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Fall/Winter 2007 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 6 No 3    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Toronto-based painter Kim Dorland recently visited Medicine Hat, and his experience is now the subject matter for an exhibition of new paintings at Calgary’s Skew Gallery titled "Over the Fence." more

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Spirituality, home and heritage have always been central to the work of Dakota/Ojibway artist Linus Woods. His ability to convey the emotion and spirit of his own life have come from a lifetime of art-making. more

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Under the theme "Living Utopia and Disaster", the works featured in the Alberta Biennial are billed as "discrete reminders that hopes are often matched with impending catastrophe, actions with adversity, and that Utopia is mostly built on disasters. more

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Born in Trois-Rivières in 1950, landscape painter Normand Boisvert is a self-taught artist who has staked a name for himself as a keeper of quintessential Quebec. more

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It’s fitting that Ronald Crawford has chosen to participate in this fall show at J. Mitchell Gallery, which is devoted to the work of Salt Spring Island artists, who are all fathers, and the work of their daughters. more

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The distinct style of Quebec-based landscape painter Michel LeRoux will be showcased this fall at Calgary’s Art Mode Gallery. Leroux began as a letterer, following his family’s vocation of sign-making before pursuing a career as a full-time artist. more

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With a career spanning more than three decades, Nanaimo-based painter Graeme Shaw has honed in on the purest angles of natural beauty in his work. Over the years, Shaw has lived the life of a teacher, illustrator and most prominently, a painter. more

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At the Art Gallery of Calgary, CEO Valerie Cooper talks about reviving and stabilizing a near-dead institution. more

NEWS

White retains a love of form in his oil-based explorations of mythical rapture, but departs visually from previous figurative works by layering the romantic classical figures with semi-abstract explosions of colour and script. more

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George Vergette is known for creating mixed media panels that are made luminous by his expert use of resin. The application of many layers, often over bits of acrylic- or oil-painted text, produces a sense of depth. more

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For his highly detailed folk art depicting life on the Canadian prairie during the first half of the 20th century, William Kurelek could be compared to Laura Ingalls Wilder. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

Influenced by classic Canadian painters, this BC-based artist brings his own eye to a striking landscape. more

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At this time of year, jolts of colour are welcome, and the hues in Peter John Voormeij’s paintings, when viewed at a distance through the generous windows of the Elliott Louis Gallery, have an exhilarating effect. more

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While Darlene Hay’s new body of acrylic paintings celebrates Saskatchewan’s wild grasslands and wetlands, they also bring forward some questions about our attachment to these spaces. more

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As the first living graphic artist to hold a solo exhibition at the National Museum in Cracow, Poland, Leszek Wyczolkowski continues to be one of Canada’s most esteemed printmakers. more

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The “victim drawings” salvaged from Kiyooka’s flooded basement depicted casualties of global political unrest, like the Algerian War of Independence. They spanned from the late ‘60s to the early ‘80s. more

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Works from “Fragments” are among the remarkable collection of images in "Against the Day", the artist’s 25-year retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery. more

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Self-trained by history books and endless figurative doodling, Manish Om Prakash, moved to Victoria from India in 1988 when he was 25. He paints in the manner of 19th-century French academic art. more

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Somewhere between landscape and abstraction, Ernestine Tahedl’s works persist. Trained at the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts, the Austria-born Tahedl has now made King City, Ontario her studio home after 60 years as an artist. more

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