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Summer 2006 issue

Summer 2006 Cover

Galleries West

Vol 5 No 2

Editor: Jennifer MacLeod

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"Graphic Landscape"

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Richard Gorenko's small paintings are a species of cartoon. The backgrounds are rendered in eye-pleasing blended pastels and the figures, thickly outlined and handcarved into MDF panel, suggest a relationship to folk art. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Wendy Lamont’s doctorate in organizational theory serves the eclectic Lethbridge native well as a social science researcher. But the unfettered possibility of abstract impressionism is where her spirit finds true expression. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Born into an artistic family in Tokyo (her father created traditional kimono patterns), Masako Araki turned to art making herself. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

As an art student, Brent Lynch had an opportunity to talk with world-renowned painter David Hockney. “Never let the power of paradigm tell you what fine art is and what it isn’t,” Hockney told him. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"Sweet Immortality," curated by Art Gallery of Ontario photographer and filmmaker Michael Mitchell in collaboration with Maia-Mari Sutnik, associate curator of photography, is the banner exhibition for The Works this year. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Jean-Guy Desrosiers celebrates each day with art, rising before dawn to paint and working into the early afternoon, often outdoors, shaping his warm, almost naïf oil landscapes. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Even as eye colour, vocal timbre, or subtle gestures can stamp the members of a family, there is a thread, quite literally, that runs through Lindy Michie's artistic heritage. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

At the age of 80, still finding new ways of doing things. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Selecting many of the subjects for his realistic portraits from people he meets on New York city streets, Okamura depicts a range of humanity within a context of dramatic light and shadow. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Portraying contemporary subject matter with a classical twist, Manitoban Daniel David’s thought-provoking, post-modern paintings reflect the complex and subtle nature of human interaction. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Printmaker Ewa Tarsia suggests that it is the fundamental elements of her process — the manipulation of materials and building of textural surfaces — that motivate her rather than the appearance of her finished pieces. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Colleen Philippi creates the kind of narcissistic explosion that children — and the children within us — love to explore. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Emerging artist Leah Rosenberg’s art is fantasy with a twist. Her paintings and mixed media works hark back to childhood days. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Marcia Huyer successfully deconstructs both the idea of gallery space and the ideal viewer stance in "Spaced Out" at Harcourt House Arts Centre. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

TWO COLLECTORS TALK ABOUT THEIR PASSION -- Ian Sigvaldason: From Hockey Cards to High Art; Henry Beaumont: Collecting Alberta Art more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM , COLLECTOR PROFILES

Regina artist David Dreher confronts the contradictions that lie between human faith and human actions within the context of religion in this show of his recent work. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

At least once every decade, Vancouver potter Paul Mathieu pulls figurative rabbits out of ceramic history’s hat, turns everything we know about art inside out, and confounds us with totally new ways of looking and thinking. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"Situation Comedy" is a surprisingly abstruse and alienating experience. Consisting of over sixty works culled mostly from American sources, the exhibition was curated by Dominic Molon and Michael Rooks for Independent Curators International. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Jay Johnson's Vancouver studio is alive with sculptures that wiggle and roar. A wooden ironing board on wheels gingerly rotates a laundry-tree sprout while raising and lowering a weight suspended under the board's nose. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Andres Bohaker’s adolescent creativity was permeated by land and sea. Born on Prince Edward Island in 1940, his early art training at Central Technical High School in Toronto led to a long career as a graphic artist. more

Apr 30, 2006 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

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