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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Polyphonics at James Black Gallery

This past weekend in Vancouver, the art show, Polyphonics, was held at the James Black Gallery on East 6th, and although the name of that gallery might not ring a bell, Gropps might. Formerly known as Gropps Gallery Collective, the artist residence and show house in Mount Pleasant ran their first artist-curated event since the

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

NXNE presents Art and Urbanism

As a part of the annual festivities North By North East also showcases a multitude of visual artists throughout the city of Toronto  This year NXNE Art is concentrating their thematic efforts around the quiet moments of urban...

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Snakes and Ladders: a study in balance and peril

Reut Avisar, a resident of the BOLT program of the Chicago Artists Coalition, explains to me how she made the waffle cone sculptures placed about the floor of the winding room that’s been devoted to her Snakes...

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Zefrey Throwell’s materializing “Dream Battles”

Zefrey Throwell’s work is a synthesis of the dialectical war being fought for humanity. He, a sublation to it all, works to subvert the public and get our collective consciousness moving again, to provide a push out...

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Gary Taxali’s “Shanti Town” review

On Thursday, January 30, famed Torontonian artist and illustrator Gary Taxali revealed his brand new exhibit, titled Shanti Town, at Waddington’s Auction House on King Street East. Upon arrival, I was greeted with a cold glass of champagne...

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Sisley Leung at Come Up To My Room

The Gladstone Hotel’s annual alternative design event Come Up To My Room (CUTMR) boasts 25 installations, 40 artists, 4000 people all in under 4 days. Keeping with this trend, how could anyone write about the exhibition in...

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Tamara Henderson: “Corpse Reviver”

There is often a brief moment, between being asleep and awake, where last night’s dream hovers in the mind – near but just out of reach. Have you ever rolled over and tried to explain it to...

Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Quip’s guide to Impulse Festival

Ladies and gentlemen, at the end of this week Toronto’s hottest comedy and theatre companies join forces to bring you a weekend of the very best in what the planet has to offer from the world of...

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Vaudezilla’s Ghoulishly Good Halloween Show

Every seat in the side theater of Stage 773 is filled this evening for the “Peepshow Creepshow”, Vaudezilla‘s Halloween edition of their weekly burlesque revue.  The unstated dress code is spicy: women wear corsets and leather and...

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Le Mois de la Photo, Tomoko Sawada & Elina Brotherus

Le Mois de la Photo graced Montreal for its 13th edition with the theme “the automated image.”  The exhibition took place from September 5 to October 5 throughout the core of Montreal in numerous galleries, on all scales, from...

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