EDITOR’S NOTE: There is also a newer Art Junkie post on McCarthy, here. The late Doris McCarthy had a profound impact on the Canadian view of the Arctic, a heritage highlighted in an exhibition running through April. McCarthy made her first trip to the Arctic in 1972, traveling […]
Quebec artist Sylvain Coulombe is on exhibit with The Symbolism of the Unspoken, his first solo show in Toronto. There’s a strong sculptural element to his portraits, due to thick applications of paint, and deep scraping and carving of his wooden canvases.
Artist Chris Temple has three favorites: New York, Vienna and his native Toronto, all subjects for paintings at an exhibition held this month at Nicholas Metivier Gallery. He focuses on the sharp angles that intersect with the “barriers and connectors” of an urban landscape – such as bridges […]
It’s the appropriate time for a look at internationally renowned artist Peter Doig, who grew up in Canada and returned here briefly before settling his artist studio in Trinidad. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is the only Canadian stop for a critically acclaimed retrospective on Doig’s work.
I just caught up with Montreal artist Marina Dieul’s win for the People’s Choice award at last month’s Kingston Prize exhibit in Calgary. I have posted about her before (here) and she is clearly a rising star.