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Spring 2007 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 6 No 1    ISSN No. 1703-2806

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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Western Canadian Artists to Watch. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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Contemporary Art Draws a Crowd in Yorkton, Saskatchewan more

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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

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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

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“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

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