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Spring 2010 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 9 No 1    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Judging by the contemporary art coming out of Lethbridge these days, the (other) windy city is a cornucopia of kitsch, its flea markets and hardware stores filled to the brim with model train parts, taxidermy, unironic Canadiana, vintage comix. more

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The collaborative installation work of Marilou Lemmens and Richard Ibghy tackles one of the most current and complex ideas of the modern socio-political sphere. more

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In late February, Appleton Galleries in Vancouver will host a carving demonstration by master carver Palaya Qiatsuq from Cape Dorset in Nunavut. more

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In February, a popular time to visit Vancouver this year, the Leighdon Studio Gallery will feature two works by 25 long-time B.C. artists — each artist will have one recent work and one work from before 1990. more

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In the 1950s, painter David Owen Lucas lived near the epic Regina Legislative Building. “We used to ride our bikes to ‘the Ledge’ and play Cowboys and Indians. That’s what shaped my appreciation for architecture.” more

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Joice Hall is known now as a painter of large-scale landscapes that depict, in precise detail, the panoramic sweep of B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, a place she and her husband, fellow painter John Hall, have called home for a decade. more

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Research and education form the foundation of recent upgrades to the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. more

NEWS

It’s tempting to wonder if B.C. printmaker Doug Biden had subconscious intimations of his illness and early death. A recurring theme in his work is the visceral anatomy of the human body — skeletons, musculature and organ systems. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

In 1959, five senior Calgary artists — H.B. Hill, Wes Irwin, Douglas Motter, Jim Nicoll and Marion Nicoll — built the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation with a small initial endowment. more

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“I respond to things,” says Toronto artist Kelly Mark of her forthcoming survey show at the Kenderdine Gallery. Curated by Barbara Fischer, the exhibition includes old and new works by this enfant terrible of neo-conceptualism. more

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Featuring oil paintings, watercolours, and works on paper, this retrospective show brings together two artists who were intrinsically tied to the creative development of the Calgary and Alberta art scene. more

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Vancouver’s Numen Gallery will bring together two masters of complex textile art for the show "Double Vision – Morphos Inquiry" January 5 to February 14. more

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Don’t call Bryce Erickson a photorealist. The Saskatoon painter’s depictions of his environment may dazzle viewers with their precision and clarity, but his unique version of painterly reality is still abstract and impressionistic. more

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Exhibiting in a two-man show at Vancouver’s Gallery Jones, both Brendan Tang and Dirk Staschke are working in the same element — pushing the tradition of fine ceramics as far as they can. more

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With so much emphasis focused on the redesign of the exterior of Edmonton’s Art Gallery of Alberta, visitors might forget that the interior has also been completely redesigned by Randall Stout’s architectural firm. more

NEWS

In February, the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will reopen after a year-long renovation, bringing Max Dean’s kinetic sculpture "Robotic Chair" to Alberta for the first time. more

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Salloum’s work can be challenging and is even regarded by some as having a ‘marginal’ aesthetic because it refuses to provide the simplistic linear narratives commonly seen in public discourse. more

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It’s difficult to tell whether Robert Steven is in an enviable position or not. He began his tenure as the executive director / curator of the Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie, Alberta, in October of 2006. more

NEWS

THE GRANDE DAME OF KINNGAIT, THIS NORTHERN PRINTMAKER HAS QUIETLY BECOME ONE OF THE MOST HONOURED ARTISTS IN CANADA. more

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As a one-off exploration while in the thick of working on another, unrelated series of paintings, Calgary-based artist Bill Rodgers decided one day to reproduce in paint the cover of an old book that had belonged to his grandparents. more

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