Essays

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Annie Pootoogook

By Nancy Campbell

When Annie Pootoogook won the Sobey Art Award in 2006, she cracked the glass ceiling for Inuit art, securing its place in contemporary Canadian art discourse and establishing herself as an artist of international importance. Her achievement sparked critical discussion around ... Read more

Anthony Flower

By Laurie Glenn Norris & Ann Catherine Lowe

A romantic view of 19th-century Canada — a domestic complement to the work of Bartlett, Constable, and Kane.

Anthony Flower (1792-1875) lived and worked in New Brunswick for most of his life. A farmer with a lifelong passion for art, he painted until his death at the age of ... Read more

Army of Lovers

By Sarah Liss

Will was pretty much the perfect role model. ' - Beth Ditto, The Gossip In the spring of 2010, Toronto lost one of its most important queer civic heroes when local artist, DJ, activist, impresario, promoter, party-thrower, café operator, community-builder and lover Will Munro ... Read more

At Home

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

Christopher Pratt

Edited by Mireille Eagan
By Larry Dohey & Christopher Pratt

"When you revisit a place that matters to you for the first time in a long time it is a rich, spiritual experience, but if you then revisit such a place too frequently it loses some of its power. The power lies in the absences. " — Christopher Pratt

Widely considered to be ... 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

Glitter and Gloom/Éclat et obscurité

Edited by Terry Graff

Kashetsky documents domestic life, street life, urban landscapes, nature, and the stories of Holocaust survivors in his affecting, meditative work.

Herzl Kashetsky’s rich, multi-layered works are deep explorations of the human condition. His meticulously rendered portraits, ... Read more

Halifax Harbour 1918 / Le port d'Halifax 1918

Edited by Anabelle Kienle Ponka

Two wartime artists, one bustling harbour, and a city ravaged by the Halifax Explosion. Two perspectives on Halifax one year after the Explosion.

A year after the city was devastated by the Halifax Explosion Harold Gilman (British, 1876–1919) and Arthur Lismer (Canadian, 1885–1969) ... Read more

Higher States

By Roald Nasgaard & Gwendolyn Owens

Lawren S. Harris is best known for his iconic landscape paintings that declare a sense of cool Canadian resilience. Yet, in the 1920s, an audacious and more colourful interior world began to emerge in his work, and by 1934, the patriotic landscape painter had taken a seemingly ... Read more

In Love with Art

By Jeet Heer

Nominated for a 2014 Saskatchewan Book Award

Françoise Mouly, an editor and publisher of uncommon taste and creativity, and an artist in her own right, has spent nearly four decades transforming comics. With her husband, Art Spiegelman, Mouly founded the landmark magazine ... Read more