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.

Shelter vs Symbolism / The Tent Project at GPAG

John Notten’s The Tent Project succeeds in some ways, fails in others, but offers an interesting symbol that has an historical, and contemporary, power. Continue reading

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We can do better, or why you shouldn’t support Canadian Art Magazine’s pleas for your cash

Canadian Art Magazine is garbage, and shouldn’t get any money, from anyone, until they clean house and purge the ideologues and the ignorant. Continue reading

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Writers’ Blocks: Sheldon Rooney’s visual library

Niagara based artist Sheldon Rooney’s work in Up Close and In Motion at Rodman Hall is a visual library executed in woodcuts. I offer a more literary response than usual, to this citation of significant authors. Continue reading

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Your intrepid #artcriticfromhell shows his credentials for Haldimand Art Works

I’m very pleased to be speaking at this event for Haldimand Art Works and what I’ve put together below is a bit of an introduction. Years ago I was asked to speak to the Master of Fine Arts Critical Studies Group … Continue reading

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Goodbye Rubberhead / Geography, Memory and Canadiana at Rodman Hall

In this version of Up Close and In Motion at Rodman Hall, Assistant Curator Emma German shares a work by a Canadian Art icon – John Boyle – of another Canadian Icon, Stompin’ Tom Connors. I offer some ideas of history and Canadiana, and how we came to be where we are now. Continue reading

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