Matt Straub’s Stylish Cowboy Art

It’s impossible to resist the divine style of Matt Straub, one of the artists whose work will be on display at the Toronto International Art Fair  Oct. 28-31.  Born in Wyoming, his evocative, comic-style, western themes flow from early years spent hitchhiking and train hopping across the plains. […]

David Leventi’s Chronicles of the Opera

Bjoerling’s Larynx, by photographer David Leventi,  is a series of crisp, dramatic records of the world’s famous opera houses, named for Swedish tenor Jussi Bjoerling, one of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century. All the images are photographed with 4×5” and 8×10” Arca-Swiss cameras to maximize […]

Art of the Plague: Images of the Black Death

When scientists announced today they have reconstructed the genome of the Black Death, one of the most notorious killers in history, it brought to mind images from the time of that plague.   The medieval bacteria that wiped out half the population of Europe prompted hundreds of  artists to […]

Flight Paths and Roadside Billboards

There’s something almost peaceful in Randy Hryhorczuk’s art about flight.  The color charged sky diverts the eye from the massive presence of the planes, mitigating the impact of such large aircraft on such low flight paths. I find it hard to take my eyes of these works, displayed […]

Gritty, Etched Ceramics Taking Hold

Ceramic Artist Shane Norrie is hot. His hand-thrown etched ceramic work is everywhere – on decor TV, in fall design magazines and on general exhibit. It’s part of a current focus on edgy pottery, led internationally by designers such as Jaime Hayon of Spain and Studio Job of […]