curator by day
Join artist, art enthusiast and Station Gallery curator Olexander Wlasenko for an artistic adventure in his bi-monthly blog titled “Curator by Day”.
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Shining, Stormy Weather
January 27, 2015 I’ve been to the antique shop in Orono several times. On Sunday, I had a particular feeling of déjà vu. “Where have I just seen this picture?” I thought. It was Fredrick H. Varley’s “Stormy Weather, Georgian Bay” painted in a characteristically Group of Seven style back in 1920. Bold, vivid and […]
“Get me the Chief, quick. I’ve been shot!” This was the desperate cry of a young telegraph operator on a frigid Friday night in 1914. This week we count down to the hundredth anniversary when Billy Stone uttered his final words. To this day, the case of Billy Stone remains Whitby’s most infamous cold case. […]
The Shining Red Maple
November 1, 2014 Earlier this week, I had a chance to revisit Kubrick’s horror masterpiece “The Shining”. The film makes reference to several Canadian artworks including four Alex Colville paintings, two Norval Morrisseau works, Paul Peel’s “After the Bath”, Tom Thomson and J.E.H. MacDonald. I’m delighted to verify another Group of Seven artist to the […]