Category Archive: See

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An Interview with Evan Lee

Posted on February 19th, 2013

Living in Vancouver, a city renowned for its photographic practices, artist Evan Lee’s innovative body of work has consistently challenged the nature of the media and its possibilities. We have followed Evan’s practice for years and while he is primarily associated with photography, it would be more accurate to say he works around it, often … (More →)

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Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders

Posted on February 19th, 2013

While it may appear nonsensical to declare that a book released in the first week of January is the best of the year, it seems hard to believe that any other work of fiction will rival George Saunders’ latest effort, Tenth of December, in terms of both narrative innovation and emotional depth. Saunders catapulted … (More →)

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Neil Wedman: Selected Monochromatic Paintings and Works on Paper, Part Two of Two

Posted on February 12th, 2013

Installation view of the series Untitled (Flying Saucers & Underwater Volcanoes), 2010-2011
conté on laid paper. Photo: Scott Massey

The grisaille world of Neil Wedman’s monochromatic paintings and drawings is as infectious as are his many bouts of seemingly uncontrolled laughter; that laugh has been one of the most salient sources of public levity … (More →)

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The Museum of Everything

Posted on February 12th, 2013

Renowned for its museums chalk full of Old Master, Impressionist and Modern paintings, Paris is home to the great French tradition of painting through the 19th and 20th centuries, which is why it’s such a delight to find it is the currently also the site of The Museum of Everything. The Museum of Everything offers … (More →)

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London: Portrait of a City

Posted on February 12th, 2013

Samuel Johnson famously said “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. Equally as renowned for its stellar contemporary art scene as its museums bursting with Old Master treasures, storied nightlife, exciting culinary scene and architectural landmarks, London has long been one of our favourite cities and we could not be … (More →)

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Cindy Sherman

Posted on February 5th, 2013

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #96, 1981, chromogenic colour print, 61 x 121.9 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, Gift of Carl D. Lobell. © 2013 Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman’s importance as a contemporary artist cannot be overstated. According to artfacts.net, an admittedly subjective website dedicated to tracking artist rankings worldwide, Sherman comes in at number … (More →)

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McSweeney’s Issue 42

Posted on February 5th, 2013

The literary canon is international in nature, spanning continents and countries, and there are very few of us who have read all the greats in their native tongues – Dostoevsky in Russian, Kafka in German, Borges in Spanish. Which poses an interesting, theoretical question: have we ever truly read Crime and Punishment if we’ve only … (More →)

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Wil Aballe Art Projects

Posted on January 29th, 2013

Struck by the closing of several galleries in Vancouver and inspired by the success of other non-traditional art spaces, Wil Aballe has recently opened his eponymous Wil Aballe Art Projects with an inaugural exhibition of works by Sean Weisgerber. This collector-turned-gallerist, who admits to having been “obsessed” while collecting, packed up the majority of his … (More →)