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Sobey Art Award Longlist Revealed

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Sobey Art Award Longlist Revealed

Leah Sandals
Canadian Art

This morning, the longlist was released for the 2014 Sobey Art Award, which will award $100,000 in prize monies to Canadian artists under the age of 40 in November.

Among the 25 artists longlisted—five for each of five Canadian regions—is an artist who turns hay bales into sculptures (Becka Viau of Charlottetown), another who enlarges small beaded works to monumental scale (Nadia Myre of Montreal), and a duo that imagines how graffiti might be drawn by animals (Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber of Winnipeg).

The five artists longlisted for the Atlantic region include three who were finalists for past Sobeys: Tamara Henderson, who reproduces in film and sculpture images seen under hypnosis; Eleanor King, a musician, curator and artist whose drum towers were a highlight of the 2012 Sobey exhibition; and Graeme Patterson, currently exhibiting at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Also nominated are Mi’kmaw artist Ursula Johnson, who is known for contemporary takes on traditional basketry, and Becka Viau, whose hay-bale installation is currently installed in a public plaza outside of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.

The Quebec picks include Jon Rafman—an artist who broke through to international attention in 2009 with his enlargement of Google Street View images—as well as performance-based artist Olivia Boudreau, rising pasteup/installation creator Dominique Pétrin, Diane Morin (who recently won the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec’s first contemporary art prize), and Algonquin artist Nadia Myre. From 2005 to 2013, Myre invited members of the public to contribute to The Scar Project—depictions on canvas of emotional or physical scars. The project now contains more than 800 scar canvases and related stories.

Photo : Known for performance-based works, Montreal’s Olivia Boudreau is longlisted for the Quebec region. This is a still from her video Femme allongée (2014).

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