Questioning Canadian painting’s carte blanche

The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art presents “Carte Blanche/Vol. 2: Painting,” a comprehensive survey of contemporary Canadian painting; at Toronto’s Power Plant, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition is underway. In the Globe and Mail, Sarah Milroy suggests that the idea of exhibitions limited exclusively to painting feels dated. “All-painting exhibitions seem, today, like hackneyed holdovers … read more… “Questioning Canadian painting’s carte blanche”

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A tricky balancing act in the hinterlands

“The Urge to Abstraction,”curated by Dr. Roald Nasgaard. The Varley Art Gallery, Unionville, Canada. Through Nov. 11. “The Art of Robert Bateman,” McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Canada. Through Oct. 28. Sarah Milroy reports in the Globe and Mail that “the vast majority of museums in Canada are set in small, rural communities, and they … read more… “A tricky balancing act in the hinterlands”

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