MacDonald’s Menagerie at NAC

Melanie MacDonald’s Florida Noir, in the Dennis Tourbin Gallery at Niagara Artists Centre, is another example of how she’s one of the finest painters in the region. We talked about her influences and I offer some impressions of the works on display.

Discarded Beauty: Steve deBruyn

Steve deBruyn’s solo exhibition in the main space at NAC, that challenged the idea of “fine art” and brought aspects of labour and discards into the gallery space, literally and metaphorically.

Peculiar Practices in Grimsby & Beyond

Tony Calzetta’s work at the GPAG is massive and stands somewhere between signage and symbol, between painting and postering. I visited the show with Geoff Farnsworth, and our conversations turned into this article.