Vivienne Westwood and Juergen Teller In Naples for SS22′

At the beginning of last year, Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler made the most of the relaxation of restrictions across Europe traveling down to Naples to see friends – a trip that would coincidentally set the scene for their SS22 campaign against “collapsing 16th-century houses, fishing boats, and vibrant locals.” The iconic Italian city ended…

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Avleen Kaur’s ‘This Is Not a Happy Show’

Avleen Kaur is an emerging visual artist based in Toronto, whose distinctive visual poetry speaks to the perils of human life. Dissecting colonialism, capitalism, racism, and the heady and sinuous tapestry of human experience. We sat down with her to talk about her aesthetic, her inspiration, and her latest show at CryBaby Gallery in Toronto.…

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Brent Cleveland’s Neo-Figurative Queer Portraiture

Brent Cleveland is a queer Montreal-based visual artist whose neo-figurative portraiture probes concepts of gender, sexuality, and human expression. Through the haunting and distorted gaze of his subjects, Cleveland imbues a sort of warping of the male gaze, reflecting a nuanced glance of heteronormative defiance toward the spectator. We recently caught up with him about…

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Nelson Huang’s Enigmatic Portraiture

Toronto photographer Nelson Huang brings a distinctly editorial perspective to his portrait photography, channeling the sophisticated and straightforward whimsy of photographers like Leslie Zhang, Colin Dodgson, and Cho Gi Seok. Projecting a certain air of vulnerability and ease upon his subjects, Zhang’s fashion and beauty work is swathed in vibrant colours accented by warm tones…

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Lee Bae’s Union

UNION is the first solo exhibition by South Korean artist Lee Bae in Canada. With a focus on the artist’s Issu du feu (Emerging From Fire) series from 1999-2000, the exhibition spans a variety of different non-traditional media. Working in materials such as charcoal and wood, Bae’s work probes the ephemerality of life and the…

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