By Maia Mathieu Edmonia ‘Wildfire’ Lewis might be the most important artist that you’ve never heard of. She was born to a Mississauga Ojibwe mother and an African-Haitian […]
By Maia Mathieu You know her unibrow, even if you don’t know her art. Since celebrities like Madonna discovered her art in the early nineties, Frida Kahlo has become a […]
By Maia Mathieu Wading through the chaos of Friday evening in Temple Bar is an interesting prelude to the Gum Collective‘s one-night-only exhibition “Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area”. The […]
Alan Bennett once wrote, “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. Now here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out and taken yours.” I’d had that experience through books, poetry and words, but had been struggling deeply with an ineffable reality of constant pain.