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Bettina Matzkuhn

Western Canadian artists are well represented with impressive works at the first Canadian Craft Biennial in Burlington, Ont. more

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Bettina Matzkuhn, "Basking," 2014

Photo by Bettina Matzkuhn.

Embroidery seems a humble craft. Laden with a history of genteel female enterprise and shadowed by homespun thrift and practical domesticity, its tiny repetitions are an obsessive tribute to time’s passage. more

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Lou Lynn’s mid-career retrospective Retro-active evokes both a physical and conceptual unfamiliarity. Her glass and metal sculptures are markedly not functional, yet they imply a purpose. more

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John Wong has lived in Vancouver for 30 years, yet he feels it is only now, through his painting, that he is becoming familiar with the landscape. more

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The seawall in Vancouver’s Stanley Park has been Tim Fraser’s muse for more than 15 years. The setting is imbued with the strangeness of dreams, like strolling through an uninhabited setting made from a box of plastic toys. more

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Imagine the mountains surrounding the confluence of the North and South Thompson rivers illuminated by the setting sun. Now imagine them glowing from a light source within. more

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Lisa Samphire’s glass vessels are enrobed in rhythmic stripes, circles, striated bands and blocks of colour. Their patterning isn’t ‘put on’, rather it is literally built into the material. more

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Jay Johnson's Vancouver studio is alive with sculptures that wiggle and roar. A wooden ironing board on wheels gingerly rotates a laundry-tree sprout while raising and lowering a weight suspended under the board's nose. more

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