Independent headwear and apparel label, NINE, is a community-based brand from Vancouver. Keeping in tune with showcasing true northern culture, NINE introduces 'Nine Ingredients', a monthly video installment that features friends of NINE that inspire them. In their premiere episode, we meet Canadian artist and publisher, Robert Chaplin.
No matter how much our world has turned to be focused online and how glued we are to our computers and smartphones, print is not dead. Terrapin Stationers makes us want to write notes, love letters, send thank you cards, and indulge in penmanship and snail mail.
Paul Wong, a video pioneer, award-winning artist, curator, event organizer and leader of public interventions since the 1970s, has launched a new website featuring over 80 entries of works with more to come. The website spans four decades and is the largest online library or Wong's art.
San Francisco artist Liz Hickok constructed a dramatic cityscapes of her city entirely out of Jell-O. Not only is this instalation beautiful, the gelatinous material also parallels the geological uncertainties of San Francisco’s landscape. She has also recreated the Whitehouse and New York out of Jell-O in the past as well. J-E-L-L-O!
The street artist, or collective, that go by the name Bored have found a way to take street art to a whole new level. They have turned the streets of Chicago into a Monopoly board, complete with plywood Chance and Community Chest cards that are bolted together, as well as dice and the little green houses. The idea is to push beyond typical stencil street art and encourage interactivity with passersby.
Critically acclaimed, and downright hilarious LA artist Kahn presents her first European exhibition during the Olympics. Using fragile humour to tackle her personal trauma and deeper global concerns, her works’ are lined with her own brand of self-deprecation. Who else would dress up in a giant foam penis all in the name of art?! Phalluses aside, this combination of video and drawings also includes tragicomic heroes and paper puppets. At the Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK. 23 June – 16 September.
Not quite with the same intentions as Luda once asked, or musical penchant, but “Who is your Fantasy Supergroup and where would they play your dream gig”?” is the question posed by illustrator Andrew Fairclough. His Improbable Jams project then turns these musical mash-ups, no matter how ridiculous, into an on-going series of one off posters, commemorating improbable gigs, played by even more implausible bands.
I love Jacqueline's pieces, they are absolutely amazing. But more importantly I am a huge advocate for supporting and promoting Canadian talent over other business and It would be my honor to show off Jacqueline's pieces in my home (they would make the cutest accent!) I know all my friends will ask where I got them and would go and buy her stuff too!
My hands, on Klassen's beautiful ceramics, please. I've always thought that any kind of sculpture has a sexual undertone - you're molding clay with your hands and the parallel is inescapable! The natural clay/white combo, and simple geometry of these pieces make them something special...and nobody will enjoy cradling and caressing these Canadian pots more than myself.