Trayvon Tribute Art is Everywhere

Street artist Justin Nether created this tribute mural of  Trayvon Martin in Baltimore, with the Skittles the Florida teenager had gone to the store for superimposed in the lower right-hand corner. It’s one of dozens of pieces of art circulating now amid widespread protests over the case. (Handout […]

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 […]

Homa Arkani: West-Crazed Women in Iran

Iranian artist Homa Arkani’s pop art portraits portray the socio-cultural issues faced by a generation of disillusioned women.  Born after the revolution and the Iran-Iraq war, she says the young women so outlandishly featured in her Share Me series “represent a people caught between traditional values and mores, […]

Glass Ceiling: Knocked off their Heels

There’s a fascinating story behind Jill Greenberg’s upcoming Glass Ceiling exhibition, an exploration of the depiction of the female body and the objectification of women.  The Montreal-born artist was commissioned in 2008 to do a fashion shoot using the US Olympic synchronized swim team as models, and found […]

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 […]