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Spring 2008 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 7 No 1    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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The MacKenzie Art Gallery unspools the best in Canadian projection-based art. more

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Beck’s work takes the common elements and images of consumerist culture and weaves them together with a contrary point of view. more

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Like the crows and ravens that figure so prominently in her work, Edmonton-based artist Sydney Lancaster is a collector. more

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A master of the palette knife, Craig Yeats’ newest acrylic landscapes continue in his expressionist style. “About six or seven years ago I started using the palette knife extensively,” he says. “It’s what distinguishes my work.” more

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WITH RECURRING IMAGERY, THIS B.C. PAINTER’S VISION MOVES INTO THE WORLD OF MYTH AND METAPHYSICS. more

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The trials of technological affects on the northern landscape often remain silent in the media, but installation artist and sculptor Lynn Richardson has playfully re-imagined the northern landscape in "Business as Usual." more

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Famous for the large modernist sculptures he began creating in 1959, Sorel Etrog actually started his practice drawing and painting. more

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David Graff came to art-making through craft, and has applied the techniques learned as an artisan to create a thoroughly unique painting style. more

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With a simplicity of design that combines traditional forms with modern lines, it’s no surprise that painter, printmaker, and carver Maynard Johnny, Jr. has a sideline in creating logos for First Nations organizations. more

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For most Western Canadian cities, the last half of the 20th century was a time of decline at the core — everybody was literally fleeing to the suburbs. more

NEWS

Chalke first became interested in ceramics in the early ’60s in his native England after he saw an old coal kiln being fired for the last time. more

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Taken from a purely intellectual point of view, Jean-Paul Riopelle led a charmed life. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

Wilson is particularily fond of the effect of headlights on rain-slick streets, blending the shiny streaks of red and yellow with the blinking signage and glowing streetlights of the city at night. more

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While art can often be dangerous, the practice of making art is rarely death-defying. Michael Markowsky may prove that theory wrong with his latest series of drawings and paintings which he calls “Driving Artworks.” more

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Influenced by Joseph Beuys, the American “bad painting” movement, punk rock and popular culture, tattoos, advertising, trash aesthetic, and more, Bouthillette has created a mischievous and irreverent phantasmagoria of sights and sounds. more

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"Raven’s Child"

Kenji Nagai

It’s becoming more and more popular for galleries specializing in contemporary First Nations art to exhibit collections of smaller-scale work. But the styles and techniques for miniature sculpture have been around for a very long time. more

NEWS

There are many artists who work in more than one medium, but it’s rare to find an artist who combines media in the way that Ronald Boaks does. more

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"Great Carpe Diem"

Geoff Scott

One of Canada’s pre-eminent printmakers, J.C. (Carl) Heywood will have his first major retrospective at Burnaby Art Gallery. more

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Winnipeg is famous for its art fundraisers — posh spreads at the Hotel Fort Garry, the now legendary, wall-to-wall frenzies at aceart, MAWA’s carnivalesque "Dollhouse" where bidding comes under pressure of time, and Platform’s "triple exposure." more

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Eve Kotyk began as an abstract painter, under the influence of Otto Rogers and Robert Christie in the University of Saskatchewan Fine Arts program in the late 1980s, but eventually she felt a need to “seek something more human” in her art. more

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