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’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’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 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.
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 […]
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.
New works by Professor Michel Daigneault will be showcased at the second edition of Feature Contemporary Art Fair, dedicated exclusively to leading contemporary art. The event takes place October 22 to 25, 2015 in the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre in Toronto.
Print media Professor David Scott Armstrong has been invited to participate in two international exhibitions this fall. From July 25 to September 30, his work is on view in Global Print 2015, a multi-venue print biennial held in Douro, Portugal. The show highlights the work of print media artists from 64 countries. His large 12 […]
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 […]
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 […]