Dubai: Abandoned

This series created by award-winning photographer Richard Allenby-Pratt illustrates a doomsday scenario for the United Arab Emirates when a cheap, clean hydrogen fuel is developed in 2017.  The oil-producing regions sink into chaos as oil drops below $10 a barrel. The scenes show zoo animals released into the […]

Papercuts: Laura Secord’s Marathon

If you’re Canadian, you’re likely familiar with Laura Secord, the Niagara housewife who ran 26 miles through enemy territory to warn the British and their aboriginal allies of an impending attack by American forces in the war of 1812.  Artist and designer Barbara Klunder, a Secord descendant, tells […]

Yayoi Kusama: Flowers that Bloom

Yayoi Kusama is an 82-year-old Japanese avant-garde artist known for her obsession with dots, and more recently, for her collaborative designs with Louis Vuitton.  These large sculptures are Fiberglass reinforced plastic, metal and all-weather urethane paint, from her series Flowers that Bloom at Midnight and Flowers that Bloom Tomorrow.  […]

Oeno Gallery – Outdoor Sculpture

Time for some art that reflects the possibilities of summer.  The Oeno Gallery in Prince Edward County, on Lake Ontario east of Toronto, is set around the Huff Estates winery, with dozens of fine outdoor sculpture works by well-known artists. (Above: The Planters, steel, 82 x 149 x […]

Robert C Jackson’s American Realism

Robert C. Jackson took an unusual path to his current life as a contemporary realist still life artist.  He graduated in electrical engineering, designed radio systems for Motorola, and then left the corporate world to serve the ministry as an assistant pastor before he turned to painting full-time. […]

Art Basel: In Demand

Artspace, one of my favorite browsing sites, has put together a portfolio of works by artists on view at Art Basel, the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fairs – including this edgy and elegant piece by photographer James Welling. See more on Welling at David Zwirner gallery. […]