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Peter von Tiesenhausen’s impressive survey-style show at the Art Gallery of Alberta takes visitors through a darkened landscape of salvaged materials and rudimentary objects. more

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This show reveals there’s still much recovery work to be done on the history of women artists in Western Canada. more

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It's been a banner year for books about Canadian fine craft and design. more

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At first glance, "Transect" seems to channel some of the ambitious spirit behind Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome at Expo 67. more

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"Harry Kiyooka in his studio"

Photo: Bob Blakey.

Both Harry Kiyooka, and his older brother, Roy, accomplished much as artists. But it is Roy who is better known in the Canadian art world. So, a case for sibling rivalry? more

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"Landscape with Mountains and Crescent Moon"

Courtesy TrépanierBaer Gallery.

My first encounter with an IAIN BAXTER& artwork was at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the late 1970s. This witty but insightful piece, I was to learn later, came from his "Bagged Landscape" series of the mid-1960s. 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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"Absence/Presence," the evocative subtitle of this exhibition, addresses the seven new sculptural works on display but also, on another level, the longstanding practice of this senior artist. more

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With a Cultural Capital designation and a renewed focus on the arts, can Calgary build and sustain its own "Nuit Blanche" event? more

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With new work this summer in Calgary and Massachusetts, John Will is making very much ado about Nothing. more

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Born in 1939 in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, Robert Sinclair hails from a generation of artists who, with the western landscape in mind, sought to bring fresh new perspectives. more

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WITH A 40-YEAR SURVEY OF PAINTING AND PRINT-MAKING AT THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY, LETHBRIDGE LEGEND BILLY MCCARROLL SHOWS HE’S STILL IN THE GAME. more

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"The Life and Art of George Fertig:" book cover from the "Unheralded Artists of B.C." series.

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The Life of Art of George Fertig is the third book in the Unheralded Artists of BC series founded by Mona Fertig and her husband, Peter Hasse. more

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"The Totem Pole: An Intercultural History"

Published by University of Washington Press (Seattle/London) & Douglas & McIntyre (Vancouver, BC) 2010

Standing tall and instantly recognizable in its connection to the culture of west coast First Nations, the totem pole has more than its share of misinformation attached to it more

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"Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections"

Published by Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg) 2010

Books about museum collections tend to dominate coffee tables. As publications, they’re thumbed-through, admired for their big glossy presence and maybe read once in a while. In this sense, Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections is different. more

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Organized by the Calgary Glass Initiative, this is the second survey of glass art from Calgary and surrounding areas mounted at Triangle Gallery since 1995. more

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"Turn Over a New Leaf"

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THIRTY YEARS AFTER THE DINNER PARTY, MAVERICK ARTIST JUDY CHICAGO FINDS NEW LIFE IN AN ART GALLERY OF CALGARY RETROSPECTIVE OF HER ICONIC TEXTILES. more

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TEXTILES HAVE BECOME A SURPRISINGLY FERTILE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MEDIUM FOR ARTISTS (MOSTLY FEMALE – PLUS A VERY FEW MEN). more

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This elegant survey of two Alberta-born artists, Walter Drohan and Neil Liske, who began producing ceramic work at different moments in 20th century studio practice illuminates the larger arts community around Calgary in the pluralizing 1970s. more

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Spanning a dozen years of Peter von Tiesenhausen’s work, between 1997 and 2009, this exhibition echoed, not so much in an aural sense but with a reverberation between many of the works on display. more

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