Born in Winnipeg, David Burdeny (b: 1968) started to photograph the prairie landscape at age 12, making his own black and white prints in a makeshift darkroom that also served as his bedroom closet. He is an acclaimed photographer whose travel-inspired landscapes are characterized by unusually long exposures that result in detailed […]
It’s been said that Derek Sullivan (b: 1976) creates a “cacophony of messages” in his drawing, painting, sculpture and book works, as is the case with his current exhibition at La Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran in Montreal.
lenn Lewis (b: 1935), winner of a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts, has worked in video, performance, film, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and writing. He was a key member of the avant-garde art scene in Vancouver during the 1960s and early 1970s. Like many artists of the era, […]
British actor Sally Hawkins is turning heads and creating Oscar buzz for her role as Nova Scotia folk artist Maud Lewis (1903-1970) in a movie that also stars Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke. (It opened April 14 in select cities). Maudie (trailer below) tells one of the most compelling stories […]
Paraskeva Clark (1898-1986) was a unique artist with leftist political leanings who focused on social and political turmoil, including the consequences of war and fascism. Born in Russia, where she worked in a shoe factory
John Hammond (1843–1939): An adventuring artist, and an important chronicler of the opening of Canada’s railways, Hammond was a world traveller. This painting was commissioned by Canadian Pacific to show easterners (and investors) scenes of westward expansion.