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Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with artist Orest Tataryn

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with artist Orest Tataryn

In Mason Journal’s interview series with Toronto Design Offsite Festival designers and artists, we speak with an artist who uses light as his medium. Orest Tataryn shares with us his diverse history of experiences which fuel his creative process, and the principal of simplicity that defines his work. MJ:   How do you describe your craft/discipline/practice? Orest... continue reading
Interview with Joy Charbonneau

Interview with Joy Charbonneau

With active roots planted in the pillars of architecture, design and art, Toronto-based Joy Charbonneau’s engagement extends vigorously throughout the local design community. By bringing together like-minded individuals in curated exhibitions, Joy demonstrates why Canadian artists and designers are resonating stronger than ever. Mason Journal had an opportunity to speak with Joy to learn how... continue reading
Interview with Fugitive Glue: Design Field Agents

Interview with Fugitive Glue: Design Field Agents

Industrial Designers, Inventors, Up-Hoarders, Field Agents and Design Fugitives are all titles of merit held by Ryan Wilding and Jano Badovinac, partners of multi-disciplinary design studio Fugitive Glue. Taking experiences from international travel and with an environmental and social cognizance of the manufacturing process, Fugutive Glue operates their studio with a considered approach to the... continue reading
Kent Monkman: Sexuality of Miss Chief

Kent Monkman: Sexuality of Miss Chief

Paintings of European colonization in the North America landscape were presented in a romanticized fashion by 19th century artist such as Paul Kane, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole and John Mix Stanley.  By skillfully adopting this painterly technique, Toronto-based artist Kent Monkman challenges these historical painters and their contextual interpretations. In an explicit narrative utilizing idealistic... continue reading
Faye HeavyShield: Strength of the Kainai

Faye HeavyShield: Strength of the Kainai

Faye HeavyShield is known for her large scale site-specific installations featuring repetitive use of small hand-crafted elements with a minimalist approach to composition exploring the cultural influence and natural elements of Western Canada. Her use of abstract form and direct cultural representation is what makes her work particularly enlightening. Born on the Kainai reserve in... continue reading
Zeke Moores: An Atlantic Influence

Zeke Moores: An Atlantic Influence

On display until January 2012, The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax hosts the annual Sobey Art Awards. Now in its 9th year, the exhibition displays the top 5 shortlisted artists under 40 representing the most compelling Canadian artists from each region across the nation. The diverse exhibition includes Manon De Pauw (Québec), Daniel... continue reading
Gathie Falk: Extraordinary of the Everyday

Gathie Falk: Extraordinary of the Everyday

There are many important and long-standing figures who have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the Canadian art industry, but few who have had such a prolific and varied repertoire as Gathie Falk. Over a span of approximately five decades, Gathie has expressed her work in performance art, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics,... continue reading
Interview with Isabelle Hayeur: Canadian visual artist

Interview with Isabelle Hayeur: Canadian visual artist

Our urban landscape is transforming at an unprecedented rate, yet our ability to understand or to even recognize this change is unnervingly difficult. Mason Journal recently had a chance to speak with Isabelle Hayeur, a visual artist who attempts to bring awareness to the radically fragmented environment that we inhabit. Isabelle discusses with us what... continue reading