Tag: Canada

Mario Doucette – Revisionist History Tableaux

Mario Doucette was an emerging Acadian artist when he was short-listed for Canada’s Sobey Art Award in 2008,  and his reputation has strengthened in the intervening years. Doucette’s latest recognition is to be included among 60 artists selected by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for the largest […]

Canadian Art Junkie Featured on Freshly Pressed

Thanks to Toronto artist Rachel MacFarlane’s amazing work, Canadian Art Junkie was “Freshly Pressed” today (Nov 3) on the WordPress front page, and in the featured section of Culture. Her exhibit at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto runs through Nov. 5, so if you’re in Toronto, go […]

Canada Travel Posters: Moose, Mounties & Indians

These handbills are about to go to sale at Swann Galleries‘ annual Rare and Important Travel Poster auction (Nov 11) in New York.  The journey-to-Canada ads are among several hundred pieces of travel art deemed significant because they were previously not in circulation, or because of their dazzling […]

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. […]

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 […]