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Wilf Perreault, Guiding Light, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 182.8 x 305.3 cm. Collection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery, purchased with funds donated by the Barootes family in honour of Betty Barootes.
WILF PERREAULT IN THE ALLEY
DANS LA RUELLE
September 27, 2014 – January 4, 2015
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Opening Reception September 26, 2014, 7:30 pm
Vernissage 26 septembre 2014, 19h30
Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery and presented by Greystone Managed Investments, this project has been made possible through a contribution from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage. Generously supported by Donald & Claire Kramer. Promotional design by Brown Communications Group.
Organisé par la Mackenzie Art Gallery et présenté par Greystone Managed Investments, le projet a pu être réalisé grâce au Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien et au généreux soutien de Donald et Claire Kramer. Design promotionnel par Brown Communications Group.
C O N T E N T S Fall/Winter 2014 Vol. 13 No. 3
The Banff Centre nurtures a new generation of artists
By Steven Ross Smith
The art of war (and peace)
Reviews Mary Pratt .................................. 22 Jeanette Johns ............................ 23 Kelly Johner ................................ 23 Richard Watts ............................ 24 Contemporary Drawings ............ 24 Myfanwy MacLeod ..................... 26 Colin Zipp .................................. 26
Today’s war artists use different media than their predecessors, but are they so very different? By Paul Gessell
Take Them Home Amelia Alcock-White .................. 29 Samantha Walrod ....................... 29 Marc Courtemanche ................... 30 Jamie Evrard ............................... 30 Inga Torfadóttir .......................... 31
Kim Dorland looks home A new show at Contemporary Calgary takes Kim Dorland back to his Alberta roots. By Murray Whyte
Feature Previews Douglas Walker .......................... 16 Sheila Butler ............................... 18 Rodney Graham ......................... 20
Change is in the air – again – at Canada’s most scenic arts incubator and performance hub.
News and events; art books; Jeffrey Spalding.
Collectors hesitatant at major spring sales.
Bill Anderson; Came to tell something (Gina suuda tl’l xasii); Eli Bornowsky; Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection; Antonia Hirsch; Min Ma; Inuit prints; Angela Leach; Medrie MacPhee; Verna Vogel and Amy Dryer; Alison Hiltner; Amalie Atkins: Shyra De Souza; Martin Tagseth; Karlie King; Biliana Velkova; Willow Rector; William Eakin; Ursula Johnson, Tanya Lukin-Linklater and Julie Nagam; Joyce Majiski.
Calgary’s Loch Gallery discovers an unusual painting by Illingworth Kerr. By Portia Priegert
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â€œWhy is it so hard? Why are so many talented artists exhausted and broke?â€? Those provocative questions came via social media as I was dismantling my studio, a rare affordable space that's threatened by development. Pruning my work â€“ is making art ultimately just a storage problem? â€“ prompted me to ponder another key question: Why do artists persist? I clicked on the link, which led to Making Your Life as an Artist, a digital text available via free download. The author, Andrew Simonet, is a choreographer, not a visual artist, but he offers much thatâ€™s germane to all disciplines â€“ advice about sustaining creativity while paying the bills and finding support through community, for instance, as well as coping with the perils of perfectionism, procrastination and self-sabotage. An insight from him: â€œArtists are the only people who contribute new knowledge to the cultural realm. Others can refine, popularize or synthesize our research, but we discover new cultural information. That is a sacred responsibility.â€? This issue of Galleries West explores that sacred task in articles by two leading arts journalists. Paul Gessell considers how artists respond to the terrible costs of armed conflict, while Murray Whyte profiles Kim Dorland, an Alberta-born painter who's attracting national attention. (Whyte, by the way, is nominated for a Western Magazine Award for his review of Lost in the Memory Palace, the Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller exhibition, in our Fall/Winter 2013 issue.) Another feature considers how the Banff Centre nurtures artists. Steven Ross Smith, a poet and former administrator at the centre, offers his insight into artists who persist in expanding the possibilities of their disciplines. â€œChange jars complacency, creating simultaneous excitement and uncertainty," Smith writes. "This charged space is the territory that artists work in, at once familiar but uncomfortable. It is this conundrum that creates art. Successful artists learn to live with the buzz and the blues, not letting doubt or fear bring them to a full stop.â€? We're curious what else motivates artists to keep working. If you'd like to share your thoughts, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Kim Dorland Trampoline, 2007 Oil and acrylic on canvas over wood panel, 48” x 60”
NEWS IN THE VISUAL ARTS Winnipeg’s new human rights museum to promote respect and dialogue
Artist Kara Sievewright on the Chilkoot Trail
he new Canadian Museum for Human Rights looks almost like something from a sci-fi movie with its undulating glass-wrapped base topped by a 23-storey pinnacle, the so-called Tower of Hope. This futuristic glass and limestone structure, designed by American architect Antoine Predock in response to the Canadian landscape, rises from The Forks – a historic site at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in central Winnipeg. The location has tremendous symbolic heft. Located on Treaty One land, it was a traditional indigenous trading spot and was also significant in the Métis uprising led by Louis Riel almost 150 years ago. The museum, which opens Sept. 20, has a price tag of some $350 million – including $100 million from the federal government – and a mandate to enhance understandings of human rights, 10 Galleries West
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Two views of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Its first temporary exhibit will be about peace, including personal stories from Canadians.
promote respect for others, and encourage reflection and dialogue. With a total area of 260,000 square feet, the museum relies heavily on multimedia, with immersive theatres and interactive digital displays. Exhibits include more than 100 hours of video, four feature films, two soundscapes and 18 mixed-media story niches, as well as some 250 artifacts and works of art. The largest of 11 themed galleries looks at Canadian issues, such as French-language rights and the Chinese head tax. Aboriginal rights are explored in a space that includes a circular theatre used for storytelling and performances. Other galleries focus on the Holocaust and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Displays about atrocities in Ukraine, Armenia, Rwanda and Bosnia are also featured. www.gallerieswest.ca
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Two public galleries celebrate landmark anniversaries Two public galleries are mounting special exhibitions this year to celebrate milestone anniversaries – the Art Gallery of Alberta turns 90, while the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon is 50. In Edmonton, 90 x 90: Celebrating Art in Alberta, features 90 Alberta artists with works spanning 1924 to 2014. The show is presented in two parts. The first wraps up Sept. 15 and the second runs Oct. 24 to Jan. 4. Meanwhile, the Mendel celebrates its anniversary with a major show chosen from its permanent collection. The collection, established in 1965 when the Fred Mendel family donated 13 works by the Group of Seven and its contemporaries, now numbers nearly 7,600 pieces. The show opens Sept. 27 and continues to Jan. 4. Alberta artists chosen for next year’s biennial in Edmonton The Art Gallery of Alberta has chosen 42 artists for Future Station, next year’s instalment of the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. The show, which runs Jan. 24 to May 3, derives its title from an unused transit platform under This untitled Lawren Harris oil painting is part of the Mendel Art Gallery’s 50th anniversary show.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery will exhibit Hermes, a marble statue from the 2nd century AD.
Edmonton’s downtown core. Themes include psychology as a creative methodology and detritus as a working material. “Alberta seeps into your lexicon as an artist and manifests in the work,” says curator Kristy Trinier. Artists include Christian Bök, Brenda Draney, Sarah Fuller, Tyler Los-Jones, Wil Murray, Scott Rogers and Adam Waldron-Blain. Greek and Roman antiquities come to Winnipeg Art Gallery A major show of Greek and Roman gods and goddesses – Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin – will open at
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J.B. Taylor was an accomplished realist painter as demonstrated by mountain scenes from what author Adriana A. Davies calls Taylor’s sublime period. But around 1958, Taylor started to transition to abstraction, and these later works capture not just the visual appearance of the Rockies, but also a stronger sense of their power. Taylor began to gouge and scrape his canvases as he discovered the role that texture could play in evoking rugged vistas. “I believe that this freed him from his earlier representational work,” Davies writes, “and enabled him to see not only the surface of things but also a deeper spirituality suggested by the age of the rocks, glaciers, and icefields that he painted.” Taylor, in the final decade of his life, painted gripping images of glaciers, including Columbia #II, chosen for the book’s cover. Working by then in acrylics, he created a work composed of a large off-white base topped by a narrow band of deep blue from which an ice wall glows with ethereal light. It captures both the scale of the landscape and the scope of geological history. “Climbing among the glaciers, you become aware of time,” Taylor wrote before his death in 1970. This is the first book to focus on Taylor, who taught at the University of Alberta for many years.
the Winnipeg Art Gallery in April. The first major exhibition of classical antiquities in the city in 50 years, it will feature Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Poseidon, Zeus and other figures dating from the 5th century BC to the 2nd century AD. The gallery is one of only two North American venues to present the work as part of a partnership with the Staatliche Museen zu
Berlin (Berlin State Museums), which has one of the world’s finest collections of ancient art. The last major exhibition of classical antiquities at the Winnipeg gallery was The Treasures of Tutankhamun in 1964. A view of Land Reform(ed), the first show at the Canada Council’s new exhibition space at its offices in downtown Ottawa.
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Golriz Rezvani, Melancholy
Dana Roman, Prague Cathedral Dawn Heinemeyer, Cherry Picking
Winnie Ho, MOI 1
David Harrison, Deconstructed Graffiti: Emma Lake Fairy Island Series
From Realism to Abstraction: The Art of J.B. Taylor, Adriana A. Davies, University of Calgary Press
Pat Martin Bates: Balancing on a Thread, Patricia Bovey, Frontenac House “I can’t remember a time when I did not have a pencil or crayon in my hand,” says Pat Martin Bates. “Whenever anything bothered me I could always turn inward to my art.” The opening quotation of this 192-page hardcover book by Patricia Bovey, director emeritus of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, introduces a charismatic and flamboyant artist, an alchemist who has brought together diverse ideas about art, history, mythology and spirituality during a career spanning more than 50 years. The first printmaker to teach at the University of Victoria, PMB, as she is known to friends, is respected internationally for work that incorporates symbolism from various cultures, whether Greek mythology or the 13th-century Sufic poet Rumi. Light is a frequent element in her work, including the light boxes she used to display pierced prints, and Plexiglas sculptures that explore astronomical phenomena. “Steadfast in her individual visual vocabulary and principles, she has eschewed the shifting trends and fashions,” writes Bovey. “She has imbued her communities with art, high spirits and mystery.” Born in Saint John, N.B., Bates studied art in Belgium, and was active in the community, serving on several national boards, including the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She retired from university teaching in 1992, but continues to work in her studio.
Olympus, which runs to March 2016, will display some 160 works, including jewelry, bronze statuettes, terracotta vases and marble statues. Canada Council opens new exhibition space in Ottawa The Canada Council for the Arts has opened Âjagemô, an exhibition space at its new offices in downtown Ottawa. Âjagemô, an Algonquin word signifying crossroads, will feature work from the council’s Art Bank collection. Its inaugural show is Land Reform(ed), which explores human relationships to the environment. It features work by 13 artists, including Kim Adams and Carol Wainio, who received Governor General’s awards earlier this year. www.gallerieswest.ca
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The show, curated by Stanzie Tooth, a Master’s student at the University of Ottawa, continues to Oct. 31. Second time around for Calgary’s Nuit Blanche Calgary holds its second Nuit Blanche – a free outdoor evening of contemporary art in public spaces – on Sept. 20. This year’s event features 10 time-based performance events. Artists include Diane Borsato, a Toronto-based intermedia artist; former Calgarian Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay; Winnipeg-based artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan; and Sarah Smalik, a Calgary-based intermedia artist. Nuit Blanche was first held in Calgary in 2012. Continued on page 15
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IN MY OPINION Canada needs more art patrons to come to the fore
By Jeffrey Spalding
ike many regular folk, work pressures and impecuniosity recently pinned me at home, so my first-hand art experiences were restricted to Calgary. I won’t excessively lament because we did see some fine things this past season. Yet, comparatively, the art world beyond our doorstep seems awash with extraordinary, unprecedented activity and seismic shifts: escalating numbers of art fairs, biennials and commercial gallery projects of astonishing proportions. By comparison, Western Canada seems out of the loop. The massive Jeff Koons retrospective at New York’s Whitney Museum gives “astonishing proportions” a whole new meaning. Leading critics wildly disagree about the lasting value of his output. Yet, there’s no denying that Koons is a media phenomenon. The scale of his gestures cannot be ignored: playful, irreverent, spunky and hip, his work is physically commanding, imposing and energized. He’s already ensconced in contemporary art historical tomes. A Koons sculpture recently sold for almost $60 million, the highest price paid for a living artist. Do the math on the shipping and insurance costs of 100 such works; it would cripple most art museums. It requires a breathtaking scale of money to participate at this level. Quite simply, it’s unthinkable without generous patrons. Not surprisingly, the Whitney lavished praise on Larry Gagosian, the show’s major sponsor, and, not incidentally, the owner of one of the galleries that represents Koons. We all should thank him. However, there were grumblings. Some worried about the conflation of international art and commerce, and the power of the patron to determine what we see. True enough, if retail values rank in the mega-millions, a little promotional money for a major exhibition won’t hurt future returns for the artist, the dealer and collectors. Purportedly, Steve Wynn, a Koons collector, acquired a Koons sculpture for about $35 million and is currently offering it for resale, seeking a record price, perhaps exceeding $60 million; not a bad return on investment, if he lands the sale. Does commerce axiomatically compromise integrity? We’d better hope not or we’ll see much less of consequence. But maybe it’s not an ethical question. Maybe it’s the prices that buckle the knees. In Canada, it’s like we’re living in a parallel universe. We have many gracious patrons, yet at this colossal scale, shows of this magnitude will be rare. Here, a modest contribution of $5,000 can be a game changer for the prospects of hosting an exhibition. At the same time, wonderful, powerful, meaningful work by accomplished and acknowledged artists can be acquired for under $10,000. Yet the work languishes, awaiting buyers. Meanwhile, we witness south of the border (and worldwide) a totally unfathomable scale of prices. A minimum ante of $1 million will buy you a modest work by a known ‘listed’ contemporary artist, but unimaginably,
upwards of $2 million is more prevalent as the starting point. Canadian art museums have been starved over decades, and it appears we’ll continue to be challenged to stay abreast of current world developments, either by acquisition or exhibition. If our museums are not up to the challenge, who will provide the service? When I was growing up, I could go to the David Mirvish Gallery, which operated in Toronto from 1963 to 1978, back when $10,000 was a substantial sum. Mirvish had the money and his commercial gallery acted as a public temple. He served Canada by showing the most astonishing art of those days, the then-emerging powerhouses of modernist formalism such as Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, Jules Olitski, Robert Motherwell, Jack Bush, Anthony Caro and Larry Poons. The presentations matched, if not surpassed, the quality of other exhibitions in the western world. Excellent pieces were displayed because Mirvish was renowned as an astute collector of exquisite work. There would be no point in sending him feeble second-tier material. Over the years, other private patrons have also supported new generations of art: for instance, Toronto’s Ydessa Hendeles, and a number of others, notably in Montreal. Like Gagosian and Mirvish, these collectors made significant personal acquisitions that garnered borrowing clout; we, the art public, were the fortunate beneficiaries. It’s encouraging the TrépanierBaer Gallery in Calgary recently presented a marvellous exhibition of historical First Nations ledger drawings that would be the envy of any art museum. I suspect public museums could not have gathered the resources. As well, Barbara Edwards Contemporary, a welcome addition to the Calgary mix, is interjecting a number of international luminaries. In Western Canada, we see commendable patronage, such as the Remai’s infusion into Saskatoon’s new public gallery, and the emergence of private museums: Calgary’s Esker Foundation has marked its second year; the Rennie continues in Vancouver; and the Audain opens soon in Whistler, B.C. Michael Audain remains an exemplary supporter of the Vancouver Art Gallery even while he builds his own art museum for his superb collection. Thank you, thank you. Is there someone else today who might deliver for us the equivalent of what Mirvish or Gagosian accomplished? Is anyone poised to seize the moment? Is connoisseurship alive? Will some new combination of private patronage, aspiring commercial galleries and progressive museums bring us in closer touch with current world art? Or is our future foreseen by the Bare Naked Ladies? If I had a million dollars, we wouldn’t have to eat Kraft Dinner, but we would eat Kraft Dinner, of course we would, we’d just eat more.
“In Canada, it’s like we’re living in a parallel universe.”
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Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, a curator and a member of the Order of Canada. He has worked as a museum director and is past-president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. www.gallerieswest.ca
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In Celebration of Women’s Art, featuring Amik(waa) by Caroline Monnet presented by Video Pool
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Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, Rozinante, 2013, fir veneer and resin, 3.5’ x 15’ x 3.5’
October 3 - 25 Diana Thorneycroft and Michael Boss Evan Lee, Phoropter, 2012,
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Sobey short list features notable Western artists The Sobey Art Award short list includes several Western Canadians – Vancouver’s Evan Lee, as well as Winnipeg’s Neil Farber and Michael Dumontier. Three other artists – Ontario’s Chris Curreri, Quebec’s Nadia Myre, and Graeme Patterson, originally from Saskatoon, but now based in Sackville, N.B., are also on the list. A show of their work opens at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Nov. 1. The winner, who receives $50,000, will be announced on Nov. 19.
Passings ■ Robert Genn has lost his battle with cancer. Shows of his paintings will open Oct. 25 at Canada House Gallery in Banff, Mayberry Gallery in Toronto, and two B.C. spaces, the White Rock Gallery and Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna.
And the winner is … ■ Robert Archambeau is the 10th recipient of the Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction. The $30,000 prize from the Manitoba Arts Council recognizes Archambeau’s achievements as a potter and ceramic artist. ■ Alberta artist Brenda Draney has won the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize, valued at $10,000. ■ Shaira (S.D.) Holman, a photobased artist, has received a YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her work as founder and artistic
■ John Chalke, a longtime Alberta educator and ceramic artist has died at 73. Chalke received the Governor General’s award.
October 22 - 26 Visit us at the Toronto International Art Fair
November 7 - 29 Bette Woodland Robert Genn, who died recently, paints in Yoho National Park.
People on the move ■ Alexandra Montgomery, a former executive director of Toronto’s Gardiner Museum, is now CEO of the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver. ■ Curators Helen Delacretaz and Paul Butler are leaving the Winnipeg Art Gallery — Delacretaz for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, and Butler to devote time to his art practice.
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DOUGLAS WALKER ALBERTA: Other Worlds, Sept. 11 to Oct. 23, University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
A-753, 2011, oil on paper,
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Call him Douglas. And while his great blue-and-white whale won’t tip the scales on Moby Dick, at 43 feet in length it captures something of the cetacean’s behemoth proportions. The whale is part of Toronto-based Douglas Walker’s show, Other Worlds, which also includes a tsunami-like wave that calls to mind Hokusai’s famous woodblock print, and a swirling full moon both eerie and familiar. Walker’s work catches the eye, in part due to its scale, but also because its evocation of antique porcelain overcomes any expected notions about oil painting, making it otherworldly not only in subject but also in its material qualities. Walker painted the whale on wallpaper-like strips of paper that are installed in modular units to create the larger image. His remarkable effects come from a subtractive process in which he creates an image in white waterbased paint on top of a wet background of blue oil. Oil and water don’t mix, of course, so he is later able to scrub off some paint, allowing the white of the paper to re-emerge in some areas while creating enchanting crackling effects in others. There’s a certain craft to Walker’s approach – he designed these pieces so they could be folded and shipped inexpensively in small boxes – a practical bent also reflected in his taxonomic style of titling works with a letterand-number code. His moon, for instance, is identified simply as A-789. But Walker also has a deep interest in the workings of the subconscious mind and says he chose his subject matter intuitively while thinking about ancient archeological sites and the qualities that make us human. “At the very core of our being, the things that shape our consciousness are very basic, very old and very large,” he says. Underlying grids operate in appealing contrast to the organic qualities of the paintings, which hold a yearning tactility. The whale’s body, for instance, is a forest of dense branches punctuated with circular forms that suggest the weathered textures of the sea, calling to mind bleached nets, undulating seaweed and the scrape of barnacles, visual cues that tweak at the body’s memories of swimming in the ocean. And, of course, there’s the colour – all that profound blue – and the way small wrinkles in the paper reflect light, seemingly opening the depths beneath the splash and tickle of foam and froth. Walker, who was born in Brockville, Ont., graduated in 1981 from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. He has shown at major galleries – internationally at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and the Dia Art Foundation in New York, and closer to home at the Power Plant and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. – Portia Priegert
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MANITOBA: … on a continuous roll (part one), Sept. 5 to Oct. 17, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg
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When viewing the early prints of Sheila Butler, it’s easy to see her love for a swimmer’s choreography. Dive, for example, describes the fluid motion of figures moving through water. Legs are distorted into rippling shapes while arms are layered in greens, oranges and browns. The figures almost undulate, a feat given the relative flatness of silkscreen. In the collection of prints that make up the first part of the former Winnipegger’s retrospective, there are pieces from many major bodies of work. Besides the early swimming figures, there are camping figures, bedroom figures, and a later series that uses a graphic-novel style of fragmented narrative. The retrospective’s second part, slated for the School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba in early 2015, will focus on her paintings. Butler, who now lives in Toronto, began maturing as an artist at the same time modernist abstraction was becoming dominant. Figurative work was well on its way into exile. In a 1985 interview with art critic Robert Enright, Butler said she had learned a great deal about the language of paint from abstract artists, but preferred to explore ideas related to the body. And, she had discovered early on that she didn’t want to describe specifics like clothing or furniture. The swimming theme afforded her every possibility. “You know,” she said at the time, “anything was believable in the water medium.” Butler is also interested in what lies beyond choreography. Her work frequently mines the subconscious. The etching Nike, for instance, describes the winged goddess poised for takeoff. She is bold, wreathed in an aura of assertive lines. Behind her looms a second weightless head, suggesting another plane of awareness. In Tent, a primordial power takes the form of a red mask while a small figure stands in a triangle of light: A camper confronts his fear of wilderness. But the camper represents us as well, when we encounter the further, murky places of our own psyches. It’s not a far reach to say Butler’s work from the 1970s has much in common with Canadian literary criticism of the same period. Like Margaret Atwood, she embraces the associations of archetypal myth. Water and wilderness refuse to act as singular symbols, instead becoming spacious metaphors. The middle swimmer in Dive wears a totem-like mask, suggesting pools are places where historical strata can merge with the present. And, as in Atwood’s poetry, something feels vaguely threatening. The boundaries between the conscious and subconscious mind seem dangerously thin. Talking about her print-based work, Butler articulates this layered approach. “I feel that my pictures refer to memory and imagination, and also refer to something that I actually stood and looked at yesterday, all simultaneously pictorial.” – Sarah Swan
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Gallery insiders were calling it The Season of Rodney even a year ago, when plans for a trio of solo Rodney Graham exhibitions were just shaping up. Now, with the last two of those exhibitions, the effect is a gift of perspective – we see the true breadth of Graham’s work and the constancy of his wandering. Graham is best known for upside-down photographs of trees (they recall the history of the camera obscura and also the mechanics of the human eye, which delivers upside-down images to the brain). Those images are so iconic, in fact, that they’ve been reproduced on Canadian stamps. But these shows invite us to move beyond that icon. The grandiosity of the endeavour became possible thanks to the Rennie Collection, which has amassed more than 40 Graham works over the last 14 years (some of those works contain dozens of individual pieces). “I originally just thought we’d buy eight upside-down oak trees,” Rennie says. “We said that was it, but here we are.” The Rennie Collection’s own exhibition at the Wing Sang building delivers a motley crew: light boxes, video work, paintings and installations are on display, including a stunning, 39-foot-high wall of modernist paintings, complete with ladder. The Belkin Gallery at UBC, meanwhile, presented (along with other works) their coveted Vexation Island film, in which Graham plays a castaway on a desert island, forever thwarted in his existentialist (and comical) desire to pluck a coconut. This was Graham’s submission for the 1997 Venice Biennale and, in the opinion of many, it made his career. The final piece of the exhibition puzzle, in the Charles H. Scott Gallery at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, creates a meta-experience: new paintings by Graham hang alongside paintings that were used as props in earlier photo works. (For example: in the photo triptych The Gifted Amateur (on exhibit at the Rennie Collection show) an artist (played by Graham) is making an abstract painting in the den of a modernist home – that “prop” gets upgraded to gallery status at the Scott show. Gallery-goers have an opportunity, then, to travel the expanse (and twisting tracks) of an extraordinary career. By hopping through three galleries, visitors can see how Graham constantly leaves his comfort zone and interrogates the role of “artist” itself. After the tree photographs, for example, he became known for elaborately choreographed scenes in which he depicted himself as “somewhat losers” (the words of American conceptual artist Dan Graham, no relation). And then there was the time he lobbed potatoes at a gong for a live audience … Anyone who knows Graham shouldn’t be surprised by the scope of all this, of course. He’s a consummate researcher, voraciously hunting down new ideas and new references. The last time I saw him at his studio he had just completed a masterful quartet of light boxes called Four Seasons, wherein he plays four men taking smoke breaks: “No more light boxes,” he said. “I need to move on. I just don’t know where.” —Michael Harris www.gallerieswest.ca
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Mary Pratt, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, May 17 to Aug. 24
Mary Pratt, Supper Table, 1969, oil on canvas, 24’’ x 36’’
Mary Pratt occupies a unique and agitating position within the stillforming canon of Canadian contemporary art. Pratt’s 50-year career as a photorealist painter is widely celebrated, and her achievements as a postwar, East Coast artist are all the more distinguished for the various “unlikelihoods” she’s overcome. She’ll tell you these very distinctions have provided her the “stuff of life,” in fact. But because categorical imperatives continue to circle the artist, and fail to land, the nagging issue of how to position Pratt persists. She remains invitingly implacable. Some of this resistance is born in the work itself. Superficially, Pratt frames a domesticated life. However, her paintings swell with dark matter. Touching on this in the catalogue, critic Sarah Milroy writes, “sifting through the images, I notice how often her work depicts objects wrapped or unwrapped, or things being opened up.” Milroy enumerates the fish fillets spilled out over their peel of foil; the wrinkled nightdress hanging loose around taut flesh (the girl is “naked, not nude”); a flayed moose carcass trussed to the back of a truck. Most searing, and perhaps most complicating, is Pratt’s depiction of six broken eggshells in their open carton. She realized only after the picture’s completion that it was likely informed by the miscarriage of her full-term son, and the death of his day-old twin. She still appears surprised by this simple revelation. Hardened sorrows can be attributed to a certain East Coast mentality, of course, but Pratt – perhaps despite herself – has long managed to present her privations under the hard light of day. For instance, a repeated focus on Donna – her longtime model, often photographed by
her first husband, painter Christopher Pratt – is typically rendered without emotion. But Pratt’s singular image of her daughter Barby, who sits by a window on her wedding day in a homemade dress, disturbs this cool touch. You can count the mottles on her nervous cheek. Her eyes betray a heart-rending apprehension. It’s a profoundly sad picture, and Pratt’s finest. Despite her subject moving forward, the picture circles loss. An important survey of Pratt’s origins, mastery and chief subjects, this show features her best-achieved and most-patterned subjects (colour-saturated still lifes, challenging nudes and coolly regarded landscapes). It also suggests a momentum that exaggerates the realization of hard truths. At both the MacKenzie and McMichael iterations, the directing hand (of emerging curator Mireille Eagan and co-curators Caroline Stone and Sarah Fillmore) leaves a heavy imprint. Pratt’s still lifes, for instance, suffer from a salon-style hang, both cloistered and stacked (at the McMichael they were even cordoned off, protected against the close inspection the work clearly invites, while a neighbouring room presented only a scant few canvases that featured Christmas fires and laundry burning on the line). It isn’t clear to me that Pratt distinguishes between the immobility of her still-life subjects and the torridness of these flames. Each is captured and contained, after all, by her careful brush and frame. With the exception of Barby in the Dress She Made for Herself, Pratt’s subject stays the same: the stuff of life is deeply felt, she says, and pictured plain. – Sky Goodden
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COLLECTION OF MARY PRATT
CRITICAL ANALYSIS FROM THE WEST
REVIEWS Jeanette Johns, Looking for Length, Ace Art Inc., Winnipeg, April 17 to May 23
Graphs are an artful solution to complex sets of data. They are visually elegant; one horizontal and one vertical axis meet to contain an erratic line of points. Perhaps it’s for this reason that Winnipeg artist Jeanette Johns uses graphs, maps and other spatial diagrams in her work. This, and the fact that diagrams say a lot about human nature and our need to categorize everything. But what’s most compelling about Johns’ show, Looking for Length, is that the work can be read as an attempt to measure the infinite. In recent years, Johns has focused on bridging the distance between the empirical intentions of data and our actual, lived experience. Her depictions contain the same precision as those found in academic journals, yet they appear pensive, even wistful at times. Take, for example, Untitled (Perspective Drawing 03) and Untitled (Perspective Drawing 05). Both works are landscapes made up of watercolour clouds and elements from graphs or grids. And in both, the diagram’s straight lines seem to contradict all of that floating transience. The drawings are quiet, due to their delicate colouring and small size, but they have a unique emotional intelligence. Conversely, Considered Views are large screen and inkjet photographic prints of oceans and skies with instant appeal. Blue skies, after all, are uplifting. In Considered View 04, an airplane wing is subtly indicated, placing the viewer in the passenger seat. Considered View 02 contains a patchwork field, a horizon line and a wide-open sky – in short, everything that satisfies a prairie-dweller’s ethos. But as meridian or perspective lines cross portions of the works, they cease being easy-to-read seascapes or landscapes and instead become like aerial surveys. Whereas surveys are typically used to find and describe geographical features, these works are almost existential. They are attempts to locate the self in relation to vastness.
In Johns’ visual language, watercolour clouds, blue depths and precise diagrams add beauty to the search. Even so, her video pieces are decidedly more pessimistic. In Multi-stage Distance we become a passenger again. We hear a train chugging as trees and undergrowth become a blur of pinks and purples. But instead of travelling forward, we move back and forth on the same patch of land. Johns’ work is partly an academic exploration, yet it speaks more about what lies beyond our mental grasp. In this way, it has something in common with poetry, the kind that sweeps the reader up into something immense. But it is also refined, hemmed in, as it is, by fixed lines. – Sarah Swan Kelly Johner, Figuratively Farm, Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery, Stony Plain, Alta., April 25 to May 21
What’s home? For immigrants and the increasing number of people migrating within Canada in search of jobs, there’s no easy, visceral answer.
Jeannette Johns, Considered View 03, 2014, screenprint, inkjet print, 24.8” x 36.3” Kelly Johner, Figuratively Farm, 2014, installation view
Not so for emerging artist Kelly Johner. Her identification with the Prairies is nearly mythic. Johner grew up on a dairy farm just outside Edmonton and has raised horses and longhorn cattle in Sturgeon County for the last 34 years. Her family farm defines her: it’s her blood, her home and her artistic inspiration. For this show, Johner created an installation entirely out of farm materials. Walking on her land, she collected bale twine, burlap sacks, cowhide reins, nylon rope, deerskin lacing, beehive paper and the like. An avid rider, she also had a decade-old collection of saddle trees – the inside structures of saddles. It was this collection that gave her show a central theme. Stripped of leather and tipped vertically, saddle trees resemble female figures. She used these sensuous wooden armatures to create nine, life-sized, anthropomorphic figures, each with a distinct personality. For instance, For the Love of Bling is a flamboyant, glittery figure with more than 5,000 sequins studded over a Bowman saddle tree, along with an evening gown crocheted by Johner’s mother from 8,500 feet of royalblue bale twine. (The sequins refer to the family’s love of barrel racing, with its flashy decorations on horse and rider.) Across the gallery is a more sombre sister, Artemis of the West. Named for the Greek goddess of the hunt, she has an earthy, rotund body built from a weathered Roper saddle tree and laminated plywood rounds, both painstakingly wrapped in rope that’s arranged in sensuous, curvilinear patterns. Such labour-intensive attention to detail resonates. Johner’s cornuwww.gallerieswest.ca
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REVIEWS copia of scavenged materials could have descended into visual chaos. Instead, they are seamlessly integrated, transforming farm detritus into treasures worthy of the Guggenheim. The show’s symbolic narrative is less consistent. The voluptuous saddle as a metaphor for farm woman works well in lighter, more humorous works, such as The Belle of the Bale. But in poetic sculptures like Absence/Presence, created out of rusted barbed wire, the curvaceous saddle silhouette distracts. It reads more like a female cartoon caricature. Metaphorical quibbles aside, the striking feature of this show is its rural theme. Few installations – or many artworks at all – address country life with such thoughtful, deeply felt emotion. This show is a love poem to a way of life that’s disappearing. Johner’s neighbours are being bought out, their land slated for heavy industry. Although many are moving, Johner has stayed put. Sadly, it is her beloved home that is shifting irrevocably around her. – Agnieszka Matejko Alison Norlen, Edifice, 2006, coloured chalk and pastel over
Richard Watts, Three Seasons, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C., April 11 to July 13
watercolour wash on wove paper, 12’ x 18’
Richard Watts’ art exists at a strange confluence. The processes he uses break with traditional approaches to sculpture, yet his art is a call to reconnect to the tactile world, to nature and to an increasingly threatened ecosystem. For years, Watts has worked with this paradigm, drawing on nature as a source, and reinventing the traces of nature and the vestiges of abandoned boats, a metaphor for our great human journey. We sense this ongoing transformation, and something of humanity’s nomadic spirit, in his work. Watts is as much performance artist as dialectical practitioner of ecological processes. He goes outside to select the elements he will work with, whether in forests, or from an old building or boat. The choice is a necessity for Watts, for our world and what art is, or can be, has changed dramatically. As he says: “I believe, in North America, we are now in a post-historical period.” That post-historical world seeks to remove the traces of context, of accumulated time and history. For him, nature provides continuity, context and a history that parallels our own. This process relies on intuition sensing out sources for the art. On the palace grounds at Versailles, Arte Povera artist Giuseppe Penone installed Tra scorza e scorza, a 2008 sculpture composed of two casts from the
bark of a large tree that, in effect, reinvent the space of its growth around a younger tree planted within. Similarly, Watts’ process involves layering natural rubber from tree sap (vulcanized latex) up to six times on found forms, whether rock faces, wooden boats, old barns or farmhouse walls. The real-life scale brings vitality to the resulting relief sculptures, which transform a fragment of the real world for display in the new site of the gallery. Sourcing found materials from the environment like the Italian Arte Povera artists began doing four decades ago with manufactured and natural objects for their installations, involves chance, choice and availability. Watts does the same, sometimes with elements of nature, at other times with vestiges of man-made objects and structures, making them powerful agents of a transformative vision. Traces of rock, tree bark, wood or stone, are activated by light, generating memories of place and nature. These Earth Skins become like stained glass, membranes with a memory. The textures, as in Shield Kimono Spirit Catching Thunderbird, taken from a boat’s surface, tell a tale of time and nature’s life processes – a system we are a part of. Nature, for Watts, then, becomes a way of re-establishing a sense of permanence, a history we belong to, and that reaffirms our place in life. The canvas is created in the landscape and the resulting work speaks of continuity, of time’s endless flow. – John K. Grande
Richard Watts, Canoe People, 2008, (left), and Shield Kimono Spirit Catching Thunderbird, 2012, treated rubber tree sap, gauze, forest flora, found objects, paint, rust and miscellaneous particles from source, installation view 24 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014
Drawing can and often does incorporate just about any medium. It can be so many things: shiny reflective material (Ed Pien’s Invisible); holographic foil (Sandy Plotnikoff); or ‘traditional’ watercolour and coloured pencil (Tristram Lansdowne). This flexibility is necessary for a practice both universal and immediate, that, as in this exhibition by 25 Canadian and international artists, includes work that attempts to translate interior landscapes into physical form. This is where the words of Paul Klee are insightful – “a drawing simply is no longer a drawing … it is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.” An immediacy of experience with a considered thoughtfulness to one’s environment, whether literal or metaphorical, runs through nearly all these works. The show, curated by Rhiannon Vogl, includes nothing that predates 2000. Artists from Cape Dorset in Nunavut are strongly represented. The vibrant and sometimes very personal works of Annie Pootoogook, Janet Kigusiuq Uqayuittuq, Shuvinai Ashoona and Jutai www.gallerieswest.ca
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Toonoo also indicate how ideas of place and history have changed, and who might not have been included previously. This isn’t just a Canadian question: the Cuban collective Los Carpinteros’ Broken Bridge illustrates (literally, with infrastructure) the failure of ideology in Havana. Lansdowne and Simon Hughes, in his massive Northern Landscape, incorporate Moshe Safdie’s iconic Habitat ’67: Vogl notes both a return to modernism (failed or reconfigured) by a younger generation of artists, and how some sites dominate memory and history. Lansdowne’s work is simultaneously logical and absurd. A similar multiplicity of interpretations occurs with many of these works. Olia Mishchenko, in collaboration with Plotnikoff in 11:11 (No Can Pop Factory), explores ideas about social organization and architecture. The same can be said of Alison Norlen’s apocalyptic Edifice and Kelly Mark’s 33.333333, which resembles a church schematic gone absurdly awry. Jason McLean’s Rubber Game for the Working Class is minimalist and personal, documenting both his own history and its larger context (the reference to Voice of Fire brings back memories for many). Pien’s aforementioned Invisible asks if you are seeing three “magical” floating figures, or anonymous victims. (Vogl cites Jacques Callot’s etching La Pendaison (The Hanging). Many don’t see them at all.) The show, at the Art Gallery of Alberta until Oct. 5, needs to be experienced several times. Vogl says there’s no prescriptive theme, but several ideas became clearer and stronger through the drawings’ shared conversations. This is a strong and diverse, yet unified, show that offers multiple interpretations and indicates drawing is just as valid as ever. – Bart Gazzola
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The title of Myfanwy MacLeod’s solo show may be an explicit reference to the subtitle of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, but MacLeod (a subversive feminist, among other things) actually dislikes the book with all its maledominated questing. The exhibition itself becomes a response to the hubris and presumption of male adventuring. In the first room is a massive sculpture, Ramble On, which is the ruined and rusted casing of a 1977 Chevrolet Camaro, hung from a steel
Collin Zipp, A View of the Lake from the Northwest, March 28 to May 8, Parlour, Winnipeg, and Recent Acquisitions, April 12 to May 31, Trianon Gallery, Lethbridge
I’m trying to decide if Collin Zipp is a conman, a forger, both, or neither. He’s convinced me he is an artist, at least he’s convinced Collin Zipp, Poppy Flowers, me to join him on a weeklong 2014, oil on canvas, 26” x 21” sojourn across the Prairies from Winnipeg to Lethbridge, where he’ll open an exhibition of his newest work, aptly titled Recent Acquisitions. Before we leave, we stop for coffee at Parlour, a Winnipeg hotspot for caffeine enthusiasts and the Exchange District creative class. The coffee shop displays a single work by one artist at a time. Zipp has the slot at the moment, but things appear awry. – J.J. Kegan McFadden Find the full review and more images at gallerieswest.ca
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Myfanwy MacLeod, Stack, 2013, 18 screenprints on painted canvas,
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automotive rotisserie – the sort used by mechanics. The car’s gutted interior is mouldering, its days of doing doughnuts in suburban parking lots long gone. This sets a tone that MacLeod masterfully plays with throughout the exhibition – a tone of frustrated, anxious, oily masculine bravado. And, at times, masculine violence. In the next room, Stack is a grid of identical black paintings, each bearing the silkscreen logo of the Marshall speaker, which imitates in two dimensions the stacked Marshall speakers that bands like Led Zeppelin have used to create walls of sound during arena concerts. MacLeod, an avid concertgoer, notes that bands still build these speaker stacks today to impress audiences, though changes to sound technology mean they aren’t really needed – the structures are hollow, fakes. That notion of show, of peacock display, is also toyed with throughout the exhibition. Next, MacLeod turns her attention to the disturbing vagaries of the male gaze. A series of origami animal sculptures is made from pin-up posters featuring Dorothy Stratten, the Playboy darling murdered at 20 by her estranged husband. Notably, MacLeod does not cut or destroy the image of Stratten, but folds it, perhaps an elaborate reference to the way teenaged boys (before iPhones) might keep a creased centrefold in their back pocket, both possessing and damaging the idealized representation. MacLeod’s most recent work, Albert Walker, is a fantastic sculptural installation comprised of an oversized, frankly ugly cabinet (the sort your parents might have in the basement suite), which displays a series of gorgeous objets d’art: models of marijuana buds, 3D-printed by MacLeod and then coated multiple times in chameleon paint (the type used on cars) to produce a rich and nearly psychedelic effect. Running alongside – and intermingling with – this exhibition is a second show called Cock and Bull, a selection of work from the gallery’s collection curated by MacLeod. Intermingling because MacLeod has brought other artists’ work into her solo show, and has placed some of her own pieces in Cock and Bull. Notably, all the artists are male, which positions her work as a kind of cock-eyed inclusion in a male-dominated milieu. MacLeod makes herself, in a sense, the girl in the passenger seat of that ruined Camaro. She’s the wry observer, along for the ride, and just as invested in the glories and anxieties we might otherwise mistakenly ascribe to males alone. – Michael Harris www.gallerieswest.ca
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Ron Parker, Golden Evening, 2013, oil on canvas, 18” x 36”
AMELIA ALCOCK-WHITE Amelia Alcock-White has a thing about water. Her work is awash in its myriad swirls and waves, from earlier paintings of people swimming in aqueous surrounds to her current, more serene, work. Tranquille, for instance, shows a woman floating in a rowboat along a watery channel framed with verdant greenery. The effect is atmospheric with the far vista seemingly shrouded in mist and the vegetation less depicted than suggested. The woman’s reflection is mirrored in the inky water of the foreground. Her features blurred, she becomes an everywoman, like all of us, on a journey to an unknown destination. Another new work, Inner Light, is also included in Alcock-White’s upcoming solo exhibition, Solitudes, at Vancouver’s Petley Jones Gallery. It’s a night scene that depicts a man sitting on a rocky shore above a murky pool of water, cupping his hands around a light. He could be holding a candle or a lighter, or perhaps, given the work’s title, it’s www.gallerieswest.ca
more symbolic than literal. “I wanted,” she says, “to keep it mysterious.” Alcock-White’s fascination with water may be due to her West Coast roots. Born on Vancouver Island, she studied at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, where she now lives. She still spends time around the ocean, and sees her work as an expression of psychological and archetypal themes. “My paintings are inspired by life’s harmonies and contradictions,” she says. “The emotions are personal, but the subject matter is universal.” Amelia Alcock-White’s exhibition at Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver runs Oct. 23 to Nov. 6. Her work is priced at $2,000 to $10,000.
Amelia Alcock-White, Tranquille, 2014, oil on canvas, 48” x 72”
SAMANTHA WALROD There’s something wistful in the ephemerality of Samantha Walrod’s latest paintings, which are inspired by the flora and fauna in Alberta’s mountain parks. Her painting, Elk Crown - White, for instance, shows Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014 29
at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. She likes to blend media, and her paintings often include drawing. She also uses collage – everything from tissue paper to digital imagery – to enhance her work’s gestural quality. Walrod talks about the “beautiful moment in the figure” of animals she encounters in the wilds, even if it’s only from a moving car. “They come out in view and disappear again … I always feel a sense of gratitude.” Samantha Walrod’s show runs Sept. 20 to Oct. 18 at Newzones in Calgary. Her work is priced at $700 to $3,500.
MARC COURTEMANCHE You might be able to tap in a finishing nail with one of Marc Courtemanche’s hammers, but it would be risky to pound anything much larger. While Courtemanche’s sculptures may look at first glance like ordinary hand tools, they actually are partially made from clay. Courtemanche, who lives near Buckingham, Que., wants his art to draw attention to how ordinary objects are made and function. He typically replaces a tool’s wood components with clay, leaving metal fixtures intact. He also creates chairs in a similar way – adding real leather cushions to a ceramic frame, for instance. Interestingly, he adapts woodworking techniques to ceramics, making clay boards that he sands and carves, or even glues or screws to another component, pushing the boundaries of clay as far as he can. “It creates tension or confusion in the viewer,” says Courtemanche, who likes to create puzzles for people to resolve. Is a chair a chair because it looks like one or because someone can sit on it? In effect, he is driving a nail into a central conceptual conundrum within contemporary art – the nature of the real versus the representational – as well as challenging conventional distinctions between art, craft and manufactured objects. Courtemanche, who was born in Sudbury, Ont., has been fascinated with tools since his youth and trained as a mechanic after high school. He eventually decided to study art, and earned a Master’s degree in 2001 at the University of Regina. Marc Courtemanche is represented by the Slate Gallery in Regina and the Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. His work is priced from $150 to $15,000.
ABOVE: Samantha Walrod, Elk Crown - White, 2013, mixed media on panel, 36” x 36” RIGHT: Marc Courtemanche, A Floral Chair, 2010, stoneware, 33” x 16” x 16”
the animal’s head and torso within a largely empty space. Its antlers are juxtaposed with shadowy branches, yet its face and body are patched in places with bold planes of linear stripes, offering a graphic sophistication that a more straightforward depiction might not. Walrod, whose show, Majestic Wanderer, runs this fall at Newzones in Calgary, recently completed a Master’s degree 30 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014
Jamie Evrard is out in her garden in Vancouver picking raspberries. She should be in her studio preparing for her upcoming show, Al Fresco, she says, but one gets the sense that sunshine and fresh air have conspired to lure her from her work. Evrard has built a 30-year career around flowers. “I hate the word floral,” she says with disarming candour. “It sounds so old-lady.” Indeed, in the more cerebral precincts of contemporary art, florals are typically dismissed as mere decoration. Still, Evrard’s free-spirited touch with buttery oils www.gallerieswest.ca
seems as much a response to one of art’s great themes – the passage of time – as to sensual pleasure. Evrard, who was born in Wisconsin and earned two Master’s degrees from the University of Iowa, spends two months each fall and spring at her second home in Tuscany, relishing the solitude and slower pace, as well as the beauty of the region’s shops and gardens. “When you go to the market, they haven’t ripped all the leaves off all the fruit,” she says. “I can get artichokes with their stalks. People have beautiful flowers in their gardens. Everything is not so tidy and manicured.” Her paintings have a delightful looseness that captures something of the abundance and wildness of nature. “For me, they’re just an excuse to make coloured marks,” she says. “And they come in lots of colours and lots of shapes. That’s why I like them.” Evrard’s latest series is bolder and less representational. Nestled in the sweet spot between ripeness and decay, her aromatic brushwork takes centre stage. But she says every painting is a two-way dialogue. “When you paint, the thing talks back to you. It surprises you.” Jamie Evrard’s show runs Nov. 1 to Nov. 13 at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver. She is also represented by the Burgera Matheson Gallery in Edmonton. Her work sells for $4,000 to $8,000.
INGA TORFADÓTTIR Winnipeg artist Inga Torfadóttir’s latest monoprints are abstracts that reflect on the natural world and the circle of life, but she’s also known for linocuts about Norse mythology. Torfadóttir, who immigrated to Canada in the 1970s after attending art school in her native Iceland, began the older series after a book about the Vikings rekindled memories of her father’s stories. “The old fables and tales that my great-grandmother passed on to my father were laden with references to heathen times,” she says. Her ancestors, who venerated trees and waterfalls and believed spirits could take on the likeness of man or beast, created a great literature – the sagas – epic accounts of feuds and battles, love and fate. Those stories inspired her to depict figures with angular, mask-like faces – sad-eyed women and men clutching spears and shields – all of it mysterious and intriguing. Torfadóttir will show her new abstracts this fall at Grollé Fine Art in Winnipeg. She believes the work owes much to the spirit of place as well as to the ancient Icelandic language. “Its infinite capacity to describe even the most minuscule of experiences, as well as any imaginable nuance of change in weather, seasons or even the colours of the rainbow, has always intrigued and inspired me – to the point where I have felt a need to translate those feelings into a personal and visual language.” Inga Torfadóttir’s show runs Sept. 25 to Oct. 5 at Grollé Fine Arts in Winnipeg. She is also represented by the Soul Gallery in Winnipeg. Her work sells for $400 to $2,000. www.gallerieswest.ca
TOP: Jamie Evrard, Big White Peony, 2014, oil on panel, 48” x 48” ABOVE: Inga Torfadóttir, Hugmynd, 2014, monotype with chine collé, 12” x 17”
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TALKIN’ ’BOUT AN
EVOLUTION CHANGE A CONSTANT AS THE BANFF CENTRE INCUBATES A NEW GENERATION OF ARTISTS
PHOTO: ANDRÉ MORIN
BY STEVEN ROSS SMITH
eïl Beloufa is shooting video in a television studio, his lights, microphone and camera focused on two amateur actors posing as a doctor and a commentator discussing an apocalyptic epidemic. Someone has just ripped through the scenery and attacked them. It might sound like something from a B-movie set, but this is the Banff Centre, and Beloufa, a young French-Algerian multimedia artist, is a rising star on the international scene. His pseudo-documentary will be part of an upcoming exhibition that mixes video, installation, strange projection surfaces and 3-D objects into a fluid collage of ideas that investigate our relationship with representational systems like social media and the Internet. Beloufa describes his project variously as vaudeville fiction, fake Skype, family drama and a rhetorical game that represents (among other things) how “pleasure has now become dangerous.” “We are at a moment of re-evaluation of culture,” says Beloufa, whose show, Counting on People, opens Nov. 8 at the centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery. “We don’t know what’s a figure, a stereotype or an image anymore, and the Internet is stigmatizing it or crystallizing it as a cultural-exchange tool.” Re-evaluation. Change. These terms might equally apply to the Banff Centre itself. Indeed, it’s a dramatic time – the centre’s president, Jeff Melanson, has departed less than two years into his expected mandate of five to 10 years, leaving implementation of his bold and disruptive strategic plan an open question. Some initiatives, like a new, aggressive dissemination strategy involving radio and online modes, have Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014 33
artist in residence Taryn Kneteman works in her studio earlier this year. BELOW: Neïl Beloufa (centre) and his team work on a video at the Banff Centre in July.
come into being. But others, such as opening new facilities in downtown Banff, remain at the conceptual stage. Change is afoot too in the visual and digital arts department, where a new director, Jen Mizuik, took charge in March. Although Beloufa’s exhibition, a partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, is inherited programming, Mizuik says it fits her vision of encouraging cross-disciplinary practices and commissioning new work. “I’m a facilitator,” says Mizuik, a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, who spent the last five years as general manager of Experimenta Media Arts in Australia. “I’m not here to curate shows for my own ego. I want to take what’s here out into the world and bring what’s out there here.” The centre is unique among Canadian arts organizations for the breadth of its activities and its innovative spirit, to say nothing of its stunning setting. Nestled in the forest on a mountainside above town, it hosts some 400 performances, exhibitions and concerts each year. But some of its most important contributions are more ephemeral – along with commissioning new work, it nurtures creativity through mentoring and residencies, offering artists time, space and access to experts who encourage them to explore and experiment. Melanson, before taking a post as CEO of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, called the centre “the largest arts and creativity incubator on the planet.” With an annual budget of $57.5 million and a staff of almost 500 people, the centre has
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PHOTOS: MEGHAN KRAUSS (ABOVE); RITA TAYLOR (BELOW), COURTESY TBC
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attracted top talent over the years – people like Brian Jungen, Rebecca Belmore, Oscar Peterson, Joni Mitchell and Alice Munro. They come to perform, to teach, or simply to find a quiet space for their own work. Change, or more accurately, evolution and growth, has been a constant throughout the centre’s 80-year history. Things started modestly with a drama residency in 1933. Visual arts came two years later. Other departments followed, including audio, film and media, indigenous arts, literary arts, mountain culture, music and theatre, which includes dance and opera. The centre also has leadership and conference divisions. Recent decades have seen growing emphasis on digital technology, although the centre remains committed to traditional practices such as painting, writing for the page and playing classical music. In visual arts, for instance, studio facilities support an array of practices – from ceramics, printmaking and papermaking to photography, sculpture and new and interactive media. Incubation occurs not just for invited or commissioned artists like Beloufa, but also in annual thematic, discipline-based or self-directed residencies open to artists at various stages of development. Given the centre’s reputation, competition for spots is stiff, and tuition and accommodation fees, even with annual scholarships of some $3.5 million, can be prohibitive. Still 4,000 artists from around the world visit each year. Kerri Reid, a multidisciplinary artist based in Sointula, B.C., a coastal village, first attended a residency three years ago. The natural beauty impressed her. “The mountains rub off on you, being in this air at this altitude, and having this view,” she says. “I made new artist friends and have kept in contact with many of them. You can get a lot done here in a short amount of time because of that intense focus on your art without daily-life distractions.” Reid returned this year as guest faculty in a residency led by Shary Boyle, the Toronto artist who represented Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Reid spent most of her time doing studio visits with the 18 participants – “people doing sound work, making videos, an artist doing a large bronze piece, a man who does very intricate pen-and-ink drawing, a woman sculpting with steel, some doing performance, and there’s an artist making puppets.” While the individual focus is on creation and feedback, residencies generally include talks and other group activities. It can be intense – and tiring. But Reid remains enthusiastic. “It is inspiring to see all this work going on. It’s a real pleasure and a joy. I feel so lucky to be here.” Such incubation processes feed the centre’s holistic cycle, engaging artists at different nodes across the artistic spectrum – creation, collaboration, presentation, dissemination and so on. That cycle, in a growing way, is also drawing departments to work more collaboratively. For instance, one of Mizuik’s silo-breaking roles is to lead a new narratives program in collaboration with literary arts and the Banff Centre Press, which publishes books on contemporary art and culture. Ideas were still coalescing, but it will likely incorporate digital storytell-
ABOVE: Kilns at the Banff Centre. LEFT: Jen Mizuik, director of visual and digital arts, at the Banff Centre. BELOW: Artist Josée Aubin Ouellette (left) chats with Jordan LoeppkyKolesnik, a practicum participant, by her installation, Stage Hand Tropismes, part of the 2013 exhibition, Skirt the parlour, and shun the zoo, at the Walter Phillips Gallery.
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ing, a text-based exhibition and critical writing. Other such projects will connect music with digital arts, and the Walter Phillips Gallery with the Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival, a celebration of mountain culture that features film screenings and readings by authors. Another big cross-disciplinary undertaking is Convergence, a November forum about the intersection of technology and interdisciplinary art. Beloufa, whose show will open in London before travelling to Banff, praises the facility. “There are becoming fewer places in the world where an artist can produce shows,” he says. He’s not yet 30, but his work shakes up expectations. He crashes the set to make a point, disrupting the normal sanctity of a television newscast, the arbitrary background in a Skype call, or the appearance of authority. His irreverence startles, in the way that change jars complacency, creating simultaneous excitement and uncertainty. This charged space is the territory that artists work in, at once familiar but uncomfortable. It is this conundrum that creates art. Successful artists learn to live with the buzz and the blues, not letting doubt or fear bring them to a full stop. It’s also a way of life for the centre’s staff members. The scale of change is invigorating, yet demanding. Nervousness circulates, but the focus remains on supporting artists and their work. Mizuik, when asked if she worries about the challenges of her new role, responds succinctly: “I’m only apprehensive if I’m not moving.”
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WAR (AND PEACE)
MILITARY ART MARCHES TO FORE AS CANADA MARKS ANNIVERSARIES
BY PAUL GESSELL
drian Stimson’s installation Sandbox is chilling. The Saskatoon-based artist, a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta, has created an ordinary-looking children’s sandbox. In military slang, a sandbox can also mean a desert battlefield, like in Afghanistan. Above Stimson’s sandbox are loops of very real, very sharp, intersecting coils of razor wire. The result is a disturbing metaphor for the seemingly endless violence in Afghanistan that has killed thousands of civilians, including children at play.
RIGHT: Adrian Stimson, installation view of Holding Our Breath at grunt gallery, Vancouver, in 2013, showing Sandbox, 2011, wood, razor wire, 1’ x 6’ x 6’, and Chinook, 2011, charcoal and graphite on Stonehenge paper, 9’ x 8’ LEFT: Scott Waters, Blue and/on Green (diptych), 2013, oil and acrylic on panel, 36”x 48” 36 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014
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Sandbox will be displayed at the Esker Foundation in Calgary from Sept. 27 to Dec. 14 as part of a war art exhibition called Terms of Engagement, curated by Christine Conley of Ottawa. The nationally touring show – one of an ongoing volley of exhibitions prompted by significant military anniversaries dating as far back as the First World War – includes works from three multi-media artists who participated in the Canadian Forces Artists Program in recent years. The program embeds artists for a few weeks with the military. Basic expenses are covered but the military neither pays the artists nor purchases their work. Stimson was in Afghanistan; Dick Averns, an instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design, went to the Middle East; and Ottawa’s nichola feldman-kiss was in Sudan. Their work includes photographs, videos, sculptures and installations. “Compelled by narratives of genocide, the traumatic legacy of colonialism and the War on Terror, the works in Terms of Engagement offer an encounter and critical engagement with Canada’s international role as a nation of warriors and peacekeepers,” says Conley. Among the works is Stimson’s installation 10,000 Plus, referring to the number of aboriginal people who have served in the Canadian military over the last century. It includes life-sized portraits of two aboriginal soldiers Stimson met in Afghanistan, plus shelves of traditional medicines that
memorialize his participation in a smudge ceremony in Afghanistan. Stimson says many people have little awareness of the military service provided by First Nations, Inuit and Métis. “Those soldiers, who we call heroes, some of them are indigenous,” he says. Terms of Engagement is typical of contemporary war art, a genre that has travelled far in the 100 years since the beginning of the First World War, when artists’ sketches of battlefield scenes were meant to serve as supposedly objective historical records. Today’s war art, like Stimson’s Sandbox, often leans toward the conceptual and the subjective, including topics not always flattering to the military. For instance, Toronto-based Gertrude Kearns, a leading military artist, has painted horrific scenes of Canadian soldiers torturing a Somali civilian and also created a controversial portrait of Roméo Dallaire, the former commander of the UN’s ill-fated peacekeeping mission in Rwanda, illustrating his battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Scott Waters is another A-list military artist. Originally from Kelowna, B.C., but now based in Toronto, Waters is known for paintings of what he calls “debauchery” among drunken soldiers. Both Kearns and Waters were part of Forging a Nation: Canada Goes to War at the Military Museums in Calgary and Enterprise Square Galleries in Edmonton earlier this year. Contemporary war art can be puzzling. Averns says not every one “gets” his nuanced and ironic photographs of military signs. (Check out his Liberty Avenue and see where it takes you). Even some fellow artists are unsure of the messages conveyed by Vancouver’s Althea Thauberger in a Military Museums exhibition last year that included staged photographs of armed Canadian female soldiers in Afghanistan frolicking like schoolgirls. Still, those uncomfortable with contemporary art have traditional options. Witness, a grouping of First World War paintings, is set to tour the country after it closes Sept. 21 at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. Among the dozens of paintings in the show is The Sunken Road, a grisly battlefield scene by Frederick Varley, who later became part of the Group of Seven, as did A.Y. Jackson, another official war artist who created Houses of Ypres, showing the ruined Belgian town in the aftermath of deadly battles. These paintings present fact-based scenes, rather than what Laura Brandon, the curator of Witness, calls the “searing personal response” of contemporary war artists. Lindsey Sharman, curator of the Founders’ Gallery, a space in the Military Museums administered by the University of Calgary, offers a similar analysis, saying contemporary war art tends to be more “in-depth” than the “knee-jerk reaction” of traditional paintings. Details of the Witness tour are still being negotiated. But it’s expected within the next few years at the Military Museums in Calgary and other Western Canadian venues, including The Reach in Abbotsford, B.C. The Canadian War Museum is planning other exhibitions in Ottawa during the next four years on everything from military dentistry
ABOVE: Dick Averns, Retired Observation Posts (MFO North Camp Sinai), 2009, archival digital print on aircraft-grade aluminum, 40” x 56.5” RIGHT: Leslie Hossack, Interior, Damaged by 1999 NATO Bombing, Adem Jashari Barracks, Kosovo, 2013, photograph, 8” x 12” 38 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014
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LEFT: Frederick Varley, The Sunken Road, 1919, oil on canvas, 52” x 64” BELOW: Gertrude Kearns, Dallaire #6, 2001, sign
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to the iconic Battle of Vimy Ridge of 1917. Some will have national tours. Canada has had official war art programs intermittently since the First World War. Most of these programs tended to send handpicked artists to war zones to produce documentary-style work. The current program, which began in 2001, offers artists greater freedom. “There was never any sense that you have to make – or you can’t make – certain work,” says Averns. But with freedom comes responsibility: “If they’re going to give artists that opportunity,” he says, “it’s important not to abuse it.” Waters, a former soldier, agrees. He has participated in the program with stints at Canadian bases and in Afghanistan. He praises the program for allowing artists to exercise “their subjective vision.” But artists should act responsibly, he says. For instance, Waters wants soldiers to feel his paintings are “honest” even if they don’t understand them. Ottawa artist Leslie Reid spent three weeks with the military last year, recreating the Arctic travels of her late father, an Air Force pilot, and is using her aerial photographs for paintings and photo installations. She has exhibitions in Montreal and Ottawa next year and is in discussions for a Calgary show. Reid describes her military adventure as “amazing, excellent and extremely rewarding.” Leslie Hossack, who divides her time between Vancouver and Ottawa and specializes in architectural photography, went to Kosovo in 2013. “My experience with the Canadian Forces Artist Program exceeded my expectations,” she says. “This was in large part due to the warm welcome, cooperation and support that I www.gallerieswest.ca
received from the Canadian officers with whom I was embedded.” Hossack is yet to exhibit her Kosovo photos. But she recently completed a body of work about buildings related to the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War. Her exhibition, Registered, will be shown next year at the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby, B.C. Meanwhile, at the Military Museums, two war-themed exhibitions continue to Dec. 15. One is an artifact-laden show called Wild Rose Overseas: Albertans in the Great War. The other is built around the work of Slovakian photographer Tomas Rafa. Called #EuroMaidanYYC, it examines the role of social media in the recent unrest in Ukraine. Social media was not even part of our vocabulary when Varley donned a uniform in the First World War. Clearly, war art has changed in the last century. Or maybe not. Consider the work of feldman-kiss in Terms of Engagement, which comes to Calgary after runs in Halifax and Kingston, Ont. One of her works is an installation of curved backlit photographs that seemingly float in the air, spiralling upward from the floor of a darkened room to a vanishing point above. From a distance, the installation seems peaceful and inviting. But look more closely. The photo fragments show horrific images of corpses, skeletons and spent armaments after a 2011 massacre in the Sudanese community of Kaldak. The installation is titled until the story of the hunt is told by the lion / facing horror and the possibility of shame. Now, is this work really all that different from Varley’s painting of dead soldiers, The Sunken Road? The artists used very different media. But the subject matter is similar. And so is the message. Both decry the casualties of war. Both leave the viewer unsettled. Maybe war art has not changed so much after all. Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014 39
ANGST AND EXUBERANCE KIM DORLAND REFLECTS ON HIS TROUBLED TEENS AT CONTEMPORARY CALGARY
BY MURRAY WHYTE
festoons the structure, a barely there presence on the painting’s surface. Above it, though, the sky is a thick sea of blue and white in Dorland’s signature style – fist-sized globs glisten, clinging tenuously to the surface, giving off the unmistakable odour of wet oil paint. Rough, gestural swipes cleave the surface in other spots, or pinwheel off in various directions. As much as it’s his hallmark, Dorland’s exuberance for his material has its drawbacks. Over his five-day holiday, blobs of cloud and sky have let loose the surface, leaving tracks. “You can see here, where it’s rolled down the front,” Dorland says, pointing matter of factly to a trail of white that slices the bridge from top to bottom. There are at least three more dribbles along the painting’s span. “It’s enough to drive you nuts, especially when you start getting into the finer detail,” he says. “But I’ve been doing this for years. It’s a waiting game. If it lets go, you just scrape it off and start again.” As a painter, Dorland likes to show his tracks. For a little less 40 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014
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t’s summer in Toronto and Kim Dorland is just back in the city after a cleansing near-week in Georgian Bay. Occasional breaks from the studio are crucial for Dorland, who paints with such feverish intensity that basic needs, like food and sleep, sometimes seem like frills he fits in around the edges, if at all. Consider: Dorland is painting for two shows this fall, one with his Toronto dealer Jamie Angell, and a second, Homecoming, an expansive survey that opens Oct. 16 at Contemporary Calgary. And this, of course, alongside a career-spanning book project sparked by his massive solo exhibition last year at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, for which he filled the Toronto-area gallery with dozens of works, a good many of them monumental. “I’m pretty crazy right now,” he shrugs, as he leads the way into his studio, a bunker-like industrial space in a rapidly gentrifying portion of the city’s west end. He plays down his hectic pace a little, saying he’s only doing a handful of new works for the Calgary show, which largely focuses on paintings he made as reminiscences about his rocky upbringing, mostly in Red Deer. Then you see one of them: A three-panel work, 18 feet wide and 8 feet high, that shows a green, steel railway overpass that spans the six lanes of Highway 2, heading north. Airbrushed graffiti
than a decade, Dorland, who just turned 40, has been producing paintings that exult not just in the materials he uses, but also in his gutsy hands-on techniques. A Dorland painting just wouldn’t be finished without things getting a little dirty, and that can create challenges. In the studio, for instance, a not-quite finished painting of Kurt Cobain, a personal hero, his back turned to the viewer, glows red in a sea of black. It’s already potent and oblique, and that’s a problem. “I love this,” Dorland says. “But now I need to figure out how to make it mine without fucking it up. Or fucking it up just enough.” Things being fucked up, of course, were a regular feature of Dorland’s early years, and not just as a painter. He was raised mostly by his mother, who moved frequently. “We were very, very poor,” he says. “White trash, basically.” His father was in and out of their lives, adding to the strain. Then, when Dorland was 17, she kicked him out. On the street www.gallerieswest.ca
ABOVE: Kim Dorland works in his Toronto studio. LEFT: 36 Olympic Green, 2007, oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas over wood panel, 72” x 96”
in Red Deer with nowhere to go, his girlfriend’s family took him in. There, Dorland says, he had the strange feeling of the ground beneath his feet. “For the first time, I had a reason to look at my future, and realize I had one,” he says. “Art crept up quickly after that.” In the stable environment of a middle-class suburban home, he discovered coffee-table books on the Group of Seven. His eye snagged on the edgy naturalism of Tom Thomson, the woodsy painter who died before the group officially formed, and something twigged. After high school, Dorland enrolled in Red Deer College to study painting. “It gave me the recognition that I was actually good at something,” he says. “For the first time, I had drive, and I still have it today.” Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014 41
“The mundane terrors of his teenaged years in the suburbs ooze from Dorland’s canvases like living things.”
RIGHT: Eastview Sev #2, 2010, acrylic, ink, spray paint and copper leaf on wood panel, 96” x 216” BELOW: Alley, 2006, acrylic and ink on canvas over wood panel,
Dorland has always painted in an autobiographical mode, although it’s often less than literal. (A near-finished zombie painting in his studio seems a loose metaphor, no doubt, for something close at hand). His Alberta years provided rich source material. “I had a lot of shit to deal with,” he says. “It was pretty rough.” In the mid-2000s, Dorland, by then living in Toronto, worked his way through it, painting the world as he knew it in those hardscrabble days. These are the works at the core of his show at Contemporary Calgary. One, 36 Olympic Green, is foundational, both personally and stylistically. It’s the address of his home after his girlfriend, Lori Seymour, now his wife, convinced her parents to let him stay. Like so much of Dorland’s work, it’s mundane, but searing. A boxy hatchback in the driveway is transformed into a dark inferno of muddy browns and greens. Thick swatches of paint explode on one side of the frame, and the house glows a sickly orange-red. Through the window, bathed in warm light, a figure sets the table, and the scene finds its balance. Everything about it screams refuge and, for Dorland, it was. The mundane terrors of his teenaged years in the suburbs ooze from Dorland’s canvases like living things. In Eastview Sev #2, teens mill around an erupting brawl in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store as an oppressive brown sky and fire-bright red trees charge the work with an air of dread. In Alley, two recreational trailers sit hunkered together under a 42 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014
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fractured sky, the picture alive with nervous energy. Even innocentlooking images, like Trampoline, vibrate with repressed anxiety: A girl, faceless, hangs suspended in mid-air, her head turned to the viewer, who is positioned at the edge of a battered fence. The scene is unremarkable, yet uncomfortable, freighted with the unmistakable sense of being caught in the act. This is Dorland looking back on the world from which he escaped: The oppressive landscapes of anonymous housing tracts, made airless by the close confines of boredom. Other early paintings, of teens clustering around bonfires at bush parties or skateboarding in parking lots, carry the same veiled threat, their intensity amped up by impossible day-glow colours and a weirdly claustrophobic air. One painting due to show in Calgary, though, bottles up all the repressed frustration and impending doom, channelling it through the beginnings of what would become Dorland’s mature, signature style. The Loner, done in 2005, is loaded with the angst that a teenage Dorland, listening to Nirvana, must have felt. In a scrubby field, a lanky teen in high-tops slumps against a massive tree, smoking. He wears the uniform of a certain generation’s disaffected youth: Long scraggly hair, a lumberjack jacket, a rock T-shirt. But he also wears Dorland’s stylistic stamp: Vigorous brushwork and fearless colour. “It’s when things really came together – the scale, the colour,” Dorland says. He points out, however, that it’s www.gallerieswest.ca
acrylic, not oil, that formed the foundation of his deep love of painting’s presence as a physical thing. “That material sense came later,” he says. “But this is where it started.” In the years that followed, Dorland grew as a painter, and as a person, counting milestones like fatherhood and major shows. His work changed, he acknowledges, as he worked through the troubles of his teens and began to focus on a new theme, the forest. Although he’d been working to mash landscape painting with his aggressive tendencies in technique and colour, the McMichael show put a fine point on it. To his initial leeriness, it set him alongside his longtime idol Tom Thomson. He spent months painting landscapes en plein air to internalize the experience. Here and now, however, the dynamics of parenting his two young sons are providing all the angst-filled fuel Dorland needs. “Lori and I just came back from the grocery store with them, and we were like, ‘Oh, my God,’” he laughs. “Having a family is an amazing thing – it gives you so much. But it can be really, really tough. So I’m kind of done, I think, at looking back at my life with nostalgia. I’m really just dealing with the present.”
Kim Dorland’s exhibition, Homecoming, runs at Contemporary Calgary from Oct. 16 to Jan. 18. Also showing is Voted Most Likely, an exhibition of Alberta artists curated by Dorland. Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014 43
SPRING MARKET RESTRAINED, BUT BUYERS STEP FORWARD FOR BEST WORKS BY DOUG MACLEAN
Consignor My next stop was Toronto. I had the catalogues in hand, but seeing art on the wall is the only way to make a proper decision about possible buys. At Consignor, I found a few surprises. The company had a consignment of contemporary art from an established Canadian corporate collection, Rothmans, Benson & Hedges. There was good work by Ray Mead and William Perehudoff, but the best piece was an incredible Jack Bush, Summer Lake, 1973, which sold for $310,500. I also noted a quirky but perfect Gordon Rayner. Another painting that caught my eye was by Henry Eric Bergman. Possibly, I have stumped you with that name. Bergman was from Winnipeg and associated with the Group of Seven. He was an incredible wood engraver, and his beautiful small prints show amazing detail. He was also a fine painter. Ghosts of the Woods, a The spring auctions across Canada did hold their own. Over 10 days of travel and previews, I was sometimes happily surprised by the values achieved and sometimes dismayed by the passed lots. In some cases, I wish I had bid! Levis A wonderful small bronze with a beautiful dark green patina by Toronto artist Sorel Etrog was a highlight at Levis in Calgary, the first sale to catch my eye. Study for Survivors are Not Heroes is a 1968 maquette for a larger work now installed at the Hart House Gallery at the University of Toronto. Etrog died in Toronto earlier this year after a long career. With a conservative estimate of $4,000 to $6,000, the piece sold exactly where it should have, for $17,550. It was great to see, as not so long ago Etrog’s values struggled at auction. Maynards Two works by Calgary artists jumped out at the Maynards sale in Vancouver. The first was by Maxwell Bates, a 1964 watercolour and ink titled Children. The fine colour and handling of the youngsters, posed before a distant view, fills the piece with intrigue. It represents Bates at his finest. With an estimate of $4,000 to $6,000 (low, even for a watercolour), it sold for about $17,800, a wonderful step in the right direction. The other painting of note was Marion Nicoll’s Amerind (High in the Council), a prime totemic painting from 1963. It is substantial, at 60 inches by 33 inches, and its quality is wonderful. The work was collected by the late Gordon Gibbs, who served on art committees for both Esso and Gulf Canada. It was estimated at $8,000 to $10,000, but sold for considerably more, almost $64,000, a record for Nicoll. 44 Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014
serene landscape, was inspired by the Lake of the Woods. Rare and perfect, it was a great find. The relationship to Lawren Harris is apparent, but it’s by no means a copy. Rather, it seems inspired by his Lake Superior paintings. It had an estimate of $1,500 to $2,000 and sold for $3,900. In my opinion, it’s easily worth two times as much. Waddington’s Four visits to the Waddington’s preview consumed most of my time in Toronto. But it was worth the effort. It was not necessarily the most costly work, but fine and, in some cases, curious pieces. A painting by Thomas Wesley McLean, an artist who associated with the Group of Seven – was a good example of quality without a huge track record. Pausing for a Rest, Algonquin Park has a beautiful quiet light. It shows two large canoes with paddlers and guides restwww.gallerieswest.ca
OPPOSITE FAR LEFT: Jack Bush,
BELOW: Guido Molinari, Mutation
Summer Lake, 1973, acrylic on
Serielle With Black Band, 1966,
canvas, 50” x 70” — $310,500 at
acrylic on canvas, 75” x 60” —
$200,600 at Waddington’s
OPPOSITE LEFT: Maxwell Bates,
BELOW, LOWER: Lawren Harris,
Children, 1964, watercolour and ink,
Lake Superior Sketch LXI, circa
14” x 17” — $17,800 at Maynards
1926-1928, oil on board, 12” x 15” — $973,500 at Heffel
ing in the shade, all depicted with a thick brush and warm colour. A stunning opener, it doubled the estimate of $7,000 to $9,000. Another surprise was done in 1912 with a lively brush. This small and delicate gem, Paris, by Randolph Hewton, tripled the estimate at more than $16,500. In a market where it’s getting tough to find brilliant examples by known artists with established values, it’s important to keep finding the missing people who also created great art. In other words, it’s good to remain open to new possibilities. Waddington’s managed to consign a beautiful Emily Carr work on paper, Forest Clearing, which sold for a solid $472,000. If not a record for her work on paper, it was certainly close. W.J. Phillips, who has finally gained ground with his prints, was represented by a fine woodcut from 1930, York Boat on Lake Winnipeg. It’s one of his brilliant works, and it sold for $35,400. A large Lawren Harris, Lake Superior, with an estimate of $2.5 to $3.5 million, has a warmer and softer approach than many of his works. The question, of course, was whether it would make the estimate and set a new record. Bidding opened at $1.8 million and the painting sold quickly to a phone bid at just under $2.5 million. One last mention is a fabulous Guido Molinari, Mutation Serielle with Black Band, 1966, which sold for $200,600. This confirmed to me that good quality can create positive results. There were ups and downs throughout the sale, but overall it did well. Heffel My next stop was at Heffel in Vancouver. A wonderful surprise was a 1962 walking woman painting, Solar, by Michael Snow. I also noted pieces by Kazuo Nakamura (Square Infinity, 1964); Ken Danby (Kimono, 1987-1988); Léon Bellefleur (Les Alpilles, 1959); William Kurelek (Wind Singing in Telephone Wires, 1977); and Jean McEwen (Les cages d’isles, 1974). Overall, strong prices were achieved on good pieces. The kingpin was a work by Jean Paul Riopelle, Pleine saison, 1954, which sold at $1.3 million. Two block prints by Sybil Andrews and one by W.J. Phillips also caught my eye. Both artists deserve recognition and collectors seemed to agree as all three pieces sold for upward of $30,000. Excitement was generated when A.Y. Jackson’s Mazinaw Lake, March, Bon Echo, 1924, a canvas with strong provenance, sold for $619,500. Heffel had also consigned a work by Harris, Lake Superior Sketch LXI, circa 1926-1928. It’s rare to see two Harris works of similar subject in one season. The painting sold for $973,500. The evening ended with total sales of $9.7 million, an impressive result. Conclusion Overall, I would describe the season as somewhat hesitant. Good buyers are doing their homework and collectors are reserved. But for the best art, they stepped forward with confidence. www.gallerieswest.ca
Prices include buyers’ premium.
For the entire story and a slideshow of more images go to: gallerieswest.ca/art-reviews/auction-reviews
FALL 2014 AUCTIONS Oct. 19 Nov. 5 Nov. 16/17 Nov. 23 Nov. 24 Nov. 27 Nov. 28
Lando Art Auctions, Edmonton - landoartauctions.com Maynards Fine Art & Antiques, Vancouver - maynardsfineart.com Hodgins Art Auctions, Calgary - hodginsauctions.com Levis Fine Art Auctions, Calgary - levisauctions.com Waddington’s Canadian Fine Art, Toronto - waddingtons.ca Consignor Canadian Fine Art (online) - consignor.ca Heffel Fine Art, Toronto - heffel.com Galleries West Fall/Winter 2014 45
GALLERY SOURCES Your guide to more than 200 fine art galleries in Western Canada For our comprehensive guide go to www.gallerieswest.ca Vancouver artist Bill Anderson leverages the interpretive potential of digital imagery as he explores the boundary between photography and abstraction. Each image in his series, Continuum, is made by exposing the same subject many times on one frame. “The approach depends a great deal on intuition and spontaneity,” Anderson says. “One misstep and there’s no going back. I believe this allows for a more intimate and revealing dance with the subject, whether it’s as common as a plastic bag or dynamic as a religious pilgrimage.” Sept. 11 to Oct. 11 at Winsor Gallery in Vancouver Bill Anderson, Tree and Surroundings, 2013, digital archival print, 30” x 20”
BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES ABBOTSFORD Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thereach.ca The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is committed to preserving and sharing the stories of our rich and diverse cultural heritage and showcasing the best in visual arts. Exhibitions include local history, local, regional and national visual artists and Canadian travelling exhibitions. Tue to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm. ENDERBY, BC Cooperative Galleries COURTYARD GALLERY 907 Belvedere St, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 T. 250-832-8898
BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford ............................................................ 46 Enderby ................................................................. 46 Grand Forks ........................................................... 46 Kamloops............................................................... 46 Kelowna................................................................. 46 Nanaimo ................................................................ 47 Penticton ............................................................... 47 Qualicum Bay/Beach ............................................... 47 Salmon Arm........................................................... 47 Salt Spring Island ................................................... 47 Sidney .................................................................... 47 Silver Star Mountain ............................................... 48 Skidegate ............................................................... 48 Vancouver (Greater) ............................................... 48 Vernon................................................................... 50
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email@example.com www.courtyardgallery.ca Recently opened with support from the Enderby and District Arts Council, the gallery shows the work of more than twenty artists -- paintings, fibre art, sculpture, stained glass, woodwork, and more. Guests can meet the creators of the works who staff the gallery. Offers art classes and workshops. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GALLERY 2 ART AND HERITAGE CENTRE 524 Centre Ave, PO Box 2140, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gallery2grandforks.ca Established in 1984 the gallery is committed to the idea that the visual arts play a fundamental role in forming and fostering the regional and national cultural heritage. To do so, the gallery presents a balanced exhibition and educational program representing historical and contemporary works by established and emerging regional, national and international artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat till 3 pm.
Victoria (Greater).................................................... 50 Whistler ................................................................. 51 ALBERTA INDEX Banff...................................................................... 52 Black Diamond ....................................................... 52 Bragg Creek ........................................................... 52 Calgary .................................................................. 52 Camrose ................................................................ 55 Canmore ................................................................ 55 Cochrane ............................................................... 56 Cold Lake ............................................................... 56 Drumheller ............................................................. 56 Edmonton (Greater) ............................................... 56 Grande Prairie ........................................................ 58 Jasper .................................................................... 58
KAMLOOPS Commercial Gallery CHAZOU GALLERY 791 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B5 T. 250-374-0488 email@example.com www.chazou.com Chazou Gallery is an exhibition and project space that caters to contemporary Canadian and international visual artists. The solo, group or collaborative exhibitions are curated, and change five times a year. The space consists of three exhibition rooms that can be transformed into a single gallery. Usually Wed to Fri 11 am - 4 pm, or by appointment. Public Gallery KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kag.bc.ca The Kamloops Art Gallery is the principal gallery in the southern interior of British Columbia, supporting contemporary and historical visual art on a local, national and international level as well as hosting ongoing public and educational programs. The KAG is also home to a permanent collection and
Lethbridge ............................................................. 58 Medicine Hat ......................................................... 58 Nanton .................................................................. 58 Okotoks ................................................................. 58 Pigeon Lake............................................................ 59 Ponoka .................................................................. 59 Red Deer ................................................................ 59 Waterton ............................................................... 59 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .............................................................. 59 Estevan .................................................................. 60 Melfort .................................................................. 60 Moose Jaw............................................................. 60 North Battleford ..................................................... 60 Prince Albert .......................................................... 60
The Gallery Store. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Thurs till 9 pm with free admission sponsored by BCLC. KELOWNA Commercial Galleries HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 email@example.com www.hambletongalleries.com/ Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sopafinearts.com Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading
Regina ................................................................... 60 Saskatoon .............................................................. 60 Swift Current.......................................................... 61 Yorkton .................................................................. 61 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon................................................................. 61 Portage La Prairie ................................................... 61 Selkirk .................................................................... 61 Winnipeg ............................................................... 62 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Yellowknife ............................................................ 63 Whitehorse ............................................................ 63
international artists, with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. Sopa features high calibre, original and innovative artworks; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment.
historical exhibitions of both established and emerging artists. Visit website for current exhibition, program and event listings. Admission: Adults $2, weekends by donation; Students and children free. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm.
TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 email@example.com www.turtleislandgallery.com The gallery has a stunning selection of Northwest Coast wood carvings including ceremonial masks, totem poles, talking sticks, plaques and bentwoodstyle boxes. Also stone carvings, hand-carved gold and silver jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: also Sun 11 am - 4 pm).
Public Gallery KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kelownaartgallery.com Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the gallery serves the Central Okanagan Valley with regular exhibitions by contemporary Canadian artists, while the permanent collection has a focus on Okanagan and other BC-based artists. The gallery is a unique venue for special events and offers a variety of classes, workshops, etc for people of all ages. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm.
Well-known artist Tricia Sellmer has opened Chazou Gallery with associate Vicci Ryan at 791 Victoria St in Kamloops. NANAIMO Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 T. 250-754-6350 email@example.com www.nanaimoartgallery.com Nanaimo Art Gallery is the region’s public art gallery and offers contemporary exhibitions, and art education programs for all ages. The Gallery has two locations: the Campus Gallery at Vancouver Island University (Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm) and the Downtown Gallery at 150 Commercial Street (250-754-1750) in Nanaimo’s Arts District (Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm). PENTICTON Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lloydgallery.com New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Mon to Sat (Summer) Tues to Sat (Winter) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 email@example.com www.pentictonartgallery.com A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the Penticton Art Gallery presents contemporary and
Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-6133 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theoldschoolhouse.org The arts centre provides rewarding opportunities to enjoy, learn and experience art with three galleries offering a pleasant venue for appreciating and purchasing distinctive works. Artist studios are open to visitors. Creations by artisans are available in the gift shop. Gallery concerts on Sundays. Mon noon - 4:30 pm; Tues - Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (Summer only: Sun noon - 4 pm). SALMON ARM Public Gallery SALMON ARM ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1181, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 email@example.com www.salmonarmartscentre.ca Built in 1937 as Salmon Arm’s first post office, the Salmon Arm Arts Centre has presented visual arts exhibitions and community arts events since 1994. Exhibitions feature contemporary local, regional and international artists in a variety of media. Admission by donation. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. SALT SPRING ISLAND Commercial Galleries PEGASUS GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART Mouat’s Mall, 1-104 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-2421 F. 250-537-5590 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pegasusgallery.ca Established in 1972, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt. STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 1-877-537-8448 email@example.com www.steffichfineart.com Formerly the Thunderbird Gallery, established in 1992. Contemporary, historic, Inuit and Northwest Coast art. Local and national artists. Kids and dogs welcome. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm.
Oct 17•18•19 2014 In beautiful Sidney by the Sea Mary Winspear Centre
Friday & Saturday 9 am - 9 pm Sunday 9 am - 5 pm ARTIST: LESLIE BELL
TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tuttartgalleries.ca Established in 1984, Tutt Street Gallery is a recognized dealer of original fine art -- representing regional, national and international artists whose works can be found in private, corporate, and government collections, in Canada and abroad. The gallery extends a warm welcome to art enthusiasts and experienced collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt.
$6 ADMISSION or $10 for a 3 day pass
AN EXHIBITION OF UNIQUE OIL PAINTINGS
SIDNEY, BC Commercial Gallery PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg., Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 1-877-787-1896 email@example.com www.pengal.com Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. Cooperative Gallery COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF THE SAANICH PENINSULA 9565 Fifth St (Box 2221), Sidney, BC V8L 3S8 T. 250-656-7400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cacsp.com The CACSP encourages, supports and promotes local arts activities throughout the year including Artisans Shows and Sales at Tulista Park waterfront Gallery; Spring and Fall Studio Tours; ‘Arts in the School’ program and Children’s Summer Art program; the Sidney Literary and ArtSea Festivals; and the annual three-day Sidney Fine Art Show. Hours vary with exhibitions. Check website.
EYAN HIGGINS JONES
SEPTEMBER 12 - OCTOBER 5 - 2014 1010 Broad St. (1 block from Government St.) VICTORIA, BC T: 778.432.4777 W: couchartgallery.com Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
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SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN
Inner Landscapes, oil on canvas, 36” x 36”
45 McRae ST OKOTOKS, AB T1S 1B3 403-601-0348 email@example.com www.dalegallery.ca
Tricia Sellmer, Deep Roots (Hidden Spaces) #1, oil on canvas, 60”x72”
DEEP ROOTS (HIDDEN SPACES) SEPT 11 - OCT 17
Anne Diehl, Bill Frymire, Steve Mennie, Tricia Sellmer Opening Reception: Thur, Sept 11 @ 6 - 9 pm Artists in attendance
TRAJECTORIES OCT 23 - NOV 14
Royden Josephson, Linda Schmidt, Kazuhiko Nagaki, Tricia Sellmer, Bill Frymire
WINTER SALON: NOCTURNE NOV 20 - DEC 24 Julie Eliot, Amanda Eccelston, Tricia Sellmer, Jewel Shaw, Royden Josephson, Linda Jules
791 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B5 250-374-0488 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.chazou.com
109-5325 Cordova Bay Road Victoria BC V8Y 2L3 250-658-8333 Open Daily 10-5:30 www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com
Silent Messenger by Joanna Drummond
Showcasing original art work by local artists and artisans
Tulista Park Gallery 5th & Weiler, Sidney BC www.cacsp.com 250-656-7400 Artisans Gift Gallery, September 27-December 23 Artsea Festival, October 17-26 Sidney Fine Art Show, October 17-19 Fall Studio Tour, October 25-26 We acknowledge the assistance of the Town of Sidney, District of North Saanich, Municipality of Central Saanich and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council.
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Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109, Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 email@example.com www.galleryodin.com The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style -- oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt. SKIDEGATE Public Gallery HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM PO Box 1373, #2 Second Beach Rd, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC V0T 1S1 T. 250-559-4643 F. 250-559-4643 firstname.lastname@example.org www.haidaheritagecentre.com The Haida are world famous for their Totem Poles and monumental art, as well as their argillite carvings. The iconograhy of the art is bound to the sea, sky, land and spirit world. The theme is transformation, where the supernatural and natural planes of existence come together. The temporary gallery hosts various cultures, media and demonstrations. Summer: Daily 10 am - 6 pm; Winter: Tues - Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GREATER VANCOUVER Commercial Galleries ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 1-800-663-0341 email@example.com www.artworksbc.com Celebrating 25 years in business, Art Works offers one of the largest selections of art and framing solutions in Western Canada. Providing installation services, custom-framed mirrors and large-scale commissions. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Art Works is a long-time official sponsor of the Interior Designers Institute of BC. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bau-xi.com BAU-XI (boe she) means “great gift.” Opened in 1965, it is the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver. A second location in Toronto in 1976 established Bau-Xi as a national gallery representing about 50 artists. A third gallery Bau-Xi Photo opened in Toronto in 2010 to provide a showcase for contemporary photography. David Alexander, Bobbie Burgers, Drew Burnham, and Cori Creed are a few of the artists represented. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5:30 pm.
Came to tell something (Gina suuda tl’l xasii) includes historical Haida art dating as far back as the early 1800s as well as traditional art by 35 contemporary artists. Art fills different functions in Haida society – whether recording histories and family lineages or expressing connections with the land and the supernatural. The show is curated by Nika Collison under the guidance of Haida artists and scholars Evelyn Vanderhoop, Isabel Rorick, Robert Davidson, James Hart and Guujaaw. To Dec. 31 at the Haida Gwaii Museum Ancestral artist, female portrait mask, early 1800s tions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. INITIAL GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G3 T. 604-428-4248 email@example.com www.initialgallery.com One of Vancouver’s newest contemporary art galleries exhibits a series of philosophically based shows in its inaugural year. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm.
BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bucklandsoutherst.com An eclectic gallery owned by Chris Boulton. His aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 18 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 4 pm.
KATHERINE MCLEAN STUDIO 1-1359 Cartwright St (rear), Railspur Alley, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-377-6689 email@example.com www.katherinemclean.com Katherine McLean’s working studio and gallery features her colourful still-life ceramics and large encaustic paintings with the garden as theme. Visitors can watch as her art comes alive. Located in Railspur Alley directly opposite the Agro Cafe in the heart of Granville Island. Thurs to Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1566 W 6 Ave, 2nd floor, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 Vancouver@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt.
LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lattimergallery.com Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists -- as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm.
GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 email@example.com www.galleryjones.com The gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibi-
MASTERS GALLERY VANCOUVER 2245 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 778-628-7486 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vancouver-mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating 35 years as dealers of top quality Canadian historical and contemporary art from its base in Calgary, Masters Gallery recently opened
COLLECTION OF MICHAEL AUDAIN & YOSHIKO KARASAWA; PHOTO: TREVOR MILLS
• Working studio featuring Alberta artist Therese Dalë-Kunicky • Unique paints, personally hand-ground and created on-site • In the heart of ‘Olde Towne Okotoks’
this second location on trendy South Granville with returning Vancouverite, Peter Ohler Jr as Director. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 email@example.com envisionoptical.ca/gallery This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PACIFIC WAVE GLASS ART (FORMERLY PACIFIC HOME AND ART CENTRE) 1560 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-566-9889 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pacificwaveglassart.com Pacific Wave Glass Art features a wide selection of mouth blown glass from local and international artists including Murano Glass Artists from Italy: A.Tagliapietra, M.Gambaro, L. Vidal, Oscar Zanetti and Arnaldo Zanella. The gallery also presents contemporary paintings from local artists. Only 5 min from Granville Island. Mon & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Tue to Fri 10 am - 6 pm. PETLEY JONES GALLERY 1554 W 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 email@example.com www.petleyjones.com Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Around the corner from former Granville location. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. POUSETTE GALLERY 403 and 404-1529 West 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-837-2716 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pousettegallery.com Recently opened on the rooftop of the W-Six building in South Granville’s Gallery Row, Pousette Gallery offers contemporary art with flare from Canadian and international artists. The view alone
COLLECTION OF THE CITY OF BURNABY; PHOTO: SCOTT MASSEY
Vancouver-based artist Eli Bornowsky exhibits paintings, prints and drawings with a range of contradictions: the scientific and the intuitive, the hard-edged and the handmade, the intellectual and the spiritual. Nov. 21 to Jan. 18 at the Burnaby Art Gallery Eli Bornowsky, Sleep 1-4, 2010, drypoint, aquatint and relief on Rives BFK, 31.4’’ x 26.6’’
from the twin galleries is worth the brief elevator ride. Director Maryann Pousette Gebauer brings an international sensibility to her selection of artists and their works. International shipping. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm or by appointment. Consult website for extended hours during exhibitions. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 1-877-787-7466 email@example.com www.rendezvousartgallery.com Located on the bright southwest corner of Howe and Cordova, this vibrant gallery represents more than 40 talented Canadian artists, some of whom are exclusive to Rendezvous. Contemporary and post-impressionist paintings and sculptures are displayed in an atmosphere conducive to viewing fine works of art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. STUDIO GALLERY 33 4850 Mackenzie St, Vancouver, BC V6L 2B5 T. 604-838-8670 firstname.lastname@example.org Artist owned and operated, this small neighbourhood gallery offers a wide range of well-priced, quality artworks from Vancouver artists Paul Burgoyne, Denna Erickson, Louise Howard, Chad Krowchuk, Carylann Leoppky, Julie Mai, Pilar Mehlis, Jay Senetchko and Lorraine Thompson. Staff enjoy assisting people new to purchasing original works of art. An in-house gold/silversmith Martin Vseticka creates original custom designs. Tues to Fri 2 - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 1-877-974-4278 email@example.com www.whiterockgallery.com A destination for art lovers throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. They feature an extraordinary selection of original fine art, ceramics and sculpture. Their custom framing is a blend of creativity, expert design, and skilled workmanship. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun variable (call ahead). Closed holiday long weekends.
King of Hearts, 2014, oil on panel, 48 x 48 inches
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WINSOR GALLERY 258 East 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-681-4870 F. 604-681-4878 firstname.lastname@example.org www.winsorgallery.com Winsor Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of distinctive Canadian and international contemporary art. Working with painting, sculpture, photobased and multi-media works, they strive to ensure the development of their artists’ careers, to support the Vancouver art community, and to stimulate the engagement of their collectors. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. Public Galleries BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 email@example.com www.billreidgallery.ca A public gallery for contemporary aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 - 1998). The gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid alongside changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Highlights include stunning gold and silver jewellery, monumental sculptures and a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Wed to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4422 F. 604-205-7339 firstname.lastname@example.org www.burnabyartgallery.ca Dedicated to collecting, preserving and presenting contemporary and historical visual art programs by local, national and internationally recognized artists. Stewards of the 3rd largest public art museum collection in British Columbia. Exhibitions, art education programs, art rental and sales in historic Ceperley Mansion. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm. DEER LAKE GALLERY 6584 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T7 T. 604-298-7322 email@example.com www.burnabyartscouncil.org/deer-lakegallery/ The Burnaby Art Council’s gallery features a wide variety of art from individuals and organizations
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SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY 8888 University Dr, AQ 3004, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 T. 778-782-4266 F. 778-782-3029 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sfu.ca/gallery The gallery has a broad and inclusive mandate, showing work in all media, including historical exhibitions. Artwork from the Vancouver area will usually predominate, but each year, art from other areas of Canada and other continents will be part of the program. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm, closed during August. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 email@example.com www.vanartgallery.bc.ca The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Daily 10 am - 5 pm, Tues 10 am - 9 pm. VERNON Commercial Gallery NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2G9 T. 250-542-8544 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nadinesfineart.com Artist/owner Nadine Wilson opened her gallery in 2005. She represents several local artists, presents regular classes in watercolour, oil and acrylic painting and drawing as well as offering professional framing services. In summer the gallery hosts guest artist workshops. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 4 pm (winter: Sat 10 am - 2 pm).
The ways that artists portray young females is at the heart of Girls: Historical Portraits from the Collection. Curator Michelle Jacques takes her inspiration from Margaret Atwood’s novel Cat’s Eye and Girls, Lena Dunham’s hit HBO show. “Girls have always been a compelling subject for artists,” says Jacques. “It’s very interesting to see a range of artistic depictions of girls and young women spanning the past 200 or so years.” To Oct. 5 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Sophie Pemberton, Untitled (Portrait of a girl), 1899, charcoal on paper, 16.5” x 12.9”
GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K6 T. 604-998-8563 email@example.com www.gordonsmithgallery.ca The recently-opened 4000 square foot gallery houses an outstanding collection of Canadian art amassed from 50 artists including Gordon Smith, Jack Shadbolt, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Angela Grossman, E.J. Hughes, Kenojuak Ashevak, Rodney Graham, Guido Molinari, Etienne Zack, Douglas Coupland and Toni Onley. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theactmapleridge.org/qs/page/2166/0/-1 Founded in 1982, the Maple Ridge Art Gallery promotes the visual arts and educates through ongoing exhibitions, educational tours, workshops, artist’s talks, art rental programs, and a gallery shop. The gallery provides a facility for both amateur and professional artists of all ages. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
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T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 email@example.com www.belkin.ubc.ca Mandated to exhibit, collect, research, publish and educate, the Belkin Art Gallery is one of BC’s premier showcases for contemporary art. Visit website for program information and to download the selfguided UBC Outdoor Art Tour. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm.
GREATER VICTORIA Commercial Galleries AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theavenuegallery.com Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for
COUCH* A TANYA HORN GALLERY 1010 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z9 T. 778-432-4777 email@example.com www.couchartgallery.com As the name invokes, couch* is a casual and welcoming place to explore and enjoy one’ s connection to the arts. A couch, a coffee machine, surrounded by art and good company! Good to go. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MADRONA GALLERY 606 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4 T. 250-380-4660 firstname.lastname@example.org www.madronagallery.com Open June 2010, Madrona Gallery represents emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. The gallery offers a welcoming environment to all visitors and Michael Warren’s expertise in Canadian art history and the contemporary art market facilitates the discovery of new artists and rare pieces from Canadian masters. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 - 6 pm. OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY 740 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M6 T. 250-480-4930 email@example.com www.outofthemistgallery.com Dealers in classic and contemporary Northwest coast native art -- including traditional potlatch masks, basketry, shamanic devices, button blankets, totem poles, artefacts and more. There is also a selection of plains beadwork and artefacts and other North American, Oceanic, and African tribal art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 3 pm. RED ART GALLERY 2249 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-881-0462 firstname.lastname@example.org www.redartgallery.ca A small gem in the heart of Oak Bay Village, the gallery is dynamic, welcoming and above all, dedicated to the love of art. Along with regular new paintings by award-winning painter Marion Evamy, other artists also showcase artwork that is contemporary, confident and affordable. Relax on the red couch and enjoy art described (by critic Robert Amos) as ìa blast of joyî. Tues to Sat Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 email@example.com www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm takes pride in sourcing and promoting original art work by a variety of Canadian and international artists. Each month the
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr,, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org www.moa.ubc.ca MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions -- including Bill Reid’s iconic ìThe Raven and the First Men,î and the new Multiversity Galleries, showcasing 10,000 objects from around the world. Café MOA, an elegant shop, and free tours. Spring/Summer: daily 10 am - 5 pm Tues to 9; Fall/Winter: closed Mon, open Tues 10 am - 9 pm and Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm. Closed Dec 25 & 26. RICHMOND ART GALLERY 180-7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9 T. 604-247-8300 F. 604-247-8301 email@example.com www.richmondartgallery.org The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
Antonia Hirsch investigates images and objects related to astronomy, mobile devices and the night sky as part of an inquiry into economics, philosophy and creative practice. Sept. 6 to Dec. 13 at the SFU Gallery in Burnaby Antonia Hirsch, Eros Graph (II), 2013, inkjet print on graph paper, 8.3” x 11.7” www.gallerieswest.ca
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across the Greater Vancouver area. By connecting through the arts, the gallery seeks to promote emerging artists as well as showcase established professionals. Tues to Sun noon - 4 pm.
Public Gallery VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vernonpublicartgallery.com The Vernon Public Art Gallery presents exhibitions of emerging and established artists working in a variety of media, including paintings sculpture, video, and installation art. The Vernon Public Art Gallery is the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan, and provides exhibition opportunities to local artists and artisans. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.
contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors -- those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.
Min Ma taught art in China before moving to Canada, where he paints everything from landscapes to portraits. Oct. 18 to Oct. 26 at the Avens Gallery in Canmore Min Ma, Storm Clouds, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 30” x 36” gallery features the work of a different artist. Daily 10 am - 5:30 pm. THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 email@example.com Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson, Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesey, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm.
Laid-back and contemporary, couch* a Tanya Horn gallery was recently opened by Tanya at 1010 Broad St in Victoria. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westendgalleryltd.com First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 email@example.com www.winchestergalleriesltd.com Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and at Winchester Modern, downtown at 758 Humboldt St. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Gallery GALLERY 1580 1580 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8T 3N7 T. 250-415-2307 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gallery1580.com Gallery 1580 is an artist-run gallery with eight ad-
joining artist studios. The gallery shows art that explores contemporary art-making and culture: mixed media, painting and drawing, printmaking, photography, installation and sculpture. Just north of Pandora. Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat noon - 5 pm. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4171 F. 250-361-3995 email@example.com www.aggv.bc.ca Engaging, challenging and inspiring! Victoria’s public art museum presents a variety of visual art experiences, media and cultures through historical to contemporary art from Asia, Europe and Canada -- including the work of BC’s premiere landscape artist, Emily Carr, portrayed through paintings, writings and photographs. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. LEGACY DOWNTOWN 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-6607 firstname.lastname@example.org uvac.uvic.ca The Legacy Downtown is the primary gallery space for the University of Victoria and features paintings, drawings and sculptures by some of the bestknown artists in the Pacific Northwest, bequeathed to the University of Victoria by Dr. Michael C. Williams. Two gallery spaces feature a variety of rotating exhibits. Wed to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. LEGACY MALTWOOD AT MCPHERSON LIBRARY Box 3025 Stn CSC, McPherson Library, Room 027 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-6607 email@example.com www.uvac.uvic.ca The Legacy Maltwood, located on the lower level of the McPherson Library, exhibits prints, drawings, paintings and photographs from the University of Victoria’s permanent art collection, including a large contemporary First Nations print collection. Hours of operation coincide with McPherson Library. Call for current hours. WHISTLER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of
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art, antiques, jewellery and artistic clothing. Suncatcher’s continues to provide Calgary and area with custom and pre-made stained glass as they have since 1979. Wed to Sun 11 am - 6 pm. CALGARY Artist-run Galleries THE NEW GALLERY 208 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B6 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 email@example.com www.thenewgallery.org From its new location in Chinatown, Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Second location at John Snow House 915 18 Ave SW (by appointment only). Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm.
Canada House Gallery, which has represented Inuit art for the last 40 years, shows new graphic work from Dorset on Baffin Island. Featured are stencils, etchings and stone lithographs that portray traditional Inuit life as well as contemporary influences. Oct. 17 to Nov. 2 at Canada House Gallery in Banff Ningeokuluk Teevee, Raven with Ulu, 2014, stonecut and stencil, 20.5” x 25” exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/ studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm.
ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF Commercial Galleries CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 1-800-419-1298 firstname.lastname@example.org www.canadahouse.com A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art -- paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 1-800-310-9726 email@example.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Banff Springs, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm. WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 210 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 1-866-859-2220 firstname.lastname@example.org www.willockandsaxgallery.com Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm.
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Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40, Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 email@example.com www.banffcentre.ca/wpg/ The gallery is exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and is dedicated to developing a thoughtful and stimulating forum for visual art and curatorial practice. The WPG develops exhibitions, commissions new works and engages in dialogues about curatorial practice through symposia and workshops. Wed to Sun 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. Free gallery tours Thurs 7 pm.
TRUCK CONTEMPORARY ART IN CALGARY 2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2C 0K4 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 firstname.lastname@example.org www.truck.ca/ TRUCK is a non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Their goal is to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to the global critical discourse on contemporary art. TRUCK presents dynamic programming, fosters innovative artistic practices, encourages experimentation, and promotes a dialogue between artists and the public. Free admission. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm.
Commercial Galleries BARBARA EDWARDS CONTEMPORARY 1114 11 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1P1 T. 587-349-2014 F. 587-349-2015 email@example.com www.becontemporary.com Barbara Edwards Contemporary is committed to exhibiting contemporary art of high calibre on the Canadian stage. The gallery represents a selection of the best Canadian and international artists and estates including the work of Eric Fischl, Jessica Stockholder, Betty Goodwin, Ray Mead, Tim Zuck, and April Gornik. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm. CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 1-877-290-0145 firstname.lastname@example.org www.circa5060.ca Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass from the best known studios and furnaces. Circa brings world-class vintage art glass to Calgary from centres across Europe. A visual spectacle of color, form and modernism. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. CKG / CHRISTINE KLASSEN GALLERY 321 50 Ave, Calgary, AB T2G 2B3 T. 403-262-1880 email@example.com www.christineklassengallery.com CKG / Christine Klassen Gallery, an evolution of The Weiss Gallery, represents a dynamic group of artists united by their craft-intensive approach to
Angela Leach explores the question of what is real in Another Round, which includes new geometric abstractions that repeat particular motifs. “The introduction of the shaped painting support brought to my attention how the shaped canvas could strengthen the illusion of dimensional space, transforming the two-dimensional surface into sculptural territory,” she says. “Taking elements from the shaped canvas back to the standard rectangular format produces a visual result that is in line with the Op artists of the 1960s.” Leach, who was included in Roald Nasgaard’s 2007 book, Abstract Painting in Canada, recently completed two large diptychs commissioned by the University of Calgary. Sept. 13 to Oct. 11 at the Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary Angela Leach, AR Circle 1, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 22” x 18”
WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 firstname.lastname@example.org www.whyte.org Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Admission by donation. Summer (Jun 1 - Sep 15) 9:30 am - 6 pm; Winter (Sep 16 - May 31) 10 am - 5 pm, closed Dec 25 and Jan 1. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery BLUEROCK GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 1290, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 F. 403-933-5050 email@example.com www.bluerockgallery.ca Bluerock Gallery is a go-to place for one-of-a-kind fine art and craft, jewellery, cards and inspiring books. New art arrives regularly and the impressive collection by more than 100 artists is constantly being expanded and rotated. Wed to Mon 11 am - 5 pm; Dec 1 - 24 daily 11 am - 7 pm. BRAGG CREEK Commercial Gallery SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO PO Box 840, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 firstname.lastname@example.org www.suncatchersdesigns.com The gallery boutique, at the corner of White Ave and Burntall Dr, offers an eclectic mix of original
Edmonton-born painter Medrie MacPhee, who has tackled everything from industrial sites to hybrid species of the future, considers dislocation in physical and psychological space. Her recent work features forms that float and collide as she plays with ideas of collapse and renewal. MacPhee has been based in New York since 1978, and her work is in major institutions, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Nov. 7 to Dec. 20 at Barbara Edwards Contemporary in Calgary Medrie MacPhee, The First Cut is the Deepest, 2014, oil on canvas, 70” x 82”
DADE ART AND DESIGN LAB 1327 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-454-0243 F. 403-454-0282 email@example.com www.dadegallery.com With a distinctive product mix and presentation philosophy DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB offers a complete product range for modern living -- including original art and sculpture by local artists, and exclusive furniture from around the world. Tues to Sun 11 am - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm.
Scott Beitel recently moved his Latitude Art Gallery across 11 Ave in Calgary to #708 on the corner of 6 St SW. DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dianapaulgalleries.com Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building just off Stephen Avenue Walk. Specializing in high quality fine art -- small and large format works -- in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. ENDEAVOR ARTS 200-1209 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3 T. 403-532-7800 email@example.com www.endeavorarts.com Endeavor Arts represents local artists who create
art in new ways, focusing on mixed media and other types of innovative artwork and avoiding more traditional media and methods. Recognizing that art is being consumed differently, there is also a digital gallery, with 5 monitors, showing rotating artwork and videos or photos of the process of how some artists make a specific piece. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
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FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fortunefineart.com This Canadiana gallery offers an extensive collection of fine realism paintings depicting scenes from across Canada. Works by more than 240 artists including such well-known names as Norman Brown, “Duncan” MacKinnon Crockford, W.R. deGarth, N. de Grandmaison, Roland Gissing, George Horvath, Georgia Jarvis, Glenn Olson, Torquil Reed, Colin Williams and Marguerite Zwicker. For sale or lease. Browsers welcome. Please call for hours. FRAMED ON FIFTH 1207 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S1 T. 403-244-3688 email@example.com www.framedonfifth.com A framing shop? Yes, but also a charming gallery presenting local artists in monthly shows. Owner Hannah White offers a unique experience for artists and collectors alike. Located in eclectic Kensington with ample on-street parking. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 1-866-425-5373 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gainsboroughgalleries.com Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Charlesworth. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze -- by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor,
Storm Clouds over the Rockies, Oil, 24” x 30”
artmaking. CKG endeavours to stimulate gallery visitors through innovative projects and exhibitions of painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.
Featuring Historical and Contemporary Canadian Art With over 1,500 original works available #3, 215 – 39th Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E3 Hours vary, please call 403-277-7252 PLEASE VISIT US ON ARTWALK – SEPT. 20 and 21st Open 11.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 email@example.com www.mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating more than 35 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MIDTOWNE GALLERY 9250 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0P5 T. 403-252-7063 firstname.lastname@example.org www.midtownegallery.ca Specializing in original representational painting and sculpture from emerging and established Canadian artists, this contemporary space was designed for showcasing art. Each month the gallery features group, or solo exhibitions, in celebration of the artist’s artwork. Located within It’s Worth Framing (ample free parking) on Macleod Trail. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm; Tues to Thurs till 6 pm.
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. Oct. 18 to Nov. 3 at The Front Gallery in Edmonton Verna Vogel, Suite #3: Spin, Drift, Pool, Settle, 2014, acrylic and mixedmedia stitching on canvas, 25 pieces, each 10’’ x 10’’ Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm. GALLERIA - INGLEWOOD 907 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S5 T. 403-270-3612 email@example.com www.calgarycraftedgifts.com Galleria Inglewood represents more than 25 emerging and established artists. Their contemporary works include oils, watercolour, acrylics and mixed media. In 3 separate galleries they also show functional, decorative and sculptural pottery by local clay artists and fine handcrafts by Canadian artisans. Minutes from downtown in historic Inglewood. Free parking. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level, Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gerrythomasgallery.com This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art ranging from abstract oil paintings, glass sculpture and photography to historic works by Roland Gissing. The stylish Gallery includes an art deco bar, modern lounge furniture and catering facilities perfect for corporate and private events. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-244-2000 email@example.com www.gibsonfineart.ca Now located in the Design District, the gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope -- from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
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HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 firstname.lastname@example.org www.herringerkissgallery.com A member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, the gallery represents over 25 artists working in a range of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media works. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
MOONSTONE CREATION NATIVE GALLERY 1219 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0W6 T. 403-261-2650 F. 403-261-2654 email@example.com www.moonstonecreation.ca Along with showcasing the traditional artwork of owner Yvonne Jobin, the gallery represents many First Nations and Metis artists. Fine art, pottery, carvings, turquoise and Westcoast jewellery, beadwork, leatherwork and authentic, locally-made gifts can be found in this unique gallery. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 firstname.lastname@example.org www.newzones.com/ Opened in 1992, Newzones is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries, promoting prominent Albertan, Canadian and international artists as well as young, up-and-coming artists both at home in Calgary, and internationally. The Gallery’s program has an emphasis on process-orientated artwork that challenges both the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426
email@example.com www.paulkuhngallery.com Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ruberto-ostberg.com This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Wed to Sat 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 email@example.com www.stephenloweartgallery.ca and West Market Square 509-1851 Sirocco Dr SW Calgary, AB T3H 4R5 Established since 1979, and now with two locations, the gallery features an extensive portfolio of distinguished Canadian artists offering fine original paintings, glass, ceramics and sculptures in traditional and contemporary genres. Ongoing solo and group exhibitions welcome everyone from browsers to experienced collectors. Personalized corporate and residential consulting. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (Free Sat parking). THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cgoart.com Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 email@example.com www.trepanierbaer.com A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment.
JARVIS HALL FINE ART 617 11 Ave SW (lower level), Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jarvishallfineart.com Jarvis Hall Fine Art is committed to supporting the practice of contemporary art by emerging, midcareer and established Canadian artists. Currently representing Mark Dicey, Carl White, Jeffrey Spalding, John Will, Larissa Tiggelers, Herald Nix, Billy McCarroll and more. Various works of art are also available throughout the year by historical and contemporary Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LATITUDE ART GALLERY 150-625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-262-9598 email@example.com www.latitudeartgallery.com Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972 in Winnipeg, the Loch Gallery
Alison Hiltner views herself as a sci-fi archeologist who explores films and video games for narratives she can intertwine with aspects of scientific reality. Dec. 11 to Jan. 22 at Harcourt House in Edmonton Alison Hiltner, Growth On A Galactic Scale (detail), 2012, mixed-media installation of 50 images on translucent polyester film, 14” x 3” x 240” www.gallerieswest.ca
VAN GINKEL ART GALLERY & STUDIO 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-830-0061 email@example.com www.PaulVanGinkel.com Recently opened, Calgary artist Paul Van Ginkel paints in oils and watercolours while specializing in Western and Dance themes. He also does custom (commission) pieces and has limited edition paper and giclee prints available. ìIn the heart of Inglewoodî Check website for hours. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wallacegalleries.com In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 email@example.com www.webstergalleries.com Established in 1979, the gallery exhibits an extensive collection of original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze, ceramic, stone sculptures and Inuit art in a 10,000 square foot space. Webster Galleries Inc also houses a complete frame design and workshop facility. Free parking at the rear of the gallery for customer convenience. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. Cooperative Galleries ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artpoint.ca Two galleries and 23 onsite-artist studios. The 50+ artist members and invited artists show and sell their works in monthly changing exhibitions --from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Located next to the CPR tracks in Ramsay. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow the gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, or by appointment.
The Alberta Printmakers Society has relocated their Artist Proof Gallery to 4025 4 St SE in Calgary. Public Galleries CONTEMPORARY CALGARY C 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 and C2 AT CITY HALL 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 email@example.com contemporarycalgary.com Contemporary Calgary, a merger of The Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC), the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary (MOCA) and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA) is an interactive and dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. CONTEMPORARY CALGARY ESKER FOUNDATION GALLERY 444-1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0H7 T. 403-930-2490 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eskerfoundation.com Opened in June 2012, the Esker Foundation, an initiative of Calgary philanthropists and art patrons Jim and Susan Hill, is the largest privately-funded, non-commercial gallery in Calgary. Featuring over 15,000 square feet of environmentally-controlled, purpose-built exhibition space, it’s a cultural platform for innovative and exceptional contemporary art exhibitions and educational events. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs & Fri till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 email@example.com www.glenbow.org/ Located in the heart of downtown Calgary - visitors
experience Glenbow Museum’s diverse exhibits, special programs and vast collections including Asian, Contemporary, Modernist and Historical Art. Tues to Thurs 9 am - 5 pm; Fri 11:30 am - 7:30 pm; Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Seniors $10, Students $9, Family $32; Members and under 6, free. Glenbow Shop open Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm; Sun noon - 5:30 pm. LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8, Site 31, Comp. #9., RR 8 By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west, Calgary, AB T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 firstname.lastname@example.org www.leightoncentre.org The Centre is a public art gallery, museum and shop located just outside Calgary, overlooking the Alberta Foothills and Rocky Mountains. It is open to the public year round and offers a wide range of art exhibitions, museum displays, programming, art sales and special events. A not-for-profit organization, it strives to promote artistic community, and to sustain a setting for art and the creative process. Tues to Sun 10 am - 4 pm. NICKLE GALLERIES Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary, 410 University Court NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 email@example.com library.ucalgary.ca/nickle Now reopened in a landmark location on campus, the Nickle Galleries showcases the best of Alberta artists, currently featuring Marion Nicoll and Arthur Nishimura. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm, closed Sun. FREE admission. THE MILITARY MUSEUMS -- FOUNDERS’ GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2847 F. 403-974-2858 firstname.lastname@example.org www.themilitarymuseums.ca/galleryfounders Officially opened in 2009, and under The University of Calgary administration since 2012, The Founders’ Gallery contributes to Canadians’ understanding of military experience by displaying historic and contemporary works of art and related artifacts. The gallery hosts local, national, and international exhibitions, which change every few months. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm. CAMROSE Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 1-888-672-8401 email@example.com www.candlerartgallery.com Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny -- all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt.
Tom Hjorleifson, Breakthrough, limited edition bronze sculpture 2 of 12, rendition of Hickstead: ridden by Canadian Eric Lamaze
CANMORE Commercial Gallery CARTER-RYAN GALLERY AND LIVE ART VENUE 705 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-621-1000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carter-ryan.com Carter-Ryan Gallery is home to one of Canada’s most prolific contemporary Aboriginal artists, Jason Carter. Both a painter and soapstone carver, Carter illustrated “WHO IS BOO: The Curious Tales of One Trickster Rabbit”. And 21 of his 66 illustrations, on 30” x 40” canvases are now on display. Musical and theatrical acts change weekly in the back half of this 1700 sq ft gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 email@example.com www.theavensgallery.com Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery is a fixture in the town of Canmore. Their mandate is to showcase high quality western Canadian artists and they take an understandable pride in their eclectic collection of original paintings and sculpture. Open daily with extended summer and Christmas hours.
UPCOMING OPENINGS with artists in attendance (noon – 4 pm) Sept 6-7
3-Dimensions by Vance Theoret, Jonn Einerssen & Evelyn Kirkaldy Artist Demonstration & Show
Sept 20-21 Demonstration by bronze sculptor Tom Hjorleifson, as part of The Canmore Studio & Gallery Tour Oct 18
40 Years In Fine Arts by Min Ma An Exhibition
Open 11-5 daily Extended Wknd/Hol hours
Visit theavensgallery.com for full event calendar online
104-709 Main Street, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in 1986 in support of Western Canadian Fine Arts
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Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401
Audrey Pfannmuller, Standing Together, 48" x 48"
Art Supplies, Picture Framing, Prints, Posters, Rocks & Crystals
THE EDGE GALLERY 612 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 0C7 T. 403-675-8300 email@example.com www.edgegallery.ca In the gallery: ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works. In the frame shop: experienced staff with 25 years experience offers a wide selection of frames for mirrors, objects, needlework, paintings and prints, specializing in the handling and care of original artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am -5:30 pm or by appointment. COCHRANE Commercial Gallery JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West,, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 firstname.lastname@example.org www.justimajan.com Representing 26 Canadian artists -- painters, sculptors and glass artists -- this inviting gallery has a unique ambiance with antique decor to take visitors down memory lane. Artist/Owner paints in rear gallery/studio. Coffee, ice cream cones and good dogs welcome. Thurs, Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 10 am 5 pm, or by appointment. COLD LAKE Commercial Gallery JANVIER GALLERY Cold Lake First Nations 149B (Box 8130), Cold Lake, AB T9M 1N1 T. 780-639-4545 email@example.com www.alexjanvier.com Janvier Gallery, formerly located across from the Marina in the city of Cold Lake, has re-opened in a purpose-built, Douglas Cardinal designed building in Cold Lake First Nations 149B (also known as English Bay) about ten minutes north of Cold Lake on 25 Street/English Bay Road. The gallery holds many Alex Janvier originals, with exhibitions changing often. Currently open BY APPOINTMENT. DRUMHELLER
LAURA POPE – SEPTEMBER
CONTEMPORARY PRINTS – OCTOBER
BARBARA BALLACHEY – NOVEMBER
612 Spring Creek Drive Canmore, Alberta T1W 0C7 403-675-8300
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shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bearclawgallery.com Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. BUGERA MATHESON GALLERY 10435 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R1 T. 780-482-2854 email@example.com www.bugeramathesongallery.com With a brand new location, designed from the ground up to suit the needs of clients and artists, the Bugera Matheson Gallery continues a 20-year tradition of serving Edmonton’s art-loving community. Experience a rich variety of unique fine art including abstract, landscape, still life and figurative painting, and sculpture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thurs till 7 pm. DAFFODIL GALLERY 10412 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R5 T. 780-760-1278 firstname.lastname@example.org www.daffodilgallery.ca “From England, with love” is the theme of Daffodil Gallery, fulfilling a dream of Karen Bishop and partner Rick Rogers to create an unpretentious gallery, welcoming to both experienced and new art collectors. It features established and emerging Canadian artists, representing a wide range of artistic styles -- from traditional to contemporary. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm.
Commercial Galleries 3RD AVENUE ARTS Box 338, 20 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686 email@example.com www.todorphoto.com Quality Western Canadian art. Featuring the works of over 30 artisans. Unique selection of photography, fine art originals, prints, pottery, glass objects and jewellery. Owned and operated by visual artist Michael Todor. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm; Daily Jul, Aug.
DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 firstname.lastname@example.org www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt.
ATELIERO VERDA Box 1708, 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-2455 email@example.com www.sveda-art.com The resident artist, Jacqueline Sveda is originally from Magog, Quebec, but has lived in Western Canada for the last 30 years. Her work is inspired by her surroundings, in which imagination plays a big role. She works in acrylic and mixed media flat art, as well as stone and wood carving. Guest artists participate in periodic exhibitions. Thurs to Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm.
GALERIE PAVA 9524 87 ST, Edmonton, AB T6C 3J1 T. 780-461-3234 F. 780-461-4053 firstname.lastname@example.org www.savacava.com Created in 2011 by the Société francophone des arts visuels de l’Alberta, PAVA is committed to the promotion of contemporary art by emerging and established artists from the local, provincial and national art scenes. Artists are encouraged to research projects reflecting cultural and social diversity. Juried themed exhibitions change monthly. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment at 780-461-3427.
LANDO GALLERY 103-10310 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-990-1161 email@example.com www.landogallery.com Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery is now located on the corner of 103 Avenue and 124 Street. Lando Gallery continues to offer superior quality Canadian and international fine art and fine objects, expert custom picture framing, fine art appraisals and many other art related services. Open Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment.
Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 firstname.lastname@example.org www.harcourthouse.ab.ca The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. SNAP GALLERY 10123 121 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 email@example.com www.snapartists.com Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print
PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 12304 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-455-7479 firstname.lastname@example.org www.probertsongallery.com Representing a roster of over 40 emerging, mid-career, and senior Canadian artists, this contemporary gallery space features a wide range of media and subject matter. Whether working with established collectors, or with those looking to purchase their first piece, Peter Robertson Gallery strives to inform, challenge, and retain relevance within the broader art community. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
UPCOMING SHOWS FALL 2014
Amalie Atkins sets layered narratives against the luminous landscapes of Saskatchewan, enacting scenarios both mundane and otherworldly. Her exhibition includes projection installations based on her new film, we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical. Organized with the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Dec. 6 to Feb. 1 at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge Amalie Atkins, Listening to the past—listening to the future (from we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical), 2014, two-screen film installation with optical soundtrack, 3:02 min. loop
ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 email@example.com www.rowles.ca Relocated to LeMarchand Mansion. Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in supplying the corporate marketplace, the gallery offers consultation for Service Award Programs, and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Open to the public. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat - by appt.
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RR GALLERY 10219 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-757-3463 F. 780-757-3463 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rrgallery.ca RR Gallery offers original paintings, pastels and photography by such artists as Anna BerezaPiorkowska, Jonathan Havelock and, from Brazil, Litza Cohen. Partners Richard Lajczak and Robert Thomas also have more than twenty years experience in museum-grade printing, limited edition prints, drymounting and laminating, canvas stretching and custom picture framing. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Thurs till 7 pm and Sat 10 am - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 email@example.com www.scottgallery.com Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including handpulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
THE FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-452-6240 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thefrontgallery.com Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 email@example.com www.westendgalleryltd.com Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada -- paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria since 1994. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
The Blue Hour
Recent works by
Sept 12 – Oct 26, 2014
Nov 7 – Dec 21, 2014
Opening Reception: September 12 @ 7:00 pm Artist in Attendance
Opening Reception: November 7 @ 7:00 pm Artist in Attendance
Further information contact: Brenda Barry Byrne, Curator #120 – 501 Festival Avenue Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4X3 780-410-8585 firstname.lastname@example.org www.strathcona.ca/artgallery
ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5
Daphne Odjig – September 20 Jim Logan – October 4 Aaron Paquette – October 18 Jessica Desmoulin & Dianne Meili – November 8
Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 email@example.com www.albertacraft.ab.ca Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 6 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 firstname.lastname@example.org www.youraga.ca Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta is an 85,000 square foot premier presentation venue for international and Canadian art, education and scholarship. The AGA is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, expressing the creative spirit of Alberta and connecting people, art and ideas. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Wed till 9 pm.
Expectant, 2012, acrylic, graphite, gouache, charcoal on a digital print, 11” x 14”
Daphne Odjig, Voices in the woodland
PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 1-800-528-4278 email@example.com www.picturethisgallery.com Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm.
When You Were Here Before, 2013, oil on canvas, 60” x 60”
bearclaw gallery SPECIALIZING IN FIRST NATIONS ART Bearclaw Gallery 10403-124 St. Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3Z5
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CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA (CAVA) 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 email@example.com www.savacava.com The Centre is an eclectic mix of fine art and craft from the Société’s 165 members. These Albertabased artists work in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, woodworking and other fine crafts including pottery, jewellery, woven and quilted fabric and much more. The ‘galerie’ exhibitions change twice monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. STRATHCONA COUNTY ART GALLERY @ 501 120-501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4X3 T. 780-410-8585 F. 780-410-8580 firstname.lastname@example.org www.strathcona.ca/artgallery Strathcona County opened the doors on March 10, 2011 to Gallery @ 501 located in the Community Centre in Sherwood Park, AB. The gallery will be exhibiting contemporary artwork from regional, provincial, national and international artists and is
Martin Tagseth presents recent pottery mostly utilitarian in nature, but sculptural in spirit. “It is not my intent to consciously direct viewers toward a specific aesthetic,” he says, “but to simply present them with what I consider to be poetic objects that may alter the way in which they view ceramics as a whole.” Sept. 6 to Oct. 25 at Mysteria Gallery in Regina Martin Tagseth, Song Vase, 2014, wood and soda fired stoneware,15” x 8” x 8”
currently accepting exhibition proposals from artists and curators. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Tues and Thurs 10 am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 1-866-421-1731 email@example.com www.visualartsalberta.com Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Wed to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE 103-9839 103 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aggp.ca The Prairie Art Gallery has been renamed the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in celebration of its major expansion into the restored 1929 Grande Prairie High School building. It is a public, non-commercial environment dedicated to assisting in the enjoyment of visual arts. It maintains the largest public art collection in the Peace Region. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 9 pm, Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 email@example.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/ studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 8 am - 10 pm. LETHBRIDGE Commercial Gallery TRIANON GALLERY 104 5 St S - Upstairs, Lethbridge, AB T1J 2B2 T. 403-380-2787 F. 403-329-1654 Toll Free: 1-866-380-2787 firstname.lastname@example.org www.savillarchitecture.com Formerly the Trianon Ballroom (1930s-1960s), the gallery is an informal mix between a gallery and an architectural office. Its open space and philosophy allows for creative community responses. Exhibitions range from nationally-renowned artists to aspiring students. A second exhibition space, Le Petit Trianon is now open downstairs. Public Galleries GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr), Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6 T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 Toll Free: 1-866-320-3898 email@example.com www.galtmuseum.com A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Thurs till 9 pm, Sun 1 - 4:30 pm. Admission charge. SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 firstname.lastname@example.org www.saag.ca One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who
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Shyra De Souza alters and reconfigures mass-produced objects in Phantom Limb, an installation of provocative forms resembling prehistoric or mythological bodies that morph and fold into each other. Sept. 12 to Nov. 8 at the Okotoks Art Gallery Shyra De Souza, Phantom Limb, 2013, found objects, epoxy, wire, plaster and enamel, installation view push the boundaries of their medium. Regularly changing exhibitions are featured in three distinct gallery spaces. Learning programs, film screenings and special events further contribute to local culture. Gift Shop and a Resource Library. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115 email@example.com www.uleth.ca/artgallery The gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. Special activities on website. MEDICINE HAT Public Galleries ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 firstname.lastname@example.org www.esplanade.ca This is home to the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $4.30, Youth and Student - $3.20, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12.90, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm.
Tracy Gardner and Bruce Koch recently opened their Nikaniwin Gallery just south of Calgary in Nanton, AB MEDALTA IN THE HISTORIC CLAY DISTRICT 713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9 T. 403-529-1070 email@example.com www.medalta.org Medalta is a century-old factory which has been converted into an industrial museum, working pottery and contemporary ceramic arts centre. The Yuill Family Gallery features contemporary artwork from the Medalta International Artists in Residence program and travelling art exhibitions. (Summer)
Victoria Day to Labour Day - Daily 9:30 am - 5 pm; (Winter) Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. NANTON Commercial Galleries NIKANIWIN GALLERY 2119 20 St, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0 T. 403-646-2086 This new gallery by artist owners, Tracy Gardner and Bruce Koch shows a variety of ‘realist’ artwork -- still-lifes, landscapes, florals, animals and portraits -- including their own, often with a Western theme. There is a working studio within the gallery offering oil painting classes for adults of all levels. Tues to Thurs 10:30 am - 5 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 6, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. OKOTOKS Commercial Galleries DALË GALLERY 45 McRae St, Okotoks, AB T. 403-601-0348 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dalegallery.ca The gallery is a working studio featuring the work of Alberta artist Therese Dalë-Kunicky. One can view her artwork in progress and see the unique pigments used to create the images. Many of the paintings are meditation pieces. Visitors are welcome to sit, relax and have a gazing meditation with a favourite piece. Located in the heart of ‘Olde Towne Okotoks’ across from the town plaza. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. RABBIT HOLE GALLERY 109-21 North Railway St (lower level), Okotoks, AB T1S 1B6 T. 587-364-1001 email@example.com www.outoftheblueart.com As one might expect, the Rabbit Hole is snuggled The Rabbit Hole is, as the name suggests, “underground” below the Emporium of Impossible Things Shoppe in downtown Okotoks. Artist and teacher Cheryl Taylor and shop owner Melody Enman run a welcoming, inclusive and affordable art gallery and workshop space supporting emerging and mid-career artists. Local, original art in a variety of styles and media are hung salon style in themed group shows which change regularly. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Public Gallery OKOTOKS ART GALLERY | AT THE STATION PO Box 20, 53 North Railway St, Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1 T. 403-938-3204 F. 403-938-8963 firstname.lastname@example.org www.okotoksculture.ca The OAG reflects the creativity and dynamic energy of both the Town of Okotoks and the Foothills re-
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T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 email@example.com artgalleryofstalbert.com Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sculpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm.
gion. It presents an ongoing series of contemporary and historical art exhibitions. Recent exhibits include “Alberta and the Group of Seven”, Lou Lynn’s “Retro-active”, and “Celebrity Icons” which featured six works by Andy Warhol. (Summer) Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Sun and hols noon - 5 pm; (Fall & Winter) Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (closed statutory holidays) PIGEON LAKE Commercial Gallery BAY 12 GALLERY 12 Village Drive (Village at Pigeon Lake), Pigeon Lake, AB T. 780-586-2999 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bay12gallery.com Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Bay 12 Gallery brings original fine art by more than 40 Alberta-based artists to The Village at Pigeon Lake. Painting, photography, pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, art cards and more. Twenty min west on Highway 13 from QE 2, Exit 482B. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun & hols 11 am - 5 pm; (Extended Summer hours) Fri, Sat open till 8 pm.
There's a new Rabbit Hole Gallery in Okotoks, below the Emporium of Impossible Things at 109-21 N Railway St.
fine artists and artisans. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, and by appointment. RED DEER Public Gallery RED DEER MUSEUM + ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 email@example.com www.reddeermuseum.com The MAG combines elements of a museum and art gallery to inspire a passion for history and art while creating memorable experiences for visitors of all ages. The rotating exhibit schedule presents a glimpse of Red Deer’s historical and contemporary life, and brings world-class exhibitions to the city. In March 2013 the MAG opened a permanent history exhibition “Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland”. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, wknd noon - 4:30 pm.
JULY 27 TO DECEMBER 31, 2014
INTO THE STREETS: AVENUES FOR ART In collaboration with Musagetes and Cities for People
SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 23, 2014
RAPHAËLLE DE GROOT Summit Meetings
Organized in partnership by Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG), Art Gallery of Windsor and Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec
AN TE LIU In Absentia
Organized by SAAG in conjunction with the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
DECEMBER 6, 2014 TO FEBRUARY 1, 2015
Commercial Gallery GUST GALLERY112A Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gustgallery.com The Gust Gallery embraces the art and landscapes of Southern Alberta reflected by the extraordinary talents of artists working in 2 and 3 dimensional mediums. Open daily mid-May to end-September.
we live on the edge of disaster and imagine we are in a musical Organized by the Mackenzie Art Gallery in partnership with SAAG
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Commercial Gallery SIDING 14 GALLERY 5214 50 St, PO Box 4403, Ponoka, AB T4J 1S1 T. 403-790-5387 email@example.com Siding 14 Gallery takes its name from early CPR days when Ponoka was a waterstop on the Edmonton-Calgary mainline. Today it features artwork from Western Canada, across the country and beyond. At its core is the studio of Mary MacArthur and Danny Lineham (“Those Great Little Books”) who are proud to showcase not only their own work in the ‘ancient book arts’, but that of other
Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178, Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 firstname.lastname@example.org www.shurniakartgallery.com The gallery features its founder’s private collection of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from around the world. Rotating exhibitions by invited artists. New Beginnings TeaRoom on premises. Admission free. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun (Apr - Dec) 1 pm - 5 pm, closed public holidays and holiday weekends unless otherwise posted.
601 3 AVE S. LETHBRIDGE, AB | 403.327.8770 | www.saag.ca
Photographs by Nick Danziger
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November 8, 2014 to February 1, 2015
Karlie King’s exhibition, An Education, was inspired by wooden desktops she collected from an old schoolhouse in her hometown of Mervin, Sask. Studying the marks that generations of students had etched into the desks, she discovered an alternative curriculum and responded with her own marks and images, creating poetic works that speak to memories of schooldays past. “These desktops are like riddles,” she says. “They are touchstones in a web of relations and thought.” Aug. 28 to Oct. 17 at the Estevan Art Gallery Karlie King, Phys. Ed.: “For One Week I was Bruce Lee”, 2012, maple desktop with image transfers, 19” x 25” www.gallerieswest.ca
Commissioned by the International Committee of the Red Cross, in collaboration with author Rory Maclean.
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Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 email@example.com www.eagm.ca This public gallery offers a free exchange of ideas and perspectives to reflect the rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity. With the collaboration of provincial and national institutions, the gallery seeks to make contemporary art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages. Tues to Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 pm. MELFORT Public Gallery SHERVEN-SMITH ART GALLERY 206 Bemister Ave East, Box 310, Melfort, SK S0E 1A0 T. 306-752-4177 F. 306-752-5556 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kerryvickarcentre.ca Located 2 hours north of Saskatoon, the gallery is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of emerging local and provincial artists. Since opening in 2010, the gallery has held an eclectic mix of exhibits With new exhibits each month, the gallery is always looking for artists interested in showcasing their work.Admission free. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm. MOOSE JAW Commercial Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 email@example.com www.yvettemoore.com Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Gallery ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 firstname.lastname@example.org www.allensapp.com Allen Sapp is the recipient of the Order of Canada
among many honours for his paintings depicting the everyday lives of Northern Plains Cree at mid 20th century. Housed in the historic Carnegie Library building, the gallery attracts people from around the world who are passionate about art and First Nations culture. Spring and Summer Daily 11 am - 5 pm; Fall and Winter Wed to Sun noon - 4 pm. PRINCE ALBERT Public Gallery THE MANN ART GALLERY 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-763-7838 email@example.com www.mannartgallery.ca The Mann Art Gallery features a varied exhibition schedule promoting local, provincial and national artists, as well as curated exhibitions, lectures and workshops. It also houses a permanent collection of over 600 individual works from well-known provincial artists. Their education and professional development initiatives encourage public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. Mon to Sat noon - 5 pm. REGINA Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 firstname.lastname@example.org www.assiniboia.com Established in 1977, the Assiniboia Gallery showcases contemporary and traditional works of art by established and emerging visual artists. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Sheila Kernan, Robert Genn, Kimberly Kiel, Rick Bond, Angela Morgan and many more. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 an -5 pm. MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 email@example.com www.mysteria.ca Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nouveaugallery.com At Nouveau Gallery, formerly the Susan Whitney
Winnipeg artist Willow Rector embroiders animal pelts as she explores how identity relates to desire, sexuality and cultural narratives. “The sharp juxtaposition of the animal pelts and embroidered allusions to iconic Group of Seven paintings creates a deliberate tension between the ugly and the beautiful, the feared and the familiar, the abject and the iconic,” she says. Sept. 11 to Nov. 8 at Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg Willow Rector, The Singing Bone (front and back views), 2013, hand embroidery on Arctic fox pelt, 28’’ x 14.5’’ x 8’’
Biliana Velkova’s exhibition, Splendid, includes three large-format photographs that reflect on the ways commerce shapes tourism, national identity and understandings of nature. Dec. 6 to Feb. 4 at the Dunlop Gallery in Regina Biliana Velkova, Landscape with a Horse at Bow River, digital print on Dibond (edition 1 of 2), 24” x 40” Gallery, look forward to works by many of Saskatchewan’s most recognized artists, the continuation of the Whitney Gallery’s vision plus a few surprises as Meagan Perreault puts her personal stamp on the new gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, and by appt. SLATE FINE ART GALLERY 2078 Halifax St, Regina, SK S4P 1T7 T. 306-775-0300 email@example.com www.slategallery.ca Located in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood, SLATE Gallery features works from iconic and contemporary Canadian artists. SLATE owners Gina Fafard and Kimberley Fyfe offer advice and support for new and experienced buyers, assistance with acquisition and investment of artworks for private, corporate and public collections. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TRADITIONS HAND CRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 firstname.lastname@example.org www.traditionshandcraftgallery.ca Traditions features fine craft of over 100 Saskatchewan artisans in a full range of media: clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, jewellery and photography. Tues to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm. Follow them on Facebook. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St, Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 email@example.com www.artgalleryofregina.ca Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. Access via 15 Ave and McTavish St. Mon to Thur 1 pm - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dunlopartgallery.org The Dunlop Art Gallery informs the practices and understanding of visual art through activities including exhibitions, interpretive and public programs, research, publishing and collecting. A unit of the Regina Public Library, the gallery has two locations: within the RPL Central Library: and the RPL Sherwood Village Branch, 6121 Rochdale Blvd. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 9 pm, Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm. MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191
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email@example.com www.mackenzieartgallery.sk.ca Excellent collection of art from historical to contemporary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Fri till 9 pm; Sun and hol noon - 5:30 pm. SASKATOON Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artplacement.com Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 email@example.com www.collectorschoice.ca Represents Saskatchewan and Canadian artists including Lou Chrones, Malaika Z Charbonneau, Julie Gutek, Cecelia Jurgens, Paul Jacoby, Valerie Munch, Jon Einnersen, Don Hefner, Reg Parsons, Bill Schwarz. The gallery offers a variety of contemporary paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oil, and mixed media and sculpture in bronze, stone and metal plus a collection of estate art. Tues - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 405-105 21 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B3 T. 306-955-5701 firstname.lastname@example.org www.darrellbellgallery.com Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries AFFINITY GALLERY - SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 F. 306-244-2711 email@example.com www.saskcraftcouncil.org
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The only public Saskatchewan gallery dedicated to exhibiting fine craft through solo, group, juried, curated or touring shows. Up to eight dynamic and diverse exhibitions each year. Free admission. Mon to Sat 10 - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Remembrance Day). MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mendel.ca Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the Mendel Art Gallery has been Saskatoon’s premier destination for contemporary and historical art since it opened in 1964. The Mendel has Saskatchewan’s largest permanent collection in the public trust, with more than 7,500 works. The gallery has four annual exhibition periods, and is open 9 am 9 pm daily except Christmas Day. Admission free. SWIFT CURRENT Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 email@example.com www.artgalleryofswiftcurrent.org AGSC is a public art gallery featuring exhibitions of regional, provincial, and national works of visual art. Contact the gallery to arrange guided tours. See something to think about -- visit your public art gallery. Mon to Wed 1 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Thurs to Sun 1 - 5 pm. Closed between exhibitions, statutory holidays, and Sundays in Jul and Aug. Admission free. YORKTON Public Galleries GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 firstname.lastname@example.org www.deangallery.ca As the only professionally-operated public art gallery within a 150 km radius of Yorkton, the Dean curates, exhibits and promotes the work of local, provincial and national contemporary artists who address issues affecting the Yorkton region. Art-
work is chosen based on its relevance to the community and its ability to contribute to the Saskatchewan art scene. Exhibits in both galleries change every five to six weeks. Mon to Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 pm.
UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CASA LETHBRIDGE
MANITOBA GALLERIES BRANDON Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 email@example.com www.agsm.ca Tracing its roots back to 1890, the gallery’s mission is to lead in visual art production, presentation, promotion and education in western Manitoba. Its focus is on contemporary art while respecting local heritage and culture. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm (Sat closed Jul/Aug). PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE Public Gallery PORTAGE & DISTRICT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY & GIFT SHOP 11 2 St NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 T. 204-239-6029 firstname.lastname@example.org www.portageartscentre.ca The gallery features a schedule of diverse exhibitions showcasing the works of local, regional and national artists. The gift shop offers art supplies as well as a mix of original art including pottery, stained glass, photography, wood turning, books and paintings by local and regional artists. Located within the William Glesby Centre. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
POP ART FROM THE COLLECTION AUGUST 29 - OCTOBER 24, 2014 LOCAL ARTISTS RESPOND OCTOBER 31 - DECEMBER 23, 2014 art + people = x series
SELKIRK, MB Cooperative Gallery GWEN FOX GALLERY 101-250 Manitoba Ave, Selkirk, MB R1A 0Y5 T. 204-482-4359
Trudy Golley August 16 to October 26, 2014
Reception & Artist Talk: October 3, 2014, 7:00 pm
Winnipeg artist William Eakin’s exhibition, Time, includes new works that feature the faces of watches without hands. “My intent was to create an image / illusion in which I would be able to compress all time,” says Eakin. “The works in the series, 24Hours, function as timeless icons … Without hands, the photographed watch faces confound one’s ability to tell the time, and thereby permit one to contemplate a fuller sense of the idea of time.” Oct. 2 to Oct. 25 at the Actual Gallery in Winnipeg William Eakin, 24Hours_0115, 2013, pigment print (edition of 5), 40” x 40” www.gallerieswest.ca
Detail of Aurora Series – Great Wave, 2010 – 2010.034.001, artist Trudy Golley. Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
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WINNIPEG Artist-run Centre URBAN SHAMAN CONTEMPORARY GALLERY 203 - 290 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T2 T. 204-942-2674 F. 204-944-9577 email@example.com www.urbanshaman.org/ Urban Shaman Gallery is an aboriginal artist-run centre dedicated to meeting the needs of artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a leadership role in the cultivation of indigenous art. Commercial Galleries ACTUAL 300 Ross Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0L4 T. 204-415-5540 firstname.lastname@example.org actualgallery.ca Taking its name from l’art actuel, the French term for art of the moment, Actual presents photography, drawing, painting, video, sculpture and mixed media from both emerging and mid-career artists from Winnipeg. The gallery also acts as a catalyst for new ideas and as an advocate for artists. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm or by appointment. BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1-800-822-5840 email@example.com www.birchwoodartgallery.com Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. They also provide conservation custom framing, art restoration and cleaning, and home and office art consultation. Original commissions available on request. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 6 pm, Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment. GUREVICH FINE ART 200-62 Albert St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9 T. 204-488-0662 Toll Free: 1-888-488-0662 firstname.lastname@example.org
www.gurevichfineart.com Gurevich Fine Art represents contemporary painting, photography, prints and sculpture. They provide art consulting and framing services. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs, Fri till 6 pm or by appointment. GROLLÉ FINE ART Studio 24 at 81 Garry St (Fort Garry Place), Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J9 T. 204-505-5836 email@example.com grollefineart.com This gallery represents a limited number of diverse Canadian and International artists. Consulting for artists and art lovers alike, Grollé Fine Art manages collections for both seasoned and burgeoning collectors. On Garry, just off Broadway, minutes from The Forks and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Artist submissions welcomed. Tue to Sat 11 am - 4 pm and by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.
Lisa Kehler recently opened her ACTUAL gallery in Winnipeg's Exchange District at 300 Ross Ave. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 email@example.com www.mayberryfineart.com Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, Mayberry Fine Art represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Andrew Valko, and Robert Genn. With almost 40 years experience, the gallery also specializes in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. A second location was opened in Toronto in 2010. Regular exhibitions feature important early Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
Artists Ursula Johnson, Tanya Lukin-Linklater and Julie Nagam exhibit together in Memory Keepers, a project that explores how land and bodies, as well as memory and mapping, interconnect for indigenous women. Sept. 5 to Oct. 11 at Urban Shaman in Winnipeg Tanya Lukin Linklater (with Duane Linklater), Site Sight, 2011, series of 12 digital prints, detail
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firstname.lastname@example.org www.gwenfoxgallery.com Built in 1907 and twice rescued from demolition, the ‘old Post Office’ is now the Selkirk Community Arts Centre and home to the Gwen Fox Gallery with over 100 members. The gallery exhibits the works of individual members monthly through the year with June and September reserved for member group shows. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm.
WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 email@example.com www.woodlandsgallery.com Located among the boutiques and restaurants of Academy Road, Woodlands Gallery represents an engaging selection of contemporary works by emerging and established Canadian artists. In addition to original paintings, the gallery offers hand-made jewellery, ceramics, blown glass and mono-prints as well as professional custom framing. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
In North of Myth, Whitehorse artist Joyce Majiski examines romanticized and nostalgic ideas about the North using monoprints, drawings and photographs. Dec. 11 to Feb. 21 at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse Joyce Majiski, Polus caribou, 2014, monoprint, 40â€? x 30â€? PULSE GALLERY 25 Forks Market Rd (Johnston Terminal), Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-957-7140 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pulsegallery.ca Located in the historic Johnston Terminal at the Forks Development in the heart of Winnipeg, Pulse Gallery showcases the diversity of Manitobaâ€™s talented artists -- with a modern twist. Colour is the star in this gallery. Art can stimulate; art can inspire; art can ignite. Daily 11 am - 6 pm.
GrollĂŠ Fine Art in Winnipeg has moved within Ft Garry Place to a larger space at Studio 24 on the main floor. SOUL GALLERY 163 Clare Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1R5 T. 204-781-8259 email@example.com www.soulgallery.ca Soul Gallery is an â€˜art gallery in a homeâ€™ -- offering paintings, bronze and wood sculpture, photography and fine collectables from around the world with six exhibitions in the year. The concept of viewing art in context can give clients a clearer sense of how specific artworks will appear in their own home or office setting. First Sat of the month 11 am - 4 pm or by appointment. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 www.waynearthurgallery.com Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayneâ€™s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
Public Galleries SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY 180 Dafoe Road, 255 ARTlab, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 firstname.lastname@example.org umanitoba.ca/schools/art/gallery/index.html Formerly Gallery One One One, the expanded School of Art Gallery exhibits and collects contemporary and historical art, maintaining, researching and developing collections in the School of Artâ€™s Permanent Collection and the FitzGerald Study Centre collection. This fully equipped, state-of-theart contemporary artspace, is wired to present all forms of contemporary and historical art, including work that makes use of newer technologies. Mon to Fri 9 am - 4 pm. GALLERY 1C03 University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9 T. 204-786-9253 F. 204-774-4134 email@example.com gallery1c03.uwinnipeg.ca A non-profit public art gallery at the University of Winnipeg, exhibits work in diverse media by local, national and international artists from September through March. Mon to Fri noon - 4 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 pm. WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wag.ca Manitobaâ€™s premiere public gallery founded in 1912, has nine galleries of contemporary and historical art with an emphasis on work by Manitoba artists. Rooftop restaurant, gift shop. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs til 9 pm.
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NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES YELLOWKNIFE Cooperative Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue , Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-873-9224 NI.Yellowknife@ArcticCo-op.com www.northernimages.ca Owned and operated by Arctic Cooperatives Ltd, the gallery features one of Canadaâ€™s largest selection of Inuit and Dene art and crafts, and custom framing services. The collection includes Inuit prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Dene crafts, apparel and jewellery. Located in the heart of downtown Yellowknife at Franklin Ave and 48 St. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm.
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WHITEHORSE Public Gallery YUKON ARTS CENTRE PUBLIC ART GALLERY 300 College Dr, PO Box 16, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5X9 T. 867-667-8485 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yukonartscentre.com/gallery.htm The gallery hosts 10 - 14 exhibitions a year. It is committed to excellence in the visual arts and presenting innovative exhibitions that explore the rich diversity of contemporary art from local, regional, national and international perspectives. The gallery shows works of professional Yukon artists while bringing exhibitions of national importance to the Yukon. Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm.
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POSTMA FINE ART Calgary, AB T. 403-478-0718 email@example.com www.postmafineart.com Fine Art Dealer offering notable Canadian art -Group of Seven, Riopelle, Tousignant, Fafard, Pudlat, Rotter and others. Member of International Society of Appraisers, providing USPAP-compliant fine art appraisals. Follow on Artsy; exhibiting October 24-27 at Art Toronto International Art Fair. New retail gallery space opening soon in Calgary. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm or by appointment.
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ILLINGWORTH KERR (1905 – 1989)
Illingworth Kerr, September Dawn, 1970, oil on canvas, 54” x 54”
llingworth Kerr may be best remembered in the popular imagination as an educator, given the gallery that bears his name at the Alberta College of Art and Design. But Kerr was also a respected painter whose work, primarily landscapes, carries the inflections of his childhood in rural Saskatchewan. Calgary art dealer Ian Loch was excited when he first saw an unusually large Kerr landscape, September Dawn, a vivid depiction of a prairie sunrise that teeters on the verge of abstraction. The work had travelled directly from Kerr’s studio to an Alberta collector – and had been exhibited in a public space only once, in 1982. It took Loch three years to persuade the owner to sell. “In this business, you need patience,” says Loch, who has handled many smaller pieces by Kerr over the years. The painting is not typical of Kerr’s commercial work, landscapes influenced by the Group of Seven, although Loch notes that Kerr dabbled in abstraction starting in the late 1960s and also painted a nocturne featuring similar horizontal bands of thick paint. Kerr, known to friends as Buck, grew up in Lumsden. Relatives
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in Ontario recognized his talent and paid his way to Toronto, where he studied at the Ontario College of Art, coming under the influence of Frederick Varley and J.E.H. MacDonald. Kerr returned home and worked in a small studio above the local pool hall, before heading to London to study at the Westminster School of Art. He came back to Canada in the early years of the Second World War, and eventually headed the art department at Calgary’s Provincial Institute of Technology, which later became the Alberta College of Art. After retiring from teaching in 1967, Kerr’s practice flourished. He often sold works from his studio, sometimes after sharing a bottle of whiskey with the buyer, says Loch, who has heard many stories about Kerr over the years. Loch offers this assessment: “He was a colourful character.” Kerr’s achievements include the Order of Canada and an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary. His work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. — Portia Priegert www.gallerieswest.ca
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