Archive for the 'Articles by Andrea Carson' Category

Sculpture: Christian Giroux and Daniel Young

Click HERE for my article on the sculptors for Azure’s DesignLines magazine. They’ve just reworked the language of the traditional children’s jungle gym for their new city commission at Lee Centre Park in Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto. Their design-y pieces reference Modernism using such unusual materials as Ikea furniture and bicycle tire. Christian Giroux and Daniel Young, Mao, 2008.
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Emerging Photographers: Flash Forward 2008

Last night, Magenta Publishing launched it’s latest issue of Flash Forward – an annual compendium of young photographers from the US, the UK and Canada. The launch kicked off with a well-curated exhibition of winners at Lennox Contemporary last night in Toronto. (Don’t let the image of a wax Celine Dion put you off!) The show runs until October 26,
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The Toronto International Art Fair

Le Kick, Yves Tessier, casein on wood, 3.5 x 5.5 inches, 2001-07. $800 at Projex-Mtl at TIAF. Have a quick read of my piece in today’s Globe and Mail on all the things to see, do and purchase at this year’s Art Toronto, which runs October 2 – 6, 2008: Click HERE for my article or click on the thumbnail
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The Quebec Triennale in Art Review magazine

Gwenaël Bélanger, Chutes (amas), 2003. Image: In this piece for Art Review magazine, we single out our picks for “Next Great Quebec Artist” from the recent Quebec Triennale in Montreal. Read our full review on, HERE Manon De Pauw, Fantasmagorie lumineuse, 2008. Image:

Canadian Art Videos

Check out the short videos that we produced for the Canadian Art Foundation: Just click right HERE. Woman with the Devil, Drawing by Annie Pootoogook. Image: Fine Arts Dealer Wil Kucey of Le Gallery talks about his hot young artists and his prescient interest in illustrative, grafitti and street art Dealer Pat Feheley discusses the new Inuit art. It’s
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VoCA Recommends…The $12 Million Stuffed Shark

Toronto writer Don Thompson’s book The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art subjects today’s global art world to an economic analysis. Image: Thompson, an economist and professor of business who regularly lectures on art, attempts to de-mystify the value of contemporary art – why such exorbitant prices (nearing $150 million) are paid for works which
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Nicolas Baier in Art Review magazine

Montreal photo-manipulator Nicolas Baier is one of the hottest names on the Quebec art scene. Check out my review of his recent exhibition at Jessica Bradley Art & Projects, in Toronto: (Click on thumbnail to enlarge) For more info, visit the artist’s website HERE Baier is represented in Toronto by Jessica Bradley. Click HERE.

VoCA Recommends…Paulette Phillips at Diaz Contemporary, Toronto

Paulette Phillips is a conceptual artist worth watching. Her latest work, on view at Diaz Contemporary, presents sculpture, photographs and video based on the Modernist architecture and furniture design of the Irish architect Eileen Gray. Paulette Phillips, Details of Touche (magnetized books),2007. Image: Click HERE to read my full article, from today’s Globe and Mail or click below for
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What We Bring to the Table, Oakville Galleries, Ontario

Patrick Faigenbaum, Pantijelew Family (1997). Image: The table is a deeply symbolic object, both as a meeting place and an enabler of culture. From the ancient Chinese to the tables in 17th century Dutch vanitas paintings, the table has been associated with nobility, culture and privilege…. To read more, click the thumbnail: The exhibition continues until June 6, 2008.
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Rodney Graham in Canadian Art magazine

Rodney Graham, a work from Wet on Wet: My late early styles, 2007. Image: Read my review of Rodney Graham’s recent exhibition at London’s Lisson Gallery: