One of the many things I love about my local coffee shop, the Rooster Coffee House on Broadview Avenue, is that they also serve as a bit of an art gallery. They support artists by featuring their work on the walls (with prices in case any of their customers are so inclined), and rotate artists regularly. Not only does having their ever-changing wallscape make for great decor, but I get to be exposed to new artists just by getting a coffee. Although I usually only get to the Rooster about once a week (sadly it’s not on my way to work), I get pretty excited when I see that the art has been changed up again. The artist I’m going to share with you today I discovered on my most recent visit to the Rooster: Canadian artist Stan Olthuis. After my discovery, I checked out his website. Truly lovely works. But I’m most drawn to his “Gowns” collection, some of which are on display at the Rooster. Here are a few of my favourites:
Pretty great, right? The concept is simple but the pieces are anything but that. I love all the layers, and the shapes the dresses take in these. I’m officially a fan. You can see more from the collection and other on his website. Now I just need to save my pennies so I can own one of his pieces someday. Hope you’ve enjoyed this discovery as much as I have!