31/150: Michael Massie – Order of Canada

Inuit artist Michael Massie has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour. A sculptor and silversmith from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Massie told the CBC he was so surprised to be appointed that he first thought the call today from the Governor-General’s office […]

30/150: Brandy Saturley – Canadian Symbols

What could be more appropriate for Canada Day than the symbolic art of realist Brandy Saturley, whose works explore the Canadian consciousness. For five years in the lead-up to Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1, Saturley sussed out the icons and settings that make us Canadian.  Her works […]

Flower of the Day: Poppy

It was cold and stormy, with a few tornado warnings, for a week here on South Georgian Bay. Today, there was a break, and these poppies lifted my spirits, even though some were pummeled and bruised from the downpours.  For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Levalet: Street Art

Charles Leval, better known as Levalet, is a French street artist whose career has been on the rise for the last few years. Although his works are all over France, his prime territory is Paris. His pieces interact with their surroundings in a surprising and often magical way, […]

29/150: Dil Hildebrand – Scenographer

Montreal artist Dil Hildebrand (b: 1974) worked as a set painter for theatre and TV before moving into the international mainstream with his large format paintings, some of them inspired by ancient Roman trompe l’oeil frescoes. Lorem Ipsum is his first New York solo exhibition, showing new paintings through June […]

Lorenzo Quinn – Hands on the Grand Canal

Lorenzo Quinn’s new installation for the Venice Biennale is called Support.  The renowned Italian sculptor created two large hands emerging from the Grand Canal to protect and support the historic building of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel. The hands symbolize tools that can both destroy the world, but also have the […]