Raymond Boisjoly, Author’s Preface (installation view), 2015. Courtesy Catriona Jeffries Gallery.
Lisa Lipton, Ballad Boy, from THE IMPOSSIBLE BLUE ROSE, 2014. Photo: Tom Cochrane.
Sarah Anne Johnson, Glitter Dust Bomb, 2014.
Jon Rafman, Future Generation Prize Shortlist (installation view), 2014.
Abbas Akhavan, Study for a Hanging Garden (detail), 2013–14.
Today, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and the Sobey Art Foundation announced the five finalists for the 2015 Sobey Art Award.
Lisa Lipton (Atlantic), Jon Rafman (Quebec), Abbas Akhavan (Ontario), Sarah Anne Johnson (Prairies and the North) and Raymond Boisjoly (West Coast and the Yukon) will be considered for the prize, which will be announced on October 28. $50,000 will go to the winner with $10,000 awarded to the other finalists and $500 to the longlisted artists.
An exhibition of works by the finalists will be on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia from September 26.
For more on the finalists, check out these stories from the Canadian Art archives:
2009 review by Laura Kennis of the installation “High on a Hill” at the Khyber ICA, Halifax
2008 “Must See” about “High on a Hill” at Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s
Saelan Twerdy’s 2012 review of “The Nine Eyes of Google Street View” at MOCCA, Toronto, part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
2014 best-of by Twerdy, praising Rafman’s show at Galerie Antoine Ertaskiran, Montreal
“Home Fronts” by Hadani Ditmars, a feature on Akhavan from the Spring 2012 issue of the magazine
2012 review by Joni Murphy of Akhavan’s show at the Darling Foundry, Montreal
Sarah Anne Johnson
“Northern Splendour” by Nancy Tousley, a feature on Johnson from the Fall 2011 issue of the magazine
A 2013 interview with Johnson by Britt Gallpen
Bryne McLaughlin selects Boisjoly’s show at VOX, Montreal, for our 2015 Spring picks
McLaughlin mentions Boisjoly in his report on the 2014 “Convergence” summit in Banff