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Loved: Paul Thek at the Whitney

Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of the late American artist Paul Thek. Recently, we stopped off in New York over the holidays to see the exhibition of work by the late, great American artist at the Whitney (on the last day of the show.) Paul Thek – shown in Andy Warhol’s Screen Test. Image: accessibleartny.com I’ve long
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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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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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A Debut Feature Art Film: You Are Here

So last week, we accepted an invitation to the “Cast and Crew” screening of artist Daniel Cockburn’s debut feature film, You Are Here at the Royal cinema in Toronto. All images stills from You Are Here. All courtesy Daniel Cockburn. Cockburn has, since about 2000, been at the top of VoCA’s list of ‘Most Promising Young Artists.’ He works in
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Micah Lexier: The hardest-working person in the Canadian art world?

Toronto artist Micah Lexier is everywhere these days. A view of Micah Lexier’s installation I Am the Coin, at BMO in Toronto.  Image: iamthecoin.com Not only did he have new work in a recent show at his Toronto dealer, Birch Libralato, he has a just-opened year-long installation at the Bank of Montreal’s Project Room titled I am the Coin –
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Darren O’Donnell: SmallTalks

SmallTalks is a series of very short podcasts hosted by the fascinating artist Darren O’Donnell, who, “like a log drifting downstream, will snag people on the bank to slow his progress toward death, and chat with them about their aspirations.” Artist Darren O’Donnell. Image: 2.bp.blogspot.com Created in response to a life with too much time spent on the road, Darren
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