Canadas largest art prize, the Sobey Art Award, heads west

The finalists for the 2019 Sobey Art Award: Stephanie Comilang (Ontario), Nicolas Grenier (Québec), Kablusiak (the Prairies and North), Anne Low (the West Coast and Yukon) and DArcy Wilson (the Atlantic) © 2019 Leroy Schulz

The finalists for Canadas biggest annual contemporary art prize, the C$100,000 Sobey Art Award, have been selected and their work is now on view in an exhibition at Edmontons Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), where the winner is due to be announced on 15 November. Representing five Canadian regions and each aged 40 years old or younger, this years shortlisted artists are Stephanie Comilang (Ontario), Nicolas Grenier (Québec), Kablusiak (the Prairies and North), Anne Low (the West Coast and Yukon) and DArcy Wilson (the Atlantic).

The exhibition, which runs until 5 January 2020, presents some 35 works, including video-based installations inviting audience participation, and old standards like paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs. “The work by this years shortlisted artists is incredibly varied and their diverse ways of working makes for a really interesting exhibition,” says the shows curator Lindsey Sharman. “There is an attention to language running through theRead More – Source

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