Paul Gessell

The Sobey Art Award finalists never had it so good. And neither did Alberta, birthplace of three of the five nominees. more

Oct 13, 2016 2:51 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

As a young artist, Odjig experimented with abstraction, cubism, surrealism and other genres not normally identified with aboriginal art. more

Oct 3, 2016 7:32 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Annie Pootogook (2009)

Courtesy Nunatsiaq News, Photo by Justin Nobel.

In 1969 when Annie Pootoogook was born in the Nunavut art-making community of Cape Dorset, there were no igloos, so she didn’t draw igloos, the late Inuit artist once said. Instead, she drew what she knew: more

Sep 24, 2016 10:26 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

It’s an odd irony: grand new art galleries are opening across the west just as the digital age ushers in unprecedented access to art from the comfort of our sofas. more

Sep 7, 2016 12:03 PM ART APPRECIATION

Prudence Heward, "At the Theatre," 1928

MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest, Photo: MMFA, Christine Guest

It’s taken almost a century, but some of Montreal’s best-known Jazz Age paintings are finally travelling west this fall as the Glenbow Museum in Calgary exhibits the touring show 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group. more

Sep 5, 2016 7:58 PM PREVIEWS

Marina Roy, "Apartment," 2009

Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Don Hall

The Regina Public Library had a strange, unsettling “neighbour” this past summer. Book lovers entering the downtown building would see immediately on their right a glass wall looking into a space resembling a primate enclosure. more

Aug 31, 2016 9:34 AM EXHIBITIONS

The photograph appears to capture a pristine North. But it is actually a disturbing snapshot of climate change. Reid has seen photographs of that same scene taken half a century ago, also during August. more

Jan 8, 2016 5:21 PM PREVIEWS

Frederick Sandys "King Pelles' Daughter Bearing the Vessel of Sangreal" 1861

Promised gift from the Lanigan Collection, Photo © NGC

Back in Saskatoon, Lanigan soon began acquiring Pre-Raphaelite art, mainly drawings. His collection is so impressive the National Gallery of Canada is showing 100 of the works, the bulk of the collection, from Oct. 9 to Jan. 3. more

Sep 21, 2015 8:23 PM ART APPRECIATION

Alex Janvier, "Morning Star"


While Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have faced plenty of criticism from the arts community, the complexity of various budgetary regimes can make it difficult to draw precise conclusions about overall trends in arts funding. more

Sep 15, 2015 8:19 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Iris Hauser, "The Changeling", 2012

Photo: Zach Hauser

Saskatoon artist Iris Hauser has a regular stable of models she uses for figurative, narrative paintings that evoke art history, literature and fantasy. Ordinarily, Hauser chooses the models’ costumes and poses to create the right atmosphere. more

Sep 8, 2015 10:55 AM EXHIBITIONS

Martha Eetak, "Amauti," around 1918

The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg, HBC Museum Collection, Photo: © The Manitoba Museum, Winnipeg

This nationally touring exhibition redefines the concept of “self-portrait” and simultaneously brings new importance to women’s traditional crafts, often overlooked by the art world. more

Sep 7, 2015 8:27 PM PREVIEWS

Rosalie Favell found herself part of a welcoming group of aboriginal artists doing residencies in 2008 at the Banff Centre. She decided to shoot portraits of these fellow artists, who included Alex Janvier, Nadia Myre and Frank Shebageget. more

Sep 7, 2015 8:01 PM PREVIEWS

"Vida y Obra del Generalísimo don Ignacio de Allende"


A popular tourist attraction in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in central Mexico, is an unfinished mural by one of the country’s most celebrated artists, David Alfaro Siqueiros. more


"Preuzmimo Benčić"

Courtesy of the artist, Musagetes, and Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto. Photo: Milica Czerny Urban.

A massive industrial building known as Rikard Benčić was built in 1793 in the Croatian port city of Rijeka. Over the centuries the building served many functions, producing sugar, cigarettes, machine parts and other goods. more

Jan 9, 2015 12:20 PM EXHIBITIONS

"Leaves of Grass"

Courtesy of the artist, Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, and Casey Kaplan, New York. Photo: Anders Sune Berg.

A new group of ambitious Vancouver artists now reigns: Geoffrey Farmer, Althea Thauberger and Luke Parnell, who were given spacious individual rooms for this five-month exhibition of 80 works by 26 artists from across the country. more

Oct 23, 2014 10:50 AM EXHIBITIONS

From "Holding Our Breath"

Photo by Henri Robideau, grunt gallery.

Adrian Stimson’s installation "Sandbox" is chilling. The Saskatoon-based artist, a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta, has created an ordinary-looking children’s sandbox. more

Sep 14, 2014 9:56 PM ART APPRECIATION



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