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Underrated Canadian artist: Marcelle Ferron

Québécoise painter Marcelle Ferron was a member of Les Automatistes, a group, led by Paul-Emile Borduas, that believed that painting should be a result of the abstract workings of the inner psyche released subconsciously. Marcelle Ferron. Image: She became well known also for her stained glass pieces, which she learned in Quebec and pursued further while living in Paris
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Canadian Artists Abroad: Tim Lee

An exhibition by young Vancouver artist – and 2008 Sobey Art Prize winner – Tim Lee opens at the Hayward Project Space at the Hayward Gallery, London. The show is on from today until Sunday, 8 February 2009. Comedian Steve Martin. Image: In Untitled (Steve Martin), 2008, Lee re-enacts a 1970s stand-up routine by Steve Martin, a comic who
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Films on Art and Artists: Herb and Dorothy, Keith Haring, Yves Klien, Alice Neel, Ellsworth Kelly and more!

A shameless plug – since I work for the Canadian Art Foundation – for our upcoming Reel Artists Film Festival in Toronto: Save the Date for the 6th Annual Reel Artists Film Festival! The 2009 Canadian Art REEL ARTISTS FILM FESTIVAL will take place in Toronto from February 26 – 1 March, 2009. This year’s festival will focus on EDUCATION,
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Underrated Canadian artist: Gathie Falk

The 80-year-old Vancouver painter, sculptor, installation and performance artist Gathie Falk has long been inspired by the elements of everyday life: fruit, eggs, men’s shoes, women’s clothing, garden flowers and reading a book, among other things. Her work appears to meld feminine and masculine elements in a unique, charming, serious way. The artist Gathie Falk in her studio, Vancouver, 1983.
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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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News: Beaverbrook Art Gallery Wins Award

The Canada Council for the Arts announced today that the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is the recipient of the 2008 York Wilson Endowment Award, an award given annually to an art museum or public gallery to assist with the purchase of a single work by a Canadian artist. Graeme Patterson, The Barn, 2004-2006. Image: Graeme Patterson The Gallery will use
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Nuit Blanche Toronto: Critic’s Picks (Part Three) Including Yoko Ono, Michel de Broin, Ruark Lewis and more!

Nuit Blanche Toronto takes place this Saturday, October 4th from dusk ’til dawn. Since last year’s audience doubled to 800,000 VoCA has selected what we think will be the evening’s highlights. Click HERE for our critics picks of Zone A and HERE for Zone B. Zone C is down in Toronto’s Liberty Village this year, and is made up of
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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…Canadian design in Cambridge, A New Take on the G7 and Anthem in Halifax

1. RADIANT DARK August 26 – October 19, 2008 Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge Ontario Loyal Loot Collective’s Log Bowls. Image: Just when we were wondering when a multi-disciplinary exhibition would come along that combines art, design and architecture, here it is, courtesy of Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson of MADE in in Toronto. MADE is a design shop in Toronto
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