Tag: Painting

Natalia Goncharova: Avant-Garde Trailblazer

Natalia Goncharova was only 32 in 1913 when she established herself as the leader of the Russian avant-garde movement with a major Moscow exhibition. She then moved to France where she designed costumes and backdrops for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes. She lived in Paris for the rest of […]

Kelly Grace: A Retro Vibe

Kelly Grace is an artist I’ve featured before (here) but there’s more to learn about her this time around. She was surrounded by creative influences growing up north of Toronto. Her paternal grandparents were traveling puppeteers in California in the 1950s, and her grandfather was also a clown […]

Seeing Double: Paired Portraits

Laara Cassells, a painter, sculptor and one-time costume and theatre set designer, found inspiration for her current exhibition while teaching an art history class. She creates double portraits by pairing a copy of a historical painting with contemporary subjects wearing headphones, or holding phones or computers.

Rob Croxford: Trial by Fire

In a way, what happened to Toronto painter Rob Croxford a year ago was a gift. Last May, he lost everything in a fire at Walnut Studios, a huge, warehouse-style quarters for artists where he created his vintage-inspired acrylics and prints.