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The “Artist Spotlight” series focuses on the lives Canadian Artists: their aspirations, influences, and creative challenges.

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 called “Giallo”.

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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 hiking trips along the west […]

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 events, historical accuracy […]

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 non-human animals. She uses […]

Artist Spotlight | Kyle Scheurmann


Kyle Scheurmann spoke to me about his path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive his work. Scheurmann’s art practice is contingent upon extensive travel, relying on experiential research of the earth’s diverse ecosystems. “I hope my most recent paintings are […]

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 and drawing examines the […]

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