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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Quick Hits: Into the Blue

These works are from “Into the Blue”, Peggy Ann Turner’s latest solo exhibition, a series of landscapes evoking the colour, light, architecture and nature of the Greek Aegean Islands. She works in acrylic paint, pencil, and found papers to create the figurative/abstract collage paintings.

Keever: Painting in Water

Bau-Xi Gallery is welcoming internationally acclaimed photographer Kim Keever to its Toronto roster with an exhibition June 1-15. The New York based artist is known for his colourful, large-scale abstractions, which he creates by pouring paint into a 200-gallon tank of water in his studio.

43/150: Nicholas Hornyansky – Printmaking

Nicholas Hornyansky (1896-1965) was born in Budapest and became familiar with technique long before he turned to art full time. Hornyansky was a colour mixer from the age of 12 in his father’s printing works. He later studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, and continued his studies […]

Seeing Double: Paired Portraits

Laara Cassells, a painter, sculptor and one-time costume and theatre set designer, found inspiration for her current exhibition while teaching an art history class. She creates double portraits by pairing a copy of a historical painting with contemporary subjects wearing headphones, or holding phones or computers.