Month: March 2017

A Canadian Bestiary

Ceramist Janet Macpherson is acclaimed for her technically complex use of slip-cast porcelain in the creation of intricate animal forms. The Gardiner Museum commissioned her to do a special solo multimedia exhibition in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary this year.  It’s called A Canadian Bestiary.

The Passing of Artist Beau Dick

I was sorry to hear of the passing of celebrated artist Beau Dick this week, a Kwakwaka’wakw master carver and a hereditary chief from the northern tip of Vancouver Island. He was known for his mask carvings and as an advocate for Aboriginal rights. You may have noticed […]

#Nederveen In Iceland

Steven Nederveen, one of Bau-Xi gallery’s artists, is doing a fascinating Canada 150 project, in Iceland. And if you’re not following the story, you could start now on Instagram #NederveenInIceland.

15/150: Oscar Cahén – Powerful Influence

Oscar Cahén (1916–1956) fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and settled in Canada. One of the founders of Painters Eleven, Cahén was in the vanguard of the Canadian abstract art movement while working as a successful commercial illustrator. Cahén supported his painting with the success of his commercial illustrations. He […]