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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Radical Paddle: City Design for Outdoors

New Paddle Designs Contact Voyaging Co. has launched a collection of Canadian-made paddles that take a contemporary look at traditional voyaging paddles. The first series is styled on the semaphore navigational signalling system. The company says its goal is to bring city style to the outdoors, and outdoor […]

Hauling a Newfoundland House

This print by David Blackwood took me instantly to a haunting image in Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News, the scene where ancestors of the novel’s main character haul a house across the ice with ropes in the gray winter of Newfoundland.   Black Ice, a Blackwood exhibit, captures […]

iPhone Painting: David Hockney draws

David Hockney’s experimental iPhone and iPad drawings are on show at the Royal Ontario Museum Oct. 8 through Jan. 1, 2012, the renowned British artist’s first major show in Canada in more than two decades.  Hockney started painting with the Brushes app in 2008, first using thumb and […]