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Summer 2007 issue

Summer 2007 Cover

Galleries West

Vol 6 No 2

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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The "Solstice" arrived early at Calgary’s Virginia Christopher Fine Art. The exhibition by Calgary-based painter Peter Deacon covered more than seven metres of the gallery’s wall space, a multi-media piece comprised of 37 panels. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Outside Victoria, Linda and Harry Stanbridge share an artistic, intellectual and spiritual collaboration. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"keeps it all neat and tidy"

John Freeman

As soon as you enter the first display area of the 2007 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, you’ll know that you’re in for a fun, but challenging time. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

A self-taught mixed-media artist, Max Wyse’s visual vocabulary draws on pure invention to create his composite animorphs of human, animal and vegetal figures floating freely upon the picture plane. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

After quitting his day job to paint full time, this Alberta-based artist could finally go deep into the prairie landscape. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS 1 Comments

Find a summer's worth of great gallery destinations, from Sooke to Winnipeg Beach. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM BLOGS & BUZZ

Having a French grandfather who was a post-Impressionist, Marc Rembold began creating Impressionist works himself at the age of six. He had his first exhibition at 14. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Ray Van Lune describes the inspiration for his paintings as “a lot to do with the space, huge skies and general nature of the land in Alberta.” more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"Day by Day" is an exhibition of 77 drawings gleaned from 39 years of journals kept by sculptor Mowry Baden. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Not since Ivan Eyre has a Canadian artist developed the art of panoramic landscape painting as effectively as Randolph Parker. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

You don’t walk into a landscape by Sean Randall, you manoeuvre your way through his vision of fields, scrub and bright skies, attracted by the artist’s use of texture and colour to build a sense of perspective the closer you come to the canvas. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

There is an active, lively quality to the works, though, splashes of colour that suggest he’s as interested in capturing the mood of the land as the look of it. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Poitras’ most recent show, an exhibition of multimedia, collage-based work is about myriad forms of international shamanism, following on the heels of several other spiritually engaged shows produced by the internationally-acclaimed artist. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

In "Terra Nocturna," the artist’s latest paintings offer an uncommon theme — landscape paintings of nature at night. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The enduring process of rendering a view of nature into art is re-focused through a 21st-century lens in a two-artist exhibition titled Handheld Landscape at AKA Gallery in Saskatoon. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Growing up in British Columbia, it’s hard to escape landscape. “You’re surrounded by it and it becomes part of your identity,” says Erin McSavaney, whose first solo show of paintings at Atelier Gallery is made up of industrial, man-made landscapes. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Heidi Hunter, an established fibre artist who works out of her studio in rural Manitoba, has little patience for the distinctions some might try to draw between art and craft. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Successful students are often the products of good teachers, and each artist in "Cartographies" is either a professor or a recent graduate of the University of Guelph. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

The Art Gallery of Alberta has chosen to launch their brand-new Kitchen Gallery space with a deconstructive show of David Cantine’s postmodern still-lifes. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Painter Glen Semple believes big artistic beauty comes in small packages. “Like the previous one, this brand-new show is based on the idea of ‘bit of beauty’,” says the Calgary-based photo-realist artist. more

Apr 30, 2007 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

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