Larger than Life // Sybil Lamb’s TransOntario Portraits Project ~(attack of the 777km Woman)


Miss Ambassador Bridge, Border Cities
/ Casey P.  ~ Sandwich Ontario

 

TransOntario is in part a collection of Pin Up and Graphicy Novely Portraiture. Sybil Lamb is Known for being a delightfully complex multi layered artist who pops up in every corner of north amerika just kind of hanging out. THIS YEAR Lamb goes on some weird quest mission about returning to the south ontario of child hood and meeting a diverse cast of characters in every walk from car factory worker to porn star to techie to no sensible obvious visible means of support, not just mostly porn stars and techies! In her adventures she blogs on facebook Sybil Gets in to capers and escapes eating pizza with Transwomen Across Ontario, Hiding out squatting houses for sale, climbing buildings to draw skylines and accidently getting stranded in a ghost town in New Brunswick in the middle of trying to do a painting series about ontario ! TrOn Artist Sybil Lamb‘s magical realism take on SOUTH ONTARIO. Born in Ottawa, Lamb traces her own TRANSPOSITION from an encounter with 1980s Ottawa Diner based Street Walkers in her childhood  through the notoriously Mythical TORONTO TRANS UNDERGROUND to her current home and studio in SANDWICH TOWNE // WINDSOR ESXX. Along the way the captures a wildly diverse cast of characters, with every kind of unique beauty and captivating mind and a few up and comers and a couple established Celebutantes too! Each model/Subject is reposed in a representative slice of their own particular corner of Ontario. Each piece is obsessed with describing these subjects as hard as she can, every safety pin and garden shed and air conditioner has been included in high contrast, Cities rebuilt from favourite familiar buildings obscurities and shops. Each portrait is also a landscape. Each picture is a character study and a record of a time and place. This project will forever be an important record of when the trans tipping point hit ontario in the early 21st century.

<!!——-PLACE PROJECT META HERE—–/>

The 2018 Paintings

“Mellos

 Diner 1982″
{Acrylic and Ink on canvas 6×7 feet/ 2018.02.16}
/ Dalhousie Stroll in the Market, Ottawa, Ontario

 

Series 1  //  LARGE FORMAT INK ACRYLIC and OIL PAINTINGS
A series of big wall size mattress sized paintings, produced NON STOP in HOUSE OF LAMB studio //  SANDWICH TOWNE (1st series feb-june 2018). Super exciting giant art catch eyes viewers review and hecka traffic to yer gallery with GIANT COMPLICATED PAINTINGS !

 

 

 

777km Voyage OTTAWA TO WINDSOR 2018  —   LINK ME!
In winter 2017-18 Sybil traveled from Ottawa to windsor to meet with all the Subjects, hang out and trade stories, do sketches and hang out in diners. pix and comix of her travel adventure, which is a huge defining component of this meta project,  here.

 

 

TRON SKETCHBOOK // Sketches of Different Cool Ladies I met travelling, Buildings I thot was Neat, and Sometimes cartoons.

CLICK HERE for the sketchbook

These images are drawn pen and ink in sized between 9×11 and 18×24
Color images are multimedia ink paint, photoshopping drawings , drawing on prints, over and over until you drop. These sketches are be used to create large paintings. Some of these more detailed drawing may be shown at the TRANSONTARIO ART SHOW. they might get framed ! they might get shoved in archival bags! Probably both ! Keep yer eyes on this page for news !

 

PHASE 3  //  THE TRANSONTARIO TRANSONTARIO ART SHOW

2018-2019
DATES AND lOCATIONS tba
WINDSOR 2018
TORONTO 2018
OTTAWA 2018

London~KW~Hammer~Chatham~Stratford
BARIE? KINGSTON? KINGSVILLE? 
NEW BRUNSWICK~NEW ORLEANS~SAN FRANCISCO 

TRANport TrOn To tYOUR TOWN  email >> 6ybil@sybillamb.com

PHASE 4  //  TRANSNORTHAMERICAN TRANS TRON
2019~

 

 


CLICK for a Few Words on Working with TRANS-Models

 

 

These PortraitLandscapes are NOT TO SCALE

Also my approach to drawing several square blocks of town is to curate the neighbourhood. This is not a joke about evolving neighbourhoods for better and or worse; I am talking about Transwomen defining their neighbourhood they live in and also its that whole 3rd year art school intersection of memory and places and spaces type thing. (these are “highly accurate pictures” of “my memory”)

 

 

This Project is possible thanks to a
2017 Creation Development Grant
from
THE ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL