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Summer 2005 issue

Summer 2005 cover

Galleries West

Vol 4 No 2    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jennifer MacLeod

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Haida artist Robert Davidson talks with curator Karen Duffek about his vision of tradition-based Northwest Coast Art and modern ideas of Contemporary Art. more

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"figure ground: paintings and drawings of Ivan Eyre" will likely be The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s (WAG) key show of the year, in part because Eyre’s vision — nordic, boreal, and bunkered — reminds Winnipeg of its view of itself. more

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Realism and abstraction intersect as Andrew Valko paints the light and texture of real life. more

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John Reichert spends most of his time working on large-scale public sculptures, works that directly inform the smaller paintings he creates in his studio. more

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Native artists were largely excluded from Canada’s mainstream art community when Daphne Odjig began exhibiting in the late 1960s. more

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When Doris McCarthy was a 16-year-old high school graduate in Toronto, Arthur Lismer — a member of the famed Group of Seven — encouraged her to become a “great painter of Canada.” more

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Such is the attraction of British Columbia that an artist who holds a degree as a master dressmaker-designer from Hannover, Germany, and has worked for Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, makes her life in Nelson. more

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Thinly layered strokes of colour applied in deep rich tints work to dissolve tree and landscape as the eye tries to focus on Connie Geerts’ recent work. Unable to do so, one becomes aware of a rich inner glow emanating from these acrylic works. more

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When Bill McCarroll discovered a 1950s golf manual in 1983, it changed the direction of his artwork. “I liked one of the pictures and started to appropriate golfing images,” says the California-educated artist. more

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"Art 05" is a bold and confident title for the fifth Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art — it heightens my sense of anticipation as I walk through the doors during its spring run at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre. more

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By rejecting the Group of Seven “empty” landscape, George Webber’s soft, clean-lined serigraphs anticipate the interest of a much-later generation in the interaction of nature and culture. more

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Holland-born and educated, Pim Sekeris was immersed in the tradition of the 17th century Dutch school of realist landscape painting before coming to Canada. Balanced composition and a fine eye for translating light to paint on canvas mark his work. more

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Eyre is thief, inventor and bricoleur, combining the intensely observed with the wondrously imaginative... more

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Enter Regina’s Victoria Art Gallery and you become immersed in the world of Colombian-Canadian painter Germán Jaramillo-Mckenzie. more

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Born and raised in East Vancouver, Erin McSavaney spent much of his childhood exploring the Sunshine Coast, including the forests around his grandmother’s home in Roberts Creek. more

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George Henry Andrews was a professional engineer, marine painter, watercolourist and illustrator. more

HISTORICAL ART & AUCTIONS

Developing complex aquatint and etched prints displaying her brilliant use of intense colour and finely detailed work, the late Cape Dorset artist Sheojuk Etidlooie (1932-1999) built a solid following of collectors. more

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In 1982, painter Ralph Turturro interned with George McNeil, an abstract expressionist and member of the New York School. more

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In 1992, David Langevin moved to Kamloops for art. Born and raised in Quebec, he had studied art education at McGill, finished a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa, and had been teaching and painting landscapes and figures. more

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Kim Metcalfe starts work on her mixed media, abstract-inspired art by applying a thick plaster base on canvas. “That gives the canvas a lot of texture. It leads the way for the rest of the materials and the eventual look of the piece. more

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