Karen LaMonte: Embodied Beauty

Karen LaMonte’s sculptures explore how clothing defines cultural identities and acts as our “social skin.” Instead of the traditional portrayal of the nude, LaMonte chooses to reveal the female form through hollow garments created in a variety of materials: bronze, glass, ceramic and rusted iron.

Quick Hits: July 4th Art

Happy Independence Day to those of you south of our border. Certain American art has come to represent the spirit of July 4th, some of it obvious (George Washington) and some of it just plain fun (Harold Finster).  Enjoy these selections. This painting features George Washington with the […]

Quick Hits: Picasso Still Lifes

For a deeper look into the detail of Pablo Picasso’s still lifes, consider Remai Modern’s collection of working proofs, part of their collection of Picasso linocuts.  Anatomy of a Still Life is on through April, 2020 at the Saskatoon gallery. One extraordinary example, Nature morte à la pastèque […]

Jonathan Monk: Restaurant Drawings

Jonathan Monk’s Restaurant Drawings brings together more than 120 drawings on restaurant receipts, produced over the last year. Each receipt holds a hand-rendered artwork and is priced at the cost of the meal. “The drawings offer a diaristic glimpse inside the daily life of the artist through the […]

Quick Hits: Janet Panabaker

Glass artist Janet Panabaker creates trompe-l’oeil mixed-media sculptural still lifes, like Party Plate, found in her Donut Misunderstand Me series. She’s one of more than 300 artists included in this year’s Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, coming up July 12-14.