A memorable trip to Vancouver Island prompted this recap of the art of Canada’s west coast, starting with post-impressionist Emily Carr, one of the country’s most revered artists and a member of the Group of Seven. The mystical elements of British Columbia’s topography prompt stylized, highly imagined art,
Greta Guzek embraces the spirit of the West Coast. Her intricate designs and vivid colours have become a distinct feature of her artwork, which has gained wide appeal across Canada.
Montréal artist Joe Becker’s newest large-format paintings are a disturbing mix of innocence, nostalgia, decay, and mass-market characters and icons from his youth.
As Remembrance Day (and Veterans Day in the U.S.) approaches I was taken by this post from a long-time colleague about this work by Canadian artist Alex Colville. Craig Macinnis, a Toronto writer and former film critic, says he “can’t think of anyone who has captured war remembrance […]
David Thauberger’s Road Trips and Other Diversions is on exhibit at the Glenbow in Calgary, with a selection of familiar prairie settings. In his vision, “the vernacular architecture of the prairies bursts with pop art iridescence.”
UPDATE: The AGO synopsis of the exhibition, here. Steve Martin is now officially a curator. When it was announced two years ago that the art loving comedian wanted to bring the works of Lawren Harris to an international audience, galleries climbed aboard. Called The Idea of the North, […]