Leah Werier

Veil, voice and vision

Images of the virginal Disney princess Belle are juxtaposed with bold black outlines of a woman, eyes closed as she receives oral sex. This massive…


Dollars for Darlings

Artists know that local initiatives are the key to maintaining and developing a vibrant arts community. Just ask Vanessa Kuzina, lead vocalist and guitar player…



Show and sell

“The best art is the most expensive because the market is so smart,” said Tobias Meyer, Sotheby’s head of contemporary art in 2007. True statement?…


Keepin’ it surreal

A man’s beard is drawn as a mass of tendrils, transforming into feathers as he gazes stoically into the distance, in the piece “Untitled No….


The revolution will not be classicized

Set against an orange background, a wheel-less pink vintage Buick is represented in the painting “La Patera” (“The Raft,” 2002) by Armando Marino. The car…



CD Review : September, “September”

Swedish export September can best be described as a pale imitation of Lady Gaga, without the quirkiness and with a lot of repetitive electronic accompaniment….


The globalization of hip hop

“It’s a hip hop world and you are living in it,” writes pop culture critic Dalton Higgins in his newly released book, aptly titled Hip…


Chameleon Walls and Conceptual Art

Four walls in the Fitzgerald building have been changing colour. Outside of Gallery One One One the rotunda area was at one point blue, transforming…