By Us For Us Editorial

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 A DIALOGUE WITH THE MEMBERS OF BUFU PHOTOGRAPHY & TEXT BY JUNE CANEDO STYLING BY TESS HERBERT MODELS: Jazmin Jones , Tsige Tafesse, Suhyun Choi In the midst of a violent and divided year in the United States, I was moved when I stumbled upon BUFU while walking around my neighborhood….

Welcome to Betty’s Kitchen

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 WRITTEN BY REBECCA STORM Some might call it good old-fashioned Southern cooking, some might call it post-war delights from pantry staples, and some might not take so much as a bite. Whatever your persuasion, it’s hard to resist the undeniable charm and awkward enthusiasm latent in the sing-song welcome of: “Hi, I’m…

Premiere: Better Person’s Zakochany Człowiek

Today we are premiering a new song from Berlin-based crooner Better Person. Singing for the first time in his native Polish, Better Person AKA Adam Byczkowski, reaches new levels of emotive depth with “Zakochany Człowiek”(“A Man in Love”), his first release since his acclaimed EP It’s Only You. Wet with the fluids of love lost, soggy…

Claire Greenshaw: Mother Tongue

INTERVIEW BY DARBY MILBRATH Mother Tongue at Clint Roenisch Gallery 9 March – 15 April, 2017 190 Saint Helens Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Mother Tongue is as if Claire Greenshaw pressed pause and all of a sudden these domestic moments and fragments of the mundane and ordinary came into focus. Things you pay no mind to…

Tilly Lawless on Burnout, Love, and Judgement

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 Tilly Lawless is one of the many “faces of prostitution.” She is a queer writer, university grad, and equestrian living and working as a sex worker in Australia. I found Tilly through social media and was taken aback by her intimate and beautiful writings about sex work, her relationship with her…

Tsar of the Week

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 WORDS BY CLAIRE MILBRATH PORTRAIT BY JONNY NEGRON Catherine the Great was rumoured to have killed her own husband, and reportedly traded lovers like cards. She was a German Princess of the 18th century, and a sovereign of Russia for thirty-four years. Her expansion of the Russian Empire was unprecedented. She…

Katie Lyle: Why Do I Hear the Ocean in my Ear?

INTERVIEW BY DARBY MILBRATH Naturally, I wanted to sit down and talk to Katie Lyle as we’re both female painters from Victoria, working in Toronto, and interested in representations of the female figure in motion. She toils away at portraiture painting, building layer upon layer of paint and pencil, erasing, smudging, revising, until out of…

Kevin Buitrago X Marcus Cuffie

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One to Watch: Justine Rivas

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 Justine Rivas makes magical paintings that come from magical thinking. To become an artist she learned the ideologies spoken between standard lines from trusted sources as other self-truths were sparkling in her proximity. Studying the choreography of her sociocultural context and fitting into the hard reality of her present, she will…

Florencia Escudero’s Haunted Honeymoon Suite

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16  Garbage and ghosts are both lonely. Emerging from the trash of porn culture, Florencia Escudero’s sculptures haunt a honeymoon suite, their hollowed-out contours suggestive phantasms, flirting with packaged and plastic notions of hot women and hetero coupledom, but these effigies are DIY recreations of phony fantasies, coaxing sweet dreams from beautiful…

A Chapel for Light: Camille Jodoin-Eng

Plaza by Camille Jodoin-Eng Gladstone Art Hut, February 23-26th, 2017 Interview by Darby Milbrath Video by Brittany Shepherd I like to think about the transitionary nature of a space. This space was a cafe once. Then it was hollowed out and empty, waiting to become a shiny condo—one of those hurriedly built condo’s whose doors will…

Shelby Fenlon X Amanda Lee Shirreffs

 PHOTOS BY SHELBY FENLON STYLING BY AMANDA LEE SHIRREFFS Model: Henriette @ Seen Agency        Clothing: 1 bustier: borrowed from Amanda’s Aunt / pants: House of Vintage / shoes: Value Village 2 bodysuit: Chosen Vintage 3 ‘shoes’: Shelby Fenlon / dress: Chosen Vintage 4 sweatshirt: Henriette’s own / ‘pants’: Shelby Fenlon / shoes: Henriette found on…

Amalia Ulman Talks to Zoe Koke

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 TEXT BY ZOE KOKE “Where do we get the energy to fight, where are the flowers?” is a part of the spoken voiceover for Amalia Ulman’s Powerpoint presentation, for her most recent performance, Privilege. I am feeling spacey from a 60 hour work week and somewhat hormonal when I meet Amalia…

Tess Roby: In View

“Places are fragmentary and inward-turning histories, pasts that others are not allowed to read, accumulated times that can be unfolded but like stories held in reserve, remaining in an enigmatic state” -Michel de Certeau, The Invention of Everyday Life, 1990.  The scale of Tess Roby’s large-format 35mm prints make them immediately compelling, and yet, upon closer…

Interview with Evy Jane

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 Interview & styling by Nafisa Kaptownwala Photography by Arvida Byström Wardrobe from 69us I was first introduced to Evelyn Mason’s music through her project Bobo Eyes, which she worked on alongside Regular Fantasy’s Olivia Meek. The two made the sweetest electronic/pop/R&B, brought to you by Evy’s smooth, soulful vocals. Little did…

Cristine Brache: I Love Me, I Love Me Not

“How can one wish to continue existing as an embodiment of the past, while simultaneously wishing the past never happened?”    “In Puerto Rico, they sampled some twenty thousand people and found that a large portion of their DNA consisted of Native American ancestry, likely to be Taíno or Ciboney. All of it was female….

Panayiotis Terzis

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 An engraving on an ancient Mesopotamian cylinder seal depicts a UFO landing on Earth. A Dogü figurine dated 1000 BCE looks suspiciously similar to our modern concept of an extraterrestrial visitor. There are several objects on the planet that support a theory of ancient aliens, or the idea that beings landed…

MALL IS MY LIFE: An Editorial!

Photo : Monika Mogi Art Direction: Marginal Press  Models : Naoki, Chico, Anna SHOP THE LOOK HERE!                                              Like what you see?! Shop the latest Editorial suits & hats at Marginal Press. Not available…