Art Reviews

Art Reviews from local exhibitions are found here.

We Should Be Dancing – Gallery Review

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Entering the space, the viewer’s attention is pulled around the room between lightboxes, colourful video, and striking caftans. Immediately, the pieces feel in conversation with each other, each carefully placed work calling to another in darting patterns.

Kindred Spirits

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Crucial for Parkinson was the experience of being exposed to Monet’s almost mystical way of seeing colour and light, which led to her discovering a kindred spirit.

The Life and Forms of Halina Maria Czajkowska Robinson 

The Life and Forms of Halina Maria Czajkowska Robinson 

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Robinson wasn’t working completely isolated from the community in London. She was also an avid supporter of the local art scene and she volunteered at Museum London over the years. 

“She was an exceptional, competent and generous volunteer,” says former Museum London director Nancy Poole. “She always had something very intelligent to say.”

In Review of a pillow fort & other soft things 

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At scarcely thirty years old, Huhtala has proven a sophisticated command of material efficiency at the nexus of all the big (forgive me) post-modern themes—frustration, alienation, and impotence vis-à-vis ceaselessly absurd industrial momentum. But the genius of the work is its tragicomedy.

Um-World: Our Static Questions Need Organic Answers

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The artworks found in the more-than-human exhibition at Onsite Gallery in Toronto are abbreviated—infinitesimally small, slow-moving, omni-synaptic—communities. Be careful where you put your hands; each movement of your body shifts something in the exhibition-space.

Revelations: Gathie Falk

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If there is a word in English that will do to describe existence at all it is perhaps miracle and it is perhaps the job of the artist to situate the miracle for us, as Falk does—to remind us of the miracle when the grooved fat of habit suppresses our appetite for it.