Criticism & Theory

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By Lezli Rubin-Kunda

In this intimate investigation of the artistic process, Lezli Rubin-Kunda explores the nuanced path of creative work and the way artists make sense of home and place within their art practice and their lives. Rubin-Kunda is a multidisciplinary artist who examines these issues ... Read more

Close to the edge... The Work of Gerald Ferguson

Edited by David Diviney

Close to the edge. .. contains seven essays and statements by Gerald Ferguson that define this important conceptual artist’s approach to his art and his times. Beginning with his first works in Halifax in the late 1960s and ending with his statement for his last exhibition, ... Read more

Craft Perception and Practice

Edited by Paula Gustafson, Nisse Gustafson, and Amy Gogarty

The series of Craft Perception and Practice volumes gives recognition to the exciting new developments in contemporary craft practice and scholarship. This second volume brings together 22 essays and critical commentaries by 19 independent critics and curators, professional ... Read more

Critical Fictions

By Hannah Godfrey

Critical Fictions contains essays and other writing about five contemporary artists living and working in Canada. Although quite distinct, there are threads and sympathies between them. All are Canadian, each works with abstraction, the body is central, they probe structures ... Read more


By David Balzer

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?

‘Curate’ is now a buzzword, applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside the art world, the curator reigns supreme, acting as the face of high-profile ... Read more

Depth Markers

By James D. Campbell

The first volume of James D. Campbell`s provocative essays on Canadian and international artists, this collection contains pieces on both abstract and postmodern art and provides an in-depth philosophical interrogation. This volume includes groundbreaking essays on such important ... Read more

Exploring Contemporary Craft

By Jean Johnson


The craft of craft, the art of craft - here in Canada we're just starting to really talk about these things. In March 1999, Jean Johnson, who runs Toronto's Craft Studio at Harbourfront Centre, organized a wildly successful symposium on the state of craft in Canada. Curators, ... Read more

Florine Stettheimer

Edited by Irene Gammel & Suzanne Zelazo

This collection of essays explores the multimodality of the work of Jazz-era New York saloniere, painter, and poet Florine Stettheimer, allowing readers to discover why Andy Warhol once called her his favourite artist. Florine Stettheimer: New Directions in Multimodal Modernism ... Read more

Malleable Forms

By Meeka Walsh


"Walsh's writings are stunning examples of how to look, how to feel, how to see. "

For 30 years Meeka Walsh has been the Editor of the Canadian art magazine, Border Crossings A selection of her much-admired essays published in each issue of that magazine have been selected for ... Read more


By Jeffery Donaldson

Why do we stand in front of art and look at it? Why do we go to galleries and museums? What does it feel like? What do you expect to have happen there? How do you feel before you enter, after you leave? What do you do with all your moods, your attentions, your restlessness, ... Read more