Category: Art

Julia deVille: Ghoulish or Genius?

Your instant reaction to the works of Australian artist Julia deVille may be that her be-jewelled taxidermy animals are deeply unsettling and macabre. Or, you may think her work is so freakishly beautiful it deserves the numerous contemporary art awards she receives.

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.

Quick Hits: July 4th Art

Happy Independence Day to those of you south of our border. Certain American art has come to represent the spirit of July 4th, some of it obvious (George Washington) and some of it just plain fun (Harold Finster).  Enjoy these selections. This painting features George Washington with the […]

Jonathan Monk: Restaurant Drawings

Jonathan Monk’s Restaurant Drawings brings together more than 120 drawings on restaurant receipts, produced over the last year. Each receipt holds a hand-rendered artwork and is priced at the cost of the meal. “The drawings offer a diaristic glimpse inside the daily life of the artist through the […]

The Sobey Award Shortlist

Nicolas Grenier, who lives and works in Montreal and Los Angeles, is one of five finalists for the 2019 Sobey Art Award, the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under. The award recognizes some of the country’s most exciting young artists and provides significant financial recognition ($240,000 […]