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Summer 2011 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 10 No 2    ISSN No. 1703-2806

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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"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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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