Archive for the canadian art blog Tag

Art Life: Part One

Every city is full of those little artistic gestures, those flourishes made – sometimes deliberately, often not – by people who take the time to do things a little differently.I think they are too often overlooked – and I find them inspiring. Not as high art of course, but possibly inspiring for architects or designers looking for ways to inject
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Urban Art: The Leona Drive Project, Toronto

Sadly, the Leona Drive Project is over. On from October 22 – 31, it was a very well curated project on a suburban street in Toronto that commissioned several artist projects for a site specific exhibition in a series of six vacant bungalows slated for demolition. All photos courtesy Scott Barker. We went at night, and instead on focusing on
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Report on London: Kapoor, Metzger, Kiefer

It’s art fair season, and VoCA was in London but opted out of the crowded, frenzied booths of Frieze and Zoo, choosing instead to focus on silent, monumental, brave and important art in the galleries. We also went to Copenhagen – but more on that soon. Anish Kapoor, Svayambh. Image: telegraph.co.uk In London, our favorite thing was the Anish Kapoor
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News: Terence Koh Gets Married!

Like any celebrity worth his salt, erstwhile Canadian bad boy artist-provocateur Terence Koh has gone and gotten married. In his mother’s wedding dress. In the Hamptons. True to his reputation, he went for extra drama, adding $50 worth of tulle for a 30-foot train to the dress. Newlywed Terence Koh. Image: suprememanagement.com Interestingly, Koh has turned the wedding into a
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A Fresh Perspective: The Canadiana Project

Lately, we’ve become interested in art made by immigrants to Canada, and artists from other cultures whose work offers a refreshing counterpoint to the trendy things that come out of western art colleges. Natalia Laluque, Taste Canadian, Oil on canvas, photocopy on paper, 2006. Image: natalialaluque.com We profiled Inhyuck Song, an excellent Vancouver-based Korean artist whose work caught our attention
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Underrated Canadian Artist: Graham Peacock

Painter Graham Peacock has been teaching painting at the University of Alberta since 1969, when he arrived in Canada from England. Graham Peacock, Valor, 2003. Image: grahampeacock.com Perhaps not strictly speaking underrated, Peacock has been exhibiting throughout Canada on a regular basis since 1971. In 2003 he had an exhibition of recent work at the New New Painting Museum in
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News: AGO Revenue Falls Short of Expectations

Any thoughts on this article from today’s Globe and Mail? Facing a huge revenue shortfall, and with too few people passing through its doors, the Art Gallery of Ontario is considering laying off 61 permanent and 47 contract employees next month…. The view from the back. Image: architecturepeanuts.blogspot.com ..Less than three weeks before the end of its fiscal year, AGO
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Sobey Art Prize Longlist & Nuit Blanche Toronto Curators Announced

1. Canada’s $70,000 Sobey Art Award has announced its longlist Stay tuned for the shortlist announcement on May 1. Ilan Sandler, Tactlility, 2005. Image: Ilansandler.com WEST COAST AND YUKON Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky; Luanne Martineau; Keith Langergraber;Evan Lee; Julie York PRAIRIES AND THE NORTH Paul Butler; Marcel Dzama; Sarah Anne Johnson; Jon Pylypchuk; AltheaThauberger ONTARIO Shary Boyle; Christian Giroux
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