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Fringe Review: The Actor’s Nightmare

By Philip Caunter 55 minutes | Comedy | G Acting! It can be an intimidating thing even if you prepare, and if you have no idea what you’re doing it can be a nightmare. That’s the premise of this play, as the hapless George Spelvin (played by Rod Hagglund) gets tossed about on stage without […]

Urban landscapes with a twist at Exposure Gallery

Who would pretend that photography is not a legitimate art form these days? Certainly not the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) and Exposure Gallery. Their partnership has led to a number of quality photographic exhibitions in Ottawa. The current show titled distURBANce makes no exception. It presents artworks by Glenn Bloodworth, Freeman Keats, Bill […]

A Place Apart: A photo exhibition by Jim Lamont

Mountains as sanctuaries. Artist in photography Jim Lamont makes this inviting proposition in a remarkable series of black and white prints on display at the Redwall Gallery. Lamont’s photographs are incantational.  As one walks from one print to the next along the gallery walls, one gets slowly drawn into the universe of the artist. Nothing […]

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 […]

SELFIE: A photo exhibition on crossed identities at Karsh-Masson

Raymond Aubin is an artist in contemporary photography who also writes critiques and reviews in visual and media arts. Through their photographic self-stories, artists Magida El-Kassis, Olivia Johnston, and Jennifer Stewart invite us to reflect upon the contemporary fragmentation of the identity. Walking into the SELFIE exhibition at the Karsh-Masson Gallery is an overwhelming experience. […]

Weekend Roundup: What to do in Ottawa + Food and Wine ticket giveaway

This first weekend of November has much in store for us Ottawans. This weekend is full of local visual arts love. Thursday brings about the final show at The Studio Cafe. Artist Crystal Beshara will be showing her series of watercolour and oil paintings of Newfoundland, inspired by her visit out East in 2013. The […]

8 years and still going strong at SPAO

The School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) will open four concurrent exhibitions this afternoon, celebrating the culmination of the eighth year the school has been open. Exhibition No. 8, the annual portfolio survey, showcases the work of twelve senior students who have recently completed their second year of study: Sarah Anderson, Dante Penman, Matthew Bula, Reena Kokotailo, Angela […]