On until May 29, 2018 at Little Sister gallery in Toronto, Stalking the Blue Eyed Scallop explores methods of camouflage and close looking. Co-curator and the latest Mercartto team member Lillian O’Brien Davis talks about the exhibition, sharing what to expect when visiting the show.
Weird and wonderful highlights from Toronto’s 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the world’s largest lens-based art exhibition.
Dr. Oshin Vartanian on the latest research on the field of neuroaesthetics (how the brain processes creativity and beauty.)
How do you navigate the process of buying and living with art with your spouse? Floyd and Aynsley Harris tell us how they do it.
Highlights of Toronto-based RBC’s collection of contemporary Canadian art.
Survival guide for optimizing your visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario's Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Rooms exhibition, on now until May 27, 2018.
The Royal Ontario Museum's new exhibition on contemporary black art, Here We Are Here, is worth a visit.
New research shows that success is often determined by luck, not other factors.
Why Yoko Ono's The Riverbed exhibition at Toronto's Gardiner Museum might be the coolest place to grab a coffee these days.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, we asked Mercartto's founder and her husband how they navigate the process of buying and living with art together.
We're giving away beautiful prints from the amazing Toronto Jane Murdoch Adams. To learn about this remarkable woman and see the art, keep reading....
Why you should go see The Sunshine Eaters exhibition at OCAD University's Onsite Gallery.
There's something magical happening under Toronto's downtown highway. One of winter's best excuses for leaving the home.
Win a piece of original art for your wall! Very easy to participate. More details at http://artisneededhere.com.
Highlights from December 2017.
Yes indeed, there is art a short drive west of Toronto. And it's worth your while to see it.
Reasons why Toronto should be excited about the re-opening of MOCA.
The Bentway Project is Toronto's exciting urban park answer to an ugly downtown highway.
Strong evidence for the benefits of public art.
Announcing new enhancements to Mercartto.
Though, generally the genre of horror is associated with novels or movies, paintings can be equally terrifying.
Valuable tips for Canadian artists how to get the most out of tax season.
My plea to Google that our name is not a spelling mistake. It really is Mercartto, not Mercatto.
In my quest to understand the root cause of why art is so enjoyable, I came across a perfectly good reason: Looking at art makes you feel like being in love.
Pricing art is one of the most subjective commercial activities attempted. If you compare it to fashion, it can be argued that branded designers (like branded artists) can command a higher premium because of the history and reputation behind the name. But oftentimes an article of clothing’s price is also influenced by the quality of materials, hand vs. factory made, scarcity and uniqueness.
There is a prevailing belief, particularly in the upper echelons of the contemporary art world, that art makes a great investment. (For a good overview see Caslon Analytics art fund note.) However, research shows that in the overwhelming majority of cases, art is neither a good nor efficient investment.