Friday, March 14, 2014


The Terrible Rain: The War Poets 1939-45, Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1966

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Louise Nevelson pull-toys 1942-43 (destroyed)

from Louise Nevelson: The Fourth Dimension, Phoenix Art Museum, 1980

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


New York 13, Vancouver Art Gallery, 1969 (catalogue text by Lucy R. Lippard)

looking up

michael dumontier, untitled, 2013
(coloured pencil, crayon, and graphite on mdf, paper) (photo by Ernest Mayer)

The exhibition Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art closes this weekend (March 16th) at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Luke Angudadluq, Appa, Shuvinai Ashoona, Irene Avaalaaqiaq Tiktaalaaq, Michael Dumontier, Aganetha Dyck, Isaci Etidlui, Tommy Evvik, Neil Farber, Simon Hughes, Jacob Irkok, Jeanette Johns, Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, John Kaunak, Janet Kigusiuq, Qaqasiralaq Kullualik, Sylvia Matas, Andy Miki, Martha Noah, William Noah, Jessie Oonark, John Pangnark, Pudlo Pudlat, Nancy Pukingrnak Aupaluktuq, Paul Robles, Nick Sikkurak, Simon Tookoome, Charlie Ugyuk

curated by Paul Butler

Monday, January 6, 2014


The Beginnings of Mysticism in Children's Growth by Sophia Lyon Fahs, Universalist-Unitarian Inc., Boston, 1960

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Stamps from the North Pole.
For 20 years, beginning in 1920, the children of J.R.R.Tolkien received illustrated letters from Father Christmas.
from J.R.R. Tolkien: The Father Christmas Letters, George Allen and Unwin, Ltd. 1976
North Shore, Lake Superior, oil on canvas,1926
from Lawren Harris, MacMillan of Canada, 1969, (1976 ed.)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


The Song of Quetzalcoatl, 1962, Francoise Riopelle and Jean-Paul Mousseau / Pierre Gauvreau, ink drawing, 1954 / Mousseau-Riopelle exhibition at Muriel Guilbault's apartment, Montreal, 1947 / Mousseau-Riopelle exhibition, 1947 / Jeanne Renaud and Francoise Sullivan dancing Dualite, 1948 / Scene from the play Bien-etre by Claude Gauvreau, 1947 / Jean Renaud dancing on a Paris rooftop, 1950 / Pierre Gauvreau, ink drawing, 1954

from Egregore: A History of The Montreal Automatist Movement by Ray Ellenwood, Exile Editions, 1992

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hydronautic Arts

"Painting Underwater" from 130 Feet Down: Handbook for Hydronauts by Hank and Shaney Frey, 1961

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Indian Rock Carving of The Pacific Northwest by Edward Meade, Gray's Publishing, Sidney, British Columbia, 1971

Friday, August 2, 2013

What if daily life in Canada is boring??

In Memory of the Toronto Scene, 1964 / Looking out the window listening to the radio, 1962 / View of Victoria Hospital, First Series, No. 1, in progress, 1968 / Going home, Coming back, 1961 / Love "Is like the Lion's Tooth", 1962 / 24 Hourly Notes, 1966 / What if daily life in Canada is boring?, 1987 / Nihilist Spasm Band, London, Ontario, 1968 / Sheila Curnoe reading Blue Book 2, 1968 / Left Front Windows, 1967 / Lenore Crawford and Curnoe, 1972

from Greg Curnoe: Life and Stuff, Art Gallery of Ontario, Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 2001

Thursday, August 1, 2013

How To Build Modern Furniture

How To Build Modern Furniture by Mario Dal Fabbro, McGraw-Hill, 1957
(back cover table of contents!)