Kelowna artist Jane Everett explores the intersection of the natural and man-made worlds in Understory, an installation that evokes the experience of standing among the forests of the British Columbia interior.
Contemporary British artist Luke Jerram’s giant sculpture of the moon connects the first and second floors of the Aga Khan Museum, with the five-metre orb created just for Toronto. Museum of the Moon is a touring work by Jerram
Sonya Blesofsky’s installations bring attention to the human histories and architectural backgrounds of the spaces where she exhibits. She finds original building details (windows, pieces of construction material) and assembles them to represent what once was. The research she does is fascinating.
What was it like to live in an internment camp in the 1940s, or to hear stories from your parents and grandparents? Contemporary artists share personal perspectives on the dispossession and exile of Japanese Canadians during World War II in a major installation at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Andrew Downs’ Zoological Gardens opened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1847, stretching over 100 acres that also housed regional and exotic animals. “The Memorialist” presents artist D’Arcy Wilson’s ongoing research into the gardens, which included viewing specimens prepared by Downs in natural history museums such as the Smithsonian […]
The art museum where Patricia Piccinini’s peculiar world is on exhibition says the Australian artist’s hyper-realistic sculptures are magical, alluring, disturbing and bizarre. No question there.