Issue: 2017.2

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors as subject is simultaneously awe-inspiring, terrifying, and full of falsehood. As Canada’s federal government is poised to celebrate 150 years of confederation we decided to dig into this topic that is so often used to define a national identity and that has captivated artists in Canada for centuries.

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Featured Artist – Jonathan S. Green

My research is focused on wilderness survival, and ecological change. Particularly temporary and propositional sites—such as camps— where humanity and architecture meet nature. Jonathan Green is of Mi’kmaq and Inuit, British and Scottish heritage from Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador....

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Authenticity in a Can

by Jordan Blackburn I’m looking at a tin can that rests on the corner of my desk at home. I bought it from the local drug store on sale for $5 on a typically snowy January day in Edmonton. I...

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My Process – Caitlin Bodewitz

Caitlin Bodewitz's Profile born: Peace River, Alberta (Grew up at Powder King, BC) education: BFA (Honours in Printmaking) University of Calgary 2011 favourite artists: Zaria Forman, she documents changing glaciers landscapes in pastel on paper and they are stunning! favourite book: Anything...

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Against Nature

My latest project titled Against Nature is currently being produced in conjunction with the Canadian Forces Artists Program (CFAP). I have been selected as one of six artists who will work with the military throughout 2016-17. Against Nature involves fieldwork in...

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Mountain Views and Sunset Rolls

by Megan Stein Awe* ô/ noun 1. a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.   A common reaction to watching a print being made is that of awe—wonderment of the medium and technique, respect for the ability...

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Collective Survivalism

by Stephanie Bailey Tinfoil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists holed up in the woods. That’s what we tend to picture when we imagine survivalists, those dedicated to preparing for doomsday. Survivalism has traditionally been viewed as a fringe phenomenon. But now, that seems...

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