The Governor General Likes Toronto Artists
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The Governor General Likes Toronto Artists

Toronto photographer Arnaud Maggs grabbed the headlines by being awarded the GG prize for Visual Arts. Maggs is best known for work like his “mugshot” series shown here, but his most recent series is a vivid exploration of colour inspired by 19th century colour guides, colour wheels and more. Torontoist also wants to point out that a few other Torontonians brought home the hardware from Rideau Hall.
There’s YorkU prof and video artist Vera Frenkel whose major project is the Body Missing, a massive work that explores themes of stolen art work, war spoils, and how the relationship between museums, viewers and art.
Toronto area curator and writer Peggy Gale also got a nod from the GG, Gale is best known for her work with the Montreal Biennale but she’s a fixture at Art Metropole, Contact and MOCCA.