Artists: Profiles

  • Traces Left Behind: The Art of Bill Vazan

    Traces Left Behind: The Art of Bill Vazan

    For over five decades, Canadian artist Bill Vazan has created an impressive and varied body of work. His practice includes conceptual works that engage with maps and investigate the relationship between the borders and boundaries that guide our understanding of the globe.

    By Josée Drouin-Brisebois, Curator, Contemporary Art, NGC
    Posted: September 11, 2015
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  • The Private, the Personal, and the Public in the Art of Eric Fischl

    The Private, the Personal, and the Public in the Art of Eric Fischl

    When Marc Mayer and Eric Fischl sit down for a discussion at the National Gallery of Canada on September 10, it won’t be the first time they’ve crossed paths. Mayer, the National Gallery of Canada’s Director and CEO, first met Fischl — an internationally acclaimed American artist — in the late 1980s.

    By NGC Magazine Staff
    Posted: August 12, 2015
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  • In Search of the South: Pierre Huyghe’s A Journey That Wasn’t

    Part documentary, part science fiction movie, part musical, A Journey That Wasn’t goes in search of the soul of the Antarctic. It melds fact and fiction, conjuring the many impulses—primal, colonial, scientific—that have drawn adventurers, past and present, to remote lands.

    By Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, NGC
    Posted: February 11, 2013
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  • Don McCullin

    Don McCullin

    In 1961, McCullin travelled to Berlin to photograph the construction of the Berlin Wall, winning the British Press Award for his work. In 1964, he covered the war in Cyprus and the Stanleyville massacres in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and won the World Press Photo Premier Award. He made fifteen trips to cover the Vietnam War, photographed famine victims in Biafra and Bangladesh, and documented conflicts in Northern Ireland, Cambodia, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, El Salvador, and many other countries.


    By Katherine Stauble, Sobey Curatorial Assistant, Photographs, NGC
    Posted: December 17, 2012
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  • Marcel Dzama

    Marcel Dzama

    Marcel Dzama’s work is populated by a cast of recurring characters: bears, bats, and trees; masked assassins, military officers and acrobatic performers.

    By Rhiannon Vogl, Curatorial Assistant, Contemporary Art, NGC
    Posted: December 17, 2012
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  • Lynne Marsh

    Lynne Marsh

    Lynne Marsh was born in Vancouver in 1969, and now divides her time between Berlin, London and Montreal. Working with sound and video installations, she is interested in the role that architecture plays in creating meaning among those who inhabit the built environment. She explores old structures as remnants of past political, social and cultural environments, and their relationship to contemporary society.

    By Scott Thompson
    Posted: December 17, 2012
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