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Fall/Winter 2004 issue

Fall/Winter 2004 cover

Galleries West

Vol 3 No 3    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jennifer MacLeod

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What’s home? For immigrants and the increasing number of people migrating within Canada in search of jobs, there’s no easy, visceral answer. Not so for emerging artist Kelly Johner. Her identification with the Prairies is nearly mythic. more

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Sitting at a table in her studio in the Ghost River Valley west of Calgary, drinking black coffee from a pottery mug, Enns explains how she came to understand the wild horses that roam the region and how they have inspired her art. more

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A whimsical spirit and fairy tale quality illuminate the art of silk painter Beth Coulas. 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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Notable at home and abroad for his powerful works reflecting the tender emotions of solitude and despair, Quebec artist Jean Paul Lemieux’s landscapes, cities, people and faces are instantly recognizable. more

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There’s a distinct affinity for northern Alberta in the work of Carol Breen, a sense of “into-the-woods” backed up by silvered night skies and pines that crowd the horizon. 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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Depth and grace are two words that aptly describe Des Bevis’s luminous, abstract paintings. more

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A twist on the old saw describes a reality for many painters in Canada: Those who can, do, and those who can also teach. For Norman Yates, 81, that’s been a reality ever since he graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1951. more

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Trying to capture a moment or memory, such as dawn in a fog-laden forest, is the task that landscape artist Susan Woolgar has set for herself. more

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The latest exhibit by Martha Cole is a powerful examination of current struggles facing rural Saskatchewan. more

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Tim Schouten’s intense appreciation for his surroundings is evident. Recently, he has been influenced by the view from his studio on the farm he shares with his wife in Anola, Manitoba. more

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Ursula Reynolds grew up in post-WWII Frankfurt, Germany, almost entirely removed from nature. Today, she lives on 70 acres of prairie, meadow and river valley near Cochrane, Alberta, amidst a busy wildlife corridor. more

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Janet Cardiff’s complex sculptural sound works weave narrative with emotion in intimate, virtual spaces. more

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A strong sense of history permeates an exhibition of new works by Saskatoon artist Grant McConnell. more

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In modernist art history’s search for the liberation of colour, beginning with Cézanne, David Cantine’s four coloured discs represent a triumph. more

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As an emerging Inuit artist from Cape Dorset, Napachie Sharky takes the best of his community’s traditional world and melds it with modern sensibilities and technical sculpting methods. more

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Brigitte Dion’s paintings capture a quality of light familiar to most prairie residents. Vistas shift between city, forest and prairie, offering angles of low-slung prairie buildings and inner city high rises, mixed with unadorned prairie landscape. more

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Cybèle Young’s intricate artworks are comprised of miniature, hand-sculpted paper objects, which often incorporate copper etchings or wood block prints. more

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Bill Bragg is no stranger to the politics of art. He spent more than two decades in the museum field working with renowned figures such as Tony Emery and the Shadbolts during the golden age of public galleries in the 1960s and ‘70s. more

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