David Balzer to step down as editor in chief of Canadian Art magazine
After three years in the position, David Balzer will be stepping down as editor in chief of Canadian Art magazine, effective at the end of March.
Balzer will be departing to finish his forthcoming book; and taking up a teaching residency at Quest University in Squamish, BC. According to a release from the magazine, he will continue his association with Canadian Art as a contributing editor.
In a message to staff, Gabe Gonda and Debra Campbell, co-chairs of the Canadian Art Foundation board of directors, said, “As editor-in-chief at Canadian Art, David has pursued bold and innovative subjects, mentored young writers and editors and championed underheard communities and emerging voices. Through all this, David has remained one of the leading critical voices in contemporary art, and he will continue to play that role for the magazine going forward as a contributing editor. We’re delighted to be continuing our association with David and grateful for his contributions to the magazine.”Debra Rother, currently co-publisher, will become publisher of Canadian Art. Senior editor Bryne McLaughlin, who has been with the magazine since 2001, will assume the role of interim editor-in-chief, responsible for Canadian Art’s editorial operations.