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CONTENTS Fall/Winter 2016 Vol. 15 No. 3


First Impressions

News and events Jeffrey Spalding


Art to Collect



Andre Petterson ........................16 Anita Rocamora .........................17 Diana Zasadny ...........................17 Shawn Serfas .............................18 Celia Neubauer ..........................18 Ira Hoffecker ..............................19

MashUp .....................................20 Adad Hannah ............................21 The Fire Throws Sparks ..............21 Nicole Kelly Westman ................21 A Parallel Excavation ................22 The Time Travellers ....................22 Material Girls ............................23 Arctic Adaptations ....................23

24 Feature Previews

Cole Morgan .............................24 Chris Flodberg ...........................26 Neil Farber .................................28



Spring sales offer gems for collectors

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Kinky: Ancient Chinese and Japanese Erotic Images; Bharti Kher; Wendy Skog; John Chalke; Steve Driscoll; Murmuration; Juan Ortizapuy; Atom Egoyan; Monique Martin; Adam Basanta and Eleanor King; Robert Burke; Cindy Dyson.


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Building Boom The art world has seen many changes in the 15 years that Galleries West has been publishing. The most remarkable are the grand new galleries opening across the West.


All That Jazz An exhibition of historical paintings by the Beaver Hall Group at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum lets viewers revisit the Jazz Age.


By Paul Gessell


The Moppett Show Ron Moppett and his son, Damian, who exhibit together this fall at the Art Gallery of Alberta, are just one of Western Canada’s notable arts families. By Beverly Cramp


Glimmer Vancouver painter Ben Reeves looks out from suburbia in a new show, Glimmer, at Vancouver’s Equinox Gallery. By Liz Wylie



Back Room Robert Bruce: Group Portrait By Portia Priegert


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Fifteen years is a long time, as anyone who has ever raised a child will tell you. But such is the relativity of time that parents will also say it all went by in a flash. That’s much the sentiment for publisher Tom Tait, who has done plenty of nurturing – including some for yours truly and my three predecessors in the editor’s chair – since he launched Galleries West in 2002. During my four years here, it has sometimes felt like we’re coping with adolescent angst. The economic repercussions of the global financial crisis on the art world continue to be felt as we juggle the print issue and work to increase our digital profile. But if you’ve checked our website lately, I hope you’ll agree we’re making progress. We talked about marking this 15th-anniversary issue with a special cover. I was thinking about adult colouring books after joking with a friend at my yoga studio that these stress busters are off-limits for me because, well, I’ve been to art school. We toyed with the idea of creating a spoof colouring-book cover. It might have made readers laugh, but on reflection, we chose instead to feature Timeless Clock Abstraction, an interesting work by a fine artist, Damian Moppett, that makes an oblique reference to the passage of time. As a nod to the anniversary, we commissioned a story that rounds up art world trends in Western Canada over the last 15 years – no small challenge in just six pages. Elsewhere, we have stories about upcoming exhibitions by Vancouver painter Ben Reeves and Montreal's Beaver Hall Group. A final story on family dynasties in the arts focuses on Moppett and his dad, Ron, who exhibit together this fall at the Art Gallery of Alberta. How to grow an artist, how to grow an art magazine, how to grow an arts community: Useful questions to ponder, whether it’s an anniversary or not. As always, we're interested in hearing from you. Feel free to offer feedback, whether by liking us on Facebook, adding a comment on our website, or dropping me an email. Communication is fundamental to growth in all aspects of our lives. Dialogue, whether favourable or critical, will help this magazine better represent and promote the visual arts in Western Canada. Until next time,

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fter the establishment of Nunavut in 1999, ownership of art from eastern regions of the Arctic was transferred to the new territory. But Nunavut didn’t have a facility to store or display the work, so much of the collection languished in storage at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. Recently, nearly 8,000 works were shipped to the Winnipeg Art Gallery under a five-year loan agreement with the Nunavut government. Gallery staff travelled to Yellowknife earlier this year to pack trucks with prints, drawings, carvings, ceramics, textiles and other work. The collection is mostly contemporary art, but also includes some pieces created prior to 1949 and even a few prehistoric items. When the work arrived in Winnipeg, Darlene Coward Wight, the gallery’s curator of Inuit art, called it “Christmas for a curator.” Now, Christmas is coming for other Winnipeggers as the gallery exhibits key works from the collection as part of Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic, which runs Oct. 1 to April 9. Highlights are too many to note, but Coward Wight says the collection contains more than 600 extraordinary wall hangings, many from the Baker Lake area. A weaving by Fanny Algaalaga Avatituq, made around 1980 from wool and embroidery thread, is a garden of riotous colours and haphazard pathways replete with foliage and wildlife. Judas Ullulaq’s stone

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Judas Ullulaq, Hunter Scolding Dog and caribou bone sculpture, pictured with Stolen Fish, 1982, stone, caribou above, uses a playful imbalance of bone and sinew, 13.6” x 18.1” x 6.5” forms to describe the struggle between man and dog over a stolen fish. Works from the Nunavut collection travelled occasionally in the past. In 2004, for instance, 50 pieces were shipped to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, for the first major international exhibition of contemporary art from Nunavut. Many of the same pieces are showing in Winnipeg in what is essentially another iteration of that earlier exhibition. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, expected to break ground next year for a $65-million Inuit Art Centre to house some 13,000 works, opened a new retail space in the summer to sell Inuit art at The Forks, a popular tourist attraction. The outlet, part of the agreement with Nunavut, offers jewelry and crafts much like those at the museum’s main gift shop. Work from the Nunavut collection will be circulated, notably for exhibition in France next year. The gallery hopes to dismantle stereotypes about Inuit art and change the way it’s viewed. “The more opportunities we have to show the work, the better,” says Coward Wight. “It helps the public come to understand that this is not just an ethnic curiosity. This is fine art.” – Sarah Swan


Winnipeg Art Gallery unveils key works from huge loan of art from Nunavut

FIRST IMPRESSIONS Cultural industries contribute billions to national economy Canada’s cultural industries contributed some $61.7 billion to the country’s gross domestic product in 2014, according to a recent report from Hill Strategies. That’s about 3.3 per cent of the country’s GDP, more than sectors such as agriculture, forestry, utilities or sports, according to the company, which specializes in applying social science research methods to the arts sector. Key cultural contributors included audio-visual and interactive media, the visual arts, publishing, live performances and libraries. Estimated jobs in

the sector numbered more than 700,000 – about seven times more than the sports sector. The findings are based on recent Statistics Canada data. For more information, go to

Remai Modern launches monthly web-based art commissions The Remai Modern in Saskatoon is commissioning monthly webbased art as it counts down to its opening next year. The first commission, My validation through my association, by British artist Ryan Gander, marked the launch of the gallery’s website. The second is by A century-old vase will be displayed for the next three years at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, B.C. Ptarmigan Vase, on loan from the National Gallery of Canada, was made from copper, silver and gold under the direction of Tiffany’s star designer Paulding Farnham. He created two large vases from precious metals taken from the Ptarmigan Mine in the Selkirk Mountains in southeastern British Columbia.

Tammi Campbell, a Saskatoonbased artist interested in the history of Modernism, and the third is by Tanya Lukin Linklater, an indigenous artist from Alaska. Gregory Burke organized the ongoing project with curator Sandra Guimarães.

Banff Centre cuts its staff and launches new strategic plan

The Sole Project honours 12 women who inspired or influenced Saskatchewan artists Judy Anderson, Sheila Nourse and Loretta Paoli. The artists use references to shoes, feet or shoeboxes to symbolize the trails the women have blazed and the paths they have crossed. A box by Anderson, for instance, features a beaded replica of Maria Campbell’s groundbreaking book, Halfbreed. The show runs Oct. 20 to Nov. 19 at the Art Gallery of Regina.

The Banff Centre has eliminated 33 positions as part of a major restructuring that will see an eight-per-cent reduction in its workforce. The news came after the centre put a hold on its planned $900-million expansion with the departure of former president Jeff Melanson. Janice Price, who replaced Melanson, says the centre is now focused on its existing assets. A new strategic plan includes a name change: The institution is now called the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Longterm priorities are a public arts program, a worldclass series of public presenta-

tions, a new cultural leadership program and indigenous arts and leadership programs.

U of A’s print centre marks two decades with special exhibition The University of Alberta marks its Print Study Centre’s 20th anniversary this September with an exhibition of prints from its collection at Enterprise Square in downtown Edmonton. The centre is an open storage learning space for research and preservation of some 3,500 prints from around the world. The collection’s oldest print is The Small Horse, an engraving by Albrecht Dürer from 1505.

Two groups join forces to create craft hub in downtown Winnipeg The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library and the Manitoba Craft Council are developing a new hub this year for craft in Winnipeg. Located in the Exchange District, the 3,000-square-foot facility will include a gallery, Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016 11


Peace Dancer, a new book by Roy Henry Vickers, offers lessons in kindness


rtist Roy Henry Vickers marked his 70th birthday this year with the publication of Peace Dancer, the fourth and final book in his northwest coast legends series. Co-authored by Robert Budd, an oral historian, the book by Harbour Publishing features 18 colour prints by Vickers and encourages peaceful action in the face of adversity. Peace Dancer tells how the Tsimshian village of Kitkatla is flooded after children capture and mistreat a crow, angering the chief of the heavens. Villagers flee to a nearby mountain, where they teach the youngsters to respect other beings. As the rain recedes, a chief is appointed to perform a special peace dance at potlatches so the teaching can be carried forward to future generations. “I don’t think’s there a more fitting time for the story than now,” says Vickers, noting it is written in language children can understand, but is relevant to people of all ages and cultures. “It’s love of each other that we need to share and acceptance of each other that we need to share.” Vickers is a painter, printmaker and carver, as well as an author. He was born in Greenville, B.C., a village northeast of Prince Rupert, and overcame struggles with addiction and poverty as a young man. He has received numerous honours, including the Order of

Canada and an honorary doctorate from York University. Vickers has owned the Eagle Aerie Gallery in Tofino on Vancouver Island for three decades, although he recently moved to Hazelton, in the territory where he grew up. He continues to create 12 limited-edition silkscreen prints each year for the gallery, and is also collaborating with Budd on an illustrated oral history of British Columbia. “I am more active now than I have been in 42 years as an artist,” says Vickers. “I don’t plan to retire. To me retirement is when you don’t breathe any more. I hope that’s another 30 years from now.” – Portia Priegert

shop, library, heritage display and program space. “It was the perfect time for us to chart a common course,” says Andrea Reichert, curator of the craft museum. “By collaborating, we’re able to create a beautiful and permanent place from which to invite Manitobans and visitors alike to

and Craft Fair – which features original work by established and emerging artists from the province and beyond. The free event runs Sept. 15 to Sept. 18 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. It’s hosted by SaskGalleries, which represents the province’s commercial galleries, and the Saskatchewan Craft Council.

experience contemporary and historical craft. It’s a win for everyone.”

Saskatchewan launches new festival to promote art and crafts Saskatchewan galleries are launching a new event this fall – the Saskatchwan Fine Art

LEFT: Roy Henry Vickers

Other news

Hundreds of painters, potters, sculptors and other creative folk in East Vancouver are opening their studios as part of the 20th anniversary of the Eastside Culture Crawl. The quirky furniture of Judson Beaumont, pictured above, is a highlight of the event, expected to attract thousands of visitors. The Crawl, which runs Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, also features a retrospective juried exhibit, As The Crow Flies.

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Luce Lebart, a curator at the French Society of Photography in Paris, has been appointed as the first director of the Canadian Photography Institute at the National Gallery of Canada. The 15 finalists for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition include Cameron Forbes, of Saskatoon, Brian Hunter, of Winnipeg, and two Vancouver artists, M.E. Sparks and Angela Teng. More than 500 artists submitted work to the competition, which awards a total of $85,000

in prize money. The winner will be announced Sept. 20. Elise Rasmussen has been awarded the Barbara Spohr Memorial Award, which provides a cash prize of $6,000 and up to $4,000 toward a residency at the Banff Centre. Rasmussen, originally from Edmonton, questions notions of history, memory and the archive. Lisa Baldissera has been hired as senior curator at Contemporary Calgary. She has curatorial experience at the Mendel Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and has been working on her doctorate at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. Elizabeth Zvonar, a Vancouver artist, is one of four finalists for the 2016 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, one of Canada’s most significant awards for photography. The prize awards $50,000 to one winner, who is chosen by public vote.

Prudence Heward, At the Theatre (detail), 1928. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, purchase, Horsley and Annie Townsend Bequest. Photo MMFA, Christine Guest

1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group OCTOBER 22, 2016 – JANUARY 29, 2017 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts


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IN MY OPINION Regionalism, nationalism, internationalism: How do we ensure the appropriate balance? By Jeffrey Spalding


irths, deaths and anniversaries are occasions that spur the urge for reflection and assessment. Galleries West was founded 15 years ago. It has matured, flourished and, perhaps even more remarkably, it has survived. The magazine has become the de facto voice advocating awareness and celebrating the values of the arts in Western Canada. The success of many of our artists, galleries and institutions is accountable, in part, to its patriotic dedication. Other national institutions are still not up to speed with the art of this region. Despite many reasons to rejoice and be thankful, we should remain ever vigilant. Unless we continue to proudly proclaim the virtues of our best, others may not hear. Thus, herein Paul Gessell delivers views about the many milestones we’ve experienced in Western Canada over the last 15 years. I would hasten to list my own. However, two breaking stories shifted my focus. Kate Taylor’s article in the Globe and Mail on Aug. 5, No Canadians need apply: the worrying trend in arts hiring, reports and comments about the appointment of a Briton, Ian Dejardin, former director of London’s Dulwich Picture Gallery, as the new director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. Taylor observes it is “the fifth international appointment to head a major Canadian cultural institution in the past 15 months. He follows two Americans (Joshua Basseches at the Royal Ontario Museum and Stephan Jost at the AGO) and two other Britons (Tim Carroll at the Shaw Festival and Anthony Sargent at the Luminato Festival, where an Australian was also recently appointed as artistic director).” Other internationals admirably serve in Western Canadian art institutions. Taylor hastens to reassure that as the curator of two shows about Canadian art, Dejardin “probably knows more about the Group of Seven than you or I do.” Really, two shows? I am prepared to be convinced this is a superb appointment. My deliberations were interrupted by news of the passing of a towering legend: Mel Hurtig, publisher and founder of the Committee for an Independent Canada, died Aug. 3 in Vancouver. Throughout his life, from his home base in Edmonton, Hurtig championed the cause of Canadian nationalism. He ferociously attacked lethargy towards cultural imperialism and foreign ownership of Canadian resources. He served as chair of the board of the then Edmonton Art Gallery. What would he have thought of this chain of appointments? It is, perhaps, cruel irony the stories broke concurrently. Regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, how do we ensure the appropriate balance? I seriously doubt we would ever expect a majority of Canadians to fill the roster of the Toronto Raptors. Talent is talent; we need to embrace it. If we can lure extraordinary

people to Canada, then game on. We are the great beneficiaries. Reflecting back over the past 15 years, Kathleen Bartels came from Los Angeles to head the Vancouver Art Gallery. Gregory Burke came from New Zealand and now leads the Remai Modern. These are enormous positives. Concomitantly, Canadians have travelled for opportunities abroad. Matthew Teitelbaum heads the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Montreal’s Stéphane Aquin is chief curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and Bruce Ferguson, born in Lethbridge, Alta., is the new president of the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Roald Nasgaard and I both served at Florida State University. The countervailing examples are endless. It’s a two-way street; we’ll be fine. However, we do need to take actions. In my lifetime, art colleges once were populated solely by “credentialed” professors from Europe and the United States completely unaware of and dismissive of Canadian art history. Canada now has numerous institutions offering doctorates, and Canadian graduates tell our art stories to new students. We don’t necessarily need to await Steve Martin to recount the virtues of Lawren Harris, the Group of Seven and The Idea of North. Thanks all the same, we’ve already rambled through some of those thoughts ourselves. Yet, despite my brave words, unhappily, Kate Taylor is right: the recent appointments are a worrying trend. Why is this happening with increasing frequency? Boards make these appointments; why not become a member of one? The gallery membership must ratify board appointments and other major decisions, so throw your hat in the ring. However, if you do, be prepared to confront many vexing challenges. In the 15 years Galleries West has been publishing, Canada has changed. Western Canada has also changed, and the shape of its art has changed. Institutions need to reflect this reality. Meanwhile, more than ever, institutions face phenomenal transformative challenges. Will we provide mentoring opportunities for new arts professionals that reflect our diverse society? Once art museums had numerous entry-level positions that nurtured the next generation of leaders. At the Glenbow in the 1970s, I recall no less than Peter White, Patricia Ainslie and Vincent Varga, who came through the ranks to serve in distinguished leadership roles. Let’s be sure there are ample start-up positions, otherwise, sorry Mel, the party is over. And to the Globe and Mail, I suggest the article title ought to have read: No; Canadians need to apply.

Unless we continue to proudly proclaim the virtues of our best, others may not hear.

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Jeffrey Spalding, senior curator at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, is an artist 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.

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Andre Petterson, Red Tie, 2016, mixed media on panel, 48” x 48”

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ANDRE PETTERSON The suit jacket – a symbol of male power and authority – is the topic of Andre Petterson’s latest paintings, showing this fall at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver. Interestingly, the work takes as its jumping-off point politically charged graffiti Petterson saw on stately buildings in Buenos Aires earlier this year. The visual contradiction seemed a metaphor for the rift between Argentina’s working class masses and the conservative elite. “Everything was spray painted,” says Petterson. “And I’m not talking street art, I’m talking vandalism. Just rampant spray cans on marble facades, windows and cars. It was just everywhere. It sort of got to me. The people seemed so unhappy.” Petterson takes a similar approach with his mixed-media paintings, using bold colours,

smeared paint, drips, spatters and the like. He photographs the paintings, and then paints atop the print, blurring the boundary between painting and photography. Petterson, who was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Saskatchewan, works in other media, including sculpture, film and performance. “I can’t keep doing the same thing again and again,” he says. This latest work? “I’m excited by it because it’s something new for me and I like to experiment.” Petterson is also a musician and has been selling his art in Vancouver since the mid-’70s. Andre Petterson is represented by Wallace Galleries in Calgary and the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver, where his show runs Sept. 10 to Sept. 22. His works sells for $3,500 to $20,000.


ANITA ROCAMORA Anita Rocamora is quick to distinguish between her two careers – one as a potter, creating small works that sustain her financially, and the other as a sculptor, where she finds freer expression. But even her small commercial works, like the whimsical bottles shaped like strange fruit at the Hand Wave Gallery in the village of Meacham, east of Saskatoon, where she has lived since 1980, hint of a remarkable mind and a strong material intelligence. Rocamora’s more ambitious pieces – everything from fossilized flowers to nests and baskets – often combine clay and metal in an elaborate dance, evoking cycles of growth and destruction, reflecting how change is the constant essence of all life. “The contrast between pure porcelain and the weathered metal and clay is something I’m playing on right now,” she says. “And a sense of history, as well. “I like to use clay because it’s a condensate of everything that has existed before – from rocks, mountains, creatures – all jammed together into little molecules that become clay. “I love that history, that sense of continuity with the birth of the earth, and then what I create with my hands, which is another birth, with this material. Eventually, it will go back and get ground up and who knows what happens next.” Her work has no single source as its inspiration. “It is a distillation of many experiences on a daily and lifelong basis,” says Rocamora, who was born in France and studied ceramics with Jack Sures at the University of Regina in the 1970s. “I get stimulated by visual input, by words, by sounds. I think sometimes what I make is like poetry without words, and stories without words.”

Anita Rocamora is represented by the Hand Wave Gallery in Meacham, Sask., the Mata Gallery in Regina and the Saskatchewan Craft Council. Her work sells for $50 to $2,500.


BELOW: Anita Rocamora, Sunset Basket, 2014, clay and metal, 24” x 20.5” x 13” BOTTOM: Diana Zasadny, Near the Tipi Rings, Grasslands National Park, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 96”

Diana Zasadny’s paintings of the prairies are so textured they look almost like encaustic. But that waxy appearance is misleading – they are actually acrylic on canvas, created layer upon layer in thin washes interspersed with gel medium to stabilize and preserve the purity of the colour. “It will bead up,” explains Zasadny, who graduated in 1991 from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. “It will make a puddling effect that looks textural.” Zasadny has spent most of her adult life in

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ABOVE: Shawn Serfas, Animal P02, Possible Object Series, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 36” x 4”

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Calgary, but recently moved to Lethbridge, where she grew up, and is now renewing her connection with the prairie landscape. Her upcoming show at Wallace Galleries, Notes from the Field, had its genesis in a weeklong trip to Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan. “It’s really inspiring to be an area that wild and remote,” she says. “It was spacious and vast. It has the same monumental feel the mountains have.” While her work has an impressionistic quality, Zasadny is also influenced by abstract artists like Mark Rothko. Although she paints forests and mountains, it’s her prairie paintings that really capture the ephemeral quality of nature – the light, for instance, against the patterned waves of billowing grass, much loved by those who grew up watching the shifting moods and big skies of horizontal vistas. Diana Zasadny is represented by three Alberta galleries – the Candler Art Gallery in Camrose, the Gust Gallery in Waterton, and Wallace Galleries in Calgary, where her exhibition runs Nov. 17 to Nov. 30. Her work sells for $500 to $7,000.

Shawn Serfas’s recent paintings are thicker than ever with gooey-looking paint, but his underlying impulse – exploring the topography and morphology of the landscape – has remained the same for years. Serfas, who relocated from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia about four years ago to teach art at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont., says the move from an arid and mountainous terrain to the wetter climate on the Niagara Peninsula has influenced his work. “There’s water everywhere,” he says. “In the lakes, and on the ground, and in the atmosphere.” The change made him feel like he was starting over again, and he became interested in exploring painting as an act and considering “the whole notion of what makes a painting a painting.” He continues to approach making art as an experimental process. “My studio is more of a laboratory, in the sense of examining formal and chemical and erosion properties of paint, and trying to get things to set up in certain ways that are similar to the language that I see out in the forest, on rocks, or in the sky. I suppose the real core of it is that in the studio I’m trying to look at the forces and physics of how painting operates and the kind of documents it creates.” Serfas, who grew up in Prince Albert, Sask., and earned a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, studied environmental science before transferring into the art program as an undergraduate. “I suppose it was a childhood desire to understand the landscape and to study it,” he says. “I’m still engaged in it.” Shawn Serfas is represented by the Bugera Matheson Gallery in Edmonton, where his show runs Nov. 4 to Nov. 18. His work sells for $2,000 to $10,000.

CELIA NEUBAUER For the last two years, Toronto’s Celia Neubauer has been simplifying her paintings, moving toward a monochromatic palette and more basic forms. “I still see them as landscape paintings but not in the traditional sense,” she says. “I sort of edit and paint the simple forms.” Her current work, showing this fall at Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg, features centrally massed forms against a midnight blue background. It’s challenging to understand them as landscapes until Neubauer describes her process, which has grown out of a longtime interest in Asian landscape painting. She is focused now on loosely geological forms based on the so-called scholar rocks found in Chinese gardens, and has eliminated greenery, reflective ponds and other

traditional landscape elements. The work is also informed by her fascination with outer space and meteorites. Her images call to mind a range of environmental processes, from the formation of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena to underwater vistas like coral reefs, or even ice and snow. She is open to such interpretations. “People can’t place what they are,” she says. “They can allude to many different things.” Neubauer, who graduated in 1990 from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, works in oil over an acrylic background, sometimes mixing in bits of mica to create reflective glimmers. She juxtaposes spontaneous intuitive painting with more considered passages created with Chinese brushes, stencils and rollers. At times she uses printmaking techniques, such as pressing pieces of newspaper into damp paint to deposit ink residues. Photographs do not do the paintings justice – it’s difficult to capture the subtle play of light and shadow, or the work’s complex textures. Celia Neubauer is represented by Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg, where her show runs Oct. 7 to Oct. 28. Her work sells for $2,400 to $9,000.

Her paintings hover between abstraction and the graphic language of mapping, featuring everything from roads to the geometric shapes of buildings, at times in a deliberate way, and at others in more impressionistic fashion. In many paintings she separates layers of paint with resin to create perceptual and conceptual depth, much like archeological strata. “I am interested in the different historic layers of a city,” says Hoffecker, who has lived in many cities, including Berlin and Paris, and had a career

IRA HOFFECKER Maps and shifting civic identities fascinate German-born artist Ira Hoffecker. Cities are in constant flux, with construction and reconstruction, decay and renewal. Similar processes are also part of making art, which allows Hoffecker to see her work as a metaphor for memory. in film marketing before moving to Victoria. When she undertakes a project in a new city, her research takes several forms. “I walk its streets to feel the atmosphere. I look at maps and study history books to learn about which historic events happened in which places in a city.” One recent body of work explores Berlin over the last 150 years. “Instead of trying to forget and suppress it is important to remember,” she says. “Only if we accept our past as part of our heritage and learn from it can we be responsible citizens in the present.” Hoffecker, who graduated from the University of Gloucestershire in Britain last year, has had recent exhibitions in Britain and Germany, and is starting MFA studies at the Transart Institute, an international school that offers low-residency degrees. Ira Hoffecker is represented on Vancouver Island by The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm and the Sooke Harbour House Art Gallery, and in Edmonton at the Front Gallery, where her show runs Oct. 14 to Nov. 10. Her work sells for $800 to $6,000.

ABOVE: Ira Hoffecker, Cleeve Common, 2016, acrylic on birch panel, 36” x 48” LEFT: Celia Neubauer, Satellite S041, 2016, acrylic and oil on canvas, 48” x 40”

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ABOVE: UJINO, Plywood City, 2008-2016, installation view

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, Vancouver Art Gallery, Feb. 20 to June 12, 2016

OPPOSITE: Adad Hannah, An Arrangement (Polka Dot Case Study) 2, 2016, archival pigment print, 36.5” x 24”

The creative practice of mashup, inventive art forms that use wide-ranging materials and processes from across cultures, has become increasingly widespread since the 1990s. It’s thus surprising that it’s taken this long to yield a major international exhibition expanding this lineage from collage, montage and the readymade through to the digital age of hacking, remix and interrogating the archive. So kudos to the Vancouver Art Gallery for both staking out this critical territory and executing a breathtaking show replete with 371 works from 156 artists, assembled by a team of 30 curators. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Hannah Höch are bookended with Dara Birnbaum, Geoffrey Farmer and DJ Spooky. Such a roster is a remarkable achievement in and of itself, and I use the term breathtaking because my daylong sojourn was awe-inspiring, but also exhausting. It reminded me of my first trip to the Louvre, whence you realize it’s simply impossible to take it all in during one visit. With MashUp, it’s not the scale of the venue that’s at play, but rather the scope of the installation and the assault on the senses of much of the more recent work. This is not to decry the quality of the art or exhibition design. Rather it’s a reflection of both

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contemporary “glocal” culture, and the manner in which a collision of art worlds has objectified it, and us. As Amber Frid-Jimenez, a professor at Emily Carr University, writes in the doorstopper of a catalogue, “the emphasis in image culture has shifted from quality to speed, from contemplation to distraction.” But make no mistake: this is a mustsee show. Conceptually, I found strong connections between the re-creation of Luigi Russolo’s Futurist intonarumori (noise machines) and a range of more recent alignments, notably fusions with British acid-house band KLF’s What the Fuck is Going On?, Japanese artist UJINO’s sound sculptures, and DJ Tubby’s mixing board. With the exhibition running in reverse chronological order from the ground floor up, visitors can discern the more perspicacious of artists and works amidst the earlier canons of art history and cultural theory. Standouts in the filmic realm – I see celluloid as a durational umbilical cord – are a highresolution multi-screen installation of Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle (foregrounding speed and distraction) that contrasts with a cozy projection space showing a suite of Jean-Luc Godard films (ah, some slow quality and contemplation). In summation, there’s curatorial rigour,



particularly where newer practices are integrated into the show’s trajectory. I learned most from the works of the last few decades, but these projects actually closed first, a month before the earlier and better-known artistry. For those who missed this tour de force-cum-Gesamtkunstwerk, the 351-page catalogue is worth considering: it’s a contender for heir apparent to Robert Hughes’ 1980 canonical art text, The Shock of the New. – Dick Averns Adad Hannah, Case Studies, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, March 19 to April 16, 2016

A gymnast hurls herself through the air, curling, unfurling, and lands back standing. Each of the 16 frames of Adad Hannah’s After Muybridge: Front Flip represents a fraction of a second. The likeness to Eadweard Muybridge’s sequences seems obvious. The 19th-century English photographer was known for his studies of humans and animals in motion, typically arranged in a gridded format. On closer inspection, a bed of black shadows cradles the woman’s coiled, inert body. The shadows are people – a troupe of Ninja-like figures. In addition to the sequential format, Hannah borrows Muybridge’s gridded background, using it to show that the images are constructions; the black figures disrupt the continuity of the white lines without which they could easily remain invisible. While Muy-

bridge’s action sequences are staged, Hannah goes further, constructing a chain of images through collaborative choreography. In After Muybridge: Two Wrestlers 2, the wrestlers tussle, yet each physical movement is snugly supported by black-clad limbs, much the way a fragile object is packaged in protective, form-fitting foam. Melting into the background, the shadowy figures are intriguingly poised; they are both present and absent. Many of Hannah’s projects appropriate historical works, but for him the references act as foils to discuss other ideas. “It’s the familiar images that pull you in, but then you can’t quite tell what is going on so you get pushed out, pulled in, pushed out,” he says. “It is being pushed out that makes you think about what looking is.” In contrast to Muybridge, who explored his era’s latest technology for fast shutter speeds, Hannah eschews the ease with which today’s technology can illustrate motion. Instead, he follows a laborious step-by-step process, shooting each frame separately. To mimic the illusion of continuous motion, the dark figures must rearrange themselves meticulously to support the models. In An Arrangement (Polka Dot Case Study), the second of three series in the show, a contortionist in a polka-dot body suit is camouflaged against a background of the same pattern. In each pose, turquoise bowls are propped into the nooks of her folded body. That she disappears while the pots stand out highlights how we give priority to what we see, or expect to see. The model’s complicated poses are subservient to the ceramic bowls, another way for Hannah to play with the tension created by upsetting hierarchies of vision, the way the eye organizes and translates visual information. It’s similar to the After Muybridge works, where the models’ movements become secondary to the faceless crew literally holding their poses. – Helena Wadsley The Fire Throws Sparks: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, May 6 to June 30, 2016

If anyone doubts that galleries are innervated and alive spaces, the recent 20th anniversary show at Urban Shaman should provide more than enough proof. The gallery – crammed with works by KC Adams, Rebecca Belmore, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Roger Crait, Lita Fontaine, Kevin McKenzie, Peter Morin, Nadia Myre, Louis Ogemah, Melissa Wastasecoot and Linus Woods – positively thrums with energies both quiet and intense. Belmore has three works on display, but Mixed Blessing is the show-stealer. The 2011 piece is a kneeling figure in a black hoodie, its face obscured by a downfall of hair. On its back, a

Nicole Kelly Westman, Rose, Dear, Walter Phillips Gallery, Eric Harvie West Lobby, Feb. 10 to July 3, 2016 Nicole Kelly Westman’s exhibition at the Banff Centre is an exploration in many senses: it takes in new territory, develops real and imagined narratives, and unravels understandings of the photographic medium. Rose, Dear encompasses four elements: a film, a framed photograph of an old hotel, distorted space through the alteration of light, and a cucoloris, a device used to cast shadows in film and photography. The photograph at the entrance depicts the Rosedeer Hotel, a century-old building in the Alberta hamlet of Wayne, near Drumheller, amidst an arid area known as the Badlands. The exhibition’s narrative is revealed through the hotel’s story. It’s rumoured to be haunted; the third floor is sealed off, locked from the outside, the windows painted black. – Maeve Hanna Find full reviews and more images at Nicole Kelly Westman, Rose, Dear, 2016, installation view

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though, have obviously and admirably attempted to gather in everyone. For the last 20 years, says their statement, Urban Shaman has brought the arts and both native and non-native communities together. In this show, again, it’s done with grace, vision and artistic aplomb. – Sarah Swan Duane Linklater and Tanya Lukin Linklater, A Parallel Excavation, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, April 30 to Sept. 18, 2016

RIGHT: Duane Linklater, Beast of Burden, 2016, coyote fur, dress form, gypsum, steel, wood and cloth, installation view

Sarah Crawley, Annie MacDonell and Mandy Malazdrewich, The Time Travellers, Platform Centre for Photographic and Digital Arts, Winnipeg, April 15 to May 28, 2016 Time, as a subject, has been so thoroughly parsed that artists are hard-pressed to say anything new. Entering the gallery, I expected to find the usual ingredients for an exhibition about time; fracturing of linear narratives, densities of mist, plenty of blurring. I was right. What I wasn’t expecting was a pitch-perfect masterfully calibrated piece of storytelling that put my cynicism to shame. – Sarah Swan Find full reviews and more images at The Time Travellers, 2016, installation view showing The Dead Album, 2015, by Sarah Crawley on right

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shaped text reads “Fuckin Indian, Fuckin Artist.” On opening night, the sculpture nearly bowled me over. It seemed to embody eerie amounts of personhood, and the vulnerable figure kneeling before me provoked fresh awareness of my own colonial privilege. At the same time, the figure absolutely refused sympathy. So much resplendent uncut hair created a veritable swell of integrity and strength. Later, I did wonder if I was too swayed by the lifesize scale and the cultural potency of hoods and crosses. But on a return visit, the figure’s force field was no less diminished. Belmore, one of Canada’s most important artists, is a master of real and symbolic gestures. Mixed Blessing brings to life a difficult paradox: the powerful/powerless body. From across the room, Montreal-based Myre’s circular Meditations on Red resemble planets, blood samples, Petri dishes. On closer inspection, it’s still possible to describe them as universes, though of the magnificently beaded variety. Myre made enlarged digital prints of the original beaded objects, creating a strange distance. The prints are slick and smooth when compared with the real. On the other hand, they afford a more intimate view. The beads aren’t patterned – tiny, random gaps occur between trios of scarlet and crimson. Myre’s organic stitching and digital process complicate the narratives around beadwork with striking economy. Thaw, Morin’s glittering sugar-encrusted portraits are lovely to look at but terrible to consider. Sugar, for so many, is not a sweet story. Compelling too, are Benesiinaabandan’s heavily symbolic black-and-white photos. All in all, the anniversary show is a balancing act between strong statements and refined poetics, even if it’s a little too crowded (Belmore and Myre could hold the gallery on their own). Crait’s vivid, rambunctious painting jostles for space with a whisper-quiet Belmore piece, Homeland. Fontaine’s installation, The Woman’s Drum, occupies much physical and emotional space. The curators,


ABOVE: Rebecca Belmore, Mixed Blessing, 2011, sweater, fleece jacket, synthetic hair, beads, Hydrocal, 27” x 56” x 72” with Nadia Myre’s Meditations on Red #4, 2013, digital print mounted under Plexiglas, 48” x 48” in background.

My first job was teaching art at the Edmonton Art Gallery. I loved every moment until two First Nations children came to me distraught because other kids were quietly making vile racist comments. I consoled them but decided to address it at the next class. It was too little too late. The children never returned. A few decades later, almost in the same spot as that horrible incident, a show by two artists addresses the fraught relationship between indigenous peoples and dominant cultural institutions. Curated by the newly formed Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, which supports the work of indigenous artists and encourages critical dialogue, it includes two artists with international exhibition records: Duane Linklater, an Omaskêko Cree from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario with an MFA in film from Bard College in New York, and his partner, Tanya Lukin Linklater, an Alutiiq from Alaska completing her doctorate at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. At first glance, this exhibition is anything but a manifesto. An inattentive viewer could walk among the drywall panels, archeological sifting screens and other seemingly disparate objects and

not notice its deeply felt, carefully considered and startling insights. For instance, Duane Linklater’s Id. consists of two plywood, gypsum and steel ribbed panels that lean unassumingly against a wall. The materials were put together based on architectural drawings of cross sections of the gallery. Like the soft-spoken Linklater, whose pauses seem more meaningful than words, the work resembles the first sentence of a conversation. Little is said, but a great deal implied. His “dissected” walls allow us to peer into the gallery’s inner structure, to see invisible, peripheral spaces. Institutional trappings are broken into basic construction materials. It’s the antithesis of the appropriation that indigenous cultures endure when words like “chief” or “squaw” (from the Cree morpheme iskwe-w or woman) are reduced to cartoons. Linklater opens meaning. His work dissolves barriers, seemingly deconstructing the gallery down to the very earth where it stands: Treaty 6 land. Lukin Linklater’s works are equally piercing. Her Alutiiq heritage sensitized her to how cultural objects have been seized from indigenous peoples and suspended on gallery walls, irrevocably changing their meaning. In Horse Hair Question 2 she places Inuit prints under sterile, glass-covered museum cases. A dense geometric grid of an archeological sifting screen is layered over one of them. These small, intimate prints become vulnerable. The lively stories they depict are subsumed by “objective” institutional display. This show is a gentle revolution: it rethinks the relationship of indigenous peoples to dominant institutions. For Edmonton, the Canadian city with the second-highest per capita proportion of indigenous residents (after Winnipeg) that’s more than a conversation worth having. It’s an obligation. Shows such as this welcome indigenous people. Unlike the children I failed, a new generation will see the gallery as their own. – Agnieszka Matejko


Material Girls, Contemporary Calgary, May 26 to Aug. 21, 2016

Immediately enveloping, Material Girls delivers on the curatorial claim that it’s like a teenaged girl’s bedroom. Polychrome walls and artist wallpapers frame several pieces, helping transform staid gallery to hot mess. This show fills up and takes over the gallery with work by 25 women artists, each making the decorative and not merely decorative. Works like Deirdre Logue’s three-channel closeup video of glitter-encrusted pubic hair and vulva entice, fascinate and embarrass. Velvet Crease doesn’t immediately reveal its subject; it first draws viewers in with undulating and pulsating sparkle. Their interactions with the work are almost as fascinating as the work itself. The moment of recognition is palpable, revealing more of their

relationship with the female body than is likely comfortable. For the artist, the work is Freud’s Id, Ego and Superego. For viewers, it’s Lacan’s mirror. To stand in front of Rachel Ludlow’s nostalgiastirring Paper Doll #1 and #3 and Amy Malbeuf’s delicate paired braids of caribou hair and her own hair in iamthecaribou/thecaribouisme one must almost take up space within Tricia Middleton’s expansive wax-coated sculptures of studio ephemera (Ladder Buddies, Coffee Cup Legs and Weeds/Feu de bois). This placement highlights a balance the curators found between the nearly demure subtlety of Ludlow’s and Malbuef’s pieces or Christi Belcourt’s intricately painted bead works versus the pastel, glitter and confetti orgasms of works like Middleton’s or Raphaëlle de Groot’s Stock, where heaps of what seems to be remnants of carnival costumes are strung up and held in place by sandbags. Only shared tactile and decorative sumptuousness brings them all together. The entire exhibition, organized by Saskatoon’s Dunlop Art Gallery, plays with similar binaries – the space between subject and object, and between what women are as artists and what is expected of them in terms of gender. Like Madonna, these material girls capitalize on taking over the feminine, reworking it and turning it back on the viewer. Although the exhibition highlights and introduces some wonderful works by great artists, I left the gallery with lingering questions about allwomen group shows. These artists create interesting work independent of being women. Could not themes of decorative craft, subject/object, excess and relationship to the tactile stand independent of gender identity? Is this a gesture of equality and recognition that also ghettoizes? None of this takes away from the genuine pleasure of interacting with the work, but I wonder how radical it might be to have a show by women artists on a topic other than women artists. – Lindsey Sharman

ABOVE: Raphaëlle de Groot, Stock, 2011, 2013, sculptural installation, dimensions variable

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15, 2014, installation detail

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Jan. 21 to March 12, 2016 Many Canadians take pride in the Arctic yet few folks ever travel there. Similarly, many art world followers celebrate the Venice Biennale but don’t attend or experience the work. Both situations are problematized by this show. Combining function and form, this compelling endeavour circulates Canada’s contribution at the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition Biennale di Venezia, a team-based initiative orchestrated by Toronto-based design practice Lateral Office. – Dick Averns Find full reviews and more images at

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PREVIEWS COLE MORGAN CMYK & Arcs, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, Dec. 1 to Jan 20 Cole Morgan’s latest paintings are a change from his previous style, abstractions that play with trompe l’oeil, fooling the viewer’s eye with shapes

ABOVE: Test Pattern, 2016, mixed media, 63” x 63” RIGHT: Tone Game, 2016, mixed media, 14.6” x 14.6”

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– often balls – that look as if they are lifting off the canvas. The shift in his practice came as he was recovering from a hernia operation a year ago. Unable to sit or stand, he had plenty of time to think. “I decided I needed a departure for my own sanity,” he says. Long interested in creating rich backgrounds for his paintings, Morgan began working with white acrylic and black spray paint diluted with mineral spirits, which helps the black paint drag through the white. Then he began to experiment with ink left over from an old computer printer and discovered how different printer ink is from acrylic paint. When added to his process, it created unpredictable – but interesting – results. “When you mix water-based white acrylic with water-based coloured inks you get a rainbow of strangeness, depending on the intensity of the ink,” he says. “The blue can be very domineering. The yellow can be very acidy and lemony and nasty. It bleeds through the white paint. You can paint over the thing 20 times with white acrylic and the red magenta keeps bleeding through.” Morgan made some small works, had good feedback, and continued experimenting. “You don’t know what’s going to happen when it dries,” he says. “There’s a surprise under every painting when I start. I can’t control it.” The work he’s showing at Gallery Jones features randomly placed multi-coloured arcs that float on canvases of various sizes. “I’m very pleased with these geometric shapes that are soft and pleasing to the eye,” he says. “I say that because they’re roundish. There are no sharp edges. There are no triangles or rectangles. Everything has a soft flow to it.” Morgan grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and attended art school there before heading to Europe in the early 1970s. He eventually married a Dutch woman, first settling in The Hague and then moving to Antwerp in 1994. Morgan has a thriving commercial career. He was represented by 13 galleries at one point, but found he was on a treadmill producing work by order, and spending too much time at art fairs away from his children. He now sells at six galleries in Europe and North America and says he makes less money but is happier. “I pretty much do what I want to do.” – Portia Priegert

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Shaded Pond, 2016, oil on canvas, 5’ x 7’

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CHRIS FLODBERG Masters Gallery, Calgary, Sept. 22 to Oct. 1 An artist with a self-confessed “antique hand” who paints landscapes that seem a throwback to Romanticism is bound to raise eyebrows in a digital age ruled by irony, post-modern genre-bending and anything-goes mash-ups. But Calgarian Chris Flodberg isn’t embarrassed or apologetic, citing his interest in the intense ways humans respond psychologically to nature and arguing for the continued relevance of archetypal depictions. Flodberg avoids stereotypes of the picturesque, like waterfalls or stunning mountains at sunset, but looks instead for something more real, perhaps a little scruffier, when he tramps around searching for a scene to paint. “It’s a place that suggests you could be vulnerable to it,” he says. “It feels a little bit damaged and destroyed, and maybe a little bit spooky and weird, but it’s beautiful at the same time. That dichotomy is a facet of Romantic landscape painting – it’s beautiful or sublime, but it’s also threatening as well. It’s a landscape that’s in flux.” His latest pieces include Shaded Pond and Small Pond, Prairie Forest, which depict waterholes littered with deadwood, the sort of damage caused by cattle. Both are painted at a human scale of five by seven feet so viewers feel they could almost step into them. Despite his interest in historical painting, Flodberg, who earned a Master’s degree at the University

of Alberta in Edmonton, is also of his time. His output over the last two decades is marked by radical shifts in themes and subjects. He has painted elaborate banquets as a commentary on consumption and waste, as well as vintage warships and guard dogs. In this sense, his work does mash up – though the juxtapositions are across time and series of paintings, rather than within a single image. His varied practice is the focus of a new hardcover book, Chris Flodberg: Paintings, released by Douglas & McIntyre in July. He says it gives visual form to his interest in how paintings communicate with each other. A case in point: along with the landscapes he’s showing at Masters Gallery, Flodberg also offers a selection of images from Automythology, which riffs on how digital versions of the self are invented in social media. For this project, Flodberg painted a portrait of himself each day, amassing 100 small images, each stylistically distinct from the others, as an exercise to broaden his creative range. They’re displayed in a grid as one work. “It’s one person presenting himself artistically, stylistically, conceptually, in all these different ways,” says Flodberg. “And the whole thing is groping at some sense of identity. But in the end, it lacks a centre. It lacks truth. Each one is a portal. It’s a representation of me. But it can’t define me.” – Portia Priegert



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EXHIBITION: 9 Sept - 22 Oct 2016

CANADIAN SCULPTURE CENTRE Thursday 15 Sept 2016 6.30 pm – 9 pm 15 Sept - 5 Oct 2016

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Opening Hours Tue - Sat: 9 am – 5 pm

Opening Hours Tue - Fri: 12 pm – 6 pm Sat: 11 am – 4 pm

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ABOVE: Untitled (the braided stream 1), 2016, acrylic paint, acrylic pouring medium, collage on panel, 12.3” x 16.3” BELOW: Untitled (the braided stream 2), 2016, acrylic paint, acrylic pouring medium, collage on panel, 16” x 20”

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NEIL FARBER Nine Paintings, Lisa Kehler Art and Projects, Winnipeg, Sept. 2 to Oct. 1 Neil Farber’s new works are a writer’s dream. They brim with detail, making it easy to get carried away with description. For the last few years, Farber has been working with a new process, collaging imagery – floating heads, fantastical creatures, vacant-eyed spooks – between layers of clear acrylic pouring medium. Farber was a founding member of The Royal Art Lodge, the famed Winnipeg artist collective known for the combined effects of hilarity and emotional awkwardness. No one can do tragicomedy better, though many have tried. The collective is now defunct, but Farber has maintained a collaborative practice with fellow art lodger Michael Dumontier, as well as an impressive solo career. Since 2001 he’s had shows in Britain, Denmark and New York, to name a few. This is his first solo exhibition in Canada in more than a decade. Farber’s ongoing commitment to creating worlds populated with folkloric characters is clear. The wise child makes a frequent appearance, as do many morose and creaturely companions. In the new work, gestalts

overlap gestalts. As each work is made with some 50 layers, his subject matter is contained within an incredible density. In this expanded vision, it’s almost as though pouring medium becomes an analogy for the medium of life itself – memory, time, or perhaps swirling air of various viscosities. Whichever it is, Farber’s layers allow his subjects to stratify, slipping in and out of focus. Occasionally, streaks of paint seem to float up from some lower depth to just below the surface. Veins of pearlescent paint and wisps of white describe the halos and nimbuses of tiny souls. A reviewer once described Farber’s work as being concerned with male neuroses. Whether or not that’s true, a little girl appears in several of these new pieces. In some canvases, there are only a few of her, while in others she’s replicated over and over – a critical mass of girls in capelets and pinafores. She’s the kind of child that stands apart on the playground, arms around her own ribs. She’s a little nun or a little nurse – solemn and watchful. Farber has painted hospitals in the past, and the theme reappears in X-rayed bones and anatomy, in the scatterings of red and black crosses. In Farber’s world, the real and imagined live together. Surface enfolds surface so that night terrors lie within daydreams, truths within fictions. What began as a blank slate has been painted over. And now it – and we – are colonized by every imaginable beast and aberration. – Sarah Swan

SHAPING THE IMAGE OF ALBERTA December 3, 2016 to March 12, 2017

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery 4525 – 47A Avenue Red Deer, Alberta 403.309.8405

Opening reception Friday, December 2, 7-9pm

Lawren Stewart Harris (1885-1970) Tumbling Glacier, Berg Lake, 1929, oil on panel

Organized by the Borealis Gallery, Legislative Assembly of Alberta

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Edmonton was the first major city in Western Canada to open a new building – the eye-popping Art Gallery of Alberta. Its price tag? About $88 million. Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016 31


lame it on Bilbao. Veteran Edmonton art dealer Douglas Udell says the spectacular, costly art museums in various stages of completion across Western Canada these days are driven by Bilbao-envy, a recurring condition in the art world since 1997, when the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao opened in Spain and jaws dropped around the world. The daring building designed by Canadian-born American architect Frank Gehry is like an abstract sculpture from outer space. Tourists from around the globe have descended on Bilbao to commune with the building, which did not even have its own art collection when it opened. But who needs art, the skeptics say, when you have fabulous architecture? “Museums aren’t really about art,” Udell says of the Bilbao wannabes. “They’re about architecture.” The push to build new galleries is just one phenomenon to surface in the 15 years since Galleries West was launched in 2002, shortly after the world was forever changed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. To mark the anniversary, we’re taking a look back at how the Western Canadian arts landscape has changed since then. Bold new art museums are the most visible development, but plenty more has shifted. Both public and private galleries, for instance, have increasingly turned to social media to woo visitors. Indigenous art has become a more powerful force. The cycle of economic boom and bust played havoc with the fortunes of many galleries and artists.


Guggenheim Museum Bilbao showing Yves Klein’s Fire Fountain

And while some people in the art community notice a confident new swagger in the Western art scene, others fear the growing influence of big museums and blockbuster shows, along with the need to court wealthy donors, has decreased the public’s engagement with art, and made galleries, whether public or private, more cautious. “Gone are any exhibitions that involve risk taking,” Winnipeg artist Diana Thorneycroft says of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, echoing comments by other artists about their dominant hometown institutions. “I actually think every gallery in Winnipeg is afraid to take any risks, including most of the alternative space galleries, where that kind of thing used to be the norm.” Edmonton was first out of the gate in 2010 with the Gehry-like 32 Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016

$88-million Art Gallery of Alberta. Next among the major Western cities was Saskatoon with the $85-million Remai Modern along the South Saskatchewan River. It’s replacing, with some controversy, the beloved but more modest Mendel Art Gallery. The Remai is slated to open next year, just as ground will be broken for a new $350-million Vancouver Art Gallery after years of fractious public debate. And in Winnipeg, a $65-million Inuit Art Centre is to open by 2020 as an extension of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, whose 1970’s architecture was once Canada’s most eye-popping public space for art. The gallery now finds itself both competing for donations and doing joint projects with the $351-million Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which opened across town in 2014. And these are just the signature institutions. In recent years, smaller art galleries, some new and some in repurposed or shared buildings, have opened elsewhere. Alberta alone has new public galleries in Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Grande Prairie. Supporters see big museums as vehicles to increase interest generally in art, with economic spinoffs such as more tourism and better sales figures at commercial galleries. “Bilbao had a huge effect on tourism,” says Serena Keshavjee, an art history professor at the University of Winnipeg. “It had a huge effect on the economy of Spain and it drew in all the people interested in art. So, it’s a positive thing.” Howard Gurevich of the commercial Winnipeg gallery Gurevich Fine Art says destination museums “help bring a focus to the small-C conservative constituency who want to support the arts and help make it accessible.” However, he adds, playing to that constituency can also mean fewer daring exhibitions. As well, expensive architecture can mean less money for acquisitions. Critics of the big, expensive spaces see few trickle-down effects. The kind of people who attend a Monet show, says Vancouver artist Jayce Salloum, are not likely to patronize a neighbourhood artistrun gallery and, in Vancouver’s case, money spent on expensive architecture could, instead, be used to alleviate the city’s affordable housing crisis. Lindsey Sharman, a curator with the University of Calgary, suggests dollars lavished on architecture instead could be used to encourage artists “to try something new or experiment.” The Guggenheim Bilbao, she says, brings tourists to the city but does not really help local artists. Calgary, despite its history of petro-dollars and flashy real estate, has no one dominant structure with real wow. Still, the Esker Foundation, housed on the top floor of a new multi-purpose building erected in 2012 by oilman Jim Hill, has enriched the scene. That same year the Nickle Galleries moved into a large space on the main floor of the new Taylor Family Digital Library at the University of Calgary. And Contemporary Calgary, a collaborative effort by three arts organizations, is to move by 2018 into the city’s former Centennial Planetarium. Helen Zenith, director of Calgary’s 24-year-old Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, is on the board of Contemporary Calgary and believes the renovated planetarium plus the Esker will give the city the signature spaces it needs to promote contemporary art. “It will be fabulous and wonderful,” she says. Some synergy is already happening. In 2015, for instance, four Calgary galleries teamed up to jointly host the blockbuster American show, Oh, Canada, in its only stop in Western Canada. The National Gallery of Canada, which was designed by Moshe Safdie, had a definite wow factor when it opened in Ottawa in 1988. It tends to offer solo exhibitions by leading artists; the only

2016 ers this year are Albertans Chris Cran and Alex Janvier. The gallery says its choices are guided by “excellence” and not regional representation. That can rile Westerners who feel they deserve more recognition. And it begs the question: Who decides what is excellent? An examination of National Gallery programming suggests Western Canada is getting its fair share. Since 2001, there have been 40 solo shows by Canadian artists, dead or alive, at the gallery and its subsidiary, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. About one-third, or 13, were by Western Canadians. They included Saskatchewan’s Joe Fafard, Alberta’s David Hoffos, B.C.’s Daphne Odjig and Manitoba’s Wanda Koop. Western artists also fare well in the gallery’s national biennials of work added to the permanent collection, and B.C.’s Geoffrey Farmer, Canada’s pick for next year’s Venice Biennale, is definitely a reigning golden boy. Marc Mayer, the gallery’s director, says Vancouver “still maintains the highest profile in the international art world of any Canadian city, but Winnipeg continues to grow in strength with increasing numbers of its artists showing regularly around the world.” Public galleries in the Western provinces exhibit a more balanced mix of stars and up-and-comers. Such shows can be a stamp of approval for artists. For instance, Edmonton’s Dana Holst, a midcareer artist known for paintings of menacing little girls, had a solo

Art collector and businessman Michael Audain and his wife, Yoshiko Karasawa, pictured above, opened the $43.5 million Audain Art Museum earlier this year in Whistler, B.C. show at the Art Gallery of Alberta this year and was thrilled with the exposure. She does not have an Alberta dealer. But after the show, Holst contacted collectors who have patronized her 20-year career and sold most of the work. “I can live now for a year and a half,” she says. Holst says she was not affected by the latest economic downturn. But other artists, including Saskatoon’s Adrian Stimson, tell a different story. A mixed media and performance artist, Stimson has been pummelled by both boom and bust. “When I first moved to Saskatoon to do my Masters at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon was a pretty good place economically for artists. That was back in 2003. I was able to purchase a house and make a reasonably good living. When ‘Saskaboom’ happened, the city exploded.” That meant higher housing costs, which didn’t sink during the subsequent downturn. Stimson’s income dropped. To pare costs, he is returning to his roots, the Siksika First Nation in southern Alberta. Many commercial galleries have noticed a drop in sales. “There’s not as many people buying,” says Vancouver gallerist Matt PetleyJones, who, unlike many in the traditional South Granville arts corridor, has not moved to a new lower-rent gallery district in The Flats, an industrial area east of the Olympic Village. “It seems like quite a significant difference.” He attributes part of the decline to Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016 33

the city’s high housing costs: People simply have less money to decorate their homes. Douglas Udell in Edmonton reckons it’s the fourth downturn he’s experienced. Still, he does not appear worried. He recently closed the Calgary and Vancouver branches of his gallery, saying that after half a century of dealing, managing all three was simply too time consuming. “People are always going to collect no matter what,” he says. The recent drop in the value of the Canadian dollar has been positive for some dealers. That’s certainly the talk at the Slate Gallery in Regina, the three-year-old base for many of Saskatchewan’s leading artists. Slate’s managers, Gina Fafard and Kimberley Fyfe, say a low dollar means Canadians spend more at home, rather than abroad, and Americans spend more here. Slate emits an optimistic vibe and is picking up impressive young Saskatchewan artists, including rising star Zachari Logan. In Winnipeg, commercial galleries say they’re in better shape than many other places because Manitoba tends to avoid boomand-bust cycles. Still, one of Winnipeg’s contemporary galleries, Ac-

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tual, closed this summer for financial reasons. But other new spaces, including Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, help keep the scene lively. In Edmonton, some artists say the relatively new dc3 Art Projects has helped reinvigorate the city’s contemporary scene. Generally, provincial governments have not been cutting visual arts funding. But officials with the Saskatchewan Arts Board fear decreases may be coming because the once-booming province has returned to deficits. In Edmonton, Catherine Crowston, the director of the Art Gallery of Alberta, notes the economic downturn has reduced attendance at her institution and may result in lower corporate donations in coming years. A plea last year to Edmonton city council for more funding so the gallery could eliminate admission fees was rejected. During the last 15 years, the art world has benefited from the explosive growth of the Internet and social media, increasing interaction between galleries, artists and their publics. Once social media simply told the public a particular exhibition was happening. Now, more context is being communicated about artists and their

The $85-million Remai Modern, along the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, will replace the beloved but more modest Mendel Art Gallery.


The $65-million Inuit Art Centre, an extension of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, will house a collection of some 13,000 pieces of Inuit art and provide programming and exhibition space.

shows. Some commercial galleries have communications assistants who spend considerable time on social media. “We’re talking about what is going on in the art world,” says Gurevich. “We use it as an educational opportunity and a conversational opportunity.” Does it help sales? “No question,” he says. “We get inquiries from around the world from our website and social media.” Calgary’s Zenith tells a similar story, saying the clients she has built up nationally and internationally through the Internet have helped her weather the recent economic slump. Another noticeable change over the last 15 years is the increased profile of indigenous art in mainstream galleries, which often compete to exhibit celebrated artists like B.C.’s Brian Jungen or Kent Monkman, originally from Winnipeg. “I certainly think that indigenous art is treated better by institutions today in Western Canada,” says Lee-Ann Martin, former curator of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina and former curator of contemporary aboriginal art at what is now the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. Such sentiments are echoed by Michelle LaVallee, a curator specializing in indigenous exhibitions at the MacKenzie. Both LaVallee and Martin say the preoccupations of indigenous artists have changed over the years. “For the most part,” says Martin, “artists today are coming from a place of cultural sovereignty rather than the largely colonial critiques from 15 or 20 years ago.” Despite some positive changes, LaVallee says much still needs to be done. Aboriginal artist Adrian Stimson agrees. “I still see a lot of racism out there and preconceived ideas of what indigenous art is or should be, and this comes from both sides,” he says. While awareness of indigenous art has increased, he says debates continue

over “indigenous inclusion” or “indigenizing institutions.” For aboriginal art to be fully included in the Western art canon more indigenous people have to be given prominent positions in galleries and art schools, he says. One of Canada’s great champions of indigenous art is Michael Audain, a prominent West Coast collector and businessman. The Audain Art Museum opened this year in Whistler, B.C., to exhibit, among other things, the family’s collection. In Vancouver, the Rennie Museum opened in 2009 following $10 million in renovations to the oldest structure in Chinatown, the Wing Sang building. Like Audain, Bob Rennie is a wealthy developer and created a museum primarily to show his own collection. Both buildings have added panache to the West Coast art scene although the new Vancouver Art Gallery will ultimately dominate. But will people come to see the art or the architecture? Calgary’s Zenith says her gallery, which includes an outdoor sculpture garden and a glass meeting room, prompts some visitors to say they would like to live there. “It does not matter whether they come for the art or the architecture; as long as they come,” she says. That also seems to be the attitude of Stephen Borys, the director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. He says institutions like his must use any available tool, including architecture, to attract visitors. “Sometimes we have one chance to convince someone to come back,” Borys says. “So, whether they’re coming to the WAG for a lecture, an art exhibition, to go to our shop, to the restaurant or a wedding or school tour, we have one chance to say: ‘They’ve had a good enough experience and they’ll come back.’ Ultimately, my goal is to get them to engage with the art.” Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016 35




t’s taken almost a century, but some of Montreal’s best-known Jazz Age paintings are finally travelling west this fall as the Glenbow Museum in Calgary exhibits the touring show 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group. The exhibition of 140 works, mainly paintings and some sculptures, was nicknamed The Colours of Jazz when it opened last year at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. These modernist urban-oriented works were compared to jazz by both supporters and critics in the 1920s. The style and colours of the cityscapes and portraits were bold, in your face and far sassier than Quebec’s traditional scenes and values. The paintings were also different from those of the contemporaneous Group of Seven in Toronto. “The aim is not harmonious tones but colours that dazzle like the screech of a trumpet,” art critic Albert Laberge wrote in the Montreal daily newspaper La Presse in reviewing Beaver Hall paintings in a 1922 exhibition. “The impression these colours create is similar to the feeling when a certain kind of jazz, transported, furiously flings out the most resounding, noisy piercing notes.” Meanwhile, the critic for the Montreal Daily Star, Samuel Morgan-Powell, dismissed the same paintings as creating a “jazz wall.” Vivid pigments, he fumed, could not “excuse or cover up bad draughtsmanship.” This diverse reaction is reminiscent of the way the bold land-

scapes of the Group of Seven were first reviewed. Both groups formed in 1920. The Group of Seven became immortal nationalistic icons while the Beaver Hall Group, quickly faded from view despite such talents as A.Y. Jackson and Edwin Holgate, also in the Group of Seven, and some of the highest profile women in Canadian art history: Anne Savage, Lilias Torrance Newton and Prudence Heward. A 1966 exhibition of the Beaver Hall Group at the National Gallery of Canada was originally intended to tour the West but, in the end, stayed in Ontario. The original group included 20 artists sharing studio and exhibition space at 305 Beaver Hall Hill in downtown Montreal from 1920 to 1923. But another 10 artists are often associated with the group because of certain exhibitions and friendships that extended past those years. Half the group were women. This was unusual for the time and, according to a catalogue essay by Concordia University art historian Kristina Huneault, was “a turning point in the history of Canadian art.” However, this “turning point” was not really seen as a big deal until the 1960s, when feminist art scholars lauded the Beaver Hall Group as a mainly female enterprise. This show gives the men equal prominence. Call it a post-feminist resurrection. Brian Foss, the exhibition’s co-curator, says it’s hard to ascertain the extent to which the group set out to promote women artists, as opposed to promoting modernist styles. “That said, we know from surviving documentation that many of the women of Beaver Hall were deeply appreciative of the chance that the group gave them to obtain criticism, advice and support from other artists,” he says. “And I have to assume that those feelings of support and nurturing – all of which were a product of the group dynamic – were important resources when it came to building careers as practicing artists.” The Group of Seven’s membership was strictly male although some women did exhibit with them. Its artists deliberately stirred nationalism with landscapes devoid of people, buildings, farmland or other signs of human activity. The Beaver Hall Group, with no other agenda than modernism, specialized in urban scenes and portraits of stylish people who rarely got dirty hands. Rural scenes depicted a tamed landscape. Some of the Beaver Hall portraits – and the portraits are the highlight – are set against rural landscapes. But it’s clear most of the sitters are on their way to the theatre rather than to milk the cows. Examples include a pensive Frances McCall by Newton and Miss Audrey Buller by Randolph S. Hewton. A signature painting in the exhibition is Heward’s At The Theatre, an unusual composition showing, from the rear, two seated women at the theatre. When exhibited in 1929, Laberge from La Presse loved it; the Star’s Morgan-Powell dismissed it. The most shocking picture, for a 1920s audience, is Newton’s Nude at the Studio, showing a lean, confident woman in green, highheeled sandals, scarlet nail polish and nothing else. In a break from tradition, the model’s pubic hair is very visible. We don’t know the name of the model. But the bets are she loved jazz. 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group runs Oct. 22 to Jan. 29 at the Glenbow Museum.

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OPPOSITE: Prudence Heward, At the Theatre, 1928, oil on canvas, 40” x 40” BELOW: Lilias Torrance Newton, Frances McCall, circa 1931, oil on canvas, 32” x 26”

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t’s Sunday morning and Vancouver artist Damian Moppett is wired on coffee as he discusses his exhibition this fall at the Art Gallery of Alberta. He’s just back from Montreal, where he was working on a potential commission – one he didn’t get – and he’s been up since 4 a.m. “Art is something you throw money at for 10 years before it begins to pay back,” he observes, reflecting on his career since finishing his Master of Fine Arts at Montreal’s Concordia University in 1995. Moppett’s star began to rise after he was grouped with five other artists in a pivotal 1998 show, 6: New Vancouver Modern, a nod by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery to a new wave of conceptual artists. He now shows regularly at his Vancouver gallery, Catriona Jeffries, and has been in solo and group shows across

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Canada, and even a few in Europe and the United States. In a sense, Moppett has been preparing for his art career his entire life. He grew up around art, thanks to his family, and is partnered for the Edmonton show, Every Story Has Two Sides, with his father, Ron, a prominent Calgary artist. Replete with some 120 works, the show is unusual. Large public institutions tend to frame exhibitions around thematic and conceptual concerns, or a particular medium or era, rather than the personal circumstances of artists. Our celebrity-obsessed culture may fuel curiosity about how creative folk find their life path, but curators generally play down family ties. Indeed, Catherine Crowston, the gallery’s executive director and chief curator, says the show does not highlight the father/ son relationship. “Ron and Damian share interesting approaches to their work, but also have distinct differences. They both engage with similar questions about the history of art and the history of painting. But they each have taken different approaches.” Although a significant number of families with multiple artists – either within a single generation or spanning several – have made a mark in Western Canada, such connections are often little known to the general public. For instance, Damian’s mother, Carroll TaylorLindoe, is an artist important enough to have work in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Her father, the late Luke Lindoe, was a noted Alberta painter and ceramic artist. Examples of other notable art families include the Koop sisters in Winnipeg, and West Coast aboriginal artists David Neel and his grandmother, the late Ellen Neel. Husband-and-wife combos include longtime Calgary artists Katie Ohe and Harry Kiyooka, who are turning their property into an arts centre as a community legacy. Another example? Former Calgarians John and Joice Hall are representational painters who now live in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Their daughter, Janine, is also an artist, while their son, Jarvis, owns a Calgary frame shop and gallery.




ABOVE: Ron Moppett, DawnLightningField, 2014, oil and acrylic painting with mixed media, 90” x 108” x 72” RIGHT: Ron Moppett (left) and his son, Damian OPPOSITE: Ron Moppett, Studio Night Orient, 2015, alkyd, acrylic and oil on canvas with wood panel, 77.5” x 95”

It’s an inescapable reality that artists influence each other, even more so when they live in the same household. In the domestic sphere, there are conversations about art, exposure to visiting artists and curators, and, in the case of children, even art lessons. A career in art, while often challenging, seems possible, unlike families where children are discouraged from pursuing art for fear they will starve. Art families, of course, have the same dynamics as any family – love and rivalry, closeness and estrangement, common interests and divergent views. And while some children of artists become scientists or engineers, others stick to the family trade, perhaps, in part, because visual thinking or drawing skills are passed on, whether through nature or nurture.

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– Damian Moppett

Damian grew up in the midst of his father’s studio practice and was exposed to many artists when Ron was the director and curator of the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art and Design. Damian says his father didn’t push him to pursue art as a career, but he gravitated to it after high school “when I figured out drawing was what I did best.” During undergraduate studies in Vancouver at what is now the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Damian watched fellow students rebel against parents who worked outside the arts. “I kind of wished I was rebelling too,” he recalls. Instead, he embraced some of his father’s interests. “We’re both fans of art history,” he says. “We both are constantly looking at our own work in relation to things that we are really interested in historically. And we reference our own work to differing degrees. I do it more explicitly than he does. He references specific painters and shapes and forms – still-life forms or landscapes taken or referencing other artists and folded into his 40 Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016


”We’re both fans of art history.”

paintings. I think when I do it, I do it more singularly. So, if I do a sculpture related to Rodin’s, I’ll do that singularly. His work doesn’t speak to that at all. His are more camouflaged in his paintings.” The two men sometimes visit exhibitions together. “We discuss our reactions to these shows,” says Damian. “But other than that, we don’t talk about our own work to each other very much.” For his part, Ron says he’s interested in more than the latest trends when he goes to shows in London or New York. “I look at it as having a conversation with my peers,” he says. “It’s all alive to me.” And he says he sometimes thinks “I’ve got to ramp things up” after spending time with Damian. In Winnipeg, the Koop sisters grew up making art. Wanda, the best known, is a leading painter with an enviable exhibition record. But the family of six daughters also includes Elvira Finnigan and Kathryne Koop. Finnigan, the eldest, is a conceptual artist working in installation, video and sculpture. She says her creativity was fuelled early by supportive parents. “We grew up in a lively family. Our mother was extremely creative and was always encouraging us to make things. Both our parents were very interested in what we did. We didn’t have a TV set. Rather we were makers of our own dramas.” Finnigan says Wanda, in particular, showed a gift for art from a young age. “She kept the ante up ... She was voracious for the visual arts. She was a prime mover about getting everyone in the family to make things.” Kathryne wanted to distinguish herself from her older sisters and initially enrolled in science. “But I got disillusioned with my studies and ended up taking an evening pottery class,” she says. “I loved it immediately.” As a child, Kathryne had made things in three dimensions using papier-mâché, plaster, wood and even mud. Creativity was clearly in her blood. “I dropped out of science. I thought I would go into education and teach art. But I got so immersed in clay and pottery. Wanda was very encouraging. She suggested I go into pottery completely. It really changed my life.” Sibling rivalry seems absent. “We are hugely proud of each other and not competitive,” says Kathryne. “We share a lot of support and are excited when any of us have success.” Family ties – one might even say dynasties – are often found in First Nations communities, where skills are typically learned via mentoring. David Neel, for instance, comes from a long line of artists. His Kwakwaka’wakw grandmother from Alert Bay, B.C., Ellen Neel, is credited as the first woman to professionally carve totem poles. She learned carving from her maternal grandfather, Charlie James, a noted totem carver and the stepfather of famed sculptor Mungo Martin. David’s father carved until he died in a 1961 car accident. David, born in 1960, initially trained as a photographer, but was tutored by Kwakwaka’wakw carver Beau Dick and became known for masks that address contemporary issues. His Oil Spill Mask, for instance, depicts a maritime creature inspired by historical masks of wildmen and sea monsters. His Vancouver gallery, Coastal Peoples Fine Art, notes that his children are following in his artistic footsteps. The Moppetts’ show, which runs Sept. 17 to Dec. 31, includes a wide range of work. Crowston points to Damian’s painting, Red Table, which melds influences from various media. The image has complicated origins. “It’s from a photograph I took in 1999,” says Damian. “I was doing a fashion shoot and I was bored and began balancing things and taking pictures of them while the models were

ABOVE: Damian Moppett, Red Table, 2013, oil on canvas, 82.4” x 88.2”


OPPOSITE: Damian Moppett, Bells of Hell / Star Cage, 2013, steel, stoneware and wood, 84” x 50” x 20”

doing their hair. I decided to turn that into a series of photographs. Then about 15 years later, I decided to take that one image and play with it in Photoshop in order to make a really crude collage out of it using the forms and flat space, and turn it into a study for a painting.” For Crowston, Ron’s 2014 work, DawnLightningField, is an equally interesting piece. It includes a photograph set up on the floor showing what appears to be a roadside artist in front of a crumbling building. On either side of the image are sculptural and found objects and, behind all this a painting hangs on the wall. Crowston says both works consider the practice of art, but father

and son have chosen different approaches. “Ron’s is done through layering of images,” she says. “Damian constructs things and builds sculpture with things at hand. It is a systemized approach to bringing together different images and objects into a whole.” Art, like the larger society that births it, changes through time. Artists, naturally, can’t help but reflect the interests of their era. Damian, for instance, engages a wider variety of media – video and photography as well as sculpture, drawing and painting – while openly, even blatantly, referring to 20th-century artists like Alexander Calder and Henry Moore. Ron, on the other hand, has generally remained steadfast to painting. “Damian works with photographs, sculpture and different media to achieve his ends,” says Crowston. “Ron tends to stick to painting. When Ron does branch off from painting, he will still use paintings in that work.” Their show, in a sense, thus reflects both change and continuity, themes that run not only through the work of father and son, but also through art history – and families of every sort. Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016 41




ast year, Ben Reeves moved from downtown Vancouver to Tsawwassen, mainly from a need to find lower-cost housing rather than by choice. In a sense, relocating to the suburbs has been a coming home for Reeves, who grew up in the North Vancouver community of Lynn Valley. Art history buffs will recall this once-rural hamlet was where F.H. Varley lived in the mid-1930s, and where he painted Dhârâna, his iconic portrait of Vera Weatherbie. Reeves was keenly aware of this history growing up and mentions Varley as an early artistic inspiration. “We lived in a small shack that had been a farmhouse in upper Lynn Valley before the roads were put in,” he says. “I remember imagining that it was the same one that appeared in a small watercolour of the area by him.” In Reeves’ latest paintings, he both mines and limns the suburbs as a generic place, a locus of the mind, in much the same manner as the American novelist Jonathan Franzen. Although detailed, Reeves’ depictions of garden hoses, parked cars and mute houses are generalized, not specific, and the suburbs are considered as places from which to look out and, in Reeves’ case, to also turn around and look back at the spread of Vancouver. In Midnight, for instance, we peer through a blue-hued forest, its tree trunks in Art Nouveau curves that recall Tom Thomson’s The West Wind, to a shimmering city on the plain below, its streets lined with lights like sparkling jewels. There are shades of Edvard Munch’s northern landscapes here, and also Pierre Bonnard’s painting, with its luscious, almost formless passages that are more about paint than representation per se. Reeves, who shows some of this new work in a solo show titled Glimmer at Vancouver’s Equinox Gallery from Sept. 10 to Oct. 15, lives enthusiastically in the world of painting, both current and past. He’s a voracious looker at art, and must fight to leave this behind when he enters the studio, or risk being overwhelmed. A new element in his work is collage, generally pieces of linen canvas, stuck on and then painted, often forming a certain shape, for example, that of a tree trunk. These elements play the same role as did raindrops and clouds of cigarette smoke in two earlier series, emphasizing the flat surface of the canvas while engaging in a representational role. “The collaged canvas pieces are a way of interrogating materials and methods of constructing a picture,” says Reeves. “I’ve been collaging with pieces of cut canvas, so it is a way of acknowledging the picture’s 42 Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016

support. At the same time, it is a useful way to build a picture – to enhance range and depth … Cutting out a shape is different from building one with many brushstrokes.” The use of the linen pieces calls to mind frottage, a process devised by Surrealist Max Ernst, in which he rubbed pigment across his support with burlap underneath, creating an anonymous but enlivened area of texture. The same interplay between real stuff and depicted stuff is present in Reeves’ collage works. In fact, the interplay between representation and pure painting is something he often explores, pumping up one aspect of this dialectic in some paintings, and the opposite one in others. This balancing act between opposites makes the work exciting for a viewer. Trained at the University of British Columbia, then in London at the Chelsea College of Arts, and with a few short stays elsewhere, Reeves has lived since 1995 in Vancouver, not a city known for its support of painters. Reeves remains positive, however, suggesting the Photo-conceptual tide is ebbing. “In many quarters, painting was considered reactionary and its intellectual dimension was not fully understood or respected.” Painting, he says, has largely regained respect in the last decade or so. “Painting had to rediscover its own autonomy and therefore asserted those qualities unique to it. In this way, abstract or non-objective painting has reasserted itself and found a niche in Vancouver. Because photography had cornered the market on representational practice, representational painting has been slower to resurface.” When looking at Reeves’ paintings, one might sense his hard-won achievements, working, as he must, against his own artistic predilections so as not to fall into a rut. “I have to deliberately stop myself from employing technical skills to solve pictorial problems, or to make things look good,” he says. “If I employ an older technique, I am not learning anything new. I’m not interrogating anything. It’s like applying old answers to new questions: it becomes too comfortable . . . What makes painting so compelling is that its own body is stuff of the world. Painting is such a remarkable mix of philosophical meditation and material fact, often in tension with each another.” LEFT: Basement Suite, 2016 oil and acrylic on canvas, 61” x 47.8” BELOW: Midnight, 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, 80” x 90”

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AUCTIONS Spring sales offer gems for collectors amid interesting changes in the auction market


his latest auction report must start with an admission: The Chris Cran retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada took me east and not, therefore, west for the Heffel sale in Vancouver. But thanks to the Internet, I was able to view the entire sale via streaming video from my hotel chair.


The next big surprise was Alex Colville’s Swimming Dog and Canoe, dated 1979. A large work, it sold to a phone bid at almost $1.2 million. The single bid exceeded the estimate by $500,000. One last standout was Jack Bush’s Fragment, 1958, originally sold in Calgary by the Newzones gallery. I’m sure the new owner was pleased to get it for $103,000, as it’s an excellent early work that no doubt benefited from this incredible painter’s recent exposure. The Fine Canadian Art sale had some noteworthy paintings: Lawren Harris, Emily Carr, A.J. Casson and David Milne were high on my list, along with Frederick Banting, Marc-Aurèle Fortin and Arthur Lismer. Harris’ Laurentian Landscape, 1913-1914, sold for $218,300. These paintings were once thought inferior in his production because of their decorative nature, but they’ve always been on my radar as special, and it seems others have taken note. Carr’s Gitwangak is a perfect example from her 1912 wanderings. Her depiction of totems captures village life and was a good buy at $413,000. Overall, the sale was solid, with good paintings sold at decent values.

Heffel: Post-War & Contemporary and Fine Canadian Art, Vancouver, May 25

ABOVE: E.J. Hughes, The Post Office at Courtenay, B.C., 1949, oil on canvas, 38” x 48” RIGHT: William Kurelek, Trompe l’oeil with dollar bill, 1958, watercolour and ink, 4.3” x 9”

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The Post-War & Contemporary sale featured great West Coast artists and further offerings of Quebec abstract art and Painters Eleven. Rock Face, by Gordon Smith, was a rare work, large and done early in his career. It exceeded its estimate, selling for $32,450. The Plasticien artists Claude Tousignant and Guido Molinari caught the attention of buyers, an important move beyond the Automatistes, who have ruled the roost for some time. A piece by Edward Burtynsky also captured people’s attention as it sold for $64,900, partly due to his films, books and regular exhibitions. But Painters Eleven works suffered even though the offerings were good. It seems collectors are soft on them for now. The big news was an E.J. Hughes work, The Post Office at Courtenay, B.C. Painted in 1949, it features the kind of image-capturing the artist is famous for. And Hughes joined the list of million-dollar artists, as the work sold for almost $1.6 million.

Waddington’s: Art Of Canada, Toronto, May 30

Waddington’s has made changes in their auction this season, as reflected in the sale’s new title. Featuring Canadian fine art and Inuit art, it was a reasonable move and any bumps were likely noted for further adjustments. The sale was out of balance with too many Inuit items, but that said, some important works did well and I enjoyed learning about them. On the Canadian art side, Linda Rodeck did due diligence sourcing works with fresh provenance from collectors. It was odd, but the

exciting works were all small. Of course, collecting small pieces does mean you can buy more. J.E.H. MacDonald’s Freight Yard was a spectacular gem, selling for $50,500. Of note, a tiny Emily Carr, Beaver Pot, was one of the best I’ve seen and sold for $20,400. Also on the list was Marion Long’s In the Ward. This small work had everything right: colour, details and light. It sold for $18,450. Worth noting too was a series of nine incredible drawings by William Kurelek. In brief, these are the real stories Kurelek can tell. The set, dated 1969, sold for $84,000. Finally, Kurelek’s Trompe l’oeil with dollar bill, 1958, a magical painting showing his incredible prowess with image and detail sold for $22,800.

seemed happy to see it again. The sale opened quickly and moved around the room, along with phone bids, until a private collector at the sale bought the work for $977,500, looking happy he had stayed in the fight. The bid set a record for Algoma-period sketches by Harris. Another work of interest was Ivan Eyre’s Cairn, circa 1960, which sold for $25,300 to a phone bidder. Certainly, Jack Bush’s Five Colour Prints, 1965, also deserves mention. This incredible folio of handmade serigraph prints in the original folio sold for $57,500. It’s rare to see a whole edition in perfect condition, and the bidding indicated many knew the estimate of $15,000 to $20,000 was low. I’m happy to see Consignor entering the live sale market and achieving success. It’s a positive addition to Canada’s secondary market. I’ll be back with a report on the fall auctions. Until then, remember previews are free and worth your attention.

LEFT: Odd Nerdrum, Shifting Eyes, 2001, oil on canvas, 67.5” x 72.5” BELOW: Lawren Harris, Algoma (Algoma Sketch 48), circa 1919-1920, oil on panel, 10.5” x 14”

Douglas Maclean of Canadian Art Gallery is an art adviser and private dealer in Canmore, Alta.

Hodgins Art Auctions: Calgary, May 30

I watched the Hodgins auction online from Toronto. It did well and had solid results considering Alberta’s troubled economy. A private collection of A.C. Leighton paintings caught my attention. His incredible interpretations of the Rockies should be considered important, but have suffered a setback at recent sales. But Hodgins was able to garner good results overall. Of note was a strong painting by Goodridge Roberts that fetched $8,500. Most impressive though was a work by Swedish painter Odd Nerdrum from the figurative collection of Dr. Howard Freeze, of Calgary. This rare painting found a buyer at $65,000. Nerdrum’s work is sought after outside Canada and it’s good to know an Internet platform can work. Consignor Canadian Fine Art: Toronto, May 31

To end an interesting season of changes and adaptations, Consignor held its first live sale at Toronto’s historic Berkeley Church on Queen Street. I was looking forward to Robert Cowley, one of Canada’s best auctioneers. He did not disappoint. His quick eye and banter moved the sale precisely. The big story for Consignor was a Lawren Harris sketch, Algoma, circa 1919-1920, returned to Canada from Australia after some 40 years. The provenance was clear, simple and through family. Canadian buyers

Fall 2016 Auctions Consignor Canadian Fine Art, Toronto - Heffel, Vancouver and Toronto - Hodgins Art Auctions, Calgary - Lando Art Auctions, Edmonton - Levis Fine Art Auctions & Appraisals, Calgary - Maynards Fine Art & Antiques, Vancouver - Waddington’s, Toronto - Walker’s, Ottawa - Prices include buyer’s premium. For more images, go to: Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016 45


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Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 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. CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 Situated on northern Vancouver Island, Campbell River Art Gallery opened in 1994 and remains the region’s sole public gallery, serving surrounding districts and islands. The Gallery has two exhibition spaces featuring professional contemporary artists, four lobby satellite cases featuring local and emerging artists and a studio offering classes for children and adults. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. CHEMAINUS Commercial Gallery JD STEVENSON GALLERY 9768 Willow St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0 T. 250-324-1395 John Stevenson exhibits and sells fine art by worldclass Canadian artists. World wide shipping. Wed to Sun 11 am - 4:30 pm.

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria offers a rare glimpse into Asia's erotic history with Kinky: Ancient Chinese and Japanese Erotic Images. The show includes ivory and ceramic sculptures as well as a set of 19th-century ceramic tiles and painted box containers never before exhibited in a public gallery, says Barry Till, curator of Asian art. Also on display are shoes for women's bound feet, once considered erotic by Chinese men, and shunga woodblock prints from Japan. “Almost all the great print masters designed erotic works, partially for economic reasons, and also because they were considered to be a vital element of their art,” says Till. Shunga, the term for erotic art in Japanese, features scenes that vary from the tender advances of youth to violence and debauchery. They were used for everything from training courtesans to educating newlyweds. To Oct. 16 at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Utagawa Yoshitora, An American Drinking and Carousing, 1861, woodblock print

DUNCAN, BC able in his hometown along with original works by contemporary B.C. artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford ............................................................ 46 Campbell River ....................................................... 46 Chemainus ............................................................. 46 Duncan .................................................................. 46 Grand Forks ........................................................... 46 Kamloops............................................................... 46 Kelowna................................................................. 47 Nanaimo ................................................................ 47 Penticton ............................................................... 47 Prince George ........................................................ 47 Qualicum Bay/Beach ............................................... 47 Salmon Arm........................................................... 47 Salt Spring Island ................................................... 48 Sidney .................................................................... 48 Silver Star Mountain ............................................... 48 Skidegate ............................................................... 48 Terrace ................................................................... 48 Vancouver (Greater) ............................................... 49

Vernon................................................................... 51 Victoria (Greater).................................................... 51 Whistler ................................................................. 52

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GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GALLERY 2 ART AND HERITAGE CENTRE 524 Central Ave, PO Box 2140, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099

ALBERTA INDEX Banff...................................................................... 52 Black Diamond ....................................................... 53 Blairmore ............................................................... 53 Calgary .................................................................. 52 Camrose ................................................................ 56 Canmore ................................................................ 56 Cochrane ............................................................... 57 Cold Lake ............................................................... 57 Drumheller ............................................................. 57 Edmonton (Greater) ............................................... 57 Grande Prairie ........................................................ 58 High River .............................................................. 58 Jasper .................................................................... 59 Lethbridge ............................................................. 59 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. Longview ............................................................... 59 Medicine Hat ......................................................... 59 Okotoks ................................................................. 59 Ponoka .................................................................. 59 Red Deer ................................................................ 59 Waterton ............................................................... 60 Wetaskiwin ............................................................ 60 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .............................................................. 60 Estevan .................................................................. 60 Meacham............................................................... 60 Melfort .................................................................. 60 Moose Jaw............................................................. 60 North Battleford ..................................................... 60 Prince Albert .......................................................... 60 Regina ................................................................... 60 Saskatoon .............................................................. 61 Swift Current.......................................................... 61

KAMLOOPS Cooperative Gallery KAMLOOPS COURTHOUSE GALLERY 7 W Seymour St, Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4 T. 250-314-6600 Located in the historic old courthouse, the Courthouse Gallery is an artist-run cooperative showcasing works by local artisans including weaving, Weyburn ................................................................ 61 Yorkton .................................................................. 61 MANITOBA INDEX Altona ................................................................... 61 Brandon................................................................. 61 Morden ................................................................. 62 Portage La Prairie ................................................... 62 Selkirk .................................................................... 62 Winnipeg ............................................................... 62 Winnipeg Beach ..................................................... 63 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Yellowknife ............................................................ 63 USA Great Falls Montana ............................................... 63


Commercial Gallery EXCELLENT FRAMEWORKS - HOME OF THE E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 It’s been 38 years of excellent custom framing and fine art gallery services at this hidden Cowichan Valley gem. And the art of E.J. Hughes is now avail-

SOURCES paintings, pottery, glass, textile/fibre, jewellery and photography. Featured artists are presented each month. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Public Gallery KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 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 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 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.

John Stevenson recently opened his JD Stevenson Gallery at 9768 Willow St in Chemainus SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading 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. TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 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. Public Gallery KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 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. NANAIMO Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 123-4750 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9T 4K6 T. 250-756-6136 Established in 1982 by 10 artists, Art 10 Gallery now features the work of more than 20 artists

plus a jeweller from Central Vancouver Island. This popular artist-run gallery offers unique pottery and a range of painting styles to suit varied tastes. Open daily during regular Nanaimo North Town Centre mall hours.


Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S6 T. 250-754-1750 Nanaimo Art Gallery (NAG) is the region’s public art gallery, centrally located in the heart of the Arts District in Nanaimo’s city centre. The mandate is to enhance the cultural environment of the Nanaimo/Central Island region by encouraging active public involvement with the visual arts. NAG offers art exhibitions of local, national and international significance and maintains a growing collection of historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am 5 pm, and (summer only) Sun noon - 5 pm. PENTICTON Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 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 A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the Penticton Art Gallery presents contemporary and 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.

Judith Currelly, Calving Grounds (detail), 2006, oil on wood panel, 60” x 120”.


CURRELLY 29.09.16– 08.01.17 The Reach Gallery Museum 32388 Veterans Way Abbotsford, BC 604.864.8087

Opening Reception

29.09.16 7:00PM

PRINCE GEORGE Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY 725 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC V2L 5T1 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 1-888-221-1155 The gallery focus is contemporary Canadian art. In the main gallery, seven to ten exhibitions by established artists are curated annually. The Galleria hosts community projects and emerging artist’s work, changing monthly. Proposals for the sculpture court are invited on an ongoing basis. Gallerypublished catalogues and other publications are available in the gallery shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. QUALICUM BEACH Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-6133 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

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September 10 - November 19, 2016 Bracken Hanuse Corlett Amanda Strong showing new works Blood Memory


524 Central Ave., Grand Forks, BC (250) 442-2211 | Still from Mia

The first North American survey of international artist Bharti Kher incorporates elements of sculpture, photography and painting to explore ritual and female identity. Kher's bindi paintings, abstract sari sculptures and provocative animalhuman hybrids consider gender, the female body and the domestic sphere. An absence of assignable cause is a life-size sculpture of the heart of a sperm whale. Kher was born in 1969 in London and has lived in India since 1991. To Oct. 10 at the Vancouver Art Gallery Bharti Kher, An absence of assignable cause, 2007, bindis and resin, installation view 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 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 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. 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 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.

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Cooperative Gallery COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF THE SAANICH PENINSULA Box 2221, 9565 Fifth St, Sidney, BC V8L 3S8 The CACSP encourages, supports and promotes local arts activities throughout the year including Artisans and Small Expressions Shows and Sales at Tulista Park Gallery; Studio Tours; ‘Arts in the Schools’ program; ArtSea Festivals; and the Sidney Fine Art Show. Check website for gallery shows. Free admission. 10 am - 4 pm during exhibitions. SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109, Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 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 #2 Second Beach Rd, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC V0T 1S1 T. 250-559-4643 F. 250-559-4643 The Haida Gwaii Museum continues to build an international reputation for its outstanding collection of Haida historical objects, contemporary art, archives and natural history collections. The Museum believes culture, art and history have positive effects in the community, encouraging creativity, dialogue and promoting new ways of thinking about the world. Winter: Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Summer: Daily 10 am - 6 pm. TERRACE Public Gallery NISGA’A MUSEUM GALLERY 810 Highway Drive, PO Box 300, Laxgalts’ap




SOURCES (Greenville), BC V0J 1X0 T. 250-633-3050 Hli Goothl Wilp-Adokshl Nisga’a aims to be renowned as a centre for research, learning, and cultural tourism ó a permanent home for the preservation and celebration of all that is Nisga’a. Anhooya’ahl Ga’angigatgum’ (the Ancestors’ Collection) containing over 300 Nisga’a cultural treasures is the central feature of the museum. SUMMER: Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Fri, Sat till 7 pm; SPRING & FALL: Fri to Sun 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. 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 Celebrating 29 years in business, Art Works offers one of the largest selections of original art in Western Canada. Providing installation services, largescale commissions, digital editing and customframing of artwork and mirrors. Delivers locally and ships 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 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. BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 Established 15 years ago, this village gallery in the heart of West Vancouver is proud to present the eclectic work of 18 Canadian contemporary artists — many with international roots bringing an added vibrancy and panache to the collection. Their reputation rests on the strength of the artists’ work, the integrity of the employees, and the welcoming atmosphere. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 4 pm. FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 With a new exhibition every two weeks, the Federation Gallery presents the very best of their 2,200 emerging and professional member artists. The gallery is an excellent first stop for those looking for the rich variety Canadian artists have to offer. See website for current and recent exhibitions. Tues to Sun 10 am - 4 pm. GALLERY JONES 1-258 E 1st AVE, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-714-2216 RECENTLY RELOCATED, the gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. KATHERINE MCLEAN STUDIO 1-1359 Cartwright St (rear), Railspur Alley, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-377-6689 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. KIMOTO GALLERY 1525 West 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-428-0903 A contemporary gallery space exhibiting original artwork by regional & national Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.



MASTERS GALLERY VANCOUVER 2245 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 778-628-7486 Celebrating 35 years as dealers of top quality Canadian historical and contemporary art from its base in Calgary, Masters Gallery recently opened 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 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 1560 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-566-9889 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. New glass art pieces from Chad Balster and Christie Moody. 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 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 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 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 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. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun & Mon by appointment. SOUTH MAIN GALLERY 279 East 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7 T. 604-565-5622


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STEWART STEPHENSON FINE ART 1063 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4 T. 604-893-7841 A self-taught artist, Stephenson specializes in large-scale abstract artwork known for the unique compositions, vibrant colors and flawless gloss finishes. Working intuitively with no prior sketch work, Stewart’s paintings are expressive and bold. His paintings can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Recent collections explore themes of celebrity, social and media culture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6 pm. UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 1-800-730-8825 This internationally recognized gallery is Canada’s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The elegant, neo-classical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets d’art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt.


10th AVE South Main Gallery offers a wide range of contemporary fine art, featuring works by local and international artists — part of a growing art community in the trendy SoMa area of greater Mount Pleasant. Half block east of Main. Tues to Thurs 10 am - 5:30 pm, Fri and Sat 11 am - 6 pm.

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 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. Public Galleries ACT ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 Operated by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, the gallery was previously known as the Maple Ridge Art Gallery. It provides an exhibition facility for both amateur and professional artists. It also operates a gallery shop, and offers talks, workshops and other presentations. Located within the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. Free admission. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm and during theatre performances. ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 Art+Gallery/default.htm This public gallery features seven exhibitions each year showcasing international, national and local artists. Educational programs emphasize and encourage literacy in the visual arts and are available for groups of all ages from September - June. Mon to Sat noon - 5 pm. BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 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. GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC

Victoria artist Wendy Skog presents new abstract paintings and prints in her exhibition, The Blue Hours. Skog, who studied art at the University of Alberta, works intuitively creating lyrical pieces to transmit her feelings. Her goal, she says, is to capture “an element of mystery as a piece subtly approaches image without becoming anything at all.” Sept. 10 to Sept. 29 at the Martin Batchelor Gallery in Victoria Wendy Skog, Paso Doble, 2016, digital monoprint on steel plate, 20" x 16" V7M 2K6 T. 604-998-8563 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. IL MUSEO AT THE ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4 T. 604-430-3337 The gallery aspires to be a living narrative of the contributions of pioneer and contemporary Italians and their institutions in Vancouver and beyond. Il Museo at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver tells the varied and vibrant stories of Italians in the Lower mainland of British Columbia from 1890 to the present day. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 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. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

SOURCES 6393 NW Marine Dr,, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions — including Bill Reid’s iconic 'The Raven and the First Men,' 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 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. SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 This contemporary art museum focuses on art made since 1975 including international travelling shows and new works by local and nationally recognized artists. The TechLab presents an ongoing program of digital media artforms. Artist talks, demonstrations, courses, workshops, family events, and tours. Free admission. Tues to Thurs 9 am - 9 pm, Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. (Jul to Aug also open Mon, closed Sun.) VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 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 Galleries HEADBONES GALLERY - THE DRAWERS 6700 Old Kamloops Road, Vernon, BC V1H 1P8 T. 250-542-8987 Located only minutes from downtown Vernon, Headbones Gallery is moving forward with a group of artists under the aesthetic of NeoPriest, an acronym for New Pop Realists Intellectually Engaged in Story Telling. At the same time, The Drawers specializes in drawing and contemporary works on paper with a small component of sculpture. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2G9 T. 250-542-8544 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). Public Gallery VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 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.

VICTORIA Commercial Galleries MADRONA GALLERY 606 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4 T. 250-380-4660 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. MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 Offering an eclectic mix of work by emerging and established artists from Victoria and surrounding area. Exhibition space for rent when available. Suitable for rehearsal and dance/musical events. Complete professional picture framing on site. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY 740 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M6 T. 250-480-4930 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.


The Community Art Council of Greater Victoria (CACGV) will be moving from Cedar Hill Rec Centre to 636 Fort St (The Bay Centre). THE AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 Especially noted for finding and establishing new talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for 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 - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

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THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 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 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 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. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 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

Brenda Malkinson, Unexpected Wave of Hope, woodblock print

Fine Art Sales | Custom and Corporate Framing

9250 Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary AB. T2J 0P5 Tel | 403-252-7063 Midtowne Gallery is located within It’s Worth Framing. Visit our website or our facebook site for more information about our e hibitions.

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SOURCES 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 Exclusive fine art dealers specializing in contemporary, historical and local Canadian, European and international paintings. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and is now a three-storey gallery located a five-minute drive from downtown in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4171 F. 250-361-3995 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 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.

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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 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. THE ROBERT BATEMAN CENTRE GALLERY & SHOP 470 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9 T. 250-940-3630 Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the magic of nature. Visitors can explore seven decades of his moving work at The Robert Bateman Centre, an inspiring art gallery of nature with twelve new originals in the permanent gallery and a new temporary exhibit space showing themed work from other artists. Located opposite the provincial legislature. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. 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 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 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. Public Gallery AUDAIN ART MUSEUM 4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-962-0413 The Audain Art Museum located in Whistler, BC. is Canada’s newest not-for-profit institution. In addition to sharing a world-class British Columbia collection, including seminal pieces from Emily Carr and E.J. Hughes, the museum also hosts a range of temporary exhibitions. Wed to Mon 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs, Fri till 9 pm, closed Tues.

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 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 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.

At 42 years and counting, Canada House in Banff has expanded with windows now from Caribou to Lynx. WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 210 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 1-866-859-2220 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. 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 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


FALL 2016 at NICKLE GALLERIES opening September 29th

GENERATIONS 50 Years of Art at the University and Beyond Organized by Nickle Galleries, guest curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette

opening October 20th

DaveandJenn A Natural History of Islands A Series exhibition curated by Christine Sowiak

Directions of His Own pays tribute to the late John Chalke and his contributions as an artist and educator. Chalke, who taught at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, was renowned for his understanding of glazes, clays and kilns. He was intensely interested in the world around him, particularly the geological history of Western Canada, which he often referred to in highly textured pieces that play with the languages of painting and sculpture. Chalke died in 2014. Oct. 8 to Oct. 31 at the Willock and Sax Gallery in Banff John Chalke, The Magma Was Thinnest at Crowsnest Pass, 2009, refired 2013, multiglazed, multifired ceramic wall piece, 13” x 7” x 3”

workshops. Wed to Sun 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. Free gallery tours Thurs 7 pm.

Photography Hall of Fame and Museum. Wed to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 10 am - 4 pm.

WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 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. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Students & locals (Lake Louise to Morley) $4, Members and Children under 12 Free. Daily 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 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. Daily 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm.


BLAIRMORE Commercial Gallery LAUNSTEIN IMAGERY WILDLIFE ART GALLERY 12323 20 Avenue (PO Box 778, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0), Blairmore, AB T. 403-627-3969 The gallery represents the photographic art of John Launstein and his three internationally-awarded children, as well as bronze sculptures from Alberta artisan Donna Wilson. Their work has been exhibited around the world including the Smithsonian, the Natural History Museum in London (U.K.), the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Royal Ontario Museum, Royal BC Museum and the International

Robin Arseneault ONLOOKERS A Series exhibition guest curated by Katherine Ylitalo

top: John Hall, Sandy (1989), collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts middle: DaveandJenn, PAINTEATER / Thin Skin Thick Hide (2015), courtesy of the artists bottom: Robin Arseneault, ONLOOKERS (detail)(2016), courtesy of the artist Fall exhibitions funded with assistance from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Nickle Galleries, n iversity of Calgary nic le ucalgary ca

Artist-run Galleries ALBERTA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY AND STUDIO 4025 4 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D, Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 The gallery is part of the Alberta Printmakers’ Society, a non-profit, artist-run organization founded in 1989 to increase public awareness of printmaking as a contemporary fine arts medium, and to provide a resource for printmaking artists. It exhibits the work of local, national and international artists. Facilities include a studio equipped for relief, etching, silkscreen and lithography. Wed to Sat 11 am - 4 pm or by appointment.

John Launstein recently opened his wildlife art gallery in Blairmore with his three photographer children. THE NEW GALLERY 208 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B6 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 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. TRUCK CONTEMPORARY ART IN CALGARY 2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2C 0K4 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 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.

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SOURCES pm (Thurs/Fri till 6 pm), 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 Located in the Design District, this New York-style gallery showcases an eclectic selection of photography and art by established and emerging artists. A fully licensed 4,000 sq ft space, it also offers an attractive setting for private events. Upstairs, the associated Chefbar creates unique sharing plates to pair with wines from a diverse selection — inside or on the patio. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Wed till 9:30 pm.

Toronto artist Steve Driscoll presents a suite of paintings about celestial phenomena in And a Dark Wind Blows, an immersive installation that features an artificial lake and boardwalk. The large-scale centerpiece, These Are Truly the Last Days, uses swirling eddies of pigmented urethane to capture the northern lights. “I want to evoke that feeling of the wind blowing against you, of being excited, exalted in the presence of natural power,” says Driscoll. Other paintings explore sunsets, constellations and the Milky Way. Oct. 14 to Nov. 1 at the Peter Robertson Gallery in Edmonton Steve Driscoll, These Are Truly the Last Days, 2016, urethane on plastic panel, 116” x 240” 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 CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 1-877-290-0145 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 CKG / Christine Klassen Gallery, an evolution of The Weiss Gallery, represents a dynamic group of artists united by their craft-intensive approach to 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. DADE LOFT (FORMERLY DADE ART & DESIGN LAB) 104-1212 13 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5R3 T. 403-454-0243 Stepping inside DADE LOFT is an exclusive, immersive shopping experience presented by DADE ART & DESIGN LAB. Their unique shopping concept is made compelling by context: the intimate setting of a home – ART | FURNITURE | DESIGN | LIFESTYLE. Thurs to Sat 11 am - 6 pm or by appointment. DIANA PAUL GALLERIES Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 Presently in transition to new location. Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impression-

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ism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 This Canadiana art gallery offers a collection of Canadian scenes by 290 artists, including historical names such as Norman Brown, 'Duncan' MacKinnon Crockford, W.R deGarthe, N. de Grandmaison, Georgia Jarvis, Maud Lewis, Torquil Reed and Marguerite Zwicker. Contemporary artists include Dorothy Chisholm, Anne Gallant, Fraser Hine, George Horvath, Glenn Olson and Colin Williams. 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 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 Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Ford, Lyon, Hedrick, Gajoum, Neumann, Schlademan, Bond, Cameron, Hayashi and Charlesworth. Calgary's largest collection of bronze by Cheek, Frogman, Parsons, Zach, Lansing and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Open 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 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 Fri 10 am - 5:30

GIBSON FINE ART LTD 628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-244-2000 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. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 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. JARVIS HALL GALLERY + FINE FRAMES 333B 36 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1W2 T. 403-206-9942 Jarvis Hall Gallery + Fine Frames is committed to supporting the practice of contemporary art by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. Representing acclaimed artists such as Robin Arseneault, Mark Dicey, David Janzen, Tyler Los-Jones, Larissa Tiggelers, John Will, Peter von Tiesenhausen and more. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm or by appointment. KONTEMPORARYART GALLERY 171 Auburn Meadows Place SE, Calgary, AB T3M 2H5 Toll Free: 1-888-468-9646 KontemporaryArt represents talented emerging and established Canadian and international artists. They are chosen based on standards of artistic qual-

ity and individual skill, medium and subject matter, market features and growth potential that offer a unique experience for any level of collector. Mon to Wed 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs, Fri till 7 pm. LATITUDE ART GALLERY 102A-708 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-262-9598 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 10 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 Established in 1972 in Winnipeg, 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, 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 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 Each month Midtowne Gallery presents solo and group exhibitions of emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. The focus of the gallery is original contemporary art in a wide range of styles (paintings, works on paper, sculpture, glass and ceramics). Midtowne Gallery is located within It’s Worth Framing (free parking) on Macleod Trail. Mon & Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Tues to Thurs 10 am - 6 pm. NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 Opened in 1992, Newzones is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries, promoting

Fireflies, chameleons and starlings were the inspiration for Murmuration, which explores natural networks and data visualization in sculptural and digital media. Part of Beakerhead, Calgary’s celebration of all things art and science, the show features work by Bon Adriel Aseniero, Sheelagh Carpendale, Roxane Fallah and Mahdiar Ghaffarianhoseini. Curator Marjan Eggermont is an artist who teaches engineering design and communication at the University of Calgary. Sept. 8 to Sept. 24 at the Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary Roxane Fallah, Sound Sculpture, 2016, various media, installation view


PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 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 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 Established since 1979, the Stephen Lowe Art 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).

Viviane Mehr has transitioned from partnership with Barbara Edwards to outright ownership of her own VivianeArt gallery in Calgary. THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 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. THE EDGE GALLERY 1416 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T5 T. 403-675-8300 Recently relocated to Calgary, the gallery joins with FrameCo picture framing at a new address in Inglewood. Ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works continue while experienced framers with over 25 years’ experience, offer a wide selection of frames — specializing in the handling and care of original artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm or by appointment. TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 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.

VAN GINKEL ART GALLERY & STUDIO 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-830-0061 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. 'In the heart of Inglewood' Check website for hours. VIVANEART 1114 11 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1P1 T. 587-349-2014 F. 587-349-2015 VivianeArt shows established Canadian and international artists while dedicating the benefits of this experience to the support and development of emerging talent. The gallery is committed to engaging with the local Calgary community and collectors, while fostering the exposure of their artists and vision on the international stage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 100-500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 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 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 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. CENTENNIAL GALLERY 153-115 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5 T. 403-266-6783 A unique, artist-run gallery offering excellent quality representational, impressionistic and abstract art work since 1975 — paintings in all media, hand-pulled mono-types, tapestry, functional and decorative pottery and stained glass, all by local artists who work at, and run, the gallery. At base of the Calgary Tower. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. Public Galleries CONTEMPORARY CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 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 dedicated to the presentation of contemporary Canadian visual arts, architecture and design within a context of international art. The gallery is engaged in the advancement of knowledge and understanding of contemporary art practices through a balanced program of

Society of Canadian Artists


Call for Elected Memberships Submissions due

September 30th, 2016 Welcoming applications from all professional artists – from the traditional to those who work in new and digital media





OCTOBER 27 . 2016 - JANUARY 12 . 2017 MAIN GALLERY




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.


This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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Gallery @ 501 Exhibitions

SOURCES visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Thurs to Sun noon - 6 pm.

Nishimura. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm, closed Sun. FREE admission.

ESKER FOUNDATION GALLERY 444-1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0H7 T. 403-930-2490 As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. Founded in 2012 by Jim and Susan Hill, Esker Foundation is a new model for institutional relevance, curatorial focus, and audience engagement. It programs three exhibition changes per year. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Thurs & Fri till 8 pm.

THE MILITARY MUSEUMS — FOUNDERS’ GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2847 F. 403-974-2858 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.

GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 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. Mon Closed (September - June); Tues to 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 Range Road 23 - 16 km south of Calgary, Millarville, AB T0L 1K0 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 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. [Mail only address: Box 9, Site 31, Comp. #9., RR 8, Calgary, AB T2J 2T9] 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 Now reopened in a landmark location on campus, the Nickle Galleries showcases the best of Alberta artists, currently featuring Marion Nicoll and Arthur

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 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. CANMORE Commercial Galleries CARTER-RYAN GALLERY AND LIVE ART VENUE 705 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-621-1000 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. ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324

In The Garden of Earthly Delights, Juan Ortiz-apuy creates large-scale collages made from clippings from magazines and sales catalogues in order to explore advertising and commodity fetishes. Ortiz-apuy was born in Costa Rica in 1980 and has a Master’s degree from NSCAD University in Halifax. He has lived in Montreal since 2003 and exhibits his work across Canada and internationally. To Oct. 8 at the SNAP gallery in Edmonton Juan Ortiz-apuy, The Garden of Earthly Delights 1, 2016, collage, detail 56 Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016

SOURCES With 15 years experience representing some of Western Canada’s finest modern artists, Elevation Gallery has recently added a second floor gallery and events venue 'Hive' by Elevation ( — available to host private events, pop up gallery opportunities for non-represented artists, and as a community venue for creative venture and performance. Daily 10 am - 6 pm, and Fri/Sat evenings. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) SILVER TREE STUDIO 104-729 Main St, Box 8300, Canmore, AB T1W 2V1 T. 403-688-0697 Canmore’s newest gallery showcases the vibrant landscapes, and animal paintings of proprietor LL Harrison. Bow Valley artisan work on display. Nikola all-natural fibre clothing and local artisan crafts are a visual treat. Daily 11 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons). THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 Established in 1986, 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. Daily 10 am - 6 pm with extended wknd/hol hours. Public Gallery CANMORE ART GUILD GALLERY Box 8023, 102-700 Railway Ave, (Elevation Place), Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 Located in the new Elevation Place, this friendly gallery shows the works of local Bow Valley artists and occasional guest artists. Established in 1980, the Canmore Art Guild runs the gallery on volunteer power. Exhibitions include paintings, photography, sculpture, stained glass, fabric art, woodwork and more. Group and solo shows are 2-4 weeks long. Thurs to Tues 11 am - 5 pm (closed Wed). COCHRANE Commercial Gallery JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 320 1 St West,, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 Unique, inviting gallery with 40+ Canadian artists — paintings, sculpture, glass, wood, and basic painting supplies. Located in historic downtown Cochrane. Wed to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. Painting Classes Wed/Thurs. COLD LAKE Commercial Gallery JANVIER GALLERY Cold Lake First Nations 149B (Box 8130), Cold Lake, AB T9M 1N1 T. 780-639-4545 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 Commercial Galleries 3RD AVENUE ARTS Box 338, 20 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686 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. ATELIERO VERDA Box 1708, 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-2455 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. GREATER EDMONTON Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 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. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. SNAP GALLERY 10123 121 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 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 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 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 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. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 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. LANDO GALLERY 103-10310 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-990-1161 Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery is 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.

A Sublime Vernacular

The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug Curated by Nancy Tousley and Peter White A touring exhibition of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

September 30 to December 11, 2016

Untitled, collection of Wayne Morgan and Sharilyn J. Ingram

Photo: M.N. Hutchinson

#103, 9839 - 103 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB

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PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 12323 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0V4 T. 780-455-7479 NEW LOCATION 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. PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 1-800-528-4278 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. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 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. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 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.

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THE FRONT GALLERY 12323 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0V4 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-452-6240 A forty year landmark in the heart of the gallery walk district, The Front Gallery celebrates Edmonton’s artistic diversity, exhibiting local artists and works of over fifty artists from all over the world — including Francesco Clemente, Damien Hirst, David Lachapelle, Mimmo Paladino and more. They also have an extensive collection of books, antique furniture and collectibles. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. WEST END GALLERY 10337 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R1 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 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. Note new location. Second location in Victoria since 1994. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Gallery LOFT GALLERY AT A. J. OTTEWELL COMMUNITY CENTRE 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4V8 T. 780-449-4443 With artwork changing approximately every eight weeks, the Loft Gallery features the work of Art Society of Strathcona County members. Local artists and group shows are presented throughout the year in a variety of media, sizes and prices. Located in the A. J. Ottewell Art Centre. Sat, Sun noon - 4pm. Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 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 handmade by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 6 pm; closed Sun.

VISUAL ARTS ALBERTA ~ CARFAC PROJECT SPACE 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 1-866-421-1731 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/projects schedule. Wed to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 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.


CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA (CAVA) 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 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 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 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.

Commercial Gallery GRANT BERG GALLERY 3-9907 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0V1 T. 780-512-8989 This 2300 sq. ft. gallery located in downtown Grande Prairie is owned by well-known sculptor Grant Berg. It features some 25 artists — from both the local Peace Region and from across Western Canada — working in sculpture, painting, pottery and jewellery. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE 103-9839 103 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 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 Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs 10 am - 9 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. HIGH RIVER Commercial Gallery ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T. 403-422-3344 This collective gallery is adjacent to the creative space of artist/owner Annie Froese. The gallery features original work in a variety of mediums created by Alberta artists, most of whom live within an hour of High River. Oils, acrylics, watercolours,

Monique Martin uses bees to look at the fragility of life and the relationship between insects and humans in a print installation created in the form of a paper hive. Augmented by the sound of buzzing bees and the scent of beeswax, the installation features a five-block linocut print method on some 1,200 square feet of mulberry paper. "Life is a continuous cycle of growing and changing, no matter who you are or where you live," says Martin, who was born in Saskatoon. "Nothing is static. Nothing stays the same." Oct. 7 to Nov. 19 at the Saskatchewan Craft Council in Saskatoon Monique Martin, Continuous, 2015-2016, linocut, ink on mulberry paper, installation view


Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan presents his 2002 lens-based installation, Steenbeckett, which immerses viewers in a moving web of 35mm film strung floor to ceiling and wall to wall. Driven by a Steenbeck editing table, the 2,000-foot film loop features the last reel of Egoyan’s film adaptation of the Samuel Beckett play, Krapp’s Last Tape. The installation contemplates memory, new and obsolescent technologies and the divide between analog and digital. This is its first showing in North America. Nov. 5 to Jan. 1 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina Atom Egoyan, Steenbeckett, 2002, various media, installation view at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, Britain, 2011

ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 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.

SOURCES mixed media, glass, ceramics and more are displayed in this 1917 arts and crafts home. An opportunity to indulge the senses. About 1/2 hr south of Calgary. Fri, Sat noon - 4 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4 pm and by appointment. 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 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 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.

Grande Prairie sculptor and longtime art patron Grant Berg, opened his eponymous gallery this summer at 3-9907 100 Ave. Public Galleries CASA GALLERY 230 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5H2 T. 403-327-2272 The Casa Gallery exhibits the works of local, regional and provincial artists, with its primary focus on community art i.e. without restriction of style, medium or approach, but representing work being produced by artists in Lethbridge. One can expect to see drawing, painting, fine craft, installation, sculpture, photography, new media and video art. Mon to Sat 9 am - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm. SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG fosters the work of contemporary visual artists who 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 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.

LONGVIEW Commercial Gallery THE LOST AMERICAN ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Box 45, 122 Morrison Rd, Longview, AB T0L 1H0 T. 403-558-3693 In addition to the artwork of Alberta artists, the gallery specializes in turquoise jewellery, Navajo rugs, vintage photographs of North American First Nations people by Edward S. Curtis, and various Pendleton products. The museum features rare Southwest pottery, historically significant baskets from many tribes, and artifacts relating to the North American lifestyle of days gone by. Thurs to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. (Call ahead Jan - Mar.) MEDICINE HAT Public Galleries ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 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 - $5.15, Youth and Student - $3.85, 6 & Under - Free, Family (up to 4) - $15.50, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. MEDALTA IN THE HISTORIC CLAY DISTRICT 713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9 T. 403-529-1070 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. OKOTOKS 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 The OAG reflects the creativity and dynamic energy of both the Town of Okotoks and the Foothills region. 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)



PONOKA Commercial Gallery SIDING 14 GALLERY 5214 50 St, PO Box 4430, Ponoka, AB T4J 1S1 T. 403-790-5386 Siding 14 Gallery takes its name from early CPR days when Ponoka was a waterstop on the EdmontonCalgary 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 fine artists and artisans. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Thurs, Fri till 7 pm, or by appointment.


RED DEER Public Galleries KIWANIS GALLERY AT RED DEER PUBLIC LIBRARY 4818 49 ST (lower level), Red Deer, AB T4N 1T9 T. 403-348-2787



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SOURCES The gallery is operated by the Red Deer Arts Council in partnership with Red Deer Public Library. Exhibitors include visual artists from around Alberta working in all media and subject matter, from landscapes to abstracts to fractals and including 3D work. Opening receptions on First Fridays of each month. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 8:30 pm, Fri & Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm.

rent display space, choose works to showcase and set their own prices. Includes full-service framing shop. Located two blocks east of Hwy 2 in historic downtown. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Gallery THE MANN ART GALLERY 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B5 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-763-7838 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 1500 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 10 am - 5 pm.

RED DEER MUSEUM + ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) is a great next stop when exploring Red Deer. Visitors can create their own masterpiece through one of the many art programs, take in a world class touring exhibit, or learn how truly remarkable Red Deer is through the elaborate history exhibit. The MAG is not only telling the Red Deer story, but they want to help visitors write their own story too. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, wknd noon - 4:30 pm.


WATERTON Commercial Gallery GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 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. WETASKIWIN Commercial Gallery CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 Toll Free: 1-888-352-3519 Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Caelin Artworks has been in operation since 1988. Located in an historic home in downtown Wetaskiwin, this studio/gallery showcases primarily their own work. Open by appointment, call ahead.

SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178, Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 Bringing the arts to the community since 2005, the gallery features its founder’s private collection of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from around the world. Rotating exhibitions by invited artists. Fresh Start TeaRoom on premises. Admission free. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun (Apr - Dec) 1 pm - 5 pm, call ahead for holiday hours. ESTEVAN Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 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.

Cindy Dyson is known for street scenes painted with palette knives. “The variety of mark I can make with these tools challenges and fascinates me,” says Dyson. “I love the physicality and range of the knife – aggressive slices, delicate dabs, focused scrapes and thick bold swaths of colour.” Dyson has a BFA from the University of Manitoba. Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 at the Pulse Gallery in Winnipeg Cindy Dyson, Mid Day, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 48 inches and artisans for 33 years — with changing gallery exhibitions during April through December. Works in fibre, glass, metal, wood and a large selection of clay including ceramists Anita Rocamora, Mel Bolen, Jack Sures and Zane Wilcox; Paul LaPointe painter/printmaker and fibre artist June Jacobs. 55 km east of Saskatoon. (Summer hours) Thurs to Mon 11 am - 6 pm; (Oct to Dec) 1 pm - 6 pm; (Jan to May) by appointment. 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 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 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.

Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 Presenting the works of 60 Saskatchewan artists

Public Gallery MOOSE JAW MUSEUM & ART GALLERY Crescent Park, 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0X6 T. 306-692-4471 F. 306-694-8016 The gallery exhibits an engaging range of con-

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temporary and historical art by local, provincial, national and international artists. Many of the ten to twelve exhibitions shown in the gallery each year are curated and organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery. Tues to Sun noon - 5 pm and Tues to Thur 7 - 9 pm. NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Galleries ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 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. CHAPEL GALLERY 1-891 99 St, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1757 F. 306-445-1009 The Chapel Gallery is a public gallery with special emphases on contemporary, regional and Aboriginal art in all media. It facilitates workshops, mentorship programs and supports the thoughtful reception of art. Proposals from artists, curators and collectives are accepted on an ongoing basis. Jun to Sept: daily noon - 4 pm; Sept to May: Wed to Sun noon - 4 pm.

Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 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.

Art Placement gallery has moved to street frontage at 238 3 Ave S in Saskatoon. Art supplies and framing are expanding in back lane location. MATA GALLERY 106-2300 Broad St (at 15 Ave), Regina, SK S4P 1Y8 T. 306-522-0080 Mata Gallery is a curated venue promoting professional Saskatchewan artists including Heather M. Cline, David Garneau, Martha Cole, Anita Rocamora, Martin Tagseth, Rob Froese, Zane Wilcox and Melody Armstrong — along with fine studio jewellery. The gallery is dedicated to relevant, passionate, thoughtful visual art as well as innovative use of materials and techniques. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 At Nouveau Gallery, formerly the Susan Whitney 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 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.

Commercial Gallery ON THE AVENUE ART GALLERY 911 Central Ave, Prince Albert, SK S6V 5S8 T. 306-763-1999 The gallery represents more than 50 Saskatchewan painters, potters, photographers, carvers, jewellery makers, fabric artists, candle makers, glass artists, wood workers, knitters and metal sculptors. Artists

TRADITIONS HAND CRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 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.

SOURCES Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St, Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. In addition to the art exhibitions, the gallery offers an extensive public education program including informational and hands-on workshops, lectures, visiting artist events, and demonstrations. Mon to Thur 11 am - 7 pm; Fri to Sun 1 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 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, Sun and holidays noon - 5:30 pm. SASKATOON Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 238 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 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 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 Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Eli Bornstein, Victor Cicansky, Joe Fafard, David Thauberger, and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Thurs to Sat noon - 5 pm, Sun (except Jul/Aug) noon - 4 pm. Public Galleries REMAI MODERN (FORMERLY MENDEL ART GALLERY) 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 REMAI MODERN, a thought leading and directionsetting modern art museum will open in 2017 at its new site in the heart of River Landing in downtown Saskatoon. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 F. 306-244-2711 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).

WANUSKEWIN HERITAGE PARK GALLERIES RR #4, Penner Rd, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J7 T. 306-931-6767 F. 306-931-4522 Toll Free: 1-877-547-6546 Wanuskewin Galleries develop, present and promote media, visual and performance art by contemporary and traditional Indigenous artists, framing all programming and exhibitions within Indigenous worldviews. Located 5 km north of Saskatoon on the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River. Admission charge. Mon to Fri 9 am to 4:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm.


SWIFT CURRENT Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 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. WEYBURN Public Gallery ALLIE GRIFFIN ART GALLERY 45 Bison Ave NE (mail to: 424 10 Ave S), Weyburn, SK S4H 2A1 T. 306-848-3922 F. 306-848-3271 Located in the lower level of the Weyburn Public Library, the gallery features touring exhibitions from the Mendel Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Saskatchewan Craft Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board through OSAC, and many locally-curated shows. Exhibitions feature the work of established and emerging Saskatchewan artists. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 8:30 pm; Fri, Sat 9 am - 6 pm; Sun (Oct to May) 1 pm - 5 pm.




YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 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. Artwork 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.

MANITOBA GALLERIES ALTONA Public Gallery GALLERY IN THE PARK 245 10 Ave NW, PO Box 1630, Altona, MB R0G 0B0 T. 204-324-9005 Built as a family home in 1902, the Gallery in the Park opened in 2008 showcasing local, regional, provincial and national artists with 2 distinct exhibition seasons: June/July and August/September. The outdoor sculpture gardens are open May to October and new pieces are added annually. Tues to Sun noon - 8 pm (June through September); outdoor sculpture gallery open daily May through October. 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



EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM | 3475 Albert St | Regina, SK Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery and Strandline Curatorial Collective with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Regina and University of Regina. Atom Egoyan, Steenbeckett, 2002. The Artangel Collection. Installation at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK, 2011. Photo: © Ego Film Arts

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SOURCES and James Corbett. Our artists can also undertake commissioned work in the customer’s choice of style and medium. Please telephone or email for an appointment or more information. GUREVICH FINE ART 200-62 Albert St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9 T. 204-488-0662 Toll Free: 1-888-488-0662 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.

Robert Burke, originally from Fort Smith, N.W.T., creates paintings based on his memories of residential school. Burke’s mother was Chipewyan and his father a black American soldier stationed in the North. Abandoned at birth, he was placed in residential school at four and spent time at institutions in Fort Resolution, N.W.T., and Edmonton. “The food, living conditions and treatment of the children were substandard,” he says. “There were constant verbal and physical assaults. Focused hatred made you realize how trapped and helpless you were.” Burke, a full-time artist for about 15 years, says the schools taught him how to survive, but he functioned in "a cloud of anger" and it took a long time for him to understand how to apply that knowledge to his life. To Sept. 26 at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife Robert Burke, Children and Change, 2013, acrylic, 54” x 90" 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).

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 10 am - 4 pm.



Public Gallery PEMBINA HILLS ARTS COUNCIL 352 Stephen St, Morden, MB R6M 1T5 T. 204-822-6026 Founded in 1992, the Pembina Hills Arts Council facilitates and encourages the growth and diversity of arts and culture for the Pembina Valley Region by providing an environment which stimulates artistic expression and awareness through education, programming and provision of administrative support. Tues to Sat Noon - 5 pm.

Commercial Galleries

Public Gallery PORTAGE & DISTRICT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY & GIFT SHOP 11 2 St NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 T. 204-239-6029 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. SELKIRK, MB Cooperative Gallery GWEN FOX GALLERY 101-250 Manitoba Ave, S elkirk, MB R1A 0Y5 T. 204-482-4359

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MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690

PULSE GALLERY 25 Forks Market Rd (Johnston Terminal), Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-957-7140 Located in the historic Johnston Terminal at the Forks Development in the heart of Winnipeg, Pulse Gallery showcases the diversity of Manitoba’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. SOUL GALLERY INC. 163 Clare Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1R5 T. 204-781-8259 Soul Gallery features contemporary fine art in a unique gallery setting. Sculpture, paintings, photography and monoprints by local, national and international artists are showcased in well-appointed rooms of a HOME, creating a one-of-a-kind art gallery experience. Refer to website for solo and

Emerging Montreal artist Adam Basanta and Eleanor King, who is based in New York, playfully explore relationships between sound and architectural space. Basanta presents his poetic sound installation, A Room Listening to Itself, which turns the gallery into a giant resonator. King, a recent winner of the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize, will show a selection of drawings and sculptures. King’s tunnel-like drawings refer to the magnitude of space in its abstract and concrete forms. Constructed from CD tracings, they create whimsical blueprints for otherworldly structures. Along with these Wormhole drawings, she presents her sculptures Record Steps and CD Worm. The show is a partnership with the send+receive sound festival. Sept. 29 to Nov. 26 at Gallery 1C03 at the University of Winnipeg Eleanor King, Wormhole III, 2014, coloured pencil on paper, 62” x 55”

CRE8ERY GALLERY & STUDIO 2-125 Adelaide St (cor William), Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W4 T. 204-944-0809 Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg’s Arts District, cre8ery gallery is committed to the celebration of emerging and established artists. cre8ery takes pride in uncovering artistic gems of all media and genres and invites patrons of the arts to discover their next art treasure. Tues to Fri Noon - 6 pm; Sat noon - 5 pm or by appointment. May change for special events.



BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 1068 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1Z8 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1-800-822-5840 NEW LOCATION: 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 Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.

LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 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. Wed to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. 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.

EAGLERIDGE ONE.FIVE.EXHIBITIONS Winnipeg, MB T. 204-287-8999 Located within a beautiful lakeside setting, EAGLERIDGE ONE.FIVE.EXHIBITIONS is proud to feature the work of international and Candian fine artists including Lily Lim, Lin TingTing, Itzchak Tarkay, J.H. Thomas, Paul H. Toews, Jose Trinidad


WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 A Winnipeg fixture for more than 35 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media, mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 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 Wayne’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.

Winnipeg Art Gallery has opened a satellite gift shop WAG@The Forks in the former Wah-sa Gallery space in Johnston Terminal. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 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 handmade jewellery, ceramics, blown glass and monoprints as well as professional custom framing. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Gallery STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 An artist-run cooperative of potters founded in 1978. Its thirteen members create work in a wide variety of styles and techniques, making both decorative and functional clay objects. Many of the artists have received national and international recognition. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4:30 pm. Thurs till 9 pm from May to December. Public Galleries PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E8 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 Plug In ICA is a forerunner in the exhibition and commissioning of visual culture across media and disciplines. As an institute it fosters the production of art while expanding audiences. Exhibitions include work by international artists and by emerging local artists. Educational programs provide guided experiences of contemporary art and ask about the importance of art and artists in Canadian culture. Free admission. Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm; Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm. SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY 180 Dafoe Road, 255 ARTlab, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 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 Art’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.

Sheojuk Etidlooie. Mitiq (Eider Duck), 1997. Lithograph on paper. Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collection. On long-term loan to the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 998.4.27. Photo: Ernest Mayer

regular exhibition schedule. Daily by appointment and Sat noon - 4 pm.

WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 Manitoba’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. WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery BULRUSHES GALLERY 801 Kernstead Rd, PO Box 339, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-794-8903 In addition to new works from a select group of regional artists, Bulrushes Gallery offers an exceptional collection of lost and forgotten art rediscovered — paintings, drawings, prints and objects covering many different styles including, modernism, traditional, historic, vintage and contemporary as well as mid-century and contemporary pottery. Just 55 km from Winnipeg and 3.5 km west of Winnipeg Beach. Seasonal hours.

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 Owned and operated by Arctic Cooperatives Ltd, the gallery features one of Canada’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.

Highlights from the Government of Nunavut Fine Art Collections. Organized in collaboration with the Government of Nunavut and the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem Massachusetts.

Public Gallery PRINCE OF WALES NORTHERN HERITAGE CENTRE 4750 48 St, PO Box 1320, Yellowknife, NT X1A L29 T. 867-873-7551 F. 867-873-0205 The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is a resource for the discovery of Aboriginal and European history in the North and for exploration of Northern flora and fauna. More than a museum, the Centre also supports and promotes local artists. Two areas of the Centre are reserved for temporary exhibits of Northern art. The Centre also maintains a permanent art collection. Daily 10:30 am - 5 pm

USA GALLERIES GREAT FALLS, MONTANA Public Gallery C.M. RUSSELL MUSEUM 403 13 St, Great Falls, MT 59401 T. 406-727-8787 The museum is one of the finest museums of American Western art in the USA and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world. The permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects also includes the works of many other well-known artists. The Browning Firearms Collection and The Bison: American Icon, Heart of Plains Indian Culture round out the museum’s outstanding offerings. Summer: Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm; Winter: Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm.

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HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682 Hodgins is one of western Canada’s largest and longest running auction companies dedicated to quality fine art. They hold catalogued auctions of Canadian and international fine art every May and November. In addition, appraisal services are offered for estate settlement, insurance, matrimonial division and other purposes. Individual and corporate consignments of artworks for sale are always welcome.

SOCIETY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS "BE Square" 2016 Elected Members Exhibition September 9 - October 2, 2016 Leyton Gallery of Fine Art, St. John's, NL The SCA is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding visual arts within Canada. It is committed to strengthening its national presence by promoting excellence in traditional forms of artistic expression, and by encouraging acceptance and growth of contemporary and experimental forms of visual art.

VEVEX CORPORATION 3-525 North Skeena Ave, Vancouver, BC V5K 3P5 T. 604-254-1002 F. 866-883-3899 Vevex produces made-to-order crates for shipping and storing fine art. Computer-generated estimates and engineered manufacturing ensure fast quotes and prompt delivery. A range of designs offers choice for commercial, collector and institutional needs. Certified for worldwide export. Supplier of museum-quality crates to the Vancouver Art Gallery.




SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN Calgary, AB T. 403-266-5337 Founder Tracy Proctor is an established artist specializing in the encaustic medium. She teaches encaustic workshops at her Calgary studio, hosts corporate team building events and shows in exhibits throughout Alberta. For more information, or to book an event, visit her on-line gallery.


“I liked it so much I've gone back twice, and brought friends with me. The exhibit brings together Glacier–themed art from around the world, and it explains its connection to Charlie Russell who influenced a share of it.” –Tom Kotynski

400 13th Street North • Great Falls, MT • (406) 727-8787 • 64 Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016


KINGSTON PRIZE CANADIAN PORTRAIT COMPETITION PO Box 1005, Kingston, ON K7L 4X8 T. 613-544-6329 The Kingston Prize is to encourage and reward the creation of contemporary portraits by Canadian artists through a biennial competition for paintings and drawings. The jury chooses the finalists for the exhibition, and later awards the Kingston Prize and two Honorable Mentions. The prize of $20,000 is presented by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Submission deadline is April 28, 2017. Entry forms and details available online.

SASKATCHEWAN FINE ART & CRAFT FAIR September 15 - 18, 2016 Hall B, Prairieland Park 503 Ruth Street West, Saskatoon Featuring Saskatchewan's premier commercial art galleries, showcasing the work of established and emerging artists and artisans from Saskatchewan and beyond.

Charles M. Russell (1864-1926), Land of the Kootenai, 1908, watercolor and gouache on paper, 14 x 22.25 inches, Collection of Tom Petrie


CALGARY ARTWALK Multiple public and Commercial Galleries, Calgary, AB THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER Visit Calgary galleries and artist studios to discover the quality and variety of artists’ work available in Calgary in a friendly and casual atmosphere. The event is free. Many venues provide refreshments and host special events. Great for art students, collectors and for the novice to meet artists and watch creativity happen before their eyes. Maps and participating galleries on website. SUNSHINE COAST ART CRAWL OCTOBER 21-23, 2016 Sunshine Coast, BC Here’s a chance to travel the Sunshine Coast Highway from Langdale to Earl’s Cove or Earls Cove to Langdale and meet over 350 artists, many in their studios, and experience the vibrant arts and culture community on the Sunshine Coast. There are brochure maps, directional signs, smart phone maps, or simply follow other ‘Crawlers’. Maps are downloadable from website. ‘Passports’ with prizes, and printed maps will be widely available in the area from October 1.


CHRISTINE KLASSEN GALLERY & FRAME SHOP 200-321 50 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B3 T. 403-262-1880 Specializing in custom framing and mirrors, as well as art restoration and cleaning, CKG offers consultations and solutions for all budgets and conservation requirements. Whether it’s for a gallery or home, master framer Candace Larsen can help choose the perfect look from her curated selection of frames. Walk-ins welcome, free on-site parking. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. FRAMED ON FIFTH 1207 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S1 T. 403-244-3688 Owner Hannah White is an experienced custom picture framer — and an artist in her own right. Her specialized frame shop offers original art framing at reasonable prices for artists, collectors and the general public. Located in eclectic Kensington with ample on-street parking. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. JARVIS HALL GALLERY + FINE FRAMES 333B 36 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1W2 T. 403-206-9942 Jarvis Hall Gallery + Fine Framing is a full service frame shop offering all levels of custom framing from conservation to museum grade. Frames can be chosen from a wide variety of manufacturers or can be designed, carved and gilded by hand. They also offer a variety of gallery frames for artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm or by appointment. PALLISER ART AND FRAMING 6-3109 Palliser Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 4W5 T. 403-259-3944 A small art gallery exhibition space on-site shows local and regional artists on a rotating basis as a complement to the custom picture framing business. Owner Allan Brown provides thorough attention to detail in the design phase of framing projects and in their execution with the use of top quality materials. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

SOURCES PEACOCK COPY AND RESTORATION 521 Canada Ave, Duncan, BC V9L 1T8 T. 250-748-9923 RETIREMENT BECKONS, TURNKEY BUSINESS FOR SALE... Offering custom framing, in addition to film cameras and camera repairs; photo enlargements on archival photo paper or giclee printing to canvas/art paper with stretching; custom copying and restoration; passport photos; family and business portraits. Mon to Thurs 9 am - 5 pm; Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm. Closed Sat & Sun.


ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS T. 403-263-7226 A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 24 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada.


LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 From a single item to a complete collection, Levis can safely store artwork. The company offers professional and knowledgeable staff, a safe and confidential environment, a thorough security system, controlled temperature and constant on-site presence. Costs are based on a rate of $10.00 per cubic foot per month. For larger collections volume rates are available.


ALBERTA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN 1407 14 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4R3 T. 403-284-7678 F. 403-284-7644 Toll Free: 1-800-251-8290 Throughout its rich 89-year history, the Alberta College of Art + Design has shaped the creative and cultural landscape of Alberta, Canada, and beyond. As a pre-eminent voice of art, craft and design education in North America, ACAD’s most valuable resources are creativity, passion and the students who are the lifeblood that keeps that legacy alive.


ARMSTRONG FINE ART SERVICES LTD. 630 Secretariat Court, Mississauga, ON L5S 2A5 T. 905-670-3600 F. 905-670-0764 Toll Free: 1-866-670-3600 Armstrong Fine Art Services Ltd. is part of the Armstrong Group of Companies, with over 40 years of professional experience in packing, crating, storing and shipping fine art, antiques and antiquities across Canada and around the world. They have the people, services and facilities to assure the handling of a single piece of art, or an entire collection. Email for details about their cross-country and inter-USA shuttles. PACIFIC ART SERVICES 6471 Cariboo Road, Burnaby, BC V3N 4A3 T. 604-444-0808 A trusted fine art services and logistics provider for more than 45 years, PACART has added Western Canada’s newest dedicated art storage facility — with controlled temperature and humidity — to its operations in Toronto and Montreal. PACART Vancouver offers local transportation, regional transport in BC and the US, and cross country shuttle services. The operation also coordinates air and ocean freight shipments. Internationally compliant ISPM 15 crates are built onsite. Residential and corporate installations are available.


ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to

maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.



INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 646 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2G 0B3 T. 403-265-8961 Recently relocated to Bridgeland, the store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 6999 11 St SE (north of Deerfoot Meadows Shopping Centre), Calgary, AB T2H 2S1 T. 403-283-2288 Now located in new, much bigger space near Deerfoot Meadows Shopping Centre featuring an expanded selection of quality fine art supplies and one of Canada’s largest selections of Golden Acrylic paints. Lots of free parking with the same friendly, knowledgeable staff. Art classes right on site. Check website for upcoming classes, workshops and demos — and possible extended hours. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 8 pm, Fri, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol 11 am - 5 pm. MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 Welcome to one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 1-800-663-6953 Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. SUNNYSIDE ART SUPPLIES 132 10 ST, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-475-0608 Owned and operated by Patrick and Shirl Rowsome, the tradition of art supplies in Sunnyside lives on — offering quality materials and sound advice from a friendly and experienced staff of artists. Art materials, accessories, workshops and an ever-changing book selection covering art and design techniques. Student, senior and instructor discounts. Mon to Fri 10 am - 7 pm; Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm.

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Group Portrait, circa 1960, monoprint on paper, 17.5” x 14”

(1911 – 1980)

Group portraits typically fill a documentary role, preserving the identity of a family or an assortment of friends or colleagues at a particular point in time. True, there are four figures in Group Portrait, an early monoprint by Winnipeg artist Robert Bruce, but the impulse seems more expressive than archival, the figures largely unrecognizable, the colours a mix of vibrant pinks and reds and a contrasting washed-out green, the surface even appearing scratched in places. The group is split vertically – a central male figure, a woman to his right, and two smaller female figures to his left. It’s an unusual image, and one that does not yield its secrets easily. Howard Gurevich, owner of Gurevich Fine Art in Winnipeg, which handles Bruce’s estate, has his own theory, but emphasizes that it’s mere supposition. “I think it is Robert in the centre,” he says. “I think these are women he had friendships with. But, I have to reiterate, that’s my interpretation of what’s going on in the piece. There’s no history behind it that we can find anywhere.” Bruce became interested in monoprints in the 1960s. 66 Galleries West | Fall/Winter 2016

“Usually he started by dying the paper a rich hue,” Mary Jo Hughes writes in The Art of Robert Bruce, produced for a 2004 retrospective at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. “He inked his plate and then laid down the paper and drew on the back with crayon. Wherever he drew, the pigment adhered to the paper. For each colour he cleaned the plate before adding new ink. To create further interest he varied the plates according to the textural effect he sought.” Bruce grew up in Winnipeg and studied for a time under Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, before heading to Europe, and then New York, where he attended the Art Students League and worked as a freelance illustrator. With a family to support, he turned to teaching, eventually ending up in Winnipeg, where he taught for two decades at the University of Manitoba. After retiring in 1976, Bruce split his time between Manitoba and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where he died in 1980. Gurevich is planning a show of his work next summer. – Portia Priegert