Sculptural Utility

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Article by Lorraine Johnson

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ITH FREEDOM AND SPEED defining the most adept skateboarders’ moves, it’s easy to be dazzled by the motion and lose sight of the spaces in which such skilled practitioners of the sport are performing. But if one looks beyond the physical dexterity of the young skateboarders themselves to the open space designs in which …

Spotlight on the Object: Thinking Outside the Ring

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Article by Lorraine Johnson

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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 …

Joe Fafard, text by Terence Heath

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Review by John Fleming

Joe Fafard
Terrence Heath. Vancouver/Toronto/Berkeley:
Douglas & McIntyre and Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, 2007.
ISBN: 978-155365-221-2 CN $55.00

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ublished in conjunction with the exhibition Joe Fafard organized by the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada, this text by Terrence Heath is both biography and catalogue. Heath’s …