Callum Coogan

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Emily Hermant’s recent body of work—made using telecommunication wires that are stripped and then glued together to form a surface—could be said to re-weave technical glitches into experimental derivations. Consider Reflections on Perseid (No. 3). Having become refuse, the wires found here no longer carry electrical currents or data across a digital universe; rather, they …

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Stephen Waddell, Shortlist, Scotiabank Photography Award 2019

This morning, three artists were shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Photography Award. The award describes itself as “the largest peer-nominated and peer-reviewed celebration of excellence in Canadian contemporary photography.” The shortlisted artists are: Shannon Bool, based in Berlin, Germany Althea Thauberger, based in North Vancouver, British Columbia Stephen Waddell, based in Vancouver, British Columbia Read more

Tim Gardner, 303 Gallery, June 7 to July 13, 2018

Known for his exacting watercolors depicting scenes of typically masculine coming-of-age scenarios, here Gardner trains his eye onto New York City, tracing the nature of memory and sensation as they relate to urban environments. Gardner’s relationship to New York is both as insider and outsider – he moved to the city in 1997 and has …

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The Material Turn

The Material Turn exhibition presents international and intergenerational conversations around contemporary textile practices in the digital information age. In particular, the materiality of digital technologies is interpreted and translated by artists who mine, question and transform diverse data sources through expanded textile approaches. The “material turn” broadly references a global philosophical impetus to address the increasing …

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Roy Arden, Paul P Civilization (inverted) at Griffin Art Projects

To expand this special exhibition project, which originated at Scrap Metal, Toronto, the curators have selected additional work from private collections for inclusion in the show to realize conversations, both historical and aesthetic, that further illuminate the artist’s interests. In Paul’s words, “for this exhibition I am interested in the impulses within intimate milieux, whether …

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Emily Hermant: Searching the Starry Sky

In her most recent and on-going body of work, Emily Hermant utilizes slow, hand-making processes to generate modes of representing the rapid movement and proliferation of digital information and communication in contemporary life. Among her aims is to address the tension between digital/virtual technologies and our desire for the intimacies and richness of tactile, slow …

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The Voyeuristic Work of Karel Funk, National Gallery of Canada

Praised by the New York Times as “outstanding” and “suffused with an unexpected spirituality,” Karel Funk’s paintings have been purchased by the likes of the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) show Karel Funk, on view until October 2, is the first major survey of Funk’s oeuvre …

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Karin Bubaš, Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery

Material Girls is about women taking up space. This large-scale group exhibition brings together Canadian and international emerging, mid-career and senior female artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Uniting these works is an exploration of material process and notions of excess as they relate to the feminized body, gendered space and capitalist desire. …

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