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J Walters

I curate visual arts under The Art Junkie banner

Quick Hits: Hand Coloured Flowers

The always interesting Public Domain Review features these stunning floral images by Ogawa Kazumasa, a Japanese photographer, printer, and publisher known for his pioneering work in photomechanical printing in the 1890s. The exquisite hand-coloured flower collotypes were featured in the 1896 book Some Japanese Flowers (a 2013 reprint […]

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Desert Scenes

These rare works by French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824–1904) are up for auction at Sotheby’s at the end of April for an anticipated sale in the region of US $1.3 to $1.98 million for Rider and his Steed in the Desert (above). “Painted in 1872, this evocative work […]

Lauren Ko: The Art of Pies

You may already have heard of Lauren Ko, the maker of pies that are works of art.  But if you have not, she is a current sensation, on Instagram, on TV, in podcasts and live on the web. She’s a master of pie art, and her creations are […]

In Medias Res

Lonsdale Gallery is presenting a solo exhibition of new work by Montreal artist Patrice Charbonneau, known for his rich tactile semi-abstract paintings that explore personal narratives, everyday lived spaces, and built environments.  ‘In Medias Res’ is Latin for ‘into the middle of things`.

Quick Hits: Trinkets

Chloe French creates these beaded necklaces from her village of Kake, in southeast Alaska.  “My grandmother is Tlingit and I am named after her: Sk.wein,” French says.  “We are of the Eagle Moiety, Tsaagweidi Clan (Killer Whale Seal Clan) and Yaax Aan Kowtl Tsexi Hit (The House that Anchors the Village).”