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.
An overview of beautiful new still life paintings that Gathie Falk has painted for us for Art Toronto 2020 booth.
A behind the scenes video of the new abstract paintings that Jonathan Forrest made for our Art Toronto 2020 booth.
Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline moved to deep in the Manitoba woods this summer and planned on painting a suite of plein-air landscape paintings. What he encountered were bugs, rain and a psychological challenge that he did not anticipate. The paintings that we have for Art Toronto are gritty, yet beautiful.
Video featuring new watercolours by PEI artist Hans Wendt featured in our Art Toronto 2020 booth. Hans Wendt uses as his source material the paper colour swatches that art students use to study colour theory. He creates intricate compositions with the samples, lights them dramatically and then paints large-scale watercolours in a photo-realistic manner.
A behind-the-scenes video of the three rare Michael Snow photographs that we are featuring at Art Toronto 2020.
Watch our 2 minute video tour of Doug Kirton’s Sept/Oct 2020 exhibition “Recent Walks Alone”. The exhibition features a suite of dreamlike paintings inspired by the landscape of Laurel Creek.
Part 6 in the 6-part series “Doris McCarthy’s Canada”, created in partnership by the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough and the Faculty of Information.
The Art Gallery of Swift Current interviews Joe Fafard
16mm black and white and colour film, sound, 28 min.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
“A profoundly meditative film, Circle explores many of Chambers’s central themes: the life cycle, the effects of light, domesticity, and transcendence through everyday experience. For this film Chambers, fiercely single-minded about his art, knocked a hole through the back wall of his home on Lombard Avenue in London and mounted a movie camera. Each day for a year, he would turn it on for a few seconds, recording “blindly” whatever the lens saw. The result is a mesmerizing sequence of diurnal change, seasonal shifts, and the ephemera of family life. As its title suggests, Circle is complete and perfect in its form.” (Excerpt from Jack Chambers: Life & Work by Mark A. Cheetham, ACI Publication)
16mm black and white and colour film, sound, 79 min.
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
“The Hart of London, Chamber’s longest and most ambitious completed film, plays with time in myriad ways. Hart is an endlessly layered tour de force. It explores life and death, the sense of place and personal displacement, and the intricate aesthetics of representation. It is a personal and spiritual film, marked inevitably by Chambers’s knowledge that he had leukemia.” (Excerpt from Jack Chambers: Life & Work by Mark A. Cheetham, ACI Publication)
Watch the trailer for Victor Cicansky’s 30 minute long documentary.
Victor Cicansky’s body of work, from the 1960s to present includes surrealist pieces, early experimental Funk sculptures, ceramic Mason jars, and bronze bonsai trees. Cicansky’s work reflects his early exposure to gardening and his Romanian-Canadian working class roots.
Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe was filmed by 291 Film Company, as part of a comprehensive retrospective of Cicansky’s work, mounted at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.