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Audain Art Museum, Whistler, BC - To May 6
This career retrospective, organized and circulated by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, under the curation of the McMichael’s Sarah Milroy, pays tribute to one of Canada’s oldest practising artists, a key figure in Vancouver’s vibrant and experimental 1960s interdisciplinary scene whose body of work is both a conversation with – and a history of – that city. Few artists achieve that level of presence. Gathie Falk is one of them and has been for some time.
Born in 1928 ... Read More
Esker Foundation, Calgary, AB - To April 28
Billed as a “youth exhibition” for children aged 6 to 14, the multimedia installation Tropicana takes aim at the environmental crisis less through disposable plastic objects than through the systems by which objects are identified, commodified and consumed. In a recent Art Gallery of Mississauga virtual tour of Tropicana, Montreal-based artist Juan Ortiz-Apuy tells viewers, “One of the most challenging components for me was . . . how to make something that is visually ... Read More
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA - To March 10
It’s not every day we get a chance to look at privately owned works of art, especially art made by the likes of Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago and Kara Walker. Positive Fragmentation is a fortunate exception to the rule that privately owned art tends to disappear from public view forever, thanks to Jordan Schnitzer, who purchased his first piece of contemporary art when he was just 14 years old and has since accrued one of the largest collections in the USA, comprising 20,000 ... Read More
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR - To March 30
This traveling exhibition, organized by the South Dakota Art Museum and the Missoula Art Museum, brings 26 mixed-media installation pieces by Willem Volkersz to galleries across the Northwest. Produced since his retirement as director of Montana State University’s School of Art, these pieces tell the story of his life as a child in Europe during the 1940s and his rebirth as a teenage immigrant exploring the vast, wild freedom of postwar America.
“During the past 25 years, I have ... Read More