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Fall/Winter 2009 issue

Fall/Winter 2009 Cover

Galleries West

Vol 8 No 3

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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There’s a haunting quality to Ted Oster’s paintings — in place of eyes, his animals have large, round voids. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

THE WEIRD, WONDERFUL WORLD OF EDMONTON PAINTER DANA HOLST. more

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Hailans to Ailans, the Melanesian pidgin title for “From the Highlands to the Islands,” honours a broad regional spectrum of traditional and non-traditional art practices. more

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In a tradition spanning from Paul Kane to Nicholas de Grandmaison, the work of James Henderson represents a vogue for cross-cultural Aboriginal portraiture that still exists in Canada. more

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This elegant survey of two Alberta-born artists, Walter Drohan and Neil Liske, who began producing ceramic work at different moments in 20th century studio practice illuminates the larger arts community around Calgary in the pluralizing 1970s. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Harrison has focused his brief and bright career on a self-reflective study of artists as creators (a large and memorable print in 2004 pictured nine students at their easels, packed around a still-life subject). more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Theresa Sapergia considers a post-apocalyptic world without humans in her new exhibition of large-scale painting and drawing at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George. more

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A long-time fixture on the Victoria art scene both as a painter of the city and as an arts writer for more than 20 years, Robert Amos will surprise those who aren’t familiar with the extent of his art practice. more

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PRAIRIE PAINTER BRENT LAYCOCK’S LANDSCAPES PLAY WITH PERCEPTION. more

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Jack Lee McLean may not be a household name in the contemporary Western Canadian visual arts community, but he created more than 1500 paintings during his lifetime. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM HISTORICAL WORKS 1 Comments

Although Calgary-based landscape painter Virginia Boulay was born in Vancouver, her grandparents had land on the Alouette River northeast of the city. “I can still recall floating along the river and collecting rocks,” she says. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novel "The Little Prince," the title character inhabits a tiny planet the size of a house. It’s difficult not to think of Saint-Exupéry’s children’s story when confronted with Michael Campbell's sculptures. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

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Schallié photographs ancient and apparently abandoned totem poles, dugout canoes and buildings in their original Northwest coast environments, where many of them are slowly fading away. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Opposing perspectives led two Lethbridge artists to collaborate. “Our different interactions with nature caused spirited debates,” says Leila Armstrong. more

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“The more Canadian the work gets, the more international it gets,” says Toronto painter Kim Dorland. On day two of his artist-in-residence gig at the Emma Lake Workshop in northern Saskatchewan, he’s already been at the easel at work on a new series. more

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The new Mercurio Gallery in Victoria is carving out a niche as the place to see work by the Limners, a group of significant Vancouver Island artists loosely connected in the later half of the 20th century. more

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Bee Kingdom is a collective of three graduates from the Alberta College of Art and Design’s 2005 Glass Program — Phillip Bandra, Tim Belliveau and Ryan Marsh Fairweather. more

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NOTES AND PHOTOS FROM ARTIST SCOTT ROGERS’ RESIDENCY AT THE KLONDIKE INSTITUTE OF ART AND CULTURE. more

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“I seldom use a wheel, preferring to work directly with clay starting with coils and slabs,” says multi media artist Kathryn O’Regan. more

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“I’ve hit a vein. I’ve got my medium. I’ve got my genre. I don’t have to reinvent it when I work at it," says Calgary artist Lisa Brawn about her woodcuts. Brawn is fascinated by, and alert to, the eccentric world around her. more

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