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Socially-Conscious Art by Micky Renders


A series of images of pets wheat pasted onto the side of a building

Rescue Me, images of cats and dogs from the Peterborough Humane Society wheat pasted onto the side of the Peterborough Cold Storage building (collaboration with PACE students)


Micky Renders is a Canadian visual artist and activist. In her practice, the artist uses a wide range of media to create works of socially-conscious art, aimed at provoking community discussion and change.


A work made by a participant in the BODY:image workshopBODY:image workshop

 

Many of Micky’s art projects have…

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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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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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Headlines: Grasshopper, Botero, Selfie

1) Dead Grasshopper Found in Van Gogh Painting


A photo og Van Gogh's Olive Trees

 

A dead grasshopper was found embedded in a layer of paint in a work by Vincent Van Gogh. Conservationist Mary Schafer of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas first spotted the insect body in Van Gogh's Olive Trees after examining a section of the work with a microscope. Judging from how deeply the creature was embedded in the layers of paint, Schafer concluded that the insect must…

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Studio Sunday: Thomas Wilfred


A photo of Thomas Wilfred next to his light invention

 

This week’s Studio Sunday artist, Thomas Wilfred, is actually better known as a Danish inventor and musician. Wilfred lived in the early 1900s, during which time he created the inventions that would later make him known as the “father of multimedia.”

 

The son of a photography studio owner, Wilfred was interested in light throughout his life. The artist noted that light was a fundamental aspect of art, and that all artists…

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