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Fall/Winter 2011 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 10 No 3    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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"The Ski Patroller"

Courtesy Heffel Fine Arts Auction

Hugette de Montagny was the subject of a portrait painting called "The Ski Patroller' by E. H. Holgate which was sold at auction in May 2011 and reported in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of "Galleries West". more

COLUMNS

“I was an army brat,” artist and writer Gil McElroy says. “My father was one of the ‘cold warriors’ in the 1950s.” The Pinetree Line was one of three cross-country arrays of manned radar stations guarding against Soviet attack. more

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Kristi Malakoff, "Stardust"

PHOTO: Courtesy of the artist

"On the Nature of Things", Kamloops Art Gallery, October 15 - December 31, 2011 more

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Steve Mennie will not be celebrating the unusually high volume of Adams River sockeye salmon that occurred in the autumn run of 2010. more

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The small community of Bowmanville is known today for being home to one of Ontario’s nuclear reactors. But its history dates back to the eighteenth century as a busy harbour and grain mill site. more

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Curated by the Mendel Art Gallery’s Sandra Fraser, Habitaptation is a playful critique on our modern world, and how we live together. more

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"The Great Escape"

Courtesy Gainsborough Galleries

Co-owners Marie and Robert Wood at Gainsborough Galleries manage one of Western Canada’s oldest commercial galleries. Recently they’ve noticed a desire for more colourful and dramatic paintings, and also a change in framing preferences. more

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Saskatchewan artist Cathryn Miller takes literal inspiration from books and printed material, creating tactile representations in paper sculpture of the written contents of her materials. more

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In Su Rynard’s installation work, "Bear", the starved-looking form of a young black bear hesitates on the edge between wilderness and civilization, drawn out of the forest by a scattering of garbage. more

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Some art movements are less fashionable than others. While it’s acceptable to admire – say, abstract expressionism - mere mention of surrealism in art circles is apt to elicit scowls. more

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ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF GALLERIES WEST, JEFFREY SPALDING SURVEYS WHERE WE’VE BEEN, AND SPECULATES ON WHERE WE’RE HEADED. more

NEWS

It seems appropriate that the Art Gallery of Alberta should follow up their recent Exhibition "Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965 – 1980" (June 25th to September 25, 2011), with a look at current practice in this genre of the visual arts. more

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The Studio West foundry and gallery in Cochrane, Alberta, is one of the most prolific producers of bronze statuary in western Canada. more

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Jackie Frioud’s stitch-design ceramics complement narrative hooked rugs by Judy Robertson in a show called "Slipstitch", at Circle Craft in Vancouver. more

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"Eagle Perch"

Courtesy Avenue Gallery

In a recent conversation, Heather Wheeler at Victoria’s Avenue Gallery picked up on a trend of collectors becoming more interested in historical Canadian painters, other than the Group of Seven. more

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What does voice mean?” This is the question Roy Arden is exploring in his upcoming mixed media exhibition, Vox at Monte Clark Gallery. more

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"Untitled (Cows in Field)"

Courtesy Art Placement Gallery

From her early 20s and on into her 40s, Reta Cowley was absorbing the advice, influence, and inspiration of several generations of great western Canadian painters. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

There’s a certain audacity in titling a painting exhibition The Point Is, as curator Liz Wylie does at the Kelowna Art Gallery. It almost begs the question “What is the point?” more

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While Harry Kiyooka (b. 1928) has been neither as prolific nor as ambitious as many other artists in this province, he does occupy a singular place in the history of art in Alberta. more

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Toronto-based artist Yam Lau creates hybrid worlds that blend real and digitally generated space in intersecting and overlapping layers of great spatial and metaphysical complexity. more

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