Artists Scene in Toronto: Carly Waito, Painter and Ceramicist

Sometimes an artist stops you in your tracks with charm and a very sly wit – such is the case with Carly Waito.There is a certain edge to Carly’s paintings and figurines. Nothing quite Bizarro but still sharp, like a pin prick – catching one at the edges…. and suddenly you are sucking on blood or laughing out loud.

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And remember, there is nothing, nothing, nothing so basic or so banal that one one might be compelled to cite something common or pop or even a warhole in Carly’s works. Rather there is a gentle [or swift nudge] in her works that says ‘ahah’in novel ways.

After all, these are small figurines with cutie motifs, just a snicker bar away from being so sanguine and so sweetie pie that ahhhh I am so ahhhhh. But the range of works by the artist is quite broad. Here is some knitting work:

And Coe and Waito are a joint ceramics production team – see their works here. And on her blog Carly features a great photographic eye. Do watch Carly’s blog for all the ideas,  inspiration and whats she  is up to here.

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