Artists

Hammons
2019

Hoop Dreams

Toronto‘s got terrific sports teams. Not the kind that have seen anything like a championship or cup since 1993, but enough to provide plenty of excitement for me year round. I love basketball,... | Read Full Post

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2019

Velvet Buzzsaw

Horror films: not my thing! At the mere suggestion, I sit curled up covering my face, asking what’s happening now…what’s happening now?  The fact that all I knew about Velvet Buzzsaw was that it’s set... | Read Full Post

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2017

Pascale Girardin

I first saw Pascale Girardin’s work in an wall-mounted installation of delicate ceramic oak leaves at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto. Soon after, I reached out to have her create a custom mural... | Read Full Post

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2016

Paint It Black

Imagine a colour so dark that, not unlike a black hole, it absorbs 99.96% of the light that hits it. So dark, that when applied to an undulating surface, its curves become... | Read Full Post

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2016

Snowmigod

As Leonardo DiCaprio reminded us on Oscar night, 2015 marked this planet’s hottest year on record, like ever. So to commemorate tonight’s snowfall—one of only a handful this winter—take a look at the... | Read Full Post

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2015

Cattelan Film: For Real?

When the trailer for a documentary about Maurizio Cattelan dropped in November, I was super excited at the prospect of learning more about this court jester of the art world–an incongruously private one,... | Read Full Post

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2015

Northern Migration

If death and taxes are the most reliable things in life, a close third could be the inevitability of artists and art galleries colonizing industrial and under-utilized city pockets. The pursuit... | Read Full Post

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2015

Art for Babies

While I’ve worked on children’s rooms before, spending as much time as I do in Baby Herzig’s nursery these days has given me a renewed perspective on the importance of inspiring the... | Read Full Post

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2014

Jim Hodges at the Hammer

Some artists have a preternatural ability to elevate everyday materials—bits of mirror, hardware-store chains, silk flowers—and create works of astonishing beauty. Such is Jim Hodge’s talent; in his hands, the odds and ends... | Read Full Post

 
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