Thomas Demand’s new exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Toronto, showcases the artist’s signature large-scale photographs of three-dimensional paper and cardboard models of scenes, rooms, and spaces lodged in the public memory.
Eric Hendrikx never explicitly set out to be at the fore of men’s mental health advocacy in Canada. Nor did he set out to be a celebrated rock ’n’ roll photographer. But he is now both. Using his platform as an artist, Hendrikx supports organizations that help men experiencing mental health issues.
When artist Kent Monkman, known for his critiques of recorded history, says he wants to start a dialogue between his paintings and objects from the holdings of an old guard museum, you can guarantee the conversation won’t be an easy one. But you can also be certain it will result in important contributions to socio-political and contemporary-art discourse.
Contemporary artist Elizabeth Zvonar pieces together unlikely objects in her mixed media work of sculpture, installation, and collage.
“I’ve always been fascinated by what it means to live the American Dream,” says artist Angie Crabtree. There’s perhaps no single object that better encapsulates the sparkling commodification of that dream than a diamond, which Crabtree puts under a microscope in her hyper-realistic paintings.
Crossing generations and cultures, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s influence runs deep. As an artist, activist, and entrepreneur, he is memorialized in the minds of many. Now over 200 never-before and rarely seen pieces of Basquiat’s art, artifacts, and ephemera are being exhibited in Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure©.
Summer has officially arrived and ‘tis the season for statement pieces that pop with colour. Coach’s latest collaboration, hot on the heels of the American fashion house’s most recent Pride Collection, celebrates the work of one of the most iconic artists of the twentieth century. Under the leadership of Coach creative director Stuart Vevers, American artist Tom Wesselmann’s vivid creations find new life in wearable objets d’art.
While Yanya’s music exudes the same disregard for genre that new music often does, there is a distinct sense of good old-fashioned rock in her songs. In a time of resurging nineties sensibility, her songs both pay homage to old-school grunge and mirror current nostalgia.
Ed Pien has taken his time telling the story of his upcoming exhibition Present: Past/Future at the Art Gallery of Ontario—but that seems appropriate. After all, a story about time is best told when it’s steeped in it.