Tag Archives: NAC

The distance between us: thoughts on The Florida Project and The Square

Your intrepid #artcriticfromhell delves into film criticism (not a new space for me, but one I revisit now and again) for two films that offer different attractions. One lampoons – or realizes – the contemporary art world, and another indicates that realism is not so much a genre, as an attitude. Continue reading

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From here to there and space between: Cody and Connor Smith

An odd exhibition that explores the successes and failures of distant collaboration, in the works of brothers Cody and Connor Smith, at Niagara Artists Centre. Continue reading

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Cooler Than Cool: worthless and priceless

Kati Mazi and Jenn Judson are two of the more entertaining young artists I’ve been fortunate enough to meet and talk with in Niagara. This exhibition was alternately hilarious and a bit disturbing, in the Dennis Tourbin gallery at NAC. Continue reading

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Memory and Place: At an Intersection of Nations

Some thoughts spanning several galleries and many artists as part of the Celebration of Nations events at Brock University and in the downtown cultural sphere. Continue reading

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“Once we had words” : Colin Nun at NAC

Colin Nun’s work at the Dennis Tourbin straddles language and mark making, imagery and words, in a way that shows that neither is ever separate of the other. Continue reading

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