Art

Painting Modernity

Modern Masters at the Gallery at 13th Street Winery is a large, diverse show that explores both the successes and failures of painting within a primarily abstract framework.

Opaque and Obtuse: more light than heat

more light than heat is an exhibition that fails to offer the necessary context for the ideas to be fully communicated, with formal andd conceptual issues.

Interpretations and Iterations

Translations, an invitational photography exhibition, in the VISA Gallery at MIWSFPA, features works by students working in analogue, experimental and digital processes, as selected by Professor Amy Friend.

We Have No Bananas Today (your #artcriticfromhell offers a caustic if candid eulogy for visual arts in 2019)

A mildly acerbic, cynical yet somewhat hopeful, eulogy on visual arts in 2029, straddling Niagara and beyond.

Willow Arts Fall 2019 Exhibition & Performances

The 2019 Fall Arts Extravaganza by Willow Arts Community happens this week at Rodman Hall Art Centre, and we offer a teaser of this diversely artistic community showcase.

Deconstructed / Reassembled Portraiture: Kim Van Stygeren

I cut my teeth (sometimes literally, on people) as an arts writer on the Prairies,…

Familial Motifs Bring Custodio’s Patterns To Life

Danny Custodio’s exhibition of new works opened at Rodman Hall Art Centre this fall, and is both seductive visually and a piece of social history, touching upon the immigrant experience in Niagara.

5th Annual Art Show and Toy Drive at Studio 4 Tattoo Parlour in support of Gillian’s Place

The 5th Annual Art Show and Toy Drive, at Studio 4 Tattoo Parlour in Downtown St. Catharines, is an annual event to support Gilian’s Place. Amber Lee Williams will be exhibiting new works, and its an evening of music and fun where you can #buymoreart to help out Gillian’s Place, this Christmas.

In conversation: Jon Shaw and Transfigurement

Jon Shaw’s exhibition of new work at NAC documents the devolution of the former General Hospital on Queenston Street in St. Catharines, in both an artistically and socially engaging manner.

Be[e]ing & Seeing: Compounding Visions

Charmaine Lurch’s exhibition Compounding Vision at the Riverbrink Art Museum offers visual metaphors for how we understand – or ignore – history.