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Reece Terris

Reece Terris

Bridge (Wooden Arch), by the Vancouver artist Reece Terris, is exactly that—a bridge between the artist’s back porch and a neighbour’s. The work, sponsored by Presentation House Gallery, spans the gap between Terris the artist and Terris the contractor and defies artificial boundaries: between properties, between “yours” and “mine.”

Janet Werner

Janet Werner

In her well-known portrait paintings, Janet Werner seems fascinated with what George Eliot, in Daniel Deronda, calls pettishness: a peevish brattiness often characteristic of pretty, spoiled girls and (in a possible etymological connection) their pets—cats and toy dogs.

Fray

Fray

The exhibition “Fray” was a mammoth project involving 19 artists working with a vast range of textile-related approaches. The show could have been framed as a survey of current textile-based practice in Canada, but such thinking appeared less important than demonstrating that textile work, now commonplace in contemporary art, is still regularly relegated to the art world’s edges.

Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre

Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre

This exhibition cleverly combines iconic images from the history of photography with contemporary photo-based art and video. Beginning with early examples of staged photography from the 19th century, the exhibition moves rapidly through decades of technical and creative innovation to culminate in the mesmerizing video 89 Seconds at Alcázar (2004), by Eve Sussman.

Where Are We Going?

Where Are We Going?

A constant stage for spectacle, Venice is home to a new one...

Murray Laufer

Murray Laufer

"Murray Laufer" by Stephen Weir, Winter 2006, pp. 92-93

Teenage Kicks

Teenage Kicks

On the occasion of Centre Clark’s 18th birthday, Mathieu Beauséjour curated a small but dense show under the title “Teenage Kicks.”

Rewind: Etienne Zack

Rewind: Etienne Zack

In his recent paintings, Etienne Zack has applied his political imagination to the modern city. ...

Hadley + Maxwell

Hadley + Maxwell

Intimacy is key in the work of Hadley + Maxwell. Since 2001 the duo has been working through a series of close encounters with curators and collectors of art, accumulating personal information about aesthetic preferences and passions that is then interpreted into installations in their interlocutors' homes.

Margaux Williamson

Margaux Williamson

Who knows what Margaux Williamson's paintings are about? Margaux Williamson, that's who—or at least one gathers she does, if not by conscious design then subliminally, like a forgetful dreamer.

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.