Several friends of The Beguiling, including Sam Hiti, Ben Shannon, and of course Kagan McLeod will be participating in a fantastic art short tonight: ODE to EDO. If you can, make sure to check this one out!
ODE to EDO Legacy of the Samurai
2880 Dundas Street West (at Keele)
June 19th, 7PM to 11PM
See the exquisite collection of 14 Samurai armor sets and paintings by 21 contemporary artists. Today the spirit and visual richness of the Samurai culture speaks to us through films, manga, and personal experience. This collection, with pieces dating back to the 1890s, serves as inspiration for both western and eastern artists. This is our Ode to Edo and the traditions that honoured the samurai essence during this time.
Amro Attia, Harvey Chan, Nathan Fox, Charlotte Greenwood, Hiroshi Hirakawa, Sam Hiti, Kurt Ketchum, Tessar Lo, Kagan Mcleod, Tyrel McNicol, Joe Morse, Jose Ortega, Yukiko Otsu, Ben Shannon, Jon Todd, Tomolennon, Martin Wittfooth, Yoskay Yamamoto, Andrew Zbihlyi, David Pepper.
The show runs through June 30th, just in case you get this note a little late. Be sure to check it out.
– Chris @ The Beguiling.
All illustrations in this post by Kagan McLeod, as part of the ODE to EDO show. For more of Kagan’s art, please check out the artstore: