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Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton

Without fanfare, ceremony (or for that matter pre-warning) a grand contributor to cultural life of Western Canada has closed its doors. The Douglas Udell Gallery posted a low-key message on the front entrance of its Edmonton gallery. more

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It’s an odd irony: grand new art galleries are opening across the west just as the digital age ushers in unprecedented access to art from the comfort of our sofas. more

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Ask Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas how he is and you’ll get an honest answer. “It’s an interesting time,” he says from Vancouver, where he’s juggling several big projects, including his solo show, "The Seriousness of Play". more

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Wilf Perreault follows his retrospective at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina with a show called Light to Dark. Known for his images of back alleys, Perreault continues to explore themes of home and the everyday. more

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George Clooney may be ensconced in the arms of his new wife, Amal, a leading human rights lawyer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pursue a more fleeting encounter of the artistic kind with one of Hollywood’s most famous leading men. more

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Les Thomas likes to prowl hardware stores looking for tools he can use to make interesting marks in his paintings. more

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Nothing hides in Lucian Freud’s portraiture. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

As the exhibition title suggests, Dean Drever does not leave much middle ground in his exploration of the power of symbols in the struggle for power. His exhibition is black and white in both the literal and figurative sense. more

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As Canada begins its withdrawal from active duty in Afghanistan, it is an appropriate time to look back at our involvement and impact over the past ten years. more

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Al Henderson is best-known for his figurative sculptures in stone and bronze, detailed public commissions with traditional techniques. more

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WITH A LIGHT, FREE HAND, THIS B.C. ARTIST CAPTURES THE CHANGING FACE OF HER MOUNTAIN HOME. more

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STEP INTO THIS PRAIRIE PAINTER’S ENDLESS HORIZONS IN A FIVE-DECADE SURVEY SHOW AT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA more

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This longtime, still-life painter represented by Douglas Udell Gallery manages to make the open-ended possibilities of postmodern/poststructuralist quotation work for him, but in a surprisingly subtle and beautifully old-school fashion. more

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Realism and abstraction intersect as Andrew Valko paints the light and texture of real life. more

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From her rural studio just outside Edmonton, painting in the summertime light, Vivian Thierfelder finds the whole of the universe in nature’s most minute details. more

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Inspired by his garden, one of Canada's most respected ceramic artists creates sculptures imbued with humour and a wink of vegetal allure. more

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Perreault, born in Albertville, Saskatchewan, in 1947, exhibits widely on the Prairies. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 1970, he has won many awards and commissions. more

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Isn't it romantic? They met at an art gallery, married in Paris, honeymooned in Italy, and then came home to Saskatoon to live and work together as partners in life and in art. more

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Citing the late art historian and critic, Sir Ernst Gombrich, Robert Lemay investigates the play of light and shadow in his exquisite oil paintings of still-lifes. more

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