Thursday, October 11, 2007

Arty art artersonistas!

Had a bit of a posting break since the 1st due to moving house. So I missed posting sooner on my October 4 article in the National Post on Saskatoon-based painter Martin Bennett. Bennett's paintings are pleasing in a formal sense, but I also liked the way they talked about country meeting city in some ways (or how he permitted our conversation to drift in that direction). Speaking of place, his paintings run to November 4 at the Esplanade Art Gallery in Medicine Hat before heading to Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto later this year.

Today the National Post also runs an interview between myself and New York City artist Devorah Sperber, who has her first Canadian show on starting today at the Ottawa School of Art. Sperber's work is an interesting combination of art and science, using the tools of painters of olde to create digitally influenced sculptures today. I also appreciated that she wanted her works to be intelligible without wall texts, eg. accessible to the nonartgoing public, while still offering depth for theoretical exploration.

And NOW today runs my review of the fabulous Fastwurms retrospective at the Art Gallery of York University. The show runs to December 9, and is well worth the trek.

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