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Portia Priegert

Portia Priegert

Portia Priegert is the editor of Galleries West. A former news reporter at the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press, she has an MFA from UBC Okanagan and has taught at the University of Victoria.

Madeleine Wood experiments with layering different images together in her latest paintings. It lifts her work about dreaming into a more magical realm. more

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A new and surprisingly intimate memoir is chock full of anecdotes about one of Vancouver’s favourite artists. Apples are just one aspect of everyday life that Gathie Falk explored. more

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Regina artist Anne Brochu Lambert, a former French-language journalist, creates semi-abstract landscapes that evoke metaphors both personal and universal. more

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Kelly Richardson’s exceptional video installation adds mystery to a mostly earnest group show that considers how photography has shaped human understandings of the West Coast forest. more

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Ian Rawlinson was driving home at dusk when he saw a moose looming in the darkness. It could have ended badly. Instead, that apparition inspired a new body of work. more

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The Vancouver Art Gallery looks at visionary Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s temporary housing for people displaced by disasters. Astonishingly, his shelters are made from paper. more

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Shocked by the debris on the beaches of Haida Gwaii – and a large floating island of plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean – Douglas Coupland created an art installation for the Vancouver Aquarium. more

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It's easy to feel puzzled by Jennifer Crane’s opaque photographs. Her experiments with antiquated technologies explore historical gaps and lapses in the archival record. more

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Sonny Assu, whose lineage traces back to Kwakwaka’wakw chiefs, is known for mash-ups of pop culture and Northwest Coast iconography. Thank goodness he chose art over law school. more

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Paul Seesequasis wanted to celebrate resilience by posting positive images of Indigenous people on social media. The response has been overwhelming. more

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Calgary artist Carl White makes paintings so rich with timeless beauty that he was once offered a job as a forger. Then he adds graffiti tags and other bold markings. He's not entirely sure why. more

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Gentle and introverted, Veronica Funk seems anything but nasty. But troubled by Donald Trump's misogyny, she decided to paint portraits of 100 women as both a protest and a celebration. more

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Linda Fairfield Stechesen drew Manitoba's native plants for decades. A show of her work at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is part of a wider resurgence of interest in botanical illustration. more

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Forget theory and conceptual frameworks. This quiet and deeply interior work is about seeing – really seeing – the nuanced mark. more

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An artist from Winnipeg explores back-breaking labour in the B.C. forest and the California desert. more

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Vancouver artist Patricia Johnston's luminous seascapes seek to communicate the transcendental. more

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Erik Olson uses rough-hewn tree houses as a metaphor for escape in a show at Calgary's VivianeArt. more

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In Latin, "Levitas," the title of Linda Craddock’s exhibition at Edmonton's Bugera Matheson Gallery, means levity or lightness. more

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An exhibition at the University of Victoria’s downtown Legacy Art Gallery gives voice to a community that faces prejudice and violence. more

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Vancouver artist Maggie Boyd uses wry humour and irreverent visual puns to decant humanity’s troubles into the age-old form of the ceramic vase. more

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