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Bodily Metamorphosis: Art by Caroline Boileau


A painting of a human figure and a large abstracted formLa peau de crapaud

Caroline Boileau maintains a multifaceted art practice that explores ideas of bodily metamorphosis, feeling, sensation, and space. Working in installation, drawing, performance, and other media, Caroline herself often becomes an integral part of her artworks.


A watercolor painting of an abstracted figureLa fée du lac, hier

 

I’m enjoying browsing through Caroline’s art portfolio at some of the artist’s recent two-dimensional work. In her drawings, the…

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Cultural Experiences: Art by Leenda Bonilla


A photograph of an installtion in the shape of a sofaSofa Entre Dos Mundos

In her multidisciplinary practice, artist Leenda Bonilla draws on experience growing up in both New York, and Puerto Rico, using her artworks to explore and unite disparate cultural experiences. Outside of her personal practice, Leenda also works as an arts advocate and organizer of non-profit and community-oriented arts programs.


A detail photo of an installation centered on a sofaSofa (seat detail #1)

 

As we discussed in our previous feature of Leenda’s work…

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Participatory Formats: Art by Mizzonk


An installation artwork in the shape of a bookPaper Trail

Mizzonk is a Vancouver-based art studio. The studio, founded by Wan-Yi Lin and Roger Chen, focuses on creating installation art, often in public and participatory formats, with a minimalist aesthetic edge.


An installation view of an art billboard in TaiwanChingtao 21 billboard (installation view)

 

I really enjoy the way that Mizzonk’s artists explore the nature of, and tension between, public and private art. In one recent project, Chingtao 21 billboard art, the team…

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Process and Narrative: Art by D'Andrea Bowie


A wall-hanging artwork with the forms of plants and flowersThe Toads on Donut Island (from moving islands are restless), low fire, glazed ceramics

D’Andrea Bowie taught herself to paint before completing her BFA in sculpture and installation. Her current practice is a varied mixture of the two disciplines, where the artist explores process and narrative through constructed forms.


A sculpture consisting of a twisted, green-coated wireLost Island (from moving islands are restless), wire rod, foam, sisal rope, foam coat and paint

 

I really enjoy…

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Systems and Processes: Art by Rob Chavasse


An installation featuring a large palette of plasterboardMarsh Lane Diversion, diverted shipment of plasterboard (installed at Frieze London 2016)

Rob Chavasse is an artist who specializes in conceptual installations and video projects. Chavasse’s work is often site-specific, and the artist favors materials like household appliances, and manufacturing goods and tools to help him address common systems and processes.


A photograph of a gallery installation of radiatorsSlow Dance, radiators, extension cables, motor system (installed at David…

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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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