Tag: Art Gallery of Ontario

Keith Haring – On Exhibit

Though he died at age 31 at the height of the AIDS epidemic, artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) created an iconic body of work. Hs signature use of vibrant colors, energetic linework, and iconic characters inform all work, from his early subway drawings to public murals, sculptures and videos. […]

Quick Hits – AGO to Expand

A $35-million gift from art collector Dani Reiss, Chairman and CEO of Canada Goose, has launched an expansion that will see the Art Gallery of Ontario add 40,000 new square feet of gallery space across five floors. The AGO announced the project today, noting that more than 20,000 […]

45/150: Rebecca Belmore – Facing the Monumental

One of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Rebecca Belmore (b: 1960) started as a performance artist in the late 1980s. Her works address climate change, water access, land use, homelessness, and human displacement. She focuses on conflicting relationships with the state of women’s lives, historical events and violence […]

44/150: Brian Jungen – Cultural Touchstones

Brian Jungen (b: 1970) is an acclaimed Canadian artist who is internationally renowned for his elaborate sculptures and installations inspired by his experience of post-industrial consumerism and his own First Nations heritage. The works are made from re-purposed consumer goods  (think Nike Air Jordan trainers, above, or plastic […]

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, […]