The gallery where Stephen Shellenberger has a new solo exhibition says the artist joked he’d make some “prettier” works for this show. The mixed media pieces at Sopa Fine Arts are indeed less political than his previous graffiti-style collages. But his fixation on stitching is a key element […]
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Jamaican-Canadian artist Zoya Taylor’s paintings cover a collection of misfit characters in situations that speak to universal themes of pride and hurt, humor and love. (Above: Family Phobia) She has a new exhibit at Toronto’s Spence Gallery, which specializes in contemporary expressions of Caribbean, Latin and African culture. […]
Ceramic artist Grace Eunmi Lee focuses on the unnoticed details of everyday life by fashioning curious shapes that represent microscopic dust. (Click on the image above for a close-up view) “Her fantastical creatures are reminiscent of manga or folkloric characters and give shape to that which is overlooked […]
Michael Paul Miller‘s art explores the human ability to persevere, adapt and survive, especially when the path is perilous and the end is bleak. (Above: The Calling, 2007) ‘The Migration’ (above, 2011) is an example of the tenacious humans he paints. My work explores the sublimity of existence […]
Spanish photographer Alfonso Batalla’s Landscape Under Construction is a gripping series of bright, modern objects inserted into the darkness of decaying architecture. (Above, Prisoner Balls) -The Joy of Bankruptcy He considers this work existential, “showing the contradiction between ‘being oneself’ and ‘being there’ . . . and making […]
Toronto artist Erin Rothstein is known for paintings of giant cookies, stylized hot dogs and gooey ice cream.