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    Joan Seed

    Joan Seed

    The thought-provoking wit of a postmodern graphic archeologist
     
    Joan Seed elevates the postmodern art form of collage to a wickedly defiant level. Scavenging through old print magazines, she dismembers the existing visuals into components and reengineers them into darkly provocative tableaux. Masterly crafted, Joan Seed’s art challenges the viewer to make sense of the present through the confluence of oppositional images from the past. Her visual critiques unearth festering issues of contemporary culture including consumerism, human rights and environmental issues. But do not fear venturing into her world, Joan Seed’s objets trouvés are sweetly candy-coated in a soothing blend of wit and humour.

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    Old Gold

    Old Gold

    Arrowhead Vintage turns estate sale trash into reclaimed treasure
     
    If you happen to find yourself in the Canton Arts District in Canton, Ohio, stop by Arrowhead Vintage & Handmade Goods and say hello to Mel and Dave. Their little boutique is full of offbeat stuff, vintage collectibles and truly one-of-a-kind artwork. Heads Lifestyle caught up with owner Dave Sherrill (from a safe distance) to find out about the family-run microbusiness, his love of Ewoks and with whom he’d most like to smoke a jay.

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    The Hammer of Witches

    The Hammer of Witches

    The visual magick of Malleus Rock Art Lab
     
    Taking their name from the infamous medieval witch-hunt treatise, Malleus is the rock art lab from Italy responsible for some of the most stunning gig posters today. Drawing on the traditions of Expressionism, Art Nouveau and Surrealism, while tripping through the psychedelic influences of the original 60s poster art, Malleus conjures visual art from music.

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    Outlaw Princess

    Outlaw Princess

    Through the artist's gaze, a mugshot becomes art, otherness turns to affirmation
     
    When political artist Christine Cousineau accidentally stumbled on a collection of mugshots, she became captivated by their unmediated rawness. A deep dive into the workings of the criminal justice system revealed how biased it was especially towards racialized groups. As an act of political subversion, she started the Outlaws project, painting the portraits of these individuals to restore their humanity and start a conversation on racism. 

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