Category: Art
26 Posts
POSTED ON December 09, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

Jessica Eaton, cfaal 109, archival pigment print, 2011 Clint Roenisch has made a reputation in Toronto as a gallerist willing to support what too often are called “avant-garde” artists. However his own approach and the approach of those he represents is refreshingly traditional: well thought out, well executed work presented in a respectful way. It’s… Continue Reading

POSTED ON December 03, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

Christo and Jean-Claude are known for producing some of the largest public art in the world over the last 50 years. The scale, vision and determination of the couple are exceptional in today’s art world; there is truly no one else doing what they do the way they do it. And all on their own… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 27, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

Hairy Legs, Elizabeth Znovar, 2012 Macaulay & Co. has been taking shape over the last 7 years into an important view of Vancouver’s contemporary art scene outside of the usual suspects. The focus ranges between both newly established conceptualists from the grad classes of the early 2000’s (Mark Soo, Jeremy Shaw, and Elizabeth Znovar) and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 24, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

“Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.” ― Bertolt Brecht Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, Chicago, 2006

POSTED ON November 20, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

Yes, this is art. I apologize. I’ll explain. Amir by Ken Lum, 2000. I get why people have a hard time with art in general, the above piece doesn’t make it easier if you are new to trying to “get” art. And it’s a shame. I went to the Ken Lum show at the Vancouver… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 08, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

Caravaggio; Judith Beheading Holofernes circa 1598 Caravaggio, Doubting Thomas c 1602 Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. 1595 Caravaggio is an art history student’s dream. Finally a painter who is a bad ass. An arrogant bar brawler and slummer who changed painting and died under mysterious circumstances with the Pope having put a price on his… Continue Reading

POSTED ON November 05, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

Simplifying can show us what’s important and lead us to what matters. Learning from the legacy of Donald Judd and path of Leo Babuata as artists and executives alike. Photo: Untitled by Donald Judd Doing less is a popular thought process in business at the moment. The idea of trying to reduce distraction and get… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 15, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

I’ve always felt listening to be a focused endurance activity. It’s different than a debate and different from a session of small talk. I further liken it to searching for something in the dark. We are looking around when we listen, getting to know the environment of the other person’s mind, drawing out as much information as… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 13, 2012 BY Tekoa Da Silva

Twenty-two years ago, two men dressed as Boston Police Officers walked into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, bound and gagged the young security guards, and walked out of the museum’s side entrance 90 minutes later, carrying a few hundred million dollars worth of art. It was the largest art heist ever in modern times, and… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 11, 2012 BY Joseph Staples

The creative lives a helpless life. As an artist, I find more and more that it’s less about making images than it is about managing fear. The truth is when you are sitting there trying to start a new piece of artwork it’s not lack of ideas or skills to pull them off that stops… Continue Reading

POSTED ON August 05, 2012 BY Tommy Humphreys

Black and Yellow gallery curator Graeme Berglund hosted I FELT BOARD last Thursday, an art exhibit showcasing work from emerging Canadian artists who used only cardboard and felt markers as tools. To quote Graeme, “The objective of this show is to rely on the parameters of rudimentary tools to create art. It is a passive stance regarding the… Continue Reading

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