Profile of Joan Sullivan

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  • Capturing the pain and the laughs

    The idea for the photographs (19 large, black-and-white pieces, and 12 smaller, colour ones) began with Sondria Browne. After her diagnosis, and ...

  • Testing the limits of faith

    This collection includes 19 authors from Atlantic Canada, with eight of them connected to Newfoundland and Labrador: Joan Clark, Michael Crummey, ...

  • At play in the shadows

    Baltzer plays daringly with light and dark, drenching a half or a third of even a large canvas in darkness, as in “George Street.” This gives it ...

  • A glimpse at the Festival of New Dance

    George Stamos Liklik Pik Choreographed by George Stamos; performed by Dany Desjardins and Stamos This opening-night piece, a multi-disciplinary ...

  • ‘Gerald Vaandering — This Salty Water’

    Part of it is in the size of the works, often quite big (two are birch or aluminum dance floors), and their crisp, utilitarian mounting on four ...

  • Johnston infuses new life into old setting

    Percy Joyce was born circa the 1950s in St. John’s on the feast day of its saint. That could be construed as promising good fortune — if so, he ...

  • Dual focus

    They all feature recognizable objects or people in natural states (paint is scudding, facial expressions are shadowed). But the effect of each ...

  • Pulled from the white

    There is often a signature or dominant colour — red, blue, purple — in pools or clustered swirls. It all blends into into a spare harmonic ...

  • Novel captures semi-historical flights of fancy

    A few years ago, Harbour Grace hosted a celebration of Amelia Earhart’s 1932 cross-Atlantic flight, and I interviewed a women who had presented ...

  • Clem Curtis doesn’t ‘baby’ his paintings

    “I’m so brutal with the paint.” Clem Curtis is in his downstairs studio — one of two he has in his house — surrounded by several large pieces in ...