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Michael Harris

"Oak Tree Red Bluff (1-8)"

Courtesy: Rennie Collection, Vancouver. Photo: Blaine Campbell.

Gallery insiders were calling it The Season of Rodney even a year ago, when plans for a trio of solo Rodney Graham exhibitions were just shaping up. more

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"Ramble On"

Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.

Myfanwy MacLeod’s solo show at the Vancouver Art Gallery is titled "Myfanwy MacLeod or There And Back Again" – which may be an explicit reference to the subtitle of J.R.R. Tolkien’s "The Hobbit." more

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The captivating collection of paintings that makes up Natalka Husar’s "Burden of Innocence: Act 2 and Act 3" make use of Lomography and Istagram extensively. more

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Scott McFarland, “Corner of the Courageous, Repatriation Ceremony for Private Tyler William Todd, Grenville St., Toronto, Ontario, April 14, 2010”

Courtesy of Scott McFarland and Monte Clark Gallery Vancouver / Toronto

When a Canadian soldier dies in Afghanistan, his or her body (if there is a body left) is repatriated at a ceremony on Toronto’s Grenville Street. A mixed lineup of militia, firefighters, and onlookers salutes the fallen soldier’s return. more

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What child, on realizing a leaf from the fern frond is a miniature of the larger thing, doesn’t stare a little in wonder? more

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"Panopticon: 103 Views of the Scotia Bank Tower" (detail)

Collection of the Surrey Art Gallery

The city of Surrey, no longer a cross-eyed suburb next to Vancouver’s “real” urbanity, is engaged in a serious course of citymaking. It is spending nearly three billion dollars on a series of projects all within a stone's throw of each other. more

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I remember the first time I saw Isabelle Hayeur’s "Fire with Fire" video installation. A four storey building seemingly ablaze, with projected flames filling the windows of the top three floors, best viewed from Vancouver’s Eastings. more

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Harrison has focused his brief and bright career on a self-reflective study of artists as creators (a large and memorable print in 2004 pictured nine students at their easels, packed around a still-life subject). more

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An artist is always double. Reece Terris has gone a long way to reconciling his doubleness. A contractor by day, he remodels homes in the Vancouver area — tearing out rose-coloured bathtubs and stripping mouldering Formica. more

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