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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Quick Hits: Jennifer Weihmann

The works of Calgary-based Jennifer Weihmann are often mistaken for paintings, with their lush textures and subtle colours. But the emerging artist’s extreme close-ups are photographs, of decomposing leaves, mushrooms, and petals.

Marsha Kennedy: Sweet Nature

Marsha Kennedy’s relationship with nature is the motivational force behind her art practice. The Saskatchewan artist has been active since childhood in working with both wild and domestic animals, including two flightless, rescued crows.  

Quick Hits: Perle & Pirouette

Pascale Sévigny-Vallières, an illustrator and graphic designer from the Quebec City region, created this small accordion book as a glimpse into the world of a circus. This creative little visual highlights clowns, contortionists, jugglers and tightrope walkers.

The Warmth of Other Suns

This is a still from Adrian Paci’s video, “Centro di permanenza temporanea” (Temporary Detention Center), showing men and women from Latin America getting ready to board a plane that never arrives. It’s part of a major exhibition on migration on now in the U.S.