J. Barry Lord

  • Pop Art in Canada

    ABOUT ONE YEAR AGO in the Guggenheim Museum, “Six Painters and the Object” was hanging on the upper coils of the spiral, while below was the Kandinsky retrospective. A walk down the ramp with both ears open was illuminating: even in New York, even after all these years, the public relation to Kandinsky varied from polite puzzling to bemused scoffing to outright exasperation; before the “Pop” canvases there was anger, laughter, amazement but never bewilderment. If the people were hurt, amused, attacked they knew how and why and where they were affected. This much clarification, at least, for the

  • Various Exhibitions

    In western Canada galleries and museums share with the artists the problem of how to make a living. Here as elsewhere the artists’ cooperative has

    I offered a possible solution: the most hopeful development in Vancouver this season was, therefore, the formation of the Tempus Gallery by nine young painters who with boards and pebbles have transformed their basement quarters near the University into an effective and inviting display area.

    The nine men are all fresh, aggressive painters, and their group shows fill their white walls with bold, vital canvases, none of which wholly succeed but all of