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The Brink

February 17, 2017 — Cove, 2012. Oil on canvas. 48″ x 48″. The Brink Pearl Van Geest Exhibition at Coldstream Fine Arts, Toronto January 26 – March 1, 2017 The Brink refers to the idea of a moment in time or place where things are in flux. It is a moment poised between possibilities, a temporarily arrested point in duration – an accumulation of past...

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Philippe Blanchard and Eli Howey at Open Studio, Toronto. Oct 21 – Nov 19

November 5, 2016 — Philippe Blanchard presents a collaged installation along with stop-motion animations in his exhibition Inbetweening. Eli Howey’s etchings in Waking Gates reference comics, instructional diagrams and infographics to create open-ended and poignant narratives. They were both the 2015-16 recipients of Open Studio’s residency program that awards two year-long residency to artists of merit. I was pleased to write the exhibition brochure that accompanied the exhibitions. Click to access philippe-blanchard-eli-howey-brochure-web.pdf  ...

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Gary Evans: Farther Afield

September 1, 2016 — I was pleased to be invited to write an essay on the work of Gary Evans for his exhibition at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario (June 28 – October 30, 2016). The essay is available on the gallery’s website attached to the exhibition web page. http://maclarenart.com/exhibitions/gary-evans-farther-afield Gary Evans, Switchblade, 2015, printed paper collage, 56 x 76 cm. Courtesy of...

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Bonnie Devine: The Tecumseh Papers

June 9, 2016 — No Vacancy on This Land Bonnie Devine, The Tecumseh Papers. Art Gallery of Windsor, September 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014. By Pearl Van Geest “Over the course of his lifetime he went from having everything to having nothing”, Bonnie Devine says of Chief Tecumseh.[1] He was a shooting star dragging history behind him – the legacy of successive betrayals...

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Canadian Art Foundation’s Writing Prize

March 6, 2016 — by Canadian Art We are pleased to announce that Pearl Van Geest of Guelph, Ontario, is the winner of the 2015 Canadian Art Foundation Writing Prize. Van Geest will be commissioned to write a feature story for a future issue of Canadian Art and will receive a $3,000 award. The two runners-up for this year’s prize are Nancy Webb, of Montreal, Quebec, and Benjamin Hunter, from Toronto, Ontario....

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