GroveOntario:Joseph & Sari Grove do art


 

Sari Grove: a self-employed visual artist...
Contact: 306-15 McMurrich street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5R 3M6
416-924-9725
grove@sent.com
http://www.grovecanada.com

Bio: My name is Sari Grove...Sari sounds like Mary...The Grove comes from my husband Joseph Grove who is also a self-employed visual artist...I am a tall (5’10”) Nordic looking girl (woman) who is entering slowly her Zoomer(approaching 45) years...My husband thinks I am a cougar because he is younger, but I think I am just emotionally immature who found a similar mate...You can see my grandfather & great-uncle’s works in the Turofsky Collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame http://www.hhof.com ...I write that because I come from an artist heritage & well, my life pretty much follows that path...Travel, education, habits, studio then gallery shows...
             
Artist Statement:
 
  I like to wait until something significant happens...I have time, & I don’t really like to create unless there is a good reason, something needs to be remembered, a lesson needs to be taught, someone needs to be venerated...
  Purpose(which is different from meaning), is a new slant that I have added to my skillset... The sculpture of the Trumpeter Swan is not only beautiful but it will attract real swans to a pond & detract predators...
  I also care deeply about process, which means that how something is created is integral to the finished work of art...So in my painting “Tempesta” (‘stormy’), I hand pulled the linen & hammered in black steel carpet tacks along the back & hammered copper tacks along the edges for support & what I didn’t do was use a staple gun with staples, which really changes the way you touch the wood stretchers...
  This winter I wove giant nests out of Sisal rope, to try to make a nicer place for the swans to sit on instead of sitting on the ice...Trying to get approvals from the city to put the nests out led me to the sculpture, which seemed to follow as a nesting site signifier...My path has moved to the 3 dimensional, & into larger scale public projects...I sense my fishbowl expanding...


Mentors: 
via artist.conspiracy, Art Business Coach, Alyson Stanfield (I also put this here to help other artists if they need some coaching...)

shorter c.v.:
Selected Commercial Galleries & Alternative Venues:

(I like to work with a gallery director just one at a time, & I put all of my energies into that, & make that great, & if the location is beautiful & the people are nice & the art makes you inhale deeply because it is so good, then it is a success, & I don’t really care that much about the money part, but it seems to be better for some reason because I don’t care...)

2011 Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough (this gallery overlooks the Bluffs, which are cliffs on Lake Ontario- I think interesting locations are so much a part of the viewing experience)! Curator: a lady named Susan Dimitrakopolous
2010 National Mailbox, Yorkville (an experiment in converting web viewers to bricks & mortar) Owner: Don Tannahill 
2009 Water Lily, Davisville (Water Lily was a health supplement place with some eco-art showing as well) Director: an exotic creature from an India lineage family in Africa named Usha Makan
2008 Kohl Gallery of Arts, Eglinton Director: Gary Kohl who was an art teacher at Toronto schools
2007 Scollard Street Gallery, Yorkville, Grand Opening of Gallery Director: Serge Chriqui who came from running a wood flooring business
2006 Yorkville Gallery, Yorkville Director: Chun Chen an artist with a sister who owns real estate & a Chinese sensibility
2005 Lanes Gallery, Hazelton Lanes (Lanes gallery had gorgeous Persian carpets & I had all their giant window space looking out from Hazelton lanes mall) Director: Bahman Fadaie-nia who had a deep knowledge of the art of carpetmaking
2004 Studio 99 Cafe & Gallery, Yorkville (Me & Joseph had all the walls here) Director: Warsame Boch who brought the flavours of Djibouti
2003 Art Canadiana Gallery, Bloor Street Directors: Sharon Norman & Ray Argyle with a corporate feel
2002 ArtistsDog Gallery, Montreal Director: Michael Cooper with ad agency savvy
2001 Original Papers Art Gallery, Prince Arthur Street ( I had a big solo show here) Director: Tom Gottlieb who loved to eat & socialize (in the best way)
2000 ArtFocus Gallery, Toronto (Pat Fleisher who was an old pro in the art business)
1999 The Redhead Gallery, Spadina (an artist run centre)
1998 Yorkville Fine Frame, Yorkville (Yorkville Fine Frame is in tony Yorkville on Bellair, it was a tremendous retail location, 2 different incarnations of owners newly from Korea)
1997 Gebo Artworx, Queen street ( an artist hippy feel co-operative venture) 
1996 Artalog Art Gallery, Castlefield Avenue North York (this gallery put art on computer & carried the computer to corporates-this was Before the internet existed! A smart & nice person named Mark Buck) 
1994-1995 Studio 2007, Sherbourne Street (my first studio, which I loved & had 2 solo shows in & the bakery downstairs made it all smell good) 
1993 First sale of a work of art & so, became a “professional”...(Michael Lennon was my first customer, & he works at Lorac Wine my mum’s company- pressure? nah, just a wise investor)

Educational Background:

University of Toronto
Humber College
Harvard University
Ryerson PolytechnicalUniversity
Atkinson College
1989 McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
Sarah Lawrence College
1984 University of Toronto Schools (U.T.S.) High School Diploma 
1979 The Toronto French School, lower school

Media, Books, etc.

Interviewed on a show called MediaTV on the CITYTV channel...(about computers & art-this was Before the internet!!!)
Interviewed on a local Toronto cable channel...(about chimpanzees rescued from aids testing facilities & making art)...
Published: The Talking Vegetable Garden, I did the illustrations for this book with Joseph’s help...
Giclees & other prints(I no longer do multiple prints): a long time ago I did 500 limited edition prints of an oil painting called Osmosis through Mahon Graphics in Markham...Soon after that, a series of giclees prints through Altron Colour Imaging in New Brunswick(‘See Spot Run’ did the fine art photography for those)...

Related Online Documents for the more curious:
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/59821986/The-Long-Curriculum-Vitae-Bio-Artist-Statement-thingy-for-Sari-Grove-self-employed-visual-artist-my-apologies-to-the-already-bored  a long version c.v, bio, statement...(13 pages)
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55875773/Vitae-2011  just from post-2010 to the present...(June 19, 2011)
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55473706/Swanne-Story  sculpture...just a smidgen of history...
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55420763/Karma  a day in the life of an artist document...
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/56017808/Joseph-May-22-2011 brief notes about Joseph Grove, this is sparse)...

Sample description: Magnolia is a 36 by 48 by 1-3/4 inch oil on linen by Sari Grove from 2010, painted only with a knife, using Kama Pigments walnut oil paints, no turpentines, no rabbit skin glue, no lead, no brushes, painted en plein air with some automatistes memories seeping through...(took me 6 months to do)...
Contact: 306-15 McMurrich street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5R 3M6
416-924-9725
grove@sent.com
http://www.grovecanada.com

Bio: My name is Sari Grove...Sari sounds like Mary...The Grove comes from my husband Joseph Grove who is also a self-employed visual artist...I am a tall (5’10”) Nordic looking girl (woman) who is entering slowly her Zoomer(approaching 45) years...My husband thinks I am a cougar because he is younger, but I think I am just emotionally immature who found a similar mate...You can see my grandfather & great-uncle’s works in the Turofsky Collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame http://www.hhof.com ...I write that because I come from an artist heritage & well, my life pretty much follows that path...Travel, education, habits, studio then gallery shows...
             
Artist Statement:
 
  I like to wait until something significant happens...I have time, & I don’t really like to create unless there is a good reason, something needs to be remembered, a lesson needs to be taught, someone needs to be venerated...
  Purpose(which is different from meaning), is a new slant that I have added to my skillset... The sculpture of the Trumpeter Swan is not only beautiful but it will attract real swans to a pond & detract predators...
  I also care deeply about process, which means that how something is created is integral to the finished work of art...So in my painting “Tempesta” (‘stormy’), I hand pulled the linen & hammered in black steel carpet tacks along the back & hammered copper tacks along the edges for support & what I didn’t do was use a staple gun with staples, which really changes the way you touch the wood stretchers...
  This winter I wove giant nests out of Sisal rope, to try to make a nicer place for the swans to sit on instead of sitting on the ice...Trying to get approvals from the city to put the nests out led me to the sculpture, which seemed to follow as a nesting site signifier...My path has moved to the 3 dimensional, & into larger scale public projects...I sense my fishbowl expanding...


Mentors: 
via artist.conspiracy, Art Business Coach, Alyson Stanfield (I also put this here to help other artists if they need some coaching...)

shorter c.v.:
Selected Commercial Galleries & Alternative Venues:

(I like to work with a gallery director just one at a time, & I put all of my energies into that, & make that great, & if the location is beautiful & the people are nice & the art makes you inhale deeply because it is so good, then it is a success, & I don’t really care that much about the money part, but it seems to be better for some reason because I don’t care...)

2011 Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough (this gallery overlooks the Bluffs, which are cliffs on Lake Ontario- I think interesting locations are so much a part of the viewing experience)! Curator: a lady named Susan Dimitrakopolous
2010 National Mailbox, Yorkville (an experiment in converting web viewers to bricks & mortar) Owner: Don Tannahill 
2009 Water Lily, Davisville (Water Lily was a health supplement place with some eco-art showing as well) Director: an exotic creature from an India lineage family in Africa named Usha Makan
2008 Kohl Gallery of Arts, Eglinton Director: Gary Kohl who was an art teacher at Toronto schools
2007 Scollard Street Gallery, Yorkville, Grand Opening of Gallery Director: Serge Chriqui who came from running a wood flooring business
2006 Yorkville Gallery, Yorkville Director: Chun Chen an artist with a sister who owns real estate & a Chinese sensibility
2005 Lanes Gallery, Hazelton Lanes (Lanes gallery had gorgeous Persian carpets & I had all their giant window space looking out from Hazelton lanes mall) Director: Bahman Fadaie-nia who had a deep knowledge of the art of carpetmaking
2004 Studio 99 Cafe & Gallery, Yorkville (Me & Joseph had all the walls here) Director: Warsame Boch who brought the flavours of Djibouti
2003 Art Canadiana Gallery, Bloor Street Directors: Sharon Norman & Ray Argyle with a corporate feel
2002 ArtistsDog Gallery, Montreal Director: Michael Cooper with ad agency savvy
2001 Original Papers Art Gallery, Prince Arthur Street ( I had a big solo show here) Director: Tom Gottlieb who loved to eat & socialize (in the best way)
2000 ArtFocus Gallery, Toronto (Pat Fleisher who was an old pro in the art business)
1999 The Redhead Gallery, Spadina (an artist run centre)
1998 Yorkville Fine Frame, Yorkville (Yorkville Fine Frame is in tony Yorkville on Bellair, it was a tremendous retail location, 2 different incarnations of owners newly from Korea)
1997 Gebo Artworx, Queen street ( an artist hippy feel co-operative venture) 
1996 Artalog Art Gallery, Castlefield Avenue North York (this gallery put art on computer & carried the computer to corporates-this was Before the internet existed! A smart & nice person named Mark Buck) 
1994-1995 Studio 2007, Sherbourne Street (my first studio, which I loved & had 2 solo shows in & the bakery downstairs made it all smell good) 
1993 First sale of a work of art & so, became a “professional”...(Michael Lennon was my first customer, & he works at Lorac Wine my mum’s company- pressure? nah, just a wise investor)

Educational Background:

University of Toronto
Humber College
Harvard University
Ryerson PolytechnicalUniversity
Atkinson College
1989 McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
Sarah Lawrence College
1984 University of Toronto Schools (U.T.S.) High School Diploma 
1979 The Toronto French School, lower school

Media, Books, etc.

Interviewed on a show called MediaTV on the CITYTV channel...(about computers & art-this was Before the internet!!!)
Interviewed on a local Toronto cable channel...(about chimpanzees rescued from aids testing facilities & making art)...
Published: The Talking Vegetable Garden, I did the illustrations for this book with Joseph’s help...
Giclees & other prints(I no longer do multiple prints): a long time ago I did 500 limited edition prints of an oil painting called Osmosis through Mahon Graphics in Markham...Soon after that, a series of giclees prints through Altron Colour Imaging in New Brunswick(‘See Spot Run’ did the fine art photography for those)...

Related Online Documents for the more curious:
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/59821986/The-Long-Curriculum-Vitae-Bio-Artist-Statement-thingy-for-Sari-Grove-self-employed-visual-artist-my-apologies-to-the-already-bored  a long version c.v, bio, statement...(13 pages)
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55875773/Vitae-2011  just from post-2010 to the present...(June 19, 2011)
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55473706/Swanne-Story  sculpture...just a smidgen of history...
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55420763/Karma  a day in the life of an artist document...
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/56017808/Joseph-May-22-2011 brief notes about Joseph Grove, this is sparse)...

Sample description: Magnolia is a 36 by 48 by 1-3/4 inch oil on linen by Sari Grove from 2010, painted only with a knife, using Kama Pigments walnut oil paints, no turpentines, no rabbit skin glue, no lead, no brushes, painted en plein air with some automatistes memories seeping through...(took me 6 months to do
These are all oils on linen...Those marked available are in the artist's collection unless otherwise marked...

 Warranty: if you own one of my art works & something has happened, either through my fault or your fault, get in touch & I will try to fix it...If there is an aesthetic problem with the work that we didn't notice at the beginning but has now showed itself, get in touch & we can maybe pick out a better piece...If you want to do something to a work of mine that you own, but are not sure if the materials will work with what is there, get in touch & I will try to tell you what you've got materialswise & if it is a good idea or not...

for examples: A work on paper is warping inside a frame due to excessive humidity in the environment...(the 2nd floor camping section of Canadian Tire has Non-electric dehumidifiers for cheapo- it is just a container that you put these crystals into & then the water gathers beneath...I have them in my studio & storage areas & change the crystals regularly...

More for examples: A large painting of fruit later seemed to reveal that the banana was more than a banana- an accidental Freudian slip on my part...New works were offered at the old purchase prices- a nice deal as an "I'm sorry"...

more examples: A cold wax with oil paint painting got chipped by a gallery dealer who didn't realize that the cold wax made the painting more fragile than a regular oil...I repainted the area in a new colour, rather than try to match an impossible Bellini peach mix that had already faded a little... 

 

 

Phone: I Do answer the phone, or get your voicemails & call you back...(chances are you will get voicemail because I don't like to interrupt a working train of thought for a call)...So leave a message at 416-924-9725 if you want to chat about something, & I will get back to you when I am free...(tell me when to call back & maybe what it's about...) 

ArtAnywhere: Sari is currently experimenting with a new "gallery" for lack of a better word...They are called ArtAnywhere & the calls go directly to the clients who have pre-selected parameters...The "show" occurs on the client location itself, as opposed to in a third party location...This is a non-exclusive agreement...

Secondary market: Sari's work has entered the secondary market, which means that some people who had her work in collections may have passed away & are selling...The painting titled "Jardin" is available on the secondary market at the moment...(See Projects-since the artist has been made aware of this availability, she can field your inquiries to the seller if you are interested...) Some other works have been sold already by collectors who are moving to smaller office spaces...Resale values are still soft (Aug.2011), so she advises to hold on a little longer if you don't have to sell...

 

Email the artist at grove@sent.com (Sari Grove) if you would like to make an offer on an available work(see Projects page) or have them in your gallery show...

The artist does not work with galleries who ask for more than a one third commission on sales...

The artist does not pay to show...

A submission fee to merely apply to a gallery or any other form of show will not be considered...

Transactions in Ontario are subject to 13% HST tax... 

Contact: 306-15 McMurrich street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
M5R 3M6
416-924-9725
grove@sent.com
http://www.grovecanada.com

Bio: My name is Sari Grove...Sari sounds like Mary...The Grove comes from my husband Joseph Grove who is also a self-employed visual artist...I am a tall (5’10”) Nordic looking girl (woman) who is entering slowly her Zoomer(approaching 45) years...My husband thinks I am a cougar because he is younger, but I think I am just emotionally immature who found a similar mate...You can see my grandfather & great-uncle’s works in the Turofsky Collection at the Hockey Hall of Fame http://www.hhof.com ...I write that because I come from an artist heritage & well, my life pretty much follows that path...Travel, education, habits, studio then gallery shows...
             
Artist Statement:
 
  I like to wait until something significant happens...I have time, & I don’t really like to create unless there is a good reason, something needs to be remembered, a lesson needs to be taught, someone needs to be venerated...
  Purpose(which is different from meaning), is a new slant that I have added to my skillset... The sculpture of the Trumpeter Swan is not only beautiful but it will attract real swans to a pond & detract predators...
  I also care deeply about process, which means that how something is created is integral to the finished work of art...So in my painting “Tempesta” (‘stormy’), I hand pulled the linen & hammered in black steel carpet tacks along the back & hammered copper tacks along the edges for support & what I didn’t do was use a staple gun with staples, which really changes the way you touch the wood stretchers...
  This winter I wove giant nests out of Sisal rope, to try to make a nicer place for the swans to sit on instead of sitting on the ice...Trying to get approvals from the city to put the nests out led me to the sculpture, which seemed to follow as a nesting site signifier...My path has moved to the 3 dimensional, & into larger scale public projects...I sense my fishbowl expanding...


Mentors: 
via artist.conspiracy, Art Business Coach, Alyson Stanfield (I also put this here to help other artists if they need some coaching...)

shorter c.v.:
Selected Commercial Galleries & Alternative Venues:

(I like to work with a gallery director just one at a time, & I put all of my energies into that, & make that great, & if the location is beautiful & the people are nice & the art makes you inhale deeply because it is so good, then it is a success, & I don’t really care that much about the money part, but it seems to be better for some reason because I don’t care...)

2011 Bluffs Gallery, Scarborough (this gallery overlooks the Bluffs, which are cliffs on Lake Ontario- I think interesting locations are so much a part of the viewing experience)! Curator: a lady named Susan Dimitrakopolous
2010 National Mailbox, Yorkville (an experiment in converting web viewers to bricks & mortar) Owner: Don Tannahill 
2009 Water Lily, Davisville (Water Lily was a health supplement place with some eco-art showing as well) Director: an exotic creature from an India lineage family in Africa named Usha Makan
2008 Kohl Gallery of Arts, Eglinton Director: Gary Kohl who was an art teacher at Toronto schools
2007 Scollard Street Gallery, Yorkville, Grand Opening of Gallery Director: Serge Chriqui who came from running a wood flooring business
2006 Yorkville Gallery, Yorkville Director: Chun Chen an artist with a sister who owns real estate & a Chinese sensibility
2005 Lanes Gallery, Hazelton Lanes (Lanes gallery had gorgeous Persian carpets & I had all their giant window space looking out from Hazelton lanes mall) Director: Bahman Fadaie-nia who had a deep knowledge of the art of carpetmaking
2004 Studio 99 Cafe & Gallery, Yorkville (Me & Joseph had all the walls here) Director: Warsame Boch who brought the flavours of Djibouti
2003 Art Canadiana Gallery, Bloor Street Directors: Sharon Norman & Ray Argyle with a corporate feel
2002 ArtistsDog Gallery, Montreal Director: Michael Cooper with ad agency savvy
2001 Original Papers Art Gallery, Prince Arthur Street ( I had a big solo show here) Director: Tom Gottlieb who loved to eat & socialize (in the best way)
2000 ArtFocus Gallery, Toronto (Pat Fleisher who was an old pro in the art business)
1999 The Redhead Gallery, Spadina (an artist run centre)
1998 Yorkville Fine Frame, Yorkville (Yorkville Fine Frame is in tony Yorkville on Bellair, it was a tremendous retail location, 2 different incarnations of owners newly from Korea)
1997 Gebo Artworx, Queen street ( an artist hippy feel co-operative venture) 
1996 Artalog Art Gallery, Castlefield Avenue North York (this gallery put art on computer & carried the computer to corporates-this was Before the internet existed! A smart & nice person named Mark Buck) 
1994-1995 Studio 2007, Sherbourne Street (my first studio, which I loved & had 2 solo shows in & the bakery downstairs made it all smell good) 
1993 First sale of a work of art & so, became a “professional”...(Michael Lennon was my first customer, & he works at Lorac Wine my mum’s company- pressure? nah, just a wise investor)

Educational Background:

University of Toronto
Humber College
Harvard University
Ryerson PolytechnicalUniversity
Atkinson College
1989 McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 
Sarah Lawrence College
1984 University of Toronto Schools (U.T.S.) High School Diploma 
1979 The Toronto French School, lower school

Media, Books, etc.

Interviewed on a show called MediaTV on the CITYTV channel...(about computers & art-this was Before the internet!!!)
Interviewed on a local Toronto cable channel...(about chimpanzees rescued from aids testing facilities & making art)...
Published: The Talking Vegetable Garden, I did the illustrations for this book with Joseph’s help...
Giclees & other prints(I no longer do multiple prints): a long time ago I did 500 limited edition prints of an oil painting called Osmosis through Mahon Graphics in Markham...Soon after that, a series of giclees prints through Altron Colour Imaging in New Brunswick(‘See Spot Run’ did the fine art photography for those)...

Related Online Documents for the more curious:
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/59821986/The-Long-Curriculum-Vitae-Bio-Artist-Statement-thingy-for-Sari-Grove-self-employed-visual-artist-my-apologies-to-the-already-bored  a long version c.v, bio, statement...(13 pages)
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55875773/Vitae-2011  just from post-2010 to the present...(June 19, 2011)
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55473706/Swanne-Story  sculpture...just a smidgen of history...
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/55420763/Karma  a day in the life of an artist document...
*http://www.scribd.com/doc/56017808/Joseph-May-22-2011 brief notes about Joseph Grove, this is sparse)...

Sample description: Magnolia is a 36 by 48 by 1-3/4 inch oil on linen by Sari Grove from 2010, painted only with a knife, using Kama Pigments walnut oil paints, no turpentines, no rabbit skin glue, no lead, no brushes, painted en plein air with some automatistes memories seeping through...(took me 6 months to do)...c.v.