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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Scott Marr: Pyrography

From the Art Junkie Archives: Pyrography artist Scott Marr collects natural materials – sap, flowers, bark, leaves – from the Australian bush near his home to create these stunning images, burned onto paper or wood with specially designed tools.

Mel Gausden: Freshened Landscapes

Emerging artist Mel Gausden gives landscape painting a contemporary freshness with bold highlights and markers of Canadiana. The Toronto artist says the neon silhouettes and brightly hued accents in her works “take reference from pre-set Instagram camera filters, fashion and consumer trends.”

Quick Hits: ‘Shedding’

New Brunswick artist KC Wilcox collects trash like tin cans and discarded fireworks from Tin Can Beach in Saint John as the first step in her sculptural environmental art. In this series called ‘Shedding,” she coats the items in layers of liquid latex, which peels away when dry, […]

Quick Hits: All About Women

A retrospective of the late, acclaimed photographer Eve Arnold’s portraits of women is on show through Dec. 8, 2019 in Italy (info here). Called All About Women, it’s drawn from Magnum Photos, the organization she was associated with from the 1950s.