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Spring 2013 issue

Spring 2013 cover

Galleries West

Vol 12 No 1

Editor: Portia Priegert

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Just what is it that makes Canada’s coldest Big city such a happening place for artists? more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM , EXHIBITIONS

An international exhibition that promotes awareness of the causes of violence against women is making its first Canadian stop this year in Calgary. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"Winged Shaman Drum Dancer"

Ernest Mayer.

Curator Darlene Coward Wight’s latest exhibition of Inuit art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery explores six decades of creative transformation. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Calgary artist Barbara Tipton approaches her work like a scientist and a historian, using a laborious process based on research and experimentation. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The 2012 version of Art Toronto – or, the event previously known as the Toronto International Art Fair, if you prefer – featured some 130 galleries from 23 countries. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Many researchers believe gay and lesbian teens account for almost a third of youth suicides – a troubling estimate borne out by a spate of recent news reports. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Seen the cartoon where the Earth is sitting, worried? A doctor is diagnosing the planet: “I’m afraid you have a bad case – of humans.” Ecology is often thought of as the fatalistic realization that human progress has wrecked the Earth. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Venues in Calgary, Banff and Canmore show a surprising range of photo-based art each February. In its ninth year, the Exposure festival continues to draw new audiences — sometimes in unorthodox ways. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The title of this exhibition comes from the musical term for slow tempo, here referring to the speed of walking. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Graham Forsythe "Beach Sprawl"

Photo: John Dean

Graham Forsythe’s passion for life is reflected in his vibrant paintings, colourful and impressionistic scenes by a man who had been legally blind for more than half his life. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Landscape artist Richard Cole doesn’t consider himself an illustrator. But the urge to tell a coming-of-age story based on his childhood blossomed into a collaboration with K. Jane Watt, a writer and fellow resident of Fort Langley, B.C. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Margaret Witschl doesn’t recall being an anxious person. Her busy and distinguished career as a teacher, corporate curator, government art consultant and practicing artist attests to her ability to juggle life’s stresses. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

A traveling exhibition organized by Daina Warren when she was aboriginal curatorial resident at the National Gallery of Canada, "Don’t Stop Me Now!" was inspired by the varied ways indigenous people travel today. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

For his first show with Gurevich Fine Art in Winnipeg, photographer Steven Ackerman – whose work has appeared in The Onion, Vice and Border Crossings magazines — sought out the “remarkable mood that exists” at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Things that were, could be and are yet to be shimmer like architectural blueprints drawn in silverpoint. Alison Norlen’s wire sculptures of bridges, boardwalks, expo pavilions and amusement-park rides form a maze of shifting scale. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Although she graduated from Emily Carr University just two years ago, Vancouver-based printmaker and painter Maria Tratt has been making art for two decades. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Calgary residents can't help but notice a colourful new piece of public art – an enormous mosaic of stone and glass tiles created by longtime Calgary artist Ron Moppett. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

A pot of water doesn’t boil. Germaine Koh is trying to make tea at her new studio. She investigates and discovers the stove’s electrical element isn’t working. more

Dec 31, 2012 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

IN MY OPINION: Do we need a National Gallery of Western Canada?

It seems our national gallery is out looking for satellite spaces for its coast-to-coast conquest. So, what’s not to like? more

Dec 22, 2012 4:07 PM In My Opinion

As we approached the fall auctions, I was predicting a soft market based somewhat on spring sale results. So I was surprised initially with Heffel’s results, then ecstatic, for a moment, with Joyner’s results, and shocked by Sotheby’s lack of results more

Dec 14, 2012 1:58 PM AUCTIONS

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