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Mythical or Monstrous: The Art Portfolio of Johnathan Onyschuk

A photo of a wall-hanging sculpture as part of a gallery installationUntitled (from Deep State Prosthetics)

Johnathan Onyschuk is an installation and multimedia artist who works in a unique style that draws on both traditional media and modern, digital approaches to art-making. The artist’s installations often incorporate suggestions of figures, perhaps human, perhaps more mythical or monstrous


An installation view showing two statue-like figuresBone Meal (installation view)

 

It’s interesting to see how Johnathan approaches both the construction…

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Objects, Architecture, and Spaces: Photography by JP Campbell

A photograph of a delipidated sign at a cemeteryPriez 2, Sainte-Cecile-de-Masham, Quebec, 2018

JP Campbell is a photographer based in Wakefield, Quebec, who takes film photographs of objects, architecture, and spaces that are frequently overlooked or forgotten. The artist’s portfolio conveys a strong interest in colour and an eye for dynamic composition. 


A photo of a car parked next to a buildingChar, Rue Eddy, Gatineau, Quebec, 2018

 

Like fellow photographer Hunter Madsen, JP uses his photographic lens to excavate…

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Momentum and Energy: The Art Portfolio of BJ Keith

A painting of abstract organic formsOrganic 8, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

BJ Keith is an abstract artist who works in both two and three-dimensional media. In her current practice, BJ explores ideas of momentum and energy, with the artist’s abstract imagery reflecting an intuitive, experimental, unexpected artistic process. 


A painting with geometric forms and bright coloursGeometrics 12, oil on gallery-wrapped canvas

 

I really like the way that BJ explores a variety of shapes and compositional styles while…

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Poetic and Documentary: Photography by Ted Diamond

A photo of an outdoor basketball hoopBallin', The Creamery, Apulia, NY

Ted Diamond is a photographer whose images present views of people and places that are at once poetic and documentary. The artist’s images are sneakily well-composed, often taking on the appearance of quick snapshots while maintaining underlying conceptual depth. 


A photo of train tracks in a snowstorm in illinoisTrains Bloomington Illinois 2015 White-Out

 

I like the way that Ted organizes his different photographic series on his portfolio website.…

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A Portfolio of Drawing and Painting by Cary Wyninger

A painting of several owlsIn Dreams We Speak

Cary Wyninger is an artist based in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. In her practice, Cary takes an illustrative approach, combining techniques of drawing and painting to produce works that are sometimes figurative, sometimes abstract, often a combination of both. The artist often works with feminine figures, animals, and plants as subject matter, using these motifs to create spiritual narratives. 


A drawing of a red leaf with watercolour and ink line artRed Leaf, watercolour and…

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Emotion and Reaction: Film and Media Art by Charlotte Clermont

A film still of an abstracted flowerDream Less (Super 8 film still)

Charlotte Clermont is a Canadian sound and video artist. In her current practice, Charlotte investigates ideas about the passage of time and our experience of it, often using analogue recording devices and collaborating with fellow artists to showcase her subject matter through a lens of emotion and reaction

 

dream less

 

There’s a subdued, quiet quality to Charlotte’s entire portfolio -- one…

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Expertise with Visual Rhetoric: The Art of Don Moore

A painting of a young woman as a Woodstock commemorationWoodstock Anniversary

Don Moore is an artist based in Salisbury, North Carolina whose decades-spanning practice includes a wide variety of realistic subject matter. Outside of his artistic practice, Don has been a long-time teacher and educator, and his artworks capture an expertise with visual rhetoric honed by practice and teaching others. 


A painting of a room with a window reflecting on the floorSpace With a View

I really enjoy the style that Don employs in many of his works, one that…

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An Explorative Approach: Art by Elaine Lauzon

A mixed media painting with abstract forms in two different stylesNo. 7 (diptych), watercolour and pen on paper

Elaine Lauzon is an artist who works in mixed media on paper, as well as digital media, to produce artworks that range from dense, colourful abstractions to delicate landscape sketches. The Canadian artist takes an explorative approach to her work, incorporating a wide variety of textures and colours into each work. 


A drawing of poppies with a lot of negative spacePoppies, watercolour and markers on paper

 

I really enjoy the works in…

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Blended Landscapes and Florals: Art by Frank Kusch

A painting of abstracted, blended flowersCome Find Me, oil on canvas

Frank Kusch is a Canadian painter who works in both oil and acrylic. The artist specializes in abstracted, blended landscapes and florals exploring the limits of perception. 


A painting of flowers with orange and warm tonesYou Think You Know Flowers, oil on canvas

 

I really enjoy the way that Frank combines abstraction with figurative modes of painting. Many of the artist’s images are composed to offer just enough detail to suggest a scene of landscape…

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Simple, Sleek Compositions: Furniture by Enrique Morales

A hand-made console table with wood and glass elementsCurly maple, wenge, and glass console table

Enrique Morales is a woodworker and designer who produces beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and art through his studio, Madera Fina. The artist’s creations have a modern aesthetic to them, emphasizing simple, sleek compositions and the contrast between natural wood grain and the more uniform textures of glass or metal. 


A bench made from walnut and metalWanut Angle Finger Joint Bench

 

I really like the way that…

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Layers of Pigment: The Art Portfolio of Timothy J. Sullivan

A painting made using splashes of coloured paintBy Day or Night It Is Done, mixed media on paper

Timothy J. Sullivan is a self-taught artist who works in a subtractive method -- that is, he applies thick layers of pigment to a canvas or other substrate, then removes them strategically, scraping away media to reveal new and interesting abstract visuals. 


A painting with warm orange tones and heavy black abstract detailsSurvivors, acrylic on canvas

 

It’s really interesting to look through Timothy’s art portfolio and see the myriad ways that his…

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A Portfolio of Abstract Imagery by Nathalie Gribinski

An abstract painting using bright primary coloursAvalanche, acrylic on canvas

Nathalie Gribinski is an artist, draftsman, and graphic designer based in the United States. In her personal artistic practice, Nathalie creates mostly abstract imagery, infusing her works with ideas of generosity, humour, and positive emotion. 


An abstracted painting with suggestions of floral and plant formsBlue Man and Flowers, acrylics on canvas

 

I find Nathalie’s Tourlicoulis works particularly interesting. The artist explains that Tourlicoulis is an invented…

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Emphasizing the Process: The Art of Timothy Innamorato

A painting of a bridge in morning lightmorning light, oil on canvas

Timothy Innamorato is a Brooklyn-based painter who works in a thoughtful, sometimes surreal style, emphasizing the process and emotion of painting more than a specific visual outcome. The artist’s works are realistic, with an eye for softened blending and just enough detail to make a scene feel tangible. 


A painting of a face with an abstract pattern layered over topUntitled

 

I really like the way that Timothy’s painting style carries through his portfolio, in…

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The Performative Portfolio of Tanya Lukin Linklater

A photo of a dance performance held in a space with sculptural objectsA song, a felt structure: We are putting ourselves back together again

Tanya Lukin Linklater is a video and performance artist whose works combine elements of institutional critique and spatial awareness with discussions of sociopolitical issues, particularly issues concerning Indigenous peoples. The artist’s works are often collaborative, and work off of other performers, as well as gallery spaces and the objects therein. 


A photo of a dance performance in a gallery spaceWe wear…

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Surreal, Narrative Installations by Christina A. West

A photo of an installation featuring abstract forms and realistic human sculpturesUnscene, installation view at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, Birmingham, AL

Christina A. West is an Atlanta-based sculptor. In her current practice, the artist uses highly realistic, life-sized sculptures of human figures to build surreal, narrative installations. The combination of lifelike sculpture and minimalist abstract elements creates striking visuals that draw the viewer in for a closer look. 


A view of an art installation with green walls and realistic figuresScreen, installation…

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