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Fall/Winter 2008 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 7 No 3    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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By day, he’s chairman of Vancouver-based Polygon Homes, but Michael Audain’s real passion is the visual arts. more

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As he’s proven recently with a series of high profile public commissions, Micah Lexier can work at almost any scale, from city-block-encompassing to wall-sized. more

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The surreal technology depicted in Haydex Li’s pen drawings are reminiscent of the poster-sized felt pen colouring projects available in hobby and toy shops in the 1970s. more

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On October 10, the Jasper Yellowhead Museum in Jasper, Alberta, opens a retrospective of landscapes by Montreal-based painter Jack Beder (1910 – 1987). more

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It’s one thing to get an achievement award after a lifetime of dedication to a creative career, but as Vancouver’s arbiter of the avant-garde, Eric Metcalfe says, younger artists need a hit of recognition every once in a while too. more

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An inveterate traveler, David Barker paints landscapes from graphite and pastel studies he makes on his trips around the world. more

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“I like to think of the early years as thesis,” Ted Godwin says. “The late 1950s and mid 1960s were times of big dreams and breaking temples." more

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Chad Jacklin likes to play mad scientist in his Regina studio. The artist’s chosen medium, found art, makes a clear statement about consumerism, outmoded technology and junk. more

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Cameron MacDonald's exhibition of over 700 labeled cans, ranging from 120 grams to 2 liters, was set up on the floor and against the walls of the Ministry of Casual Living, a 12- by 12-foot gallery space in Victoria. more

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David Foy and Jennifer Saleik have gone well beyond the usual interpretation of the term ‘collaboration’ and have forged new paths through joint practice, willingly shedding their individual identities and discovering new techniques. more

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After graduating from the Masters program at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005, Winnipeg-based artist Jennifer Stillwell has been showing across the globe, garnering an excellent reputation. more

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Qualicum Beach, B.C.-based artist Don Jean-Louis has been on his own quirky and individual path of contemplation, research and discovery for decades. more

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With the assistance of the people of Victoria, Nhan Duc Nguyen has been constructing a shrine to the ancient spirit guide Lao Noi Kieu, who influences matters of citizenship and nationhood. more

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PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID BURDENY DOCUMENTS A GRAND AND ENDANGERED LANDSCAPE. more

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Les Manning is an artist, senior arts administrator, advisor, juror, lecturer, workshop leader, and strong advocate for ceramic arts. more

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Carol Sawyer’s photographs, videos, slide projections and sounds in installations linger in the mind long after they have been experienced. more

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"Quiet Grief"

David Borrowman

In his figurative drawings and paintings, Salt Spring Island artist LeRoy Jensen expressed a deep capacity for empathy and compassion, an interest in representing the human condition. more

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The recent creative history of Winnipeg brings up a number of successful artists influenced by Dadaists, graffiti art, and outsider artists like Henry Darger. more

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While he has shown extensively in Europe since graduating from the Masters program at the Glasgow School of Art in 2001, this will be Scottish artist Jason Dee’s first Canadian show. more

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Taras Polataiko is currently fascinated with the human body in motion. He has made a series of photographs based on the famous studies of 19th century photographer Edward Muybridge. more

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