BLIZZARD: emerging northern artists Book Launch
Catalogue Reviews

BLIZZARD: emerging northern artists Book Launch

Last Friday I attended the book launch of BLIZZARD: emerging northern artists at grunt gallery, which was the first time I have attended a catalogue launch. Continue reading

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Originally posted on Warrior Publications:
Cree walkers and supporters march in Ottawa, March 25, 2013. CBC News, Mar 25, 2013 A group of young people from the James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Que., has arrived in Ottawa, marking the end of a 1,600-kilometre trek to the nation’s capital. “It’s just been a truly amazing…

The Landscape of Abstraction
Gallery Openings / Personal / Vancovuer

The Landscape of Abstraction

The Landscape of Abstraction brings together three distinct artists who each explore the complexity of our relation to nature through abstract painting. These artists employ the logic of composition and rhythm in painting as a parallel to the dynamic processes found in nature, moving beyond the tangible and toward the spiritual or emotional qualities of nature that may nevertheless be experienced directly. Continue reading

Raymond Boisjoly: Remediation as Material Testimony
Artist Talks / Exhibition Reviews

Raymond Boisjoly: Remediation as Material Testimony

I recently read a section of a chapter by Shoshana Felman entitled “Education and Crisis, or the Vicissitudes of Teaching”, which specifically deals with the notion of testimony, asking “Can the process of the testimony – that of bearing witness to a crisis or a trauma – be made use of in the classroom situation?” While I will not address much of the pedagogical elements of this text, Felman’s discussion of testimony rang in my mind throughout Raymond Boisjoly’s recent artist talk, and I would like to tentatively explore a few of these connections. Continue reading