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Studio Visit w/ Artist Luke Siemens

Posted by Madeleine Till, 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Luke Siemens is a multidisciplinary artist with a keen interest in architecture and condo-culture. His tongue-in-cheek installation PlyGuy is included in our upcoming group show View Finder at the Drake Devonshire. We caught up with Luke at his studio in Toronto’s west end to talk about his process, interests, and future plans.

Luke Siemens Portrait

Fanning out w/ Jess Hrycyk and her Fantastical art

Posted by Stacie Ant, 1 month ago

Folklore & Mythology inspired artist Jess Hycyk is gracing The Drake with her presence on July 8th as a part of the Pixel and Bristle Summer Market.

jess hrycyk

studio visit w/ AKIN artist Kayla Polan

Posted by Stacie Ant, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

"I think my work is meant for perverts and social workers " - AKIN artist Kayla Polan has a unique gift of creating the most pervy looking food in the most stunning way. Her work melds feminism and popular culture to look at contemporary ideas about sexuality, domesticity, queer identity, autobiography, and consumer culture. We went to Akin collective to visit Kayla in her studio.

Kayla Polan

Studio visit with AKIN artist Shanna Van Maurik

Posted by Stacie Ant, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

One of our all time favorite Toronto artists is the pastel princess Shanna Van Maurik.She will be selling her work at the Drake lobby on June 1st as a part of our Akin + Pixel & Bristle pop ups. Shanna's work is as fun as her lipstick collection. Meet the dreamy artist behind the acid washed portraits as we visit her in her studio.

Shanna Van Maurik

A Sneak Peek at Drake Commissary's Opening Exhibition

Posted by Drake Art, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

In the lead up to opening Drake Commissary, we take you behind the scenes for a sneak peek of our opening exhibition Fast Forward featuring Alex McLeod, Camille Jodoin-Eng, Adrian Esparza, Dahae Song, Maxwell N. Burnstein, and poet Kevin Connolly.

Fast Forward at Drake Commissary

We Heart Art: Venice Biennale Photo Diary

Posted by Mia Nielsen, 1 month, 4 weeks ago

We've got quite the art collection and to give you an inside look on how head curator Mia Nielsen gets inspired, check out her photo diary of her trip to this year's Venice Biennale!

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