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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Fabio Corruzi: Art & Poetry

Mixed media artist Fabio Corruzi was featured twice on The Art Junkie before (here) but there’s always something new to see in his colourful portfolio. He is now adding “poetry boxes” to the images on his site, as in the following two works.

Painter Mark Heine Wins Global Award

British Columbia painter Mark Heine has been awarded the Haynes Galleries Award, part of the most influential competition for contemporary realism in the world, with his painting Labyrinth (above). Heine, based in Victoria, is the first Canadian to win this title, and one of only nine artists selected […]

Julia deVille: Ghoulish or Genius?

Your instant reaction to the works of Australian artist Julia deVille may be that her be-jewelled taxidermy animals are deeply unsettling and macabre. Or, you may think her work is so freakishly beautiful it deserves the numerous contemporary art awards she receives.

Quick Hits: Odd & Unusual

Alberta artist Katie Barron aims to amuse in her first solo show, Odd and Unusual, with unique subjects such as toy horses suspended in bright blue Jello.  On at Arts Place in Canmore through Sept. 15, her works at first appear to be photographs but actually are oil […]