Category Archives: Artist Features

The Painted Drawings of Tony Calzetta

Tony Calzetta’s art exists between symbolism and story, straddling narrative and figure. His pieces are often large in scale, confronting the viewer and are a contemporary interpretation of how a “painting will react to you if you react to it. … Continue reading

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Writers’ Blocks: Sheldon Rooney’s visual library

Niagara based artist Sheldon Rooney’s work in Up Close and In Motion at Rodman Hall is a visual library executed in woodcuts. I offer a more literary response than usual, to this citation of significant authors. Continue reading

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Obscured and overt, obvious and implied / Amber Lee Williams’ (un)hidden at the VISA

Amber Lee Williams, a prolific interdisciplinary artist in Niagara, walks me through her graduating exhibition at the VISA Gallery. Continue reading

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More than surface: Just Resting Your Eyes at Rodman Hall

The first of a two part exhibition of the BFA graduates from the MIWSFPA at Brock University. I visited it repeatedly with several fellow artists / writers and those conversations became this response. Continue reading

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Artist Feature: J.E. Simpson

J.E. Simpson and I met at a “pop up” exhibition of his work in NAC, and found we shared some of the same interests in text and art and the spaces between. I visited his studio and continued the conversation. Continue reading

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