Month: February 2014

Chris Temple: Three Cities

Artist Chris Temple has three favorites: New York, Vienna and his native Toronto, all subjects for paintings at an exhibition held this month at Nicholas Metivier Gallery.  He focuses on the sharp angles that intersect with the “barriers and connectors” of an urban landscape – such as bridges […]

Straight up Hong Kong

Photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze is a French expat who lives in the heart of Kowloon, his base for recording Hong Kong.  These images are from Vertical Horizons (also a book), which he describes as “a contemplative dive into the raw nature of Hong Kong and an expression of its […]

James Kerr: Remixing the Renaissance in GIFs

You’re aware of GIFs, no doubt, those loops of motion now in widespread use. You may also know there’s an international conversation under way on whether GIF-based work is really art, despite its recent explosion. Well Montreal artist James Kerr (aka Scorpion Dagger) is already validated. He’s just […]

Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands

It’s the appropriate time for a look at internationally renowned artist Peter Doig, who grew up in Canada and returned here briefly before settling his artist studio in Trinidad. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the only Canadian stop for a critically acclaimed retrospective on Doig’s work.