Marc Bell "No Jabronis" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 11, 2013
Coinciding with Todd James' opening at Cooper Cole Gallery this past weekend, Marc Bell opened a new series of works called No Jabronis. Amazing name. From the looks of it, Bell has 4 intricate, amazingly detailed illustrations that look like one book narrative book on paper. We grabbed some of the detailed shots as well as the larger looks at these 18" x 24" ink on paper drawings... get studying kids... 

Preview: Todd James "Splash Damage" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 07, 2013
Just in time for our December 2013 cover story to come out, Todd James has a new exhibition, Splash Damage, opening at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto this Friday, November 8. Expanded on both his pirate series, James has been working on some new styles of his playful girl paintings for his show north of the border. 

Abstract Paintings by Mark Stebbins

Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 24, 2013
We are very much enjoying the work of Toronto-based artist Mark Stebbins this morning. His dense, abstract compositions combine references to the domains of craft, fine art and digital imaging. Rather than use a computer, Stebbins creates his images by hand, opting for an organic, personal and labor-intenstive method, providing a metaphor "for the cultural information transmitted via both traditional craft labor and contemporary electronic visual practices.

Ai Weiwei's "Forever Bicycle" Installation @ Nuit Blanche, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Monday, October 07, 2013
For this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Ai Weiwei debuted a new version of his Forever Bicycle installation. Consisting of 3,144 bicycles stacked 100 feet in length and 30 feet in height, the installation was lit with pink and blue lights and invited festival visitors to walk in between the thousands of bicycles. If you're lucky enough to be in the Toronto area, be sure to check it out if you didn't get a chance to Saturday night! It will be on display through the 27th of October.

Preview: Jen Stark "Vortextural" @ Cooper Cole, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Monday, July 01, 2013
One of our favorite artists, Jen Stark, is set to open a solo show, Vortexural, at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto this Friday, July 5. As the gallery notes, Jen Stark's work is distinct and undeniably recognizable for its cyclical, colourful, op-art attributes. Stark fuels her craftsmanship with inspiration drawn from an interest in mathematics, natural organisms, and outer space. Optical illusions, colour gradations, and repetition play key roles in her sculptural works. The visual outcome is optically alluring and generates an ambiance of the surreal. These bold, colourful installations suggest a fantastical, psychedelic atmosphere and welcomes the viewer into the realm of Stark's imagination.

Preview: Paul Wackers "Almost Somewhere" @ Narwhal Projects, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Narwhal Projects is pleased to present Brooklyn-based, American artist Paul Wackers's first solo exhibition with the gallery. Almost Somewhere features a new series of paintings by Wackers, furthering his representations of domestic accumulations and quiet collections: now with soft intercessions on the part of abstraction, there are moments that sigh across his new works with gentle energetic movement.

Illustrations by Sean Lewis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 28, 2013
We are enjoying Toronto-based artist Sean Lewis' illustrations of dangerous outlaws and criminals. Winning the gold medal at The Ontario Collge of Art and Design for the thesis work, Sean continues to put out expressive commerical and personal work on a regular basis.

"Strange Beauties," an Exhibition by Jen Mann @ Neubacher Shor, Toronto

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Neubacher Shor Contemporary Gallery is presenting a new show by Toronto-based artist Jen Mann. Entitled Strange Beauties and inspired by the circus, illusions, dreams and the innocence of childhood, the exhibit captures the world through 'rose-colored glasses.'

Converse x Juxtapoz: Wall To Wall Toronto featuring Troy Lovegates

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 24, 2013
Over the past year, Juxtapoz and Converse have teamed on a unique project, Wall to Wall, where we invite an artist in a city in North America to create a semi-permanent mural based around the artist's interpretation of the iconic Converse star. Today, we look back on the mural created in Toronto, Canada by artist Troy Lovegates. Lovegates, who you may know as OTHER, went with his signature multi-colored figurative style, adding a dreamlike, colorful addition to the Wall to Wall project.

The Works of Sean Lewis

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Sean Lewis is a Toronto, Canada based artist and illustrator, using a variety of mediums to create his richly fluid, intricate works. He completed a Bachelor of Design from OCADU and received the grad shows Gold Medal for his thesis work. He has continued to put out expressive commercial and personal work on a regular basis since then.
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