Julia deVille: Ghoulish or Genius?

Your instant reaction to the works of Australian artist Julia deVille may be that her be-jewelled taxidermy animals are deeply unsettling and macabre. Or, you may think her work is so freakishly beautiful it deserves the numerous contemporary art awards she receives.

Quick Hits: Odd & Unusual

Alberta artist Katie Barron aims to amuse in her first solo show, Odd and Unusual, with unique subjects such as toy horses suspended in bright blue Jello.  On at Arts Place in Canmore through Sept. 15, her works at first appear to be photographs but actually are oil […]

Scott Marr: Pyrography

From the Art Junkie Archives: Pyrography artist Scott Marr collects natural materials – sap, flowers, bark, leaves – from the Australian bush near his home to create these stunning images, burned onto paper or wood with specially designed tools.

Mel Gausden: Freshened Landscapes

Emerging artist Mel Gausden gives landscape painting a contemporary freshness with bold highlights and markers of Canadiana. The Toronto artist says the neon silhouettes and brightly hued accents in her works “take reference from pre-set Instagram camera filters, fashion and consumer trends.”