Deborah Margo: From Okeydokes to Salt Licks

Deborah Margo is about to have a prizewinning neighborhood project unveiled in Ottawa, a good time to revisit her fascinating previous installation art.  Twice, she’s worked with these sugar-based jawbreaker style balls in exhibits with names as fascinating as her work.  The first,  Giant Okeydokes 20085, consisted of […]

Collage: Stretched Limbs & Bulky Torsos

The small heads and long limbs of the figures in Gordon Wiebe’s collages identify his widely used work.The bold characters illustrate books, magazines, newspapers, journals and ad campaigns worldwide,  including the surface of a 25-story building in Taipei. “His distinctive characters have elongated limbs and bulky patchwork torsos, […]

Tom Thomson & the Group of Seven in London

Two of Canada’s most iconic paintings are centerpieces in a major exhibit at London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery  aimed at introducing the revered Group of Seven to England.  The show is deemed so significant it has prompted British media, including The Daily Telegraph,  to send writers to Canada for […]

Canadian Art Junkie Featured on Freshly Pressed

Thanks to Toronto artist Rachel MacFarlane’s amazing work, Canadian Art Junkie was “Freshly Pressed” today (Nov 3) on the WordPress front page, and in the featured section of Culture. Her exhibit at the Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto runs through Nov. 5, so if you’re in Toronto, go […]

Canada Travel Posters: Moose, Mounties & Indians

These handbills are about to go to sale at Swann Galleries‘ annual Rare and Important Travel Poster auction (Nov 11) in New York.  The journey-to-Canada ads are among several hundred pieces of travel art deemed significant because they were previously not in circulation, or because of their dazzling […]