Mar 04, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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This year’s Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts have been announced.

And they include a sculptor who creates worlds of fantasy from items such as toys and car parts.

Toronto’s Kim Adams is one of eight laureates named today by the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Edmonton native’s contemporary sculptures reflect on soci-economic and environmental issues.

Other recipients of the $25,000 honour include Toronto visual artist Max Dean – whose works explore the relationship between audience and art – and have included a storefront installation with 7,000 pop cans in the shape of a wave.

The other laureates are painter Carol Wainio and curator Brydon Smith of Ottawa — performance and installation artist Raymond Gervais and photographer/visual artist Angela Grauerholz of Montreal — Vancouver media artist Jayce Salloum — and weaver/notebook keeper Sandra Brownlee of Dartmouth, Nova scotia.

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