The calm on this side of the border belies the scene on the other side

In "The calm on this Side of the Border Belies the Scene on the Other Side," brothers Jason and Joseph Tecson exhibit sculptures and oil paintings which mark a highlight in their individual careers. The paintings were started during Joseph's stint as a resident artist at Whitespace Blackbox in Neuchatel, Switzerland while the sculptures are part of …

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Jigger Cruz Superstar

Erratum: An earlier version of the article included a paragraph on the sale of a painting by Jigger allegedly stolen and sold via auction by Salcedo Auctions. The paragraph reads: "Two years ago, Salcedo Auctions, sold another stolen painting of JC against his advice. It was a painting he initially submitted for a book that …

The Shift of Desires

Review of 'It's about the end that keeps on coming' by Jay Ticar at West Gallery It’s a distressing and shattered world, if you read into the paintings of Jay Ticar, but one that is not without hope or room for contemplation. In his paintings and drawings the Manila-born, Toronto-based artist unravels a surreal world of …

Jason Tecson, Terror Decor at West Gallery

Against the unwieldy physical stature associated with monumental sculptures, Tecson’s creatures appear almost farcically feeble, void of the ostentatious tradition of his artistic precedents and behave more like loaded figurines.  He effectively and a bit roguishly, undermines the canons of sculpture. The superficially solid body is overstated but becomes a flimsy vessel for unworldly appearances. …