A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe is open at the West Vancouver Art Museum from May 26 to July 17, 2021. This exhibition explores the career of Takao Tanabe (b. 1926) through work from the collection of the West Vancouver Art Museum and other North Shore public and private collections. A resident of West Vancouver from 1962 until 1967, Tanabe is among Canada’s most eminent painters, recognized for his landscape paintings that bridge the gap between abstraction and realism.
This video is an excerpt from an intimate short film about Kim Ondaatje, directed by her grandson, Khyber Jones. It shows the artist at her current home just north of Kingston, Ontario. The film highlights Ondaatje’s sense of connection to her art, her land, and her animals, and underscores the importance of the concept of home in the her life and her work.
Calgary artist Mark Dicey speaks about the inspiration behind his June 2021 exhibition “Confluence” in this video tour.
Sara Angel, Founder and Executive Director of the Art Canada Institute recently spent a morning at the Michael Gibson Gallery. Join Angel as she receives a tour of the exhibit “Chroma” and discusses with Michael Gibson and Jennie Kraehling the many artists exploring glorious colour through their artworks.
An introductory tour of Jason McLean’s November 2020 exhibition. In the video, McLean talks about moving back to London, his recent inspirations and talks about the monumental drawing “Home away from Home”.
Watch director of the Jack Bush Catalogue Raisonne Sarah Stanners, PhD and Michael Gibson as they discuss the monumental Jack Bush 1973 painting “London #8”. Dr. Stanners provides a background on the “London” series and explains how 1973 was the beginning of a pivotal shift in Bush’s international career. A recorded live Q&A follows the 20 minute discussion.
Michael Gibson spent a day with his iPhone sharing thoughts about his career and the art business, while exploring his 170 year old building, including a look at The Woodman Room and Gibson Atelier. He shares some insights on secondary market buying and selling and how to sort through the contemporary art market in Canada.
Watch artist Keiran Brennan Hinton and curator Tatum Dooley discuss Keiran’s new vibrant paintings that are featured in our Art Toronto booth. Now living in a renovated old school house north of Kingston, Brennan Hinton spent the summer painting intimate interior views and lush plein-air paintings on the remote property. Dooley and Brennan Hinton talk about his recent move from New York to Canada, his love of painting and how his immediate surroundings affect his work.
A preview of the curated selection of important new artworks we are featuring at Art Toronto 2020, both online and in person at the Stephen Bulger Gallery Pop-Up, October 28-November 7.
Keiran Brennan Hinton speaks about his new observational, intimate, plein-air paintings that he painted over the summer for our Art Toronto booth.
For Art Toronto 2020 we have focused on Greg Curnoe’s interest in place, history, his surrounding environment and his politics. This video gives a brief background on three of the artworks we will feature in our booth.
From Susan Dobson’s 2020 “Focusfinder” series, these new photographs combine scans of digital viewfinders with her meditative images of the Great Lakes. They are visual reminders of our natural world and symbolize a longing for looking and restfulness.