Month: February 2012

Fragile fabric sculptures

  One of Canadian Art Junkie’s all-time reader favourites, from the archives. The work of Québécois artist Jannick Deslauriers emphasizes art’s most fragile elements, through a mass of translucent fabric.  Her delicate fibre art spins out thread sculptures that send strong messages, covering the ghosts of cities, people […]

Andrew Bell’s Heroic Aeronaut

Andrew Bell’s 3D works in his ongoing, dystopian Moterwerks series are a captivating combo of mechanics, sculpture and mixed media. The Variant Series at the Ingram Gallery in Toronto focuses on Bell’s female aeronaut and characters in sculptural forms. (Above: Variant – station 1 (2011) 13.5 x 22.5 […]

Beat Nation: Hip Hop, Art and Aboriginal Culture

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s landmark exhibition on Aboriginal Culture features contemporary Aboriginal artists from across the continent. (Above: Dana Claxton, Baby GirlzGottaMustang, 2008, lightjetC-print. Courtesy of the artist & Winsor Gallery.) (Home Page Header: Skeena Reece wearing her regalia as Raven on the Colonial Fleet) – From Taste & […]

“4:44 The Last Day on Earth.”

Abel Ferrara’s latest film is a mega-budget end-of-days flick, “We see an attempted suicide, worshippers massed at the Vatican, and — beloved NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan? This movie clearly has everything.” –Blouin Art Info Willem Dafoe and newcomer Shanyn Leigh play a Manhattan couple coming to terms with […]

The Sun Drenched Colors of the Tropics

Montreal artist Claire Desjardins emphasizes the bold colors of many years in the Caribbean,  producing “paintings alive with an unfettered sense of exploration and bliss.”  (Above:  Fructose – Acrylic on canvas – 60″ x 40″) -Steeped in Tradition – Acrylic on canvas – 60″ x 48″ Propelled by […]