Leading the way in a jam-packed fall art season, Canadian Art’s Fall 2015 issue hits newsstands across the country this week. Among the highlights:
Vancouver curator Jesse McKee charts the rise of 2015 Sobey Art Award–nominated artist Raymond Boisjoly, whose practice tests the high-tech/low-tech viability of image-making and Indigenous (and otherwise) histories and identities.
Toronto Star art critic Murray Whyte travels to Montreal to investigate the spiralling virtual realities and fundamental humanism of internationally acclaimed “post-Net” artist Jon Rafman.
Contributing editor Robin Laurence checks in from Whistler on the eve of the opening of the Audain Art Museum, a precedent-setting public/private museum venture by Vancouver art collector and super-patron Michael Audain.
From Montreal, critic Emily Falvey meets up with 2014 Sobey Art Award winner Nadia Myre, whose longstanding interests in the material extremes of sculpture and performance are both unapologetically trenchant and universally poetic.
Award-winning novelist Ann Ireland reviews the structural gamesmanship of veteran Toronto sculptor and University of Guelph professor James Carl.
Canadian Art interim online editor Caoimhe Morgan-Feir introduces the street-art subterfuge of internationally roving French art star JR, a marquee participant in this fall’s Nuit Blanche in Toronto.
Contributing editor Nancy Tousley profiles the media and metaphor rich sculptural practice of British-born, Edmonton- and Victoria-raised artist Christina Mackie, including a recent major commission for Tate Britain.
Also in this issue:
Alison Cooley on Jeremy Bailey; Gary Michael Dault on Jock Macdonald; Andrew Kear on art preparators; and exhibition reviews from across the country, including Jon Davies on Stephen Andrews, Clint Burnham on Robert Arndt, Natasha Chaykowski on “The Rebel Yells,” Chris Hampton on “Are You Experienced?” and Rebecca Travis on VSVSVS.
And much more!
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