For the second time in two years, a Canadian-born artist has been shortlisted for one of the world’s most prestigious and talked-about art awards: the Turner Prize. Born in Toronto and based in London, Janice Kerbel has been singled out for her operatic work, DOUG (2014). Kerbel’s nomination follows last year’s shortlisting of the Ottawa-born, Glasgow-based artist Ciara Phillips.
Highlighting the people, materials and techniques that contributed to Rodin’s achievements, Metamorphoses: In Rodin’s Studio, on view at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, is curated by Nathalie Bondil, MMFA Director and Chief Curator. As the show examines Rodin’s enterprise, it raises the issue of originality.
Emily Carr’s diary — published in 2014 as Sister and I in Alaska — is a charming book that offers readers a glimpse into the humour and talent of a 36-year-old Carr. Believed to have been lost for more than 60 years, the diary was discovered by Canadian author David P. Silcox in 2011.
Stephen Andrews says his paintings are about us, challenging us to think critically, to act. Stephen Andrews POV, now on at the Art Gallery of Ontario, surveys the past 15 years in an almost forty-year career. The show — his largest to date — includes paintings, drawings, installations, photography and ceramics.
Ann Thomas, the NGC's Curator of Photographs, discusses the passions and processes of photographer Frederick H. Evans. Luminous and True: The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans is on view at the Gallery until September 13, 2015.
In this video, NGC Director of Conservation and Technical Research, Stephen Gritt, discusses the restoration of Michiel Coxcie's Susanna and the Elders (c. 1550–1559).
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