Oh Canada is the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art ever produced outside Canada. The travelling exhibition features work by more than 60 artists who hail from every province and nearly every territory in the country, spanning multiple generations and working in all media. MASS MoCA’s curator Denise Markonish spent three years crisscrossing Canada to view hundreds of exhibitions in museums and galleries, visiting over 400 artists’ studios, and making connections with a full range of artists working in Canada today.
Sarah Anne Johnson (B. 1976, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Lives & works in Winnipeg, Manitoba), Fireworks, 2010, Uniqué hand-painted chromogenic print with photospottingink, acrylic ink, gouache, India ink. Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York, and Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto
Janice Wright Cheney (B. 1961, Montréal, Québec; Lives & works in Fredericton, New Brunswick), Widow, 2012, Wool, cochineal dye, velvet, taxidermy form, pins, wood, Courtesy of the artist. The artist gratefully acknowledges the support of the New Brunswick Arts Board
Micah Lexier (B. 1960, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Lives & works in Toronto, Ontario), A Coin in the Corner, 2012, 100 minted coins installed in corners of the museum. Courtesy of the artist and Birch Libralato Gallery, Toronto and Trepanier Baer Gallery, Calgary
Gisele Amantea (B. 1953, Calgary, Alberta), Democracy, 2012, Flocking