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Opened in 1992, Newzones is one of Canada's leading contemporary art galleries, promoting prominent Albertan, Canadian and international artists as well as young, up-and-coming artists both at home in Calgary, and internationally.

Vancouver sculptor David Robinson is interested in the human body. more

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Kevin Sonmor's life-sized equine paintings have an appealing naturalistic quality with a spartan quietude that reflects the work’s pastoral content. more

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It’s an odd irony: grand new art galleries are opening across the west just as the digital age ushers in unprecedented access to art from the comfort of our sofas. more

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Don Maynard’s solo show, Following the Afterthought, brings together works created with multiple layers of Mylar and acrylic ink. Visual information is intentionally obscured to create a palimpsest of visual conversations. more

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In Jeff Nachtigall’s view, male artists peak around Grade Seven. “There’s a wonderful awkward quality of guys shooting each other with guns and stabbing each other with knives,” he says. more

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There’s something wistful in the ephemerality of Samantha Walrod’s latest paintings, which are inspired by the flora and fauna in Alberta’s mountain parks. more

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Toronto artist Sarah Nind considers how decorative patterns can collide with artistic images in Interjections, asking if structural repetition is a subconscious way we create order when bombarded with visual stimuli. more

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Franco DeFrancesca explores technology, art history and pop culture in "Tune In, Turn On" with digital imaging that recalls minimalism, op-art and the colour fields and geometrical constructions of 20th century abstraction. more

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“I never knew,” says Marie Lannoo, a Saskatoon-based painter, “that the simple act of folding would open things up for me.” Lannoo is referring to the new material her immensely colourful work is painted on. more

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Wielding black oil pastels and a cheeky attitude, Toronto artist Cathy Daley has made a career out of exploring fashion iconography. 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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At Newzones, Dianne Bos debuts three unexpected collage/drawings of trees in "Perception," a group exhibition that coincides with Exposure 2011, the Calgary/Banff Photography Festival. more

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Ice Bear (aka Chris Johnson) is known on the West Coast for his large-scale public sculptures and murals, and Toronto-based abstract painter Jordan Broadworth will be featured at Calgary’s Newzones Gallery. more

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With a CUSTOMIZED colour mix, abstract painter Jonathan Forrest is searching for the aesthetic essence of himself. more

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This collection of new paintings by Marie Lannoo does not represent objects. Instead, it’s a nexus of techniques and emotions that transcend the convenient categories often placed around creativity. more

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Colleen Philippi creates the kind of narcissistic explosion that children — and the children within us — love to explore. more

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One of Canada’s most important abstract painters, Polish-born Gershon Iskowitz survived concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald while in his twenties. more

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You might think, at first glance, that Brad Harms’ paintings are manufactured, like the urban backdrops he calls home. Yet, the moiré lines and shapes are all hand produced, which infuses them with pulsing human warmth. more

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Realism and abstraction intersect as Andrew Valko paints the light and texture of real life. more

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Cybèle Young’s intricate artworks are comprised of miniature, hand-sculpted paper objects, which often incorporate copper etchings or wood block prints. more

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