Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Last Monday SFU Audain Gallery curator Amy Kazymerchyk, Western Front Executive Director Caitlin Jones, Griffin Art Projects Director Lee Plested and CSA co-founder and curator Steven Tong came together for a final walk-through of the VAG's Ambivalent Pleasures exhibition. It was my honour to hold the microphone and listen as the group spoke with eloquence, insight and honesty of a show comprised of artists that the four of them have worked with in the past (a number of the works on display were first shown at their galleries), but also of a curatorial frame that has more in common with expediency and brute pragmatism than lyricism and risk.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Carole Itter graduated from Magee Secondary the same year as my mom. Carole is this year's recipient of the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. Congratulations Carole!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
So said Nicolaus de Stael in a note, written in French, before jumping to his death in 1955.
Le Concert (1955) was de Stael's largest -- and last -- painting.