Sans faire abstrait, an exhibition on contemporary painting organized by Galerie Art Mûr in Montréal

Sans faire abstrait, an exhibition on contemporary painting organized by Galerie Art Mûr in Montréal Much of the discourse of painting has been obsessed with making clear distinctions between abstract and representational painting. A battery of new terms has been invented and old ones refigured in order to define them better. It is interesting to […]

Michel Daigneault at McBride Contemporain

Michel Daigneault at McBride Contemporain Michel Daigneault’s art practice has for many years focused on Investigating what constitutes abstraction today and thereby exploring how abstraction relates to larger social forces. Michel Daigneault has exhibited his paintings in numerous solo and group shows across Canada, in the US and France. His work is represented in many […]

Holly Ward – humynatur3 Exhibition

Holly Ward’s humynatur3 explores the dissolution of Nature/Culture distinctions as emergent in the Anthropocene, a new geological era wherein human activity has influenced the course of all non-human systems, towards unprecedented outcomes. In this context, hierarchical classifications distinguishing between biological organisms, environmental processes and ‘animal’ vs. human pursuits are dissolved, creating the ‘Terra Incognita’ of […]

Professor David Armstrong recently hosted a photogravure workshop

Professor David Armstrong recently hosted a photogravure workshop at the Department of Visual Art and Art History’s Print Media Studios (May 20-23). Photogravure, a 19th C. hybrid photo/printmaking process, has seen a resurgence in recent years and has been part of the focus of his 4 year Canada Council Grant, (After Images, 2012-16), exploring a hybrid of historical and contemporary printmaking, photography, and digital imaging techniques.

Yvonne Singer ‘pictures wellness’ with installations

Two works by Professor Yvonne Singer are featured in Picturing Wellness, an exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ont. running December 17, 2015 to March 26, 2016. The show focuses on a medical humanities perspective as the bridge between understanding resilience through treatment, care and social action. It presents artworks that consider issues […]

Alumni talent at Nuit Blanche

Visual Arts alumna Elle Flanders (PhD ’14, BA ’88) and her collaborative art practice ensemble Public Studio present their latest new media work, Zero Hour at 2015 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto. Created with Lebanese artist and poet Etel Adnan and sound artist Anna Friz, Zero Hour is a meditation on weather, climate change and the effects of northern extraction on the southern hemisphere.

Brandon Vickerd’s Chrome Ghost/ Apeshit at Definitely Superior Art Gallery in Thunder Bay

York Visual Art Professor Brandon Vickerd’s large scale metal sculpture/installation Chrome Ghost/ Apeshit is on view at Thunder Bay’s Definitely Superior Art Gallery March 28 to April 25, 2015. Playing with pop-culture references, Vickerd highlights our nostalgia for a past when science held the promise of a limitless future, and not the strange and often […]

Janet Jones’ painting exhibition Playtimes at Katzman Contemporary in Toronto

Playtimes, a new series of monumental paintings by York Visual Art Professor Janet Jones, is on view at Toronto’s Katzman Contemporary March 27 to April 25, 2015. Evoking abstract representations of a contemporary urban existence on the brink of a “techno-sublime explosion”, the real and the virtual overtly overlay, careen and collide in these works. Playtimes […]