Mark Rothko


Revisiting ab-ex: the return of modern artist Milly Ristvedt


Art lovers of Toronto, take heed. You have only a few days left in which to witness the comeback of a storied Canadian artist. Milly Ristvedt was, in the 1960s and ’70s, a practitioner of abstract expressionism, in the vein of Mark Rothko. And while her work can be seen at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and in art textbooks...

Rothko on a Canadian Stage: a Review of Red


Reviewed in this essay: Red, at the Bluma Appel Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front Street East, Toronto. Runs until Dec. 17. Canadian Stage’s audience has been the topic of many news stories since Matthew Joceyln took over as Artistic Director two years ago. Jocelyn, a Canadian director who has worked in Europe for the last 30 years, has radically changed the focus at...