Category: Culture

Reflecting on Nelson Mandela’s Art

I posted this as Nelson Mandela lingered in hospital in July, as tributes to his influence as a freedom fighter poured into South Africa. He is gone now (1918-2013) and his global role remains the focus. But there is less acknowledgement of his remarkable art.  In 2002, he […]

The Dark Power of the Alpha Girls

It’s no surprise that Vancouver’s Winsor Gallery is featuring Angela Grossmann at the upcoming mega-show, Art Toronto.  Grossmann is an influential artist who has been examining themes of displacement and social margins for decades.  These inspired works from her Alpha Girls series are especially relevant at a time […]