TORONTO — Wendy Snyder MacNeil is as much a documentarian as she is an artist.
TORONTO — The Rebel Zone provides insight into a scene that set the stage for a whole generation of artists, ultimately leading to one of the city’s earliest examples of gentrification.
TORONTO — Home Ground provides a kind of vast cosmos that reflects the rootlessness of the immigrant experience and the challenge of finding, developing, and maintaining an identity.
TORONTO — What do you get when you pair the work of a living composer with that of one from the 17th century?
KLEINBURG, Ontario — People often generalize indigenous art, confining it to images of totem poles, bears, and eagles.
TORONTO — In the discussion around underrepresented female artists in the art world, one name is slowly becoming more well known.
TORONTO — “I like art about art. I think many people pussyfoot around this issue.”
TORONTO — Artist Suzy Lake is many women at once in her work, but in life, she is a singular, deeply influential artist who began exploring the constructed nature of femininity and identity before Cindy Sherman ever donned a wig or set of buck teeth.
TORONTO — If pain can be funny, and funny things are sometimes painful, then Villa Toronto was off to a hilariously macabre start on Friday night. Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson held court at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), offering “an evening of misery,” complete with sad songs and black humor.
KLEINBURG, Ontario — With a much-lauded show of cutouts at MoMA and a group exhibition at the Denver Art Museum, Henri Matisse seems to be experiencing (yet another) moment in the North American art scene. Canada’s McMichael Collection has joined the fray with its exhibition Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse.
The near-mythic name of Michelangelo conjures many things: the divine, swirling figures of the Sistine Chapel ceiling; the almost-touching hands of human and divine; Charlton Heston’s grimacing mug; a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
KLEINBURG, Ontario — In 2007 he described himself as “the Naomi Campbell of the art world.” Now he’s now hugging trees and talking about staying “in the moment” like a Buddhist zen master.