Category Archive: See

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An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris

Posted on March 19th, 2013

It’s impossible for me to be objective about Stephanie LaCava’s book An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris; after attending her reading at Shakespeare and Company I couldn’t wait to lay my hands on this beautiful little book.

The book is a series of painfully honest essays exploring the … (More →)

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Ed Ruscha: Standard

Posted on March 12th, 2013

There is probably no artist more synonymous with Los Angeles than Ed Ruscha so it was fitting that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently feted him with a solo show titled Ed Ruscha: Standard. Comprised of works derived mostly from their rich permanent holdings which contains some 300 examples of this senior … (More →)

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Philip Treacy

Posted on March 12th, 2013

Hat maker for royalty, models and movie stars, and some of the world’s most renowned fashion houses including Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Valentino, there is no milliner working today with more panache, celebrity or dedication to craftsmanship than Philip Treacy. Conceptual and sculptural, his creations – while often controversial – are more akin to art … (More →)

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Weavings by Hannah Waldron

Posted on March 7th, 2013

It is always exciting to see what happens when an artist transitions into a new media, especially when that venture turns out to be successful. I have recently become infatuated with the vibrant and often architectural imagery of artist Hannah Waldron’s weavings.  As a freelance illustrator, printmaker and designer, Waldron has produced beautiful graphic … (More →)

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An Interview with Jeff Wall on Patrick Faigenbaum

Posted on March 5th, 2013

Since 2008, artist Jeff Wall has been co-curating exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery involving a seemingly disparate group of artists whose oeuvre includes installation, painting, photography and sculpture. His current project, Patrick Faigenbaum, opens this week and unites approximately 75 photographs by the Parisian artist for his first exhibition in Vancouver that span … (More →)

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Edward Durell Stone: Modernism’s Populist Architect

Posted on March 5th, 2013

Today the name Edward Durell Stone may have little meaning beyond the worlds of architecture enthusiasts and mid-century preservationists, yet there was a time when he was one of the most well-known, and controversial, architects working in the United States. His idiosyncratic buildings, which fused Beaux-Arts formalism with a modernist aesthetic, were unlike anything else … (More →)

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Kin Chan

Posted on February 26th, 2013

London-based photographer Kin Chan creates light-filled images that evoke an ethereal, dream-like world – one parallel to our own but witness to short-lived and remarkable moments of mysterious beauty. Growing up in Hong Kong with parents who never owned a camera, he got his first lens from a flea market when he was 17 and … (More →)

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The Art of the Restaurateur

Posted on February 26th, 2013

As avid restaurant-goers we’ve often wondered just what it is – that magical mix of tasty food, special ambiance and attentive but not overbearing service – that makes a restaurant feel right. This elusive combination is what’s explored in Nicholas Lander’s excellent book The Art of the Restaurateur which focuses not on the chefs … (More →)