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Spring 2007 issue

Spring 2007 Cover

Galleries West

Vol 6 No 1

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Yoshino’s works are a fun and trippy journey through imaginary landscapes, where human and organic shapes float in empty space, all blending into a swirling, seamless whole. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"I think the general public tends to like my paintings and the art world tends not to like them. And the art world likes the installations while the general public is perhaps mystified by them." more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Two intriguing shows in Winnipeg this spring have both been initiated, in part, by the presence of printmaker Lynne Allen, a Tamarind master printmaker, Fulbright scholar, and head of the School of Visual Arts at Boston University. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Quebec-based artist Denis Chiasson, a self-professed perfectionist, first makes a sketch of his subject, transfers it to the canvas, then fills in the space inside the black lines. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

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Arlene Wasylynchuk loves Alberta’s grand vistas and diverse ecosystems so much, she’s trying to capture all of it in her cutting-edge landscape painting. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Technical virtuosity and sentimentally find their resolution in Marilyn McAvoy’s meditations on the theme of memento mori which updates the 17th century tradition of Dutch vanitas painting and gives it a personal touch. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Over a long career, Brent Laycock’s paintings have appeared on two Canadian postage stamps and the cover of Reader’s Digest, and been presented to the queen of Denmark. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Western Canadian Artists to Watch. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

With the bison already familiar to us within First Nations’ artistic practices both past and present, we are forced to ask not if this symbol can still be deployed, but how it can remain meaningful within the array of artistic discourse. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Peter Lawson doesn’t have to look much further than the artistic opportunities that confront him every time he looks out his living room window. The natural beauty of Vancouver Island’s Shawnigan Lake and the surrounding region continually inspire. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The mysterious abyss of light and shadow where the horizon meets the break of light is at the center of David Edwards’ latest work. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

In his first solo show at Ken Segal Gallery, Winnipeg-based artist Douglas Smith looks at the almost mind-boggling precision behind movement and travel in the global age, and interprets it through the realm of fine art. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

North America’s love affair with the automobile takes on a double meaning in Chris Woods’ latest works on modern culture. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Like a novelist who doesn’t set out knowing what will happen to the characters in her book, Ann Zielinski says her paintings end in surprises. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Kudos to the Art Gallery of Alberta for confirming that modern landscapes can be arresting, challenging, and inventive. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Contemporary Art Draws a Crowd in Yorkton, Saskatchewan more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

The Yukon Arts Centre invites artists from across the country to the Canada Winter Games. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM , BLOGS & BUZZ

“This is 30 years of painting experience coming into play in these works,” says Albi, an Italian-born artist who’s lived in Canada since 1951. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Self-taught mixed media artist Devitt Brown knows street culture. His large photo-realistic and stenciled works often depict the rawness and lurking danger of the street. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Surrounding oneself with images of tropical plants has a salubrious effect during dreary winter months. Certainly that is the experience of stepping off a Vancouver street and into Japanese artist Makoto Kanaya’s exhibition. more

Dec 31, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

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