Tag: canadian art

Richard Johnson: Ice Huts

Ten years, 10 provinces, 1,000 photos is the way White Wall Gallery North is billing this exhibition of Richard Johnson’s work (April 19 through June 7, Toronto). These provisional shelters offer a colourful glimpse into the Canadian culture of Ice Fishing. Sheet metal, faux wood

19/150: John Hammond, Adventurer

John Hammond (1843–1939): An adventuring artist, and an important chronicler of the opening of Canada’s railways, Hammond was a world traveller. This painting was commissioned by Canadian Pacific to show easterners (and investors) scenes of westward expansion.

18/150: Alex Janvier -The Retrospective

Contemporary artist Alex Janvier was influenced by painters Wassily Kandinsky (Russian) and Paul Klee (Swiss) but his ultimate style is a unique Canadian combination of Indigenous and modern art. A retrospective of his career is on exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada. 

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, […]

Mounties on the Cover

One of Canada’s most famous exports, the Mountie, is the subject of a visually stunning exhibition highlighting books and magazine covers featuring the fabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The University of Alberta collection is called Mounties on the Cover.