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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

David Kramer: The Elusive Good Life

David Kramer’s engrossing drawings capture his caustic attitude toward the disparity between the good life we imagine we’re going to get, and the way things usually end up. Perceived inadequacies at work or awkwardness at parties are magnified by juxtaposing his self-deprecating stories with the clichéd expectations of […]

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 […]