Author Archives: jeansmith

CKUT interview

I made a video for the segment of the CKUT interview (late April) about my paintings using many of my favorites along with some art show set up and Mecca Normal footage… and some details about online dating, narcissism etc.. let’s face it: I like to talk!!

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Video: $100 USD paintings currently available

Midway through every month I put together a video of all the $100 USD paintings (11 x 14″) available. Music by Mecca Normal with part of a CKUT interview near the end.

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20 sold to an interior designer

No Hat #608 800

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New York Times features on Riot Grrrl

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Mecca Normal entry in the New York Times Riot Grrrl Listening Guide

New York Times Popcast: The Return of Bikini Kill and the Long Tail of Riot Grrrl

3 minute Mecca Normal segment of the New York Times Popcast about Riot Grrrl features “I Walk Alone”

We recorded “I Walk Alone” as it was written, and released it in 1986 on our first LP on Smarten UP! — the label I created using the same name as my fanzine (subtitled: a How to Change the World Publication). The album was re-released by K Records in the mid-90s.

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The first LP (Smarten UP! Records, 1986) includes “I Walk Alone” re-released by K Records

“I Walk Alone Live” in 2015

Smarten UP! zine by Jean Smith mid 1980s, Vancouver

Smarten UP!, my mid-80s zine was “a How to Change the World Publication”

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Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill) Network, Toronto, 1992

It was interesting to hear one of the participants in the podcast lamenting the lack of live recordings of some of these bands, which is why David and I are thrilled about the new “LIVE in Montreal, 1996” album (Artoffact Records, 2019) which includes “I Walk Alone” as part of a 3-song feminist medley.

“I Walk Alone” has been in our set for most of the 35 years we’ve been playing. I almost always leave the ‘stage’ to go into the audience to sing it, something that has not been recorded and released until now.

Listen on Bandcamp Man Thinks Woman / Strong White Male / I Walk Alone “Live in Montreal, 1996”

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Interior Designer SPECIAL

$100 USD paintings
(11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel)

No shipping fee
on orders of 4, 5 & 6 paintings (US & Canada)

700 SOLD since 2016
300+ in stock

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Preferred Exhibition Method

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Leaning on narrow shelves with viewers encouraged to make their own groupings.

$100 USD // $130 CAD (11 x 14″ acrylic on canvas panel) each plus shipping

SPRING DEAL: 4, 5 or 6 paintings – no shipping fee US and Canada

$100 USD paintings currently available

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Steve’s unboxing / review

Steve waited a good long time before opening the painting I sent him in exchange for his support of the Free Artist Residency for Progressive Social Change! Thanks for this, Steve!

$100 USD paintings currently available

There’s something about these three together.

The Scarf #12 800
“The Scarf #12″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

no hat #530 800
“No Hat #530″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

No Hat #525 800

“No Hat #525″ (11 x 14” acrylic on canvas panel). $100 USD plus shipping.

 

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Video: Introduction

We have the evidence! Political art can change the world!

 

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