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Summer 2012 issue

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Galleries West

Vol 11 No 2    ISSN No. 1703-2806

Editor: Jill Sawyer

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Some years ago on a trip to France, Vancouver artist Marian Penner Bancroft wrote notes to herself about taking photographs in “the spiral of Paris,” as she described the city. more

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In vibrantly coloured biomorphic paintings at the Republic Gallery, Ryan Peter reconsiders the legacy of Modernism. He seems particularly drawn to Surrealism for its evocation of the fantastic and rejection of the rational. more

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With new work this summer in Calgary and Massachusetts, John Will is making very much ado about Nothing. more

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More than 100 years after gaining widespread popularity, Western-themed painting and sculpture is still riding tall. more

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Curator Jennifer Cane has pulled together a selection of work by young Canadian and American artists, many with ties to the north, that collectively presents a fever-dream of creative imaginings. more

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For an artist who painted popular scenes of the Canadian west for more than 40 years, for much of that time making a living solely by selling art, it’s incredible that there has never been a solo retrospective show. more

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Yvette Moore opened her namesake gallery and studio in 1999, in the now 100-year-old Land Titles building in historic downtown Moose Jaw. more

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A good example of an artist who is attracting the interest of the young adventurous collector is Linda Wilder, one of the most intuitive and aggressive painters Wendy Wacko has discovered in a long time. more

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Doug Cranmer

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Northwest coast carver and artist Doug Cranmer shunned the limelight in his lifetime, but now a retrospective exhibition at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology shines a bright light on a collection of his works known as indigenous modern. more

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“I’m beginning to think so much of what I do concerns memory,” says curator J. J. Kegan McFadden, director of Platform Centre for Photographic + Digital Arts in Winnipeg. more

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Sean William Randall’s city-scapes invoke our innate memory of place — walking downtown in the rain, sleepless, staring out into tiny worlds across the darkness, hanging out by the empty Dairy Queen. more

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Peter Robertson recommends looking for an artist with a proven track record. He often proposes David Alexander from his stable of artists for this very reason. more

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Charles Carson is Arseneau’s pick for collectors. Carson is venerated in Colombia where he spent his early years as a painter and in France where his paintings are highly sought after. more

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Douglas Fisher’s beautiful West Coast-themed wood sculptures are one of their recommendations for new collectors. more

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Steven Goring is Kostuik’s choice for someone starting a collection today. He has been exhibiting at her gallery in solo and group exhibitions for almost 10 years. She first discovered his work at the Sooke Fine Arts Fair in 2003. more

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The artist Bigoudi (professional name of Pascale Ouellet) is one Patti Dibski often recommends to collectors. Her large format encaustic paintings with themes of animals or the human figure, are dramatic, fun and serious at the same time. more

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In the western art historical tradition, there are many ways to read a painting, including a language of symbols embedded in naturalistic representation. more

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Rare, hand-drawn dolls created by a young Sylvia Plath are featured in Paper Doll. more

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With a financial pinch on projects after the Olympics, Vancouver’s Public Art program is at a crucial crossroads. more

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