niagara 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.

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.

Deconstructed / Reassembled Portraiture: Kim Van Stygeren

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

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.

[re]making her [stories]: Carolyn Wren

Carolyn Wren’s massive retrospective Task at Hand, curated by Marcie Bronson, is an exhibition that is both visually and conceptually enticing.

Centre and Periphery: place defines / deforms history

Curator Asta McCann curates Centre and Periphery at the Riverbrink Art Museum, exploring the urban / rural split in the works of the Group of Seven, revisiting historical facts and fictions about the iconic painters.

Scott Sawtell: Playful Banquet

Scott Sawtell is the latest artist to be the focus of an artist feature, with his vibrant and expressive works in paint.

All the world’s a stage: Montmollin’s Dreams, Delusions, and Other Traffic Circles

Gabrielle de Montmollin’s artwork is both absurd and alluring, and her series Dreams, Delusions and Other Traffic Circles is an example of her extensive and engaging lens based work.

Landmarks of History and Place: Art In The Open

Art In the Open is an online resource to explore and engage with public art, from cenotaphs to artworks to memorials to monuments, in Niagara.