UPDATED: Benning’s Dollhouse on Fire

Heather Benning’s life-size  dollhouse- a popular entry in last year’s Contact Photography Festival – is now a burned ruin. The western Canadian artist torched it, saying she plans an exhibition called Death of the Dollhouse.  See more on the WP blog ReadReidRead, where the story about Benning’s act […]

The Art of Coke: Dancing Bottles

  This sweet video was created as a promo for a contest and features signature Coke bottles pulsating in an art gallery to the strings of a harp. It was directed by Rimantas Lukavicius of Korb, a production group that works in surrealism. (Note, this is not an […]

Gary Taxali: On Exhibit in London

Canadian artist Gary Taxali, an internationally known contemporary illustrator, has his first UK solo show this month in an exhibition that “slickly reimagines 1930s art and iconography,”  The Outsiders gallery  says.  My Feelings Like You showcases Taxali’s  popular approach to modern culture, a style that has placed his […]

Long Distance Yearnings

Hong Kong artist Peony Yip blends the real and the imagined in these vignettes about the ache of a long-distance relationship. See more of her drawings on The White Deer. (Click on an image, then click again on Yip’s original to see the photograph on which the drawings […]

An Artist Studio: Amelia Alcock-White

Hyperallergic is running a terrific View from the Easel series that will satisfy anyone interested in artist studios.  Vancouver artist Amelia Alcock-White says hers “has been relegated to the dark underworld of a basement” after her second child moved into the bright, south-facing room she once used.  She […]

Laurel Terlesky: The Power & The Body

British Columbia artist Laurel Terlesky exposes dependency on electricity and power in this series of surrealist pop culture works.  Created on large canvas using oil, acrylic and aerosol, she presents electricity as part of the human sense of self. (Above: Guitar Jack, 24″ x 36″; Below: Electric Feel  […]