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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Things We Found at the Lake

The scenes in Cath Hughes’ Things We Found at the Lake series appear to be traditional summer settings. Until you look more closely. Along with swimmers and bathers, her paintings contain hybrid characters, and figures from British folklore and European mythology.

Lauren Crazybull: No Stereotypes

Lauren Crazybull, a 24-year-old Blackfoot and Dene artist, has become the Province of Alberta’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, the first such position in Canada. Her personal artist mission is to accurately portray First Nations people, against their colonial stereotypes, as she does in her compelling portraits.

Quick Hits: Rockwood

This is a diptych by Toronto-based artist Brian Kelley, whose work captures the natural beauty of one of Ontario’s hidden secrets. The Rockwood Conservation Area, with its limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, is a heavenly place. (Along with its natural wonders, there’s an abandoned woollen mill that […]