Pierre Coupey: Beyond the borders

Contributed by Dion Kliner / Over the course of more than five decades as a non-representational painter Pierre Coupey has deliberately avoided settling into a signature style. His pursuit is the presentation of a material and its range of application. An explorer’s zeal for discovery is only half the explanation. The other is his distrust … read more… “Pierre Coupey: Beyond the borders”

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Vancouver Report: Lyse Lemieux at Republic Gallery

 Guest Contributor Dion Kliner (Vancouver, BC)  /  John Singer Sargent enigmatically said, “A portrait is a painting with a little something wrong about the mouth.” Was he simply making a neutral observation, or was he talking about their relative value as art? Was it that a portrait is a slightly degraded form of art from … read more… “Vancouver Report: Lyse Lemieux at Republic Gallery”

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Etienne Zack: Manufacturing meaning and history

  Guest contributor Dion Kliner / All history is redacted history (Papers I, image posted above), which is to say that all history is manufactured history (Classified). This is as true of objects as it is for events. Some things survive, others don’t; at least as far as our knowledge of them is concerned. In … read more… “Etienne Zack: Manufacturing meaning and history”

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Darcy Mann: A tangle of layers

Guest contributor: Dion Kliner / Vancouver BC / The German author Goethe wrote, “Men must retire from the world from time to time, for the world with its lewd and superficial activity interferes with the awakening of the best.” The site of that retreat is the wilderness; desert, ocean, but very often forest. Revered when … read more… “Darcy Mann: A tangle of layers”

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