Category: Painting-Canadian

Canadian Painters

Pop Goes the Prairie

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.”

Steve Martin curates Lawren Harris

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, […]

Landscapes: Please hit ‘play’

Artist Mitchell Fenton channels today’s handheld video devices for his journey through Canadian landscapes. The technique enables viewers to imagine what adventure would take place if we were able to hit play. (Above: Pause, oil on panel, 12″ x 15″) Historically, landscape painting was the main way the […]

John Player: Under Surveillance

The solo show that culminates John Player’s Master of Fine Arts work is a fascinating glimpse at the infrastructure of observation. His minimalist, faceless scenes of the surveillance culture that surrounds us go on exhibition this week in Toronto.

Chaki: Imagined Landscapes

Yehouda Chaki presents works that are a believable reality yet entirely of his own making. Chaki’s sought-after oil paintings have been described as “a collision of the outside world with the artist’s innermost visceral perceptions.” The Montreal-based painter combines forceful lines with an emotion-driven sense of colour, as […]