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Sneak peek: Spring 2014

Here’s a sneak peek of Visual Arts News Spring 2014 Issue, available on news stands across Canada February 1 and on Zinio January 15. Visual Arts News is happy to announce the Spring 2014 artist page competition winner, Sarah Burwash. Sarah Burwash grew up Rossland, a small mountain town in British Columbia, Canada, and currently...

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On the road with David Askevold

Retracing the footsteps of one of conceptual art’s most important contributors

Mike Landry traces conceptual artist David Askevold's chance encounters and collaborations on the road.

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A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Chris Foster`s Fronteirs in Real Estate

Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John`s, NL. December 15, 2012 – February 9, 2013 Halifax-based artist Chris Foster’s Frontiers in Real Estate explores contradictory themes of civilization—its fear stories, misguided good intentions and self-indulgent sincerities. Foster’s dark humour is never moral, at least not overtly. Composed of serigraphs, collage and small sculpture, his work considers the...

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Thinking Outside the White Cube

Eyelevel brings us portable galleries

In September 2012, Eyelevel Gallery, an artist-run centre in North End Halifax, was more than simply a venue to take in contemporary art. It transformed into the headquarters of the World Portable Gallery Convention, complete with a stately desk in the main space, a row of wristwatch faces on the wall displaying international time zones,...

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Artist Graeme Patterson and his multimedia installation The Mountain, 2012.

From Far And Wide

Tracing Oh Canada’s Atlantic Canadian Inspiration

Of the 62 Canadian artists featured in MASS MoCA’s extensive Oh Canada exhibition in North Adams, Massachusetts, several allude to the effect of dislocation and relocation in their artwork. The exhibition is the culmination of five years of research and planning by MASS MoCA curator Denise Markonish, who spent three years travelling to almost every...

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