Leah Rainey | Artist Spotlight

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT |  LEAH RAINEY Leah Rainey works within a combined tradition of process painting and direct painting using a broad range of techniques that interconnect through coincidence and the accidental. These paintings explore the elusive [...]

2024-01-29T21:46:48-08:00

Rubeena Ratcliffe | Artist Spotlight Update

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT UPDATE with RUBEENA RATCLIFFE We published our first interview with Rubeena Ratcliffe in May 2022.  I talked with Rubeena to see what's transpired in the last 18 months and she doesn't disappoint. Adventurous and somewhat fearless Ratcliffe and her husband packed [...]

2023-10-04T17:48:58-07:00

Chris Keatley

INTERVIEW with CHRIS KEATLEY, CURATOR PENDULUM GALLERY, VANCOUVER CANADA Tell me about the Pendulum Gallery and what is does.  The gallery evolved out of an agreement between the City of Vancouver and the original owner [...]

2024-02-06T15:39:52-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Randall Steeves

Encaustic, or molten beeswax mixed with pigment, is Steeves’ medium of choice. The physicality of the encaustic medium is reinforced in the form of large renderings of fingerprints layered over the canvas surface. The prints are often Steeves’ own — he had himself ‘processed’ by [...]

2024-02-15T14:33:10-08:00

Jose Jimenez | Artist Spotlight

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, accidentally walking into a band's practice session or visiting an artist studio for the first time. [...]

2023-06-18T17:35:22-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Rubeena Ratcliffe

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a childhood chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, attending an art exhibition for the first time or an emergency trip to the hospital. [...]

2024-02-06T15:37:04-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Jessica Korderas

In this interview we delve into the meticulous three dimensional cast resin sculptures by Halifax artist Jessica Korderas.  Film is a major inspiration for Korderas and the new work we examine is based on her recent discovery of 1970's genre of Italian movies [...]

2024-02-06T15:39:06-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Mara Korkola

Our interview with Toronto-based painter Mara Korkola took place by telephone and email over the course of two months. Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings.  The sunset paintings featured here are based on photographs taken from [...]

2024-02-06T15:38:46-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Jeroen Witvliet

Jeroen Witvliet spoke to me about his path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive his work. Witvliet's art practice is a response to contemporary times; to be aware and to find a sense of the poetic while questioning current [...]

2024-02-27T13:10:38-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Carrie Walker

Carrie Walker spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Walker's art practice explores the fraught relationship between humans and non-human animals by looking at how humans write about, photograph and paint [...]

2024-02-06T15:38:09-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Gillian Richards

Our “Artist Spotlight” series focuses on the lives Canadian Artists: their aspirations, influences, and creative challenges. Gillian Richards spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Richard’s body of work including painting [...]

2024-02-06T15:37:50-08:00

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