Tag: Canada150

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 […]

A Canadian Bestiary

Ceramist Janet Macpherson is acclaimed for her technically complex use of slip-cast porcelain in the creation of intricate animal forms. The Gardiner Museum commissioned her to do a special solo multimedia exhibition in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary this year.  It’s called A Canadian Bestiary.

Oscar Cahén – A Powerful Influence

Oscar Cahén (1916–1956) fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and settled in Canada. One of the founders of Painters Eleven, Cahén was in the vanguard of the Canadian abstract art movement while working as a successful commercial illustrator. Cahén supported his painting with the success of his commercial illustrations. He […]

Dreaming of Canada: A Mail Art Project

An Alberta art gallery wants your most creative Mail Art for a project that celebrates Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Dreaming of Canada  is calling on artists, designers, illustrators, and the artistically inclined to mail in small scale art to be used in an exhibit showing later this year.