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William Perehudoff

Monday, February 26th, 2018

William Perehudoff a master of colour and paint passed away on this day in 2013. He is an inspiration for many artists in Canada and beyond. We miss him.

Missed

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The passing of Doug Haynes

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Great painter and friend Doug Haynes passed away on this day in 2016.

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Doug lived in Edmonton and was a stalwart of the Canadian art community. He was an exemplary artist who cared much about what he did and about people. One of the most stunning shows for me in recent memory was the complete Toledo Series shown just last year at the Art Gallery of Alberta.  I had the great opportunity to work with Doug in the print studio at Keyano College in Fort McMurray. On two separate visits (totaling about ten working days), he created over 150 monotypes. He liked to tease me after that about being a “task master”. But I think he was simply showing me the enthusiasm for work that permeated his life. For several years, Doug served as the chairperson of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta,

Gone six years ago today

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

On this day in history – 1933

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Josef and Anni Albers arrive in America on their way to Black Mountain College.

180 Projects

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Visiting with Andrea Pinheiro at her studio in Sault Ste. Marie. Andrea is teaching at Algoma University and has a fabulous space – 180 Projects – that is becoming a cultural hub in the city. Andrea is exhibiting with increased frequency around Canada look for  her work in a gallery near you soon.

Master Doofus

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

David Alexander’s exhibition opened tonight at the Bau Xii Gallery. Here he is reprising his kabuki Dave chops as demonstrated a few years back.

Table Ten

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Rhonda and I are working in Saskatchewan all through the month of July.  We have a show at the Art Gallery of Regina in 2014 and are taking an early opportunity to get some ideas together for it.  The joy of being here is that it gives us a chance also to re-connect with friends.  Tonight we had supper with Ryan Arnott and Marsha Kennedy who is curating the show.  I caught some light-hearted moments on my camera.

Signature smile

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Rhonda and I were in Saskatoon over the past weekend to attend the opening of a show of our new work at Art Placement.  I was happy to see many old friends including Lorenzo Dupuis.  This picture captures him and what Bob Christie dubbed his “Cheshire cat smile”.

Crossing Over/ painting a critical conversation

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Today, I attended the painting symposium organized in conjunction with Landon Mackenzie’s exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery.

Participants included Ben Reeves, Allan Switzer, Jesse Garbe, Eli Boronoswky, Allyson Clay, Damian Moppett, Neil Campbell, Elizabeth McIntosh, Vanessa Disler, Sean Weisgerber and Tiffin Breen.

Here Ben wanders through the opening for Painters ’11 – a string theory – the exhibition put up as part of the symposium.





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