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General Idea’s Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario By Lorette C. Luzajic The Art Gallery of Ontario really outdid itself this time, devoting two of its four floors of prime cultural real estate to the “art” of General Idea. It should have been called “No Clue.” Given the breathless gushing about this Canadian train [...]

Talking with guest columnist Lorette C. Luzajic about her new poetry book, Solace. Your first poetry collection was The Astronaut’s Wife: Poems of Eros and Thanatos. Are the themes in Solace a departure from those themes, the themes of love and death? No. I would venture that love and death, or life and death, are  [...]

Just like skulls before it, the surge of the Octopus as a decorative statement has grown over the past few months, embellished on everything from t-shirts and jewelry, to plush dolls and art prints. Octopus T-Shirt by ChiTown Boutique

Amazing Graves

14, Oct 2011

Amazing Graves by Lorette C. Luzajic The cemetery may seem an unlikely place to find tranquility, but I’m not alone in seeking serenity in the quietude of death. There seems to be no more elegant way of confronting the stark and solemn truth about ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Whether one said goodbye in [...]

Drawings of Maess are always characterized by an uncommon precision of the line, frivolous and whimsical at the same time, and an uncommon saturation of the image, so often mistaken for computer generated images. She draws from such distant sources as Spanish expressionism (with its dark humor), anti-discursive games of Duchamp (with their foolishness), and [...]

Columbian visual artist Pedro Covo’s work recently came across our path and we just had to share some of his gorgeous creations. Not only a fantastic illustrator, Covo creates some amazing paintings as well.

In this short film directed and animated by Neil Stubbings, an unplanned pit stop for a solitary spaceman on a mission, turns into a close encounter of the third kind. Adorably endearing!

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