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Jill Sawyer

Editor, Galleries West magazine

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

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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

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The expressionist paintings of Richard Halliday are as much about the physical act of creating art as they are about the physical appearance. more

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Curator Jennifer Cane has pulled together a selection of work by young Canadian and American artists, many with ties to the north, that collectively presents a fever-dream of creative imaginings. more

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For an artist who painted popular scenes of the Canadian west for more than 40 years, for much of that time making a living solely by selling art, it’s incredible that there has never been a solo retrospective show. more

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Landscape and wildlife painter Dwayne Harty will have dual shows in Banff this summer, both highlighting work he’s done over the past three years as part of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Intitiative. more

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Leonard Brooks, RCA,OSA,CGP,CPE,CSGA (1911 - 2011)

Courtesy Jill Clark

In self-exile from Canada and its diffident art scene, Leonard Brooks’ career proves that none of us know where our lives will take us. more

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There are several layers of nostalgia worked into Neil McClelland’s show "Family Stories." more

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Nothing hides in Lucian Freud’s portraiture. more

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The conflict in the Balkans was recent enough that most people can recall images from it, though even while it was unfolding it seemed exceptionally distant and foreign. Andrew Querner returned to Kosovo in 2010. more

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The industrial cast of Ken Webb’s current works is depicted through a mix of representational and abstract imagery — factories, refineries, and workers clustered around built structures. more

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Lethbridge-based artist Michael Campbell spends part of every year on Hornby Island off the coast of B.C., where he keeps a cabin with access to a rich source of inspiration and creative material. more

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Five years in the making, Calgary artist Colleen Philippi has amassed a new series of tactile mixed media collages, based in meticulous references to pop culture, organic objects, segments of the human form, and meditations on colour. more

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Looking for an organic object that encompasses the idea of movement, flux, and continuity, it’s no surprise that Mark Dicey settled on the river as a source of inspiration for "River Tour", this latest series of paintings at Jarvis Hall Fine Art. more

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Venturing into the Rummel Room at the far end of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, visitors might think the gallery had forgotten to put a few things away. 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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AFTER A SERIES OF HIGH-PROFILE SHOWS, BRENDAN TANG IS GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT BIG THING. more

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Jennifer Crane, Mary Beth Edelson, Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler, Nate Larson, Chris Marker, Edweard Muybridge, Alain Paiement, Yvette Poorter, Charles Stankievech, Mario Villeneuve. more

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Open just since 2008, The Reach Gallery in Abbotsford was created to reflect the culture of the Fraser Valley region, through visual art and heritage exhibitions. more

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Curator Amanda Cachia came upon the idea for Diabolique through the work of ten powerful female artists. more

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