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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner and I practice my writing on Colder by The Lake.

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.

Steve Coffey – Prairie Inspiration

Alberta-based Steve Coffey represents the full scale of a multidisciplinary artist. He’s been an integral part of the Canadian art and music scene for many years. He has curated travelling exhibitions, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college, and conducted workshops and art residencies. He’s on exhibition at Fortune […]

Tiny House Artist Studios

The Tiny House movement has made it possible for many artists to find free-standing space right on their own property. True, not everyone has the opportunity to go this route, but shed-cabin style studios are filling a huge need.