Thursday, 31 May 2012

Industrial hard-edge Cull

One of the 60 Painters, Patrick Cull at Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto 2012:

Hard-edge abstraction and gravity "painting" by Cull at Peak Gallery, Toronto 2009:

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Unruly Crookshank vs unruly Benson

Defying all rules about balance and harmony with his fearless strokes, Matt Crookshank is one of the 60 Painters at Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto 2012:

Crookshank at General Hardware Contemporary, Toronto 2012:

Just about as unruly as Crookshank, Trudy Benson at Mike Weiss Gallery, New York 2011:

Monday, 28 May 2012

Painterly sculptural Fleming

General Hardware Contemporary artist Joe Fleming's painted sculpture clearly stands out at the 60 Painters exhibition.

Fleming at Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto 2012:

Fleming at General Hardware's current show Eight Of Sixty, Toronto:

Fleming at General Hardware, Toronto 2011:

Sunday, 27 May 2012


Eight high-profile artists from General Hardware Contemporary are featured at the 60 Painters exhibition now showing in Toronto.  General Hardware is celebrating that with their current show Eight Of SixtyNicole Collins is one of the eight.

Collins at General Hardware, Toronto 2012:

Thank you, N, for your warm hospitality, as always.  Congratulations on successful showings at both exhibitions.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Eisler: Tear Here

I first saw John Eisler's works a year ago at his Diaz Contemporary solo exhibition Tear Here.  I was delighted to see his punctured wall reliefs again at the 60 Painters exhibition this past weekend.

Eisler at Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto 2012:

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Späth's Angle

I love Sally Späth's subtly reflective Untitled Angle at the 60 Painters exhibition.

Späth at Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto 2012:

Monday, 21 May 2012


Although my degree of satisfaction usually declines with the scale of group exhibitions (art fairs are particularly disappointing), I must admit that my little hike to the far west of T.O. to see 60 Painters yesterday was well worth it.  The show was very well curated.  Most works are abstract and recent, and they all complement each other.  Colette Laliberté's wall "painting" with black tape, Legacy, got my biggest vote.  Coincidentally, I'm also working on my own wall "painting" with white tape just recently.

Laliberté at Humber Arts and Media Studios, Toronto 2012:

Friday, 18 May 2012

Thursday, 17 May 2012


Pete Smith's paintings from his current show Blind Carbon Copy are based on still images of an animation he made, also named Blind Carbon Copy, which remixes portions of his works from recent years.

Smith at p|m Gallery, Toronto 2012:

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Concrete Island

Just like his monumental sculpture Gold, Silver & Lead, which is still on view at Toronto Sculpture Garden until this fall, Jed Lind's latest show Concrete Island also features various car parts in his modest-sized sculptures.

Lind at Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto 2012:

Tuesday, 15 May 2012