Tag: Painting

Tony Toscani: ‘Zeitgeist’

Artist Tony Toscani captures “the zeitgeist of the millennial generation” in a solo exhibition called Dayreamers, on through Oct. 13 at Massey Klein Gallery in New York City. His paintings feature figures who grapple with social anxiety, disillusionment, boredom, and vanity.

Ieva Baklane’s vibrant colours

Vancouver artist Ivea Baklane paints vivid colours and shapes with a vibrancy reminiscent of David Hockney. The Latvian-born artist, who has an MFA, comes from a family of artists, and exhibited in Riga, Berlin, Prague and Rome before immigrating to Canada in 2002.

Painter Mark Heine Wins Global Award

British Columbia painter Mark Heine has been awarded the Haynes Galleries Award, part of the most influential competition for contemporary realism in the world, with his painting Labyrinth (above). Heine, based in Victoria, is the first Canadian to win this title, and one of only nine artists selected […]

Quick Hits: Odd & Unusual

Alberta artist Katie Barron aims to amuse in her first solo show, Odd and Unusual, with unique subjects such as toy horses suspended in bright blue Jello.  On at Arts Place in Canmore through Sept. 15, her works at first appear to be photographs but actually are oil […]

Scott Marr: Pyrography

From the Art Junkie Archives: Pyrography artist Scott Marr collects natural materials – sap, flowers, bark, leaves – from the Australian bush near his home to create these stunning images, burned onto paper or wood with specially designed tools.