Fall/Winter 2016 issue

Fall/Winter 2016 cover

Galleries West 

Vol 15 No 3

Editor: Portia Priegert

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Does creativity run in families? Damian Moppett and his dad, Ron, who exhibit together this fall at the Art Gallery of Alberta, are just one example of how family ties play out in the arts. more

Sep 14, 2016 2:07 PM PREVIEWS

Prudence Heward, "At the Theatre," 1928

MMFA, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest, Photo: MMFA, Christine Guest

It’s taken almost a century, but some of Montreal’s best-known Jazz Age paintings are finally travelling west this fall as the Glenbow Museum in Calgary exhibits the touring show 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group. more

Sep 5, 2016 7:58 PM PREVIEWS

Group portraits typically fill a documentary role, preserving the identity of a family or an assortment of friends or colleagues at a particular point in time. more

Sep 5, 2016 7:20 PM HISTORICAL WORKS

The suit jacket – a symbol of male power and authority – is the topic of Andre Petterson’s latest paintings, showing this fall at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver. more

Sep 5, 2016 6:29 PM ART TO COLLECT

Anita Rocamora is quick to distinguish between her two careers – one as a potter, creating small works that sustain her financially, and the other as a sculptor, where she finds freer expression. more

Sep 5, 2016 5:27 PM ART TO COLLECT

Diana Zasadny’s paintings of the prairies are so textured they look almost like encaustic. more

Sep 5, 2016 5:16 PM ART TO COLLECT

Shawn Serfas’s recent paintings are thicker than ever with gooey-looking paint, but his underlying impulse – exploring the topography and morphology of the landscape – has remained the same for years. more

Sep 5, 2016 5:00 PM ART TO COLLECT

For the last two years, Toronto’s Celia Neubauer has been simplifying her paintings, moving toward a monochromatic palette and more basic forms. more

Sep 5, 2016 4:49 PM ART TO COLLECT

Maps and shifting civic identities fascinate German-born artist Ira Hoffecker. Cities are in constant flux, with construction and reconstruction, decay and renewal. more

Sep 5, 2016 4:41 PM ART TO COLLECT

Cole Morgan’s latest paintings are a change from his previous style, abstractions that play with 'trompe l’oeil', fooling the viewer’s eye with shapes – often balls – that look as if they are lifting off the canvas. more

Sep 5, 2016 12:57 PM PREVIEWS

An artist with a self-confessed “antique hand” who paints landscapes that seem a throwback to Romanticism is bound to raise eyebrows in a digital age ruled by irony, post-modern genre-bending and anything-goes mash-ups. more

Sep 5, 2016 11:58 AM PREVIEWS

Neil Farber’s new works are a writer’s dream. They brim with detail, making it easy to get carried away with description. more

Sep 5, 2016 11:42 AM PREVIEWS

In Reeves’ latest paintings, he both mines and limns the suburbs as a generic place, a locus of the mind, in much the same manner as the American novelist Jonathan Franzen. more

Sep 5, 2016 11:28 AM PREVIEWS

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria offers a rare glimpse into Asia's erotic history with "Kinky: Ancient Chinese and Japanese Erotic Images." more

Sep 4, 2016 8:04 PM PREVIEWS

Bharti Kher, "An absence of assignable cause," 2007

Courtesy of the artist and GALERIE PERROTIN, Photo: BHARTI KHER STUDIO

The first North American survey of international artist Bharti Kher incorporates elements of sculpture, photography and painting to explore ritual and female identity. more

Sep 4, 2016 7:51 PM PREVIEWS

Victoria artist Wendy Skog presents new abstract paintings and prints in her exhibition, The Blue Hours. Skog, who studied art at the University of Alberta, works intuitively creating lyrical pieces to transmit her feelings. more

Sep 4, 2016 7:39 PM PREVIEWS

John Chalke, "The Magma Was Thinnest at Crowsnest Pass," 2009

Photo: Willock & Sax Gallery

"Directions of His Own" pays tribute to the late John Chalke and his contributions as an artist and educator. Chalke, who taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, was renowned for his understanding of glazes, clays and kilns. more

Sep 4, 2016 7:31 PM PREVIEWS

Toronto artist Steve Driscoll presents a suite of paintings about celestial phenomena in "And a Dark Wind Blows," an immersive installation that features an artificial lake and boardwalk. more

Sep 4, 2016 7:24 PM PREVIEWS

Fireflies, chameleons and starlings were the inspiration for "Murmuration," which explores natural networks and data visualization in sculptural and digital media. more

Sep 4, 2016 7:16 PM PREVIEWS

In The Garden of Earthly Delights, Juan Ortiz-apuy creates large-scale collages made from clippings from magazines and sales catalogues in order to explore advertising and commodity fetishes. more

Sep 4, 2016 6:39 PM PREVIEWS



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