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.
Canadian artist Terence Gower's latest pavilion at the Bronx Museum, SuperPuesto, juxtaposes the makeshift architecture of the puesto with the iconic Modernist architectural structures that swept across the Americas in the 1950s and 1960s.
To some, Terry Smith is an iconoclast determined to turn the
contemporary art discourse on its head. To others, he’s simply saying
what many are already thinking.
The NGC has two very special visitors on long-term loan: Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s sculptures, Neapolitan Fisherboy with Shell and Girl with a Shell, currently on view in the European art galleries.
Newfoundland is a place where folklore and legend often blend together, reflecting the island’s history, while providing a way to communicate what happens in daily life. This long-held attachment to the fantastical makes it an ideal province to host the National Gallery of Canada’s travelling exhibition: Beautiful Monsters: Beasts and Fantastic Creatures in Early European Prints.