Month: November 2014

Remembering the real Winnie the Pooh

An exhibit at the Ryerson Image Centre tells the story of Canadian soldier and veterinarian Harry Colebourn (1887–1947), who, at the onset of World War I, purchased a pet bear he named Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg. When his regiment shipped out, Harry took Winnie with him, […]

John Player: Under Surveillance

The solo show that culminates John Player’s Master of Fine Arts work is a fascinating glimpse at the infrastructure of observation. His minimalist, faceless scenes of the surveillance culture that surrounds us go on exhibition this week in Toronto.

Activist Indigenous Art

  Editor’s Note: With the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, hope for a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women was realized. Read about the inquiry here.  This post from 2014 itemizes some of the artists who have propelled the issue into the public arena. The […]

Jason Walker’s powerful porcelain sculptures

Jason Walker bases his thought-provoking ceramic works on his experiences bicycle touring, backpacking and daily hikes as he explores the widening gap between civilization and the naturel world.  On the River, Down the Road at Bellevue Arts Museum focuses on the ruthless erosion of nature by a world […]