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Curated Art Collection: Bone

Still life of a skull on top of two books


View more of Jose Pardo's painting portfolio here.

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Bone. As in biology. As in Anatomy. For this week's curated collection I thought that we would return to this all-time classic component of still-life: bone. The artistic study of bones, skulls and entire skeletons has a long-standing tradition which permeates…

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Curated Art Collection: Moon

Painting of the moon above tall grass

 

View more of Jacqueline Liddell Sheehan's painting portfolio here.

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Moon. As in the dead rock planet illuminated by our sun. As in the fabled and majestic sphere that humans have obsessed over. I chose the theme of moon after watching it rise over a small mountain from the perch of a condo balcony. At first…

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Curated Art Collection: Flora

Close up of a flower

 

View more of Fiona Hawkes' photography portfolio here.

 

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Flora. As in flowers. As in plants. I chose the theme of flora because I am in love with it's sheer variety of colour and shape. In this collection unplucked plants continue to grow their roots deeper into the nutritious earth while decorative…

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Curated Art Collection: Face

Painted portrait of a woman with big hair

 

View more of Kate Scoones's painting portfolio here.

  

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Face. As in eyes, nose and mouth. I chose this theme considering the power of the face when portrayed in a close cropped art piece. Rather than looking at faces within the genre of identity, these faces are putting the viewer on the spot and…

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Curated Art Collection: Suburbia

Painting of a black cat on a white shoe

 

View more of Noah Verrier's painting portfolio here.

 

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Suburbia. As in mowing the lawn and chatting with the neighbours.  I chose the theme of suburbia in order to explore the world of stifling carpets, the anonymity of the homogenous suburban house and the harrowing drone of a distant lawnmower. There is…

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Curated Art Collection: Toys

Painting of a toy robot, children's cubes, and chess pieces

 

View more of Jose Pardo's painting portfolio here.

 

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Toys. As in childhood. As in the nostalgia of brightly coloured plastic, and fabric. I chose the theme of toys for this week's curated collection to revisit the experience of digging through boxes of my childhood belongings one cold Ontario night in my…

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Curated Art Collection: Land

Painting of landscape with trees in foreground

 

View more of Kelly Leichert's art portfolio.

 

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Land. As in the earth. As in not water. I chose the theme of land after travelling to the Okanagan, a part of BC I had never ventured through. The dramatic mountains and shift from rain forest to semi-desert sage brush simultaneously inspired me and took my…

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Curated Art Collection: Minimal

 


Painting of a beach

View more of Phillip Mcdermott's painting portfolio here.

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Minimal.  As in few and far between. It's the heightening negative space created in a moment that is edited down to it's essential features and nothing extra. I wanted to present this collection to show how some artists bring a space and unity to their…

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