Spotlight on the Object: Thinking Outside the Ring

Article by Lorraine Johnson

RTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE often refer to the blood, sweat, and tears that go into any creative work. For the participants in the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club-based Shape Your Life program, who are painting on canvases that began life as the floor of a boxing ring, the blood, sweat, and tears are literal. Toronto Newsgirls …

Decorating The Ranch: Legacy of an Immigrant Family in Southern Alberta

Decorating the Ranch

Margot Brunn


n the decorative arts collection of the Royal Alberta Museum the gilded frames of the Reed family collection stand out. More valuable than the paintings they were meant to enhance
at the time of purchase, in the late 1860s, the hand-carved Italian frames reproduce the delicately pierced or overly broad styles of the 17th and 18th …

“The Bones of Thought”: Punctuation in Translation

Punctuation in Translation exhibition

Article by John Fleming


anice Gurney is a contemporary painter whose recent work expresses an apparently binary semiotic in what she has called “punctuation in translation” or as we viewers might say,
“punctuation painting.” Intrigued by a quotation in P.D. James’s novel Original Sin taken from the
Meditations of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180) and used by …