Wide-reaching and distinctly Canadian, the Sargeant and Firestone exhibitions, on view at the Ottawa Art Gallery, offer audiences an overview of 20th century Canadian art history.
The urge to create a new museum must be similar to an artist’s impulse: to make something beautiful, something meaningful, and perhaps even something immortal.
With the current crop of movies based on comic books practically owning the box office, and the wild popularity of comic conventions around the world, there has perhaps never been a better time to produce a book that looks at the growth, style, history and impact of comic books as an art form.
There is something compelling about a work of art that can play tricks with both mind and body. Saskatchewan artist Neil Campbell’s work Boom, Boom (1993) — two giant circles painted on walls that sit at 90 degrees to one another — provides just such an illusion to those visiting the National Gallery of Canada’s contemporary galleries.
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.