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Spring 2012 issue

Spring 2012 issue

Galleries West

Vol 11 No 1    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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The captivating collection of paintings that makes up Natalka Husar’s "Burden of Innocence: Act 2 and Act 3" make use of Lomography and Istagram extensively. more

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Scott McFarland, “Corner of the Courageous, Repatriation Ceremony for Private Tyler William Todd, Grenville St., Toronto, Ontario, April 14, 2010”

Courtesy of Scott McFarland and Monte Clark Gallery Vancouver / Toronto

When a Canadian soldier dies in Afghanistan, his or her body (if there is a body left) is repatriated at a ceremony on Toronto’s Grenville Street. A mixed lineup of militia, firefighters, and onlookers salutes the fallen soldier’s return. more

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There are several layers of nostalgia worked into Neil McClelland’s show "Family Stories." more

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Artists associated with the recently opened and refurbished Squamish Lil-wat Cultural Centre in Whistler, B.C. will get access to a wider world through a newly launched online site. more

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Painting professionally for only a couple of years, she is a fast-emerging artist whom gallery owner, Jennifer Tasker, is quick to endorse. more

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Deanna Bowen’s great-grandparents fled the United States in the wake of the officially sanctioned and legislated Jim Crow segregation laws. more

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Inspired during his short visit to Newfoundland as a Canadian war artist, George Campbell Tinning returned to paint the island in 1949, just two months after the colony voted to join Confederation. more

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Gu Xiong is a multimedia artist and photographer interested in the symbolic merging of two rivers he has come to know very well — the Yangtze River in China and the Fraser River in British Columbia. more

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The Medalta Potteries National Historic Site in Medicine Hat recently unveiled a two-year renovation project, the result of $3 million in funding raised by the Friends of Medalta Society. more

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Charo Neville has been recently appointed curator at the Kamloops Art Gallery, as predecessor Annette Hurtig moves into the position of adjunct curator. And in Edmonton, Catherine Crowston has taken on the role of acting executive director at the AGA more

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Forged in the furnaces of post-war Europe and North America, the objects range from sophisticated in form, to abstract in nature and include everything from vases and vessels to lamps and figurative works. more

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Three recent significant donations to Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery have boosted the gallery’s collection of regional painting and photography. more

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Like many museums in North America, Western Canada’s large public galleries were started with the collections of private donors. more

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When Robert Marchessault and his partner moved from Toronto to a farm in the countryside in the 1990s, his long-held passion for trees found new direction. more

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Regina has recently had a boost to its burgeoning arts scene — the Creative City Centre, which opened last May in the downtown core, which gives artists a unique place to develop and produce work. more

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“Public art galleries as we know them wouldn’t exist without private collectors,” says Ian Thom, senior curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery. more

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Rdest was shortlisted for the RBC Painting Competition that same year and was also chosen among the top “Emerging Artists” in Magenta Publishing’s nationwide survey book, "Carte Blanche, Vol. 2: Painting." more

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Daniel Young and Christian Giroux are the recipients of the 2011 Sobey Art Award, winning the $50,000 top prize at a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in October, 2011. more

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Comics in the gallery can be problematic — they’re essentially an art form meant to be handled and read. more

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Vancouver realtor and art collector Bob Rennie's Wing Sang gallery in the city’s Chinatown neighbourhood will house the first satellite gallery of the Royal British Columbia Museum. more

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