Category: Painting

Tom Wesselmann: Beyond Pop Art

The retrospective Tom Wesselmann: Beyond Pop Art, on now in a Canadian exclusive at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through Oct. 7, 2012, is the first time this influential artist has had a major exhibition, despite his huge impact and widespread public recognition. The New York artist (1931-2004) […]

Danilo Ursini: Always Black & White

Danilo Ursini works in mixed media, acrylic and enamel, always in black and white, with shots of gold and red.  He has lived in Italy, traveled extensively, and now lives in Toronto. Ursini has exhibited at the Florence Biennale, the Louvre and the Venice Biennale of Architecture.  (Above […]

Laurel Terlesky: The Power & The Body

British Columbia artist Laurel Terlesky exposes dependency on electricity and power in this series of surrealist pop culture works.  Created on large canvas using oil, acrylic and aerosol, she presents electricity as part of the human sense of self. (Above: Guitar Jack, 24″ x 36″; Below: Electric Feel  […]

The Immigrant: Your Name is Linda now

Rosemary Sloot was shocked when her mother confessed while dying that she had only one life regret.  She wished she had never immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands after World War II.   Her mother’s  bombshell sent Sloot on a journey to redefine the family’s experience, resulting in her […]

Matt Heide: Paintings to touch and feel

Matt Heide wants you to touch his art, scrape your fingers across its rough surfaces, play with it a bit. The Edmonton industrial artist produces Concrete Tactile Paintings, created to stimulate the sense of vision and touch.He combines the texture and depth of sculpture with the color and […]

William Forrestall’s Poetic Still Lifes

William Forrestall’s family art heritage underpins his poetic still life works, on exhibit beginning this weekend at Kinsman Robinson Galleries in Toronto.  (Above: Four Flowers in Blue, 23×31″) Box O, Box O: Egg tempera on gessoed panel, 32×34, 2011 He is the son of renowned east coast artist Tom […]