Murray Whyte

Galleries West magazine is shortlisted in two categories: WRITTEN NOMINEES ARTS, CULTURE + ENTERTAINMENT "Lost in the Memory Palace" by Murray Whyte, Galleries West Fall/Winter 2013 and MAGAZINE NOMINEES BEST ON-LINE MAGAZINE more

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Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore’s visceral work is politically potent but also brims with poetic humanity. A show at the Art Gallery of Ontario includes many of her greatest hits. more


The artist’s studio, in the popular imagination, is a place of exceptional myth and, as a consequence, one of potent cliché. more


Maria Hupfield’s practice lies less in the inequities of Indigenous identity in the 21st century – though it is about that – than in the more critical experience of human connection. more


For five years in the 1920s, Lawren Harris made short annual sketching sojourns to the Rocky Mountains from his Toronto home base. But he made them count. more


Kim Dorland works in his Toronto studio

Photo by Sian Richards.

Occasional breaks from the studio are crucial for Dorland, who paints with such feverish intensity that basic needs, like food and sleep, sometimes seem like frills he fits in around the edges, if at all. more


"Dam #6, Three Gorges Dam Project, Yangtze River, China"

© Edward Burtynsky, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery / Paul Kuhn Gallery.

Burtynsky sees the world through a large-format camera, plying a photographic vision so broadly universal as to make every corner of the globe rife with subject matter for his expansive worldview. more


"The Clock"

Courtesy White Cube, London, and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

There is absolutely nothing particularly profound about "The Clock," Christian Marclay’s 24-hour-long obsessive cobbling-together of film history that performs the maddeningly precise task of actually telling time, minute by minute. more


"Killing Machine"

Photo: Seber Ugarte & Lorena Lopez. © Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller.

Somewhere in the din on the fourth floor of the Art Gallery of Ontario, between the dizzying light show and crashing rock opera, you have to ask: But is it art? more


The National Gallery of Canada, with its $8-million annual acquisition budget, buys a fair amount of stuff, a good chunk of it Canadian, and an increasing amount of that contemporary. more


The 2012 version of Art Toronto – or, the event previously known as the Toronto International Art Fair, if you prefer – featured some 130 galleries from 23 countries. more


"Uncharted Galvanized Hut"

Chris Millar

I’ll spare you some disappointment up front: There is absolutely no way I’ll address each and every work in Oh, Canada, the sprawling, highly subjective and surprise-filled survey of Canadian contemporary art that opened at Mass MoCA this spring. more