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Margaret Bessai

"David Thauberger in his Regina studio"

Photo by Don Hall.

Part workshop, part memory palace, David Thauberger’s studio is a long room with high ceilings on the second floor of the old press club building in Regina’s warehouse district. more

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"Water Memory Table (Study)"

Photo: Dave Kemp.

Like the tide flooding in, a welter of blue and curving lines flows up the towers in Patrick Mahon’s newest work, a collaged hybrid of sculpture and printmaking. 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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"Panorama"

Photo: Robert McNair; courtesy of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

A short flight of stairs invites viewers into Saskatoon-based artist Dagmara Genda’s drawing installation, Panorama. The work is suspended like an enormous lampshade, encircling the viewing platform. more

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Tammy Salzl’s painting series, Into the Woods, does not journey into an actual forest, but into allegory. In the Sondheim musical of the same title, the woods are a symbolic place based on Grimms’ fairy tales. more

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Seen the cartoon where the Earth is sitting, worried? A doctor is diagnosing the planet: “I’m afraid you have a bad case – of humans.” Ecology is often thought of as the fatalistic realization that human progress has wrecked the Earth. more

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Things that were, could be and are yet to be shimmer like architectural blueprints drawn in silverpoint. Alison Norlen’s wire sculptures of bridges, boardwalks, expo pavilions and amusement-park rides form a maze of shifting scale. more

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"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

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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

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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

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Barbara Amos keeps a studio in the Crowsnest Pass, where she thrives on a daily connection to nature, swimming, kayaking, and creating art. She describes the act of painting as an extension of thought. more

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In the western art historical tradition, there are many ways to read a painting, including a language of symbols embedded in naturalistic representation. more

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Joel Sinclair remembers growing up in his father, Robert W. Sinclair's studio, watching him paint. “My work is definitely inspired by his — and that's most evident in how we're both continually exploring the figure/ground relationship.” more

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Sean William Randall’s city-scapes invoke our innate memory of place — walking downtown in the rain, sleepless, staring out into tiny worlds across the darkness, hanging out by the empty Dairy Queen. more

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Rare, hand-drawn dolls created by a young Sylvia Plath are featured in Paper Doll. more

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Coyote, the Trickster, has been part of Edward Poitras for decades — in early works a symbol of survival and renewal, more recently a strategic mask allowing concealment and contradiction. more

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Comics in the gallery can be problematic — they’re essentially an art form meant to be handled and read. more

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Inspired during his short visit to Newfoundland as a Canadian war artist, George Campbell Tinning returned to paint the island in 1949, just two months after the colony voted to join Confederation. more

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"A Moon or a Button," new works by Michael Dumontier, is similar to a haiku by Basho or a zinger from Groucho Marx — a few well-chosen words and the world drops away from beneath you. more

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Just what is it that makes Prairie art so darkly delicious? "Prairie Gothic", curated by Timothy Long for the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, explores the roots of what has become the prairie sensibility more

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