Canadian Art’s Summer 2015 issue hits newsstands across the country this week, with focus on a number of key artists from Western Canada. Among the highlights:
Canadian Art Writing Prize winner Amy Luo’s interview with Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer, who, following on the heels of his international success at the 2012 Documenta, is currently presenting a mid-career survey at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Critic and art historian Adam Lauder‘s in-depth reappraisal of Robert Smithson‘s iconic Vancouver Glue Pour project from December, 1969, that framed the heyday of that city’s involvement with the development of Conceptual Art.
Vancouver critic and novelist Michael Turner’s feature on The Apartment, an influential space that helped to launch an eastward shift in the city’s gallery scene.
Simon Lewson’s feature on pioneering Toronto GIF artist Lorna Mills and her rollicking, raunchy image world.
Chris Hampton’s profile on Winnipeg artists Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier—nominees for last year’s Sobey Award and formerly of the Royal Art Lodge—whose humourous work continues with new collaborative projects, including wryly illustrated bookworks.
Curator Sarah Robayo Sheridan’s essay on the longstanding conceptual practice of Toronto artist Robert Fones, who has made a career of alphabetic explorations.
Plus: Art historian Elizabeth Legge on artist-curator Ydessa Hendeles’s remarkable new installation at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Also in this issue:
Reviews from across the country, including Rebecca Travis on Sarah Cale and Lee Henderson on Dave Dyment.
Richard Rhodes on how the makeover of Toronto’s historic Union Station includes contemporary art.
Caoimhe Morgan-Feir on “Contemporary Conversations,” a new programming and exhibition series at the official residence of the United States ambassador to Canada in Ottawa.
And much more!
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