The recent work of Montreal artist Freda Guttman

The recent work of Montreal artist Freda Guttman is called Cassandra: An Opera in Four Acts and unlike her earlier work that had a more didactic approach to her activist concerns, this installation is notably more lyrical and introspective — a staged setting for Guttman to rummage through the layers…

Robert Therrien

Born in 1947, Robert Therrien belongs to a generation of artists whose imaginations were galvanized by Minimalism and its sources in the work of Brancusi, Duchamp and Mondrian but also by Pop Art and its irreverence. In the mid/late 1960s this emerging generation of artists began seeking ways to mediate…

Marcia Tucker, A Labor of Love, New York

The companion volume to a recent exhibition at The New Museum in New York City, A Labor of Love chronicles the debates surrounding the production of arts and crafts over the last century. Discussing hierarchical categorizations of high and low, fine and folk, art and craft, insider and outsider, art…

June Redfern

When June Redfern was at art school she was nicknamed ‘the slasher’ for her forceful application of paint on ‘man-sized’ canvases. She liked the larger scale for the freedom it gave her to move around in the picture, repeating marks, attempting an evenness of surface. Always daring to experiment, her…

Yuroz’s ‘masterpiece’

The 54-year-old artist says the encounter with Pope Benedict and the story behind the painting was a life-altering experience. To this day, his work on the project continues to be recognized and celebrated, and likely will be for some time to come. “It’s like a shooting star that hits you…