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Roy Arden

Roy Arden

Roy Arden has gained international recognition for his creation of a particularly trenchant brand of photo imagery.

Derek Sullivan

Derek Sullivan

Nine pictures by Derek Sullivan hang on the wall.

Thomas Hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn

For nearly two decades, the Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has been filling art spaces and annexing pedestrian sites with what he likes to call “displays.”

Mark Ruwedel

Mark Ruwedel

The history of the settlement of the United States and Canada is psychologically invested with colonial ambitions—to penetrate a fertile wilderness that lies beyond settled borders.

Review: Jason de Haan in Calgary

Review: Jason de Haan in Calgary

As with many younger artists these days, Jason de Haan’s practice takes a multiplicity of forms, including sculpture, drawing, photography, performance and bookworks. Rather than adhering to a single style or direction, the Calgary-based artist has developed what seems to be a reverent, though free-flowing, relationship with the discourses of art history and pop culture.

Persona Volare in Muskoka

Persona Volare in Muskoka

At the Tree Museum’s outdoor exhibition of works by Toronto collective Persona Volare, one has to hike into the woods in search of artworks, some glaring, some hidden as in a treasure hunt.

Felix Schramm in San Francisco

Felix Schramm in San Francisco

San Francisco is an iconic city, a place of legend, the favoured setting of many a mid-century American murder mystery, and, like all compelling places, a site crammed with contradictions.

Ron Giii in Scarborough

Ron Giii in Scarborough

“Hegel’s Salt Man” may or may not be a skeletal little man who resembles a salt shaker with pointy arms and legs.

Paul P.

Paul P.

Paul P.’s recent work lulls viewers into pleasantly melancholic reveries. P. is part of a cadre of young Canadian artists (which also includes Scott Treleaven and Luis Jacob) who are currently breaking onto the international art scene, and whose art practices seem directly informed by their sexual orientation.

Francisco Castro

Francisco Castro

For his second exhibition at Diaz Contemporary, the Mexico City–based artist Francisco Castro once again offered paintings based on the grid, which for a century has been a primary means of modernist visual organization.

From the Archive

Divya Mehra Undoes White on White

Divya Mehra Undoes White on White

“You have to tell Them, I’m not a Racist.” desecrates the white cube with gleeful impunity.

Trouble Me Venice: An Indigenous Curator’s View of the Biennale

Trouble Me Venice: An Indigenous Curator’s View of the Biennale

Ryan Rice was part of an international delegation of Indigenous curators at Venice's preview week. Here are some of the triumphs and troubles he saw.

Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?

Rosalyn Drexler, the proto-feminist painter, sculptor, playwright, novelist and former lady wrester, is criminally unknown. A new show aims to change this.