Tag: Canada

Werner Arnold: Carved & Polished

I fell for Werner Arnold’s work on the Gallery 78 website. Fanciful and distracting, these sculptures of puzzle-like wood pieces are brilliantly constructed. The works are intricately carved, polished, appliquéd and washed with vibrant colour. (Above: Time Lapse, 36 x 72 x 12)

The Cool of a Lemonade Igloo

Dutch photo artist Scarlett Hooft Graafland spent four months in the Canadian arctic to produce her Igloolik series, including Lemonade Igloo (above), which really is made from blocks of frozen orange lemonade. –Polar Bear The images eloquently convey the frigid, barren nature of Canada’s far North, in a […]

The Art of The Puppet

Recognized as one of Canada’s foremost theatre artists, Ronnie Burkett has been credited with creating some of the world’s most elaborate and provocative puppetry. The artistry that has led to worldwide acclaim is front and centre in his current show, Penny Plain, opening soon in Ottawa on its […]

Marina Dieul: Art of The Portrait

Montreal artist Marina Dieul is increasingly recognized for portraiture, and for imaginative work, including the Best of Show in the “Inspiring Figures” exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art. (Above, La Décision, oil on linen) Dieul was born in France, moved to Montreal in 2000 and has […]

Takao Tanabe: ‘I’m a Grumpy Old Man’

A major retrospective on Takao Tanabe, one of  Canada’s most esteemed artists,  is open now at the Burnaby Art Gallery, with 60 works that have never been publicly viewed.  It runs through Jan. 22, 2012. Tanabe, 85 years old, is best known as a landscape painter and internationally […]