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Paul Gessell

Paul Gessell

Saskatchewan-born Paul Gessell has worked as a journalist across Canada for The Canadian Press, Maclean’s and The Ottawa Citizen, earning two National Newspaper Awards and other honours. For the last three decades while based in the Ottawa area, he has focused on the collision of art and politics.

Fabric artist Karina Bergmans stitches up hearts, lungs and other human organs. Read more

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Indigenous artists from Canada and Australia wrap themselves in buffalo and possum robes. Read more

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How far has the pendulum swung for women in Canadian galleries? Read more

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National Gallery explores the movement's little-known female pioneers. Read more

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Mitchell Wiebe plays with vampires and psychedelic swirls in trippy Regina show. Read more

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Stunning paintings that resemble Métis beadwork are a call to preserve Mother Earth. Read more

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Visitors can get tested for HIV at a show by a Los Angeles artist who puts a happy face on blood in the era of AIDS. Read more

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The bitter artistic rivalry and troubled marriage of two of Canada’s most popular artists explored in new book. Read more

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A subversive project with a witty name – Tiny Pricks – lets people vent about Donald Trump one stitch at a time. Read more

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A high-level group in Ottawa is working to bring new life to a project cancelled by the former Conservative government. Read more

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Saskatchewan artist explores the experiences of German-Canadian immigrants. Read more

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People are busy. Money is tight. The first story in our two-part series looks at how galleries attract diverse audiences. Read more

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Western Canadian artists show work they made as part of an epic voyage along all three coasts of Canada. Read more

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Alberta’s Marmie Hess amassed a surprising array of art from the Arctic. It has found a new home at the Canadian Museum of History. Read more

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Photographs by Vera Saltzman reflect the psychological depth of children. Read more

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Chris Attrell’s gothic photographs evoke the spirit of ghost towns and abandoned farms. Read more

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Saskatchewan artist Lindsay Arnold livens up the tedium of women’s work from days of yore. Read more

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Galleries in small communities are punching above their weight thanks to programs that bring in shows from larger cities. Read more

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Environmental revelations about a desecrated planet are more profound in the book than in the exhibition and film. Read more

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A century after the mysterious death of the Canadian artist, a new book recounts the findings of a modern-day police investigation. Read more

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