Toronto-based sculptor Gosia says that what she’s feeling as she creates often gets trapped inside her art. These powerful polymer clay and gypsum works trigger similar emotions in a viewer, ...
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Girls dressed as angels pray at a crime scene where a young man was assassinated in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico “Mira Mexico” Louie Palu’s new show at Kinsman Robinson in Toronto is from his ground breaking project documenting violence, immigration, drug addiction and other issues flowing from the Mexican drug war.
Rudolf Kurz originally trained as a medical doctor in his native Germany, switching later to painting as a student at the Art Students League in New York. A well-known muralist, and an author and illustrator, he is a surrealist painter and master etcher. He’s on show at his fifth solo exhibition, The Miracle of Flight, […]
Toronto actress and artist Elizabeth Lennie captures the fluidity of summer in these evocative works. She creates primarily with oil on canvas, layering thin washes with thicker impasto, occasionally working on wood panel and incorporating cold wax and graphite.
Caitlin Doherty’s creations at first appear to be just family snapshots, the type millions of people take every day. Her mixed media works are actually
Brooklyn-based American artist Paul Wackers focuses on the small things that fill our intimate spaces in his first solo exhibition at Toronto’s Narwhal Projects. In the new works (Almost Somewhere), Wackers explores the “current resurgence of the abstract,” the gallery notes.
Toronto artist Liz Pead settled on broken hockey equipment and used jerseys when she went looking for “a truly Canadian material” for her works. The landscape, hockey and the environment play large roles in how she expresses Canadian identity. (Above: Georgian Bay, 30 x 36″)
Photographer Andrew Emond uses only the ambient light of the electrified city for this series called Diversions. Done at night, these gorgeous works carry a luminosity that mimics daylight. It’s part of Emond’s ongoing examination of the effects that flood and erosion control systems have had Toronto’s network of watercourses. These bodies of water spread […]
Toronto’s Thompson Landry Gallery showcases a collection of striking new work by Dominique Fortin, who creates in a unique, dream-like style full of fantasy and romanticism. She focuses on themes of childhood, and how the fanciful imaginations of lost childhood have become found again in her own children. (Above: Le chant du cygne, mixed media […]
Brooklyn-based artist Lauren Luloff’s first solo show in Canada explores life through large scale paintings created by layering fabric painted in bleach and oil.
Mary Wright, transplanted to Canada from New Zealand, is a psychiatrist and artist whose most recent work is on exhibit at Teodora Art Gallery in Toronto. Her Below Christchurch paintings are based on the mountainous areas in New Zealand. (Above: Rare Sunny Mountain Day)
The North American premiere of Genesis, famed international photojournalist Sebastião Salgado’s newest works, opens at the Royal Ontario Museum May 4 as part of the Contact Photography Festival in Toronto. (Above: Bryce Canyon National Park during a snowstorm. Utah)