Art

Everything is illuminated.

In the heart of Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood, behind an unassuming storefront window, lies a treasure trove of sparkling glass and crystal forms. This is owner Brian Imeson’s mecca, Circa Vintage Art Glass Inc.

Eyes wide open.

For Israeli-born artist Nir Hod, themes of beauty, loneliness, and narcissism—three of his favourite subjects—are constantly recurring in his work.

Douglas Coupland's everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything.

Anyone who has followed the work of multifaceted writer and visual artist Douglas Coupland is more than familiar with the wild and wondrous workings of his clearly overactive mind.

Dying on a prayer.

“I have never once been able to escape the fear of death. With no religion to comfort me, no breathing methods to steady my heart, will I be able to face my fate? I am not yet prepared.”

Mosaic maestro.

Most people know painter Amedeo Modigliani’s famous portraits of sad, eerily empty-eyed women with elongated faces. But have you ever seen them reinterpreted as mosaics?

Lord of the brush.

J. R. R. Tolkien’s malevolent dragon Smaug is just one of hundreds of iconic Tolkien characters and mythical landscapes brought to life by visionary illustrator and conceptual artist John Howe.

A Vancouver Biennale installation.

More than 1,000 years ago, the Chinese poet Bai Juyi of the Tang Dynasty wrote his famous piece Grass. This poem aptly presents the metaphor used in Ai Weiwei’s new installation of a similar title, located in Harbour Green Park, Vancouver.

Magical thinking.

Becoming an artist was never a question for Bobbie Burgers. Over her 20 year career, Burgers has captured the beauty of flowers and natural landscapes in her expressive paintings.