21 Sep 2021

Lorna Simpson

In 2019, renowned African American artist, Lorna Simpson, received the prestigious Getty Medal. Simpson, said James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, “is at once a photographer and multimedia artist whose work is both trenchant in its critique of race, gender, and identity, and exquisite in

17 Aug 2021

Black Cat Fancy

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day! To honour these midnight felines, some art .. . . Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Cats Suggested as the Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō. 1850 . John Everett Millais: A Flood. 1870 . Giovanni Boldini. Girl with Black Cat. 1885 . Aubrey Vincent Beale. The Black Cat, for Edgar

10 Aug 2021

A Whirl Of Words

A whirl of words. It’s what we imagine when we look at Vancouver artist Andre Petterson’s striking series of mixed media typewriter pieces. A whirl of words is also the concept behind the new book of Jonathan Berkowitz – CBC Radio’s ‘Word Guy’, author, puzzler, statistician, professor. We would rave,

09 May 2021

Artists Paint Their Mothers

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing Mothers, and to those celebrating their Mums in person, at a distance, or in memorium. ♥ Over centuries, artists have created interesting, intimate paintings of their mothers … . . Albrecht Durer. Portrait of Barbara. The Artist’s Mother.  1490 . Rembrandt Van Rijn.

30 Apr 2021

While We Wait: Records Of Solitude

It is talented artist Kriss Munsya – born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, raised in Brussels, now living in Vancouver – who created the striking work in our feature image: ‘Dreams Tonight’. When Munsya presents this or other pieces from his 2020 ‘Highway Reflection – The Eraser’ series,

09 Mar 2021

Jamie Evrard 2021

A perfect day in June. That’s the name of the beautifully introspective painting below.  ‘A Perfect Day in June.’ There are perfect days in June, and perfect days in June of 2020. We’re coming up on a year that has been anything but perfect: ‘A Wilderness Year,’ as Jamie Evrard

07 Mar 2021

Over The Moon With Guo Pei

Have you seen ‘Over the Moon’? This striking Netflix film – animated by Vancouver’s Sony Pictures Imageworks – was inspired by the Harvest Moon Festival and the legend of Moon Goddess Chang’e. ‘Fueled with determination and a passion for science, a bright young girl’ –  Fei Fei, played by Cathy

28 Feb 2021

Feast For The Eyes

Playing With Your Food. Around the Table. Still Life. These are the three key thematic sections of a new exhibit running at the Polygon Gallery until May 30th, 2021: ‘Feast For The Eyes’. Curated by writer Susan Bright and Aperture Foundation’s senior editor Denise Wolf, this show features 100 +

26 Feb 2021

VAG: Stories That Animate Us

From February 20th to August 22nd, the Vancouver Art Gallery is running a special exhibit entitled ‘Stories That Animate Us’. It’s an exhibit that asks us to consider how important storytelling is in our lives. ‘What stories inspire you? What stories need to be told and which will you pass

26 Jan 2021

Sylvia Tait’s Yesterday And Today

Talented West Coast artist Sylvia Tait describes how chaos informs her work. “Many of my artworks have “hard edge centers.” she says, “which slowly start to disintegrate and fall apart as they extend out to the edges of the surface. Everything falls apart, like life. There is something solid and