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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Romina Ressia: When Past Meets Present

Argentinian visual artist Romina Ressia‘s series How Would Have Been? is a multilayered photographic exploration of past versus present, juxtaposing painterly depiction with the mise-en-scene of modernity. Originally a fashion photographer, Ressia gradually moved on to her Fine Art practice and has now become famous for her re-imaginations of classicism.  In her series How Would…

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The Dreamlife of Chechu Álava

The gauzy, auratic atmosphere of Chechu Álava’s paintings is often offset by the directness of her subject’s gaze. Amplified by her chosen palette of fleshy, pearlescent pinks and postmodern pastels, the effect is strangely erotic. It is a soft-focus affair – a coming together of sex and spirit that conjures the creamy, dreamy, transubstantiated flesh…

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