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Landon Mackenzie’s hidden creative journey

“Finishing is recognizing—you recognize something that doesn’t exist yet in the world.”

“People thought I was a guy. I kept secret that I had three kids. I kept secret that I was a woman.”

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Amery Sandford

Amery Sandford: Master of ceremonies

Exploring our complex relationship with Newfoundland identity

Amery Sandford draws upon the history of touristic paraphernalia, such as postcards and brochures from the early 20th Century that depicted North America as a pristine escape from the cultural and economic troubles of one’s homeland—a new frontier.

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Ambera Wellmann brings illusion to Instagram

"Some of my images have upset people but I just don't care."

Ambera Wellmann's oil and Instagram works are in dialogue with the rich tradition of European painting. Wellmann's pushing both mediums and proving the timeless potency of the unsettling image.

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Holding space with Rachel Beach

Mid Sentence's works come to life in SMU Art Gallery

That these pieces “live” as they do is overwhelmingly apparent in Mid-Sentence; they exist in conversation with each other across distance and time, a living interaction, and they evoke a sense beyond the physically sculptural, beyond image, to live in relation to the viewer.

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New Found Lands magnifies the margins

Artists pay homage to the Afro-Carribean voices the history books ignore

With New Found Lands, curators Pamela Edmonds and Bushra Junaid have reimagined a narrative by magnifying its margins.

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Flesh and fiber

WhiteFeather Hunter takes bio art to new frontiers

WhiteFeather Hunter is creating living textiles: using her own hair, silk or gut sutures and mini 3D-printed looms and crochet hooks to weave scaffolding upon which connective tissue can foster.

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Marigold Santos’ hybrid selves

The otherworldly magic of Filipina/Canadian artist Marigold Santos

Inspired by the terrifying tales of mythical monsters she connected with as a child, Marigold Santos unravels her memories and experiences to form her own personal myths, inspiring viewers to do the same.

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Towards a theory of grant aesthetics

Visual Arts News Critical Writer in Residence Essay Series: Vol. 1

In an art world unbeholden to market forces, what’s the correlation between the jurors of funding councils and awards to who they render visible and the image of Canadian that presents to the rest of the world?

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Disappearing Terrain

Rilla Marshall maps our lost landscapes

There’s a soft delicacy in the works that comprise Rilla Marshall’s Liminal Project, which makes the realization of its decidedly uncomfortable subject matter all the more jarring and arresting.

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Going there: The playful pain of Neil LaPierre

Delving into the personal and surreal, Neil LaPierre is committed to bringing the HA-HA’s into art discourse.

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Richard Mueller

Liberated Form

Richard Mueller puts pop imagery in a blender

Richard Mueller is not so interested in coherent pictorial space or literal depiction as in the potential of formal arrangements to engender associative and emotional responses “independent of literal language.”

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Paul Édouard Bourque

Echoes across time and space

L’Acadie Mythique retraces identity and culture

L’Acadie Mythique, a travelling exhibition that recently visited the Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery, is curated by Harlan Johnson and features nearly twenty different artists from across the Acadian diaspora.

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