The Art of Chairs: Crafted by Ex-Cons

This is a novel design development.  These chairs by Italian fashion house Marni are constructed by ex-prisoners in Colombia in woven PVC threads on metal frames, part of a social rehabilitation project. They’re part of this year’s Salone del Mobile, the famed Milan design fair. Proceeds from the […]

Alex Couwenberg: Bringing So Cal Culture North

Los Angeles abstract artist Alex Couwenberg has his first solo exhibition in Canada at Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver. La Fonda, 2012: Acrylic on canvas over panel, 46 x 48 x 1.75 inches. Couwenberg’s work is propelled by his lifelong immersion in Southern California culture. The paint, pin […]

Alex Andreyev: Digital Surrealism

There’s something almost comforting in the surreal art of Alex Andreyev, as if some of the normalcy of life today would be sustained in his imagined future worlds.   (Above: Late, Below: Crossing) I like the contrasts in Andreyev’s extensive fantasy portfolio, such as the near utopia called Trailing […]

W. Stephen Cooper: The Play of Light

W. Stephen Cooper’s photography is focused on the subtle play of light moving across the wilderness, showcasing the architecture of the land.  Passage to Great Hall (above) is from a series on Hidden Passages, from the slot canyons of Arizona, captured in traditional fine-grain black and white. Saguaro […]