Collage: Stretched Limbs & Bulky Torsos

The small heads and long limbs of the figures in Gordon Wiebe’s collages identify his widely used work.The bold characters illustrate books, magazines, newspapers, journals and ad campaigns worldwide,  including the surface of a 25-story building in Taipei. “His distinctive characters have elongated limbs and bulky patchwork torsos, […]

Tom Thomson & the Group of Seven in London

Two of Canada’s most iconic paintings are centerpieces in a major exhibit at London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery  aimed at introducing the revered Group of Seven to England.  The show is deemed so significant it has prompted British media, including The Daily Telegraph,  to send writers to Canada for […]

Canadian Art Junkie Featured on Freshly Pressed

Thanks to Toronto artist Rachel MacFarlane’s amazing work, Canadian Art Junkie was “Freshly Pressed” today (Nov 3) on the WordPress front page, and in the featured section of Culture. Her exhibit at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto runs through Nov. 5, so if you’re in Toronto, go […]

Canada Travel Posters: Moose, Mounties & Indians

These handbills are about to go to sale at Swann Galleries‘ annual Rare and Important Travel Poster auction (Nov 11) in New York.  The journey-to-Canada ads are among several hundred pieces of travel art deemed significant because they were previously not in circulation, or because of their dazzling […]

Delhi-based Canadian Gauri Gill wins Grange Prize

Delhi-based artist Gauri Gill has won the 2011 Grange Prize, Canada’s largest cash award for photography, for her work capturing marginalized communities, migrants and modernity.  Voting by the public determines the winner in this national competition. Read more here. See a previous post on Canadian Art Junkie about […]

Who Doesn’t Love a Trailer Park Party?

The elegant pop-culture themes of Anthony Redpath’s work are captivating, whether in the story-style trailer park shot (above: Trailer Park Party – lightjet output on chromogenic print) or the straight-up photography of industrial locations. Vancouver-based, Redpath is a well known commercial photographer with a high profile portfolio. But […]