Author Archives: Bart Gazzola

About Bart Gazzola

Bart Gazzola has published with Canadian Art, Galleries West, FUSE, Hamilton Arts & Letters, BlackFlash, ArtSeen, ti<, Long Exposure, New Art Examiner and Magenta. Past curatorial projects include REGION (Contemporary Saskatchewan Painting) and Personal Geographies (an overview of The Photographers Gallery collection). In 2020 he'll be curating a show of photographs at AIH Studios titled Welland Times Present Times Past. Gazzola was Editorial Chair of BlackFlash Magazine (3 years), and was the visual arts critic for Planet S Magazine. He held the latter role for more than a decade, publishing reviews about Saskatoon visual arts and the larger community twice monthly. Since 2015, he's been a frequent contributor to The SoundSTC and is the facilitator of the 5 x 2 Image Makers Conversations, through Rodman Hall Art Centre. An exhibition of his lens based works titled Discarded will open at NAC in July 2020.

Welland: Times Present Times Past

AIH Studios is very pleased to present Sandy Fairbairn’s exhibition Welland: Times Present Times Past from February 15th to March 15th 2020. Curated by Bart Gazzola, the opening reception for Welland: Times Present Times Past will be on Saturday, February 15th from 2 to 5 PM. Continue reading

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We Have No Bananas Today (your #artcriticfromhell offers a caustic if candid eulogy for visual arts in 2019)

A mildly acerbic, cynical yet somewhat hopeful, eulogy on visual arts in 2029, straddling Niagara and beyond. Continue reading

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Familial Motifs Bring Custodio’s Patterns To Life

Danny Custodio’s Floral Carpets / Tapetes Floridos is an exhibition that is visually enticing, and tells a story that intersects with history, place and immigration. Continue reading

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Deconstructed / Reassembled Portraiture: Kim Van Stygeren

Kim Van Stygeren’s portraiture works at Queenston Mile Vineyard are well made contradictions of recycled materials and a strong painterly hand. Continue reading

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