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]
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 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.
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.