Montreal based Yoakim Bélanger (b.1977) is a mixed media artist focused on the strength, passion and grace of the human body, most often using scraped or sanded metal plates. (Above: “Départ” mixed media on steel, 48″ x 68″)
The legendary Joyce Wieland (1931-1998) was a mixed-media artist, experimental filmmaker and Canadian nationalist whose feminist art made use of sewing, knitting, rug hooking and embroidery. She had a powerful influence on modernist art, and her 1971 retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada was the first ever for a woman artist.
Inspired by a flock of migrating birds, Jihee Min uses devices made to mimic wings in her exhibition A Few Flaps to Belong. The work draws a parallel between the longing for flight and the desire to cope with
Minas Halaj mixes elements of his classical education with contemporary influences to provide what he calls “a symphony of graphics, sculptures, collages and figurative compositions that indulge the senses.”
Eddie Martinez’s canvases are formed from oil paint, enamel, spray paint, screen printing and studio detritus, works loaded with coloured, quasi-abstract masses.
Fabio Coruzzi’s mixed media works are always a pleasure to find. (He’s been featured here before). Busted (Hey that’s my hat) is one of his latest