When I first viewed Chris Cran’s paintings in a survey show at the Kelowna Art Gallery in 1998, something pricked my senses. It was not just his adroitness and competency working at large scale. more »
"A Story of Canadian Art: As told by the Hart House Collection" and "The Bequest: Ernest E. Poole and the AGA Collection," March 9 to July 1, 2013, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Passion: That’s the key word that jumps out at me as I wander through these two collections of Canadian art – the passion of collecting and taking chances to explore the unknown of art’s creation. more »
"Western", a group exhibition, and "Roundup", paintings by the late Interior B.C. artist and rancher Sonia Cornwall, welcome viewers with the scent of straw and thistle in an entrance painted yellow ochre, the colour of local hills and foliage. more »
"MY WINNIPEG: THE ARTISTS' CHOICE": Feb. 9, 2013 to March 17, 2013, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB
This exhibition is often a kind of “My Life” by 14 Winnipeg artists nominated by participants in the project’s earlier chapters. Sometimes, though, we wonder at the exact connection. more »
Is it possible to see music? What mysterious patterns does music carve into space? Surprisingly, Gary James Joynes (a.k.a. Clinker), an Edmonton-based visual artist and musician, can answer these esoteric questions with precision and lustrous beauty. more »
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