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.
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.
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.
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.