My name is Marissa Neave and I am an emerging writer and curator currently based in Toronto.
Below is an essay I wrote earlier this year for Andrea Kastner’s solo exhibition, Conspicuous Collapse, at Hamilton Artists’ Inc. Mountainous heaps of trash, vast spaces of disarray and neglect, remnants of the many things invariably left behind by many people. Andrea Kastner paints them with reverence. In this exhibition of twelve paintings, we […]
This year, for the second year in a row, I am choosing TPFF over TIFF. There isn’t any particular reason why I began this tradition, except that last year, $50 got me into 10 TPFF screenings and it seemed like an incredible deal for festival action. I wasn’t sure what the quality of the festival […]
New York City-based Michael De Feo‘s career spans an impressive number of years and an even more impressive array of media. His paintings–drippy, abstract self-portraits painted on maps–are on exhibition alongside Alex McLeod‘s 3D renderings (read my interview with McLeod here) at Angell Gallery until August 29th. Although some may question why the summer group […]