Category Archives: Politics

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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“The bottom is a really interesting place” / A conversation with artist Bevan Ramsay

Bevan Ramsay and I exchanged some questions and thoughts on his work at Niagara Artists Centre, Lesser Gods, from his collaborators to his concepts. Continue reading

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