Tag: canadian art

Controversy: Is this art cultural appropriation?

A Toronto gallery has cancelled an exhibit over criticism the artist is inappropriately “borrowing” from spiritually significant indigenous art. The Visions Gallery, where work by Amanda PL was scheduled, said the gallery was “immediately criticized” when the show was announced, and within 24 hours the event was cancelled. The controversy flows […]

Emerging at OCAD: Illustration

The Ontario College of Art and Design has been producing great artists since 1876, and each year showcases the works of its graduates. It’s no surprise that Andrew Watch and six other OCAD U students have been selected to display their works at New York’s Museum of American […]

25/150: Geoffrey Farmer – The Sensation

Geoffrey Farmer (b: 1967) has become an international art sensation in the years since he first attended an art class with his sister at age 21. He creates hybrid arrays of sculpture, collage, video, film and performance.  He will represent Canada at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

Ursula Johnson: Cultural Cocoon

Ursula Johnson, finalist for the 2017 Sobey Art Award, is an emerging performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw First Nation ancestry.  Her Basket Weaving (Cultural Cocoon) series is an avant-garde version of use of the traditional materials

22/150: Glenn Lewis – Avant-Garde

  Glenn Lewis (b: 1935), winner of a 2017 Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts, has worked in video, performance, film, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and writing. He was a key member of the avant-garde art scene in Vancouver during the 1960s and early 1970s. Like many artists of the […]