Month: November 2011

Takao Tanabe: ‘I’m a Grumpy Old Man’

A major retrospective on Takao Tanabe, one of  Canada’s most esteemed artists,  is open now at the Burnaby Art Gallery, with 60 works that have never been publicly viewed.  It runs through Jan. 22, 2012. Tanabe, 85 years old, is best known as a landscape painter and internationally […]

Mario Doucette – Revisionist History Tableaux

Mario Doucette was an emerging Acadian artist when he was short-listed for Canada’s Sobey Art Award in 2008,  and his reputation has strengthened in the intervening years. Doucette’s latest recognition is to be included among 60 artists selected by the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art for the largest […]

Robyn Cumming: ‘Simultaneously Seduced & Repelled’

Robyn Cumming’s ever evolving and sometimes disturbing work is featured at next month’s Photorama, the 25th anniversary of  the Toronto Photographers Workshop annual fundraising exhibit. Her extensive body of work sometimes is a challenge to interpret,  something the Toronto-based photo artist acknowledges. There is a strangeness to how […]

Deborah Margo: From Okeydokes to Salt Licks

Deborah Margo is about to have a prizewinning neighborhood project unveiled in Ottawa, a good time to revisit her fascinating previous installation art.  Twice, she’s worked with these sugar-based jawbreaker style balls in exhibits with names as fascinating as her work.  The first,  Giant Okeydokes 20085, consisted of […]