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Yvonne Lammerich:  Belief and Other Illusions

Yvonne Lammerich: Belief and Other Illusions

Yvonne Lammerich titles her spring exhibition at Diaz Contemporary “Belief,” but as the lettering on the invitation indicates—the title is printed right side up and then upside down—belief is changeable, a result of the complex coming-together of social and political factors at any given time. Belief can be stood on its head.

Heritage Complex: From Stereotypes to Nuance

Heritage Complex: From Stereotypes to Nuance

Suburbia may seem a sea of cookie-cutter homes, donut shops and big-box buildings, but a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Peel, “Heritage Complex,” drops the stereotypes for a more contemplative kind of analysis.

Alex Livingston in Review: Blurring the Boundaries

Alex Livingston in Review: Blurring the Boundaries

A purist might find fault with Alex Livingston describing his newest work as painting—but that doesn’t stop him. Though mediated by digital middlemen, the works look, after all, rather like large abstract paintings, a frenzy of vibrant colours and energetic, loopy lines.

The Quebec Triennial in Review: Provincial Powerhouse

The Quebec Triennial in Review: Provincial Powerhouse

According to Montreal writer Isa Tousignant, the Quebec Triennial serves up a delicious, well-arranged show of world-class art pieces—all from La Belle Province. Don’t believe her? She’s already been five times, and can’t wait for the sixth.

Roula Partheniou: Changing the Rules of the Game

Roula Partheniou: Changing the Rules of the Game

Roula Partheniou finds complexity in unexpected places with “100 Variations,” a rewrite of the Rubik’s cube. The work, which recalls Sol LeWitt at times, challenges viewers to unravel a formally demanding game that is also genuinely playful in spirit.

Lyne Lapointe

Lyne Lapointe

Lyne Lapointe’s exhibition“La Perle”transformed the upper mezzanine of the Carleton University Art Gallery into a refined version of a 17th-century cabinet of curiosities.

Pascal Grandmaison

Pascal Grandmaison

Stanley Kubrick wasn’t much for dialogue. He let the camera tell the story, often leaving his viewers wading through a narrative in a bath of visually expressed ideas.

Yannick Pouliot

Yannick Pouliot

You might feel like you’ve stumbled into a highend furniture store upon entering Yannick Pouliot’s exhibition.

Charles Stankievech

Charles Stankievech

The title of Charles Stankievech’s sparse solo exhibition “Horror Vacui” refers to the fear of empty spaces associated with Outsider art and psychedelic imagery.

Constellations

Constellations

In “Constellations,” Sara Angelucci has curated a thoughtful exhibition of work by two artists who use found materials and the medium of light to seek reconciliation with the complex legacies of the Second World War.