Light Show

Posted on April 16th, 2013

Installation view of Light Show at Hayward Gallery, London.
Photo by Linda Nylind.

The Light Show exhibition at the Hayward Gallery here in London is a careful selection of works that use artificial light and according to the show’s curator “refer to the transition from ‘objecthood’ to ‘environment’…”. The use of artificial light in visual … (More →)


David Bowie Is

Posted on April 9th, 2013

In London we have all gone Bowie crazy! The critically acclaimed new album The Next Day entered the charts at number 1 and ticket presales for the show David Bowie Is at the Victoria & Albert Museum have broken all their records. As a Bowie devotee I was happy to queue to get in for … (More →)


Zuni Café

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

San Francisco has one of the best food scenes in North America – according to Michael Bauer, the restaurant critic for San Francisco Chronicle, a travel industry survey revealed that most visitors mention food as a major reason for their trip to the Bay Area capital. A 2012 article in the Huffington Post revealed … (More →)


Mike Kelley

Posted on March 26th, 2013

Entering Mike Kelley’s retrospective at the newly renovated Stedelijk in Amsterdam was as trippy as getting off the tram and being confronted by the building itself. The Stedelijk reopened in September of 2012 after more than eight years of renovations with a new wing designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects; their addition – a futuristic white … (More →)


Carali McCall

Posted on March 19th, 2013

We first encountered London-based artist Carali McCall’s work in 2012 when she participated in an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery called Again and Again and Again: Serial Formats and Repetitive Actions. For this show, Carali and fellow artist Jane Grisewood created a monumental graphite drawing, which is part of their Line Dialogues series, … (More →)


Ed Ruscha: Standard

Posted on March 12th, 2013

Ed Ruscha, Hollywood, 1968, Eight-color screenprint, Printer and publisher: the artist
Museum Acquisition Fund, M.81.178
© 2012 Edward J. Ruscha IV. All rights reserved. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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 … (More →)



Posted on March 5th, 2013

It has been nearly a year now since Ursa came out of nowhere and first opened its doors to much acclaim on a trendy Queen West block which was already full of excellent eateries. Its food is a contemporary take on Canadian cuisine, with a kitchen being driven by young up-start chef Jacob Sharkey-Pearce who … (More →)


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 →)