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Summer 2016 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 15 No 2    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Portia Priegert

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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun "Fish Farmers," 2014

Private collection, Photo: Ken Mayer

It doesn’t take long for visitors to the Vancouver studio of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun to discover what’s on his mind. A sign next to the door reads: “Studio on unceded native land.” more

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Karel Funk, "Untitled #54," 2012

©Karel Funk, Courtesy 303 Gallery, New York and Galerie Division, Montreal

There are moments when literature and art elucidate one another, sharing the same circle of light. I was given a moment like this recently, when thinking about the paintings of Karel Funk. more

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Barbara Kruger, "Untitled" (SmashUp), 2016

Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery

The neoclassical rotunda in the Vancouver Art Gallery is nothing if not stately, and it’s here, as part of "MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture," that viewers can find the exhibition’s boldest statement about the intersection of art and text. more

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Bettina Matzkuhn, "Basking," 2014

Photo by Bettina Matzkuhn.

Embroidery seems a humble craft. Laden with a history of genteel female enterprise and shadowed by homespun thrift and practical domesticity, its tiny repetitions are an obsessive tribute to time’s passage. more

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Ask Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas how he is and you’ll get an honest answer. “It’s an interesting time,” he says from Vancouver, where he’s juggling several big projects, including his solo show, "The Seriousness of Play". more

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Children are a mainstay in Japanese-born artist Kae Sasaki’s drawings and paintings. more

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Former broadcaster Diane Howard Langlois focuses her art around her trips to the Arctic and Antarctic, so it seems odd to catch her escaping the Calgary winter in Arizona. more

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Janet Macpherson left functional ceramics behind after starting her MFA at Ohio State University in 2008, choosing instead to replicate toy animals, religious statues and other knick-knacks in clay using plaster molds. more

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Edmonton artist Lynn Malin has a relationship of some 30 years with landscape painting. She often uses an angled aerial perspective. more

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Vancouver artist Jan Crawford’s paintings of cherries and apricots glow like the Okanagan sunshine. Little wonder. Crawford spent much of her childhood on her family’s orchard in Penticton, picking fruit and helping her mother make jam. more

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Marleen Vermeulen trained as an artist in the Netherlands and settled two decades ago on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, where she explores the area’s natural history. more

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Guthrie Gloag uses his background in biology to create expressive life-sized animal sculptures from driftwood. more

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François-Matthieu Bouchard teams mechanical devices and gestural movements to highlight the tensions between the organic and the mechanical. more

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Kim Beom, a leading conceptual artist in South Korea, presents "Continuing Studies," which uses absurdist humour to consider conventional learning structures. more

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An exhibition by some of the world’s most accomplished blind photographers, "Sight Unseen," explores how the blind can see in ways the sighted cannot. more

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Manitoba artist Ming Hon, Ontario artist Kristie MacDonald, Newfoundland artist Audrey Hurd and Saskatchewan artists Patrick Bulas and Jordan Schwab come together in "Hivemind," which looks at the interface between print and performance art. more

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Regina artist Heather Cline has worked in painting and mixed media since completing her MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. more

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Holger Kalberg, "untitled," 2016

Courtesy of the artist

Vancouver artist Holger Kalberg explores the relationship between utopian ideas and modernist aesthetics in recent paintings, sculptures and installations. more

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Alberta artists Janet Armstrong and Marla Blackwell present landscapes as part of their two-person show, "Painted Passions II". more

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Greg Pyra celebrates small-town Alberta with paintings of gas stations and fast-food outlets along rural highways. more

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