Self Defense - By Simone Frank
In the artist's words:
"This body of work was inspired by an altercation I had with a man in a bar called The Painted Lady on Ossington Avenue in Toronto. At first he was full of compliments, but when his affections weren’t returned he became quite ugly. Another man I met, a gentleman had just asked me out to dinner but instead of basking in that, the inappropriate behaviour of his employee enraged me. I pushed him before he could hit me. He threatened my life verbally. Long story short, a bar brawl ensued. I felt quite guilty about the act of violence as I prefer peaceful resolutions. The incident inspired me to create a series which speaks to acts of violence and retaliation."
The work is just as engaging as the story behind it. As a special invitation to Friends of BAND, you are welcomed to attend the Opening Reception for Self Defense on July 4, 6pm - 9pm. Here you will have the opportunity to meet the artist first hand and dive deeper into the creativity behind this truly amazing exhibit.
The full story is told in a book submitted for publishing called, "No More Kissing Frogs."For information about purchasing works, email email@example.com.