subterranean rainbow & upside down human (right side up plants) peer through an ecologically embedded aperture, using gouache, water colour, pencil and detritus to create pictures that fluctuate between earthen and otherworldly.
Magali Bélair-Boileau is a Montreal-based artist, born in 1998, who is currently pursuing a BFA in Painting and Drawing at Concordia University. She is interested in the domestic environment, specifically the symbolic meaning embedded in the objects that surround and occupy a place in our lives as well as the relationship we develop with them. Through her painted portraits, Bélair-Boileau creates visual testimonies of people’s interpersonal relationships and bonds with their personal space.
A winter of being pity loved, Like a wilting plant. People try to water me, Put me out in the … Continue Reading Tired of Cellular Respiration – Renata Critton-Papp
Back in 2017, I dedicated a month to myself. I screen-printed 6 blank shirts with the words “不要泄露或隐瞒我 / don’t reveal or conceal me” and wore them every day throughout that month. This project reflected the places my mind was going to – places of internalized gender disorientation and of navigating the performative aspects of walking through the world in a Chinese queer/trans body.
Wendy Lu was destined to become a writer. “I have always wanted to be a journalist,” she said over Zoom, with a smile on her face. “I was on the newspaper back in high school and middle school and before that, when I was very little, I created my own neighbourhood newspaper. It was just something that I always wanted to do, mainly because I loved writing.”
Throughout her seventy-year long career, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) used art as a mode of processing and translating psychological distress and intense pain.
Prends un café et ton imagination, je t’emmène à Olympia, capitale de l’État de Washington. On est dans les années 70 lorsqu’un nouveau campus pointe le bout de son pavillon : l’université publique d’Evergreen.
Canadian photographer Sally Elizabeth Wood, also known as Sally Eliza Wood, was born in Knowlton, Quebec in 1857. As a bourgeois white woman, Wood used her privilege to defy 20th-century gender norms; she received professional training at William Notman’s photography studio in Montreal sometime before 1897, which helped pave the way for her career in Quebec.
Lovestuff is a series that explores what we choose to keep from past relationships, romantic or otherwise. Subjects are asked to select something they have kept from a past relationship and write a note about what they have chosen, the memory associated with it, or the relationship itself. Through these images, the viewer is offered an intimate look into the subjects’ experiences of love, loss, and healing.
The Weimar era in Germany marked the start of the so-called ‘homosexual panic’ as a public paranoid reaction and progressive … Continue Reading The Enlightened Woman: Media Circulation and Lesbian Identity in Weimar Germany – Renata Critton-Papp
“I lost complete control of the message I was trying to send.” 32-year-old, New York-based tattoo artist Rosa Laura posted a five-minute video on their Instagram page, not knowing it would garner worldwide attention and more than 2 million views.
Rivalité féminine, défloration traumatisante ou encore menstruations taboues, notre image de l’adolescence au féminin perdure dans l’inconscient populaire.
In a basement with limestone walls whose surfaces chip and crumble and where new dust makes an appearance each day, Sophia Borowska and Teresa Dorey present sculptures that pose visceral questions and address the body’s memory.
With Pulp is an ongoing body of work informed by queer ecology, a theory that considers environmental studies and queer theory to be deeply interconnected, as both deal with issues of binaries, dualisms, and intimacies between living beings.
In recent years, six of thirty-four of Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s paintings have been revealed to actually be the work of his daughter, Maria Vermeer. In this essay, Sophia Perring examines why she has remained unknown to us for so long.
“Beyond the Skin” is a portrait photography series by artist Anling Dunn. It explores and highlights the physical features that are perceived as “shameful” by society.