Illustration // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
'Kirsten McCrea is a Canadian artist with a penchant for pop culture, politics, and patterns. Taking inspiration from mold, fungus, and moss, these colourful blooms of ornament and pattern come to land on and obscure everyday objects, animals, machines, and even language itself.'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Cooper Cole in Toronto is hosting a great line-up in the group exhibition, Zagga Zow, now on display through August 20, 2012. Cooper Cole went into the deep trenches of the urban dictionary to find out what Zagga Zow means, and they came up with "A word with literally no definition." In the meantime, Matt Leines, Larissa Bates, Devin Troy Strother, Marc Bell, Charlie Roberts, John Riepenhoff, James Kirkpatrick, Anders Oinonen, and Sara Clendering are all showcased.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 19, 2012
Victoria, BC-based Derek Stenning creates otherworldly compositions. Astronauts circling space stations in the future, floating in space, falling into deeper outer space are all the situations in the highly detailed work, as well as some remarkable space suit construction.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
TateShots spends a day with artist Marcel Dzama as part of their New York special issue. Dzama‘s work is characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 05, 2012
Have abandoned farmhouse, will transform it into a life-sized dollhouse. Canadian artist Heather Benning, took a rural farmhouse, painted the walls, added furniture, and literally took away an entire wall of the two-story structure in order to give it the authentic dollhouse viewpoint. Benning has spent a career working with the idea of rural displacement, and this seems to be the penultimate project.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Alexandra Levasseur was born 1982, Shawinigan, Qc, Canada and currently lives and creates her narrative illustrations in Montreal. She received aBachelor in Fine Arts and Graphic Design at the University of Costa Rica, and priot to that got her postgraduate studies in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication at EINA School of Art and Design, Barcelona, Spain, 2008. Her work breathes emotional transcendence from a very personal palette.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 11, 2012
As part of the Uncommon Common Art project in Nova Scotia, writer Nicole Evans and Pat Farrell created Unbalanced, a series of door installations that create the illusion that the doors are leading to nowhere. Or somewhere. Or to another dimension. Take your pick.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 07, 2012
We don't know why we have such a fascination with hair, but we do. We see installations or illustrations that feature hair, and we are going to check it out. Toronto-born illustrator, Winnie Truong does a magnificent job illustrating hair has a dominate force on her portraits, creeping onto unsuspecting places, covering faces, mouths, noses, and creating an eerie "fringe" like human. No wonder she calls a body of her work, "The Fringes."
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 01, 2012
March 2012 cover artist, Andrew Schoultz, and past featured artist and collaborator on our Detroit project, Richard Colman, both opened bodies of new work in Destroyers at Cooper Cole in Toronto. We showed you a preview of Schoultz' mural this past week, and now we have looks at all the paintings in the show. Destroyers is the first time the San Francisco-based artists have shown in Canada.