Tag: art

Rosa Parks’ house rebuilt in Berlin

This is artist Ryan Mendoza, posing in front of Rosa Parks’ house in Berlin, where he’s rebuilt it just outside his studio, after moving it from Detroit. Parks is the civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama to a white […]

17/150: Michael Snow – Always Inquiring

Michael Snow (b: 1928) remains a giant, renowned in film, sound, sculpture, photography and painting. He may be best known by the general public for the spectators sculpture on the side of the Rogers Centre and the Canada geese in flight at the Eaton Centre.  But he has always been a whirlwind, […]

Group of Seven: Guitars

The McMichael Canadian Collection is curating a fascinating music-and-art show for Canada’s 150th. The Group of Seven Guitar Project will exhibit masterwork guitars, commissioned from seven world-renowned Canadian guitar makers in homage to a particular Group of Seven member and Tom Thomson. Linda Manzer’s ‘Lawren Harris’ guitar. (For more on […]

The Getty acquires Frank Gehry archive

Thirty years of papers, models, sketches and other material from the work files of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry have been acquired by The Getty Research Institute, part purchase and part gift. If you live in Toronto, you’ve seen the Canadian-born, LA-based architect’s work, notably in his renovation of […]

Tony Taylor: Seen as Animals

Toronto artist Tony Taylor’s paintings interpret politicians and celebrities as animals. This piece is his interpretation of the country’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, for Canada’s 150th Anniversary this year.  I saw his fascinating work this weekend at the One of a Kind show, many of them […]