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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Haute Couture and the Madonna Bra

Fashionistas who wear stripes in the mode of Jean Paul Gaultier‘s famous sailor-ware get 50 per cent off at the landmark retrospective on the French designer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  It’s been on only a month but the fashion-as-art collection is getting rave reviews.  From […]

The Urban Aftermath

When I think of a post-apocalyptic world, it’s usually based on images from favorite books, like Stephen King’s The Stand, an epic about a bacterial warfare experiment gone wrong.  In a time when only a handful of people survive, the buildings tilt, decay and become overgrown.  These illustrations […]

Interview: Street Artist Troy Lovegates

Known as “Other,” Canadian street artist Troy Lovegates has a free-wheeling style that tramples boundaries. Lovegates has been hopping freights cross country with a paint stick and wanderlust since the late 80s. Whether with straight-up aerosol on the wall or hand painted multi-media, the always experimental and voracious […]

Inappropriately Beautiful: Street Art Exhibition

Well known Canadian street artist Elicser Elliott’s work is on urban spaces from South America to Toronto and a new  exhibition,  Inappropriately Beautiful, just opened at Toronto’s LE Gallery last night.  Elicser’s powerful images have made him a well known phenomenon in the global street art community. More […]