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Summer 2011 issue

Summer 2011 Cover

Galleries West

Vol 10 No 2

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Born in 1939 in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, Robert Sinclair hails from a generation of artists who, with the western landscape in mind, sought to bring fresh new perspectives. more

May 15, 2011 11:11 PM EXHIBITIONS

Collaboration among artists can yield surprising and interesting results, particularly if the artists have different aesthetics or work in different matters and mediums. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Kristin Bjornerud’s aim is “to create paintings that are short stories, personal narratives told through the lens of folktales, dreams, and magical realism.” more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Two exquisitely paired exhibitions currently on view at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) in Calgary. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Rande Cook’s summer exhibition, eight carved panels, is inspired by a previous exhibition of his paintings called "Innovative Visions of the Formline." more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

For western cities without much history to draw on, there’s been a trend to celebrate more recent histories, in art, architecture, design, and culture. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Brenda Joy Lem pulls together the fragmentary nature of the immigrant experience in Canada in her new exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery through June 12. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

The Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam teams up this summer with the Simon Fraser University Gallery in Burnaby for a retrospective of paintings by British Columbia artist Robert Young, the first survey exhibition of his work in 20 years. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Fueled by her own unstoppable imagination, Shary Boyle’s work shatters life into visually stunning narrative shards, breaking down hierarchies between humans and animals, men and women. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Unseen Silkscreens is a unique historical collection of prints initiated by the Sampson-Matthews graphic arts company in the midst of war. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS 1 Comments

Sarah Anne Johnson and Lorraine Gilbert began exploring art and photography in different decades, but the environmental undercurrents in both their practices are now merging in a timely exhibition called Global Nature. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

"Pretty Uglies," the name of one of 16 installations in Natalie Purschwitz and Kelly Lycan’s exhibition at Centre A, could just have easily served as the name for the whole show. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

As Canada begins its withdrawal from active duty in Afghanistan, it is an appropriate time to look back at our involvement and impact over the past ten years. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

In smaller cities, art galleries are flying the flag for culture in challenging times. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM , BLOGS & BUZZ

IN MY OPINION: In the early ‘50s Winnipeg Abstraction ruled the roost!

In the early ‘50s, between the Automatistes and Painters 11, Winnipeg Abstraction ruled the roost! more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM In My Opinion 1 Comments

Dan Donaldson’s fanciful large-scale portraits have their basis in real Life — Life Magazine, that 20th-century compendium of everything that ever happened in the world. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Megan Dulcie Dill’s mixed media paintings celebrate the life cycles of salmon, each work taking up to two years to complete. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

Photoshop and its relationship to Fine Art has been contentious for some time. The general sentiment around Photoshop art is that it is either gimmicky, niche or confined to the more commercial-friendly graphic design realm. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Walter J. Phillips may be the penultimate chronicler of early 20th century western Canada. more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM EXHIBITIONS

Toronto-based artist Barbara Astman explores the commodification of iconic revolutionary Che Guevara in a new exhibition in one of Canada’s most politically conservative cities. At the Kelowna Art Gallery, Astman creates a faux gift shop stocked with more

Apr 30, 2011 12:00 AM PREVIEWS

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