Warblers

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work by Kara Uzelman and Jeffrey Allport, at AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, SK. By John G. Hampton AKA Gallery’s recent summer exhibition, Warblers, debuts the first collaborative installation by Nokomis-based artists and partners Kara Uzelman and Jeffery Allport. Allport, an accomplished sound artist who extracts uncanny acoustic anomalies from familiar places; and Uzelman, an internationally exhibited […]

Oh, Canada : Amalie Atkins

Amalie Atkins, Three Minute Miracle: Tracking the Wolf, 2008, video, 13 mins., courtesy of the artist.

By Leah Taylor Exhibition curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MASS, USA On a warm weekend in May hundreds of artists, curators and critics descended onto the city of North Adams, Massachusetts to take in an exhibition that caused a flurry of excitement within the Canadian art community. “Oh, Canada” at the Massachusetts […]

Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson

Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Cohabiting, photograph from Uncertainty in the City, 2011.

A Q&A between Amy Fung and Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson. By: Amy Fung Fung: Your collaborative team appears aware of problematic representation and dominant/centralized discourses raging in the field of animal studies surrounding moral authority, how do you think art methodologies, especially photography/video works, can steer the discourse into alternative ways of relating with animals/nature/Other? Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson: In the […]

Fiona Annis and The Wound Incarnate

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By Matthew Hall The most enveloped and consequential threat to the ontological is the fear that death dominates the primacy of life. Spatial and emotive trajectories exist in flux, a patternment discernible to desire, a lived topography of the apprehension of life, as leaving itself bared out and open to a minute but enveloping ritual. […]

Robert Hengeveld

Robert Hengeveld

By John G. Hampton Upon entering Robert Hengeveld’s installation, “Natural Revision” at Mercer Union, the space might be quiet, or it might be alive with the sounds of nature. The entrance is a narrow hallway of scaffolding and armatures backed with cardboard and lined with Rube Goldbergian inventions. Steam rises from a makeshift smoke machine, […]

Still Films at Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery

Curated by Lance Blomgren, Featuring work by: Holly Armishaw,Jennifer Crane, Mary Beth Edelson,Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler,Nate Larson, Chris Marker, Duane Michals, Edweard Muybridge, Alain Paiement,Yvette Poorter, Michael Snow, Dan Starling, Charles Stankievech, and Mario Villeneuve. Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, YK March 24 – May 21, 2011 By Megan Graham Restless in its […]

Emanuel Licha’s Striking a Pose

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Emanuel Licha’s, Striking a Pose PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK January 20 – February 25, 2012 By Bart Gazzola   I was reading the Globe and Mail when I encountered a photograph that made me stop. It held me rapt for a few minutes. The image was of a victim (or criminal) pushed up in a […]

Any Sharp Knife Will Do, Lee Henderson & Seema Goel, Dunlop Gallery, 2011

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  By John G. Hampton Maybe it’s the dark walls and harsh spotlighting, or maybe its the moody high contrast black and white photographs, or maybe it’s the taxidermy of household animals—both pets and pests—whatever it is, the Dunlop Gallery’s most recent exhibition “Any Sharp Knife Will Do” is just creepy. The show features two […]

Frequency Painting: 12 Tones, Gary James Joynes/Clinker

unSacred, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Gallery 1C03, 2011

By J.J. Kegan McFadden   In his debut solo exhibition, “unSacred,” at the University of Winnipeg’s Gallery 1C03 Scott Benesiinaabandan skillfully engages an ideal context for his investigation into one aspect of indigenous spirituality. The facet that the artist presents is the Windigokaan—a figure who encapsulates the contrary in order to offer possible models for […]

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