Symbolisms at Cooper Cole

Symbolisms: A review of the group show at Cooper Cole by Darby Milbrath. Highlights of the show include Isabelle Fein’s small, romantically playful paintings, Katharina Hoeglinger’s dreamily fluid still life’s and Rachelle Sawatsky’s wildly morbid expressionist painting.

Autumn Dread ~ Halloween Mix by Darby Milbrath

Autumn Dread is an ominous arrangement of melancholic and morbid baroque and chamber orchestral music: bleak solo piano, uneasy strings, choral hymns, ballet adagio suites from mystical fairytales, and foreboding sci-fi and horror film scores. These eerie harmonies and dissonances, compiled by expressionist painter Darby Milbrath, have inspired her through her long bouts of isolation in…

Paintings by Matthew Wong

Matthew Wong is a self-taught painter instinctually navigating his internal rhythms as a way of processing and responding to the visual and cerebral world around him.

Ladislav Guderna

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 16 An Exclusive Interview with the Surrealist’s Granddaughter Christina Kenton and the Guderna Family by Darby Milbrath I first saw Ladislav Guderna’s surrealist paintings a few months ago online and was surprised that I’d never heard of him before. Guderna’s grand-daughter, Christina, in an effort to get more recognition for his work,…

Streaming: Dylan Aiello’s Knowithall

 PHOTOS BY KRISTIE MULLER INTRODUCTION BY DARBY MILBRATH INTERVIEW BY ROSA AIELLO On first meeting Dylan Aiello, I am taken aback by how present he is. He is one of those people with dancing eyes, like he was struck by lightning and has electricity coursing through him. I learned that his performative, often jester-like theatricalities are…

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…

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…

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…

Interview with Tony Romano

Interview with Tony Romano, and review of his solo show New Work: 2014-2016 at Clint Roenisch. by Darby Milbrath Let me try and describe this to you. Walking into Tony Romano’s show at Clint Roenisch gallery you see a poster for a film and a welded bench inviting you to sit and watch the short film…

Laurie Kang: Line Litter at Franz Kaka

TEXT BY DARBY MILBRATH & YANIYA LEE Pink guts, bones, and bodily fluids girdled by fleshy silicone frames and attached like vertebrae on an undulating spinal cord, Laurie Kang’s new solo show Line Litter is clinical, somatic and tense.  I wanted to touch everything, yet it’s also intentionally cold, like a kiss with lips pursed….

Review: Often By Inertia

VIDEO BY BRITTANY SHEPHERD  INTRO TEXT BY DARBY MILBRATH Robert Anthony O’Halloran’s Often By Inertia 11/26/2016 was a temporary sculptural exhibition in a public storage unit in Toronto. He came to occupy it after transitioning out of a long term relationship. This work is a continuation of earlier works called Groundwork which continue to evolve…

Jay Isaac And Mark Delong: Thoughts On The Rocks

Mark Delong, Locally Refreshed, 2016, 20×27, cotton thread on cardboard I’m reminded here of my older brother in his awkward prepubescence; playing lego games in solitude, tumbling rocks and building model airplanes. The clashing colours and patterns of the clothes he wore. The ego, the humour, the rebelliousness and the scent of budding sexuality. Mark DeLong…

Preview: Darby Milbrath’s Blue Hyacinth

We are incredibly pleased and enormously proud to inform our audience that Darby Milbrath, one of the most talented and deserving painters in recent memory, will be opening her first solo exhibition on April 1st at ESP gallery in Toronto. The show is emotive and intense and humorous, as is typical of the works we…

Darby Milbrath Centrefolds

For issue 14 of the Editorial artist Darby Milbrath slipped an original centrefold drawing into the first 100 copies sold. Darby completed this collection over a two week period spent on the Toronto Islands, referencing Playboy centrefolds from 1953-present for inspiration. To celebrate her birthday today we look at some of our favorite centrefolds.      …

Studio Visit: Darby Milbrath

PHOTOS & TEXT BY REBECCA STORM Darby Milbrath is no stranger to Editorial Magazine—she is a regular contributor and confidante, (officially “her majesty” in the masthead) and is largely responsible for contributing to the magazine’s aesthetic. When I first met Darby she identified more as a florist or dancer than a painter. Over the years…

Felt Drawings by Darby Milbrath

PUBLISHED IN ISSUE 13 Darby Milbrath‘s drawings are in one sense classically impressionistic. Things like perspective and anatomical accuracy are subordinate to the communication of mood and emotion. However, while early Impressionism and figurative abstraction tend towards an expression of an inherent quality of the subject matter, perhaps feelings of the sublime, or of certain…

Paintings by Darby Milbrath

I spent the xmas holidays in Victoria, BC with my family. My sister and I set up a painting studio in her old bedroom with the goal of making new work for latest issue of the mag. The following paintings were completed (mostly) during that period, and printed in issue 10 of the Editorial. Normally…