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Spring 2011 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 10 No 1    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Kelly Richardson’s new three-channel video installation, Erudition, opens on an alien landscape, where lush trees grow out of a wrinkled desert, and move statically in the wind. more

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Meghan Hildebrand always admired the group of quilt-makers at the Powell River Fine Arts studio in her home town — enough so it inspired her to paint with a quilt-like technique. more

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Seven doors create the canvas for Natasha Smith’s exhibition, "Joining Worlds," and each door has its own character and history, which she considers as she layers the surfaces in collaged drawings with mixed media. more

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At Newzones, Dianne Bos debuts three unexpected collage/drawings of trees in "Perception," a group exhibition that coincides with Exposure 2011, the Calgary/Banff Photography Festival. more

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Quirky might be an understatement for Seattle-based, German native, Anne Siems’ paintings of forest animals. more

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Ian Johnston, an architect-turned-sculptor based in Nelson, B.C., examines our relationship with the environment in this provocative installation focusing on the ubiquitous plastic bag. more

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Rediscovering Ken Lum's Vision of Vancouver more

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WITH A 40-YEAR SURVEY OF PAINTING AND PRINT-MAKING AT THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY, LETHBRIDGE LEGEND BILLY MCCARROLL SHOWS HE’S STILL IN THE GAME. more

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It’s obvious that Shirley Elias had her original creative inspiration in the world of music. more

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After ten years of a professional art career, Vancouver-based artist Heather Passmore has gathered her share of rejection letters from galleries, granting agencies, and residencies. But she’s managed to get creative with the results. more

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This exhibition covers a lot of territory - from landscape to portrait and from still life to narrative. more

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At first glance, it could be a nostalgic walk down memory lane; for many people who grew up in the fifties and sixties, it will indeed bring back memories of a much less complicated time. more

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Jennifer Crane, Mary Beth Edelson, Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler, Nate Larson, Chris Marker, Edweard Muybridge, Alain Paiement, Yvette Poorter, Charles Stankievech, Mario Villeneuve. more

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INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS ART JANUARY 22 TO MAY 11, 2011. more

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Obsessed with the diverse and living topography of Iceland, Eszter Burghardt came home to her studio in Vancouver and started re-creating the textures of the land. more

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The idea of previewing an installation exhibition is somewhat daunting, as the nature of installation work is that it evolves as it’s created in the gallery space. more

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There’s an Alex Colville quality to the natural landscapes of Mong Yen, on exhibition in "Quiet Path" at Coquitlam’s Place des Arts February 10 to March 5. more

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WINNIPEG’S NEW VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY WITH "CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: THE NEXT 500 YEARS," THE CITY CELEBRATES A CULTURAL CAPITAL DESIGNATION WITH A MONUMENTAL SHOW OF CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ART. more

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One of four curators chosen to create "Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years," Steven Loft, is a writer, curator, and media artist of Mohawk / Jewish descent. more

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Part crafter, part fine artist, painter, installation artist and performer, Kristin Nelson takes a subjective look at pop culture and fringe communities in her show My Life With Pamela Anderson and other works at Winnipeg’s aceart March 3 to April 8. more

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