Fantastical. Whimsical. Mischievous. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about Be Mysterious, an exhibition on display at the Walter Phillips Gallery at the internationally renowned Banff Centre in Alberta.
It seems fitting that three Vancouver galleries joined forces this year to exhibit works by Rodney Graham. One venue would seem almost constraining for an artist who draws upon a multitude of inspirations, and who has been variously described throughout his career as a filmmaker, photographer, sculptor, conceptualist, and even a rock singer.
This month, one of Canada’s best-known Abstract Expressionists, Rita Letendre, responds to NGC Magazine's version of The Proust Questionnaire.
If you were a First World War general poring over aerial photographs of enemy lines, how would you tell the difference between a genuine bomb crater and an artificially created one? The answer is that the artificially created bomb crater would be just a little bit too perfectly round, and would show no traces of an actual explosion. This is one of many questions answered in the fascinating book, The Great War Seen from the Air In Flanders Fields, 1914–1918.
In this video, Vera Frenkel discusses her work ... from the Transit Bar (1992, reconstructed in 2014), on view at the National Gallery of Canada until August 17, 2014.
Travel behind the scenes to see how the National Gallery of Canada installed The Poem of the Vine, a bronze sculpture measuring four metres in height and weighing 2.7 tonnes, on loan from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.