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 and Magenta. Past curatorial projects include REGION (Contemporary Saskatchewan Painting) and Personal Geographies (an overview of The Photographers Gallery collection). 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. He's a frequent contributor to The SoundSTC and is the facilitator of the 5 x 2 Image Makers Conversations, through Rodman Hall Art Centre.

The Painted Drawings of Tony Calzetta

Tony Calzetta’s art exists between symbolism and story, straddling narrative and figure. His pieces are often large in scale, confronting the viewer and are a contemporary interpretation of how a “painting will react to you if you react to it. … Continue reading

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What About Rodman Hall? A Recap: So Far, So What?

An up to date listing of all the pieces I’ve written on The Rodman Hall / Brock University situation, including some other media and external links. Continue reading

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Dennis Tourbin: layering time, place and space

Some thoughts on Dennis Tourbin’s La ville dort in the latest instalment of Up Close and In Motion, at Rodman Hall Art Centre. Continue reading

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MUSE: Nature in the Urban Core at City Hall

A brief response to MUSE, at City Hall in Downtown STC, highlighting works by Sandy Middleton and Pete Malaguti. Continue reading

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Why I can no longer support the Saskatchewan Arts Board

An article responding to the anniverary of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, and why I no longer support it, citing instances of incompetence and ignorance by staff that led to my departure from #YXEArts. Continue reading

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