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Feature — GREG CURNOE

Taking a Stand in London By Herman Goodden - - Art & Books
The London Yodeller

 

In this excerpt from Three Artists: Kurelek, Chambers & Curnoe, to be published by Elmwood Press this year, Herman Goodden examines two of Greg Curnoe’s most pronounced qualities – his utter lack of a religious gene and his impassioned devotion to London, Ontario – and muses on some of the higher mysteries of transference, substitution and rechanneling.

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Brexit Et Cetera

Letters to the Editor - - Art & Books, Everything Else, News & Politics
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THANKS FOR THE LITERARY HEADS UP

[Re: The Man Who Understood Dickens, Hermaneutics, June 23, Herman Goodden] Thanks so much for your recent article on G.K. Chesterton. I keep returning to Dickens over the years – so have added the Chesterton book to “my list”. Oddly the book seems to go by two title variations: Appreciations and Criticisms and Criticisms and Appreciations. – A London reader, Michael Brunet

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Walking on Water — Christo’s Floating Piers

Art Review By Maggie Lucchesi - - Art & Books
The London Yodeller

More than conceptual art, Christo’s Floating Piers is really performance art”

You find yourself in the same country as the latest (rare) Christo event – what choice do you have but to try to get there? Who could resist the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to literally walk on water, crossing a stunning mountain lake on a shimmering yellow ribbon, 3 km of it?

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Unravelling the Mysteries of Crime, Politics and the Human Heart

Book Review By Susan Cassan - - Art & Books
The London Yodeller

“David Adams Richards’ strongest quality is the ability to give voice to the inarticulate, those who are not cushioned by wealth or education from the battering life metes out to the disadvantaged”

Principles to Live By
By David Adams Richard
Doubleday Canada ($32)
When summer comes, the eye turns to the racks displaying mass market offerings in the popular genres. One of the most compelling is the mystery. For those who love the great writers of the field – P.D. James, Elizabeth George, Ian Rankin – the flabby books bound in flashy covers are discouraging. Trying to find a writer to fill the shoes of the masters of intricate plot, rich characterization and depiction of social trends is an exercise in hope and frustration.

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Uninhabited – Aidan Urquhart: New Canadian Cabins

Look at this By Nida Home Doherty - - Art & Books
The London Yodeller

“This exhibition is a personal narrative of Aidan Urquhart’s growing up and living in Southwestern Ontario, in a time of shifts and changes and global uncertainty – we are reminded of the temporality and fragility of our existence”

It is a simple thought but one that in some ways is deeply unsettling: the world in which we live, the taken-for-granted world we have constructed around us, originated from a nothingness, a void. Aidan Urquhart’s exhibition at the St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre, entitled New Canadian Cabins, brought that thought to mind while exploring the origin of the idea for his current exhibition. Continue Reading

Visions of the Mind’s Eye

Look at this By Nida Home Doherty - - Art & Books
The London Yodeller

HOME DOHERTY Erica Dornbusch_Walking each other home_acrylic on canvas_24x30As Dornbusch channels her visions of inner self and spiritual connectedness into her paintings, she, in turn, connects with eternal images of the female found in ancient myths and religious stories”

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