Legends – Barrie Wentzell

The Legends Series by Barrie Wentzell, shot in the decade spanning 1965 – 1975, straddled  one of the most important decades in the history of popular music and social change. (Above – Led Zeppelin, 1970) The exhibition, on through June 17 at Howard495 gallery in Vancouver, brings together 100 of […]

Sketchbook Saturday – Sarah Van Dongen

It’s the brilliant depth of colors that make these sketches so powerful. Sarah van Dongen is a busy illustrator based in Amsterdam whose work for children’s book publishers, magazines and other clients is so stylish and captivating. Have a look via her website, here. Her Instagram here Sarah […]

D.H. Monet – Cottage Country

Donald Harrington Monet’s practice focuses on landscape, photo-collage and found object paintings on wood. This exhibition is a collection of quintessential summer moments, a meditation on the sky and land in the Killaloe area, east of Ottawa. These cabins, cottages, camps – or whatever name is given where […]

Michel Dumont -Mukwa Dodem 

Thunder Bay based Michel Dumont self-identifies as a queer, Métis, Two-Spirit, disabled artist and trauma survivor whose lateset exhibition (Mukwa Dodem) means “I am Bear Clan.”  The exhibition focuses on a range of animal mosaics produced from 2017-2022, a series Dumont describes as “an exploration of the clan […]

Franklin Carmichael – Peaceful Farm

An integral member of the Group of Seven, Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) primarily worked in watercolors but this lush work – called Farm, Haliburton, 1940 – was done in the deep textures and colors of the oils he came to use. ⁠Ian Dejardin, executive director of the McMichael Canadian […]