Amy Luo

Interview with Jamie Angell

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by Amy Luo

I’m excited too see artists work with something new. Is it viable? Well, if I believe in something, I’ll make it work.

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CONTACT 2014 / Artoronto.ca Picks

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 2014 / Toronto


With so much choice, with well over 1500 photographers exhibiting throughout the Greater Toronto Area, it isn’t easy picking exhibits to see.

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Superabstraction at Angell Gallery

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by Amy Luo

Is abstract painting still relevant today? While such tendencies as conceptual, installation, and new media art emerged onto the scene, production of abstract painting has persisted

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Edward Burtynsky: Water

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by Amy Luo

Though Burtynsky’s work is inflected with environmental undertones, his visual language is never didactic or polemical. His images are stoic rather than confrontational, and open-ended rather than explicit.

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Jon Knowles: I’m Only in it for the Manet

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by Amy Luo

The show dismantles the fetishization of art-creation, but it is unclear if we are just left at a dead-end with some monochrome paintings for company.

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Louise Bourgeois at Mocca

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by Amy Luo

The artist who is recognized in this MOCCA exhibition, however, is one whose identity is as multiform and slippery as her artistic style.

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Yigal Ozeri: Territory

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by Amy Luo

The theme of death asserts its presence even more when the viewer recalls the subject is not just a beautiful woman and a mythical nymph, but also a soldier serving in the Israel Defense Forces.

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Lost in the Memory Palace

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by Amy Luo

The work of art, then, is reality-as-experienced, in which the experiencing subject participates in the production of the final oeuvre.

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Collected Shadows

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by Amy Luo

What surfaces in this show are myriad stories of diverse peoples and the worlds they live in and create around themselves

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Interview with Bonnie Rubenstein, Artistic Director of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

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by Amy Luo

It’s difficult to define the most exciting aspect of a large event that includes so many different artists and exhibitions. The festival is the sum of its parts and we work year-round to create a dialogue between presentations throughout the community

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Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

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by Amy Luo

these contemporary Aboriginal artists continue to share stories new and old. The spirit of endurance and resistance that comes across in their art tells me they are far from beat

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Patrick Howlett: How Hummingbirds Choose Flowers

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by Amy Luo

How Hummingbirds Choose Flowers, then, is a good title for an exhibition of Patrick Howlett’s purely abstract works, which present the viewer with myriad suggestive visual cues that can’t exactly be pinned down

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