Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library September 12-15, 2014


Fall visual arts preview: City in focus at Vancouver galleries this fall 11, Vancouver Art Gallery,). The VAG presents nearly 200 works from the Beijing Palace Museum (originally the Chinese imperial palace. Vancouver Sun, September 13, 2014

Fall festival preview: Food, rock ‘n’ roll, craft beer, film, art books and more featured at autumn events Vancouver Art/Book Fair (Oct. 3 to 5, Vancouver Art Gallery Annex). In this age of digital readers, it can be easy to forget that books can be more than a good read. Vancouver Sun, September 13, 2014

Petition growing to re-erect Satan statue in Vancouver Vancouver residents were only able to view a lewd Satan statue for a few hours before it was gone, but now a new petition is trying to bring it back. CTV News, September 13, 2014

Garry Neill Kennedy: Taking it to the Banks – Canadian Art Kennedy’s newest exhibition “An American History Painting (Continued)” and “AN EYE FOR AN EYE IN THE COLOURS OF CITIZEN ARAR (Recent Silkscreens from Malaspina Printmakers)” opens on September 24 at The Apartment in Vancouver, where he has recently relocated to take up a teaching position at the University of British Columbia. Here, Canadian Art’s Bryne McLaughlin catches up with Kennedy by phone to discuss his wry take on the uneasy intersections between contemporary economics and art. Canadian Art, September 12, 2014

Gallery Jones in Vancouver celebrates TEN years Mark Reddekopp, Shane O’Brien and David Chaperon and ‘Team Gallery Jones’ will celebrate 10 years of exhibitions on September 25th! Galleries West, September 11, 2014

Hornby Island

Hornby Island house has curious ex factor Twenty years after divorcing, Chris and Ron Thom collaborated on designing her dream home – the result proved to be timeless. Globe and Mail, September 12, 2014


Royal BC Museum launches online collection From more than seven million objects in the Royal BC Museum’s galleries, archival stacks and workrooms behind the scenes, curators, archivists and other expert staff have selected what they are calling the “100 Objects of Interest”. Galleries West, September 12, 2014

Medicine Hat

“Thursday’s Child” by Rory Mahony The work is one component of Rory Mahony’s solo exhibition “L O O P”, at the Esplanade Art gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, August 23 through October 4, 2014. Galleries West, September 13, 2014


Aga Khan Museum a needed dose of civic ambition for Toronto: Hume The Aga Khan’s project, including the Ismaili Centre, is a rare Toronto building that aspires to both importance and permanence, writes Christopher Hume. Toronto Star, September 15, 2014

Painted Words: Brad Phillips’s One-Liners Still miss Joan Rivers? If you’re in Toronto, check out painter Brad Phillips’s text-based watercolours at 8-11, a new space in Chinatown that used to be a watch store. Wordy and figurative, goofy and literal, these are like protest-poster props from an absurdist play, David Balzer writes. Canadian Art, September 11, 2014

Karsh Award celebrates Chantal Gervais’ photography Chantal Gervais, Karsh Award exhibition When & where: to Oct. 19 at Karsh-Masson Gallery, in Ottawa city hall. Opening reception 5:30 to 7:30 Friday, Sept. 12. Ottawa Citizen, September 13, 2014. Ottawa Citizen, September 12, 2014


Music as Celebration, and Resistance, in Montreal Angelica Mesiti’s moving portrayal of four musicians far from home touched the heart this summer at MACM, Isa Tousignant writes. Through simple means, the piece conveys big emotions about the potential of humanity, the boundlessness of creative talent and the immutability of individuality. Canadian Art, September 11, 2014

Los Angeles

A Live Performance Extravaganza Comes to the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles Step and Repeat, a Saturday series which kicks off this weekend, features new-media artists, poets, dancers, rappers, musicians and comedians. T Magazine, September 14, 2014

Santa Fe

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to Auction 3 Paintings The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum plans to auction three of O’Keefe’s paintings to raise money for its acquisition fund. New York Times, September 12, 2014


The Personal Arcadia of John Richardson Like the art historian himself, his Connecticut estate is grand, refined and a bit naughty. T Magazine, September 14, 2014

New York

Hurtling Bodies, Frozen in Time “Stills,” a series of harrowing, six-and-a-half-foot-tall photographs depicting bodies falling from buildings was first created by the artist Sarah Charlesworth in 1980. New York Times, September 13, 2014

Roxy Paine: ‘Denuded Lens’ The main attraction in this exhibition is a spectacular life-size diorama representing an airport security gateway. New York Times, September 12, 2014

‘Dubuffet/Barceló’ This pairing of the postwar Art Brut leader Jean Dubuffet and the contemporary Spanish painter Miquel Barceló is predictably unbalanced but nonetheless stimulating. New York Times, September 12, 2014

Fantasies From Pandora’s Shoe Box “Killer Heels,” a sweeping exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, drives home the notion that shoes are one of visual culture’s most freighted artifacts. New York Times, September 12, 2014

Riva Castleman, Curator Who Promoted Printmaking, Dies at 84 As an art historian and curator with the Museum of Modern Art, Ms. Castleman organized exhibitions placing contemporary prints in a larger context. New York Times, September 13, 2014


Inside Anselm Kiefer’s astonishing 200-acre art studio. Steampunk shipping containers, planes full of sunflowers and triptychs the size of squash courts – Michael Prodger visits the place that’s produced some of the most extraordinary artworks of the last century…Now 69, Kiefer is the subject of a retrospective at the Royal Academy, where he is an honorary academician and which, through its summer exhibitions, has done much to bring him to the attention of the British public. The Guardian, Sept. 12, 2014


Heiress’s lawyer wants looted Klimt painting sold 1 A portrait by Gustav Klimt could be put up for sale, potentially fetching more than $30-million (U.S.), to resolve a dispute between a Viennese art foundation and the granddaughter of the woman in the painting, a lawyer for the granddaughter says. Globe and Mail, September 13, 2014

Makati City, Philippines

Kitsch and art do mix | Inquirer Lifestyle Consider “Reverie,” by Sequi Cu Unjieng, 14 pieces in acrylic, charcoal and oil on canvas, until Sept. 18 in ArtistSpace, GF, Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St., Greenbelt Park, Makati City. The artist divides her time between the Philippines and Canada. Mostly self-taught, she attended painting courses at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver. Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 15, 2014


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