September 11, 2015

Bruce’s new piece for Swerve Calgary: Look Again: Chris Cran plays with perception, but he labours under no illusions.

Bruce has written a new piece for Swerve,
Look Again: Chris Cran plays with perception, but he labours under no illusions.

Here’s a taste:

When you see him, he will be wearing a black T-shirt and black jeans. This is exactly the same thing he has worn since he was 16 years old. A time when, bottled up in Salmon Arm, B.C., he was called by outside forces: the pull of the Beat poets Burroughs and Ginsberg, and the rock poets like Bob Dylan. Now over 60 years of age, Cran still wears this “uniform.” But he’s never worn it to be cool. Or to obscure the damage that 500 hangovers can leave on one’s frame. He wears it so his brain is free to think about “other creative things.” Which for 40 years has been mostly one thing: painting.

In full disclosure, I have been a fan (first) and a friend of his for over 20 years. I have waited for his openings in Calgary and Toronto and watched his work get gobbled up by avid collectors. And, as a novice art collector myself, he has always indulged my dumb questions about art. “Where do you get your ideas from?” “What is that one with the wiggly lines about? Are you one of the wiggles?” Once I even asked him, in all seriousness, how long it takes for paint to dry.

Read the rest at calgaryherald.com.

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September 9, 2015

Bruce to talk at Writers Guild of Canada

From Writers Guild of Canada’s website:

Writers Talking TV features Kids in the Hall’s Bruce McCulloch with his comedy series Young Drunk Punk on Sept. 24. Bruce is the series’ creator, showrunner, and one of its stars. Fellow writer Matt Watts will talk to Bruce about his thoughts about creating TV comedy, and the evening includes an audience Q&A. The event is free and open to the public, but make sure to RSVP to k.kruta@wgc.ca as seating is limited.

WHEN: Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
WHERE: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King. St. West, Toronto
WHAT: Interview, screening, and audience Q&A with Bruce McCulloch, hosted by Matt Watts

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August 24, 2015

Bruce talk at Art Gallery of Alberta, Sept. 11

Artist in Conversation: Chris Cran and Bruce McCulloch

Friday, September 11, 6:30pm
Ledcor Theatre
$15/$10 AGA Members
Register now

In this special Artist in Conversation, renowned Alberta artist Chris Cran will be joined by actor, writer, comedian Bruce McCulloch to discuss art, ideas and the creative process, on the occasion of the opening of his survey exhibition, CHRIS CRAN, Sincerely Yours. The most comprehensive presentation of Chris Cran’s work to date, the exhibition examines Cran’s decades long exploration of painting, and his play with the genres of still-life, portraiture and landscape, and the interplay of representation and abstraction. This talk will provide visitors the opportunity to learn more about the ideas behind the work, directly from the artist, as provoked by Bruce McCulloch.
- See more at: http://www.youraga.ca/artist-in-conversation-chris-cran-and-bruce-mcculloch/#sthash.mSjm6BRK.dpuf

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