Sarah Graham

Does anyone else have a sudden craving for sweets? The paintings of British artist Sarah Graham throw us back to childhood treats and birthday goodie bags. There is a strong connection to photography, specifically a macro lens camera, in the way that the works capture a crisp focal point and let the background dramatically blur away. However, the vibrant colours could not be created with any other medium but glossy, high chroma oil paint, and the intense colours are essential to these nostalgic subjects. Colour adds celebration to these everyday objects that speak to us about our childhood. We've never seen a sucker, crayon, cupcake or marble that was too big to hold in our hands, and this

Andy Curlowe

Geometric shapes, vibrant colours, and quick landscapes all connect in Andy Curlowe's paintings. The works have both calm and energetic moments, which speak to the human hand's disruption of pristine nature. Pastel triangles and trapezoids interrupt valleys and mimic mountains in these shifting works. The contrast between earthy colour and synthetic, bold hues adds an unexpected level of complexity to each work. The obvious layering reveals the evidence of Curlowe's process of reworking each image. Pencil and raw canvas make these paintings beautifully and convincingly unfinished. We wish we had his talent of knowing when to stop! Also, these elements of Curlowe's work interestingly connect

Brett Flanigan

Artist Brett Flanigan's works are full of grids, lines, organic shapes and colour fields. The colour palette and cheerful compositions of Flanigan's sculptures, collages, and murals draw us in. Contrasting elements in Flanigan's work easily give them a captivating feeling of tension. Bright colour is pitted against solid forms of black and white in "Refraction," pattern and flat planes fight for dominance in works such as "Schism," and organic shapes are supported by geometric lines in "Moments." These juxtapositions support the planned and intentional nature these works seem to have. Simultaneously, the work has moments that reference a quick doodle, for example, in "Schism," which adds a l

Erin Loree

Toronto based artist Erin Loree's paintings catch our attention with their figurative abstractions. Each painting is quick to captivate, but slow to lose our interest. Bursting with pinks, purples and blues, her works are luxuriously full of paint and colour. Large brush strokes are traces of an energetic movement across the canvas, and make even the modest sized paintings feel massive. Loree leaves no chroma excluded, and the resulting vibrancy is a treat for the eyes. When studied carefully, what appear at first to be pure abstractions reveal wonderful moments of figurative reference. The fluorescent yellow contour of fingers in "The Meeting" enables it to become something relatable and su