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Fall/Winter 2006 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 5 No 3    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Paula Gustafson with Incoming Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Cheryle Harrison of Conserv-Arte in Vancouver has mastered the profession of retrieving the original colour and images of historic paintings, while also maintaining a respect for the artists’ intentions. more

NEWS

Photo realist John Hall creates almost blindingly bright still life acrylic portraits of everyday objects. more

STORIES

When art is worn, it becomes jewellery, but seldom does jewellery become art. Artist Kari Woo manages the transition with a particular notion of space that gives each of her pieces a multi-functional appeal. more

STORIES

It’s true that many of the pieces in Ross Bollerup’s show Good Dog contain images of dogs, people and balls. more

STORIES

James Nizam finds beauty and insight in abandoned buildings. “There’s some kind of romantic pull to the ruin,” says Nizam, who graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Fine Arts program after specializing in photography and sculpture. more

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Winnipeg photographer Diana Thorneycroft has shifted her camera lens from depicting the barbaric torture of Christian martyrs to the martyrdom of distinctly secular Canadians. more

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Born in Winnipeg to a Japanese mother and Swiss father, deForest enjoys taking apart “assumed wholeness” and reconstructing personal cultural realities in his works. 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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Not often does an artist release a CD and launch an exhibition at the same time. But Steve Coffey’s paintings and songs spring from the same inspiration – the glorious, spacious prairies. more

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Burns doesn’t actually paint sunsets — rather, he favours the last lingering moments of the day when the setting sun shifts the spectrum to the neutrals of dusk. It’s the effect of the light that holds Burns’ interest. more

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Doug Smarch creates work that crosses the boundaries of place, time, and his Tlingit heritage. With a background in sculpture and object construction, he brings an understanding of form and technique to his current work in new media and installation. more

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Alicia Popoff’s recent paintings are luminous, with a quality of light that reaches the viewer before the detail in the paintings. more

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The sky and light of southeastern Saskatchewan are unending sources of wonder to Eltje Degenhart. more

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In her children’s book "The Nutcracker," Toronto-based painter Rajka Kupesic brings a deep, velvet-like richness to each oil-on-linen piece, infusing the backgrounds with shades of blue and gold to create a dreamscape of the classic Christmas story. more

STORIES

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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Dylan Cree interviewed Vancouver artist Etienne Zack in mid-May while Zack’s paintings were being exhibited in solo shows at Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and Thomas Dane Gallery in London. more

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There is a sense of anticipation in Greg Pyra’s night scenes, of being poised on the brink of an event brewing in the shadows of the parked cars and empty sidewalks. more

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As part of Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery’s tenth anniversary celebration, internationally renowned Coast Salish artist Susan Point will be exhibiting four new works in the gallery’s "Transcendence" group show. more

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"Drag stasis"

Jim Panou

Winnipeg artist Chris Dorosz’s paintings are visually enticing, offering a striking balance of delicacy and utility. Intensely detailed, intelligently designed, and skillfully crafted, they straddle artistic disciplines and genres. more

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Tim Schouten’s latest exhibition explores the verbal promises made but not included in Canada’s first two numbered treaties, a daunting subject the non-Aboriginal artist prepared for with extensive research and travel. more

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