Geoffrey Farmer (b: 1967) has become an international art sensation in the years since he first attended an art class with his sister at age 21. He creates hybrid arrays of sculpture, collage, video, film and performance. He will represent Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
At first glance, Erik Nieminen’s works appear photographic, but the Montreal-trained artist is a contemporary realist
Contemporary artist James Olley paints the familiar urban and suburban spaces that showcase architectural forms common in North American society. He uses oil, acrylic and pencil crayon on board or canvas. Olley is on exhibit at a survey of Master of Fine Arts internship award recipients at University […]
Five young installation and multidisciplinary artists were shortlisted today for the 2012 Sobey Art Award, one of Canada’s most prestigious prizes. (Above: Jason de Haan, Salt Beard (Mercury), salt and borrowed bust, 65 x 24 x 24”, 2010) -Raphaëlle de Groot, Port de tete (detail), 51 x 71.5 […]
Kenyan-born artist Wangechi Mutu has been attracting attention since the 1990s for her depictions of black women, “tampered with and prey to strange bodily mutations.” Moth Girls is an installation of hundreds of figures with leather wings and female legs, pinned on boards like insects. Wangechi Mutu, Detail, “Moth […]
The words Robin Laws Field uses to describe her textured fibre art are as fascinating as her work: Colour and texture pull me in and keep me up at night until I’ve figured out how to make them mine; and then how to picture them so that others […]