Category Archive: See

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Cannes Film Festival Picks

Posted on July 9th, 2013

A Touch of Sin

Simply known as “Cannes”, the film festival that epitomizes both red carpet glamour and rarified auteurist taste had an uncharacteristically stratified year between its dual personalities. The Competition, its main section, saw feel good American films, like the Coen brothers’ latest shaggy dog story, Inside Llewyn Davis, about the Greenwich … (More →)

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Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas

Posted on July 9th, 2013

While we read memoirs voraciously, our enjoyment of the literary form is always tempered by a sense that we’re only getting part of the story. Too often authors excessively focus inwards and fail to provide readers with enough of a context to truly comprehend the writer’s motivations, or conversely devote too much attention to the … (More →)

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Tim Gardner

Posted on July 2nd, 2013

Tim Gardner
Figure with Full Moon, Kits Beach, 2013
Watercolour on paper
14.25 x 20 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Monte Clark Gallery, 303 Gallery New York, Modern Art London

Monte Clark’s expansive new industrial space in the emerging art hub at the Great Northern Way campus is a fantastic context in which … (More →)

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Patisserie: Mastering the Fundamentals of French Pastry

Posted on July 2nd, 2013

It seems like cookbooks are the new coffee table display item with many publishing houses now producing glossy, beautifully photographed tomes that are as much picture book as recipe guide. Publishers like Phaidon, once better known for their weighty art tomes, are churning out glossy, well-designed books by the dozen, bringing the same standards of … (More →)

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Scott Massey: Let’s Reach ‘c’ Together

Posted on June 25th, 2013

The artificial divide between the realms of art and science has been blurred of late as contemporary artists both employ the tools of science in their practice and explore, and challenge, scientific properties with their work. Vancouver-based photographer Scott Massey has had a longstanding interest in questions surrounding space – both that which we encounter … (More →)

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Bompas and Parr at Kew Gardens

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Photo Courtesy RBG Kew

As part of London’s Kew Garden’s summer celebration of the bounty of nature, IncrEdibles: A Voyage through Surprising Edible Plants, dynamic British duo, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, dubbed ‘architectural foodsmiths’, have transformed Kew’s Palm House pond into a tutti frutti boating experience and participatory artwork, at the centre of … (More →)

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Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Loving New York as we do, when accidental cartographer and Harvard graduate Becky Cooper released her book Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers, we were immediately intrigued by her collaborative project. Carrying hundreds of blank maps she hand-printed on the letterpress in the basement of her … (More →)

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Luminato Festival – Top 5

Posted on June 18th, 2013

Luminato, the yearly and truly multi-disciplinary arts festival in Toronto is here – yes, it is here now, happening June 14 to 23. The 2013 edition is Artistic Director Jörn Weisbrodt’s first fully-curated Luminato (he hopped aboard as artistic director a tad too late, early in 2012, to change last year’s sails) and already this … (More →)