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Joe’s Ontario

Mendelson Joe Silcox David

96 pages
Ecw Press

A celebration of the physical beauty of Ontario

Following three collections of portraiture (Working Women, 2004; Joe’s Toronto, 2005; and Joe’s Politicians, 2008), Joe’s Ontario offers a new perspective from Mendelson Joe: stunning landscapes of his home province painted in acrylic over two decades, between 1990 and 2011.

For Mendelson Joe, these paintings express “the beautiful ride of human appreciation of mostly landscapes and trees and lakes.”

Includes a foreword by David Silcox, CEO of Sotheby’s Canada.

Author Bio

Mendelson Joe was initially known (then, as Joe Mendelson) as part of McKenna Mendelson Mainline, an early 1990s blues band best-known for their album Stink. From the mid-90s on, Joe developed as a painter. He was captured in the biography Alien: The Strange Life and Times of Mendelson Joe, written by Nadia Halim. His paintings have been widely collected and many are reproduced in a series, Joe’s ____. Joe died in February 2023 at the age of 78.6. A tribute evening was held March 28, 2023 and featured 18 writers, singers, friends, and assorted riffraff. 10-4.