About the Book
To celebrate Fiona Smyth’s exhibition CHEEZ 2022 in Toronto (50 Gladstone Avenue Saloon), the book “CHEEZ 456” is produced, with a selection of four hundred and fifty six pieces, featured sequentially from the latest to the earliest work.
Smyth is a feminist painter, illustrator, cartoonist and instructor in OCAD University’s Illustration Program. For over three decades, Smyth has made a name for herself as a woman cartoonist, a rarity in the mid-1980s, in the local Toronto comic scene as well as internationally. In 2019, she was inducted into the Doug Wright Awards’ Giants of the North Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame.
Ocean Pounds is a platform for a number of art-driven projects, founded in 1995 (Hong Kong) by photo-based artists Holly Lee and Lee Ka-sing, headquartered in Toronto since 2000. Ocean Pounds is also a primo spot to acquire Holly and Ka-sing’s work - from the very recent to vintages dated back to late 70’s. Furthermore, it acts adequately as a venue to locate fine art pieces from their past organized projects (Gallery, Representation, Print Program), with work from prominent artists notably Nobuyoshi Araki, Christopher Doyle, Yau Leung and Yao Jui-chung.