Corkin Gallery, Toronto September 13 to October 28, 2012
Toronto, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects
An article from the Summer 2012 issue of Canadian Art
The term “reconstruction” can be associated with Civil War history, plastic surgery and financial crises alike. As Pete Smith reports, the term also gets fresh aesthetic definition in Nicole Collins’ new paintings, currently on view in Toronto.
He paints. He writes. He teaches. He administers. John Kissick is the busiest person critic Pete Smith has ever met. Now, Smith takes a closer look at Kissick (his past professor and “Guelph Mafia” don) in a feature from the Winter issue of Canadian Art.
Three large-scale painters—John Kissick, David Craven and Jordan Broadworth—shrink their format for a new group exhibition. Along the way they show that good paintings can most certainly come in small packages.
For magicians and illusionists, mentalism refers to a type of trick that relies on the power of suggestion.
The desire to make paintings that reflect the ephemeral character of moving pictures is a time-honoured aspiration.