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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Who Doesn’t Love a Trailer Park Party?

The elegant pop-culture themes of Anthony Redpath’s work are captivating, whether in the story-style trailer park shot (above: Trailer Park Party – lightjet output on chromogenic print) or the straight-up photography of industrial locations. Vancouver-based, Redpath is a well known commercial photographer with a high profile portfolio. But […]

Douglas Coupland: Group Portrait in Circles

Douglas Coupland‘s new art installation – Group Portrait 1957 – is making waves at Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin Gallery. The 11 circular shapes posted as a sculpture on the outside of the building refer to the gallery’s history as a haven for the art of the Toronto abstract collective […]

Unbearable Remnants of Hiroshima

Heartbreaking remnants of clothing and personal effects left behind by the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August, 1945, are the images in this exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. Internationally acclaimed for a career spanning three decades, Ishiuchi Miyako chose the subjects of […]

Matt Straub’s Stylish Cowboy Art

It’s impossible to resist the divine style of Matt Straub, one of the artists whose work will be on display at the Toronto International Art Fair  Oct. 28-31.  Born in Wyoming, his evocative, comic-style, western themes flow from early years spent hitchhiking and train hopping across the plains. […]