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Creating space for Ottawa artists to put themselves on the map

A one-day conference, happening in November, will bring together local artists from across different disciplines, giving them a chance to network and to find ways to build their careers without compromising their vision. Since 2013, Artpreneur has been dedicated to helping artists succeed in their careers and build skills that will help them navigative the […]

Tom Hogan's painting on display at the Ottawa School of Art. Photo from their website.

Tom Hogan’s works on sale at OSA

The Ottawa School of Art‘s Annual Holiday Fundraiser began November 26 and runs to the end of this week, closing on December 20th. Each year, a wide assortment of distinctive art pieces created by students, instructors and alumni are on display and available for sale at very attractive prices. All funds collected from this event […]

Reflections on the ambiguity of tourists at Atrium Gallery

Raymond Aubin is an artist in contemporary photography who also writes critiques and reviews in visual and media arts. Tourists: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, a collection of photographs by fine art photographer Jake Morrison, invites viewers to reflect on the ambiguity of tourism. The ghostly figures that fill Morrison’s photographs almost appear deliberately placed over […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyxUS_KnhfE[/youtube] What are you up to this weekend, Ottawa? Music-wise, you’ve got a bunch of options. Tonight, it’s all indie, all the time with Palm Trees, Android 16 and Randy Shenanigans at Avant Garde, while bands compete for big bucks down at Ritual. Adam Baldwin takes his guitar skills down to Zaphod’s, while […]

Exhibition by Phil Delisle (2011)

Phil Delisle: Beautiful fragments and meta images

Quick — how many paintings are there in the image above? At first glance you may see four, or is it five, if you include the canvas that encompasses the four “inner” works of art?  Look closer, however, and you will realize that the number is higher still, as there are paintings within paintings, where […]

Photos by Alejandro Bustos

Karine Giboulo: New exhibit shows the vast distance between rich and poor

Quebec artist Karine Giboulo is a master of producing miniature figures that portray evocative scenes.  From powerful commentary on the production of electronic products from China, to work that has been described as a three-dimensional comic book, Giboulo uses miniature figures to produce thought-provoking work. Her latest exhibit Democracy Village, which is taking place at […]

All photos courtesy of Alejandro Bustos

Anna Frlan’s Interbellum: wartime steel

Anna Frlan’s current exhibit at the Ottawa School of Art is the best show that I have seen by a local artist. Comprising five steel sculptures, the exhibit Interbellum at the schools’ main gallery at 35 George Street is simply brilliant. An Ottawa-native whose parents came to Canada from Croatia following World War II, Frlan […]

Shoot Back. Shot back by Alejandro Bustos.

Shoot Back: Visual correspondence at Festival X

Imagine you have a pen pal that you never met, but instead of exchanging letters you only communicate via photographs sent through the mail. What images would you send? How would you respond? What interpretation would you give to the photos that you did receive? These intriguing questions lie at the heart of Shoot Back, a photographic exhibition […]