Celebrated German artist Gerhard Richter began painting over photographs in the mid-1980s, blurring the images as though seen through a camera lens or smudged with squeegees while the paint is still wet.
Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936) is an enduring icon of the Great Depression. Taken while Lange was working for the Farm Security Administration documenting the hardships of Americans, the image combines the photographer’s characteristic respect and empathy for her subjects with her compositional rigor. It has […]
Bau-Xi Gallery is welcoming internationally acclaimed photographer Kim Keever to its Toronto roster with an exhibition June 1-15. The New York based artist is known for his colourful, large-scale abstractions, which he creates by pouring paint into a 200-gallon tank of water in his studio.
These haunting photographs by Anthea Baxter-Page are from her exhibition Passages, “referring literally to the physical thresholds and pathways that have been traveled many times over.”
In Ontario, Yours to Discover is the slogan on licence plates (although the words are about to change). For Zinnia Naqvi, the phrase triggers memories of immigration to Canada from Pakistan. Her tableaux vivants (living pictures) address common newcomer experiences, featuring props, ephemera and family photos from tourist attractions.
“I have been There” is an on-going performance series that explores relationships between death, belonging and diaspora by Montreal artist Chun Hua Catherine Dong.