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November 16, 2018

Ill Drones: In the Studio With Amanda Boulos

Ill Drones: In the Studio With Amanda Boulos by Anna Kovler Finding a loose seed on the ground, it is almost impossible to tell what plant will sprout if one...
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September 29, 2018

Abbas Akhavan’s “Folly” at VIE D’ANGE, Montréal

 Abbas Akhavan’s “Folly” at VIE D’ANGE, Montréal  by Anna Kovler In the centre of what used to be a car mechanic’s shop, but functions now as an art gallery, Abbas...
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September 20, 2018

Echoes of the Ocean: Maskull Lasserre at the Vancouver Biennale

Echoes of the Ocean: Maskull Lasserre at the Vancouver Biennale by Anna Kovler Standing on the western edge of the North American continent, by the boats docked at a Vancouver...
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August 24, 2018

Rough Edges: Sojourner Truth Parsons & Nadia Belerique at Daniel Faria Gallery

Rough Edges: Sojourner Truth Parsons and Nadia Belerique at Daniel Faria Gallery by Anna Kovler Electric lights dot the walls of Nadia Belerique and Sojourner Truth Parsons’ exhibition at Daniel...
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August 3, 2018

Slow Time: Patrick Coutu at Magasin Général

Slow Time: Patrick Coutu at Magasin Général At the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, near the small community of Rivière-la-Madeleine on the Gaspé Peninsula, Patrick Coutu is working on...
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July 24, 2018

To Paint a Love Poem: In the Studio with Ambera Wellmann

To Paint a Love Poem: In the Studio with Ambera Wellmann By Anna Kovler Historically, the Minotaur is always the pinnacle of violence and brute strength. In ancient Greek statues,...
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June 21, 2018

Lore Of The Mount: In the Studio with Simon Hughes

Lore Of The Mountain: In The Studio With Simon Hughes Looking out of the windows in Simon Hughes' studio we see Winnipeg in two cardinal directions, its low-lying buildings and...
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June 12, 2018

Unknown Past, Unknown Future: An Te Liu at MARSO Foundation, Mexico City

A crumbling Porfirian-era mansion in the centre of Mexico City houses NEW LIFE, An Te Liu’s first solo exhibition in the city. Shielded from the street by dark iron gates...
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May 29, 2018

Earth/Air/Fire/Water: Wanda Koop at Arsenal New York

In the exhibition STANDING WITHSTANDING, Wanda Koop presents a selection of works encompassing some of the major themes of her career. A clear path emerges, connecting a video-installation presented at...
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May 16, 2018

Life, Death, and Heavy Metal: In The Studio With Paul Butler

Paul Butler has worn many hats in the art world. He has tried his hand at nearly every art-related occupation available to somebody who showed early promise as an artist...
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April 13, 2018

On MKUltra, LSD, and Generational Trauma: The Upcoming Performances of Sarah Anne Johnson

For the last ten years, Sarah Anne Johnson has been making work in response to an unusual and deeply traumatic event in her family’s history. In 1956, nobody in the...
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March 10, 2018

A Future We Do Not Yet Know: In The Studio With An Te Liu

by Anna Kovler In a defunct, light-filled car garage, An Te Liu is wrapping up production of his new bronze sculptures in preparation for the Armory Show in New York....
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March 1, 2018

The Spaces We Inhabit: In the Studio with John Monteith

by Anna Kovler My first question upon entering John Monteith’s studio was: which part of your body gets hurt from making these? My hand, and especially my thumb, he replied,...
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February 20, 2018

Materials (re)invented: Not Too High, Not That Low at Division Toronto

by Anna Kovler To say that a woman has “come undone” is to say she has lost her composure or self-control. In the group show Not Too High, Not That...
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January 20, 2018

Vacancies

Vacancies  By Anna Kovler In one of the few remaining light industrial neighborhoods in Toronto, a massive studio building houses Towards, an emerging independent art gallery. “Vacancies” is the seventh...
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December 9, 2017

Lovable Hustlers: The Paintings of Michael Harrington

Lovable Hustlers: The Paintings of Michael Harrington by Anna Kovler The social interactions depicted in Michael Harrington’s paintings are mysterious. Men in plush interiors make business deals over cocktails. Women...
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November 15, 2017

Born in the Digital: The Universe According to Nicolas Baier

Born in the Digital: The Universe According to Nicolas Baier Humans have been wondering about the nature and shape of the universe long before the birth of the sciences. Early...
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October 4, 2017

Seen by the Water: Marlene Creates and Fogo Island

Seen by the Water: Marlene Creates and Fogo Island   by Anna Kovler   For Marlene Creates, the landscape is not simply something we look at and represent. It is…

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October 4, 2017

Harmony in Opposites: Jennifer Lefort at Division Gallery Toronto

Harmony in Opposites: Jennifer Lefort at Division Gallery Toronto by Anna Kovler   If there are binary opposites in the language of paint, Jennifer Lefort exploits them to the fullest…

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September 8, 2017

Bringing Down Giants: Duane Linklater’s Public Commission in the Don Valley River Park

Bringing Down Giants: Duane Linklater’s Public Commission in the Don Valley River Park by Anna Kovler People in Toronto refer to the Don River Valley Park as a refuge from…