Los Angeles-based emerging artist Jolene Lai is getting attention for Allegory, her meticulous oil series of female characters from Chinese mythology and literature. Born in Singapore, and inspired by her traditional Asian upbringing, she puts a contemporary face on folk tales to help explain Chinese characteristics today. Click […]
Ian McLean’s mid-century modernist oils are claiming attention. The Sarnia, Ontario high school art teacher has an exhibition-filled C.V. and a way with paint that marks him as a talent to watch. His imagery has a 1960s feel but his color palette is more pop art/post impressionistic.
There’s something wonderfully mysterious about Alice Brasser’s paintings, from their composition, to the stories that come unprompted to a viewer’s mind. The Netherlands-based artist says she feels the need to transform reality, in particular with colors, which always seem just one degree off. She has an uncanny ability […]
Jamaican-Canadian artist Zoya Taylor’s paintings cover a collection of misfit characters in situations that speak to universal themes of pride and hurt, humor and love. (Above: Family Phobia) She has a new exhibit at Toronto’s Spence Gallery, which specializes in contemporary expressions of Caribbean, Latin and African culture. […]
There’s something almost peaceful in Randy Hryhorczuk’s art about flight. The color charged sky diverts the eye from the massive presence of the planes, mitigating the impact of such large aircraft on such low flight paths. I find it hard to take my eyes of these works, displayed […]