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Aidan Ware, Gallery Director | March 23, 2016
The term metamaterials comes from the Greek meaning "to go beyond" and they are materials engineered from composite sources such as metals or... Read More»
Material Art Fair. Mexico City, 2016. Photo Iga Janik
Iga Janik, Curator Contemporary Art | March 14, 2016
Last month I traveled to Mexico City to attend Material Art Fair. This is the 3rd year that this high profile fair was presented as an alternative to... Read More»
Mary Mattingly. House and Universe: Sphere and Cube, CAFKA.14, 2014. Photo: Robert McNair.
Cherie Fawcett, Gallery Assistant | January 19, 2016
Did you know the Waterloo Region has a biennial exhibition of contemporary art in public spaces? If not, let me introduce you to CAFKA (Contemporary... Read More»
Marcel Barbeau. Untitled, 1948. Image courtesy of National Gallery of Canada Musee des Beax-Arts du Canada Ottawa.
Aidan Ware, Gallery Director | January 8, 2016
It feels a bit ironic that this New Year’s Eve I was at the National Gallery standing in front of a towering Marcel Barbeau abstract painting,... Read More»
Joseph Mallord William Turner. Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, exhibited 1842. Photo courtesy of Tate, London.
Robert Thody, Education Officer | December 4, 2015
What’s so special about an English landscape artist’s exhibition of a mere 50 paintings, currently on show at the Art Gallery of Ontario? J.M.W.... Read More»
Patrick Cruz. Time allergy, 2015.
Iga Janik, Curator Contemporary Art | December 1, 2015
Painting isn’t dead. It never died and it never will. Debates over its fate plague art discourse, but after seeing an exceptional range of approaches... Read More»
Nicolas Laverdière, Sébastien Giguère and Jasmin Bilodeau at the Canada pavilion in Venice. GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP/Getty Images
Iga Janik, Curator Queen's Square & Preston | May 11, 2015
Last week Venice Biennale 2015 opened to the public.  Every two years, this most prestigious international exhibition of contemporary art  welcomes... Read More»
Brighton Pier. Photo Robert Thody
Robert Thody, Education Officer | April 22, 2015
With spring comes the shock of smiling faces, many being my neighbours who, like me, have been in bleary eyed hibernation since January 2nd. I find... Read More»
Modernism Week banner. Photo: Esther E Shipman.
Esther E. Shipman, Curator Architecture + Design | April 13, 2015
I was born near the tail-end of the Baby Boom and grew up in a home furnished in Danish Modern, and with dinnerware and linens designed by Russel... Read More»
Toilet paper roll masks
Leah, Queen's Square | October 14, 2014
No, you’re not hallucinating; these awesome masks are each made from a single roll of toilet paper. It’s amazing how artist Junior Fritz Jacquet... Read More»