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Fall/Winter 2013 issue

Fall/Winter 2013 cover

Galleries West

Vol 12 No 3    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Portia Priegert

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Astoundingly, this fascinating exhibition of historical First Nations art is not presented by a museum but by a commercial gallery best known for avant-garde contemporary art. more

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It’s not often that an internationally recognized artist creates a populist exhibition with children in mind, but that’s exactly what Geoffrey Farmer has done. more

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Storybook imagery collides with the everyday in Tall Tales, a whimsical show that teams a fanciful dining table with ceramic settings by Alberta artist Alysse Bowd with mixed-media works on paper by British Columbia’s Wanda Lock. more

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"Untitled"

Jenifer Papararo

Monika Sosnowska considers the economic shifts following the collapse of Communism in her hometown of Warsaw with painted steel sculptures that resemble twisted vendor stalls. more

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"Watercolour (Trabzon, Turkey - Aqaba, Jordan)"

Courtesy the artist and Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich.

A clever riff on the art term, en plein air, or the making of art in the open air, "Pleinairism" is not likely to lead anyone imaginatively down the proverbial forest path. Nor, for that matter, up a mountain trail. more

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The Alberta 2013 floods inflicted considerable damage to the province’s cultural infrastructure. Art institutions, individual artists and collectors all sustained lamentable losses, particularly in Calgary, Canmore and High River. more

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Edward Epp and Jane Everett team up in "Landings," an exhibition that considers juxtapositions of land and water in the British Columbia landscape. more

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"Medicine Bear"

Photo credit: Don Hall.

"7: The Professional Native Indian Artists Inc." looks at an early artist alliance that demanded professional recognition and stimulated a new way of thinking about aboriginal peoples and their art. more

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"They Made A Day Be A Day Here" considers the shifting identities of contemporary artists on the Prairies. more

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Victor Cicansky focuses on one of his favourite themes – gardening – in an exhibition at Regina’s newest gallery. more

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Longtime Edmonton artist Douglas Haynes exhibits some 20 little-seen abstracts on paper – monoprints, paintings and collages – that date from the early 1960s through to the mid-1980s. more

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Canadian forests have been the focus of Peter McConville’s work for several years. McConville’s method of breaking colour into decorative shapes is influenced by an early job at a textile print company in his native Ireland. more

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"Coulee Crossing"

Matthew Hudon

William Webb’s paintings demonstrate his love of Alberta landscapes, whether humble views of rutted country roads or more majestic mountain vistas. more

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Winnipeg artist Megan Krause is known for paintings that juxtapose organic imagery with inorganic infrastructure to confront environmental issues such as the disappearance of honeybees and the killing of whales. more

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Winnipeg artist Ian August reflects on the rise and fall of the 20th century Bauhaus movement – one of the biggest influences on modernist architecture – in "Build Them." more

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Calgary artist John Eisler’s paintings reflect on the visual complexity of contemporary life with its buzz of colour and light, technology and popular culture. more

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The VanDusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver, known for its rare and endangered trees, is celebrating the artistry of wood. more

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David R. Harper is recognized for his unusual mix of method and materials, such as the embroidered decoration on taxidermy exhibited in last year’s blockbuster survey, Oh, Canada, at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. more

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"Fictive Realities" brings together work by Lee Henderson, Doug Jarvis, Peter Morin, Michelle Gay and Steve Lyons that questions how notions of reality are changing in a digital era. more

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A new Vancouver festival celebrates photography this fall with exhibitions at dozens of galleries by both international art stars and emerging talent. more

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