‘mosquito coast’ by brandon flanegan, 2007 (enamel on board)

carte blanche | vol. 2: painting

the museum of contemporary canadian art, toronto november 15 – december 28, 2008

this exhibition is a follow up to the successful publication and exhibition, ‘carte blanche: volume 1’ which examined the best in contemporary canadian photography. in volume 2, the focus is painting. like volume 1, volume 2 is also a publication which features works by 192 emerging, mid-career and established artists. the exhibit curators, clint roenisch and david liss have selected 10 artist from each category for the exhibit. some of canada’s most important painters are included in this selected 30, as well as its young avant-garde. if anything, this exhibit and publication demonstrate the rich, buoyant and diverse canadian art scene.

http://www.mocca.ca

carte blanche | vol. 2: painting ‘dim-lit gleaming universe of budding leaves blown by overwhelming night breeze’ by thrush holmes, 2008 (mixed media with neon lights on metal panel)

carte blanche | vol. 2: painting ‘smoker 3 (girl)’ by ben reeves, 2007 (oil on linen) & ‘the fight’ by mathew reichertz, 2007 (oil on canvas)

carte blanche | vol. 2: painting ‘spits and pieces’ by etienne zack, 2006 (acrylic and oil on canvas)

carte blanche | vol. 2: painting ‘green zone (colour bars)’ by wnada koop, 2006 (acrylic on canvas)

carte blanche | vol. 2: painting ‘vancouver from above burrard inlet’ by john hartman, 2006 (oil on linen)

carte blanche | vol. 2: painting ‘lincoln, from the series about 1865’ by tony scherman, 2004-2006 (encaustic on canvas)