Filipinx-Canadian designer, Kelvin Stidwill celebrates the artistry of queer expression with their Ottawa-based label Kerotix. With emphasis on design as a sculptural practice, Kerotix’ audacious silhouettes aim to empower wearers to explore their oddity, sensuality, and strength in new ways.
Toronto-based wunderkind Hani Pathan is a Jack of all trades. Known formally as her artist name— Huney Studios, the multi-talent expands an oeuvre across a myriad of mediums, exploring different genres and media, ultimately representing a steadfast belief that art is not simply a “one all, be all” approach.
In the early 1980s, while his career was at its peak, New York City-based artist Jean-Michel Basquiat enjoyed a certain level of fame.
“The Moon spat a cigarette out at me last night. Her face was veiled in smoke, a secret tangible magic.” An excerpt of the multi-faceted Faye Wei Wei’s poetry reads much like a soliloquy.
Iranian-born New York City resident Shirin Neshat is a visual artist best recognized for her work in photography, and film. Prior to the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1974, Neshat traveled to Los Angeles to pursue her art studies.
In September 2020, the plumb christened their newly renovated gallery space in Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood with exhibition Pits, Seeds.
The Paykan was the first car manufactured in Iran. Produced from 1967 to 2015, it started its life as a licensed copy of an outmoded British vehicle, the Hillman Hunter, but it nevertheless became a symbol of Iranian national pride; a vehicle priced and targeted for middle-class Iranians.