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Marget Milne | Sonny Assu & Rande Cook at The Nanaimo Art Gallery

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Guest writer Marget Milne takes us through the Nanaimo Art Gallery’s current exhibition of contemporary First Nations artists Sonny Assu and Rande Cook.

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Andrew Salgado | A Canadian Painter in London

The Bacchanl, 2012

In addition to those we represent, there are many artists that we keep a close eye on. From young artists coming out of Vancouver, to established artists in other countries, and a wealth that fall in between, we follow the … Continue reading

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Pat Service | Art in Glasgow

Above “Empty Now” garlands of cellophane, touched with makeup bronzer, make up Karla Black’s piece “Will Attach”

Recently Pat Service responded to a tweet DFG sent out about the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. When we learned that Pat, who studied at the Glasgow School of Art, was going to be in Scotland, we were curious … Continue reading

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Jeffery Spalding | Artists Caught in Hitler’s Web

Oscar Cahén, Traumoeba, 1956. Oil on masonite, 36 x 48 inches

Two historically significant Canadian abstract painters Oscar Cahén (1916-1956) and Gershon Iskowitz (1921-1988) made important contributions to the evolution of mid-20th Century modernism.   Jeffrey Spalding gives us a history of these artists and introduces a new chapter to an often … Continue reading

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Katharine T. Carter | Accelerating on the Curves: The Artist’s Roadmap to Success

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Diane and I go back to the late ’80s. I was lecturing coast to coast on what was hot in NYC (Highlights of the New York Art Season), and was captivated by Attila Richard Lukacs’ exhibition at the 49th Parallel … Continue reading

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Steven Shearer at the Venice Biennale by Mary Anne Goley

Self-Portrait with Black Eye, 2009

A response to Steven Shearer’s work at the Venice Biennale By Mary Anne Goley My visual response upon entering the Canadian pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale was visceral, not unlike getting an infusion of oxygen. I had just come … Continue reading

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“Just-in-time/All-the-time” by Lycia Trouton

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“Just-in-time/All-the-time”: 1.5 second viewing time of Art via Social Media – Cultural history and memories go fluid and viral by Lycia Trouton 10 minute e-versions, parts 1 of The (Irish) Linen Handkerchief Memorial by sculptor Lycia Trouton, 2001. Various aspects … Continue reading

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How to think like a social media artist

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by Alexandra Samuel If you want to sharpen or deepen your use of social media, try going to art school. That’s the big takeaway from my first months here at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. I can’t say … Continue reading

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Social Media for Visual Artists

Colin Moore - Twitter Tweeting Monster, 2010 Pencil, acrylic, ink on paper 19 x 15 inches

By Rebecca Coleman The internet, and social media, specifically, has affected how we market our work tremendously. The greatest affect it has had is that it has allowed us, as artists, to take back the power. We no longer have … Continue reading

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