Today we’re revisiting miniaturist Lorraine Loots, an online phenomenon with her Paintings for Ants series. The South African artist started painted one penny-sized miniature a day in 2013, and called the project 365 Paintings for Ants. In 2014, it was 365 Postcards for Ants and so on.
South African miniaturist Lorraine Loots is celebrated for her remarkable ability to create these highly detailed thumb-sized works with the naked eye. The 1×1″ watercolors began with Loots’ two-year mission to complete a piece a day for a year, starting in 2013 with 365 Paintings for Ants.
Mary Henderson sources material from social media and photo-sharing websites in her new series Sunday Paintings, on at Lyons Wier Gallery through March 29. She focuses on the leisure activities of her peers and “fellow gentrifiers,” the well-educated, middle-class, neophyte city dweller – active and happy in privileged […]
Brooklyn-based artist Lauren Luloff’s first solo show in Canada explores life through large scale paintings created by layering fabric painted in bleach and oil.
Mary Wright, transplanted to Canada from New Zealand, is a psychiatrist and artist whose most recent work is on exhibit at Teodora Art Gallery in Toronto. Her Below Christchurch paintings are based on the mountainous areas in New Zealand. (Above: Rare Sunny Mountain Day)
Mark Lang’s paintings play on the history of art, using paintings as integral props. “The onlooker has a special sense that the museum gallery site is itself the spectacle and we are all just players on this stage,” says critic John K. Grande. There is art in Lang’s […]