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Kent Monkman is Fabulous

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December 29th, 2009

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I first heard of mixed-media artist Kent Monkman when visiting the Art Gallery of Ontario this summer, and was totally blown away. Kent Monkman, a Toronto-based artist of Cree ancestry, uses paint, performance, and video/film to challenge text book notions of Canadian history. His most well-known character and alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testikle, has been spotted all over Canada, studying the European Male and taking very close notes.

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Alex Gross

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March 16th, 2009

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The paintings of Alex Gross are absolutely stunning in a foreboding/kind of creepy way. I could stare at these for hours just trying to figuring them out and constantly finding new things. Some are so complex looking at them feels like putting together pieces of a puzzle. Aesthetically, they are absolute perfection paying attention to the tiniest details and using a beautiful range of  rich colors [ Continue Reading ]