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Spring 1985
Spring 1985

On newsstands March 15 to June 14, 1985

Volume 2, Number 1


Roadside Attractions For Nova Scotian folk artists like Joe Norris, Sidney Howard and Ralph Boutilier, a pastime has blossomed into a cottage industry. Photography by Tom Skudra Text by Peter Day Culture Shock European curator Germano Celant beings an encyclopaedic display of contemporary Italian and German art to the Art Gallery of Ontario. By Peggy Gale Fearful Symmetry In his relentless anatomizing of the human visage, Arnaud Maggs is redefining the photographic portrait. By Gary Michael Dault A Painter's Life In spite of A.J. Casson's individualism, his 60-year-career has been inextricably linked to the Group of Seven. By Hubert de Santana Eric Fischl As a major show of his paintings opens at Saskatoon's Mendel Art Gallery, one of New York's hottest artists offers a thoughtful commentary on his work. By Robert Enright


The new Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Vancouver's Warehouse Show, Red Deer rejects modernism, Halifax deliberates over a new public gallery, Cabaret painting in Montreal...


A preview of the spring shows, compiled by Peter Day: Gathie Falk's paintings, Leon Golub's political panoramas, Tony Scherman in London, Normal Cohn's video portraits

Book Reviews

Karen Wilkin assesses MOMA's definitive study on Primitivism and modern art; In Brief: Hockney, Karl Bodmer, Joan Miró, by Richard Perry

Art & Money

Art and economic revival in Chemainus, B.C., Loaves and fishes: the Canada Council copes with cutbacks, The artist and the taxman

Point of View

René Blouin looks askance at the publicity stunts dreamed up in gallery boardrooms.


Louise Robert By George Bogardi The 1940's: A Decade of Painting in Ontario By Joan Murray Joe Fafard By Christopher Young András Böröcz and László Révész By Clara Hargittay Frank Gehry: Recent Drawings By Peter Day Fires in Th Tempul: Bill Bissett By Barabara Daniel Arlene Stamp, Paintings: The Gladys M. Johnston Series By Marshall Webb Theatre of the Imagination/Avant-Scene de l'imaginarie By René Blouin   Cover: Portrait of A.J. Casson by Gail Harvey
Spring 1985