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U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed barrier with Mexico prompted a show at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary. more

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The show, with upwards of 100 pieces, many laden with detail and cryptic narratives, is an imaginative trove, much of which may confound as much as it beguiles. more

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Bill Viola, "Walking on the Edge," 2012

Courtesy of Bill Viola Studio and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Fusi says he knew the artists and their work before moving this year to Calgary, but once confronted with Alberta’s landscape and art history, connected the contemporaneous tendencies in how they address landscape and art. And so the show was born. more

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Entrance to MashUp exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Photo by Dick Averns

The creative practice of mashup, inventive art forms that use wide-ranging materials and processes from across cultures, has become increasingly widespread since the 1990s. more

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"Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15"

Photo: Greg Gerla

Many Canadians take pride in the Arctic yet few folks ever travel there. Similarly, many art world followers celebrate the Venice Biennale but don’t attend or experience the work. more

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If you didn’t get to the vast survey of contemporary Canadian art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, organized by American curator Denise Markonish in 2012, there’s now an opportunity to see it in Western Canada. more

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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

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Lindsay Knox, "Poem for a Homebody", 2009

Photo: Dick Averns

Choosing the right approach for a premiere exhibition in any new facility is a hard task, and it is refreshing that Esker didn’t opt for contemporary art stars or a blockbuster show from the historical canon. more

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