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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.

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

BOOKS

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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The recession sidelined the Canada Council Art Bank. But it may be back on the radar and buying art again soon. Read more

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Drawings made half a century ago on Baffin Island reveal the preoccupations of Inuit living amidst transition. Read more

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Manitoba artist Katharine Bruce and her late father, Robert Bruce, have their first joint exhibition in Winnipeg. Read more

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Two Indigenous women use film and art to encourage dialogue and healing. Read more

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Craig Le Blanc reveals his doubts and anxieties about masculinity in an exhibition at Edmonton’s Front Gallery. Read more

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People with synesthesia may be able to hear, smell or taste these circular paintings. Read more

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This pioneering artist journeyed to Europe in 1919 to paint devastated battlefields and the graveyards of Canadian soldiers. Her life was never the same. Read more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

Kate Mountford’s “paintings” of mountains are more than a touch surreal and fantastical. But where’s the paint? Read more

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Fiona Ackerman’s latest paintings are inspired by photographs of paper gardens created amid the infinite reflections of mirrored boxes. Read more

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Mark Holliday and Aaron Sidorenko love to collaborate on supersized encaustic landscapes. Their work is showing at Calgary’s Paul Kuhn Gallery for most of the summer. Read more

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A new biography examines the life, loves and schizophrenia of Saskatchewan-born artist Agnes Martin. Her ephemeral grids belie the turbulence of her life. Read more

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Art collector Ash Prakash pursued his love of Montreal painter James Morrice with what he calls reckless abandon. Canada is all the richer for it, as a show opening soon in Edmonton attests. Read more

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