Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 28, 2012
California's Souther Salazar headed up to Toronto recently for a new solo show, You and Me (and the Mouse in the Moon) at NARWHAL Projects. The show comprises of drawings, paintings, and sculpture, all featuring Salazars' playful styles and signature characters. Throughout the show, we follow the two protagonists through Salazar's universes. Consider it a journey show.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Marc Bell will soon be showing in the group show Zagga Zow at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto, and we thought this was as good time as any to show a few works from one of our favorite illustrators/comic/cartoonists/artists. Apart from creating the comic Shrimpy and Paul, his monograph Hot Potatoe is a must have, and the Canadian artist has been featured in various publications such as Kramers Ergot and The Ganzfeld.
Street Art // Monday, June 18, 2012
Located in downtown Toronto, the Flatiron building built in 1891 by architect David Roberts was the first flatiron preceding the famed New York building. In 1998, Canadian artist, Derek Besant painted a mural that mirrors the building directly across from it. The mural consists of over 50 panels attached to a steel frame mounted on the wall and gives off the effect that the painting is fluttering in the wind, being held up by screws.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, June 16, 2012
This is an idea we have seen a few times, but Susy Oliveira has created some of our favorite photo sculptures we have ever seen. Creating a pixelated effect, in what the Toronto artist calls a "compromise between sculpture and photography," the characters almost appear like video games characters in a still life reality.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Toronto-based fine artist Sarah Joncas is set to open a new body of work in Between Wind and Water, a show at Thinkspace Gallery that also features the work of Caia Koopman. The show opens on Saturday, June 16 in Culver City. As a child, Joncas loved to draw dinosaurs and lizards. Things have since changed for the recent graduate of Ontario College of Art and Design's BFA program.
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.
Street Art // Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Juxtapoz’s good friend and our March 2012 Cover artist, Andrew Schoultz, sent over photographs of a new mural completed over the course of seven days in Toronto, Canada. Schoultz is in Toronto for a two-person exhibition with artist Richard Coleman that opens this Friday June 1, 2012 at Cooper Cole Gallery.
Juxtapoz // Friday, April 27, 2012
Tonight, April 27, in Toronto, Cooper Cole Gallery is hosting It Ain't Conceptual, featuring new works from Ryan Travis Christian and Marissa Textor, two up-and-coming artists that we have had on our radar for quite some time, and we quite excited to see showing together. With Christian's vintage cartoon aesthetic, and Textor's photoreal graphite drawings, this will be a really strong show.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 08, 2012
Robert Canali is a Toronto-based artist creating photographs that combine captured images and pigment to create sublime pictures that transcend reality. His portfolio is an array of archival pigment prints and c-prints, showing some works that are captured in the real while others involve more alterations and applications of color that blend into abstraction of the sky and the cosmos.