With a white-gloved hand, guest curator Michel V. Cheff lifts a metal spatula off a glass palette used by painter Jean Dallaire towards the end of his life. He reveals an indentation in the paint — dry for more than 50 years — that perfectly matches the spatula. “Artifacts like this humanize the artist. They emotionally connect the audience with the life of the painter,” said Cheff in an interview with NGC Magazine.
In the exhibition Guerrilla Girls: It’s a Jungle Out There! at the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives — which houses the most complete collection of Guerrilla Girls material in the country — several Guerrilla Girls posters are on display. Primarily text-based in black-and-white, the posters poke fun at the art establishment while also issuing a call to arms.
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun merges personal experiences with a political perspective, resulting in vivid works combining Indigenous iconography with Surrealism. His solo exhibition on view at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia spans the artist’s 30-year career and features more than 60 drawings, paintings, clips of performance art, and a virtual-reality installation, including several works on loan from the national collection.
In May 2015, Angela Grauerholz won the Scotiabank Photography Award for a body of work she has been building since the 1980s. To celebrate her achievements, Scotiabank Photography Award: Angela Grauerholz is currently on view in the Ryerson Image Centre’s Main Gallery in Toronto. The show is also one of the key exhibitions in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
Share this page