The winner of the Sobey Art Award was announced last night and it is David Altmejd, the Montreal sculptor whose work I recently saw at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and loved! I also remember seeing some of his work at the Musee d'Art Contemporain's Triennale last year. So congrats to him! Other Montrealers on the long list (and whose work I also love) are Manon de Pauw and Adad Hannah. Adad has an opening of new video work tomorrow at Pierre-Francois Ouellette Gallery. It's a tableau vivant version of the painting The Raft of the Medusa, and from what I can see on-line it looks like it is gorgeous.
Friday, October 16, 2009