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Axis Contemporary Art

"Through the Wires"

John Dean

Amy Dryer’s hometown of Calgary, where she continues to live, has become the subject of her new work. This engagement is all-inclusive, allowing her to paint outdoors and to bring her attachment to the city into her painting practice. more

May 7, 2013 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

“I’ve hit a vein. I’ve got my medium. I’ve got my genre. I don’t have to reinvent it when I work at it," says Calgary artist Lisa Brawn about her woodcuts. Brawn is fascinated by, and alert to, the eccentric world around her. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

While art can often be dangerous, the practice of making art is rarely death-defying. Michael Markowsky may prove that theory wrong with his latest series of drawings and paintings which he calls “Driving Artworks.” more

Dec 31, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Cuban artist, José Angel Vincench’s artwork speaks eloquently for those who are unable. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Selecting many of the subjects for his realistic portraits from people he meets on New York city streets, Okamura depicts a range of humanity within a context of dramatic light and shadow. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Graffiti art is crossing the street— no longer stuck in the alley, it is becoming a legitimate form of artistic expression. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Okamura paints urban creatures in their milieu: street-wise New Yorkers who for the most part are his friends, rendered with a warm classical hand. more

Dec 31, 2005 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The art of photography takes the spotlight this season with Exposure 2006, a multi-city celebration of turning negatives into positively striking images. more

Dec 31, 2005 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

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