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    Issue 31.1 and Issue 31.2

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    BlackFlash Magazine is very proud to announce the release of our first two issues in 2014. Current issue: 31.1 (March 2014) Features and highlights: A review of Erin Shirreff’s (BC/NY) Pictures exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, presented alongside a specially commissioned Artist portfolio assembled exclusively for BlackFlash. Erin Shirreff was recently awarded […]

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    2013 Issue 30.3

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013

    Buy Now! On the cover: Linda Duvall, The Toss 3, 2012, video still, video by Jason Ebank.   Issue 30.3 Features: Artist Project: Jayce Salloum Rules of Engagement: an interview with Linda Duvall by Sanda Fraser Illusion Keeper: Jen E. Norton’s Layered Works by Sue Stewart Walls Between People by Lindsey Sharman Departments: Of Interest: State […]

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  • Emanuel Licha, How do we know what we know?, film still, HDV, 17 min, 2011, courtesy of the artist.

    Deconstructing What We Know

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    Emanuel Licha’s Real and Imagined Narratives By Bart Gazzola   How do we know what we know? Emanuel Licha breaks a number of “rules” in his single channel video work How do we know what we know? Some of these transgressions are formal, in that the video seems to ramble, with no clear structure. We […]

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  • Homo Pilosus (forensic panorama), 2011, ink on photographic inkjet print, 97.8 X 25.4 cm, courtesy of the artist.

    The Dice that are Thrown and the Dice that Fall Back

    Thursday, May 23, 2013

    A Conversation with Dustin Wilson, Futurologist. David LaRiviere speaks with Dustin Wilson: artist, scientist, futurologist. Dustin Wilson’s Futurology is an ambitious hybrid investigation that draws on the future by way of wormholes and throwing dice. Now, some confusion may arise in the course of what follows   pertaining to the question of where Wilson is an artist […]

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    Tuesday, May 21, 2013

    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 […]

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Issue 29.3


Choose one: 1 copy CAN $8.00 CAD 2 copies CAN $17.00 CAD 3 copies CAN $32.48 CAD 1 copy USA $13.00 CAD 1 copy INT’L $20.00 CAD   On the cover: Dustin Wilson, Homo Pilosus (forensic panorama), 2011, ink on photographic inkjet print.   Issue 29.3 Features: Picturing the West: Sheila Spence by Wayne Baerwaldt […]

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2012 Optic Nerve Image Contest Winners


Winner Nathan Cyprys, When Divided Several Times By a Ghost Honourable Mentions Chloë Ellingson, With You Marie-Andrée Houde, View #2 Isabel M. Martinez, Chevron #1    Christopher McLeod, Move Up or Move Out Brett Smith, Origin  Nathan Cyprys,  Stool Standing On Two Legs Hunched Over Hanging Arms Down In a Disdainful Manner Amidst Late Afternoon Sunlight When I […]

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A guide to Canadian copyright for the artist: get copy right


By Marcus Miller Last January, Wikipedia’s 24-hour blackout shed some light on the struggle for the freedom to copy and its cast of characters. (On January 18 Wikipedia shut down it’s English-language website for 24 hours to protest two bills before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate: the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” SOPA and […]

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Emanuel Licha’s Striking a Pose


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 […]

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Watch a brief history of John Baldessari

Narrated by Tom Waits. It’s fast, fun, and informative. Created by the guys that made Catfish.


Aram Bartholl’s projects

Through PBS’s online program Off Book, I recently discovered Aram Bartholl‘s work on the F.A.T. Lab website. The Free Art and Technology (F.A.T.) Lab describes themselves at “an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media.” Bartholl’s work uses a special mix of humour and tech savy […]

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