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This month, the shows of three artists featured in the most recent Border Crossings issue on The Body will come to a close.

The Body Issue- Available Now. Cover Image: Steven Shearer, Potter, 2021, oil on linen, 159 x 82 cm. Image courtesy of the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber and David Zwirner Gallery. © Steven Shearer.

February 5th marks the end of Vivek Shraya’s Legend of the Trans exhibition at Esker Foundation, Calgary. Shraya’s portfolio is included in the new issue, accompanied by text by Wayne Baerwaldt.

Vivek Shraya’s new book, People Change, came out at the beginning of this year and is already receiving heavy buzz. People Change is available on her website here.

Check out Vivek Shraya’s portfolio in The Body Issue, available here.

Vivek Shraya, Legend of the Trans, 2021, On display at the Esker Foundation Project Space. Photo by John Dean. eskerfoundation.com/exhibition/legends

Vivek Shraya, “Legend of the Trans”, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.

Vivek Shraya, People Change, Published 4 January 2022 by Penguin Canada

Another current-time experience is Steven Shearer’s exhibition at The Polygon, in North Vancouver, ending February 13th. Steven Shearer is featured on the cover and interviewed within The Body Issue. You can view a preview of the interview with Steven Shearer here!

Steven Shearer, Geometric Mechanotherapy Cell for Harmonic Alignment of Movements and Relations, 2007-2008. © Steven Shearer, courtesy of National Gallery of Canada, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, and David Zwirner. thepolygon.ca/exhibition/steven-shearer/

Steven Shearer, Moonlight, 2005, ballpoint pen on rag paper, 9.75 x 13.25 inches. © Steven Shearer.

Lastly, Jutai Toonoo’s Body Landscape exhibit will be showing this month at Feheley Fine Art, Toronto until February 20th. Toonoo’s erotic drawings are featured in the portfolio, “An Obsession with Form: Bodyscape into Landscape” in The Body Issue, with an introduction by Nancy Campbell.

Jutai Toonoo, Composition, 2015, coloured pencil and pastel, 28.5 x 76 centimetres. Photo: David Hannan. © Dorset Fine Arts. Photo courtesy Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto.

Jutai Toonoo, Feeling Free, 2010, coloured pencil, 65 x 49.8 centimetres. Photo: David Hannan. © Dorset Fine Arts. Photo courtesy Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto.

View the coverage of these artists in Border Crossings’s newest issue, The Body Issue, available for purchase now.

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