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Studio Sunday: Judy Chicago

A photo of Judy Chicago in her ceramic painting studio


Studio Sunday featured artist Judy Chicago is a mixed media installation artist and writer originally from Chicago, Illinois. Chicago was born Judith Sylvia Cohen and later took on the name Chicago after beginning her artistic career. The artist is perhaps best known for her sculptural work The Dinner Party, and for coining the term Feminist Art in the 1970s.


This is an interesting photo of the artist – it seems very candid, and…

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Headlines: Meier, H&M, Stormtrooper

1) Architect Richard Meier Accused of Sexual Assault

A photograph of the architect Richard Meier


Artist Richard Meier has become the latest high-profile art world figure to be accused of sexual harassment. According to a report published in the New York Times, five women have come forward with allegations against the award-winning architect. Four of the women worked for Richard at his firm, Richard Meier & Partners. Sotheby’s S2 gallery in New York, which was hosting an…

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Notions of Public: Art by M. Simon Levin

An installation view of CHARTAn installation view of CHART

M. Simon Levin’s artworks are often interactive and site-specific in nature. Using varying media and materials, the artist seeks out notions of public space, creating his artworks with the help of many participants over a period of time.

A photograph of Whispering VolumesWhispering Volumes (installation view)


Simon’s body of work tends to evolve around seemingly contemporary concerns and ideologies, like the sharing of images online…

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Copyright and Ownership: Art by Jill Magid

A photograph of an installation piece by Jill MagidThe Offering/Tapete de Flores (installation view), natural and artificial flowers, dyed sawdust, salt, glue

American artist Jill Magid creates conceptual multimedia installations that deal with themes of copyright and ownership, as wel as the dissemination of information. Magid’s practice often incorporates performative aspects, with the artist communicating and forming relationships with various people who have access to certain…

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Studio Sunday: Margaret Lee

A photo of Margaret Lee standing in her studio


Today’s Studio Sunday feature is Margaret Lee. Lee is an artist, writer, and gallerist based in New York. In her artistic practice, Lee is known for installation and sculptural works that use common, everyday objects and aesthetics, combining them in novel ways to create a new visual language.


Look at all the bizarre and interesting objects in Lee’s studio! I really like that pumpkin that’s under her desk, on a plinth and…

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Body of Work: Art by Christina A. West

A sculpture of a man looking through a sheet of plywoodYou're Welcome, Aqua resin, carpet, plywood

Sculptor and installation artist Christina A. West has a body of work that centres on the human form. In full-body sculptures and busts, Christina displays an obvious skill for detailed, realistic sculpture, then embellishes her works with moments of pure abstraction to create works that are quite contemporary while calling upon classical ideals for visual art.

A sculpture of a man lying on the floor with a gold facePersonal Icon (detail), ceramic,…

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Constructed Space: Art by Colby Brewer

A photo of a rooftop artworkwRonGsiDe, neon, steel, aluminum

Colby Brewer’s art practice is enigmatic and often ethereal, focusing more on experience and presence than on static objects. Through outdoor installations, video pieces, and site-specific walks, the artist explores the nature of constructed space.

A photo of a lighting installation that brackets a sign on a rooftopwRonGsiDe, neon, steel, aluminum


As we saw in our previous feature of Colby’s viewpoints in spaces, occasionally the artist constructs a work in which…

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Studio Sunday: Pip and Pop

A photo of Pip and Pop working on an installation


Today’s Studio Sunday artist is Pip and Pop. Based in Perth, Australia, Pip and Pop began in 2007 as the artistic duo of Tanya Schultz and Nicole Andrijevic. Andrijevic left the project in 2011 to pursue her own career but Schultz has continued the legacy, installing bright, candy-coated worlds in galleries and public spaces.


Because of the temporary, site-specific nature of much of Pip and Pop’s work, Schultz’ studio space…

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Meaning of Objects: Art by Craig Brumwell

A drawing of a rail with lots of negative spaceRail (Switch), charcoal on paper

Vancouver-based artist Craig Brumwell uses his practice to explore the cultural and allegorical meaning of objects, especially those objects that appear disused or nearing the end of their life. The artist uses a range of media to explore these concepts, presenting imagery in a straightforward, documentarian fashion.

A drawing of a rail overgrown by grass and treesRail (Backshore Crossing), charcoal on paper

In our previous feature of Craig’s

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Sense of Precision: Art by Alicja Kwade

A photo of a sculpture made with mirrors and raw woodLight Transfer of Nature, mirrors, copper, wood

Alicja Kwade is an installation artist whose works often combine heavily processed and raw natural materials. Kwade’s works in installation and sculpture tend to produced with a mathematical, geometric sense of precision.

A work made from chunks of petrified woodGegenwartsdauer, petrified palm trunks varying in size from 250cm to the size of a grain of sand

I really like the tension between this level of straight-edged precision…

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Studio Sunday: Samara Golden

A photo of Samara Golden working in her studio


Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Samara Golden has lived throughout the United States, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she works in a studio space in the artistic neighbourhood of Boyle Heights. The artist is known for room installation works that address isolation and long-distance communication.


Golden’s studio looks packed, and softly lit in this photo. It has the home-studio aesthetic of lamp light, large…

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Scientific Concepts and Aesthetics: Art by Amarie Bergman

An artwork consisting of three pink felted spheres on a wallViolet Pink Eternity, nepalese hand-felted wool, acrylic paint

Amarie Bergman creates minimalist artworks that tend to focus on clean lines and soft colors. Born in Edmonton and now based in Melbourne, Australia, Amarie borrows from scientific concepts and aesthetics found in everyday life to create her work.

A series of yellow cubes adhered to a gallery wallFinite Volumes in Infinite Space: Lemon, fabricated laser-cut acrylic


I’m quite a fan of Amarie’s works, like the ones in…

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Headlines: Bank, Monsters, Cars

1) Controversial Performance Artist Sets Fire to Paris Bank

A photo of Pyotr Pavlensky in front of a Paris bank shortly before being arrested

A Russian performance artist was detained by French authorities after setting fire to a bank in Paris as part of an art piece. Pyotr Pavlensky, who achieved infamy in 2013 after nailing his scrotum to the paved ground of Moscow’s Red Square. Pavlensky was granted political asylum in France in May of this year. According to the artist, setting fire to an entrance to the Bank…

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Rabbits as a Motif: Art by Belinda Harrow

A sculpture of a soft-looking rabbitRose

Belinda Harrow was born in New Zealand but now lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan. Belinda’s artworks often look at prairie environments and social constructs in relation to local fauna. Some of the artist’s most recent works heavily utilize rabbits as a motif.

A reverse view of a silhouetted rabbit sculptureverso of Rose


Entitled Future Nostalgic – The Rabbits, Belinda’s most recent series of work consists of a number of sculptures of rabbits and accompanying…

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Hidden Signifiers: Art by Cameron McLellan

A mixed media artwork composed of planes of pigment and small marksSV8, graphite, acrylic, and gesso on canvas

Cameron McLellan is a Vancouver-based artist who works in traditional and conceptual media, exploring the hidden signifiers in the architecture and infrastructure of the city. In his recent works, Cameron has explored the tension between the old and the new, within a single building.

An installation view of a gradient panel in a gallery floorHastings + Carrall - installation view, acrylic on plywood (Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, BC)



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