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<strong>MONDAY</strong><br />

<strong>ARTPOST</strong><br />

<strong>0306</strong>-<strong>2023</strong><br />

ISSN1918-6991<br />

<strong>MONDAY</strong><strong>ARTPOST</strong>.COM<br />

Columns by Artists and Writers<br />

Bob Black / bq / Cem Turgay / Fiona<br />

Smyth / Gary Michael Dault / Holly Lee/<br />

Kai Chan / Kamelia Pezeshki / Lee Ka-sing<br />

/ Shelley Savor / Tamara Chatterjee /<br />

Wilson Tsang / + ARTIFACT: OP NEWS<br />

(To build up a good collection of original<br />

photograph you might not have to invest<br />

enormous sums of money..)<br />

<strong>MONDAY</strong> <strong>ARTPOST</strong> published on Mondays. Columns by Artists and Writers. All Right Reserved. Published since 2002.<br />

An Ocean and Pounds publication. ISSN 1918-6991. email to: mail@oceanpounds.com


Reality Irreality Augmented Reality<br />

http://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/10/rar.html<br />

The Book The Reader The Keeper<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/09/dd202208.html<br />

Windmills Fields and Marina<br />

http://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/07/wmf.html<br />

Island Peninsula Cape<br />

http://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/05/blog-post.html<br />

The Fence the Garden the Connoisseur<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/05/dd202205.html<br />

Hana Picnic Stones<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/04/dd202204.html<br />

Terrain Little Red Riding Hood Rosetta<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/03/dd202203.htm<br />

Donkey camera and auld lang syne<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/02/dd202202.html<br />

City Mirage Snow<br />

http://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/12/cms.html<br />

The Fountain the Shop the Rhythmic Train<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/01/dd202201.html<br />

The Painter The Photographer The Alchemist<br />

http://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/12/ppa.html<br />

The galloping jelly pink horse with pea green<br />

spots<br />

http://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/10/phgs.html<br />

(This 4x5 camera was built in 2010 for Holly, to shoot a series of photographs in the parks of<br />

Toronto entitled Shan Hai Jin) / DOUBLE DOUBLE February edition 2022/ Lee Ka-sing

Holly Lee<br />

Nine-Years (2020)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2020/02/ny.html<br />

Istanbul Postcards (2021)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2021/07/ip.html<br />

Six Poems (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/11/6p.html<br />

The Air is like a Butterfly (2021)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2021/07/tab.html<br />

Gary Michael Dault<br />

DOUBLE DOUBLE Box in a Valise a closecropped<br />

(2020)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2020/05/ddb-cc.html<br />

DOUBLE DOUBLE Box in a Valise on-site<br />

(2020)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2020/05/ddb-os.html<br />

Kai Chan<br />

Twenty Twenty An exhibition by Kai Chan<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2021/09/tt.html<br />

2K 4.0 (Kai Chan + Lee Ka-sing)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/10/2k40.html<br />

Still Life Still A Book of Vessels (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/09/bv.html<br />

The Book of The Poem (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/08/bp.html<br />

The Nearby Faraway Small Paintings on<br />

Cardboard (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/09/small-paintings-on-cardboard.html<br />

Time Machine (2021) photographs by Lee<br />

Ka-sing, Haiku by Gary Michael Dault<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2021/12/tm.html<br />

Swan House (2021)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/12/swanhouse.html<br />

The Air is like a Butterfly (Poems 2018-2020) / Holly Lee

Calendar Beauty Vintage Calendar posters<br />

from China<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2020/03/cb.html<br />

一 頁 掉 失 了 的 埃 及 史 。 a wandering page of Egyptian history<br />

217 x 50 x 45 mm, gesso, acrylic medium, wood<br />

signed, 2021<br />

Libby Hague<br />

Libby Hague Watercolours<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/11/lhw.html<br />

Tomio Nitto<br />

The Diary of Wonders<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2021/10/dw.html<br />

Fiona Smyth<br />

CHEEZ 456<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/05/c456.html<br />

Shelley Savor<br />

Mushrooms and Clouds but no Mushroom<br />

Clouds<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/09/mcmc.html<br />

The Diary of Wonders / Tomio Nitto

Lee Ka-sing<br />

CODA (2020)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/12/coda.html<br />

Diary of a Sunflower, Book Two (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/12/ds.html<br />

Eighty Two Photographs (2021)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2021/10/82p.html<br />

Time Machine (2021)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2021/12/tm.html<br />

Songs from the Acid-free Paper Box (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/10/sa.html<br />

Songs from the Acid-free Paper Box<br />

Museum edition (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/10/sab.html<br />

“That Afternoon” on Mubi, a dialogue: Tsai<br />

Ming Liang and Lee Kang-Sheng (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/11/ta.html<br />

The Travelogue of a Bitter Melon (2022)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/11/tbm.html<br />

Swan House (2021)<br />

https://books.oceanpounds.com/2022/12/swanhouse.html<br />

“Journeys of Leung Ping Kwan” (<strong>2023</strong>)<br />

http://books.oceanpounds.com/<strong>2023</strong>/01/pk.html<br />

Songs from the Acid-free Paper Box / Lee Ka-sing

<strong>ARTPOST</strong> contributors<br />

Cem Turgay lives and works as a photographer in<br />

Turkey.<br />

Fiona Smyth is a painter, illustrator, cartoonist and<br />

instructor in OCAD University's Illustration Program.<br />

For more than three decades, Smyth has made a name<br />

for herself in the local Toronto comic scene as well as<br />

internationally.<br />

http://fiona-smyth.blogspot.com<br />

art-give-away.<br />

This is a program for <strong>MONDAY</strong> <strong>ARTPOST</strong> readers and PATREON members. Every week, we will offer one piece of<br />

work (exhibition print, work print, test print) from the file of our previous Gallery, Studio, Print Program. You only have<br />

to pay a small flat fee for shipping and handling (US$18.00). Each lot is one-off. Delivery will be via mail system only<br />

(anywhere). More about this program - https://oceanpounds.com/pages/takeme<br />

Gary Michael Dault lives in Canada and is noted for<br />

his art critics and writings. He paints and writes poetry<br />

extensively. In 2022, OCEAN POUNDS published two<br />

of his art notebooks in facsimile editions.<br />

Holly Lee lives in Toronto, where she continues to<br />

produce visual and literal work.<br />

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holly_Lee<br />

Kai Chan immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong in<br />

the sixties. He’s a notable multi-disciplinary artist who<br />

has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad.<br />

www.kaichan.art<br />

Kamelia Pezeshki is a photographer living in Toronto.<br />

She continues to use film and alternative processes to<br />

make photographs.<br />

www.kamelia-pezeshki.com<br />

Ken Lee is a poet and an architectural designer based<br />

in Toronto. He has been composing poetry in Chinese,<br />

and is only recently starting to experiment with writing<br />

English poetry under the pen name, “bq”.<br />

Lee Ka-sing, founder of OCEAN POUNDS, lives in<br />

Toronto. He writes with images, recent work mostly<br />

photographs in sequence, some of them were presented<br />

in the format of a book.<br />

www.leekasing.com<br />

Robert Black, born in California, is an award-winning<br />

poet and photographer currently based in Toronto.<br />

His work often deals with themes related to language,<br />

transformation, and disappearance.<br />

Shelley Savor lives in Toronto. She paints and draws<br />

with passion, focusing her theme on city life and urban<br />

living experiences.<br />

Tamara Chatterjee is a Toronto photographer who<br />

travels extensively to many parts of the world.<br />

Wilson Tsang is both a visual artist and a musician<br />

from Hong Kong. To date, he has published two art<br />

books for children and four indie music albums.<br />

Yam Lau, born in British Hong Kong, is an artist and<br />

writer based in Toronto; he is currently an Associate<br />

Professor at York University. Lau’s creative work<br />

explores new expressions and qualities of space,<br />

time and the image. He is represented by Christie<br />

Contemporary.<br />

(LOT <strong>2023</strong>-<strong>0306</strong>) 140mm x 190mm, c-type photograph. Use this link to make payment at OCEAN POUNDS for<br />

the shipping and handling (US$18.00) https://oceanpounds.com/products/<strong>2023</strong>-<strong>0306</strong>

Poem a Week<br />

Gary Michael Dault<br />

March Winds<br />

March winds, both feet on the ground*<br />

rush not to get levered like snow<br />

they clear their throats<br />

blow, crack their cheeks<br />

someone has left<br />

an old teakettle<br />

on our front lawn<br />

it whistles in the wind<br />

when you pick it up<br />

and listen at its spout<br />

you can hear a rusty ocean<br />

the wind will die down<br />

squirrels are wrapped in its blanket<br />

birds start to cancel flights<br />

*Patti Smith, M Train (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2015), p. 204.

CHEEZ<br />

Fiona Smyth

The Photograph<br />

coordinated by<br />

Kamelia Pezeshki<br />

Untitled by Gordon Hawkins

Travelling Palm<br />

Snapshots<br />

Tamara Chatterjee<br />

Mexico (January, 2019) – We arrived at Uxmal,<br />

delirious from our morning escapade into one<br />

of the many cavernous cenotes in the region.<br />

I took my own path navigating the world<br />

heritage site; while the entourage ran from one<br />

end to the other. The scenic route allowed me<br />

to revisit some of the more memorable haunts,<br />

despite not repeating my ascent to the top of<br />

Pyramid of the Magician.

ARCHIVE.leekasing.com<br />

我 想 寫 一 個 沒 有 標 點 符 號 的 編 年 話 本 , 你 踏 進 來 的 時 候 也 許 剛 才 正 是 一 個 章 回 的 段 落<br />

a vertical story and the cross section<br />

Lee Ka-sing (1997), photograph by Christopher Doyle 杜 可 風 , SPUR MEN Magazine, Japan<br />

(opposite page) Christopher Doyle 杜 可 風 (1997), photograph by Lee Ka-sing, SPUR MEN Magazine, Japan

Caffeine Reveries<br />

Shelley Savor<br />

Slush Pile

ProTesT<br />

Cem Turgay

Leaving Taichung<br />

Station<br />

Bob Black<br />

winter: ii<br />

Snow, leaning slight in its proficiency and desire<br />

tock, tap, tumbled over<br />

and then you rose slipping up upon the air<br />

as a snapping deciduous caught in the tongue of a November updraft,<br />

sound splintering and thoughts specking<br />

as the rain transformed to white song drifts over and away<br />

teethed downward toward the heart buried in the ground:<br />

there go the thoughts, there rain’d the touch, there raced the tail of some copperysuch twig.<br />

Winter calling you across the globe, dreamsong.<br />

But now<br />

what to do with the creek in the neck<br />

the cringe stiffened from watching words drift skyward, transformed breath,<br />

a meerkcat in defense of the sky, the heart<br />

Suricata suricatta,<br />

surrender when the strain comes not from vanity but from the only thing that makes sense<br />

the defied, you defied gravity<br />

pulled me kiteward and made sure we accumulated there:<br />

in the vein of the crook of an aging ligature<br />

in the wash of fractals and limbs,<br />

hearts drifting over the land, the dead, the living and the going,<br />

left, right and the slightly leaning.<br />

We a flurry of blanket alabaster, souls ondinging.<br />

Digging out from the sky’s traveling,<br />

the known unraveling<br />

the skift scattering, a speed boat of cognition traveling in stealth<br />

neve, known and our cornsnow joining, winged.<br />

Away the day and what was spun, osteology’s scaffolding<br />

all of what you have penned<br />

all of what you have kept<br />

all of what you once buried in the back of the yard gone frozen<br />

all of what you once built from trunk and twig and promise gone<br />

we race snow-pawed toward the thawing heart, amending<br />

we gloam our ardor wide and the land unbuckles, still.

Open/Endedness<br />

bq 不 清<br />

代 糖<br />


城 市 並 未 死 亡 , 它 活 著<br />

窒 息 你 ; 在 燈 火 通 亮 的 地 方<br />

埋 葬 你 , 於 人 海<br />

之 中 。 我 們 往 同 一 個 方 向 前 行<br />

而 光 陰 比 你 走 得 更 快 ——<br />

空 間 與 時 間 物 理 學 讓 我 們 安 頓 下 來<br />

並 裝 懂 , 接 受<br />

每 一 天<br />

僅 是 萬 聖 節<br />

有 些 活 人 愉 快 地 飾 演 亡 靈 而 亡 靈<br />

卻 只 被 少 數 活 人 窺 見 可 是 他 們<br />

不 願 承 認<br />

當 天 晚 上<br />

袋 中 五 彩 繽 紛 的 糖 果<br />

僅 是 他 們 稱 之 為 天 冬<br />

氨 酰 苯 丙 氨 酸 甲 酯 的 色 盲<br />

而 夜 間 沒 有<br />

毒 樹 , 沒 有 毒 果<br />

我 們 逝 去 的 原 因 只 是 腦 袋<br />

長 期 接 收 相 同 的 信 息 而 饑 餓 但<br />

城 市 並 未 死 亡 , 它 活 著<br />

枯 萎 去 了<br />

The city isn‘t dead, it’s alive,<br />

To suffocate you; in brightest places<br />

It buries you, in the midst<br />

Of a crowd. We go forward in the same direction<br />

But time moves faster than you —<br />

The physics of spacetime gets us to settle down<br />

And we pretend we understand it, accepting that<br />

Everyday<br />

Is merely Halloween when<br />

Some living happily play ghosts, while ghosts<br />

Can only be seen by a few of the living who<br />

Are unwilling to acknowledge it.<br />

That night,<br />

The colourful candies inside the pockets<br />

Are really what they call an aspartyl<br />

phenylalanine methyl ester-ish colour blindness.<br />

And at night there aren’t<br />

Any poisonous trees, or poisonous fruits.<br />

The reason for our passing is the brains’<br />

Extended immersion of the same information that leads to starvation but<br />

The city isn’t dead. It is alive<br />

Withering away.

Greenwood<br />

Kai Chan<br />

Webs<br />

pastel, watercolour on paper

From the Notebooks<br />

(2010-<strong>2023</strong>)<br />

Gary Michael Dault<br />

From the Notebooks, 2010-<strong>2023</strong>.<br />

Number 168: Seabird (July 3, 2011)


Wilson Tsang<br />

The void


Holly Lee<br />

From the fifties to the nineties, through photographs, homemade films, recordings and<br />

collections, Vivian Maier assembled one of the most fascinating windows into American life<br />

in the second half of the twentieth century.<br />

Vivian Maier<br />

https://artpil.com/vivian-maier/<br />

https://www.vivianmaier.com/gallery/self-portraits-color/<br />

Documentary Film: Finding Vivian Maier (1hr 24min)<br />


https://oceanpounds.com New at Poetry section -<br />

New Look. More Content<br />



(To build up a good<br />

collection of original<br />

photograph you might<br />

not have to invest<br />

enormous sums of<br />


After Holly and Ka-sing resided in Toronto, their studio in<br />

Hong Kong was transformed into a photography gallery.<br />

OP NEWS is a newsletter for the gallery events and also,<br />

to promote the OP Print Program. OP is a program on<br />

collection photographs, Holly and Ka-sing set up in 1995<br />

while they were in Hong Kong.<br />

OP NEWS, published quarterly, is in size of 8.5 x 11 inch,<br />

eight pages each issue, with print-runs of 1000 copies, the<br />

first issue was published in January 1997. 6 issues were<br />

published.<br />

Reprinted here is the issue 2/2, published in September<br />

1998, a special issue featuring a selection of 100<br />

photographs from the OP Print Program. All these prints<br />

were 8x10, released in 20 editions, black and white in fibrebased<br />

silver photographs, or colour c-type prints, signed by<br />

the authors, each sealed with OP blind stamp. When these<br />

prints were released, they were all at a flat price of US$150<br />

each, in today, if available, the price varies from US$500 to<br />

US$1500 each. Of course, there are some exceptions, in a<br />

recent auction at Sotheby’s, an 8x10 photograph from this<br />

program was hammered for US$15000.

OP NEWS, issue 2/1, published March 1998. The first<br />

opening page features the inauguration opening of the OP<br />

fotogallery in Hong Kong.

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