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(Da bao)(Takeout): Good to Go

(Da bao)(Takeout): Good to Go

In suburban Markham, an impressive exhibition strives to locate a cross-cultural dynamic between China and the West, presenting a thoughtful selection of works from Chinese, Canadian and Chinese-Canadian artists. Mariam Nader reviews.

Egan Frantz: Poetic License

Egan Frantz: Poetic License

Tomorrow Gallery, a young Toronto space founded by artists Hugh Scott-Douglas, Aleksander Hardashnakov and Tara Downs, recently wrapped a show by New York's Egan Frantz. Mariam Nader reviews, finding irreverent takes on art, craft and literature.

Keren Cytter: Video Virtuoso

Keren Cytter: Video Virtuoso

“Based on a True Story” in Oakville boasts the largest North American survey to date of Keren Cytter, the Tel Aviv–born artist known as one of today’s most intriguing video practitioners. Mariam Nader reviews, finding greatest hits and unexpected delights.

Luke Painter: The Ornamentalist

Luke Painter: The Ornamentalist

Melding William Morris-style ornamentation with more contemporary concerns, artist Luke Painter detours around dry academicism for something more vibrant and visceral. Mariam Nader reviews his current Toronto show at LE Gallery, finding depth in decoration.

Tessar Sebastian Lo & Mark DeLong: Twice Removed

Tessar Sebastian Lo & Mark DeLong: Twice Removed

Currently on at Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto is an exhibition that juxtaposes two young Canadian artists of distinctly different practices—one more emotional and illustrative, the other more conceptual and abstract. Mariam Nader reviews.

The “C” Word: Readymades Need Not Apply

The “C” Word: Readymades Need Not Apply

The Doris McCarthy Gallery is currently host to an ambitious exhibition on the role of craft in contemporary art. Mariam Nader reviews, finding it refreshing, in an age of conceptually influenced practices, to consider work that emphasizes the visual and physical.

Mariam Nader’s Top 3: Nature, Necrosis and Nexus

Mariam Nader’s Top 3: Nature, Necrosis and Nexus

From dreamy phantasms to hard-knuckle labour, Canadian Art intern Mariam Nader took in appealing shows on a wide range of themes this year. Here are the three exhibitions in Montreal and Toronto that made it onto her best-of list.