Calgary painter Chris Cran has a lively National Gallery of Canada retrospective packed with wordplay and optical twists and turns. Rosie Prata reviews.
Experimental music, graphic novels, noontime BBQs, film screenings, alleyway installations and karaoke caves—that’s one week at a New Brunswick art fest.
“I see this as unceded territories. I have never surrendered this to you.” So begins a journey into some of the most-discussed art in Vancouver today.
“Make It Big” used scéances and savvy curation to conjure the spirit of a deceased young artist, and reflected on art-world dynamics in the process.
“The overall effect was something akin to Wayne Newton getting a makeover from the Hilarious House of Frightenstein, as scored by Duran Duran.”