WE LOVE GALLERIES THAT PUSH BOUNDARIES. THAT DON’T EXHIBIT THE ORDINARY, OR OBVIOUS. THAT SEARCH, FAR AND WIDE, FOR NEW TALENT TO SHOWCASE AND INTRODUCE TO US IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH. WHETHER THIS MEANS LOOKING CLOSE TO HOME, OR STRETCHING FURTHER AFIELD DOESN’T MATTER. THIS IS WHAT COOPER COLE DOES. THEY SEARCH. THEY LOOK OUT FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AND HAVE A DESIRE TO BE THE FIRST TO DISCOVER THIS, AND SHOW IT TO CANADIANS AND THE WORLD ALIKE.
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!
Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer whose large format photos show the way that human consumption and industry are changing the face of the natural landscape, now and in the future. The images are beautiful, but also very disturbing and thought provoking. The video below explains what motivated Edward to do his series "Oil". You can see more of his work here.
British artist, David Marsh, has found a new way to use the little squares that represent Pantone swatches in Adobe design software, and organized them to recreate some of the most iconic album covers from 1960 to present day. Take a step back to get a really good look at the pixilated images and test your knowledge of album covers.
WE HEAD TO THE SHORES OF ENGLAND FOR THIS LATEST INSTALLMENT IN OUR ONE TO WATCH GALLERY SERIES. WEST LONDON TO BE EXACT. WITH THOUSANDS UPON THOUSAND OF UNIQUE GALLERIES AND ASPIRING ARTISTS, IT'S HARD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEM ALL. BUT, BANKROBBER STOOD OUT TO US WITH ITS INDIVIDUAL CHARM AND APPROACH TO BEING ICONIC. NOT FOLLOWING TRENDS, BUT CREATING THEM WITH THE WORK THEY CHOOSE TO SHOWCASE AND THE ARTISTS THEY SUPPORT.
B.C. born Stephen Wilde found his love for photography while studying years ago in Calgary. His talent for drawing may not have blossomed during his time at the Alberta College of Art and Design, but his love for photography did. After giving up the pencil for the camera lens, he then spent a summer in New York with Annie Leibovitz, learning the style of photography he is now known for - taking photos of people and places in their natural environment.
We asked one of the founders at Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax, who was their recomendation was of an artist to keep an eye on, and Jesse Mitchell was the artist.
So, Jesse, when did you start creating art?
I started making stuff when I was in my early twenties. I was really ill and basically bed ridden for a couple of years, I had a lot of spare time on my hands, it was the perfect situation to explore creative pursuits.
FOR THIS ONE TO WATCH, WE SCOURED
THE LAND FOR AN ART GALLERY WITH A DIFFERENCE. ONE OF CANADA’S LONGEST RUNNING CREATIVE CENTRES, EYELEVEL GALLERY SHOWCASES SOME OF HALIFAX’S MOST UNCONVENTIONAL ART. FOUNDED IN 1974, BY A GROUP OF NOVA SCOTIAN ARTISTS LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO SHOWCASE CUTTING EDGE WORK, THIS NON-PROFIT, ARTIST RUN CENTRE HAS KEPT TRUE TO ITS UNCONVENTIONAL ROOTS. NOT CONFINED TO AN ADDRESS, OR SOLELY THE CANVAS, EYELEVEL IS KNOWN FOR ITS ARTIST DIALOGUE, AND BREAKING DOWN THE CONFINES OF WHAT A GALLERY IS.