Archipelago, 2008, Mixed-media installation // Lyndal Osborne

Collector’s delight

Most of us think of sculpture as something created in clay, bronze or marble. The idea that it can be made of ordinary stuff like banana peels or dried grapefruit seems far-fetched. Yet, that’s...
arts-below-the-mantle--credit-Jill-Ho-You

Below the Mantle

On the night of September 25, 1940, Walter Benjamin took an overdose of morphine pills in his hotel room in Portbou, Spain. He had just received news that the Franco government would not allow he and...
Natural art

Ramble in the Bramble

Many established galleries in Canada are in trouble. People are simply not attending in droves nor are they crying out when major institutions slash staff or reduce shows. For example, the Vancouver ...
Untitled #12

Generated Line

We live in a grid world: drive grid-lined streets to cube-shaped houses, frequently work in cubicle offices, look at rectangular screens subdivided into a myriad of rectangular files. Yet, one glance...
Noah's Ark, 47 x 75 inches, oil on canvas, 2013

Small Disasters

Once a candy wrapper or an old paint can is out of my hands and in the trash or basement corner it seems gone forever—it magically disappears.  Like most people, I have environmental conce...
Shared Flats in Vermillion

Before and again

Until Sat, Jul 6 Works by Justin Ogilvie FAB Gallery What do Leonardo da Vinci, Occupy and Slow Movements have in common? Not much, until you see before and again, a show of paintings by Justin Ogilv...