“I’ve ALWAYS had a niche for style, fashion and all things creative and artsy. I knew I wanted to become a stylist when I moved to Chicago a few years ago. I saw how much “personal style” was appreciated here and how distinct was ideal so I wanted to project that on a larger scale.” – Ashley Crawford
The Chicago Arts District hosts 2nd Fridays Gallery Night, a monthly reception in which our unique art community opens its doors, free of charge, and lets visitors explore the 30+ galleries around South Halsted and 18th Street in Chicago’s culturally-rich neighborhood of Pilsen. Continue reading article →
Introducing Rose and Joy Broadbent, sister duo and collaborative artists. Strongly connected, their multidisciplinary and meditative approach to art creates a fresh and unique experience for the community. Delving in everything from painting to performance and sculpture, the Broadbent sisters transform everyday spaces into magical and nurturing realms where sparkles are swept and energy flows. I payed the pair a visit at their very own Studio 835, which resulted in a stirring conversation about collective musing, stream of consciousness and the essentiality of artistic naïvety.
Introducing Juliana Neufeld, award winning illustrator and mixed media artist whose work has travelled throughout Canada and all the way to Japan. Inspired by everything from eighties textiles to the art of Margaret Kilgallen, Juliana makes whimsical landscapes come to life with quirky creatures, meditating monsters and wine-sipping jungle animals. Continue reading article →
Toronto-based Lauren Pirie is the queen of multitasking. With a background in design and illustration, she effortlessly juggles client work and personal fine art as well as children’s book illustration and the management of the creative sustainability organization About Face Collective. Inspired by the richness of nature and magical allure of childhood memories, Lauren’s delicate creations bring forth fantastical stories of creatures, dreams and a ever-wandering imagination. Check out our conversation with her below!
The Artist Project 2014 recently celebrated it’s 7th year as Toronto’s most celebrated contemporary art fair. From seasoned collectors and first-time art buyers, to gallery dealers and interior designers, visitors explored and discovered works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. Amongst the art on the walls and grand installations throughout, The Art Chats series offered a variety of engaging seminars hosted by leading art and design experts, one being Hermann & Audrey’s Steve Carty. We sat down to discuss what he hoped to get across to those in attendance at the Art Chat. Continue reading article →
As a part of Hermann & Audrey’s Toronto the Brave series, a light smith, a carpenter, a printmaker, a designer, a photographer and an architect took us on a tactile journey from the natural to the urban, this past December. The 9 artist WOLF PACK was also an ART PACK. The Collective Run was borne from a desire to reconsider the idea that only particular disciplines are ever attributed the “artist” label. The PACK was an inclusive and supportive entity that blended together the experiences of each integrant and their individual perceptions of reality, light, darkness, dynamism and spirit. The Collective Run represented how each member of the PACK felt about their ‘place’, their ‘environment’, their ‘nature’ and finally their role and expression as artists. Continue reading article →
Danielle Hession is caught between the two worlds of an alluring past and a fast-advancing technological present. Inspired by undiscovered treasures and precious family relics, she collects personal histories and special memories to gather them into experimental collages. With a background in graphic design and a love for mixed media techniques, Danielle weaves one-of-a-kind work as each piece breathes a different, untold story. We went for coffee with her some time ago and had a fantastic conversation about prized possessions, the preservation of memory and finding inspiration in the little things in life.
Cory Vanderploeg, resident artist at Hermann & Audrey, views the world through a cinematic lens and captures a timeless narrative essence in every scene he shoots. With background in the film industry and a focus in fashion and editorial photography, Cory’s vision is one of light, motion and history. We sat down with him last week at the Studio to ask him about working in the city and that certain je ne sais quoi of photography. Take a coffee break and dive into the world of our beloved Cory Vanderploeg. Continue reading article →
Some of Toronto’s fines talent came together last Friday for the opening of Trust Only Kin, a vibrant art exhibition that took over our gallery space at 1506 Dundas as fourteen visual artists and four musicians joined forces for a fantastic live show curated by Giles Monette.