“4:44 The Last Day on Earth.”

Abel Ferrara’s latest film is a mega-budget end-of-days flick, “We see an attempted suicide, worshippers massed at the Vatican, and — beloved NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan? This movie clearly has everything.” –Blouin Art Info Willem Dafoe and newcomer Shanyn Leigh play a Manhattan couple coming to terms with […]

The Sun Drenched Colors of the Tropics

Montreal artist Claire Desjardins emphasizes the bold colors of many years in the Caribbean,  producing “paintings alive with an unfettered sense of exploration and bliss.”  (Above:  Fructose – Acrylic on canvas – 60″ x 40″) -Steeped in Tradition – Acrylic on canvas – 60″ x 48″ Propelled by […]

Michael Snow’s Remarkable Reach

NOTE: Michael Snow is also updated in the 150 Artists for Canada 150 series, here. Michael Snow must really be a polymath.  The cultural impact of this Canadian artist, filmmaker, musician, videographer, sculptor and painter is phenomenal, given that just two of his remarkable installations hold thousands of tourists […]

Vancouver: Lights Out – Canadian Art in the 1960s

Claude Breeze’s 1964 painting, “Lovers in a Landscape #3 Mandala,” is one of 90 works in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new exhibit on Canadian modernism in the 1960s. Maxwell Bates, Beautiful B.C., 1966 The tumultuous 1960s shook up Canadian culture, creating new vibrancy in art across the country.   […]

Susanna Heller: Catastrophe is her Muse

Susannah Heller’s gritty catastrophic paintings flow from the ruins of 9/11, and from the personal calamity of her husband’s battle with flesh-eating disease.  Above: Last Blues of Dusk.  Below: Bill in the Hospital Heller had been artist in residence at the World Trade Centre for several years before […]

Stylish Figuratives: Josepha van den Anker

Figurative painter Josepha van den Anker was born in the Netherlands,  immigrated to Canada at age six and now divides her time between Ontario and Ireland. Van den Anker’s works have been picked up rapidly by corporations, including the government of Canada, the country’s major banks and life […]