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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.

Rebecca Belmore – Hacer Memoria

Renowned Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore’s Hacer Memoria  is an outdoor sculpture along the façade of North Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery. It honours victims of residential schools with nine oversized blue and orange shirts sewn from tarpaulins. Each is emblazoned with a single letter. Together the letters spell “hereafter.” The […]

Oh Canada – Amy Rice

Amy Rice creates original works using vintage envelopes that were mailed to Canada. Her latest art is on exhibition in Vancouver through March 25. Oh Canada, on exhibition in Vancouver, here (more info on the artist, and see all 30 works) Amy Rice Art on Instagram here. Amy […]

Kirsten Sims – Passage

South African artist Kirsten Sims is back in Canada with Passage, a collection of 18 mixed media and acrylic paintings, at Toronto’s Alison Milne gallery through April 15. The scenes she paints are “often a self-aware and gentle parody of the lives people portray on social media,” the […]

Sketchbook Saturday – Originals

These sketchers have included photos of their original subject, so it’s easy to see how their artist eye interpreted. From Flickr, here. Urban Sketcher Sílvia Oliveras Canals was doing an exercise in sketching vignettes with this book. Lots of original scene interpretation examples on the site of an […]

Parry Sound 33 – Joseph Hartman

Canadian photographer Joseph Hartman opens his fifth solo exhibition at Stephen Bulger Gallery tomorrow (March 4) with a series of landscape photographs and watercolour paintings documenting the aftermath of the Parry Sound 33 forest fire  — which began on July 18, 2018, on the Henvey Inlet First Nation […]

Quick Hits – AGO to Expand

A $35-million gift from art collector Dani Reiss, Chairman and CEO of Canada Goose, has launched an expansion that will see the Art Gallery of Ontario add 40,000 new square feet of gallery space across five floors. The AGO announced the project today, noting that more than 20,000 […]