Category: Painting

Obscured Fragments of a Fairy Tale

This innovative work by Vancouver artist Kaveh Irani is a set of acrylic paintings on wood panel intended to be hung in the columns and rows shown above, to produce an installation showcasing traditional Persian art work. The “Obscured Fragments of a Fairy Tale” series consists of 15 […]

Montserrat: ‘The Mountain was like This’

These large-scale watercolors, 3-D paperworks and linoleum prints by Lynne McIlvride Evans flow from her time at Can Serrat Artist Residency, at the foot of Montserrat in Catalonia, Spain. The powerful mysticism of the mountain had a profound impact on her work. (Above: Montserrat Mountain, ) -Cirque (a […]

Luke Painter: An eerie sense of loneliness

Toronto artist Luke Painter produces large-scale fictional landscapes rendered with India ink and brush on paper that resemble traditional wood engravings. Woodlot House (with Victorian Stained Glass Windows) , Acrylic on board. 48″ × 60″ 2010. The surreal outdoor spaces lack a human presence, and create an unsettling […]

Graham Gillmore: A Way With Words

Graham Gillmore uses caustic text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work, some of it on exhibit at the Monte Clark Gallery. (Above: Custody and Access Study (Results #2), Mixed media on ledger paper mounted on canvas) –Untitled (Cinderella, 2nd Version), Oil and enamel on […]

Barbara Hirst: Absorbed by Water

Alberta artist Barbara Hirst has been absorbed by water all her life.  Her fixation on reflective illusion is present in all her works, often painted in far-flung locales from Ireland to Venice. -Liquid State, 2010 -Burano, 2011 – From a series painted in Venice To gaze at a […]

Aleks Bartosik’s Dark Karma

Aleks Bartosik’s work is on exhibit at the Bartlett Gallery through this weekend, in Caledon, north of Toronto. A previous show at Line Gallery in Toronto built on her “dark Karma” approach. (Above: She was not his Venus in furs) -Detail, Ice Maiden,  from the Venus in furs […]