Archive for the 'Collage' Category

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Manhattan: Museum Marathon Part One

I’m just back from a ‘Museum Marathon’ weekend in New York. We saw lots, but my favorites were the Claes Oldenburg: The Street & The Store at MoMA, Ken Price at the Metropolitan and James Turrell’s Aten Reign at the Guggenheim. Claes Oldenburg, at MoMA. A sandwich soft sculpture, with ‘pleather’ olive. A shop window selling women’s undergarments. I’ve long
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One Week in London & Geoffrey Farmer at the Barbican

I’m just back from a week’s holiday in London. I skipped the Venice Biennale this year – you can’t do everything, though I hear it was pretty great – and instead we spent time with our friends. A full week in London was a rare treat. The St. Martins College building at King’s Cross, with cool silver zig zag. All
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Daniel Barrow: 2013 Glenfiddich Prize Winner

Winnipeg-born, Montreal-based visual and performance artist Daniel Barrow, winner of the 2010 Sobey Art Award, was recently awarded the coveted 2013 Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence Prize, valued at over $20,000. VoCA contributor Catherine Toews had a chance to speak with Barrow via e-mail and he was kind enough to share his plans for the residency, insight into his creative process, and advice
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Looking Forward, Looking Back: Raymond Waters

I was reading an interesting essay had been recommended to me by Toronto artist Iris Haussler: The Way of the Shovel, by Dieter Roelstraete. In it, he discusses the fact that many artists are engaged in a “retrospective, historiographic mode—a methodological complex that includes the historical account, the archive, the document, the act of excavating and unearthing, the memorial, the
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Congratulations to Sobey Award winner Daniel Barrow!

Winnipeg artist Daniel Barrow has won the 2010 Sobey Art Award. The prize awards $50,000 to a visual artist under the age of 40. I had a feeling he’d win, having been passed up for the award in 2008. Daniel Barrow, Flaying, 2010, from his show at the Art Gallery of York University. Image: livewithculture.ca Daniel Barrow at work giving
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Seen at the Toronto International Art Fair…

There was quite a good vibe at the art fair in Toronto this weekend. While Toronto’s fair pales in comparison to those in Miami or London or New York, it’s less useful to compare them, and better to focus on the fantastic young Canadian talent to be found. Mike Bayne, Untitled, from the series God, Shelter, Oil Painting and Hockey,
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Alberta Art Scene Heats Up: Part Two

Harold Klunder, Invisible Plans ( Yellow Self-Portrait), 2007-2010, Oil on canvas. Image courtesy TrépanierBaer and Guy L’Heureux. 4. HAROLD KLUNDER – NEW WORKS – AT TREPANIER BAER New paintings by one of Canada’s most highly acclaimed painters, Harold Klunder go on view at Trapanier Baer Gallery from October 16 – 13 November. You’ve gotta love his self-portraits, no? I think
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What Would Gehry and Libeskind Say?

Great curatorial minds think alike, it seems. After what seems like an interminably long period of preciousness with Toronto’s starchitect-designed art spaces at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum, the gloves are off. Both institutions have invited artists to literally destroy gallery walls. The gorgeous, Frank Gehry-designed AGO. Image: seanjohn.com At the AGO, the glorious collages
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Artist Spotlight: Scott Treleaven

Scott Treleaven was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) in 1996. Scott Treleaven, My Ever Changing Moods, 2009, ink, photographs, watercolour. Image: kavigupta.com Now based in Paris, he has shown in Chicago at Kavi Gupta, in New York at John Connelly Presents and has had a limited edition book published by
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