Summer 2015 issue

Galleries West Vol 14 No 2 Summer 2015

Galleries West

Vol 14 No 2

Editor: Portia Priegert

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"22nd Avenue Bike Crossing"

Photo: Andrea Walker Collins.

In her exhibition, "Like the back of my hand," Suzo Hickey documents 22nd Avenue in Vancouver, where she has lived since 1990. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:45 PM PREVIEWS

Artist Lori Zébière likes to paint animals, especially dogs. The paintings in Rescue Rx were inspired by the stories of people who rescue and rehabilitate animals. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:45 PM PREVIEWS

"Imaginal Expression"

Collection of the artist. Photo: Ernest Mayer / Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Several Western Canadian artists recently received Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:44 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Orijit Sen discusses his mural, "From Punjab, With Love"

Photo: Nick Siu.

Aboriginal artist Alex Janvier will create a circular floor mosaic for Edmonton’s new downtown arena.... and more. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:35 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

Beth Carter is the new curator at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in Vancouver. Her most recent post was at the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby, B.C. and more... more

Jun 8, 2015 1:34 PM BLOGS & BUZZ

"The Hot Line"

UVic Special Collections, Robin Skelton fonds, SC114 Acc.#1991-093, 1.1

In "Making a Scene: Victoria’s Artists in the Sixties", curator Emerald Johnstone-Bedell demonstrates the spontaneous activity and networks that brought contemporary art to the forefront in the British Columbia capital. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:32 PM PREVIEWS

In "Present Density," German artist Gabriela Jolowicz uses traditional woodcut prints to depict scenes of contemporary life – such as people chatting in cafes and clubs. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:31 PM PREVIEWS

In "Rural Attractions," Heather Benning presents photographs of her newest site-specific project, "Kil(n) Hand," in southwestern Ontario. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:31 PM PREVIEWS

Ron Mueck’s realistic sculptures – either monumental or undersized – portray people at various stages in life, from birth through to death. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:30 PM PREVIEWS

George Clooney may be ensconced in the arms of his new wife, Amal, a leading human rights lawyer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pursue a more fleeting encounter of the artistic kind with one of Hollywood’s most famous leading men. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:29 PM ART TO COLLECT

An air-force brat, Calgary artist Linda Wilder moved around the country as she was growing up. Eventually, she settled in Alberta and, starting in the late 1970s, studied art at Red Deer College and the University of Calgary. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:29 PM ART TO COLLECT

It’s easy to see the influence of expressionism, both abstract and figurative. But Tycho says his work also appeals to a younger generation that interprets it as a form of cyberpunk. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:27 PM ART TO COLLECT

To contemporary eyes, there’s something sad about the intense and serious gaze of Margarita Teresa, the royal Spanish child or infanta portrayed in several famous court paintings by 17th-century artist Diego Velázquez. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:25 PM ART TO COLLECT


Image courtesy Lynne Graham and The Gallery/art placement inc.

The sensitively rendered still-life drawings in Saskatoon artist Lynne Graham’s most recent series, "Tracings," have as their generative impulse her late mother’s struggles with memory loss. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:23 PM ART TO COLLECT

In Jeff Nachtigall’s view, male artists peak around Grade Seven. “There’s a wonderful awkward quality of guys shooting each other with guns and stabbing each other with knives,” he says. more

Jun 8, 2015 1:22 PM ART TO COLLECT

"Melting Snowman Canisters"

Photo: Krista Gowenlock.

When Martinez was an undergraduate at the Alberta College of Art and Design, a sculpture teacher warned that she would get bored with clay. more

May 28, 2015 7:33 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Vancouver-based Elizabeth Barnes developed an interest in post-painterly abstraction at the prestigious Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. more

May 23, 2015 10:19 PM PREVIEWS


Image courtesy of the artist.

Laura Widmer received first prize in 2010 at the Open Studio National Printmaking Awards, one of Canada’s most prestigious printmaking contests. more

May 23, 2015 10:00 PM PREVIEWS

Inspired by cabinets of curiosities as well as natural history museums, Jane Kidd experiments with different weaving techniques to explore the relationships and contradictions between art and science, imagination and knowledge, and more. more

May 23, 2015 9:58 PM PREVIEWS


Photo: Jason Wyche © Julia Dault; Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York.

"Blame It On the Rain", an exhibition by Toronto-born Julia Dault, shows her efforts to balance spontaneous gesture with rules, logic and material constraints. more

May 23, 2015 9:56 PM PREVIEWS



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