Image provided by Nissim Ben Aderet. I focus on a continuous line that I choreograph the dance of life for. “In one line, Nissim draws an entire world of human images that move through imagined space and that create the … Continue reading


Image provided by artist Christine Kim. “What’s in a face that makes it the nail on which we hang our ideas about people?” My work speaks to themes of uncertainty, tension and unease that come with being uprooted, confronting borderlines, … Continue reading

ARTIST PROJECT TORONTO 2013: Reflecting on Faces

This year Artist Project Toronto (TAP) challenged artists to create a piece of art based on their interpretation of the theme, Faces. Selected by a panel of judges, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive cash prizes, and … Continue reading

CLOSING THIS WEEKEND: Kwe at Justina M. Barnicke Gallery U of T Toronto & Skin Deep at Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa

Rebecca Belmore “Sister” 2010. Image provided by Scotiabank Contact. “KWE delves into the complicated and fertile relationship between Indigeneity, art, and colonization. Kwe is the Anishinaabe word for woman and is a term of respect. Rebecca Belmore’s artistic practice engages … Continue reading

THE MIX IN TORONTO THIS WEEK: Ichimaru, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Fatoumata Diawara, Jon Blak & Jean-Luc Godard

Corner of Richmond & John St. Toronto. Image by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag. Are we in a new time and place? In a Ali Baba franchise off Richmond Street in Toronto I sat with two friends eating falafel. … Continue reading

THE FINAL FACE: Artist Fabrice Landry’s Unusual Painting at Artist Project Toronto 2013

Sheylla by Fabrice Landry. Image by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag.  Sheylla by artist Fabrice Landry is the final face that Mixed Bag Mag is showcasing for the Faces of Artist Project Toronto series. A textural work, the backdrop … Continue reading

SCOTIABANK NUIT BLANCHE 2013: Let French Curator Ami Barak UpCycle Your Experience

Image by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag. Re-inventing the wheel – what Duchamp’s Ready-mades, Ai Weiwei and Toronto’s cyclists have in common. “In 2013, we will celebrate the centenary of the Armory Show, the International Exhibition of Modern Art … Continue reading

LOOKING BEYOND THE OBVIOUS: The Art of Chiko Chazunguza

Shift: Chiko Chazunguza at B.A.N.D Gallery. Photo by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag. Reflecting on the Traditional in Transition  Perhaps the most obvious comparison one might make upon seeing Chiko Chazunguza’s paintings would be to the work of Jean-Michel … Continue reading

AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE: Digging Down into the Layers of Institutional Information

Back from the Nation’s Capital! The one thing I love about living above the 49th parallel is the experience of seasons. Although the fall represents the dying away of the fruits of summer and points towards the contemplative mood of … Continue reading