Category Archives: Politics

Contested Narratives / absence omission redaction / Carry Forward at Rodman Hall

Carry Forward, curated by Lisa Myers, is a show that offers contested narratives by history, and how it continues to be a space of disagreement and dissent today. Continue reading

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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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