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Fall/Winter 2012 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 11 No 3    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Without much fanfare the shape of the arts waterfront has dramatically altered in western Canada. more

COLUMNS

"Kitty"

Feature Previews Fall 2012

Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to play with your food? For artists Glen MacKinnon and James Braithwaite, notions of play and food seem to go hand-in-hand. more

STORIES

"Swimmer, Near Chute Lake"

Feature Previews Fall 2012

Since completing her MFA thesis work two years ago, Wilderness and Other Utopias photographed in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Tara Nicholson has integrated the peripatetic tendency prevalent in much of contemporary art further into her work. more

STORIES

"Elevator Plate"

Feature Previews Fall 2012

Cathy Terepocki loves ghost towns and the curious abandoned things in them, and after several visits to Bents, an abandoned town near Saskatoon, Terepocki decided on an intervention. more

STORIES

Some years ago on a trip to France, Vancouver artist Marian Penner Bancroft wrote notes to herself about taking photographs in “the spiral of Paris,” as she described the city. more

STORIES

"Uncharted Galvanized Hut"

Chris Millar

I’ll spare you some disappointment up front: There is absolutely no way I’ll address each and every work in Oh, Canada, the sprawling, highly subjective and surprise-filled survey of Canadian contemporary art that opened at Mass MoCA this spring. more

STORIES

The weather was good at the Vancouver and Toronto spring auctions, but overall it was an odd season for art, with surprise highs and lows. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

In June, while speaking at the opening of the exhibition "Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife and Art," the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies’ executive director Michale Lang got a surprise. more

NEWS

Jaynus O’Donnell’s odd landscapes are devised of a mix of collage and painting, bringing up a sense of sci fi nostalgia layered with imagination. more

STORIES

You can trace Catherine McAvity’s travels around western Canada through her canvases, from coastal British Columbia to lakes and rivers in Saskatchewan. Each one finds a natural landscape, hinted at in light impressions. more

STORIES

This fall, Bill Burns, artist and CEO of “Safety Gear for Small Animals”, invites gallery visitors to create and broadcast "Bird Radio," the sounds of 17 birds endemic to the regions of Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq, and Canada. more

STORIES

The Rabbit Hole is the name of Bill Lobchuk’s current studio, a second-floor attic-style space in North Winnipeg, very near the site of his first apartment in the back of a grocery store on Selkirk. more

STORIES

With a Cultural Capital designation and a renewed focus on the arts, can Calgary build and sustain its own "Nuit Blanche" event? more

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The BMO 1st Art! prize has named undergrad artists from Canada’s top visual arts programs winners of their annual awards. more

NEWS

This past summer, artist Arlene Wasylynchuk was awarded the first-ever Eldon & Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize, selected from 15 submissions from across the region. more

NEWS

To celebrate its 100th Anniversary, the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina has appointed eight artists in residence in partnership with the Saskatchewan Arts Board. more

NEWS

Joan McConnell bought her first piece of art in 1947, one month after getting married in Australia. The piece, a copy of a luminous landscape by Australian Elioth Gruner, was all the young librarian could afford. more

GALLERIES

Universities hold some of the most extensive and exciting art collections in western Canada. How do they stay relevant and accessible? more

STORIES

Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak have been collaborating on video, performance and photographic work since 1983. With "The Long Time," the artistic pair bring together work created over the past ten years. more

STORIES

Guest curator Nancy Tousley has chosen 36 artists to represent the province in the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will open at the Art Gallery of Alberta early next year. more

NEWS