ART: The Alice Collection

The Alice Collection: Portraits From Wonderland

Featured in:
Bedtime Stories – Group Show
The Gallery At East Atlanta Tattoo,
Atlanta, Georgia
Opening December 6th

A small ongoing series of portraits from one of my childhood favourites.

Off Is Her Gentle Man (2007) By Todd Lawson

ART: Midnight Garden: The Daydreams & Nightmares of…

Midnight Garden: The Daydreams & Nightmares of…

Featuring the Art of Dan May, RiK Catlow and Todd Lawson
Foundation One Gallery,
Atlanta(Decatur), Georgia
Opening November 10th, 2007

Featuring my largest paintings to date and even a pair of landscapes to mix things up, Midnight Garden is an emotionally darker and more personal body of work for me then recent projects. Attacking topics such as sexuality, communication (or lack there of), loneliness, memories, dreams and paranoia, this collection is more about myself and those close and far from me and my own demons and memories. Whether work will continue in the vein or not is still unknown to me.

ART: Back Then! Collection

Back Then!
Toy Room Gallery,
Sacramento , California
August 18th & 19th 2006
Double-artist bill
w/ Shaunna Peterson

Collection revolves in some way around growing up and my fascination with nostalgia. Whether they are directly based on something in my youth or more often around a way people used to think, then when I grew up, finding out how often those same things I liked, I liked more because of the history and nostalgia from them.

ART: The Golden Age Collection

The Golden Age
Planet Rooth Studios,
San Diego, California
August 13th 2005
Double-artist bill

A look back at the golden age of society. The paranoid and glamorous Americana Past from fast cars, submissive propoganda, new technologies and war. Americana at it’s best and worst from the perspective of 2 canadian artists; one born and raised above the 49th parallel, the other born in Canada and raised in Florida but now living in Canada again.

ART: Paranoid by Submission Collection

Paranoid by submission
The Staircase Cafe (cafe closing show)
Hamilton, Ontario
June 2005

As a call back to the cold war and world war era visual and written propaganda, today’s general public now finds itself in a state of heightened paranoia for all things government and business related as they are hammered daily by media outlets. Think, don’t speak; watch, don’t blink…society’s laziness and shallow view of life has forced us into a state of quiet, paranoid submission. We know we are lied to, we know we are herded like cattle; we see the slow disintegration of ourselves and everything we know, yet other than the odd protest or verbal outburst, we decide to sit back and watch.

ART: El Dia De Los Muertos Collection

El Dia De Los Muertos Art Show
Community Centre for Media Arts
Hamilton, Ontario
October 30th 2004
Group Show/Artist-Curator

The merging of two cultures and two celebrations, The Mexican holiday The Day of Dead and a little bit of Halloween, from the North American perspective, El Dia De Los Muertos Art Show with Three Steps Left of Normal and friends will bring togther unique artistic talents from the commercial, gallery and underground art worlds from all over North America. The walls will be filled with artwork specifically commissioned for the show and the environment filled with food, drink and music.