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Summer 2007 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 6 No 2    ISSN No. 1703-2806

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

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

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"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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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