A couple weeks ago, Angell Gallery in Toronto opened a new solo from Gavin Lynch entitled Letting go is hard. A recent move east prompted a change in focus for the now Quebec-based artist’s paintings, and perhaps the title of the new body of work. Lynch further explains – “My new home in western Quebec shifted my paintings’ focus. They have become more about the quotidian moments of living in the woods – the small things you notice when hiking, gardening or camping – rather than […]
On September 1st, recent RISD MFA graduate Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Toronto at Wil Kucey Gallery (formerly Le Gallery). Paintings by the Canadian artist for The Living Room were inspired by the modern homes designed by famous architect Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret in their early years. The continued exploration of structures by Lansdowne for this show is accompanied with sound elements – recording of excerpts from texts that were important during the creation of the new body of work. Discuss Tristram […]
Tessar Lo (featured) opened a solo show at the Project Gallery in Toronto earlier this month entitled No More Doubts, No More Fears. Transforming the space into his temporary studio, the locally-based artist has been sharing his work and practice with visitors since the 10th of November. The idea of such setting was to achieve a free stream-of-thought mode of creating, stripped of the classic studio working environment. By creating the works publicly, the full transparency of the process makes the intention visible both through successful and unsuccessful attempts. This intuitive […]
Earlier this month, this year’s Scotiabank Nuit Blanche opened up to the public in Toronto. One of the participating artists this year is French photogapher JR (interviewed) with several projects to engage his fans in Canada. One of these is seen above, the continuation of the TED winner’s Inside Out project where people are asked to have their photos taken in large scale black & white format at a mobile photo booth and then pasted as public art or for some political motive in certain instances. In this case, the […]
Starting on September 10th, Tessar Lo (featured) will be presenting what he describes as one of his dream shows at Project Gallery (Toronto). Entitled No More Doubts, No More Fears, the work for the exhibition will be made as he lives in the gallery from the opening until the 30th. He hopes to deal with “ideas of immigration, nesting and establishment, and the development of identity that occurs within the combination of one’s geography and cognitive state” with the new body of work. Discuss Tessar Lo here.
Currently at the Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto, Souther Salazar has a new solo show on view entitled Attic Transmissions. Continuing his signature whimsical style of painting, the Portland-based artist has created a fresh batch of works that explore a new process of taking fragments created at different times and then merging them into new compositions. His thoughts on the exhibition – “The work for this show came to me in fragments, written and doodled while living in Scrapper’s Attic. In the beginning I made piles of small drawings and notes. Each day I’d […]
On March 28th, Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto will be hosting a new solo show from Souther Salazar entitled Attic Transmissions. The Portland-based artist’s work has always brought a smile to the face of fans of his whimsical work – with this new collection of paintings being no different. Salazar’s imagery has a “greater than sum of its parts” feel to it with a delightful complex and layered composition, but this fresh batch of work seems to have taken it to a new level with some collaged elements. […]
After a recent set of murals realized in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, and Johannesburg, the tour concluded in Toronto for Shepard Fairey (featured) and the Obey crew. Some of the main pieces were created at the The Gladstone Hotel & Tattoo if you are local and want to hunt these down. The multi-city festivities were arranged by Hennessy in honor of the bottle Shep designed for them (covered). More photos below… Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
El Mac was finally able to leave the States for the first big mural project he has done out of the country since having struggled with health issues as of late. Thankfully, it looks like he has recovered nicely with his skills intact from the looks of this stunning piece that was commissioned by Eventscape in Toronto. The wall adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway was executed in collaboration with Montreal’s STARE and Toronto’s KWEST, who contributed on the background. Discuss El Mac here.
Currently showing at Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto is a three person show entitled View Point Geon featuring the work of Matthew Feyld, Alvaro Ilizarbe, Paul Wackers. For this exhibition, the Canada-based Feyld continues to explore the continued abstraction of his figurative work while Ilizarbe brings Haring-esque patterned wall sculptures from Peru. Finally, Wackers who works in New York, put his special type of still life painting on display along with an interesting move into ceramic works (see above). These new sculptural representations of his artistic […]