OH CANADA - CLOSING EXHIBITION
All good things must come to an end, and so it is true of a grand exhibition that is wrapping up south of the border. Oh Canada, the first comprehensive survey of Canadian Contemporary Art in decades is closing on the 8th of April at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. We just wanted to bring to your attention again the magnitude of this large selection of Canadian Artists, the roster (below) is quite impressive!
What is most interesting about Oh Canada? It focuses mostly on artists less recognized outside of Canada, providing a fresh glimpse of a vibrant art scene that is too little known inf the United States.
Director of MASS Moca, Joseph Thompson said of the exhibition "Canada's proximity, and shared North Americanism is a source of interesting friction. It's so close and familiar, yet sometimes we barely know it."
Artists in the show include Kim Adams, Gisele Amantea, Shuvinai Ashoona, Amalie Atkins, Nicolas Baier, Daniel Barrow, Dean Baldwin, Rebecca Belmore, Patrick Bernatchez, BGL, Valérie Blass, Shary Boyle, Bill Burns, Eric Cameron, Cedar Tavern Singers AKA Les Phonoréalistes, Janice Wright Cheney, Douglas Coupland, Ruth Cuthand,Dave and Jenn, Michel de Broin, Wally Dion, Mario Doucette, Marcel Dzama, Brendan Fernandes, Michael Fernandes, Eryn Foster, Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob, Hadley + Maxwell, David R. Harper, David Hoffos, Kristan Horton, Terrance Houle, Allison Hrabluik, Sarah Anne Johnson, Garry Neill Kennedy, Wanda Koop, Diane Landry,Micah Lexier, Craig Leonard, Myfanwy MacLeod, Kelly Mark, Luanne Martineau, Rita McKeough, Divya Mehra, Chris Millar, Kent Monkman, Kim Morgan, Andrea Mortson, Clint Neufeld, Graeme Patterson, Ed Pien, Annie Pootoogook,Ned Pratt, Michael Snow, Charles Stankievech, Joseph Tisiga, Hans Wendt, Janet Werner, Mitchell Wiebe, John Willand Étienne Zack.