Toronto International Art Fair
Oct
23
Oct 26

Toronto International Art Fair

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Founded in 2000, Art Toronto is Canada’s only international fair for modern and contemporary art. The 2014 edition of the fair will be Art Toronto’s 15th anniversary – anticipated to attract over 19,000 people over 4 days.

Art with Heart Auction
Oct
7
5:30 pm17:30

Art with Heart Auction

  • The Carlu

Art with Heart has consistently promoted excellence in Canadian contemporary art. A curatorial committee of prominent artists, curators and gallery owners select works by emerging and established Canadian artists. The Patrons’ Circle is a special group of lead supporters of Art with Heart who play a key role in ensuring the success of our signature event that provides much-needed annual funding for Casey House’s community programs.

Affordable Art Fair Stockholm
Oct
2
Oct 5

Affordable Art Fair Stockholm

  • Stockholm’s Cruise Center

The Affordable Art Fair Stockholm returns to Magasin 9 this October, 2-5, showcasing a fantastic array of art from 60 local Swedish and international galleries.

IDS West presented with Bau-Xi
Sep
25
Sep 28

IDS West presented with Bau-Xi

  • Vancouver Convention Centre

We invite design enthusiasts from far and wide to come to Vancouver to experience what’s up-and-coming in the world of design and to learn from the wealth of creative talent we have amassed under one roof!

Bau-Xi Gallery, the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver, showcases emerging and established Canadian artists and features Janna Watson this year.

Couture Galleri Solo Exhibit
Sep
3
Sep 28

Couture Galleri Solo Exhibit

  • Couture Galleri

Almost

Vibrating lines astray, oblivious color clouds, drained, honest awareness. In an almost childlike manner Toronto based artist Janna Watson succeeds in suspending the weight of color into floating scenes of an inbetween. Her forms seem like somewhat indecisve figures hovering in non-space. Yet, the longer one looks, the more determined they seem to push in all directions at once, reflecting on our relationship with nature and one another. 

Her forms remind of creatures of the night that wait for shade where they could regroup, understand themselves, come to an agreement. As she seeks to let the lines have their own mind and let go of them, they look starled, waiting for instructions. 

At the same time her work “creates a dialogue between the body and material, of that which is seen and unseen. Space can be differentiated between the aggressive and the ethereal, both equally supported by the elements of the subject and the palette”, Nico Soule observes. Together, Watson and Soule produce vivid rugs which escape traditional connotations of either handicraft or fine arts tapestry. 

Watson seeks to show what it means to “take pleasure in half knowing”, as she likes to quote the poet John Keats. 

TEXT BY KRISTINA LINDEMANN