20060101

Body: New Art from the UK, at Ottawa Art Gallery


Showing until February 5 at the Ottawa Art Gallery is an exhibition of thirteen contemporary British artists work: Body: New Art from the UK. It is a joint project by the Vancouver Art Gallery and the British Council, initially conceived with the curator Bruce Grenville in late 2003. After debuting in Vancouver Art Gallery last fall, the show travels to Ottawa Art Gallery (November 05-February, 06), Oakville Galleries (April-June, 06), Edmonton Art Gallery (June-September, 06) and the Art Gallery Nova Scotia (October-January, 07). The participating artists are Fiona Banner, Martin Boyce, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tracey Emin, Douglas Gordon, Sarah Lucas, Cornelia Parker, Sam Taylor-Wood, Rebecca Warren, Gillian Wearing, Cathy Wilkes, Carey Young.

1 comment:

  1. How are we looking at the paintings of Mark Rothko these days?
    Is he old hat, replaced in America by more contemporary concerns? Looking at his minimal canvases and their enticing floating squares of subdued paint live at the MOMA recently, I had to stop to wonder whether he still communicates to a modern and younger audience.
    Wahooart.com, the site that sells good canvas prints to order from their database of digital images, has many Rothko prints. I ordered this one, Blue and grey, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWU7F
    , that I have now hanging in my study. I can spend a long time looking at this elusive image that takes me to some other place not in this world.

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