host picture

Visual Art

Anvil's Robb Reiner ready to reveal his paintings in Montreal

 In a world of musical stereotypes - Heavy Metal bands like AC/DC , Motorhead and Metallica tend to take on the mantle of the angry, alienated and rebellious outcast. It's a world made up of mostly young males pumping their fists to woofer shattering bass drum beats and sizzling lead guitar solos.

So - when one of Metal's most famous drummers - drops the 'drum sticks' to pick up a brush to paint on canvas - you have to be just a little curious ! 

Today, in our Toronto studio is Robb Reiner -  the drummer of the Canadian  iconic metal band, Anvil. Next Thursday - Sept 25th  Reiner will present his first 'street-level' gallery exhibition - at Montreal's BBAM Gallery.                                                         


Women in Clothes - a new book connecting the stories of women and their sense of personal style.

Raymond Biesinger is an illustrator who talks about the contemporary creative life and its D>I>Y mentality.

Can a Heavy Metal lifestyle coexist within the contemplative mind of a painter?
Robb Reiner proves that it can - sort of.  

Returning plundered art creates ethical dilemmas

plundered art.jpgWhen we think of looted art, we often think of art stolen by the Nazis from Jewish families during the Holocaust.

But it's something that's happened many times in history, and continues to happen even today.

For example, some First Nations people here in Canada are involved in talks with museums, trying to negotiate the return of cultural objects such as totem poles.

But returning art and cultural objects is not always clear cut. Sometimes the middleman benefits as much as the rightful owner.

A conference on plundered art was recently held at Concordia University, and on the occasion, Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly spoke with:

  • Monica Patterson, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (CEREV), Concordia University
  • Marc Masurovsky, Director of the Provenance Research Training Program (PRTP), European Shoah Legacy Institute in Washington DC.

Listen to their conversation:                             

Download Flash Player to view this content.

Photo: A researcher of the Art Loss Register at their offices in central London, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, points to a picture on a news website, showing a painting by Henry Matisse entitled 'Sitzende Frau' ('Sitting Woman') which is part of the art recently found in Munich, Germany. AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis