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The Power of Art: Herman Wallace’s Dream House

I wanted to write this short post because something happened recently that reminded me about the power and importance of art. From the film, Herman’s House. A friend of mine was commenting the other night that very little art that she sees on a daily basis resonates emotionally with her. It’s true – there is a tendency for much of
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The House that Herman Built: Jackie Sumell in Toronto

β€œTo build this house is to build my soul.” – Herman Wallace Herman Wallace. Image: Last night we went to hear Jackie Sumell talk at Prefix ICA. Introduced by Kenneth Montague of Wedge Curatorial Projects, Sumell spoke about her fascinating art project, The House that Herman Built. For a number of years, Sumell, a Brooklyn-born, New Orleans-based artist has
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The Royal Ontario Museum: Impressive?

We snuck in on the final day to see the Cut/Paste: Creative Reuse in Canadian Design show at the Royal Ontario Museum this past weekend, and, while the huge gallery spaces overwhelmed the design objects on display, there were a few things of particular interest, like objects that prison inmates had ingeniously cobbled together: water-boilers and crudely made toaster, to
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