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Spring 2006 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 5 No 1    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jennifer MacLeod

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Bruno Bobak, who lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, has strong ties to western Canada. His family immigrated from Poland to Saskatchewan in 1925 when he was two years old. more

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The title of Ian Rawlinson's exhibition is an allusion to Rembrandt that is too heavy a burden for these modest paintings to bear. The inflated association is a false lead that contaminates our appreciation of Rawlinson's work on its own merits. more

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At first glance, Misa Nikolic's acrylic paintings at the Richmond Art Gallery appear to be photo-referenced hyper-realism. A closer look reveals that he has gone far beyond that hard-edge style popular in Vancouver in the 1960s and 1970s. more

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Victoria artist Shawn Shepherd sensed his work was taking a new direction last year when he exhibited a series of bold oils depicting abstract forms. more

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Imagine, if you will, flying on a 747 jet at 37,000 feet and, due to some kind of atmospheric fluctuation (perhaps the meeting of cold and warm fronts), the plane unexpectedly drops 300 feet. Mark Mullin explores notions of transition in his work. more

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Douglas Banks, a mining engineer and executive in Toronto, collected Inuit art for several summers in the late 1940s and early 1950s while working on the Belcher Islands in southeastern Hudson Bay. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

The art of photography takes the spotlight this season with Exposure 2006, a multi-city celebration of turning negatives into positively striking images. more

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Terra McDonald’s hands fly about during conversation, eloquent tools she also used to spread varnish on the large charcoal, ink and acrylic paintings of horses that form "The Land Series." more

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On the walls of Gallery Jones are dozens of black and white drawings from a series called "Studies for Making Idols" (also showcased on the artist's website — www.mohsenkhalili.com.) more

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Okamura paints urban creatures in their milieu: street-wise New Yorkers who for the most part are his friends, rendered with a warm classical hand. more

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Happy accidents played a major role in the development of Larry Stevenson’s career as a woodturner. more

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Two solo shows at Bau-Xi Gallery — Stuart Slind: "Dawn to Dusk," and Marcus Bowcott: "Marking Time" — embody entirely different approaches to the subject of landscape. more

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Combining oil painting with photographs taken during his extensive travels throughout Canada's western provinces, the Swiss-born artist articulates the aftermath of human intrusion on the environment. more

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Saskatchewan painter David Thauberger returns again and again to the architecture of small-town Saskatchewan — service stations, general stores, Legion Halls, grain elevators and quirky hand-built homes. more

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Ann Rallison’s printmaking turns a corner this spring with her show, "Fifty," at Winnipeg’s Gallery Lacosse. more

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Vancouver-based painter Scott Plear is not afraid of contradiction or breaking new ground in his ongoing series of vibrant abstract expressionist canvases. more

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In Sarah Crawley’s newest body of work, mentis prehensio, she continues to “address the imperfection of memory, the notion of a collective memory, memory as it relates to generation, history and ritual… physical memory and its impact on identity.” more

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There's something magical about the art of Charles van Sandwyk. His watercolour etchings and fine line drawings appear as if from a different age more

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Galleries West asked four prominent Western Canadian collectors (ROMANA KASPAR-KRAFT, PAUL CRAWFORD, BILL SHURNIAK and TAMAR ZENITH) to share thoughts, insights and tips about the art of collecting art. more

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