Month: January 2012

Roof topping: Traveling Up to Shoot Down

This exquisite shot by Neil Ta reflects a block of the Bay Street financial district of Toronto, vertically, in the foreground building.   He’s a roof topper, a daredevil photographer who travels up to shoot down. The photo practice is widely catching on, and The Toronto Star just published […]

Pablo Genovés: Images of Catastrophe

Cronología del ruido (Noise Chronology) is Pablo Genovés’ new show at the Galería Pilar Serra in Madrid, building on his previous series, (Precipitados) Time’s Alchemy. In his images of catastrophe, “destruction transgresses the laws of time and establishes its own chronology. The symbols and fictions of our culture apparently […]

Marina Dieul: Art of The Portrait

Montreal artist Marina Dieul is increasingly recognized for portraiture, and for imaginative work, including the Best of Show in the “Inspiring Figures” exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art. (Above, La Décision, oil on linen) Dieul was born in France, moved to Montreal in 2000 and has […]

Tristram Lansdowne: Defaced & Derelict

From the reality of the inner city to the imaginary and fantastical, Tristram Lansdowne’s art emerges with surgical precision.  Represented by LE Gallery in Toronto, his delicately painted watercolours depict incongruous, sometimes mysterious, structures. I’m drawn to the areas of cities that are on the fringe, in-between zones, […]

Muscle Cars & Soap Opera Romance

Nick Morris grew up in a small Australian town with lots of beer, muscle cars,  soap opera romances and not much else to do but watch TV.  The art of this former graphic designer, represented by Artêria Gallery in Bromont, Quebec, features evocative, retro-style images that emerge as […]