Our editors’ weekly roundup of Canadian art news.
The Manitoba Inuit Association has moved into the Winnipeg Art Gallery Studio building on the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Saint Mary Avenue. The move signals a strengthening of the relationship between the two partner organizations, which have collaborated on a number of projects in the past, including the WAG-Baker Lake Dialogue, which focused on artistic exchange.
The Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston was awarded an acquisitions grant worth almost $20,000 this summer by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the gallery has announced that the funds will be used to purchase a photographic work by Charles Stankievech and two paintings by Margaux Williamson.
Canadian-raised artist Hugh Scott-Douglas will join the roster of New York gallery Casey Kaplan, which also represents Geoffrey Farmer, Liam Gillick, Brian Jungen and Simon Starling. Scott-Douglas recently exhibited in New York at Blum and Poe, and has an upcoming solo show at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is also represented by Blum and Poe, Simon Lee and Jessica Silverman Gallery.
The Vancouver Art Gallery had an eventful Monday after a natural gas leak was discovered behind the building, forcing road closures and limiting access within the gallery, which stayed open throughout. The disruption was repaired later that afternoon.