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28 August 2018

Ben Rubin and Jer Thorp, "Herald / Harbinger," 2017

Galleries West

Vol 3 No 18    ISSN 2561-3316 

Editor: Portia Priegert

A fascinating art commission – one of two at Calgary’s new Brookfield Place skyscraper – blends the surprisingly engaging groans of the Bow Glacier with downtown sounds. more

STORIES

Wendy Tokaryk uses vintage lace doilies to make prints that reflect on social histories. But their decorative energy allows little melancholy for times past. more

STORIES

In his new book, John K. Grande interviews artists around the world who work in and with nature. It’s time, he says, for contemporary art to reconcile with the natural world. more

BOOKS

Walter Scott is best known for the frank confessions of Wendy, a popular art-world comic. But his show at the Remai Modern feels overly polite. more

STORIES

Madeleine Wood experiments with layering different images together in her latest paintings. It lifts her work about dreaming into a more magical realm. more

STORIES

Kate Mountford’s “paintings” of mountains are more than a touch surreal and fantastical. But where’s the paint? more

STORIES

A recent review of the current David Milne exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery was, to parrot the writer’s words, disappointing, underwhelming and a dud. Moreover, it gives art writing a bad name. more

COLUMNS

Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16 This year marks the 35th anniversary of ArtWalk, a free annual festival that invites Calgarians  to experience a wide range of visual arts. more

NEWS

The Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary partners with Toronto's OCAD University on online professional development courses. more

NEWS

The MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina has appointed John G. Hampton to the newly created position of director of programs, effective Oct. 1. more

NEWS

Mary Pratt died Aug. 14, 2018 in her St. John's home, where she had been receiving palliative care. more

NEWS

This year, students painted a mural on the side of the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans of Canada, Unit #45 building at 3rd Street just off Lonsdale. more

NEWS

Bigger than ever before, Art Now 2018 will feature exhibitors from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan filling more than 16,000 square feet of exhibition space. more

NEWS

The Contemporary Art Gallery has developed a new public art project with Vancouver-based artist Myfanwy MacLeod that coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty. more

NEWS

Patricia Piccinini’s "Curious Imaginings," an immersive sculpture exhibition, is coming to Vancouver this September as part of the Vancouver Biennale. more

NEWS

Pierre Arpin has stepped down and David Leinster has been appointed chief executive officer of Contemporary Calgary. more

NEWS