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Summer 2008 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 7 No 2    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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WITH "KRAZY!" THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY DRAWS A LINE BETWEEN COMICS, CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY ART. more

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The new Place Gallery in Victoria will open a collaborative exhibition of work by Douglas Coupland and Ken Steacy, August 14 to September 23. more

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Claxton traces her maternal ancestry to the Lakota people who fled to Canada with Sitting Bull after the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876, in The Mustang Suite." more

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"Nairac"

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The work in this show is based on a specific event in the history of the Irish Republican Army — the assassination of British undercover officer Robert Nairac. The AGGV presents this show as part of their Lab 7.5 series. more

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Like a twice-exposed photograph, Toronto artist Brenda Joy Lem’s silkscreen prints often feature many distinct images blended together in a haunting collage. more

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Since moving to Asia in 1983, Vancouver-born artist Greg Girard has been building a successful career as a commercial photographer, documenting many well-known sites and personalities in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and in other locations in mainland China. more

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Sculpted Landscapes, a collection of ten lush paintings by Dalgarno, is currently circulating around his home province, thanks to the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Council, which chose his work as part of an adjudicated call last year. more

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Recently relocated from Oregon to Penticton, popular wildlife artist Terry Isaac has been inspired by the wild things he’s found in his new backyard. more

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The latest work by Regina-based artist Lorne Beug is a dreamy glimpse into a modern take on 18th and 19th century decorative wallpaper and panels. more

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Ice Bear (aka Chris Johnson) is known on the West Coast for his large-scale public sculptures and murals, and Toronto-based abstract painter Jordan Broadworth will be featured at Calgary’s Newzones Gallery. more

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A member of the Yellow Quill First Nation, Dion’s work will encompass the portraiture of his Red Worker series, along with his Starblanket series of sculptural paintings incorporating computer hardware. more

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"Face the Nation" gathers eight contemporary Aboriginal artists from across Canada for their take on the history and (mis)representation of myths, stereotypes, and culture. more

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Performative spaces have a grandiosity and presence unlike any other. Toronto- and Halifax-based artist Adrian Fish explores these rooms and their psychological complexities in his series Staged at Winnipeg’s Platform Gallery. more

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Following the death of his mother and a move south of Edmonton to an acreage at Mulhurst Bay, and in the midst of making preparations for a working-trip to Greece, Darrah sat back and took stock of his role as an abstract painter. more

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With help from swarms of honeybees, veteran Winnipeg artist Aganetha Dyck makes provocative sculpture and mixed-media installations that explore how knowledge is transmitted between humans and other species. more

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Daphne Odjig had reconnected with her 1919 birthplace, community, and culture in 1964 on Manitoulin Island in Ontario while attending a pow wow. She returned in the early 1970s to mentor emerging artists while her own practice continued to grow. more

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Many different words have been used to describe the paintings and drawings of Duncan Regehr — figurative, representational, theatrical, and work that bends perspectives and stretches space. more

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Campbell’s Republic Gallery exhibition focuses on his photo-based practice, though he also works in the inter-media and sculpture fields. more

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“I’m interested in history and how the landscape works into that and technology and nature, how we experience nature through technology,” says Schlatter. more

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As with many large-scale installation pieces, Marie- Josée Laframboise’s mixed-media sculptures must change somewhat to fit diverse gallery spaces. more

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