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Cour d'Blax-Neeck: The Aitchverse

February 3 - 24, 2024

Reception: February 3 from 2-4pm. Free and open to the public.

Artist talk: February 17 from 2-3pm / Online via skype

African American artist Cour d'Blax-Neeck will open our 2024 exhibition schedule! This will be the artists second time ever exhibiting his artwork, and the first time in Canada.

In his own words:

“The Aitchverse is a plane of the multiverse where the aitch shaped dodecagon is a basic building block of creation or otherwise stands for the unknown (mathematical x). Aitch is not the letter H but rather the universal geometric shape of the twelve-sided dodecagon that resembles that letter. The geometry of the aitch shaped dodecagon is universal and can be understood by anyone regardless of time or place. Those who read languages without the Roman alphabet, those who cannot read at all, or even extra-terrestrial beings with no concept of human languages would all find meaning in the dodecagon aitch for its mathematics, shape, or utilitarian structure.

The origin of The Aitchverse goes back nearly 40 years to my childhood journey with Tourette Syndrome. I developed a technique for redirecting tic energy from facial contortions, neck wrenching, and repeated blinking to scrawling aitch shaped dodecagons in the margins of my notebooks at school. It was very satisfying to complete the circuit around the aitch in thirteen moves (one of the twelve sides consists of two drawn lines instead of one) and it took the edge off my tics enough to feel at ease in class. After a couple years the aitch tic went dormant until reemerging in 2017 at the age of 45 when I felt the need to create after my father’s death. My brain wanted to make dodecagon aitches again, not meaningless scrawling, this time the aitches coalesced, interacted, became structural, became beings, became meaningful.

The Aitchverse is all one giant work and has many elements running through it no matter the medium. Concepts such as power numbers, primordials, guardians, creatures, aitch folk, formula of aitch creation, aitch clusters, vortexes, red aitch of power, and much more. Depending on the context in each work, the aitch’s color, and placement indicates its purpose but not necessarily its meaning.

 

The Aitchverse consists of paintings, drawings, collages, and reimagined photos rendered mostly in acrylic, oil stick, oil pen, sumi ink, and ink pen primarily done on recycled materials such as paperboard (cereal and cracker boxes), posters, and old withdrawn library shelflist cards.”

The following artworks only represent a portion of the exhibition.

There are many more pieces in the exhibition so we encourage you to come see the show in person. 

“These are theoretical models of how aitches might be created in my mind. Starting with an aitch germ, they gain a kernel, become an aitch, then sometimes develop into an aitch cluster, and lastly a vortex. They are something like a Rube Goldberg machine. It’s up to you to decide/figure out how the aitches get spit out the other side.”

Cour d'Blax-Neeck

Models of Aitch Creation: The Steadfast

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Watchful

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Cour d'Blax-Neeck

Models of Aitch Creation: The Preserver

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Dominant One

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Creator

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Cour d'Blax-Neeck

Models of Aitch Creation: The Most Gracious

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Most Holy

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Compeller

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: Alhamdulillah

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Maker

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Ultimate Peace

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Almighty

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Please note that prices do not include shipping and handling costs. Please email us for a quote at outsidersandothers@gmail.com

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Models of Aitch Creation: The All Knowing

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Bestower

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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Models of Aitch Creation: The Most High

Pen and marker on paper

11” x 8.5”

$145 + $10.15 PST = $155.10

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