FROM THE ARCHIVE: “No vegetarians in the bush,” proclaimed the driver as if I should have known better. He expertly navigated the bouncing Jeep down the mountain, shaking his head with the sage detachment of one who had learned not to argue with nature.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Walking into David Altmejd’s studio feels like falling down a rabbit hole into some strange wonderland. Hidden on the top floor of a Long Island City warehouse that’s just one subway stop from Manhattan, the large, bright space is a hub of activity.
Artist Tom Corbin’s studio, Corbin Bronze, buzzes with energy. The space, a converted Rosedale, Kansas, firehouse built in 1912, doubles as gallery and showroom, filled with Corbin artwork: paintings, bronze sculptures, and furniture.
For Israeli-born artist Nir Hod, themes of beauty, loneliness, and narcissism—three of his favourite subjects—are constantly recurring in his work.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: “I imagine the paintings are these blank walls in the city, in any city,” says José Parlá with a huge grin. The 37-year-old’s eyes are bright and dark, and he is a whirlwind of energy.”
Scotland may have been dominating headlines as of late for its political referendum, but its art scene is well worth some ink as well, particularly in its capital city. As cultures become increasingly global, art that examines them assumes a new, multi-layered relevance.
Rachel Feinstein is known for conjuring fairy-tale worlds in her dynamic paintings, sculptures, and mise en scènes.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: There are many ways to change the world. March in a protest. Love someone. Make a movie. Watch one. Sarah Polley has done these things. The filmmaker has been appointed one of the country’s highest honours: an Officer of the Order of Canada.
First, they asked Los Angeles–based street artist Retna to hand-paint the tail of a Bombardier Global Express. Then, along with fine jeweller Fabergé, VistaJet commissioned Turner Prize–nominated artist Ian Davenport to design the tail of one of its new flagship planes: the Bombardier Global 6000.
Peter Brant unites left brain with right in the pursuit of his true passion: collecting and sharing art.