David Altmejd, The Holes (detail), 2008. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. © David Altmejd, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. Photo © NGC
David Altmejd/ Mark Bradford/ Lee Bul/ Bharti Kher/ Tricia Middleton/ Yinka Shonibare, MBE
Curated by Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, and Jonathan Shaughnessy
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta, in collaboration with MOCCA.
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque showcases a selection of works by contemporary artists that draw upon aspects of the historical Baroque: material excess, accumulation, bravado, theatricality and the construction of immersive, emotive environments. This presence of what could be called the ‘neo-baroque’ has, in recent time, been a recurring facet of contemporary art in Canada and around the world.
Keita Morimoto, Megan, 2012. Courtesy Galerie Youn, Montreal.
Unrequited fantasies surround these figures painted by Keita Morimoto. Interactions are held remotely and indirect. Lofty desires and unreal expectations of the ideals are often met with disappointments. Emotional and ambivalent nature pays homage to the extreme tangibleness of Rembrandt. …