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The Front Gallery

On 16 November of 2017, Winnipeg Artist R.F.M McInnis was elected to the College of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. more

NEWS

Major headlines have gone to the recent opening of Emily Carr University of Art and Design at its new location and anticipation of the Remai Modern's opening on Oct. 21, but lots more is happening. more

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Alberta artist Paddy Lamb studied history at Trinity College in Dublin as a young man, and his love of the past has never left him. more

STORIES

When Vancouver artist Lesley Finlayson was offered a show at the Front Gallery in Edmonton, she decided to do a new body of work about the North Saskatchewan River. more

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Maps and shifting civic identities fascinate German-born artist Ira Hoffecker. Cities are in constant flux, with construction and reconstruction, decay and renewal. more

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RFM McInnis "The Demise of Seventeenth Avenue" (detail) 1979

Collection of Glenbow

Painted from life, one figure at a time, it depicted 60 of the noted artists, dealers, framers, and patrons of the time, in multiple panels totaling 12 metres. more

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For the last 15 years, Kari Duke has focused on back alleys in the post-war neighborhoods around her Edmonton home, fascinated by the passage of time and the play of light. more

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Sculptor Blake Ward is featured in the first show at the Front Gallery’s new venue in Edmonton. more

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Steve Coffey’s paintings of the prairies around his home in the town of Vulcan in southern Alberta feature such vast and colourful skies they are almost an otherworldly final frontier worthy of the starship Enterprise. more

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"Suite #3: Spin, Drift, Pool, Settle"

Verna Vogel

Verna Vogel, who is showing with fellow Calgary artist Amy Dryer, incorporates sewing into her art, stitching bits of burlap and other fabric into paintings that respond to the urban environment. more

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Children’s drawings have influenced the direction of Tony Baker’s work over the last few years. more

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Gregorie Barber, owner of the Front Gallery in Edmonton, sees a trend among collectors toward more contemporary work: younger people are looking for “…edgy work, with fresh, bold colours, making strong statements, not what they grew up with." more

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Not often does an artist release a CD and launch an exhibition at the same time. But Steve Coffey’s paintings and songs spring from the same inspiration – the glorious, spacious prairies. more

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If you discover Kari Duke skulking down your alley or peering over your backyard fence, don’t jump to conclusions. She’s not snooping, she’s researching. more

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In a nutshell, the formally-trained painter (boasting a impressively high level of technical ability) gives himself the freedom to pick and choose in an extreme fashion what artistic tools best work for any given image. more

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The figurative paintings of Edmonton artist Doug Jamha are ultimately about contrasts. more

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Watercolourist Joanna Moore delights in the beauty to be found in the urban landscape, particularly in the back lanes of residential neighbourhoods. more

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