The maple syrup of it all! Looks like Justin’s back on the market. Wanna be a housewife up in Canada for Justin, eh? Find Trudeau‘s announcement from his Instagram after the jump.
!! Canadien !!
Artist Paul P. has a solo show at the National Gallery of Canada, featuring new acquisitions to the permanent collection.
According to the gallery:
His paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings find inspiration in a range of sources: neoclassical sculpture of the 1700s, the art of James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903), the arch mannerism of poet Robert de Montesquiou (1855–1921), and storied places such as Venice, Italy, and its contemporary counterpart, Venice Beach, California. The cornerstone of his artistic project is an extensive series of portraits of young men appropriated from pre-AIDS erotic photographs. This series shares an affinity with the work of certain artists of the late 1800s who defied the prevailing morality of their time and furthered a secret language of coded homosexuality.
See some of the work from the show after the jump!
Toronto-based artist Zack Rosen is exhibiting a new series of paintings titled “Take Me Back To Happiness” (inspired by the Crooked Man song) this month in Toronto.
Zack’s paintings center around Hanlan’s Point, a secluded beach situated on the Toronto Island. The beach has been designated “clothing optional” since 1999, but has been a beloved queer meeting spot since the 1950s.
Inspired by Keith Haring, David Hockney, and other gay visionaries, Zack’s paintings capture the natural beauty, freedom of nudity, and sexual expression that is common-place on a hot summer day at Hanlan’s Point.
With a few of the smaller pieces drawn live at the beach, expect a healthy balance between gorgeous beachscapes and male nudes!
Check out some highlights after the jump.
International art fag trio General Idea has recently opened a show at MAMCO, in Geneva, featuring rarely seen work from their New York period of the 1980s and 1990s, before two of the group’s members, Jorge Zontal and Felix Partz, succumbed to HIV/AIDS related causes.
Originally organized by the Drawing Center, in New York, the show features a fabulous catalogue available here.
Check out some of the drawings after the jump!
!! OMG has it been that long: Queer indie group ‘The Hidden Cameras’ 20th anniversary reissue + tour with Owen Pallett !!
The Hidden Cameras, fronted by singer-songwriter Joel Gibb, emerged as a writhing queer mass in Toronto’s indie rock scene in the early 2000s, with riotous church shows featuring big pop melodies, raucous harmonies, and masked dancers in Y-fronts. Their shows were collective, cathartic, debauched, and defined the moment in time for all who were there (and we hope you were!).
Twenty years later—on April 14—their first album The Smell of Our Own is being re-issued by legendary UK label Rough Trade (pre-order here) alongside the seldom-screened 2005 documentary Music Is My Boyfriend, directed by Robert Kennedy.
Plus, the band will be touring the UK and Europe this spring with fellow Canadian pop auteur Owen Pallett.
Find tour dates and the trailer for Music Is My Boyfriend after the jump!
Surprising no one, Shania Twain comes out in support of drag queens. [Instinct]
First the halftime show, now the Oscars? Rihanna does the most yet also the least. [Lainey Gossip]
No thanks King: Sir Elton, Harry Styles, and the Spice Girls sit out the coronation. [Towleroad]
Kittehs with double chins! [Sad and Useless]
What’s the beef between Pink and Christina Aguilera? [Dlisted]
Tennessee leading at being behind. [Boy Culture]
Noted COVID conspiracist Woody Harrelson. [Celebitchy]
What else, it’s Male Model Monday. [Socialite Life]
In case you have already read the book and seen the doc, but just need more of Pamela Anderson, here’s a look inside her (vegan) handbag, courtesy of British Vogue.
How cute, she carries a pad and pen because she’s a doodler… she’s just like us! But still, she inspires—anyone else going to use a thong to tie their hair up from now on?
Watch the video after the jump!