Sunday, November 21, 2010
"O Canada", Bhat Boy, Thurs. Nov. 25th, 6-9 pm
THE BHAT BOY BIENNALE
OPENING + RECEPTION
25th NOV. 2010 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
"Matinee" Saturday afternoon opening
November 27th 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Tea Time with the artist every Saturday
1.00 to 4.00 pm, until Christmas
Bhat Boy was born in London, England somewhere in the
latter half of the 20th Century. He immigrated to Canada
on a steam ship in 1966, and became a naturalized Canadian
and grew up in the Nation's Capital with his parents
- a cleaning lady and a spy.
After a sojourn in Europe in the 80’s too colourful to describe
to gallery goers, Bhat Boy returned to Canada to attend the
Ontario College of Art disguised as mild mannered Ian Van Lock.
His studies included a year in Florence, Italy, where he learnt the
technique of the masters.
Bhat Boy spends much of his time traveling about with his paintings,
selling work in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has had
shows in Florence, Toronto, San Francisco, London, New York,
Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Ottawa.
Bhat Boy's time is divided between the Nation's Capital where
he has executed several public commissions and is founder of
"Art in the Park" (an annual arts festival), and the rest of the
world, where he is doing all sorts of other things.
He refers to himself as an Envisionist.
Bhat Boy is well known as a community activist and organizer in
Ottawa. He has been an active member of the International Society
of Art of the Imagination, since 1991. He continues to live and work
in Canada’s National Capital. His hobbies include drinking tea
and drawing maps.