Robert Yoder

Robert Yoder

Interview: "It seems I'm always thinking about loss, and how that crushing melancholy just seeps into every action and thought."  read more

Davis Stern

Davis Stern

Stern’s paintings need not be seen as ghosts of the past, although one intuits that German art history of the last century is alive within them. read more

Nadja Pelkey

Nadja Pelkey

"Shared Air" This series of images are created from the same 35mm negative of the shared air between Detroit, MI, USA and Windsor, ON, Canada. read more

Miao Xiaochun

Miao Xiaochun

Collaboration with the Future Miao Xiaochun lives and works between Beijing and Berlin. He is a professor of photography and digital media. read more

Costas Picadas

Costas Picadas

Costas is taking a risk--his untrammeled vision of the forest, along with the romantic music he uses to accompany his video, could be criticized for observing a sentimental perception of nature. read more

Shuling Guo

Shuling Guo

Guo believes the most important essence of art is to evoke ubiquitous but precious memories and emotions that dwell in every human-being... read more

Bryce Kroll

Bryce Kroll

Kroll's work raises intellectual problems of ethical use in a time when we are moving in the direction of greater and greater ecological awareness in art. read more

Rusudan Khizanishvili

Rusudan Khizanishvili

"As with any artist ultimately all my paintings are about my own being and what I am going through although expressed through various narratives and figures. " read more

Susan Bee

Susan Bee

We are living in a time when the male canon is being challenged, and Bee nicely moves into a place of resolved ambition in light of work done by male painters before her time. read more

Interview with Desktop Girl

Interview with Desktop Girl

"My generation has never experienced such an extreme scenario, not only due to COVID19, but also our political, economic, and environmental troublesome reality." read more

Allen Morris

Allen Morris

Interview: "For me Home is the place that you can truly feel comfortable existing, and this is not something to be taken lightly particularly in the current political climate." read more

Susan Chen

Susan Chen

"On Longing" at Meredith Rosen Gallery through September 26, 2020 "Chen’s paintings make sense as documents of a new era." read more...

Yojiro Imasaka

Yojiro Imasaka

"“Correspondence,” the show of photographs by Hiroshima-born, New York-based photographer Yojiro Imasaka, is the result of the covid virus quarantine. Isolated by the citywide shutdown, Imasaka went back to images shot during his trip last year to Japan, developing more than fifty gelatin silver prints by himself."

Hong Bian

Hong Bian

"If we think about it, the very idea of an abstract calligraphy seems paradoxical, but maybe this merger is an accurate conception of an art that Hong Bian wants very much to be of her time." read more

Joe Andoe at Almine Rech

Joe Andoe at Almine Rech

"The paintings might be characterized as eccentric, but so be it--they are so marvelously detailed that their psychic reality becomes believable in light of their painterly existence." read more

Supraliminal Space at TussleProjects

Supraliminal Space at TussleProjects

Exhibition review by Jonathan Goodman "The work gathered in this online show, of unusual quality, bears witness to ways of thinking and seeing we have mostly forgotten." read more

Amy Bassin at TussleProjects

Amy Bassin at TussleProjects

Exhibition Review by Miklos Legrady "Bassin’s humble material transcends limitations to a spiritual degree." read more

Giorgio Griffa At Casey Kaplan

Giorgio Griffa At Casey Kaplan

Exhibition Review by Jonathan Goodman Griffa is an artist of conceptual probity, as well as being a painter intent on solving contemporary visual problems. read more...

VANESSA THILL

VANESSA THILL

"Why must enlightenment take place only in the countryside, where the landscape may well become both a backdrop for and actual evidence of a hidden world, but which is now slowly being destroyed and is considered a better place than city life for developing spiritual potential?" read more

Terence Koh: Diary

Terence Koh: Diary

"Often the imagery revolves around a single figure, who may be surrounded by a pattern or looking off the edge of a cliff. The metaphysical conceit implied by these offbeat drawings is not one necessarily of psychological ease or comfort." read more

"TOUCH"

"TOUCH"

at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery "The notion of touch evidencing not only physical but also psychic and esthetic connections is a notion highly worth considering our current quarantine." read more

“Pendulum of Time” at Lichtundfire

“Pendulum of Time” at Lichtundfire

Exhibition Review: "The six artists in this show each present a more or less abstract indication of how time might move, or even sway, in the face of its representation. " read more

Ida Kohlmeyer at Berry Campbell

Ida Kohlmeyer at Berry Campbell

"The diamond-shaped designs hold our interest by building a narrowing focus into the very center of the paintings ...They offer a kind of artist’s vernacular; the shapes repeat themselves and create links joining one painting to another." ream more

Miguel Trelles

Miguel Trelles

An Interview: "the series of questions posed here will help the reader gain not only some sense of Trelles’s esthetic, but also his deep connection to the under-recognized Latino art-world..." read more...

Mary Lovelace O'Neal Mnuchin Gallery

Mary Lovelace O'Neal Mnuchin Gallery

"Chasing Down the Image" Exhibition review "...it is just as important or more to emphasize the imaginative freedom evident in her paintings." read more

John Bradford at Anna Zorina Gallery

John Bradford at Anna Zorina Gallery

Exhibition Review: by Jonathan Goodman "Bradford’s personal inheritance gives him a certain authority in managing the historical drift of his art. " read more

Jean-Marie Appriou

Jean-Marie Appriou

by Jonathan Goodman "Appriou demonstrate an awareness of conceptual problems in public sculpture today, as well as the recognition that horses have been abused in New York City in a contemporary sense." read more

Rubenstein Collection at The MET

Rubenstein Collection at The MET

by Jonathan Goodman Ranging from Gericault and Delacroix to Juan Gris and Juan Gonzalez to Philip Guston and Dorothea Rockburne. read more

Wendy Letven

Wendy Letven

Exhibition review by Liang Hai: In the past years, her focus on creation has gradually transferred from interpreting the literal environment to exploring possibilities of abstraction. read more

Yun Hyong-Keun at David Zwirner

Yun Hyong-Keun at David Zwirner

Yun Hyong-Keun was a major artist--and, more than likely, a great one. His range of emotion, in these charged, near monochromatic paintings, is marked by a sober intensity bordering on tragic vision. read more

Dragon and Maidens - Sobin Park

Dragon and Maidens - Sobin Park

Sobin Park, originally from Korea, now lives in Beijing, where she maintains her studio. By inundating the work of art with so much weighted drawing, Park can sometimes lean far toward tangles of black that can seem isolated. read more

Review: Pat Passlof

Review: Pat Passlof

"Passlof moved easily from one kind of vision to the next, being usually tenaciously abstract. The art seems to have been linked by both experimentation and by witnessing the past--one cannot be sure..." read more

Studio Visit: Anna-Sophia Vukovich

Studio Visit: Anna-Sophia Vukovich

"I feel that making art is this kind of living breathing relationship, and so I have found that location and place does make an impact in terms of what is happening in the work." read more

Science and Healing

Science and Healing

An Interview with artist Yanzi Zhang Any category of art should have an experimental spirit. Every discipline should experiment. It is open to question whether it is necessary to build a special school of experimental art. read more

“The Pencil Is Key"

“The Pencil Is Key"

The artists being shown at the Drawing Center were jailed not so much for what they expressed as for what they believed or even simply for being who they were; usually, the art they made, unlike a writer’s political texts, was not considered an actionable offense. read more

Bill Traylor at Zwirner

Bill Traylor at Zwirner

There may have been a time when this body of work would have been called naive or outsider art, but that time is past; moreover, such simplistic terms don’t do justice to the complex subtlety of Traylor’s artistic production. read more

Antonia Papatzanaki "Microscopies"

Antonia Papatzanaki "Microscopies"

Consulate General of Greece in New York As a demonstration of contemporary visual thinking, the exhibition reveals the artist’s determination to work out compositions whose execution relays the smallest kinds of systems found in nature. read more

“Wonder without Land”

“Wonder without Land”

The Orange Foundation This exhibition displays extravagant examples of a self-sufficient esthetic, whose idiosyncrasies cause them to visually stand out, as well as communicate an ironic reading of current lifestyle expressiveness. read more

David Lynch  at Sperone Westwater

David Lynch at Sperone Westwater

"squeaky flies in the mud" Lynch’s bricolage works are immediately and incredibly dark. The materials are calamitous and dirty, requesting profundity and perseverance to the framed narratives read more

Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin

Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin

The paintings are of fragmented forms, ostensibly an attempt on the artist’s part to, once again, merge biomorphic and cybertronic shapes into a gestalt notable for its double attachment--to the human figure and to a technological compositional arrangement. read more

Fleur Helluin

Fleur Helluin

An Interview: "In my painting, there are many abstract elements. In the Herakles series, the design of the grass is made to be a repetitive surface. It’s imaginable to have a full painting of it, becoming an abstract composition." read more

Jaanika Peerna: Cold Love

Jaanika Peerna: Cold Love

New York-based Jaanika Peerna at the large alternative space, Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT. Her work is very much performance-based, in which she comes close to modern dance while interacting with an audience in making drawings on paper. read more

DIAPHONER

DIAPHONER

with Iain Baxter& & Anatoli Vlassov Here, Iain Baxter&man proposes words of his thoughts to Anatoli Vlassov. Words come from the mouth of one artist to land in the glottis of the other. A flesh of words that swallows and puts us in motion. read more

Michael Eade

Michael Eade

To adore spirits in ordinariness; to pursue eternity from the minute. Living in reality, pursuing the ultimate ideality beyond reality has always been a lifelong goal of most artists in history. - Exhibition Review by Liang Hai read more

Collective Palimpsests: Lichtundfire

Collective Palimpsests: Lichtundfire

A group show, curated by gallery director Priska Juschka, is composed of the work of five artists: Augustus Goertz, Allen Hansen, William Rosen, Alan Steele, and Christopher Stout. - Exhibition Review by Jonathan Goodman read more

Robert Frank 1924 - 2019

Robert Frank 1924 - 2019

"Social problems are always suggested in Frank’s melancholic, but highly accurate art, which presumes that the American dreams have deep rifts in its fabric." -Jonathan Goodman read more

Eva Hesse Drawings: Hauser & Wirth

Eva Hesse Drawings: Hauser & Wirth

Eva Hesse (1936-70) is the kind of artist whose brief, brilliant creative life has permanently captured the public’s imagination. Fashioning works made of resin, rope, and wood that are so decidedly contemporary they seem to have been made yesterday. read more

Amphibious Eye Project; Art Mora

Amphibious Eye Project; Art Mora

Ha Eul’s photos are exquisite records of buildings made under often taxing circumstances, but what first meets the eye is his merger of water and building, in an imagery in which the fluidity of the former both supports and, to a degree, diminishes the solidity of the manmade. read more

Han Qin: "Ethereal Evolution"

Han Qin: "Ethereal Evolution"

The therapeutic power characterizing Han’s paintings recently attained a new form of expression which could affect a much broader domain. Once she earned herself a bigger exhibition venue, dance-like movements of her figures finally got the chance to break through the pictorial surface. read more

Unloading a History of Violence;

Unloading a History of Violence;

To Build a More Compassionate Culture We are sharing a statement by Heather Hakimzadeh, a curator at Virginia MOCA, in response to the mass shooting in Virginia Beach on May 31st. read more

Triada Samaras

Triada Samaras

"While it is very dangerous to read life symbolically--too often it locks into place events and feelings that should remain free-- in the case of Samaras, we interpret the imagery as a conduit through which we can achieve what we are capable of--the best of what we are." read more

Interview with Harold Wortsman

Interview with Harold Wortsman

"I never know exactly why a work of art influences me. It can seduce, touch or move. Understanding and reason follow later. I have never tried to fit myself into any style or school. If there is a consistency of style in my work, it is not by intent and arrives almost by default." read more

ANH-THUY NGUYEN: "Organon"

ANH-THUY NGUYEN: "Organon"

Assembly Room -- curated by Banyi Huang "In Organon, the processes adumbrating the visuals are distant enough from the imagery that it is hard to connect motivation and idea with practice." read more

Hisako Kobayashi: Deep Waters

Hisako Kobayashi: Deep Waters

"These works of art must be among the quietest I have ever come across; the Japanese penchant for reticence lies in the center of what the artist does." read more

de Kooning: Five Decades

de Kooning: Five Decades

Mnuchin Gallery Exhibition Review by Jonathan Goodman A show like this affords us the chance to see de Kooning both work out and repeat insights about Eros and painting (and, slightly, sculpture). He is an artist of extraordinary natural gifts, which the open ambience of American culture of the time enabled him to develop into a body of work that will stay with us in history. read more

Polke/Nauman at Eykyn Maclean, NY

Polke/Nauman at Eykyn Maclean, NY

By Jonathan Goodman Sigmar Polke and Bruce Nauman represent two of the most respected names in recent contemporary art. The drawings come from the Froelich Collection--Josef and Anna Froelich are collectors based in Stuttgart who have been building up visual anthologies of a small group of German and American artists. Their perception of contemporary art is exceptional, as this small show demonstrates. read more

Renqian Yang and her Porcelain Prose

Renqian Yang and her Porcelain Prose

by Zi Lin It was like anything I had seen before. The first impression of objects like this would be a dead coral excavated from bottom of ocean. Or would it be a frozen bonfire? One thing I can be sure that if the word porcelain indicates something like a Chinese vase or a coffee mug or a Tasse, then the maker of this piece of porcelain has already gone very far. read more

John Baldessari

John Baldessari

Hot & Cold: Marian Goodman Gallery, New York Exhibition Review: Baldessari who was dubbed the “patron saint of postmodernist art” is a master of appropriating images and adding or removing conceptual elements to shift the viewer's perspective and create new visual statements. read more

SPRING/BREAK 2019 Fact and Fiction

SPRING/BREAK 2019 Fact and Fiction

Spring Break was conceived by the Brooklyn based duo Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly. This year’s Spring/Break theme "Fact and Fiction" was inspired by today’s topsy-turvy political climate. “We thought, Well, since high stations of office are calling into question what most people would consider factual, maybe it’s a good time to explore how artists inhabit paradoxical spaces," Gori told ARTnews. read more

David Urban: Lonely Boy

David Urban: Lonely Boy

Corkin Gallery, Toronto Painting came through writing for David Urban. His academic studies in philosophy and poetry led to essays on painters and painting, which clues he then followed by taking up the brush. The Lonely Boy series characterizes visual language by playing variations on a theme. A Grecian figure is tested in each painting with different postures and colors. read more

Tron 209 by Bruno Billio

Tron 209 by Bruno Billio

The visual environment of Tron 209 by Bruno Billio, an installation at his suite in the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, reminds us of the futuristic sets found in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey. read more

Interview with Jahi Sabater

Interview with Jahi Sabater

"I look to photography’s early history as a starting point in my work. Certain movements in photography, like the surrealist and early modernist images, have been an area of interest. I have also explored early photographic processes and techniques; images from instructional photo books and vernacular photographs." read more

Ellen Hersey & David McDonough

Ellen Hersey & David McDonough

While Hersey explores uncertainty towards the body and image through avenues of reassembly and the dichotomy of natural and created setting, David McDonough’s paintings come closer to prolonged cartography of individual existence. Even the first encounter with these paintings is like seeing an old friend. read more

How to see color in space

How to see color in space

with LYNN UMLAUF "The eye is continuously searching for a threshold, a place to begin, be it with the symmetry, action, and discord or within the in-between subtleties." read more

Richard Brautigan Library Project

Richard Brautigan Library Project

"I did this project to pay homage to Richard Brautigan. He has been a huge influence on my writing style and even the way I look at everyday life. He was a such a unique observer of the world. I think that if you are an artist and strongly influenced by an artist that came before you, it's only right to pay homage to that person in a way that they might be proud of. If Brautigan could see my library, I'm pretty sure he'd get a good kick out of it." read more

The Importance of Looking...

The Importance of Looking...

Interview with Julia Loughlin "I like to fill in the whole surface and create a color space, and I'm usually thinking about the sky, or a shadow I saw earlier. I keep it really open and subtle at this point. From there, my process is slow! I like to take a lot of time to look between making moves." read more

Interview with TANSY XIAO

Interview with TANSY XIAO

Tansy is an independent curator and art journalist, founder of Raincoat Society: a non-profit organization that features artists with fluid identities and multiple backgrounds, in the hope of bringing equal opportunities to the under-recognized without cultural stereotypes. Having lived and traveled in 50+ countries, Xiao received her art education in hundreds of museums and thousands of streets worldwide before moving to New York. read more

Mahmoud Meraji

Mahmoud Meraji

by Ashley Johnson "In our Western experience, nudes are commonplace, but Meraji is using the 'academic' style to address Eastern perceptions of the body. This exhibition could not take place in Tehran and Toronto becomes a neutral ground where it is permitted. He will not be banned or bloodied here and can give voice to the need to embrace women as a whole. Redemption!" read more

Madame Lupin

Madame Lupin

IMMERSIVE ART EXPERIENCES "When our audience comes to our events, they don't know where they're going to (an abandoned factory, a library ?) so they don't have any bias. And that's important because that puts them on an equal level with the art. And on the top of that, we create a whole storytelling (before and during the event) and scenography to make the exhibition immersive, using light, music, performers and mystery communication." read more

L U M I S E T

L U M I S E T

The musical duo, Lumiset, from Sweden debut album is inspired by snow. The album is released on an interactive website. read more

Studio Visit with Rachael Gorchov

Studio Visit with Rachael Gorchov

“I began using a Claude Glass, a convex black mirror popularized in the 18th century to move away from a photographic point of view that seemed to be present in my paintings.” This shift in dimensional perspective allows Gorchov to draw from her ‘eyes’ perspective. This is inherent in her work because it feels more like drawing from life. read more

Ethereal Space: Christiane Löhr

Ethereal Space: Christiane Löhr

Lohr’s works on paper explore what happens when white space is bifurcated and sub-divided and how the act of line on paper is both an act of violence and creation. From a distance, they look like traces of movement across a topography. Lines link together like chromosomes telling the story or our shared human history. Approaching the work reveals subtle fingerprints, the maker’s seal left behind - the fingerprint being not unlike the seemingly random lines that comprise these works.

"REPETRA C"

"REPETRA C"

A Short Film by Sonja Berta "Repetra C is born from the internet itself into the physical world where she searches for true happiness with the help of the guru". The knowledge of the internet is within her but she can't access it like in the matrix, there is no driver just her and the guru whose guidance is as confusing as it is helpful. read more

Amanda Konishi: Studio Visit

Amanda Konishi: Studio Visit

"I grew up reading a lot of gag and newspaper strips, a few Japanese comics in my early teens, but really fell in conscious love with the medium when I discovered alternative comics..." read more

YDESSA HENDELES

YDESSA HENDELES

The Milliner’s Daughter at The Power Plant can be described in a language of emotions. Ydessa Hendeles’s work resonates even on Google Images; we call it chords of curiosity. But Emily Carr said it best; “Oh, God, what have I seen? Where have I been? Something has spoken to the very soul of me, wonderful, mighty, not of this world. Chords way down in my being have been touched. Dumb notes have struck chords of wonderful tone”. read more

Victor Romao: Growing up Rural

Victor Romao: Growing up Rural

"In Sigmund Freud's essay titled Das Unheimliche", or "The Uncanny", he describes how a severed human limb can cause one to experience uncanniness due to our fear that it may still move, though we know it's not possible. This combination of fear and confusion is a result the familiar clashing with the unfamiliar and visa versa. I'm also playing with the words "limb" and "violence"…as in the act of severing a part from its host." read more

IdeasCity New York

IdeasCity New York

"You said that I had inspired you once with an experiment where I showed that a simple piece of paper could become structurally strong simply by wading it up and then unfolding it. The un-crumpled paper could not hold itself upright but the crumpled paper could. You imagined we would each find strength in the wrinkles." -Craig Dykers, snohetta read more

A CONVERSATION WITH CJ

A CONVERSATION WITH CJ

"The current situation of art is very much geared towards people becoming more aware of things and people opening their minds and stuff like that. Artists are definitely at the forefront of that because we are not rushing to work every day so we don’t have to worry about that. We are thinking and what we are having thoughts and what we are thinking about becomes a reality and kind of creates our attitude and our disposition." read more

Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon

" My approach to painting is something I am always fiddling with but I am inspired by storytelling. I like to create a sense of place and then populate it with living things, real and surreal. I like to have a general idea of the place and mood I want to create but I stay open to stream of consciousness as I paint. The story I begin with is vague but comes into clarity as I work, sometimes it takes a different direction from what I had expected." read more

The Photograph in Review - NYC

The Photograph in Review - NYC

For most of human history, people relied on the artist to provide a glimpse of that which was out of reach. In modernity, it is quite easy to take for granted the idea that we know that which we have not experienced in person in an often very intimate way. Before the cameras, you had to rely on the subjective experience of the artist to draw or paint or write or sing or tell stories about giant beasts and sapphire blue waters. read more

An Interview with Tibi Tibi Neuspiel

An Interview with Tibi Tibi Neuspiel

"Feeding into this art world are schools which are far from any sort of academic meritocracy, rather they unabashedly flaunt and celebrate their ability to give credence to ones already existing status." read more

De-briefing Dar'a/Full Circle

De-briefing Dar'a/Full Circle

Are Arab and Muslim artists inextricably tied to their politics? Are these artists forced, by their circumstances, to utilize transhistorical references? London Ontario based artist Jamelie Hassan is not limited to a single medium. Instead, the material practice is a utility which is secondary to her overarching goal; the improvement of the arts and, by extension, the improvement of humanity. read more

An Interview with Amanda Burk

An Interview with Amanda Burk

Stories of Contentment and Other Fables by Amanda Burk. "One of the stories we often tell ourselves as humans is that we are civilized, but personally I am not sure that we are nearly as tame or as civilized as we pretend to be." read more

Total Eclipse of My Heart

Total Eclipse of My Heart

An Interview With Gavin Lynch Angell Gallery FEB 4 - 25 2017 "Growing up in northern British Columbia, I witnessed physical changes to the landscape from a young age; I have memories of camping on clear cut logging blocks, of watching the forest across from my childhood house gradually disappear, of seeing the devastation of forest fires.  All of which seemed pretty normal, growing up in a remote logging community." read more

Before The End

Before The End

An Interview with James Kirkpatrick "I look to work on surfaces that offer new unexpected challenges. I’m not limited to them being similar qualities to something I would have worked on outside but those early experiences opened me up to the enjoyment of using so many different things to create with." read more

The New Flesh

The New Flesh

Curated by Tasman Richardson At The Music Gallery, Toronto Saturday, January 21, 2017 Doors: 7pm | Concert: 8pm Featuring: Sherri Hay (New York) Bruno Ribeiro (Montreal) Jeremy Bailey (Toronto) Jenn Norton/Steph Yates (Guelph) Robin Kobrynski (Paris) Tasman Richardson (Toronto) Katie Switzer/Paul Moleiro (Toronto) "A circuit-bending, generative audio-visual presentation." read more...

Studio Visit with Richard Green

Studio Visit with Richard Green

Green generally only works with found objects and is well known for his work with found textiles. Green says that, “textiles embody the the same aspects/character of any art form - color, texture, design, content, intention. With a history of reflecting social, political and economic changes.” read more...

AIMIA

AIMIA

The shortlisted artists for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize have all shown works that share ideas of how the human body is viewed, used, and affected historically and presently. The flow of the space and the deliberate positioning of artists and their works have not only helped in creating the perfect ambiance, but it has also allowed viewers, like me, to naturally transition from one artist to the next seamlessly... Read our review and interviews with the four finalists...

Sublime City:

Sublime City:

Summering South of Detroit in Windsor - Essex County Decay and gentrification go hand in hand and are both thriving here, there is a fine balance and a strong community of people who have devoted themselves, not only to art but to the city. There is definitely a niche here to be filled as well as a compelling pull to be in the thick of it… read more

ELIZABETH ZVONAR

ELIZABETH ZVONAR

AN INTERVIEW " We’re semiotically sophisticated. There is a danger in the way we navigate our visual landscape versus our ability to articulate and critique how this operates or what the long-term effects will be. We’re passive perhaps out of visual exhaustion." read more

TANYA AHMED

TANYA AHMED

Checked Out & Photographed "At 13 I was in the library sitting on the floor reading a career book on journalism and I came across a passage on photography, that’s the moment when I knew I was going to be a photographer." read more

RACHEL MACFARLANE

RACHEL MACFARLANE

STRANGE VITALITY "I want to relate this type of analysis of space to our new experience of mimetic space. Our spectrum for manufactured space, objects, characters and others has widely expanded. Painting is a media that has been used to unfurl the tangles of perception." read more...

The Armory Show 2016

The Armory Show 2016

Do you think that the high volume of artists in today's competitive art market keeps the work fresh or has it created a decrease in unique or important work? read more...

Sanaz Mazinani

Sanaz Mazinani

The Found Image: "I have been collecting images for at least ten years now. I grab screen shots and download images from news organizations and popular media sites. I am mostly interested in archiving current events, so that I may have a chance to think through those issues and perhaps work with them from some distance at a later point." read the full interview...

Rae Johnson

Rae Johnson

by Miklos Legrady, February 6th, 2016 "we better get used to the fact that painting occupies a position all by itself, you can't get rid of it or deprecate it, it's unique."  read more

Stefanie Gutheil:

Stefanie Gutheil:

THE HOME OF MR. PEEPS @Mike Weiss Gallery December10 - January 30, 2016 In this exhibition by German artist Stefanie Gutheil titled The Home of Mr Peeps, Gutheil's inner eccentricities set the imaginatorium stage high.  read more

TASMAN RICHARDSON

TASMAN RICHARDSON

Richardson's recent installation at Neubacher Shor Contemporary "Sphere of Influence, Circle of Protection" goes beyond the obvious questions concerning life and death. read more...

Studio Visit with Milena Roglic

Studio Visit with Milena Roglic

"I have been trying to take more risks with my new work and as a result, the spaces are becoming more layered, dense and even complicated." read more

ART WITH HEART

ART WITH HEART

The most important Art Auction of the year is happening on October 6th! read more

ALEX MCLEOD @ Division Gallery

ALEX MCLEOD @ Division Gallery

"Alex McLeod is a builder of imagined virtual worlds: dense landscapes and scenes as rich in texture as they are in information." read more

Studio Visit: ANNA PANTCHEVA

Studio Visit: ANNA PANTCHEVA

"I am pushing my drawing practice to a more physical level; it’s been what feels like an athletic and grueling pursuit to excavate my graphite drawings and turn them into multiple 10 foot long 3D cut outs." read more

GIRL GERMS

GIRL GERMS

An Interview with Emily Gove Curator/Director at Xpace This exhibition was inspired by zines and mix tapes; the artists and works were selected in an intuitive, relational way. July 30th-August 22nd, 2015 Artists Involved: Lauren Cullen, Beth Frey, Katie Morton and Amy Wong Curated By: Emily Gove

The Chime @InterAccess

The Chime @InterAccess

Marc De Pape's first solo exhibition at InterAccess, The Chime, is on now until August 8. This exhibition features a completely new chime that has been redesigned, rebuilt, and returned to respond to visitors to InterAccess. The original chime is also on display, along with selections from Scoring the City, Marc's visual album created from the Chime's data recordings. read more

Loosening Identity: Ashley Johnson

Loosening Identity: Ashley Johnson

THE CHALLENGE Artists trying to make socio environmental paintings in the 21st century face a number of challenges. We are generally aware that aspects of our shared existence are in crisis and that remedial action needs to be taken to address issues like climate change, rampant capitalism, poverty and environmental degradation. read more

Laurianne Simon

Laurianne Simon

A young artist whose first exhibition in Toronto opens on July 12th from 4 - 6pm and runs until July 29th at the Montgomery Inn Museum. "My main inspiration for my work is the paint itself. I am obsessed with paint. The feel of paint. The materiality of the paint. I study paintings. Look at them in books and galleries. And paintings do not lie." explains Laurianne Simon. read more

Appetite for EXCESS

Appetite for EXCESS

Our pictures documenting the party and a pre-party interview with the Director of the Power Plant - Gaëtane Verna. read more

An Interview with WIL MURRAY

An Interview with WIL MURRAY

"I’ve stopped paying attention to the stupid and cruel parts of the art world that want incessant novelty, and will murder and revive corpses in the name of it. These days I see painting as an ongoing question, a practice that must not maintain the market’s love of historical continuity. " read more

ELAINE WHITTAKER: SHIVER

ELAINE WHITTAKER: SHIVER

Whittaker strongly believes that we need to get dirty to survive. In this interview about her recent exhibition Shiver at Red Head Gallery we discuss the nitty gritty of her background and future plans for her work. read more

BULGER GALLERY AT 20

BULGER GALLERY AT 20

Bulger's story is one of hobbyist photographer turned successful photography gallerist / dealer, “In high school my hobby of photography veered into the direction of ‘fine art photography’ and became a full time passion while I studied at Ryerson... image: Copyright Sarah Anne Johnson, courtesy Stephen Bulger Gallery Three Wise Guys, 2013 READ MORE

Original Sin & Codeine Chronicles

Original Sin & Codeine Chronicles

Robert Farmer and Ron Loranger’s recent exhibition at Project Gallery showcased their traditional styles. Farmer paraded Star Wars stormtroopers around the gallery like humiliated bullies wearing many colourful clothes including tutu’s and wonder woman costumes. Loranger’s famous blobet's incorporated sometimes surrealist and sometimes graphic drawing, honing a stream of conscious and a graffiti-esque style of poetry. read the interview...

TALWST

TALWST

The Toronto-based artist recently exhibited Minimized Histories: Marginalization and Unrest at the Art Gallery of Mississauga. The show consisted of miniature dioramas depicting scenes of human struggle and conflict. Talwst’s work is compelling as each mini sculpture is like a tableau, freezing shameful moments in history that, we as humans, are not proud of. read more

An Interview with Linda Martinello

An Interview with Linda Martinello

Chambers of Indefinite Extent @ PM Gallery until March 28th. Martinello’s recent paintings are her unique surveys of ancient places constructed from layered mylar with graphite and oils. These works manifest from geological formations of cenotes (a natural pit, or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath) across the Yucatán Peninsula in Southeastern Mexico. read more

Christie Lau's Animal Kingdom

Christie Lau's Animal Kingdom

Human//Nature @Navillus Gallery March 5 - April 4, 2015 "As I learned about animals and their bizarre behaviours I saw that we already live in a world of such unexpected beauty and mystery, only we can truly seek it and it is more intricate and enchanting than anything I could imagine. In this way, I can see how the behaviours or themes I fixate on are those that are phenomenal." read more

An Interview with Daniel Faria

An Interview with Daniel Faria

Douglas Coupland: Our Modern World January 22 – March 21, 2015 Curator, Daniel Faria, speaks to us about Douglas Coupland's latest exhibtion, Our Modern World, at the Daniel Faria Gallery until March 21st, 2015. In this show, Coupland explores three series of work: Deep Face, Trash Vortex, and The MonteCristo. read more

Ark an Interview with Matt Bahen

Ark an Interview with Matt Bahen

March 6th - 28th, 2015 at Le Gallery Matt Bahen’s recent installation of painting and sculpture at Le Gallery is a metaphorical expression. The immense installation of a black, fabricated hull of a ship tucked behind a faux wall is an ominous focal point to this new body of work. read more

LUMEN: Laura Madera

LUMEN: Laura Madera

February 21, 2015 "I think you can work to understand the nature of something, it's internal logic, it's properties - a kind of get-to-know-you symbiosis. Collaborating in this way I can obliquely arrive at some profound moments within a process; creating something approximating the terrible beauty found in Nature. At it's best there are glimpses, at it's worst piles of uninteresting visual gibberish." read more

I COULD SEE EVERYTHING

I COULD SEE EVERYTHING

An Interview with Margaux Williamson: January 25th, 2015 "I recommend that you watch her film Teenager Hamlet, read her manifestos, How To Dress In Our New World, How To See In The Dark, and How To Act In Real Life, and be deeply moved by her paintings…" read more

2015-06-21 – 2024-06-21

2015-06-21 – 2024-06-21

AN INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER ROSE SCIARINNO: January 24th 2015 "I'm sure my personal relationship with time is much like everyones, except I've been told I sometimes have bad time management skills. Time to me feels linear, stagnant, fleeting but oddly malleable." read more

MIRROR MIRROR

MIRROR MIRROR

AN INTERVIEW WITH KINGSVILLE ONTARIO’S KNIGHT TWINS January 19th, 2015 "It was brought to my attention, recently, the story about the famous Knight twins from my Canadian home town of Kingsville, Ontario!" by Laura Horne-Gaul read more

PAT MCDERMOTT

PAT MCDERMOTT

PAINTING THE IN BETWEEN: An Interview with Pat McDermott, January 10th, 2015 Pat McDermott received his BFA in 1989 from York University, Toronto. He currently lives and works in Kingston, ON. McDermott’s creations “are part of a language that describe and reveal a process… an approach that suspends the viewer’s understanding as a way to make the work resonate beyond itself.” read more

CELEBRATING KIM ADAMS

CELEBRATING KIM ADAMS

@ the Varley Art Gallery, Sept 13, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015 "One For The Road” shows Adams’ one of a kind sculptures and installations made from repurposed, mundane objects found in our daily lives. Items such as toy cars, umbrellas, chairs, and a variety of things found at a local hardware store, are all taken apart and reassembled to make one beautifully crafted train wreck. read more

MARIANNE LOVINK

MARIANNE LOVINK

something that could be is much more interesting than something that is An Interview with Marianne LOVINK @ OLGA KORPER GALLERY December 13th - January 24th, 2015 Private Parts by Marianne Lovink is a fantastical exhibition where organic meets non-organic. The idiosyncratic configurations appear to be crawling up the wall or flying through the air. This body of work is a continuation of Lovink’s interest in sensual, hybrid, ambiguous forms that relate to the human body. read more

PM GALLERY'S DECADE LONG SUCCESS

PM GALLERY'S DECADE LONG SUCCESS

Dec 1, 2014 I met up with Pm Gallery’s owner Powell MacDougall at the Toronto International Art Fair (TIAF) this year hoping to find out her little secret behind her innovative gallery located on Dundas Street West just after Dufferin Street. MacDougall recently celebrated her love for art with a Ten Year anniversary Show that showcased what her gallery is all about. read more

ART TORONTO 2014

ART TORONTO 2014

OCTOBER 24 - 27, 2014 One of the more unique pieces was shown at Galerie Anita Beckers from Frankfurt. The Old Boy’s Club set up an interesting display of LCD projected animations on top playful illustrations. read more

LUNAR MAGIC

LUNAR MAGIC

OCTOBER 27th, 2014 Moon Room at Narwhal Contemporary was curated by Kristin Weckworth and emitted mystery and magic, engaging the powers that be. read more

THE WORLD IS VAST and YOU ARE NOT

THE WORLD IS VAST and YOU ARE NOT

OCTOBER 4th, 2014 AMY WONG... "I’m basically an angry Asian feminist disguised as an oil painter. Hah! I’m occupying a space that isn’t intrinsically welcoming to me. It feels performative because it’s very simply about presence, asserting that presence, and being loud about it." read more

Stream of Subconsciousness

Stream of Subconsciousness

Kathryn Bemrose Summons a Stream of Subconsciousness AUGUST 20th, 2014 Bemrose is striving, as Emile Bourduas once did, to transpose the stream of consciousness to canvas. Emile Bourduas was the founder of the Quebecois group The Automatistes in the 1940’s. “The present exists in response to the past. I find this difficult and challenging, which is why I am appreciative of the Automatistes,” explains Bemrose. read more

CARLY WAITO

CARLY WAITO

August 3, 2014 An interview with Toronto's very own, Carly Waito reveals the story and process behind her fascination with minerals and gems. read more

MATTHEW CARVER

MATTHEW CARVER

AUGUST 8th, 2014 Matthew Carver is a Kitchener/Waterloo based artist/educator. He has had solo exhibitions in Canada, Berlin, Malaysia and Singapore. His latest body of works are dystopian, fictitious interiors housing an intersection of his travels to the East with the West. read more

OP ART Re-Imaged: Imaginable Spaces

OP ART Re-Imaged: Imaginable Spaces

MAY 21 - JUNE 21, 2014 Curated by Madi Piller and Kate Wilson The show was inspired by The Optical or Op Art movement, grandfathered by Victor Vasarely in the 1930’s, his imagery has fueled Piller throughout her life. “Op Art re-imaged: Imaginable spaces lives beyond the walls of the gallery - like a Vasarely painting.” (Madi Piller) read more

Paddy Leung

Paddy Leung

MAY 31, 2014 It has been some time since I’ve caught up with Toronto-based artist, Paddy Leung. The last time I spoke to her, she was doing her quirky drawings - Paddy has since transformed her 2-D images to 3-D installations. Her playful creations can be found anywhere from gallery spaces, to store front window displays, to events, and children’s birthday parties. read more

Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka

Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka

IMAGE OF DETACHMENT: APR 2 - 26, 2014 @Gallery M Contemporary Polish artist Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka shares with us her extremely personal and intimate self portraits. read more

Yang Cao & Susan Szenes

Yang Cao & Susan Szenes

FOUR: MAR 12 - 29, 2014 @Gallery M Contemporary A group exhibition showcasing paintings from four emerging, Toronto based artists. Susan Szenes and Yang Cao are two artists amongst the group that has caught my eye in this show. read more

Andrew Rucklidge and Max Johnston

Andrew Rucklidge and Max Johnston

SHIFTER^HUNTER & DIMENSIONAL OSCILLATION : MAR 1 - APR 2, 2014 @Christopher Cutts Gallery New works by Toronto based artists, Andrew Rucklidge and Max Johnston read more

Tasman Richardson

Tasman Richardson

FEBRUARY 13th, 2014 Tasman Richardson, a Toronto video artist shares his impressions after showing his work at London Art Fair UK! Also a new body of work to be unveiled in the near future at Neubacher Shor Contemporary in Toronto. read more

Christy Langer

Christy Langer

JANUARY 1, 2014 Checking in with Christy Langer after moving from Toronto to Berlin. Her artwork will be making an appearance in Toronto in a group exhibition titled Op-Art Re-Imagined, hosted by the Toronto Animated Image Society (curated by Madi Piller) it opens Saturday May 24, 2014 at Trinity Square Video and the Women’s Art Resource Centre (both located in 401 Richmond, Toronto). read more

Lynn Campbell

Lynn Campbell

TEMPORAL MATTER: DEC 7-29, 2013 @ Loop Gallery “Living life as a continuum is pivotal…” Campbell’s latest body of work is elegantly and very precisely put together, the imagery is both futuristic and organic. “While thinking about this new work and how to overlay composite imagery, consideration was given to what is real, also the symbolic and the abstract. read more

Jose Bellver

Jose Bellver

SCRAMBLE: JUN 6 - JUL 6, 2013 @Christopher Cutts Gallery José Bellver as a painter has a devoted awareness to colour, texture, and value. A further examination of the works assembled for Scramble, shows his sensibility to light, depth, and value as he plays with different textures and mediums that reflect light. read more

Rachel Ludlow

Rachel Ludlow

GLITTER: APR 4 - 14, 2013 @AWOL Gallery Hair, diamonds, dazzling colour - a girls best friend? Why is femininity associated with such spectacle? We ask Rachel Ludlow whose recent exhibition titled “Glitter” at AWOL gallery displayed such eye candy. read more