Graham Gillmore: A Way With Words

Graham Gillmore uses caustic text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work, some of it on exhibit at the Monte Clark Gallery. (Above: Custody and Access Study (Results #2), Mixed media on ledger paper mounted on canvas) –Untitled (Cinderella, 2nd Version), Oil and enamel on […]

‘Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe’

The latest whimsical watercolors from Wallace Edwards have the same quirky styling that has characterized his books since he won his first Governor General’s award for children’s illustration a decade ago. You can flip through that prize-winning work, called Alphabeasts, by going to this link and clicking the […]

Suzanne Tevlin: Eruptions

These paintings by artist and educator Suzanne Tevlin are part of a wide body of work that includes series on Darwin, The Weather and Dante’s Divine Comedy.   The University of Toronto lecturer, art historian and writer has an international reputation that has prompted invitations from museums across Europe […]

Art of the Junos: Winning Album Covers

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is celebrating the covers of Juno award-winning albums through early April, including this one from the Parachute Club, winner of the 1987 award for best design. –Neon Bible, the 2008 winner, was the second album by Canadian indie band Arcade Fire. The museum’s […]

Zoya Taylor: Misfits and Waifs

Jamaican-Canadian artist Zoya Taylor’s paintings cover a collection of misfit characters in situations that speak to universal themes of pride and hurt, humor and love. (Above: Family Phobia) She has a new exhibit at Toronto’s Spence Gallery, which specializes in contemporary expressions of Caribbean, Latin and African culture. […]