My name is Marissa Neave and I am an emerging writer and curator currently based in Toronto.
I’m finding it harder and harder to come across art in Toronto that is actually moving, thought-provoking and evocative on both a political and social level. That isn’t to say conceptual- or aesthetic-based works or exhibitions aren’t interesting or fulfilling, because they are. But goosebumps-inducing projects seem fewer and farther between as artists’ media diversify. […]
A few weeks ago I interviewed NYC’s Poster Boy, a mash-up artist who uses the subway system as his medium and gallery space. After admitting to functioning as several different personas in the art world and citing Cindy Sherman as one of his influences, I was interested in learning more about how his economic/political experiences […]
In a reinvented, neo-Dada sort of way, Poster Boy’s on-site mash-ups appropriate advertising imagery to create subversive posters in very public spaces — the NYC subway system. I first came across Poster Boy on Gawker, where they noted how good vandals were becoming. After FFFFOUNDing one of his images, the artist emailed me, acknowledging my […]