Jennifer Murphy’s delicate collages of animals, birds and plants remind us that every living thing on this planet is dependent on the life of another.
Writer and collector Bill Clarke picks his favourite work from the Canadian Art Foundation's upcoming auction.
Bill Clarke reports from the recent flurry of art fairs in New York, where the CanCon was strong.
Alberta-based artist Wil Murray’s latest body of work, Die Welt in Farben (2014), finds inspiration in commercial travel imagery.
Derek Sullivan’s exhibition “Albatross Omnibus”—the Power Plant’s 2011 commission—was inspired by the history of the artist’s book, an art form that arose in the 1960s and 70s in conjunction with conceptual art. In this article from the Winter 2012 issue of Canadian Art, Bill Clarke reviews the show, which suggests both the liberations of intellect and the burdens of physicality.
Whether he’s in Toronto, Vancouver or London, Jason McLean is an artistic locavore, filling his drawings with the landmarks, conversations and people closest to him. In this feature from our summer issue, critic Bill Clarke maps out McLean’s practice.
Spring Hurlbut has examined themes of life and death using motifs that some viewers find frightening. But as writer Bill Clarke discovers in an in-depth interview, Hurlbut’s main desire is for us to contemplate the human condition.
Former Royal Art Lodge member Michael Dumontier had his first Canadian solo show in Toronto this fall. As Bill Clarke notes, Dumontier seems to have been the group’s minimalist, as well as its most childlike soul.
In the last few years the photographers Hedi Slimane, Mario Testino and David LaChapelle, who are more often identified with fashion than with fine art, have mounted shows in major American and European galleries.
Balint Zsako’s practice is often described as quirky, disturbing, otherworldly and a little bit dirty. But despite all of the swollen sex organs and pendulous breasts on view, his work doesn’t feel pornographic; rather, it feels mythic.
Paul P.’s recent work lulls viewers into pleasantly melancholic reveries. P. is part of a cadre of young Canadian artists (which also includes Scott Treleaven and Luis Jacob) who are currently breaking onto the international art scene, and whose art practices seem directly informed by their sexual orientation.