First Unveiling of The Forty Thieves launches in Canada

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Toronto  ad agency presents latest work from international artist  Joshua

TORONTO,  March 30, 2013  /PRNewswire/ - "The beauty is in the flaws," says
 NY-based artist,  Joshua Davis, of his upcoming exhibit. Comprised of 25
 hand-drawn compositions, each original 24x60" piece is based on the
 artist's algorithimic patterns and digital illustrations.

See the making-of video at this link:

The fine art exhibition is set to take place at one of  Toronto's
 architectural treasures, Hotel Ocho (195 Spadina Avenue) - at  7:00 P.M.
 on  April 19th  2013.

Curated by  Clay Rochemont  in concert with SPOKE, the combined forces
 embark as fans of Davis's foundational and continually evolving work in
 the art and design scene.

Davis writes an artwork agnostic system through code that creates a
 naturalistic situation for mapping. He illustrates singular assets
 arranged into banks of drawings organized by theme, and then moves the
 assets into the developed program, which produces a seemingly random
 composition based on a structure for creating pattern. Davis then
 enters a phase he describes as, "becoming the critic," and chooses from
 infinite possibilities to select 40 villains for the ink drawings. To
 complete  The Forty Thieves,  the artist freehand draws and inks to create the
final piece.

In Part I, 20 pieces plus five hand-inked skateboards will be shown in
  Toronto  this April; a subsequent U.S. exhibition to showcase the
 balance of the collection is currently scheduled for later this year -
 as Part II in  Los Angeles, California.

On  April 19th  in  Toronto, a special Buyer Preview for  The Forty Thieves by 
Joshua Daviscommencesat  6:00 P.M.; available by-invitation via  only. The public opening and sale commences at  7:00 P.M.,
with artwork
 for sale in-person at the exhibition and also online at
 to worldwide buyers. This is a 19+ public event with no cover charge;
 this exclusive show runs through  June 19  2013 at Hotel Ocho.

California  born,  Colorado  bred and New Yorker since 1992,  Joshua
 Davis is an artist, designer, and technologist. Davis attended the
  Pratt Institute  in the early 90's, gaining a background in Fine Arts,
 Graphic Design and Programming; the combination of which lending to his
 innovative work where he marries creative and analytical concepts to
 produce stunning patterns.

Davis's unique perception of the concept of composition creation
 resulted in his induction into the Cooper-Hewitt National Design
 Museum's 2006 National Design Triennial. Among other
 accomplishments, Davis has exhibited works at the Tate Modern (London),
 Design Museum (London), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), the
 Ars Electronica (Austria), and le Centre Pompidou (France).


A creative agency with offices in  North America  and  Europe, SPOKE takes
 a digital approach to integrated communication to craft award-winning,
 experience-driven campaigns for global brands like eOne Films, Yahoo!
  Canada,  Gallo Wines, Disney, LEGO, Contiki and Nestlé Nespresso.


Image with caption: "Artist Joshua Davis (CNW Group/SPOKE Agency)". Image
available at:

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