Spring 2015 issue

Spring 2015 issue

Galleries West

Vol 14 No 1

Editor: Portia Priegert

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"Sun Mask"

Photo: Courtesy of Inuit Gallery of Vancouver Ltd.

In Vancouver’s Stanley Park, at a spot that receives some nine million visitors a year, Coast Salish master carver Ts’uts’umutl Luke Marston’s magnificent new sculpture, "Shore to Shore," celebrates the union of his great-great-grandparents. more

May 23, 2015 10:17 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

The Exposure photography festival expands from southern Alberta to Edmonton for the first time this February, where exhibitions include Tokyo, by leading American photographer Matthew Pillsbury, at the Douglas Udell Gallery from Feb. 7 to Feb. 21. more

Mar 3, 2015 8:23 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art is marking its 30th anniversary of support for female artists, arts writers and curators in Winnipeg. more

Mar 3, 2015 8:19 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Quebec artist Nadia Myre is the recipient of the $50,000 Sobey Art Award. The jury praised Myre’s distinctive visual vocabulary and use of traditional crafts within a contemporary multidisciplinary practice. more

Mar 3, 2015 8:16 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

"Carved bone depicting a happy face"

Photo: Courtesy UBC Laboratory of Archaeology and the Musqueam Indian Band, Vancouver.

Two cultural institutions – the Museum of Vancouver and UBC’s Museum of Anthropology – are teaming up with the Musqueam First Nation to explore the region’s early history in a project that features three distinct exhibitions. more

Mar 3, 2015 8:11 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Featuring Katerina Atanassova, Michael Audain, and Janice Price. more

Mar 3, 2015 8:04 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

It’s dusk outside as Greg Girard discusses photography techniques in the café at the Vancouver Art Gallery. more

Feb 22, 2015 10:29 PM PREVIEWS

Cara Barer’s work is a real page-turner. Using old books for her latest series, Origins, she revisions them as organic objects, manipulating them by curling their pages and dying them so they evoke flowers in bloom or butterflies in flight. more

Feb 22, 2015 10:25 PM PREVIEWS

Judith Johnson and her daughter, Sharon Ann Johnson, reflect on the mysteries of the natural world in paintings and textile work in a joint exhibition, Through Nature’s Door: Metamorphosis and Other Common Marvels. more

Feb 22, 2015 10:24 PM PREVIEWS

The unheralded artist series by Mother Tongue Publishing on Salt Spring Island keeps chugging along with the recent release of a seventh book, "The Life and Art of Harry and Jessie Webb." more

Feb 5, 2015 5:37 PM BOOKS

Bridging the gap between fiction and reality, Kristopher Karklin investigates the relationship between people and their habitats. His latest work is based on his experiences in Fort McMurray, and his interactions with the Alberta landscape. more

Feb 5, 2015 5:33 PM PREVIEWS


Collection of the artist.

Ron Shuebrook, a senior Canadian artist, is known for his paintings but also has a robust drawing practice. more

Feb 5, 2015 5:32 PM PREVIEWS

Dennis Budgen’s experiences as an artist in residence on Ellesmere Island, where he accompanied scientists from the Geological Survey of Canada, inspired his large charcoal drawings. more

Feb 5, 2015 5:31 PM PREVIEWS

In "Talking Creatures", Patrick Bulas, Megan Gnanasihamany, Gerri Harden and Trish Shwart use storytelling to communicate intricacies of human behaviour and highlight connections between people and animals. more

Feb 5, 2015 5:30 PM PREVIEWS

Lorena Krause invokes European and pre-Hispanic references in paintings that mix figuration and surrealism. By altering proportions and combining the ornamental with the symbolic, she seeks a world where fauna becomes a living jewel. more

Feb 5, 2015 5:29 PM PREVIEWS

"Vida y Obra del Generalísimo don Ignacio de Allende"


A popular tourist attraction in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in central Mexico, is an unfinished mural by one of the country’s most celebrated artists, David Alfaro Siqueiros. more


"Secret Citadel"

Photo: Mike Lalich.

Graeme Patterson’s home sits on a quiet corner in Sackville, N.B. Remnants of snow mark the lawn and wisps of smoke curl from the chimney in his garage studio. more

Jan 29, 2015 9:01 PM PREVIEWS

"Nunavut at 15"

Image courtesy Latrielle Delage Photography.

"Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15" makes its way to Winnipeg after picking up a special mention as Canada’s entry in the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture. more

Jan 29, 2015 8:57 PM PREVIEWS

Considering the starkly different practices of Kara Uzelman and Tammi Campbell in concerning certain events – Uzelman’s clustered ready-mades, Campbell’s meticulous play on absence and minimalism – their ideas overlap and mesh effectively. more

Jan 22, 2015 3:37 PM EXHIBITIONS

"Mist Fantasy"

Photo: Trevor Mills.

You might doubt that Douglas Coupland – The. Ultimate. Arbiter. Of. Cultural. Cool. – would be interested in an almost-forgotten series of fusty landscape prints that once populated Canadian schools, government offices and military bases. more




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