Bay St. Bull Fall 2015

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Upgrade Your Walls Curating a personal collection of contemporary art can be both challenging and pleasurable. Whether your interest is in conversational or investment, aim to collect the pieces that speak to you. Better yet, consider this mix of established and emerging Canadian contemporary artists to add to your home or office. –by Amanda Lew Kee 2 3




5 / Sarah Anne Johnson

2 / Gary Taxali

1 / Tyler Los-Jones

Tyler Los-Jones will take you on a whirlwind tour of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Jones' approach to producing touristic photography evaluates the human expectation of our environment. His style of folding and re-photographing images gives the viewer a digital fragment of space through depth and time. Being with Fictions #2

Archival inkjet print, 18"x24" 2015

Gary Taxali was born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Canada. Taxali produces mixed media paper work, paintings and lithograph prints that are inspired by satirical advertising art and vintage comics. Common themes of his work range from human relationships, love, isolation, economic despair and frustration. A Taxali hanging on your wall will lighten the constant paradoxes in life with a style that he refers to as “wacky”. Clowns

Limited Edition 9 colour lithograph, 19"x22" 2014

3 / Andy Dixon

Vancouver contemporary painter Andy Dixon has been compared to Rousseau, Matisse and Picasso. Dixon boldly blends bright colours with classic subjects that range from historical figures, reclining nudes, still life and royal portraiture. His coarse application of paint and colour approach to light and depth makes for a rich conversational piece. Fur Studies #1

Acrylic & oil pastel on framed canvas, 30"x48" 2015

4 / Tammi Campbell

Dissecting the fundamental basics of the mechanics of painting, Tammi Campbell, a native to Saskatoon, demonstrates the shift of materials into new forms. The essence of an unfinished piece and basic material transforms the elementary techniques into a relatable process of meticulous focus inclusive of small flaws and imperfections. Works in Progress (studies)

Acrylic on matboard, 11.5"x11.5" 2011

A Yale graduate and Winnipeg resident, Sarah Anne Johnson pushes the boundaries of photographic expression. Based on a 12-day excursion, Johnson’s most recent series titled Arctic Wonderland shares a socialecological perspective on the barren North. Johnson layers unique chromogenic landscape prints with whimsical hand paints of muted transparent colours that cast a tone of ire familiarity to manufactured life. Explosions

Photospotting & acrylic ink on chromogenic print, 28"x42" 2011

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