Events > Publication Launch

18 Oct. 2008

Periodical launch for Hunter & Cook

Tony Romano and Jay Isaac
1 pm - 3 pm

Art Metropole is happy to present Hunter & Cook, a new quarterly contemporary art publication produced in Toronto by artists Tony Romano and Jay Isaac. Please join us on the afternoon of Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 1-3 p.m. to launch issue number 1.

Hunter and Cook is a curated art magazine primarily featuring artists’ projects with interviews and features on Canadian and international artists. The publication’s hope is to solidify like minded contemporary art communities in Canada and elsewhere and bring them to public awareness.

The first issue has projects and features on David Armstrong Six, Geoffrey Farmer, Corin Sworn, Claire Greenshaw, Robin Fry, Corpusse, Brad Phillips, Derek Sullivan, Terence Koh, Thérèse Mastroiacovo and others.

Tony Romano is a Toronto-based artist whose practice includes sculpture, film and video, installation, music and text, in addition to his partnership with Tyler Brett as T&T. Romano received his BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Sweden, Austria, Vancouver, Oakville, Montreal and Toronto. Recent solo shows include: The Last Act at Articule in Montreal, Onward Future at Oakville Galleries, and currently, Notary Moon at the MacLaren Art Gallery in Barrie. Recent group shows include: The Way I Are, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; You Don’t Really Care for Music, Do You?, Red Bull Projects, Toronto; Everything will be OK, No. 9 Projects, Toronto; and Air Conditioned Jungle, Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.

Jay Isaac (b.1975, St John, NB,) studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC (1993-1997) and at the Cardiff Institute of Art and Design, Cardiff, Wales (1996). His work has been widely exhibited, with notable exhibitions at Galleria d’art moderna di Bologna, Bologna; MOCA Toronto; Mercer Union, Toronto; Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna; The Power Plant, Toronto; White Columns, New York; Cue Art Foundation, New York; Agnes Etherington Art Center, Kingston, ON; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; The AGO, Toronto; CAG, Vancouver; Night Gallery, LA; Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto/Vancouver; Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB;, Montreal; David Risley Gallery Copenhagen; McIntosh Gallery, London, ON; Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto. He was co-founder and publisher of Hunter and Cook Magazine (2009-2011) and founded and ran the @nationalgalleryofcanada Instagram account (2015-2016). He has been the recipient of numerous awards including, most recently, Canada Council project grants (2017 and 2018) an Ontario Arts Council grant (2018), and the Chalmers Art Fellowship funded by the Ontario Arts Council (2019). Isaac’s work can be found in numerous public and corporate collections in Canada. Isaac lives and works in Toronto, Canada and is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art.

(from Paul Petro Contemporary Art)