Tag: Vancouver

The Dark Power of the Alpha Girls

It’s no surprise that Vancouver’s Winsor Gallery is featuring Angela Grossmann at the upcoming mega-show, Art Toronto.  Grossmann is an influential artist who has been examining themes of displacement and social margins for decades.  These inspired works from her Alpha Girls series are especially relevant at a time […]

Emily Carr meets Dr. Seuss

Vancouver artist Dana Irving’s stylized landscapes have been described as Emily Carr meets Dr. Seuss. She is inspired by the nature of the Pacific Northwest and is influenced by North American landscape painters of the 1930s and 40s. New works by Irving are on exhibit at Ian Tan […]

Ross Penhall: Just the Land

Vancouver artist Ross Penhall says his manicured landscapes reveal mankind’s inherent desire to modify and shape their surroundings.  The bold, unconventional paintings eliminate human beings, leaving only their traces, in groomed trails, clipped hedges, winding roads and orderly flora. Ross Penhall’s website, here.  

Roberta Chang: Boxed Clothing

Roberta Chang’s last year at Emily Carr University of Art & Design included this fascinating public work. The 2012 graduate was one of a dozen students who freshened electrical boxes in downtown Vancouver with art. Go to this site for similar work from her grad exhibition. More on […]

An Artist Studio: Amelia Alcock-White

Hyperallergic is running a terrific View from the Easel series that will satisfy anyone interested in artist studios.  Vancouver artist Amelia Alcock-White says hers “has been relegated to the dark underworld of a basement” after her second child moved into the bright, south-facing room she once used.  She […]

Obscured Fragments of a Fairy Tale

This innovative work by Vancouver artist Kaveh Irani is a set of acrylic paintings on wood panel intended to be hung in the columns and rows shown above, to produce an installation showcasing traditional Persian art work. The “Obscured Fragments of a Fairy Tale” series consists of 15 […]