With a combination of nostalgia and whimsy, Cameron Schaefer takes us on a whirlwind journey through the humourous, the iconic, and the unexpected.
Influenced by textiles and quilts and the way they are created and combined, Laundy’s technique involves cutting and arranging the same image, a series of images, or parts of images.
Using light and colour, shadows and reflections, Niezen depicts table tops filled with glassware that sparkle and shine, signifying the joy of living life to its fullest.
Working in a variety of forms, from painting and graphic arts to humorist drawing, Osvaldo González Herrera studied art in his native Cuba. In 2013, Herrera relocated to Montreal, where he continues to work as a painter and graphic artist. His work has been shown in several solo and collective exhibitions, both in Cuba and internationally.
The recycled cans, rusted and corroded through patinas, lend themselves to an implied critique of our current environmental practices, a reminder that two thirds of the original wetlands have been lost.
I was inspired by the celebrity portraits by Andy Warhol, whose iconic images use repetition and colour variation to highlight different aspects of his very familiar subjects.
The works suggest moments of solitude as well as intimate pairings, illustrations of what it means to be close to nature and to one another.
Blenderman’s tireless imagination is hardly exhausted by local streetscapes and landscapes. Realistic, classically styled still lives and wildly expressive abstracts have also been the subject of his attention over the years.
Each work has been selected by the artist because it represents a piece which they feel deeply about; works which have yet to find their soulmates.
The art of collaboration requires a curious nature, a strong sense of experimentalism and an abundance of trust. To find a kindred spirit, especially in the art world, which can often be quite isolating, creates a unique opportunity for openness, artistic development and inspiration.