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Winter 1986
Winter 1986

On newsstands December 15, 1986 to March 14, 1987

Volume 3, Number 4


Frank Gehry, Master Builder The art world salutes a Toronto-born, Los Angeles-based architect in a major retrospective. By Adele Freedman Lights Fantastic An international group of artists took over an underground shopping mall in Montreal with an ambitious light show. By Lorne Falk Sudden Impact From funk ceramics to dreamlike Japanese gardens. The leaps-and-bounds evolution of Regina artist Jerry Didur. By Nancy Tousley The Collector Alan Schwartz loves painting and everybody loves Alan Schwartz. A portrait of a remarkable private buyer. By Sandra Martin Moments in Timelessness Art and craft merge in the unforgettable photography of the late Michael Lambeth. By George Bogardi The Declaration of Independents Freelance curators are opening up new avenues for the exploration of contemporary visual art. By Susan Crean


A jury on trial at the Calgary Olympics, Joseph Martin resigns from the National Gallery, Melvin Charney's tribute on The Hill, Collins and Milazzo hit Toronto, new ideas from Art Metropole, and the Bovey report.

This Winter

Medrie MacPhee at Mira Godard, Shelagh Alexander in Montreal, Joanne Tod at Carmen Lamanna, a Graff retrospective at the Musée d'art contemporain, Oonark at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and The Idea of the North in NYC.

Point of View

An off-the-wall look at a medium that commands a religious devotion from its disciples. By Brian Shein


General Idea: "The Armoury from the 1984 Miss General Idea Pavillion" By Tim Guest Art in Victoria: 1960-1986/Maxwell Bates By Robin Skelton Liz Magor By Peggy Gale Cynthia Short By Anna Babinksa Greg Curnoe: nü wërk By David McFadden John Fox: Recent Paintings By Liz Wylie Life Like It: Some Halifax Video By Earl Miller 1986 Baker Lake Print Collection By Ian Wiseman Caryn Nuttall: Victoria Regina Has Posthumous Fun in the Colonies By Dorothy Labarge Mark Prent: New Sculpture By Linda Genereux The Art of the Northern Tlingit By Ramsay Cook Kurelek: A Biography By Terrence Heath   Cover: Architect Frank Gehry framed by the soaring metal-clad wall of his California Aerospace Museum. Photo by Michael Pilon.
Winter 1986