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On Newsstands and Online Now: Special Issue on Sculpture

The Winter 2012 issue of Canadian Art hits newsstands across the country this week with a special focus on our country’s most compelling sculpture and installation artists. Related portfolios and videos online also flesh out the 3-D theme.

Issue highlights include:

  • • Managing editor Bryne McLaughlin’s cover story on Montreal artist Michel de Broin’s recent public projects in New Orleans, Paris and beyond

  • • Novelist Ann Ireland’s examination of the elusive magic that Tim Whiten brings to his acclaimed 40-year sculpture practice

  • • Critic Gary Michael Dault’s meditation on the participatory practice of artist/architect Jacques Bilodeau

  • • Contributing editor Robin Laurence’s look at the installation ingenuity of Reece Terris, who elevates construction know-how into high art

  • • Critic Daniel Baird’s profile of pioneering multimedia artist Jessica Stockholder, currently chair of the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago

  • • Journalist Katie Addleman’s exploration of Montreal-based artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s wonderfully kinetic mechanical works

  • • Art historian Mark Cheetham addressing the ways that artist Christian Eckart pushes painting into the realm of the three-dimensional

  • • A special 24-page student supplement, “Art Schools: Sculpture,” featuring advice from outstanding grads, tips on finding find the right program, and info on burgeoning career opportunities

There’s also some not-to-be-missed features online, like a roundup of Michel De Broin’s public artworks past and present; a portfolio of Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s work, right up to his latest New York solo show; snapshots from the career of sculptural vanguardist Jessica Stockholder; and installation views for rising Vancouver star Reece Terris.

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