My Highlights from Art Toronto 2014
I’m always a little skeptical about making decisions about art based on digital reproductions, so I mostly stayed with artists whose work I know. From there I selected images that intrigued me based on formal qualities or content.
Fascinating artist. I like this one because it reminds me of Paterson Ewen.
The image looks quite playful and fun, but it’s actually a primal, visceral expression of sadness and loss. It also feels like a haunted, mythological tale or nightmare.
It’s a beautiful, even breath-taking image, like the best of his works.
Very strange, haunting, delightfully absurd and compelling—like all of her work.
I’m a big fan of his work, from way back. There’s so much going on in this image: the multiple-layered faces—possibly a metaphor for multifaceted consciousness.
It’s a subtle and beautiful image—maybe with a bit of a sinister edge if you think of a nuclear cloud. But I’m not necessarily thinking of it that way. I also do watercolours, so I can really appreciate how well he handles the medium.
Vanderpant is one of the most underrated photographers of the 20th Century.
For some time now, Broadworth has been doing unusual things with paint, colour, surface, depth, and composition. This image is perceptually disorienting and challenging, but colourfully enticing.
Humour and horror—classic Dzama.