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Flying Limbs: VoCA visits Josh Malcolm

I visited artist Josh Malcolm in his studio this afternoon. His large oils on canvas were everywhere, and I found them very intriguing. They are very high energy – Malcolm says he’s inspired by European and American expressionist painting. But they’re quite different, and quite challenging. At first glance, they looked, to me very modern…but sort of unfinished. In the
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Woven Paintings: VoCA Visits Rob Davidovitz

I stopped by the studio of young painter Rob Davidovitz the other afternoon. Rob doesn’t paint in the traditional sense, though. Instead he uses paint to create these textile/painting hybrids. A woven painting by Rob Davidovitz. All images: VoCA He mixes paint colours in a kind of pastry tube (more on that below) and squeezes it out in long lines,
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Ten in Ten: VoCA’s Cultural Wish List for 2010

Rather than a list of ‘best of’ from 2009, which has already been done by Sarah Milroy in the Globe and Mail and elsewhere, here is a list of things that we’d like to see happen in the Canadian cultural landscape in 2010. Brendan Flanagan, Tar Pit. Image: brendanflanagan.ca 1. More museum/gallery collaborations across the country – like the Art
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VoCA Recommends…Andrew Rucklidge

Andrew Rucklidge: The Fringes April 3 – 25, 2009 Michael Gibson Gallery, London Ontario Andrew Rucklidge, Accumulation Zone – Surging Glacier, 2008. Image: gibsongallery.com There’s something about Andrew Rucklidge’s paintings…it’s their grand, otherworldly energy, the way they refer to something greater and the way you could keep looking at them for hours. They just feel incredibly modern and more importantly,
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