[Tara Cooper "God Loves Brigus" at Loop Gallery]
Over the years, Covet Garden has featured the homes of a lot of artists. Probably because of their creative take on domesticity. We also love their art and it seems that a lot of people who've we've visited in the past are having art shows now or in the near future. So we thought we'd alert you to some of these amazing exhibiions.
[Tara and Terry from Issue 13]
Last summer Tara Cooper spent the summer in a residency at Landfall Trust in Brigus, Newfoundland. "During a 3-week stay," she says, "I researched the history of the area and took note of the weather. I watched an iceberg slowly dissolve in the bay, learned about Captain Bob Bartlett, an arctic explorer who brought a polar bear home to Brigus, and met Ray, the caretaker of Landfall, who told stories about his grandfather – a whaler that lost his life in an explosion at sea." Cooper also collaborated with her partner Terry O'Neill, "God Love Brigus" combines sculpture, print, photography and text for a far out experience. THe show is on until Nov. 1.
[Holly Farrell, "The Hot Canary" at The Clark Gallery]
[Hollly, from Issue 51]
When we visited artist Holly Farrel and her partner Steven Naylor in their home/studio we loved the way their objects overlapped with Holly's subject matter. Her latest show, Books, at Boston's Clark Gallery, features new paintings of dometic delights. The show runs until Nov. 2.
[Cody Deane, "Come to My Mountain" at Likely General]
[Cody from Issue 45]
When we toured painter Cody Deane's place, she was running a store on Dundas Street West. She has since closed up shop arn returned to her art practice. The fruits of her labour can be seen at the show "Come to My Mountain at Likely General. You can check out her beautiful paintings until November 1.