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Owen Kydd and Karel Funk featured in upcoming Spanish Golden Age exhibition at Lyons Museum

Owen Kydd and Karel Funk will have work on view in the upcoming landmark exhibition Mummified Saint Francis Standing by Francisco de Zurbarán: An Icon of the Spanish Golden Age, opening December 5th, 2024 at Lyon’s Fine Arts Museum. As the museum cites, “This exhibition proposes bringing together for the first time the three paintings …

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Toronto’s Images Festival, has announced its program lineup.

Toronto’s Images Festival, a platform for independent film and media art, has announced its program lineup. The festival, which runs from April 13 to April 26, opens with the world premiere of Wonwoo Kim’s film, So To Speak, Light, which explores themes of light, photography and family resemblance. The festival also includes Piecework, an exhibition of textiles by artists Alice Olsen Williams, Alicia Barbeiri, Colleen Heslin, Hangama …

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Scout: New “Three-Dimensional Photography” Exhibition Opens in Abbotsford This Friday

A photograph is a photograph is a… sculpture? Experience photography in new ways at The Reach Gallery Museum’s latest exhibition, image/object: new approaches to three-dimensional photography, opening in Abbotsford on Friday, January 27th.

Through the work of three contemporary Canadian artists – Karin Bubaš, Natalie Hunter, and Karen Zalamea – image/object explores the potential for photographic images to be spatial, experiential and material. Each artist, however, approaches photography uniquely.

Jeremy Hof: New Work

Jeremy Hof’s paintings are compellingly sculptural, built from countless layers of acrylic paint over an extended time period in his studio. Many are strategically hand-sanded to expose their construction, revealing the artist’s premeditated colour aesthetic, whether subtly gradient, strikingly optic, or sometimes psychedelic and kaleidoscopic. Hof’s work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Richmond Art Gallery, Galerie de l’UQAM, the Mendel Art Gallery, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Power Plant, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), and numerous other venues. His work is collected by the Vancouver Art Gallery, BMO collection, RBC collection, TD Bank collection, and others. In 2008, Hof was the winner of the RBC Painting Competition.

Cultural scene mourns Vancouver contemporary artist Rodney Graham

INFLUENTIAL, HIGHLY RESPECTED contemporary-art giant Rodney Graham passed away Saturday at 73.

Condolences are pouring onto social media from around the world. In an announcement, the four galleries who represented him—303 Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Lisson Gallery, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle and Esther Schipper—said he had been battling cancer.

Born in Abbotsford, Graham emerged from the 1970s’ photoconceptual movement in this city—the “Vancouver School” that gave rise to names like Jeff Wall, Roy Arden, and Ken Lum—putting his own unique, cheeky, and genre-busting twist on it. He was known for referencing the art-historical, the literary, the philosophical, and especially the cinematic and the musical.