IFOA, Rachel Kushner, Douglas Coupland, and The Visual Language of Art: T.O Events for Oct 24-Nov 7, 2013


Painter and educator Judy Singer teaches The Visual Language of Art, or How to Look at Paintings. Learn the syntax of color, space and line through an interactive romp from the Renaissance period to the rise of Abstraction. 7PM-8:15PM. October 24. Richview Library. Free. Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser unravels and reads from his forthcoming book, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the...

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...

Highway 401 Revisited: On the Jack Chambers Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario


Reviewed in this essay: Jack Chambers: Light, Spirit, Time, Place and Life. Curated by Dennis Reid, with Sarah Milroy. Until May 13, 2012 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. . I live in Toronto but hometown is still Windsor and though I’ve taken the train many times, flown the ridiculously short distance, and on one ill-advised trip even rode the bus, the only real way to get home is to...