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 […]

Delhi-based Canadian Gauri Gill wins Grange Prize

Delhi-based artist Gauri Gill has won the 2011 Grange Prize, Canada’s largest cash award for photography, for her work capturing marginalized communities, migrants and modernity.  Voting by the public determines the winner in this national competition. Read more here. See a previous post on Canadian Art Junkie about […]

Who Doesn’t Love a Trailer Park Party?

The elegant pop-culture themes of Anthony Redpath’s work are captivating, whether in the story-style trailer park shot (above: Trailer Park Party – lightjet output on chromogenic print) or the straight-up photography of industrial locations. Vancouver-based, Redpath is a well known commercial photographer with a high profile portfolio. But […]

Douglas Coupland: Group Portrait in Circles

Douglas Coupland‘s new art installation – Group Portrait 1957 – is making waves at Oshawa’s Robert McLaughlin Gallery. The 11 circular shapes posted as a sculpture on the outside of the building refer to the gallery’s history as a haven for the art of the Toronto abstract collective […]