Archives for posts tagged ‘Canadian’

Jason Gowans

Jason Gowans Work from Five Landscape Modes. “This show was created from physical objects. I built maquettes using found negatives, my own photographs, and images from the Internet. I photographed them to create several angles, exposures, shadows I took many cues from Robert Smithson’s Non-Sites, Michael Snow’s La Région Centrale, and western movie sets” – […]

John Massey

John Massey Work from After Le Mépris. “…After Le Mépris. This new suite of iconic and bittersweet photographs was inspired by the central scene in Jean Luc Godard’s 1963 film, Le Mépris (Contempt). Massey is known for his metaphysical dramas, enacted in pristine, idealized architectural interiors that he treats like theatre sets. In this series, […]

Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin Work from her oeuvre. “…Grid, in this context, is a convenient but misleading descriptive. It identifies a superficial relationship of Martin’s work to an abstract concept of two-dimensional space, when in fact her painting tends to suggest an extension of our concept of three-dimensional space. The breathing that I describe in these prints […]

Brian Jungen

Brian Jungen Work from his oeuvre. “Within the past few years, Jungen has focused his practice on modernist concerns and contexts, redefining his object making through the use of new materials and processes that reflect this shift, a more intimate relationship to the body, and his family’s traditions and history. Since 2006, Jungen has lived […]

Laurie Kang

Laurie Kang Work from Empty Vessels Make the Most Noise. “Sitting at the intersection between photography, sculpture, collage and installation, Laurie Kang’s practice investigates the space between image and object. Examining the process of abstracting the everyday, her work disrupts the borders of the photograph to occupy three-dimensional space. This exhibition uses the vehicle of […]

Robert Canali

Robert Canali Work from his oeuvre. “Abstractions of refracted light, visible only “in dust”, emphasize the physical and chemical aspects of photography through the unique character of the negative. This work was inspired by phenomenons of light and rendered by means of large format photography. Comprised of both colour and black and white photographs, this […]

Annika Rixen

Annika Rixen Work from her Sciences of Observation. “Rixen’s work frequently employs a process of abstraction based on historical research that stems from her background in photography; distilling concrete materials through a series of formal experiments and conceptual filters. For this recent body of work, Rixen has used a book by 19th century scientist John […]

Brandon Jan Blommaert

Brandon Jan Blommaert Work from his oeuvre. Below is his essay from CIAC’s ELECTRONIC MAGAZINE. “The coma lasted all of four years and some months. While coming to, his eyes adjust to that long lost sensation caused by light bouncing off of surfaces – everything shimmering in a hazy sparkling blur. Soon those pale green […]

Michael Morris

Michael Morris Work from Colour Research. “Colour Research is an ongoing pursuit of over 35 years and represents a significant holding of the Morris/Trasov Archive. The colour bars are part of this research and at present are in the archive. … Endless Painting. The existing system of monochrome and spectrum variations can be deployed formally, […]

Andrew B Myers

Andrew B Myers Work from his oeuvre. “Andrew B. Myers is a photographer and image maker that lives and works in Toronto, Canada. His work is often characterized by its use of color and composition as well as it’s application of subject matter such as pop culture, nostalgia, and situational humour.” – Andrew B Myers