Sunday Evening Reflection: The Campbell Sisters Dancing a Waltz

National Galleries Scotland is one of my most favorite galleries. Perhaps it is because I feel that I have come home, welcomed by the artistic energy that pervades the spacious rooms. I feel a profound sense of history and destiny as I take in the paintings and sculptures. I am connecting with the artists and…

Sunday Evening Reflection: Cindy Sherman

“The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.” Cindy Sherman A year ago, on October 26, 2019, Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition, Cindy Sherman, opened with great fanfare. I had marked this event several months in advance, as this exhibition was an exploration of Cindy Sherman’s…

Sunday Evening Reflection: More Sweetly Play the Dance

Edmonton, Alberta: September 2019 Sunday morning, September 1, 2019, was one of those brilliant autumn sunshine days that I remembered so well from my days living in Edmonton, Alberta, the city known as the “Gateway to the North”. We were the first to arrive at the Art Gallery of Alberta, situated on Sir Winston Churchill Square…

Sunday Evening Reflection – With Alberto Giacometti

“It is impossible to do a thing the way I see it because the closer I get the more differently I see.” Alberto Giacometti Vancouver Art Gallery is my “go-to” place for creative inspiration. Last year, I recorded my walk from the Vancouver Seawall by Cambie Bridge to the Art Galley located in Vancouver Centre….

Sunday Evening Reflection: Transits and Returns

“Transits and Returns brings together the work of 21 Indigenous artists from across the Great Ocean and offers a closer look at what connects their practices but also how they are distinct.” Vancouver Art Gallery What better way to begin the week than with a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery? Five Indigenous curators: Tarah…

The Legacy of Callum and Fury

I am celebrating International Dog Day by going back to my first visit to the National Galleries Scotland, located in the heart of a vibrant Edinburgh. It was during the height of the Fringe Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, when the Royal Mile is filled with festivities, laughter, and excited tourists (I include…