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Spring 2004 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 3 No 1    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jennifer MacLeod

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"Tree of Life" is nothing if not exuberant, with its multiple facets of energetic colour cobbled together like a jigsaw puzzle on acid. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

The region north of Quebec City, where the heavy torrent of the Saguenay River empties into the St. Lawrence, has been recreated in scene after scene in Côté’s work. more

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Though he was born in England in 1970, Martin Bennett grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta, before going on to the painting program at the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary. more

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A respected actress in her early forties, Colleen Flynn-Lawson had always aspired to be a painter. Two years ago, with little artistic experience, Flynn-Lawson decided to follow that dream. more

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When Galleries West went looking for the cream of Western Canada’s established and emerging ceramic artists, narrowing the field was the toughest job. Here’s an introduction to artists in the western provinces. more

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Fuhr’s life-sized polished-steel sculpture of a writer working at his typewriter was presented to Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who founded the prize a decade ago in memory of his late wife, the literary journalist Doris Giller. more

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Originally employed as an illustrator for children’s books in Italy, Alessandra Bitelli came to Canada in 1979. more

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Some wild urge made Davida Kidd spend almost a thousand dollars against her better judgment to send her artwork to the 2003 International Print Triennial in Krakow, Poland. more

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There aren’t many parks in Western Canada that Wee Lee hasn’t visited. From Riding Mountain in Manitoba to Jasper National Park in Alberta, he has spent much of his time as an artist travelling to places where nature inspires him. more

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Canada’s Group of Seven painted a spirited wilderness strikingly different from the then-popular pastoral landscapes. The group found inspiration in the work of Tom Thomson, who died in 1917 while urging his friends to create a Canadian aesthetic. more

BOOKS

The spirit of the west is clearly captured in Mary Masters’ crisp watercolours. Some of her canvases reflect the white light found in a Western Canadian winter sky, and the variegated shades of blue and green in a forested mountainside. more

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Camille Iquliq’s softly rounded sculptures often take as subject matter the relationship between mother and child and other family relations. more

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Dorosz finds his inspiration in the materiality of paint; his paintings are not merely the basis for convincing illusionism. more

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It is a bejewelled autumn day. Everything orange and dappled in light. Robert Archambeau has invited us to his remote studio, a three-hour drive north and east of Winnipeg. We see more deer on the road than passing motorists. more

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The day I arrived in "Tarrahna," it was bitterly cold. However, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was hot with feverish Liberal Party conventioneers attendant to the coronation of Paul Martin as their leader. more

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Since moving from Ontario in the 1960s, Jim Gordaneer has worked in a small studio behind his modest home in Victoria, doing what he loves best: painting. more

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Perreault, born in Albertville, Saskatchewan, in 1947, exhibits widely on the Prairies. A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in 1970, he has won many awards and commissions. more

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Arthur Vickers spent his early years in the Tsimshian coastal village of Kitkatla on the Northwest Coast of B.C. As a young boy, Vickers fished the B.C. coast with his Heiltsuk family. more

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Vancouver artist Robert Arndt has been commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery to create a new work for the gallery’s NEXT project space. more

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Like an island, David Blackwood is a singular and self-contained individual who grew up on the wind-swept, tundra-like plateau of Bonavista North in Newfoundland. more

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