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Mary-Beth Laviolette

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

Jul 17, 2017 10:41 PM PREVIEWS

"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

Apr 19, 2014 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"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

EXHIBITIONS

"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

Sep 10, 2013 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

"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

Oct 5, 2012 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

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

Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM , EXHIBITIONS

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

May 3, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS 2 Comments

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

May 15, 2011 11:11 PM EXHIBITIONS

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

Dec 31, 2010 12:00 AM , PREVIEWS

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

John Cameron

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

Dec 30, 2010 12:00 AM BOOKS

"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

Dec 30, 2010 12:00 AM BOOKS

"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

Dec 30, 2010 12:00 AM BOOKS

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

Apr 30, 2010 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

"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

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

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

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

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

Aug 31, 2009 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

PRESIDENT AND CEO JEFFREY SPALDING’S ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM THE GLENBOW MUSEUM RE-IGNITES CALGARY’S DIZZYING DEBATE OVER CONTEMPORARY ART. more

Apr 30, 2009 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

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

Apr 30, 2009 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

STEP INTO THIS PRAIRIE PAINTER’S ENDLESS HORIZONS IN A FIVE-DECADE SURVEY SHOW AT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

It hardly mattered that I had already seen some of the mixed-media work featured in this exhibition of shadowy illusions. more

Dec 31, 2008 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

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