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Toronto artist Erica Brisson sends her civic love
It’s the collective exploration of public space that informs Brisson’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery, Local Colour Info Centre, which opened last week in Toronto as part of the Koffler Centre of the Arts’ off-site gallery. Curated by Mona Filip, the exhibit is inspired by local tourist information centres — something you might see just off the 401 or in the heart of Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square — which acts as both a social space and a gallery. Visitors are greeted with minimalist postcards of the city along with maps and blueprints, all meant to heighten interest in the physical environment around us. [Photo courtesy the Koffler Centre/Erica Brisson]

Toronto artist Erica Brisson sends her civic love

It’s the collective exploration of public space that informs Brisson’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery, Local Colour Info Centre, which opened last week in Toronto as part of the Koffler Centre of the Arts’ off-site gallery. Curated by Mona Filip, the exhibit is inspired by local tourist information centres — something you might see just off the 401 or in the heart of Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square — which acts as both a social space and a gallery. Visitors are greeted with minimalist postcards of the city along with maps and blueprints, all meant to heighten interest in the physical environment around us. [Photo courtesy the Koffler Centre/Erica Brisson]

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About a decade before Lady Gaga donned a meat dress at the 2010 Video  Music Awards, a similar fleshy ensemble was attracting controversy at  the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.
Jana Sterbak’s Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic featured 50 pounds of raw flank steaks stitched together. A city  councillor called it a “decadent and perverse waste of taxpayers’  money.”

About a decade before Lady Gaga donned a meat dress at the 2010 Video Music Awards, a similar fleshy ensemble was attracting controversy at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Jana Sterbak’s Vanitas: Flesh Dress for an Albino Anorectic featured 50 pounds of raw flank steaks stitched together. A city councillor called it a “decadent and perverse waste of taxpayers’ money.”

Q&A: David Hockney on canvassing for new ideas
For 50 years, British artist David Hockney has crafted vibrant,  influential pictures out of everything from Polaroid photographs to  Xerox photocopies. Now, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is  showcasing Hockney’s latest technical foray: sketches on the iPhone and  iPad. With only a few weeks left to go before the groundbreaking  exhibition leaves Toronto, the 74-year-old tells Leah Sandals what those  shiny new technologies can (and can’t) do for art.

Q&A: David Hockney on canvassing for new ideas

For 50 years, British artist David Hockney has crafted vibrant, influential pictures out of everything from Polaroid photographs to Xerox photocopies. Now, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto is showcasing Hockney’s latest technical foray: sketches on the iPhone and iPad. With only a few weeks left to go before the groundbreaking exhibition leaves Toronto, the 74-year-old tells Leah Sandals what those shiny new technologies can (and can’t) do for art.

Scottish artist Boyce wins 2011 Turner Prize
Scottish artist Martin Boyce, whose works include a modernist  reworking of a library table and artificial trees won Britain’s Turner  Prize Monday at a ceremony in Gateshead, northeast England.
On picking up the US$39,100 award at the Baltic Centre for  Contemporary Art, 43-year old Boyce paid tribute to his parents and  highlighted the importance of teachers in light of the government’s  spending cuts.

Scottish artist Boyce wins 2011 Turner Prize

Scottish artist Martin Boyce, whose works include a modernist reworking of a library table and artificial trees won Britain’s Turner Prize Monday at a ceremony in Gateshead, northeast England.

On picking up the US$39,100 award at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 43-year old Boyce paid tribute to his parents and highlighted the importance of teachers in light of the government’s spending cuts.

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Photo Gallery: PhotoSensitive’s Fuel of Life exhibit
For more than two decades, PhotoSensitive has covered critical social  issues through stark, black-and-white photography. With the new Toronto  exhibit The Fuel of Life, the national collective turns its lens to the  theme of energy. The project, which runs at Brookfield Place Nov. 28-Dec.  10, features more than 100 photographers covering everything from  energy production and distribution to consumption and innovation.

Photo Gallery: PhotoSensitive’s Fuel of Life exhibit

For more than two decades, PhotoSensitive has covered critical social issues through stark, black-and-white photography. With the new Toronto exhibit The Fuel of Life, the national collective turns its lens to the theme of energy. The project, which runs at Brookfield Place Nov. 28-Dec. 10, features more than 100 photographers covering everything from energy production and distribution to consumption and innovation.