Reviews

Weaponizing Precarity

Melissa Tremblett’s Reprise

Framing nature

Claire Greenshaw explores illusion and paradox

Like snapshots of ephemeral performances and land art pieces, or installation shots which end up being re-presented in their own installative environments, Greenshaw captures in her work exemplary paradoxes.

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Online exclusive: Venice Biennale

A walking tour through Venice’s artistic “Disneyland”

I was introduced to a world I hardly knew, when I travelled to Italy for the 55th Venice Biennale.

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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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Jana sterbak, Declaration

Tuning into Sounding Selves

Escaping the hubbub of Dalhousie Graduation mayhem, I entered the Dalhousie Art Gallery and felt an eerie calm. There was a dark sparseness to the space: black walls, limited light and silence. Well not complete silence—after all I was there to listen to the Sounding Selves exhibit. Curated by The National Gallery of Canada’s Heather...

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Tracking the evolution of Nova Scotia’s “Rabbit Movement”

“It’s been a few years, I’m trying to remember how it started.” Tom Young and I are sitting in the entranceway of the Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax. It’s February and we are at the launchparty for the Black Rabbit Arts Festival, a month-long series of playful events for the arts community. Black Rabbit features sculptural...

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