnight Moon mural
originally a collage, I used an overhead projector to paint the mural directly on the wall
approximately 11' x 9'
 It's only 5 after 10 clocks by Eunice Luk, and the evening and the morning wall hanging by Heather Goodchild, untitled ceramic sculpture by Naomi Yasui
 Aside the Table sculpture by Nikki Woolsey
installation view of Moon Room
Eunice Luk who took this pic when I was painting, thank youuu

Am I in my own house at all Mister?

I created a stairwell installation for the exhibition Imperfect Shadow at Artscape Youngplace, situated in an old school on Shaw just north of Queen. I worked with a series of collages from mostly the past year, and had them digitally printed on vinyl. I will be doing a talk with Ginette Lapalme and Keith Jones (who have installations in the other two stairwells) along with the curator, Karie Liao on November 4th from 6-8pm.
Am I in my own house at all Mister?
North Stairwell
Alicia Nauta

Through a series of open doorways and windows to another time and place, Alicia Nauta’s stairwell installation offers a glimpse of ruins from the future. Mysterious and elusive, like an ancient document yet to be decoded, the astronomical and celestial imagery as well as architectural elements suggest both natural and manufactured worlds. Many of the compositions make reference to strange interiors, where the perspective is distorted, and can be familiar and alienating at the same time. The source material for this work includes pre-computer graphic design manuals, ink drawings, quilting and crochet templates, DIY framing and home decor guides, illustrated botany encyclopedias, half-tone dot patterns of varying sizes, blobs and geometrical shapes. The printed materials are then cut and pasted, manipulated by hand and by photocopying, then transferred to vinyl. This installation can be seen as a continuation of Nauta’s past “wallpapering” works.
 

Is this the right word?

New book collaboration with Eunice Luk!
Is this the right word?, 2014
Edition of 200

Eunice Luk and Alicia Nauta
10" x 8", 24 Pages
Saddle stitch, risograph printed book. 
Metallic sleeve with silkscreen sticker.
Co-published by Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe and Slow Editions

This selection of drawings and collages is the 5th collaborative project between Alicia Nauta and Eunice Luk.
 

Recently and some from the past too


 
Gibbs Surround
Precarious Planet
Path of a Dying Sun
For Helen Wierts and Elna Nauta
imperfect memory of that painting at El Jacal
Half Sanctuary

Melting Columns ~ Collaboration with Eunice Luk



Pour Some Coffee On That Snail no.1 ~ Collaboration with Eunice Luk

Pour Some Coffee On That Snail no.2 ~ Collaboration with Eunice Luk









Unknown Archway
Found in the Red Sea
Magic Rug
House Ghosts
Double Double Land wallpaper
Am I in my own house at all Mister?
Ebb Tide
Offering to Mt. Pleasant

Purify Your Air
Table of Elements
Shadows in the Sand Dunes

island times

I did a residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island this summer! It was the best. Finally scanned some of the things I made while I was there.
(most are 18" x 24" to give you an idea of scale)
Twiggle Wallpaper (for the Reading Nook)
I am on the Egg Express Train to Hell
ooooo oooooh
 
Made prints and pillowcases out of this one. still have two pillowcases left if you want!
Moon Song
Rat's World pt. 1 and 2
Damp Cell
Resting beside a pond teeming with frogs

Got really obsessed with these plants on the island
things tacked up on the wall at my studio on the island 


(thanks Airin for the pit popper!!)

E G Y P T

My pal Danielle Besseda has recently gone to Alexandria, Egypt, and took a little bit of Toronto with her. She printed works from a bunch of Toronto people (me included) onto large sheets of kraft paper, and will be installing them in a temporary location while in Egypt. I've never gone to Egypt and have always wanted to go.....so it's exciting that something from me is there right now!

Mine is the on the left in this photo: