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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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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