Portia Priegert

Artist Roy Henry Vickers marked his 70th birthday this year with the publication of Peace Dancer, the fourth and final book in his northwest coast legends series. more

Oct 11, 2016 10:10 PM BOOKS

Group portraits typically fill a documentary role, preserving the identity of a family or an assortment of friends or colleagues at a particular point in time. more

Sep 5, 2016 7:20 PM HISTORICAL WORKS

Cole Morgan’s latest paintings are a change from his previous style, abstractions that play with 'trompe l’oeil', fooling the viewer’s eye with shapes – often balls – that look as if they are lifting off the canvas. more

Sep 5, 2016 12:57 PM PREVIEWS

An artist with a self-confessed “antique hand” who paints landscapes that seem a throwback to Romanticism is bound to raise eyebrows in a digital age ruled by irony, post-modern genre-bending and anything-goes mash-ups. more

Sep 5, 2016 11:58 AM PREVIEWS

Many arresting qualities enrich emerging Saskatchewan-based artist Brendan Schick’s recent oil paintings, not least a facility with depicting the rich highlights and shadows of crumpled and draped fabric. more

Jul 7, 2016 5:08 PM EXHIBITIONS

Editor’s Tour: Prairie Roads, Prairie Art

Animal sculptures on the Prairies are, in a sense, what the lone pine is to the Group of Seven: a single vertical assertion of presence. more

May 13, 2016 4:27 PM Editor At Large

Barbara Kruger, "Untitled" (SmashUp), 2016

Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

The neoclassical rotunda in the Vancouver Art Gallery is nothing if not stately, and it’s here, as part of "MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture," that viewers can find the exhibition’s boldest statement about the intersection of art and text. more

Apr 29, 2016 8:27 PM ART APPRECIATION

Bettina Matzkuhn, "Basking," 2014

Photo by Bettina Matzkuhn.

Embroidery seems a humble craft. Laden with a history of genteel female enterprise and shadowed by homespun thrift and practical domesticity, its tiny repetitions are an obsessive tribute to time’s passage. more

Apr 29, 2016 7:35 PM PREVIEWS

Ask Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas how he is and you’ll get an honest answer. “It’s an interesting time,” he says from Vancouver, where he’s juggling several big projects, including his solo show, "The Seriousness of Play". more

Apr 29, 2016 6:32 PM ART TO COLLECT

Children are a mainstay in Japanese-born artist Kae Sasaki’s drawings and paintings. more

Apr 29, 2016 5:35 PM ART TO COLLECT

Former broadcaster Diane Howard Langlois focuses her art around her trips to the Arctic and Antarctic, so it seems odd to catch her escaping the Calgary winter in Arizona. more

Apr 29, 2016 5:24 PM ART TO COLLECT

Janet Macpherson left functional ceramics behind after starting her MFA at Ohio State University in 2008, choosing instead to replicate toy animals, religious statues and other knick-knacks in clay using plaster molds. more

Apr 29, 2016 5:13 PM ART TO COLLECT

Edmonton artist Lynn Malin has a relationship of some 30 years with landscape painting. She often uses an angled aerial perspective. more

Apr 29, 2016 4:57 PM ART TO COLLECT

Vancouver artist Jan Crawford’s paintings of cherries and apricots glow like the Okanagan sunshine. Little wonder. Crawford spent much of her childhood on her family’s orchard in Penticton, picking fruit and helping her mother make jam. more

Apr 29, 2016 4:51 PM ART TO COLLECT

Marleen Vermeulen trained as an artist in the Netherlands and settled two decades ago on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, where she explores the area’s natural history. more

Apr 29, 2016 12:42 PM PREVIEWS

Guthrie Gloag uses his background in biology to create expressive life-sized animal sculptures from driftwood. more

Apr 29, 2016 12:37 PM PREVIEWS

François-Matthieu Bouchard teams mechanical devices and gestural movements to highlight the tensions between the organic and the mechanical. more

Apr 29, 2016 12:34 PM PREVIEWS

Kim Beom, a leading conceptual artist in South Korea, presents "Continuing Studies," which uses absurdist humour to consider conventional learning structures. more

Apr 29, 2016 12:27 PM PREVIEWS

An exhibition by some of the world’s most accomplished blind photographers, "Sight Unseen," explores how the blind can see in ways the sighted cannot. more

Apr 29, 2016 12:19 PM PREVIEWS

Manitoba artist Ming Hon, Ontario artist Kristie MacDonald, Newfoundland artist Audrey Hurd and Saskatchewan artists Patrick Bulas and Jordan Schwab come together in "Hivemind," which looks at the interface between print and performance art. more

Apr 29, 2016 12:06 PM PREVIEWS



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