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In a meticulously assembled exhibition, the University of Lethbridge reveals the life of Plains portraitist Nicholas de Grandmaison. Read more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

"keeps it all neat and tidy"

John Freeman

As soon as you enter the first display area of the 2007 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, you’ll know that you’re in for a fun, but challenging time. Read more

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The Art Gallery of Alberta has chosen to launch their brand-new Kitchen Gallery space with a deconstructive show of David Cantine’s postmodern still-lifes. Read more

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Painter Glen Semple believes big artistic beauty comes in small packages. “Like the previous one, this brand-new show is based on the idea of ‘bit of beauty’,” says the Calgary-based photo-realist artist. Read more

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Poitras’ most recent show, an exhibition of multimedia, collage-based work is about myriad forms of international shamanism, following on the heels of several other spiritually engaged shows produced by the internationally-acclaimed artist. Read more

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"Mistaya #2"

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Arlene Wasylynchuk loves Alberta’s grand vistas and diverse ecosystems so much, she’s trying to capture all of it in her cutting-edge landscape painting. Read more

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“This is 30 years of painting experience coming into play in these works,” says Albi, an Italian-born artist who’s lived in Canada since 1951. Read more

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Deanna Finnman, a professional costume designer with the Edmonton Opera adds that a costume designer creates practical works of art that are almost never seen from less than 20 yds away while a visual artist creates work that can be admired up close. Read more

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Marcia Huyer successfully deconstructs both the idea of gallery space and the ideal viewer stance in "Spaced Out" at Harcourt House Arts Centre. Read more

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Happy accidents played a major role in the development of Larry Stevenson’s career as a woodturner. Read more

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Vancouver-based painter Scott Plear is not afraid of contradiction or breaking new ground in his ongoing series of vibrant abstract expressionist canvases. Read more

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Reality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, says Edmonton-based Frank Grisdale. “For me, photography has to be more than just the simple documentation of reality." Read more

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If you discover Kari Duke skulking down your alley or peering over your backyard fence, don’t jump to conclusions. She’s not snooping, she’s researching. Read more

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This show doesn't boast a "feel-good" theme. It addresses the murdered and missing sex trade workers in Vancouver and, by extension, the similar missing women cases here in Edmonton. Read more

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Even in her early, Rothko-influenced abstract phases, Jane Brookes’ painterly gaze was turning towards the heavens. Read more

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Art and healthcare have been linked for as long as human beings have produced works of art and worried about their physical well-being. Read more

NEWS

Not only are Grant Leier and Nixie Barton united by 17 years of married life and two vibrant painting careers, they also share profound and life-altering passions for large-scale gardening and myriad collections of “stuff.” Read more

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In a nutshell, the formally-trained painter (boasting a impressively high level of technical ability) gives himself the freedom to pick and choose in an extreme fashion what artistic tools best work for any given image. Read more

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This longtime, still-life painter represented by Douglas Udell Gallery manages to make the open-ended possibilities of postmodern/poststructuralist quotation work for him, but in a surprisingly subtle and beautifully old-school fashion. Read more

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The deconstruction of the rich cultural motherlode of material that surrounds Edmonton’s complicated relationship with the north is embodied by the Alaska Highway, the roadway that connects Edmonton to Fairbanks, Alaska. Read more

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