My Highlights from Art Toronto 2014
This being Canada's top art fair, I concentrated on works from young, mid-career and senior artists, which I think easily stand up to the best of art fairs internationally.
There is a fair amount of this type of process-based, minimal, textured work now and Callum is one of the best young artists to do it. Who needs to go to Brooklyn?
Valerie is Canada's most inventive sculptor, working in every possible material. No two works look alike.
Garry's work is really important and political. Ed Ruscha with a conscience. As a lawyer, how could I not love this one?
Making embroidery very cool and interesting is no mean feat.
The great Lynne Cohen, who just passed away leaving a gaping hole in Canadian art. Where have the people gone? What is this weird space? Great art raises questions...
Love Brendan's work and have since the first time I saw it in a group sculpture show at The PowerPlant. Ming Dynasty meets robots. Ceramics to make you think and smile.
Epitome of an artist's artist, Paul's new series is smart.
Vanderpant is totally under-rated and influential, and would be recognized in the pantheon of modernist photography had he worked in New York.