Aleks Bartosik’s Dark Karma

Aleks Bartosik’s work is on exhibit at the Bartlett Gallery through this weekend, in Caledon, north of Toronto. A previous show at Line Gallery in Toronto built on her “dark Karma” approach. (Above: She was not his Venus in furs) -Detail, Ice Maiden,  from the Venus in furs […]

Glamour Girls, Encaustic Style

Sylvain Roberge uses an edgy encaustic technique to create the ‘Glamour Girls’ series he’s showing at The Artist Project 2012, opening tonight and on through this weekend in Toronto.  (Above:  Cosmic Girl 2) -In the Sun If you aren’t familiar with the ancient art of encaustic painting, have […]

Fragile fabric sculptures

  One of Canadian Art Junkie’s all-time reader favourites, from the archives. The work of Québécois artist Jannick Deslauriers emphasizes art’s most fragile elements, through a mass of translucent fabric.  Her delicate fibre art spins out thread sculptures that send strong messages, covering the ghosts of cities, people […]

Andrew Bell’s Heroic Aeronaut

Andrew Bell’s 3D works in his ongoing, dystopian Moterwerks series are a captivating combo of mechanics, sculpture and mixed media. The Variant Series at the Ingram Gallery in Toronto focuses on Bell’s female aeronaut and characters in sculptural forms. (Above: Variant – station 1 (2011) 13.5 x 22.5 […]

Beat Nation: Hip Hop, Art and Aboriginal Culture

The Vancouver Art Gallery’s landmark exhibition on Aboriginal Culture features contemporary Aboriginal artists from across the continent. (Above: Dana Claxton, Baby GirlzGottaMustang, 2008, lightjetC-print. Courtesy of the artist & Winsor Gallery.) (Home Page Header: Skeena Reece wearing her regalia as Raven on the Colonial Fleet) – From Taste & […]