iPhone Painting: David Hockney draws

David Hockney’s experimental iPhone and iPad drawings are on show at the Royal Ontario Museum Oct. 8 through Jan. 1, 2012, the renowned British artist’s first major show in Canada in more than two decades.  Hockney started painting with the Brushes app in 2008, first using thumb and […]

Haute Couture and the Madonna Bra

Fashionistas who wear stripes in the mode of Jean Paul Gaultier‘s famous sailor-ware get 50 per cent off at the landmark retrospective on the French designer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.  It’s been on only a month but the fashion-as-art collection is getting rave reviews.  From […]

The Urban Aftermath

When I think of a post-apocalyptic world, it’s usually based on images from favorite books, like Stephen King’s The Stand, an epic about a bacterial warfare experiment gone wrong.  In a time when only a handful of people survive, the buildings tilt, decay and become overgrown.  These illustrations […]

Interview: Street Artist Troy Lovegates

Known as “Other,” Canadian street artist Troy Lovegates has a free-wheeling style that tramples boundaries. Lovegates has been hopping freights cross country with a paint stick and wanderlust since the late 80s. Whether with straight-up aerosol on the wall or hand painted multi-media, the always experimental and voracious […]

Inappropriately Beautiful: Street Art Exhibition

Well known Canadian street artist Elicser Elliott’s work is on urban spaces from South America to Toronto and a new  exhibition,  Inappropriately Beautiful, just opened at Toronto’s LE Gallery last night.  Elicser’s powerful images have made him a well known phenomenon in the global street art community. More […]