Images of wildfires in western Canada prompted artist Phyllis Gordon to begin researching fires and creating artwork of burning forests, working on wood supports and making woodcut prints to depict the beauty and danger of fire. Then she was inspired to take a journey.
Each artist in this Italian-French duo uses his less dominant hand to paint simultaneously on one canvas.
Artist Lynne McIlvride creates these ornate equilateral crosses from painted carved basswood, beadwork and paper sculpture. She’s recently added the relief wood carving to her repertoire,
Toronto artist Cat Lamora’s three-dimensional paper installation deals with the experience of a gyopo — the term for Korean expatriates who have been citizens in their new countries for longer than a decade.
Montreal based Yoakim Bélanger (b.1977) is a mixed media artist focused on the strength, passion and grace of the human body, most often using scraped or sanded metal plates. (Above: “Départ” mixed media on steel, 48″ x 68″)
The legendary Joyce Wieland (1931-1998) was a mixed-media artist, experimental filmmaker and Canadian nationalist whose feminist art made use of sewing, knitting, rug hooking and embroidery. She had a powerful influence on modernist art, and her 1971 retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada was the first ever for a woman artist.