Andrew Morrow: Serious and ambitious, wildly cheeky and corrosively irreverent

Gary Michael Dault reports in the Globe and Mail that Andrew Morrow’s work is riddled with contradiction. “It is simultaneously both serious and ambitious, wildly cheeky and often corrosively irreverent (two of the small paintings in his current exhibition are called ‘Still Life Painted While Consciously Avoiding the Topic of Vasectomy’ and ‘Some Asshole Blocking … read more… “Andrew Morrow: Serious and ambitious, wildly cheeky and corrosively irreverent”

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Mara Korkola paints Toronto

Mara Korkola, whose current show is up at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, paints the humble, the everyday. Her weakness is for representational painting that dissolves into painterly abstraction, so naturally she counts Morandi, Celmins, Richter, Downes, and Tuymans among her favorites. In the Globe and Rail, Gary Michael Dault gives Korkola a mixed review. She may … read more… “Mara Korkola paints Toronto”

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Painting reviews from the North Pole

“Emmy Skensved,” Greener Pastures Contemporary Art Gallery.Through Jan. 13. “Nada Sesar-Raffay: Swing,” Edward Day Gallery.Through Jan. 6. “Lynne McIlvride Evans: Tourists Welcome–A Chapel of Recent Paintings,” David Kaye Gallery. Through Dec. 23.Snarky Gary Michael Dault reviews these Toronto painting shows in the Globe and Mail. Note to last-minute shoppers: The Globe and Mail thoughtfully includes … read more… “Painting reviews from the North Pole”

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