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Visual Arts at Toronto Fringe Festival - David Swartz July 6 to 17, 2011

From a media release:
David Swartz Presents:
THE INVISIBLE AND IN THE HAND TAKES A STAND IN THE SAND!
An Art Exhibition @ THE TORONTO FRINGE
THE ABILITY TO “HAND THE AND!” IS THE CREATIVE MEASURE OF MAN

"The Invisible And In The Hand Takes A Stand In The Sand!", as part of the first Toronto Visual Fringe Festival, exhibits paintings, sculptures, and sculptural paintings in a 10' x 10' tent behind Honest Ed's from July 6 - 17, 2011. Photographs of recent work by the artist can be viewed at www.davidswartzart.com. Swartz will be painting and sculpting at the exhibit and talking with visitors. The works are also for sale.

David Swartz is at the forefront of the Hand The And!  art movement, which he developed as a graduate student at the University of Toronto in the Andololgy Handbook.   His goal at that time was to set out on a search for the universal conjunctive concept by comparing conjunction symbols, words and concepts.  What came out of this search was a new philosophy, teaching method, methodology, and understanding of his mission as an artist.  

According to Swartz: “The purpose and motivation of my work as an artist is to open up new ways of seeing and thinking by letting my hand discover its own land! The land that my hand discovers I call: “The AND Of Milk And Honey” because it is a place of endless wealth, infinite potential, and unlimited boundaries! All are welcome! All are free!"

While there are those who stand in the light and proclaim “I am the LIGHT!”
And others who stand in the darkness and proclaim “I am the DARKNESS!”
There are some who stand half-way in the light and half-way in the darkness and proclaim: “I am the AND!”

According to Swartz, the one who proclaim "I am the AND!" will find himself enabled to"take a stand" even in the sand!  The "invisible and" refers to the fact that in painting the act of conjoining ideas, symbols and images, is done without direct reference to a visible conjunctive symbol.

Living in his art studio and gallery in Kensington Market, Swartz lives his art, painting in the streets and hosting a weekly live-painting and variety show on Thursday nights titled: The  Transcendental Mirror.

Pic of David Swartz by Jack Martin


Exhibiting and performing since 1999, Swartz's work has been featured alongside Andy Warhol and Phillip Pearlstein.

David Swartz in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

THE INVISIBLE AND IN THE HAND TAKES STAND IN THE SAND!
An Art Exhibition by David Swartz
Featuring Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings, Poetry, and Live Painting
Located Behind Honest Ed's Near The Entrance To Honest Ed's Alley
(Tent # 6)
Exhibition Hours:
Weekdays, July 6 to Friday, July 15, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays, July 9,10, 16 & 17

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