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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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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Denouement (the outcome of a complex series of events) / Rodman Hall

Some thoughts on several of the works in the Brock Unviersity Department of Visual Arts Honours Exhibition from your intrepid #artcriticfromhell. Continue reading

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