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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

‘Unexpected Subway Living:’ MacLachlan

There’s just something about this agglomeration of figures in terracotta, plaster, varnish, oil paints, nail polish, eye shadow and glazes that makes sense for an exhibit focused on the experience of being human. Jordan MacLachlan’s Unexpected Subway Living is part of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art’s “Ineffable […]

Glenn Payan’s Stretched and Tilted Landscapes

The vividly colored, stretched and tilted landscapes of Glenn Payan’s British Columbia are almost fairytale-like in composition. But there’s nothing childlike about this one-time teacher’s rising reputation as a professional artist.  His stylish works have an ever-growing following, via the Ian Tan Gallery, Vancouver and Hong Kong. (Detail, […]

Éloïse Brodeur’s Bovine Bodies

Éloïse Brodeur does cows – motionless, content and ruminating cows, in an almost monochromatic palette, with a few bright backgrounds.  Galerie LeRoyer in Old Montreal is exhibiting her works, a panoply of poses that capture what Brodeur calls bovine bodies distorted by overproduction. I feel appeased when painting […]

Sarah Anne Johnson’s Arctic Wonderland

Sarah Anne Johnson has had a significant impact on Canadian photography, as winner of the Grange Prize, as a focal point of numerous exhibits and as a rising international star who represents this country abroad.   Her work is in New York’s Guggenheim Museum and she has taught photography […]