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 […]

The Passions of Frida & Diego

A major survey of paintings by legendary Mexican art couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is coming to Toronto this fall, with 75 key works including Kahlo’s Self Portrait with Monkeys. Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting includes 75 pieces, many from the Museo Dolores Olmedo in […]

Surprises & Wonder: Megan Bogonovich

Megan Bogonovich says she tells stories in her ceramic sculptures, tales of “unusual growths, curious routes, unlikely pairings, strange predicaments, surprises and wonder, comfort in the unlikely.” “My sculptures combine naturalistic and abstracted imagery to suggest the possibility of the real and the imagined cohabitating, a whimsical reality.  […]

Global Art Junkie has been “Freshly Pressed”

That quirky red octopus sure is popular! Thanks to Michigan-based artist Mark Penxa’s amazing work,  Global Art Junkie was “Freshly Pressed” (April 9) on the WordPress Front Page, and in the Featured Posts section of Art.   Penxa’s  octopus, elephant and other cool creatures have engaged 5,000 of you […]

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 […]

Mark Penxa: A Quirky Menagerie

      (From the Archives:) I am besotted by these pieces from Mark Penxa’s menagerie of quirky creatures, although he produces a wide variety of other types of work.  See all the art and projects of this Michigan-based artist, here. His Facebook, here. His website, here. Mark […]