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rRemai mModern: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

rRemai mModern: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan The new Remai Modern art museum is an impressive architectural statement on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon (population slightly less than 300,000). This new addition to Canada’s cultural scene signals a bold … Continue reading

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GORDON SMITH: A Canadian Treasure

GORDON SMITH: A Canadian Treasure As Canadians reflect on our country’s 150-year anniversary, citing people and places that make us special, I decided that my contribution to the exercise would focus on a Canadian treasure – Gordon Smith. Not only … Continue reading

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VANCOUVER SPECIAL: Ambivalent Pleasures

  VANCOUVER SPECIAL: Ambivalent Pleasures WOW – talk about a full house! There are presently five exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) that I highly recommend. All of the exhibitions are unique in their own right but taken as … Continue reading

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Jonas Stonkus: Sculpture

Jonas Stonkus: Sculptor Sitting at our kitchen table looking out on the back yard on a cold, bright, sunny winter day made me think of our friend Jonas Stonkus and the landscape that he would be viewing from his windows. … Continue reading

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Ciara Phillips: Now For Something Completely Different – “Dazzle” a Ship

  Ciara Phillips: Now for Something Completely Different – “Dazzle” a Ship   When I wrote previously about my cousin, Ciara Phillips, she had been nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize in 2014 (https://artappreciation101.wordpress.com/2014/10/22/Ciara-Phillips-2014-turner-prize-nominee/).  Since that time she has not … Continue reading

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Audain Art Museum: Whistler, British Columbia

Audain Art Museum: Whistler, British Columbia Now, when you go to Whistler, in addition to the beauty of the great outdoors you can enjoy a museum that highlights the art of British Columbia. The Audain Art Museum, which opened in … Continue reading

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MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture Where to start?  The current exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG), running until June 12, 2016, is unlike any I have visited.  The scope is vast – The Birth of Modern Culture – … Continue reading

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