Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library, January 15, 2015


Paintings by Group of Seven Founder Buried for 30 Years. [2 videos] Given its extremely unique nature, this gift marks the most significant historical gift the Gallery has ever received, next to the Emily Carr Trust,” said Ian Thom, senior curator-historical at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Global News, January 14, 2015

From a home jammed with art, a trove of buried treasures. A locked room in a Toronto basement yields never-before-seen work from the Group of Seven. Macleans, January 13, 2015

Vancouver motion seeks to establish fund for independent artists. City council will vote on a motion next week that aims to create a new fund for local artists. Georgia Straight, January 14, 2015


Surrey Art Gallery showcases local artists in 40th anniversary show. A new exhibit at the Surrey Art Gallery — Views from the Southbank I: Histories, Memories, Myths — showcases dozens of artists who all live and work south of the Fraser River. “It’s a chance for us to show work by artists we haven’t been able to show in the past,” curator Jordan Strom told The Early Edition. CBC News, January 14, 2015

Art show documents ‘survival’ at Surrey gallery. If you’re planning to check out Newton Cultural Centre Gallery’s exhibit, Survivors, don’t expect to see images of remote jungle living from reality television. Surrey Now, January 14, 2015


Video: Ottawa artist finds the heart of Saturday night. MaryAnn Camps set up a camera in her studio to record her process of turning bare canvasses into a large triptych, and condensed the work into a video that’s just over a minute in length for her painting Saturday Night. Ottawa Citizen, January 14, 2015

Brandon bids adieu: War museum curator revived interest in collection (with video). Laura Brandon’s arrival in Ottawa was a life-changing experience for Canada’s war art collection. Ottawa Citizen, January 14, 2015

Los Angeles

This Photographer’s Creative Way of Getting Over an Ex. The cliché that time heals all wounds might be true, but, for Matthew Swarts, after a painful end to a long-term relationship, the passing of time only created a sense of confused detachment, especially when looking at old photographs. Slate, January 15, 2015


Driehaus Prize for Architecture Goes to David M. Schwarz. The 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize — which recognizes classic architecture in modern society — has been awarded to the architect David M. Schwarz. New York Times, January 14, 2015


Arts critics do not romanticise suicide. Academic researchers have concluded that 100% of all the arts coverage of suicide they studied in British newspapers breached guidelines, reports Roy Greenslade in The Guardian. The Guardian, January 15, 2015


Philharmonie de Paris: Jean Nouvel’s €390m spaceship crash-lands in France. The architect of Paris’s new Philharmonie concert hall, Jean Nouvel, promised that it would be “one of the most remarkable symphonic buildings existing.” Remarkable indeed, for its escalating budgets, endless delays and bitter rows, which climaxed this week when Nouvel boycotted the inauguration of his own building. The Guardian, January 15, 2015


The Trompe L’Oeil Church of Milan Is Much Smaller Than It Looks. The grand Santa Maria presso San Satiro church in Milan is not what it first appears. Slate, January 14, 2014

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