ARTICLES

Articles about art products and interviews with artists.

George Breisch Gonzalez: About the artist

"Morton Salt" Platter by George Breisch Gonzalez

George Breisch Gonzalez is a fine artist who works in paint, print and clay. Kasini House Artshop features Gonzalez’ work in clay. George Breisch Gonzalez talks about his creative process: The medium that I am most passionate about is clay because I am fascinated by the historical cultural origins of ceramics and the incredibly important role that clay works has had throughout human history. It amazes me to imagine how many uses clay has had in people’s everyday lives from antiquity to contemporary society. But most amazing to me are the ways in which potters have learned to master...

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JP King: About the artist

Ten Truly Amazing Postcards 2 by Jp King

JP King is an artist and writer currently residing in Montreal. He runs PaperPusher Print Works, an innovative site-specific print collective and independent publisher JP King says about himself: JP King is nostalgic. He finds comfort in the search for a forgotten past. He integrates the pieces he finds into his everyday. He would like to understand how things appear and disappear. When he tells you something, he does not want to misguide you. Even if he knows what he’s talking about, he won’t want to reveal his sources. He is reluctant to admit that what he loves and...

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John Brickels: About the artist

#7 Machine by John Brickels

Clay artist John Brickels of Essex Junction, Vermont has been creating stoneware sculpture for over 35 years. His falling barn sculptures, tittering urban row houses and collapsed rust-belt factories celebrate the hidden beauty of entropy. Brickels’ machines acclaim the industrial heritage of his childhood, rust-belt home of Akron, Ohio. His award-winning work is held in many private and corporate collections; has been featured in Ceramic Monthly, American Style Magazine, The Boston Globe, Art and Perception, and The New York Times; and has been exhibited at the the Smithsonian Institute, the Sculpture Objects and Fine Craft Show (SOFA) in New York...

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Daryl Vocat: About the Artist

"Tattoo" part of A Boy's Will by Daryl Vocat

Daryl Vocat was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and now lives and works in Toronto. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, and his Master of Fine Arts degree at York University in Toronto. His main focus is printmaking, specifically screen printing. His work has been displayed throughout North America.

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Katie Dyer: About the Artist

Clay Notebook "Every Book..." by Katie Dyer

Vermont artist Katie Dyer's pottery is a reflection of her interests as a writer, an English as a second language teacher, and a person fascinated with poetry, letter press, and traditional Chinese paper cutting. Her work is simple with meaning and handmade with a modern look.

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Sarah Cole: About the artist

Urban Warrior by Sarah Cole

Sarah Cole is "not much concerned with transient issues specific to trends or eras, but rather with constants that span across time and place. uses natural or human form to explore themes such as isolation, memory, faith, society and the human struggle within its confines."

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Ric Kasini Kadour: About the artist

Speed of Light by Ric Kasini Kadour

Ric Kasini Kadour primarily creates art as a photographer. After spending his early years painting, then taking an extended hiatus from artmaking, Kadour returned to making art in 2000 as a photographer interested in exploring light, colour, and abstraction.

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Px(c): About the artist

Contest by Px(c)

Px(c) is Montréal artist Benoit Depelteau's corporate alter-ego, whose first appearance was in the 1999 painting, You never know when you’ll need Px(c), as a car parts brand name.

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wordsinhere: About the organization

Versal Collection (Nos. 2, 3, 4)

wordsinhere, publishers of Versal, is a a non-profit and volunteer-run organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, begun in 2002 to help build and sustain a translocal literary community and transnational networks through which writers can develop and continue their writing practices.

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Catherine Hall: About the artist

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Catherine Hall's encaustic and wax creations are about “childhood without the nostalgia”.

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Janet Van Fleet: About the Artist

Curious Lifeforms by Janet Van Fleet

Janet Van Fleet is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Vermont, where she produces two distinct bodies of work. Her freestanding figurative works, known as Curious Lifeforms, are assembled with wood, wire, and found objects. She also creates wall-hung works called Circular Statements using buttons and other disks in wire grids that have been described as “the architecture of spacetime.” Van Fleet grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago, then went on to earn a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Education. She is a founder of Studio Place Arts (SPA), a...

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One Man Corporation: An Interview with Ben Depelteau

PX C self-portrait

By presenting himself as the corporate entity, Px(c), Depelteau makes a cultural statement about the dominance of commercial culture in everyday life. ARTSHOP sat down with him and asked him what all that was about.

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What is an Art Product?

Art Product are those things made by the art world which are not fine art, not simply reproductions of fine art, and not craft. Art Product is a family that includes the following genera: Ephemera, Publications, Multiples, and Small Art. Ephemera are transitory visual and written materials. They serve short-term purposes and are not intended as historical documentation. The classification of an item depends on the object itself, the intention of the artist, and the function of the product by the end user. Ephemera include materials such as exhibition postcards, gallery newsletters, pamphlets, and posters. Ephemera are fleeting, often...

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