Tag: sculpture

Gretel Boose: A dose of wonder

Ceramic sculptor Gretel Boose remains one of my all-time favourites. She’s been posting process shots on Instagram recently, as she readies for a studio tour in Uxbridge, Ontario.  Learn more about her work on a previous Art Junkie post, here. More of the work of Gretel Boose on 

31/150: Michael Massie – Order of Canada

Inuit artist Michael Massie has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest honour. A sculptor and silversmith from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Massie told the CBC he was so surprised to be appointed that he first thought the call today from the Governor-General’s office […]

Lorenzo Quinn – Hands on the Grand Canal

Lorenzo Quinn’s new installation for the Venice Biennale is called Support.  The renowned Italian sculptor created two large hands emerging from the Grand Canal to protect and support the historic building of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel. The hands symbolize tools that can both destroy the world, but also have the […]

Zak Ové: Invisible Men

Yorkshire Sculpture Park  has just installed an extraordinary assembly of 80 sculptures by British-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové. Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness. This is a mass of identical two-metre-tall figures, placed in the park’s 18th century landscape.

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, […]