From Art

Photo taken by Michal Stolarczyk

“Fearless” Fred Kennedy’s Comic Book Career

It’s the early 1990’s and young Fred Kennedy waits for his turn to play Street Fighter 2: Champions Edition inside the 7/11 by his home. Overwhelmed by the waiting, his eyes wander to a spinner rack stuffed with comic books. He falls in love instantly, consuming the comics every Saturday when he visits the store. Today, …

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Driftwood Throne. Photo taken by Joanne Clark

Winter Art Inspires “Warmth” at Kew Beach

Artists have transformed Toronto’s shores into something spectacular for the Winter Station Art Exhibition at Kew Beach. In an attempt to bring life to the shoreline, architecture companies RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio came up with the Winter Stations competition. “Warmth” was this year’s theme, with the intention of bringing character to an otherwise …

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Photo taken by Jessica Vomiero.

Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective

“Do you serve crabs here?” a well-dressed crab asks as he sits down at a table with a checkered table cloth. There’s a juke box sitting just a few feet back and he’s smoking a pipe. “Sure toots…we’ll serve anyone here…just keep yer shirt on!” responds a haggard, tattooed waitress while smoking a cigarette. The …

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Slogans for the 21st Century. Photo taken by Linda Nguyen.

Douglas Coupland at the ROM

The new Douglas Coupland retrospective everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, on display at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, is the perfect primer for pop art beginners. Both evocative and aesthetically pleasing, the fusion of modern social analysis with Coupland’s mix of mediums creates a saccharine, sensory overload. Walking into the space is reminiscent of entering …

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