The Catriona Jeffries gallery has been an institution of contemporary art in Canada for over 25 years, but it’s the work, or more accurately, the woman you don’t see, that makes all the difference.
The facts are as follows: art by women makes up 2% of art sold and galleries can take over 50% of an artist’s earnings when a painting is sold—if the painting even makes it into a gallery in the first place.
This week is the closing of artist Brian Jungen’s solo exhibition, Brian Jungen: Friendship Centre, at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Historically, nude images of women have primarily been created by men. In choosing to self-represent her nude form, up-and-coming Canadian artist Quinn Rockliff is proving there is power in vulnerability.
When Canadian artist and designer Zoë Pawlak was starting out, she was 24, working in a restaurant, pregnant, and determined to be an entrepreneur. Now, she is an internationally recognized artist with a new take on life and a series of paintings to show for it.
For Gu, art is not about perfecting expression through one medium, it’s about ideas.
A showcase of five performances created by visionary female choreographers from Canada and around the world.
His work, mostly acrylic on canvas portraits and landscapes, belies an uncommon aptitude for capturing energy and narrative, and a keen sense of colour.