On March 27, 2021, Qaumajuq, the new Inuit art centre, opened to the public. The word means “it is bright, it is lit,” and the naming is perfect. The 40,000-square-foot building was designed by Los Angeles architect Michael Maltzan, who is described by Dr Stephen Borys, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s director and CEO, as “an architect who thinks like an artist.” Keep Reading
For five of those years, he entered into a collaboration with Cliff Eyland, an artist, close friend and one-time academic colleague. Eyland responded with 1,600 visual interpretations of Toles’s status updates, and Winnipeg’s At Bay Press has published a tidy 100-page book offering a mere tease of their delightful collaboration. Keep Reading
The most recent exploration of the practice of painting as viewed from Montreal is “Pictura: Painting … in Montréal’s image.” The exhibition was conceived and organized by Montreal artist Trevor Kiernander. His commitment to the idea of painting in Montreal is directly connected to the medium’s history in the city. Keep Reading
Amy Sillman, the New York-based artist, has been writing reviews, essays and other kinds of criticism for 15 years, but she has only now brought out her first book. Keep Reading
Simon Hughes’s one-person exhibition opened on March 5, 2020, at the Peel Art Museum and Archives in Brampton, Ontario, and closed a week later due to the coronavirus. The gallery, smartly, has decided to continue the show through October 12, which is a good thing, since the work deserves a large audience. Keep Reading
Ashley Gillanders keeps wondering about photography. From the time she saw an exhibition in 2014 at the International Center of Photography in New York called “What Is a Photograph?” she has been asking herself the question posed in the exhibition’s title. Curated by Carol Squiers, that show featured 21 emerging and established artists, including Alison Rossiter, Eileen Quinlan, Travess Smalley and Owen Kydd, and inquired into the myriad directions that photography had taken since the 1970s. Keep Reading
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