In today’s Quick Hit, consider American sculptor Tony Matelli, who incorporates fruits, vegetables, cold cuts and other forms in his works, resulting in unorthodox objects that are both unsettling and comical.
Contemporary American sculptor and visual artist Willie Cole created this huge board with black lawn jockeys for chessmen to turn around a negative stereotype.
Artist Lynne McIlvride creates these ornate equilateral crosses from painted carved basswood, beadwork and paper sculpture. She’s recently added the relief wood carving to her repertoire,
Roberto Benavidez specializes in whimsical piñata-based sculptures, many of them influenced by the surreal figures in works like Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights.
Ceramic sculptor Gretel Boose remains one of my all-time favourites. She’s been posting process shots on Instagram recently, as she readies for a studio tour in Uxbridge, Ontario. Learn more about her work on a previous Art Junkie post, here. More of the work of Gretel Boose on
Inuit artist Michael Massie has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour. A sculptor and silversmith from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Massie told the CBC he was so surprised to be appointed that he first thought the call today from the Governor-General’s office […]