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Spring 2009 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 8 No 1    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Yuri Arajs calls himself a landscape painter, though many would disagree with him. As a minimalist who occasionally likes to use text in his work, he says people who look at his paintings often don’t see landscapes. more

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"don’t tell me your dreams" is a mixed media show that evokes drama, terror, psychological baggage and mystery. more

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From March 7 to May 31, the Winnipeg Art Gallery presents a retrospective of work by historic Manitoba painter Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald, curated by University of Manitoba professor of art history Dr. Marilyn Baker. more

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Louise Bourgeois’ famous bronze sculpture "The Arch of Hysteria" is the psychic centerpiece of a clever show developed by National Gallery of Canada curator Josée Drouin-Brisebois called "Hysteria and the Body." more

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A DELICATE BALANCE CARVING ETHEREAL FIGURES IN FOUND WHALEBONE, THE ASHOONA STUDIO KEEPS IT ALL IN THE FAMILY. more

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It hardly mattered that I had already seen some of the mixed-media work featured in this exhibition of shadowy illusions. more

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An avid backcountry hiker, Elizabeth Wiltzen has left the Rocky Mountains to explore the people and places of Peru. more

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Painted in oil on aluminum, the detailed, whimsical, slightly menacing work of Keer Tanchak is featured through February at Vancouver’s Elissa Cristall Gallery. more

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Texture plays a large role in W.H Webb’s acrylic paintings — the tactile image of the many, deep ruts in a snowy, country road, or the craggy mountains of his realist landscapes. more

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"Key to the Nuthouse"

George Janousek

Elliot Louis Gallery’s fourth annual show of emerging artists included painting, sculpture, and photo-based work by 16 artists from across Canada and from New York. more

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Edmonton’s Art Gallery of Alberta will bring more than 3,000 Polaroid photographs used by Vancouver-based painter Attila Richard Lukacs as referents for his work over 20 years. more

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Painter Darrell Underschultz uses his passion for 18th- and 19th-century landscapes in his contemporary art practice. His new works, at a dual exhibition with Lynda Kirby in April, will continue the theme. more

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Weiss Gallery will feature his work February 5 to March 7 as part of the Exposure: Banff / Calgary Photography Festival. more

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Leslie Poole has spent the last three decades perfecting his hand in … everything from Expressionism, to faux Picasso modernism, to brash landscapes, to tongue-in-cheek photorealism. more

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Anyone with even a basic experience of art has viewed a landscape, as a painting, a photograph, or other two-dimensional medium. In his exhibition Remote Sensibility, Whitehorse-based artist Marten Berkman wants to bring viewers into the picture. more

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THE DO-IT-YOURSELF DECONSTRUCTIONS OF DAVID DIVINEY. more

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Manitoba artist Kenneth Gordon lived several lives — as an art educator, founder of Winnipeg’s Medea Gallery and later as a full-time painter. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

On May 16, the Artym Gallery in Invermere, BC, will open a comprehensive exhibition of works by senior artist Armand Vallée to coincide with the launch of the artist’s eponymous biography and retrospective of work.Vallée more

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The soundtrack of Louise Noguchi’s 1999 ten-video installation Study/Sketch is set up in the purposely darkened interior space at Centre A Gallery. more

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Saskatchewan landscape artist Dorothy Knowles is a Canadian icon — possibly the Emily Carr of the Back 40, or Saskatchewan’s lost member of the Group of Seven more

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