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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

The Art of The Puppet

Recognized as one of Canada’s foremost theatre artists, Ronnie Burkett has been credited with creating some of the world’s most elaborate and provocative puppetry. The artistry that has led to worldwide acclaim is front and centre in his current show, Penny Plain, opening soon in Ottawa on its […]

Aleks Bartosik’s Dark Karma

Aleks Bartosik’s work is on exhibit at the Bartlett Gallery through this weekend, in Caledon, north of Toronto. A previous show at Line Gallery in Toronto built on her “dark Karma” approach. (Above: She was not his Venus in furs) -Detail, Ice Maiden,  from the Venus in furs […]

Glamour Girls, Encaustic Style

Sylvain Roberge uses an edgy encaustic technique to create the ‘Glamour Girls’ series he’s showing at The Artist Project 2012, opening tonight and on through this weekend in Toronto.  (Above:  Cosmic Girl 2) -In the Sun If you aren’t familiar with the ancient art of encaustic painting, have […]

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 […]