ARE YOU A REGULAR
at the Eastside Culture Crawl? Here are a few new faces on the massive open-studio tour that you may want to check out Thursday to Sunday (November 15 to 18):
(Makerlabs) Koolaid colours and a pop-art vibe bring to life portraits of everyone from Mexican wrestlers to merry-go-round horses and creepy clowns. It’s eye candy with an edge— no surprise, as Bull’s an alumnus of London’s advertising industry.
(1641 East Georgia Street) The art director of the cult Canadian animated series Yvon of the Yukon brings the same quirky sensibility to everything from funky wooden sharks to stylized portraits of Motown singers.
LAURIE M. LANDRY
(BC Artscape Sun Wah) We love the way Landry’s oil paintings reflect her experience of deafness, especially the portraits of gesturing hands—sometimes beautifully wrinkled or pudgy— captured as her subjects talk about themselves through American Sign Language.
(The Arc) With raw, brushy expression and bold hues—a favourite is pure, screaming orange—york’s abstracted works definitely speak with their own voice. But don’t be surprised if you see a bit of Jean-michel Basquiat or a hint of Andy Warhol in his imagery.
(Parker Street Studios) The Montreal-bred artist’s sculptures and paintings fall clearly into the abstract category, but the forms feel so organic that you’ll swear they came from nature. Seek out her unique mobiles, with their ethereal, textured metal discs that bob and float.