Loved by Millions

John Will: Loved by Millions
April 6 – June 2, 2013
The video production of Loved by Millions coincided with the development of Chris Cran's exhibition of the same name at the AGW in 1989. Created by the artist's long-time friend and colleague, painter John Will of Calgary, the video production playfully responds to the documentary tradition, featuring artist-subject, Chris Cran. John Will is a prominent artist known best for his works in painting, his critiques of popular culture, his humorous and ironic means of visual resolution. Will's Loved by Millions traces the journey of Cran by air from his home city of Calgary to Detroit, and then by limousine to Windsor, to attend the opening of his 1989 solo show with his broker-agent and chic.

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"Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012"

Guest Host | Ink, acrylic and cloth on foamcore | 14” x 12” | 2011

Guest Host | Ink, acrylic and cloth on foamcore | 14” x 12” | 2011

Chris Cran is included in BUILDERS: CANADIAN BIENNIAL 2012 @ National Gallery of Canada
2 November 2012 – 20 January 2013

Builders presents more than 100 recent and significant acquisitions by emerging and established artists instrumental in shaping perspectives in Canadian art today. The exhibition reflects the work of the Gallery’s curators in building the collection through an informed understanding of contemporary Canadian art across diverse media, environments and generations. Organized by the National Gallery of Canada.