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Edward Burtynsky Images of everything from dwindling water supplies to industrial landscapes are part of Edward Burtynsky’s exhibition, A Terrible Beauty, at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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Art is a family affair for acclaimed Coast Salish artist Susan Point, whose prints are featured at Vancouver’s Spirit Wrestler Gallery. By Janet Nicol

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Charles Edenshaw; Incubation; Spaces Between: Contemporary Art from Havana; The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011; Grant Leier; Sarah Nind; Sarah Fuller; Zin Taylor; Ted Godwin; Allison Morgan; Brenda Draney; Lauren Walker; Jessica Stockholder; Wild Rose Abstract; Tracey Nelson; Mona Sharma; Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green?; Toxicity; The Wilds; Math + (a)rt; Tim Schouten.

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The Alberta artist recalls a childhood memory in a stunning new work for his show at the Esker Foundation in Calgary.

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Artists Abroad More and more Western Canadian artists are participating in international residencies.

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Back Room A massive Jack Shadbolt work originally housed in a Vancouver movie theatre finds a new home in Kelowna, B.C. By Portia Priegert

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from the editor Perhaps it was like this back in Noah’s day. Whether it was last year’s floods in southern Alberta, devastating storms elsewhere, or just general worry about an unpredictable climate, artists seem to be thinking about water. This issue catches that wave with a feature about Edward Burtynsky’s survey exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, which includes his latest photographic series, Water. We also tell the fascinating story behind a new work, Flood/ Plain, by Alberta artist Peter von Tiesenhausen, and offer news of two other projects – former Winnipeg resident Patrick Mahon’s Water Memory Table, which looks, in part, at Manitoba’s flood cycle, and Edmonton printmaker Sean Caulfield’s gigantic wood-block installation, The Flood. It’s now a year since I became editor. While I sometimes feel like I’m swimming upstream through a deluge of email, I want to encourage galleries to send news of their exhibitions. Our deadlines run a season ahead of shows, but it’s the main way we select articles for these pages, and if we don’t know something is happening, it’s hard to include it. I also welcome pitches from experienced writers who understand the visual arts and can weave an interesting story, bring a profile subject to life, or provide a thoughtful critique of a noteworthy exhibition. Many people contribute to Galleries West and, of course, we’re also endlessly grateful to advertisers. But I’d particularly like to thank artists, who generously provide most of the images you see in the magazine. They work hard, even obsessively, to realize their visions, typically for little attention or material gain. As we plan each issue, I feel frustrated there are so many worthy artists and so few pages. Choices are never easy. I look for work that’s visually interesting, and has an engaging story, whether it relates to how it’s made, the themes it explores, or the artist’s personal history. I also try to be inclusive, representing work from different regions and across generations, cultures and other demographic categories. It’s not an exact science and there’s certainly no easy formula. Ultimately, dipping a finger into the vast outpouring of creative energy is all any editor can do.

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NEWS IN THE VISUAL ARTS ERIN SHIRREFF WINS MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE FOR MEDITATIVE WORK

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rin Shirreff has won a prestigious international art award, the $50,000 Aimia-AGO Photography Prize, for meditative work that reflects on memory and the history of the image. Shirreff, who grew up in Kelowna, B.C., and has work in the collections of New York’s Guggenheim and Metropolitan museums, bridges the space between video and photography to raise questions about how time and space are represented visually. “The works I was submitting are very long, slow videos,” she told the Kelowna Courier. “There’s not a lot going on in them. You have to spend time to watch them.” For instance, Lake features an image of the Okanagan Valley near Kelowna that she found in a tourist brochure from the 1980s and edited to reflect representational styles from different eras. The piece, shown in her 2013 solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, collapses time and place as it fluctuates between natural and artificial effects, stillness and motion. Shirreff, now based in New York, was selected by the public. 10 Galleries West

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Erin Shirreff, Lake, 2012, still of Some 25,000 votes were cast during a 10-week voting period, both colour video, silent, 44-min. loop online and at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where work by the four finalists was exhibited. They were selected from a worldwide long list developed by a panel of experts. One of the finalists must be from Canada. Runners-up Edgardo Aragón (Mexico), LaToya Ruby Frazier (United States), and Chino Otsuka (Japan/Britain), each received $5,000. Their topics varied. Frazier, for instance, documented the social decay of her hometown of Braddock, Penn., a former steel town, while Aragon considered the violence of Mexico’s drug wars. All four finalists receive eight-week residencies in Canada, starting early this year. Previous winners of the award, formerly known as the Grange Prize, include Jo Longhurst of Britain, Gauri Gill of India, Ontario artist Kristan Horton, Marco Antonio Cruz of Mexico, and Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson. www.gallerieswest.ca


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Robert Houle, the road home, from the Sandy Bay Residential School Series, 2009, oil stick on

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Esker architects win Calgary mayor’s design prize The architects that designed the Esker Foundation gallery in Calgary have won a prestigious award. Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning recently picked up the Mayor’s Urban Design Award for its work on the project. The award celebrates the design community’s contributions to the city’s quality of life. The Esker is the city’s largest privately funded, non-commercial gallery. Houle’s images find permanent home The School of Art Gallery at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg is able to purchase Robert

Houle’s Sandy Bay Residential School Series after receiving the York Wilson Endowment Award from the Canada Council for the Arts. Houle, a respected Anishnabe artist, curator, critic and educator, created the series of 24 works in one month, hoping to come to terms with his memories of abuse. Houle’s recent show, Paris/Ojibwa, toured Canada and was shown at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris. Forbidden City comes to Vancouver Art Gallery The Vancouver Art Gallery will host a major show later this year – The Forbidden City: Inside the Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning recently won a Mayor’s Urban Design Award for the Esker Foundation gallery in Calgary.

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New photography festival lights up Saskatchewan

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irst it was Contact and Le mois de la photo. Then along came Exposure and Capture. Now, it’s Saskatchewan’s turn to follow the example of Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver with its own celebration, the Saskatchewan Prairie Light Photography Festival. What organizers are calling a festival prelude runs this year from January to March, and includes exhibitions and other events at venues across the province. Each is handling its own programming – which was still in flux at press time. “The model is based on individual galleries using their own programming resources and priorities,” says Donald Stein, the director of the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, a public institution in Yorkton. “There isn’t any central festival infrastructure determining the programming.” This year’s prelude includes everything from leading artists like Diana Thorneycroft, at the MacKenzie Gallery in Regina, to displays by local photography clubs. The Yorkton gallery has three exhibitions planned – Winnipeg photographer Hans Arnold, a noted landscape and nature photographer; German photographer Martin Weinhold, who has been documenting Canadians at work; and Saskatchewan photographer Don Hall. The Art Gallery of Swift Current marks its 100th anniversary with a display of historical photographs, while the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery is showing work by contemporary photo-

Court of China’s Emperors. The exhibition, which opens Oct. 18, features nearly 200 objects from the collections of Beijing’s Palace Museum. It’s the first-ever chance for Vancouver residents to view objects from an architectural site long shrouded in mystery. The Forbidden City, which served China’s rulers from 1416 to 1911 during the Ming and Qing dynasties, contains some 10,000 rooms with over a million ceremonial, diplomatic and domestic artifacts. It became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

the Internet. Five other Canadian institutions are already working with the Google Cultural Institute in Britain, which aims to increase global access to important art. Curators selected works made between 1778 and 1960. They included paintings created in British Columbia by notable artists Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes and Frederick Varley. Other artists – such as Mungo Martin, who was chief carver at the museum for a Mungo Martin, Untitled, 1960, watercolour on paper, 16.8” x 13.8”

Royal BC Museum in Victoria contributes to Google Art Victoria’s Royal BC Museum is the first Western Canadian institution to join the Google Art Project. It is making an initial batch of 81 works accessible to the public via

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based artists Brian Ring, Danny 2011, silver print, 16” x 20” Singer and Carolyn Meili. Other participants include the Art Gallery of Regina, the Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert, and the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. The festival will be held in March in later years. For additional information, check out facebook.com/saskatchewanprairielight or go to deangallery.ca for links to individual venues.

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time – are less known outside the province. To see the works, go to google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project. Robert Genn tells followers that he has pancreatic cancer Popular artist Robert Genn delivered sad news recently to the many readers of his twice-weekly digital newsletter – he has been diagnosed with cancer. Genn described how he heard the news from his doctor. “As soon as I saw his face, I knew something was up,” Genn wrote. “Without belabouring our conversation, I can sum up what he said in five words: Pancreatic cancer – perhaps a year.” Genn’s letter had a philosophical tone – “I didn’t have the intention of leaving the planet so soon” – although he was remainwww.gallerieswest.ca

ing optimistic and consulting specialists. He said his daughter, Sara, also an artist, was helping him get his studio in order, including destroying work that failed to meet his standards. Ever ready to offer advice, Genn ruefully described the “sad but fun” process of sorting through a lifetime’s work. “For years, I’ve been telling artists to do it now, not later. Today, we find ourselves doing it now.” And the winner is ... ■ Duane Linklater, an Omaskêko Cree artist from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario, has won the 2013 Sobey Art Award. The jury noted Linklater’s ability to articulate different histories. “His practice simultaneously engages with wild, rural, urban and digital realms, offering refreshing positions on contemporary life,” it said. Linklater is based in North Bay and

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ARTBooks Kathy Venter – Life (Gardiner Museum) West Coast ceramic artist Kathy Venter exhibited some three dozen sculptures of the female form in her recent solo show at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto, and, as the cover of her catalogue makes clear, these life-sized nudes evoke real women with ample breasts and bellies, not the anorexic models of popular culture. They stand with a matter-of-fact attitude, rather than reclining or posing coyly for the male eye, as so often the case in Western art history. Venter further emphasizes the physicality of her subjects by creating surfaces, sometimes in various colours, that have a rough and tactile quality. Curator John K. Grande notes in his essay that Venter deals with universal themes in ways that relate to current realities. Indeed, Venter, who moved to Salt Spring Island after emigrating from South Africa in 1989, says her initial ideas are drawn from stories of antiquity, whether myth, legend or religion, but are also informed by her daily life. “I’m rethinking how to tell the stories of today without overlooking the rich visual and conceptual history of the past,” she says.

Okanagan Artists in their Studios, Patricia Ainslie (Frontenac House) Books about artists working in regional settings are rare, the publishing world being what it is these days. But Patricia Ainslie, a former curator at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum, managed to find a publisher for a book that considers the work of 13 artists in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, where she now lives. Her subjects reflect a range of media, styles and artistic concerns with little uniting them other than geography and, in keeping with the region’s reputation as one of Canada’s grey meccas, age. The book is generously illustrated with images of the artists and their work, including a particularly lovely spread of Ann Kipling as she heads into the hills near her Falkland home to sketch. The best-known in the group are probably aboriginal artist Daphne Odjig; former Calgary resident John Hall, a realist painter; and another fairly recent transplant, landscape painter David Alexander.

Main Street: Towns, Villages and Hamlets of the Great Plains, Danny Singer (George F. Thompson Publishing) This handsome coffee-table book could easily be dubbed Big Sky, Little Town. Page after page shows main streets strung across the bottom of horizontal photographs, most topped by the cerulean skies so much a part of the flatland experience. Shot in the Prairie provinces as well as several states south of the border, these photographs will fascinate anyone with small-town roots. The images share a sensibility – perhaps, it’s the lack of pretension of stores and cafes set out like provisional stage pieces for some slow-moving drama. Yet they also hold great specificity: the model goose taking wing by the seniors’ centre in Quill Lake, Sask., for instance, speaks to the idiosyncrasies of a place free of the franchises and big-box stores that delineate urban space. Singer has digitally stitched together dozens of individual shots for each image. And while they may seem to be seamless spreads, each actually incorporates multiple viewpoints, says Grant Arnold, a curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery. He writes in an accompanying essay that pictorial space is structured to evoke “tension between the fixed, single point of view of the camera and the temporally grounded character of human experience.” 14 Galleries West Spring 2014

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earned a BFA at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Other artists on the shortlist were Tamara Henderson, Pascal Grandmaison, Mark Clintberg and Isabelle Pauwels. ■ Richard Davis, of LaHave, N.S., is the winner of the $20,000 Kingston Prize for Canadian Portraiture. Two runners-up – Elizabeth Topham and Jay Senetchko – both of Vancouver, picked up $2,000 prizes. A people’s choice award of $1,000 sponsored by Galleries West was to be announced Dec. 15. A show of work by the 30 finalists is on until Jan. 25 at the Art Gallery of Calgary. ■ Vancouver artist Colleen Heslin has won the 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. The prize recognizes emerging artists in the first five years of their careers. She received $25,000 for her work, Almost young and wild and free. ■ Quebec City artist Amélie Proulx has won the 2013 RBC Emerging Artist People’s Choice Award. Her ceramic work is inspired by architecture and the natural world. The short list included two Western Canadian artists: Alberta’s Robin DuPont and Winnipeg-based Monica Mercedes Martinez. ■ Medicine Hat artist James Marshall has received Alberta’s highest civil award, the Alberta Order of Excellence. The award www.gallerieswest.ca

Richard Davis, Basement of Self Portrait, 2013, oil emulsion on honeycomb panel, 26” x 30”

honours his community leadership as well as art depicting Alberta’s people and heritage. People in the News ■ Ellen van Eijnsbergen is the new director and curator of the Burnaby Art Gallery near Vancouver. She has worked as the visual arts manager at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in neighbouring Coquitlam. ■ Valerie Cooper, a former CEO at the Art Gallery of Calgary, was sentenced to a year in jail in November for defrauding her employer of $100,000 via false expense claims over three years. ■ Vincent Varga is the new director of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alta. Varga has worked in the cultural sector for some 30 years, including stints at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon and the Banff Centre. Anne Ewen was appointed as curator of art and heritage.

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DOMINIQUE PETRIN ALBERTA: Pompéii MMXII, Jan. 16 to March 1, SNAP Gallery, Edmonton

Meticulous in the way she fills real physical space with bold scenic projections, Montreal artist Dominique Pétrin delights in compressing patterns and designs so they vibrate and clash with each other. For her show at the Edmonton gallery operated by the Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists, Pétrin has created an environment immersed in flat and 3-D silkscreened and sculptural scenarios that ornament and decorate, distancing and orchestrating space. As a visitor, one feels Pompéii MMXII is a precision-designed and controlled perceptual space. There is humour in the way Pétrin transforms environments into eclectic scenarios that synthesize myriad styles from high kitsch to baroque. Pétrin’s enviro-wraps are not transparent like plastic wrap. Instead, they hyper-saturate the surfaces they take over with design patterns, classic Greco-Roman columns, zigzags, marbling, mosaics and sparkles. It all comes together as applied silkscreen wall art on places you would never expect to see imagistically altered. Hybridizing visual, architectural and graphic cues, Pétrin fills space, covers the surfaces of buildings and their interiors, whether public or private spaces, all with a compulsion to transmute the generic into something extraordinary. She merges styles, drawing on sources from other places, other times. Her art simultaneously speaks of the multi-source culture of our era. Earlier temporary projects include the Beaudry Metro station in Montreal, the Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg, and a Christo-and-Jeanne-Claude-like wrap of a Montreal building called The Catacombs, where Pétrin installed a neo-ancient Egyptian sphinx and mapped outer walls with a swirling mix of hieroglyphic abstract markings and extreme art-deco designs. Occupying two entire walls at SNAP, this installation is a habitation from an imaginary world that lets us move through time, visualizing and wandering by association. The visual hints in this vivid interior, a territory achieved using silkscreen techniques to create a 3-D collage that looks strangely fresco-like, recall ancient Pompeii. The allusion to Pompeii likewise suggests a world frozen in time, a world rediscovered, or uncovered. Inspired by music-hall performer and pianist Liberace, who died of AIDS-related illness in 1987, Pétrin’s Pompéii MMXII is a colour-saturated hybrid clash of eclectic styles. The play with cold, graphic grays and bright Pop neon is reminiscent of British painter Patrick Caulfield. Tensions are built in using colour and patterning, all orchestrated into a crescendo of chaotic design and surface effect. As Pétrin says, “Enhanced human cognitive processes, such as skewed perception or altered states of consciousness, are of utmost importance to my work. I consider silkscreening to be the ideal medium. It enables me to make use of bold lines and colours in order to create worlds that are vibrant and hypnotic.” Pétrin intensifies and manipulates the spaces she transforms, producing design-scapes of the mind. Her vocabulary is geometric, synthetic, ancient and contemporary, at one and the – John K. Grande same time. ALL IMAGES: Pompéii MMXII, 2011, silkscreened paper, installation view at Centre Clark, Montreal

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PATRICK MAHON MANITOBA: Water Memory Table, Jan. 16 to Feb. 15, Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg

Water Memory Table (Study), 2013, ink on basswood,

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Like the tide flooding in, a welter of blue and curving lines flows up the towers in Patrick Mahon’s newest work, a collaged hybrid of sculpture and printmaking. His wall-mounted and freestanding pieces address climate change, incorporating both site-specific elements and research from a larger multidisciplinary and collaborative project, Immersion Emergencies and Possible Worlds, funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. A professor at Western University in London, Ont., Mahon is an artist and curator who grew up in Winnipeg. His work has been exhibited across Canada, and internationally in China and France. Mahon visited India after the 2004 tsunami, where he saw both cataclysmic destruction and signs that people were rebuilding, particularly infrastructure such as water towers. It seemed emblematic of humanity’s complex relationship with water, something, he says, that has proven uncontainable, yet also requires containment. “Water is precious, yet so very capable of destruction, as we are coming to know so well.” Using digital technology as well as silkscreen and stamps, Mahon printed various marks on sheets of wood – basswood and balsa for smaller works, and white maple for larger ones. He sliced these boards into long, narrow strips and then glued them onto a backing of rice paper or thicker millboard. To finish, he reinforced tenuous junctures and cut away any backing that was still visible. The result: a collage in low relief with open spaces, much like a trellis. His Water and Tower Allegory series presents silhouettes of utilitarian structures such as towers and platforms, partially inspired by the industrial sites documented in the spartan images of German photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher. Elements printed on the wood are drawn from art historical narratives of aspiration and ruin: golden sections are from a carved and gilded baroque ceiling that Mahon photographed in Brazil, and blue waves were digitally sampled from Titian’s massive wood-block print, Drowning of the Pharaoh’s Host in the Red Sea. Mahon’s Water Memory Table is a freestanding lattice, four-and-a-half feet by nine feet, that floats at table height on nearly invisible steel legs. Based on a map of the devastating 1950 Winnipeg flood, it charts the Red River as an irregular mud-brown line. Blue textured slats that suggest the contours of a lake outline the flooded area. The surrounding land is represented by a grid that’s printed with reproductions from Manitoba’s archives, a collage documenting floods dating back to the 1800s. The grid suggests human industry – the survey lines that section land into farms, and the utility networks that provide heat, power, water and information. Humans build the grids, and nature washes them away. Climate change is speeding up this cycle of destruction and renewal. How will we adapt? – Margaret Bessai

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PAT SERVICE BRITISH COLUMBIA: Painting this Place: Three Decades, March 6 to April 17, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam

ABOVE: Blue Cloud, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 42” x 56” BELOW: Zinger, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 70” x 66”

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A body of work created over some 30 years is bound to include a few twists and turns. The Evergreen Cultural Centre traces such evolutions in its retrospective of Pat Service, a Vancouver artist known for her landscape paintings. The exhibition’s earliest piece, Across the Water, was completed in 1981 after the first of Service’s many visits to the renowned Emma Lake workshops in Saskatchewan. An acrylic on canvas, it nevertheless evokes the ethereal quality of a watercolour, perhaps partly the result of watercolour lessons Service had taken while living in Ottawa for a spell before she returned to the West Coast. The Emma Lake workshops had an impact on her work. “It was two weeks of experimenting in a supportive environment,” says Service, who was influenced not only by other artists, but also by the region’s geography. “We learned from each other. Even though I was raised on Vancouver Island, I painted so many canvases of big skies that people thought I was a Prairie painter.” The long car drives through Alberta and Saskatchewan had played a part in her choice of subject matter, and Service maintained an attachment to the Prairies over the years, even as she painted landscapes of beaches and ocean vistas closer to home, along with still lifes and figurative pieces. At the core of Service’s work is a deep attention to the medium of paint and also to the effects of lines and other marks. “I focus on working with the edges of paint,” she says. “Drawing is important to me too.” Service began to take big stylistic leaps in 1988. This is evidenced in Triptych L, a large canvas that measures 60 inches by 100 inches. “I began to use more thick paint because it has more texture,” she says. “You can see the influence of David Milne in this work.” By the following year, paintings such as Cox Cove had taken on a postimpressionist sensibility. “I was more literal,” she says. “I used more colour and detail in my paintings.” Heading into the new millennium, Service’s style morphed again. Zinger, a large acrylic painted in 2007, features bright colours and a pared-down minimalism. Her use of simple, almost graphic forms to represent lakes, rivers, boats and trees continues to the present day. Throughout this long process of poetic distillation, Service has continued to exhibit her work. She is represented by two Alberta galleries, Newzones in Calgary and the Scott Gallery in Edmonton, as well as by Art Placement in Saskatoon. – Beverly Cramp www.gallerieswest.ca


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Geoffrey Farmer, The Intellection of Lady Spider House, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Sept. 14 to Jan. 12

It’s not often that an internationally recognized artist creates a populist exhibition with children in mind, but that’s exactly what Geoffrey Farmer has done. The Vancouver-based multidisciplinary artist recently received the $50,000 Gershon Iskowitz Prize, an important Canadian award. He participated in Germany’s acclaimed Documenta 13 exhibition in 2012 and has a retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery next year. Yet for this project, Farmer turned to his childhood experience of building a haunted house for Halloween. It was not a timid attempt: Farmer recalls transforming an entire rec room with his friends. He made rickety stairs out of planks and rigged a curtain to fall on unsuspecting visitors. While the current show is vastly more ambitious – it takes up an entire floor of the gallery – it is, in many ways, a re-enactment. Farmer again asked friends to participate. Only these friends are 11 acclaimed, and mostly Canadian, artists – Valérie Blass, Julia Feyrer, Hadley+Maxwell, David Hoffos, Brian Jungen, Tiziana La Melia, Gareth Moore, Hannah Rickards, Judy Radul and Ron Tran. They figured out what the exhibition would become as they worked, jointly weaving their ideas into a fearsome web. The result is symphonic: each artist’s voice is subsumed by the whole. Darkness pervades labyrinthine partitions and only shafts of light lead the way. There are blood-dripping body parts suspended like meat in a 22 Galleries West Spring 2014

Geoffrey Farmer, The Intellection of Lady Spider House, 2013, various media, installation view

butcher’s shop, broken windows, slashing knives, a secret room entered through a closet, and a video of a ghostly figure. A reverberating echo of thunder – an eerie audio piece by British artist Hannah Rickards – completes the effect. The artists drew inspiration from the fascinating tradition of spook houses – there are nearly 5,000 such attractions in the United States alone – and also from local history. Fort Edmonton Park, where visitors can wander through historic homes, inspired the exhibition’s maze of clapboard facades and turn-of-the-century rooms. The artists have turned a typical gallery exhibition inside out. Gone is the pristine white room designed to show discrete objects made by individuals. Many items were borrowed from a Vancouver prop house or from the gallery’s collection. “I wanted to make an exhibition that was atmospheric at its core,” says Farmer. “A fog that intentionally blurs and obscures, so that one does not feel the pressure to distinguish what was created from that which already existed.” In this grungy and theatrical show, as in spook houses elsewhere, individual artists melt away, leaving a space that awakens curiosity and collective fears. Ultimately, it’s the — Agnieszka Matejko viewer’s experience that makes the art. www.gallerieswest.ca


REVIEWS Sue Gordon, Far Country, Gurevich Fine Art, Winnipeg, June 3 to June 28

Among the various titles in this show is the ironic The Future Is Clear, which is anything but in Sue Gordon’s encaustic landscapes. The Winnipeg painter, born and raised primarily on the Saskatchewan prairie, sets her eye literally on the horizon, yet sometimes makes it imperceptible, obscured to the point that we can’t be sure what we’re looking at – as in the exhibition’s eponymous works, numbers two and three, in which the deliberate lack of detail allows, at best, a mere reckoning that what’s presented is a craggy, knife-edged promontory. Hence we’re confronted with the non-romanticized landscape, in opposition to the vast majority of traditional landscape painting from the 19th century through to Canada’s own Group of Seven. As visualized by Gordon, the horizon is an amorphous, contradictory, paradoxical concept, abstracted to the point of mystery, a place where hope and despair, melancholy and optimism co-mingle. Take Untitled 11, which could equally be a sublime burning sunset or a volcanic, sulphurous Ragnarok, signifying either beauty or doom. It’s a threateningly dark prairie rainstorm evoked in Untitled 6 and, in Untitled 7, an oppressive grey day confronted seemingly through a filthy, windshield or screen. (The texture also suggests grainy 8mm footage, complete with a thin red line running vertically like a mark on the film emulsion.) The point is not to play a recognition game, of course, though such associations do place the images within lived, real-world contexts. For instance, one could see Untitled 9 as a low wide-angle perspective on a vast sky, against which desolate spines of blackened trees loom, unifying the picture compositionally. But think of them instead as entrance markers to the artist’s real subject. That, perhaps, can be best located in I Left My Heart with You and Untitled 8, which suggest unfinished Tom Thomsons, yellowed, faded and/or damaged. Yet if Thomson presented idealized landscapes, the associations evoked in Gordon’s frames suggest the notion of deteriorated ideals – or perhaps ideals either unfulfilled or, as they often are for so many, dream-like and indistinct, and hence elusive. It’s appropriate, then, that there’s a recurring sense of roughness around the edges of Gordon’s canvases and, for that matter, upon them, with their often thick impasto and choppy lines and forms. This presents another paradox, however, in that standing closer to the paintings reveals a waxy smoothness that invites touch. Reinforced is the notion that perspective, defined by the point at which one is situated, can alter all. Yet we can still choose our point of focus, and Gordon does allow proverbial chinks of light, at least seemingly, to almost break through. In Untitled 7, we can sense the radiance burning behind the gloom, and it shines even brighter in Untitled 9 – though whether it signifies a longterm change or mere respite is Francis Alÿs, Watercolour unclear. — Kenton Smith (Trabzon, Turkey - Aqaba, Jordan), 2010, video, 1:19 min.

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Sue Gordon, Untitled Study, 2012, encaustic on canvas,

Pleinairism, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, July 13 to Sept. 15

A clever riff on the French art term, en plein air, or the making of art in the open air, Pleinairism is not likely to lead anyone imaginatively down the proverbial forest path. Nor, for that matter, up a mountain trail. A group exhibition by Canadian and international artists who present contemporary art related to the plein air tradition, Pleinairism, while at times engaging due to the diversity of artistic approaches, also underwhelms. Despite the wide range of media, including drawing, watercolour, print, painting, text, video, film, performance and photography, the exhibition is visually thin. In contrast to the plein air tradition, with its rich and textured response to nature through the genre of landscape painting, many works here seem tied up in their conceptual processes. Or their content takes viewers in other directions, as with audio recordings by Janet Cardiff, including a 2012 work with George Bures Miller. Both pieces are rich with sounds of nature, but their subject matter is much broader. As to what the plein air tradition represented locally in the first half of the 20th century, one example is Walter J. Phillips, who spent many summers teaching at what was then known as the Banff School of Fine Arts. Three watercolours by Phillips, a contemporary of the Group of Seven, are included in Pleinairism, curated by Kitty Scott. What makes this selection bold – and even brave – is that, until now, Phillips’ art has never been displayed in the gallery that bears his name. It’s been a curious omission, but one that speaks volumes about the gallery’s ongoing disconnection with this region’s artistic production, whether historic or contemporary. Pleinairism proposes an expanded view of landscape, exploring the idea of what is possible when contemporary artists venture into the wilderness, into nature, or simply go outside. Their responses are diverse and, at times, surprising. Memorable is Peter Fischli and the late David Weiss’ quirky Rat and Bear film; Francis Alÿs’ conceptually witty video, Watercolour (Trabzon, Turkey – Aqaba, Jordon); and Raymond Boisjoly’s hazy sun-print images of gas stations on First Nations’ reserves. But at the heart of the plein air tradition is the outdoor environment as subject. Looking at a Phillips watercolour, there’s no doubt as to the subject. In Pleinairism, the subject largely becomes a setting or a backdrop: a stage upon which certain actions or processes are enacted for other reasons. In only the atmospheric works of Silke Otto-Knapp and Andreas Siqueland did I sense a preoccupation with the environment, 8” x 8”

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Judy Chartrand, If This Is What You Call Being ‘Civilized’, I’d Rather Go Back to ‘Being a Savage’: The Astoria Hotel, 1997, low-fire clay, underglaze and glaze lustre, 4” x 11”

or whatever one wishes to call it. Present in both is a desire to interpret or connect with what is experienced outdoors, a task that continues to inspire the artistic imagination. — Mary-Beth Laviolette Judy Chartrand:1999-2013, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon, July 7 to July 20

This survey of Cree artist Judy Chartrand’s work serves up an eloquent bowl of satire, highlighting the artist’s skilful blending of pop culture with contemporary and traditional arts to address issues of racism and cultural stereotyping. Along with Chartrand’s masterful ceramic and textile pieces are three digital works (two light boxes and a billboard) that exemplify her more recent foray into digital collage. Chartrand specializes in traditional forms such as beading, porcupinequill work, caribou-hair tufting and moose-hair linkwork. Originally self taught, she studied fine arts at Langara College in Vancouver, then earned a BFA at Emily Carr University and a Master’s degree in ceramics at the University of Regina. As curator Mary Longman fluently highlights, Chartrand’s works are masterfully crafted and laced with political and social satire. Her objects unabashedly force viewers to confront colonial attitudes and racism in Canadian culture through provocative commentary that’s both humorous and poignant. In her ceramic bowl series, If This Is What You Call Being ‘Civilized’, I’d Rather Go Back to ‘Being a Savage’, Chartrand confronts conditions of life and death in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where she was raised. Infested with under-glazed cockroaches and hotel insignias, the bowls’ interiors are a bold contrast to subtler undersides stamped with syringes, liquor bottles and phrases (e.g. “We mourn.”) Embellished by sardonic humour, the bowls are also Paul Walde, Requiem for a emblematic of consumerism and an Glacier, 2013, 2-channel HD urban culture rife with racism and panoramic video projection with social injustice. stereo sound, 40-min. loop Among the more overtly politi-

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cal works are simulated lard tins and spray cans that use advertising to confront stereotypes. In 1999, Chartrand became interested in the use of Indian stereotypes on tin products from the 19th and 20th centuries. Her Lard Pail and Lysol series both expose and resist racist sentiments, pointing to their vulgarity and detrimental effects. Both series, meticulously replicated in ceramic, are hand glazed with comical custom labels that are a both a witty nod to Warhol’s use of pop culture and a biting critique of white supremacy – as, for instance, with her play with “pure white lard” and Native Spirituality in a Can. Another piece, Homage to Elwood Friday, refers to the case of an aboriginal man who was humiliated by a Regina security guard as he tried to buy a can of Lysol. In contrast to these consumer objects, Chartrand’s series of bras and panties, Judy’s Secrets, and men’s thongs, Buffalo Soldiers, are made from Canadian Tire chamois and decorated with traditional beading and porcupine-quill floral designs. Although subtler, these tongue-in-cheek textiles pay homage to traditional art practices while critiquing the inappropriate display, collection and commodification of indigenous cultural production. Beyond the obvious craft, the ingenuity of Chartrand’s art is her ability to use sardonic humour as she repatriates such commodified images, poignantly addressing issues of injustice and institutional racism, both historical and contemporary. — Lissa Robinson Paul Walde, Requiem for a Glacier, Langham Cultural Centre, Kaslo, B.C., Oct. 12 to Nov. 24

“We shared in something really profound,” says Kaslo curator Kiara Lynch, reflecting on the feat and subsequent success of assembling a 70-member choir and orchestra to perform last July on the slope of Farnham Glacier in the Purcell Mountains of the British Columbia Interior. The thought of a majestic glacier listening ominously to its own requiem is an awful irony. Rising temperatures and Jumbo Glacier Resort – a proposed all-season ski development that’s caused controversy in the region for two decades – threaten its future. The video installation in the gallery – which includes footage of the orchestra as well as views of the landscape and individual performances, such as a horn player who stands alone before the glacier – portrays the theatricality of taking such a message to the mountain. “It was like a dream,” says Iwona Smuga-Otto, a singer with the ensemble, made up of volunteers from communities in the area. But it’s a dream that is becoming part of a new reality as artists around the world join people from other disciplines to raise awareness about climate change (witness, for example, Carbon 14: Climate is Culture, currently at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto). The project was undertaken by Paul Walde, a sound and visual artist who teaches at the University of Victoria. He composed a four-movement oratorio that activates a story both local and global, and accomplishes www.gallerieswest.ca


WB Wollen “Second Battle of Ypres” 1915, oil on canvas, 45” x 65” Courtesy Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives, Calgary

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REVIEWS much by connecting local resources and passions to new trans-global modes of artistic thinking. In this way, it provides a model, simple yet complex, propelled by a meeting of many intelligences. “We really did create a family,” Lynch recounts, “and the essence of the work came to fruition … the glacier received the piece!” For Walde, the project brings together social and critical practice. “Jumbo resonates in so many ways as an issue … and to work across so many meanings is challenging.” Requiem for a Glacier is at once an expression of grief, a plea for responsibility, a demonstration of human alienation, and a grand metaphor for the extensive possibilities of art. It makes a stand on the mountain, absurd and beautiful, transcending its agitprop character to exult as it laments. “This is an artwork,” Walde says. “I’m not telling people what to think.” Walde used different conceptual strategies to develop the score. For instance, records of average temperatures provided by Environment Canada inspired the music’s graphic arc in the third movement. And the libretto that Victoria-based soloist Veronika Hajdu sings is a Latin translation of a 2012 provincial government media release announcing approval of the development, 55 kilometres west of Invermere, B.C. The work has been realized in different ways. Along with the performance on the glacier, led by Ajtony Csaba, conductor of the University of Victoria Symphony, and the video installation, it will eventually be available as a multimedia concert and an audio recording. The exhibition will be shown at the Oxygen Arts Centre, an artist-run space in nearby Nelson, in January. Organizers then hope to tour it across Canada. — T.E. Hardy Derek Dunlop, Thoughts and Non-Thoughts, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Sept. 26 to Nov. 16

Derek Dunlop’s new work will appeal to those who like their art served cool, as an antidote to the fevered pace of modern life. When viewed from a distance, his oil and acrylic paintings of squares, lines and simple patterns emanate a sense of calm. There are a lot of whites, subtle pastels and soft greys. Several untitled paintings of squares have a barely perceptible glow, their blurred edges seeming to lift off the canvas. Other untitled works contain evenly spaced rows of ribbonthin lines, positioned horizontally, vertically or diagonally across a muted background. Circle Craft 40 Years and Beyond, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, Aug. 6 to Aug. 23

This craft show features work by 45 members of the Circle Craft Co-operative. A 40th anniversary milestone for the 170-member co-op, which operates a shop on Granville Island in Vancouver, it was organized by manager Kathryn Youngs, who asked members to submit work that pushes the usual limits of the applied arts. — Maureen Latta Kelly Backs and Harvey Sexsmith, Grand-père la lune, 2013, forged and fabricated steel base with clockworks, 84” x 24” x 16”

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Dunlop’s abstractions are a conversation between naive discovery 34” x 28” and methodical technique. But he’s at his best when he barely touches the canvas. When his hand is light, it allows the work’s slim materiality to breathe. Take, for example, his most recent untitled pieces. Dunlop layered white paint over strips of tape before pulling the tape away to reveal the subtle coloration below. Other canvases bear more weight. In systematic (pink) and systematic II, the artist used a stenciled insignia to build dense pattern. In both heavy and light treatments, it’s easy to see the procedural flaws purposefully retained by the artist. There are places where paint has bled under the tape or squished outside the stencil’s edge. These anomalies lend peculiar warmth to the work. It’s almost as though Dunlop’s real interest is how his methodical approach to painting must, at a certain point, break down. His patterns take on personality, each shape or line bearing its own characteristics. If his systems are an attempt to confine the turbulence and anxiety inherent in other styles of abstraction, they fail. But, they fail beautifully. Calm and cool from a distance, up close they are nearly expressionistic. In a group show, Reconfiguring Abstraction, at the Manitoba School of Art Gallery last year, Dunlop’s work was notable for its focus on pure materiality. But his work is about more than paint itself. In fact, some of his stencils are derived from military rank insignia and badges from Nazi concentration camps. The badges’ inverted triangle shapes designated people as so-called asocial elements, namely gay men, prostitutes and gypsies. Dunlop has effectively painted over them in an act of historical erasure. The pieces in Thoughts and Non-Thoughts can also be appreciated as a continuation of conversations started by minimalism in the 1960s. Some paintings refer to the delicacy of Agnes Martin, some to the materiality and palette of Robert Ryman. In a few, there’s even something of Eva Hesse. Like Dunlop, Hesse acknowledged that making serial art wasn’t, for the most part, rational. Both artists’ invented systems seem entirely negotiable. But even those with little knowledge of art history can understand Dunlop’s work on a visceral level. The paintings have a hush that gives the — Sarah Swan viewer contemplative space. Derek Dunlop, Untitled,

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ARTIST PROFILES

TAKE THEM HOME ARTISTS SELLING IN THE WEST BY MAUREEN LATTA

CLINT NEUFELD Clint Neufeld never thought he would be an artist. Raised in small-town Saskatchewan, he served with Canadian peacekeepers in the former Yugoslavia and aspired to be a firefighter. Even when poor eyesight had ruled out that career and he was working on his Master’s degree in fine arts at Montreal’s Concordia University, he figured he would end up teaching. But Neufeld’s ceramic sculptures of engines drew immediate attention at his first group show, Flatlanders, at Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery in 2008. By 2011, he was first runner-up for the national Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics. A coveted spot in the Massachussets Museum of Contemporary Art’s prestigious Oh, Canada exhibition followed the next year. This spring, he participates in Manif d’art 7, the Quebec City biennial. From his studio near the small town of Osler, an easy drive north of Saskatoon, Neufeld discusses why he transforms muscular objects like engines and transmissions into a contradictory medium that more commonly evokes a tea set. “Part of the whole idea was taking these things that we traditionally view as durable and made out of steel and simply make this translation into ceramic and this really delicate material,” he says. “I’ve always been drawn to beautiful things and I’ve always appreciated them.” Neufeld’s work is often placed in a gendered context, but he is cautious. “There are all these sorts of hypermasculine ideologies that I grew up with. I can’t remove myself from my own history and so, certainly, that filters into my work. The thing I don’t want is to set up this masculinefeminine dichotomy … My work comes from who I am.” His latest show, which runs to Jan. 12 at the Sherwood Library branch of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, is a departure from ceramics. The Chandelier, the Trans-Am, the Peacock, the Greyhound and My Grandmother’s China Cabinet features five light boxes made of backlit vinyl cutouts. Clint Neufeld is represented by the Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon. His work is priced at $1,000 to $20,000. www.gallerieswest.ca

JULIE MORSTAD Vancouver artist Julie Morstad is so steeped in children’s literature that she named her daughter, Ida, after a character who rescues her sister from goblins in Maurice Sendak’s book, Outside Over There. Morstad shares Sendak’s philosophy that you shouldn’t condescend to children, an attitude that’s helped earn her success as an illustrator since graduating from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2004. Many books she has illustrated have received awards. Last year, she was a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award for How To, which she wrote and illustrated. And in 2012, she and writer Sara O’Leary shared the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, a British Columbia book award, for When I Was Small. Morstad’s gallery drawings exude the same aura as her book illustrations – they’re not exactly macabre, but not soft and fuzzy either. Her whimsical images are characterized by what she calls tenuousness – fine ink lines, gossamer colours, attenuated figures and surreal juxtapositions. “I like the idea of putting seemingly disparate objects together in order to make a new kind of thing visually,” says Morstad,

ABOVE: Clint Neufeld, Ceramic pillow with carriage assembly, 2013, ceramic, 15” x 15” x 9”

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LES THOMAS Les Thomas likes to prowl hardware stores looking for tools he can use to make interesting marks in his paintings. He’s interested not merely in prosaic standbys such as spatulas and putty knives, but also in unconventional objects like sink strainers and toilet plungers. “I don’t use brushes ever,” he says. “I think the reason is to escape from certain conventions of painting.” Thomas lives in the hamlet of Bragg Creek, west of Calgary, where he is known for creating textured paintings that feature a single animal in the centre of a square canvas or board. However, he defies the conventional label of wildlife artist – he doesn’t strive for hyper-realistic rendering and is more interested in the smears, drips and patterns that surround and overlay his subjects. Thomas’ training included a year at the Slade School of Fine Art in London at a time when art-world debate over the supposed death of painting was challenging painters to find ways to resuscitate the medium. He says he eventually forged a path by combining an analytical approach to painting with his love of animals and the outdoors. “An animal in nature is not subject to time or a schedule or anything beyond its own impulses. I kind of approach art that way. So, in some ways, the animals symbolize the very act of making the picture itself.” His latest works feature wolves and fish. He retains a resolute commitment to his own vision. “I think being regional is more important than trying to emulate something off the pages of Art Forum.” Les Thomas is represented by Canada House Gallery in Banff, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and by Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton and Vancouver. His work is priced at $2,000 to $30,000.

JASON POTURICA

TOP: Julie Morstad, Untitled (grey), 2012, mixed media on paper, 30” x 22.5” ABOVE: Jason Poturica, Odyssey, 2012, photograph, digital painting, 30” x 45”

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who teaches illustration at Emily Carr University. “I try to use images that explain my own thoughts visually, and maybe my own thoughts tend to be on the darker side.” There is some crossover between her gallery work and book illustrations, which she sometimes exhibits. But she says her gallery pieces have more inexplicable imagery. Julie Morstad is represented by Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver. Her work is priced at $1,500 to $5,000.

Lost in daydreams and diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, Jason Poturica felt overwhelmed as a child. Often unable to finish what he had started, he loved reading adventure books, playing with his model railway and making 8mm films. But at 15, neurofeedback treatment helped him unlock his artistic talent. His childhood had been a fertile training ground. “I had tons of experience being terribly nerdy and having all these hobbies,” says the self-taught Winnipeg artist, whose evolving photographic series, Journeys, conveys the psychospiritual perceptions of Mr. E, a mysterious figure who lives inside a book. Poturica’s technical skills allow him to invite viewers into sculpted worlds that function as emotional landscapes for dreams, memories and imagination. He builds miniature film sets equipped with light-emitting diodes, and then sets his digital camera on a timer as he uses a flashlight to create various effects. He also digitally intensifies colours to enhance his work’s cinematic quality. Poturica has continued Journeys by adding a new character, a little girl who finds Mr. E inside a book. “The girl and the character have a transfer of consciousness,” says Poturica. “So now he is able to see what she has seen in her www.gallerieswest.ca


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life. It’s sort of a take on that writer-reader connection where we can see what the author is talking about. This is a reverse of that. So when he reads about a sunset in his book, now he can visualize it.” Jason Poturica is represented by Birchwood Art Gallery in Winnipeg. His work is priced at $225 to $1,075.

LEFT ABOVE: Les Thomas, Animal Painting #012-0651 (trout), 2012, oil on canvas, 48” x 48” LEFT: Sean Caulfield, Burning Cloud, 2013, woodcut on gampi, 84” x 72”

SEAN CAULFIELD Edmonton printmaker Sean Caulfield is thinking big – he’s working on a massive woodblock installation, tentatively titled The Flood, in part inspired by last year’s disaster in southern Alberta. His goal is to tile together enough blocks to fill a wall at the Art Gallery of Alberta that measures 28 feet by 23 feet. When the piece is finished next year, it will be larger than Albrecht Dürer’s famed The Triumphal Arch, one of the largest woodblocks ever created. Caulfield, a professor at the University of Alberta, is intrigued by 16th-century German printmakers like Dürer and the way they conveyed anxieties related to the era’s plagues, wars and religious conflicts. His recent work, which includes a series of prints recently exhibited at Porto University in Portugal, explores the charged, unsettled landscape. “They are landscapes in a state of disarray,” he says. “They feel slightly apocalyptic.” His work is informed by environmental disasters as far away as Japan’s 2011 tsunami – Caulfield’s wife, printmaker www.gallerieswest.ca

Akiko Taniguchi, is from that country – as well as floods and oil spills closer to home. “I’m also thinking about my personal experience of landscape and trying to consider my own experience in relation to these bigger questions,” says Caulfield, who grew up on an acreage within sight of the oil refineries on Edmonton’s eastern fringes. Sean Caulfield is represented by Scott Gallery in Edmonton. His work is priced at $600 to $6,000. Galleries West Spring 2014 31


LARGE-FORMAT ONTARIO PHOTOGRAPHER EDWARD BURTYNSKY HEADS WEST (AND NORTH, SOUTH & EAST) FOR STARTLING IMAGES OF A CHANGING WORLD

Is there no end to Edward Burtynsky’s restive curiosity? Push pins on a world map tracking his peregrinations over the last 30 years would show enough full-breadth global crisscrosses to send a boardroom of Aeroplan executives into a budget-crisis panic. An ad hoc list includes China (multiple points and trips, so count it alone as an even dozen), Bangladesh, India, Mexico, Greenland, Spain, Australia, California, Florida, Utah, Pennsylvania and – oh, right – Canada. You get the idea. Burtynsky sees the world through a largeformat camera, plying a photographic vision so broadly universal as to make every corner of the globe rife with subject matter for his expansive worldview. In the 1980s, Burtynsky, who had studied photography at Ryerson University in Toronto, had an epiphany: Landscape photography, as it had come into prominence as fine art, was a misleading anachronism. Renowned producers, Ansel Adams, 32 Galleries West Spring 2014

BY MURRAY WHYTE say, or Edward Weston, had generated a legacy of striking pastoral beauty that had little to do with a late-industrial world that threatened to push their heroicized nature into the abyss. This was the world Burtynsky was driven to capture – one that was precarious, not pristine, sullied, not unspoiled. With his Rolleiflex tossed into the back of a beat-up hatchback, Burtynsky set out to find it. He wouldn’t have to look very far. From the Day-Glo orange seepage of molten nickel into the charred landscape outside Sudbury, Ont., to the ravaged snowscape of a uranium tailing pond near Elliot Lake, Ont., long, lonely drives from his home base in Toronto provided ample material. Some of those works will be at the Vancouver Art Gallery, which is mounting a survey show this spring of Burtynsky’s images. The exhibition spans those early treks on industrial byways, along with a selection of pieces tracking a life’s work amid monumental, manmade worlds all over the globe, lying beyond sight and largely out of mind for most of us, as we contentedly sit in our urban cocoons, enjoying their fruits. In time, Burtynsky’s travels broadened. First, to the eastern United States, where he found early subjects for his Quarries series in Vermont – impossibly deep open fissures that dwarfed even the largest machines used to extract rock – and, eventually, to British Columbia, where one can find some of the most remarkable unsullied landscapes in the country, if not the world – and, by the same measure, some of the most threatened. Those pictures are given priority in Vancouver, where quietly apart, the gallery is also hanging a selection of Emily Carr paintings made almost a century ago as she pursued her own vision of a new landscape amid the clearcuts of old-growth forests. It’s a fair comparison: Two artists, each with a vision of a world altered by humans. But it ends there. Carr, famously, was a vociferous proto-environmentalist, as anyone who has seen her 1935 work, Scorned As Timber, Beloved of the Sky, would take a half-second to conclude: A towering pine, all but its upper branches stripped from its spindly trunk, looms over a razed landscape of tree stumps bathed in the cold, pale glare of a hazy morning. It is one of the saddest paintings in Canadian history, and the most potent: brimming with both fiery indignation and a heart-rending melancholy, it carves out Carr’s fiery opposition to the practice of clear-cutting with no room for doubt. None of Burtynsky’s pictures are anything like that. When he began, a nascent but radical environmental movement was defining a polarized debate on issues of the day – Greenpeace had gained fame driving dinghies into the path of whaling ships – and Burwww.gallerieswest.ca

PHOTOS: COURTESY NICHOLAS METIVIER GALLERY / PAUL KUHN GALLERY, CALGARY

VISION


tynsky was loath to step into the middle. Not because of reticence about the cause, but because of the way issues were being discussed. Instead, he stepped back – way, way back, placing his images on a complex knife-edge able to tip to either side. “I wasn’t trying to use the work as an indictment,” Burtynsky says. “Thirty years ago, I felt that immediately limits the reading of the work, and it limits the conversation.” It’s early December, a few months after the successful premiere of Watermark, a documentary film made alongside his most recent series of photographs chronicling the social, cultural and commercial implications of our rampant abuses of water, our most essential – and endangered – natural resource. After years of globetrotting, Burtynsky is comfortably back in his Toronto studio, enjoying some rare time at home to pause and reflect. The film was still playing then to full www.gallerieswest.ca

FAR LEFT: Nickel Tailings #6,

ABOVE: Dam #6, Three Gorges

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 1995,

Dam Project, Yangtze River, China,

chromogenic print, 22.5” x 45” ©

2005, chromogenic print, 48” x 60”

Edward Burtynsky.

© Edward Burtynsky.

houses in Toronto, where it launched at the Toronto International Film Festival. Burtynsky allows himself a knowing chuckle. “More people know me from the back of an airplane seat than anything else.” (The 2006 documentary, Manufactured Landscapes, which chronicled his first sojourn to China, became a staple of inflight programming.) “The films have done far more in terms of getting my work out there,” he says. “It’s breathtaking how much further it goes than my books or museum and gallery work. There’s really nothing that comes close.” Galleries West Spring 2014 33


BOTTOM: Oil Spill #10, Oil Slick, Gulf

Port, Vancouver, British Columbia,

of Mexico, June 24, 2010, chro-

2001, chromogenic print, 40” x 60”

mogenic print, 48” x 64” © Edward

Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery,

Burtynsky.

Gift of the artist, VAG 2001.46.7 © Edward Burtynsky.

Burtynsky co-directed the film – a first – with Jennifer Baichwal, with whom he became close during the making of Manufactured Landscapes, which she directed, travelling alongside him as he strained to capture China’s outsize industrial makeover. There, he was interested in the colossal scaling-up process of a nation of billions rushing headlong into its own 21st-century version of the Industrial Revolution – and particularly, the Three Gorges Dam, at the time the largest hydroelectric project in the world. It proved to be fertile ground – so much so that, for his Water series, Burtynsky found himself once again exploring the margins of that country’s burgeoning economy – new, unimaginably massive hydroelectric projects, or sprawling city-sized aquaculture farms, roped together in floating grids that bobbed on the South China Sea. The work has particular resonance for Vancouver, given the city’s economic and cultural links with China through the Pacific Rim. With Water, as with another recent series about oil, Burtynsky viewed the unfolding crises, as ever, from a distance. “I really think 34 Galleries West Spring 2014

they’re all of a piece, an evolving set of ideas,” he says. “Whether it’s mining, or quarries, or oil, or China, or water, it’s always the human enterprise and its continuing expansion.” Burtynsky’s remove helps keep him neutral, hovering above often-vitriolic exchanges at ground level. “For me, the interest was always more in trying to understand the complexity that we’re in, and to try to enlarge a dialogue that reaches across tables and says, ‘Well, we have industries that use materials that provide for daily life, and we have the consumer on the other end.’ There’s a direct connection between the places in nature where we get stuff and the consuming public that uses it on a daily basis. How do we understand and navigate that territory?” The resulting view is almost like that of an alien from a distant planet collecting visual data to help explain a strange new world. For his Railcuts series, Burtynsky stood hundreds of metres away from his subject, and the result was a dizzying portrait of a tiny species imbued, nonetheless, with the power to transform the planet. In Railcuts #6, from 1985, Burtynsky positioned his camera at a distant remove near Spences Bridge, B.C., capturing a freight train tracking across a sheer rock face. The train is tiny, its cars strung like beads on a taught wire; at the same time, it’s the conqueror, not the conquered, much like a virus slowly, but persistently, taking over its host. It’s not the first time the metaphor has been applied to the human knack for large-scale destruction, but Burtynsky’s work stands as perhaps its closest visual embodiment. His pictures lack drama in the most powerfully deliberate way. There is less urgency than observation, yet nonetheless, a nefarious tension: Burtynsky’s photographs, mostly of environmental ruin, are undeniably, powerfully gorgeous. The molten orange flow in Nickel Tailings #34 and #35, a 1996 diptych, is potent, electric, as seductive, visceral and charged as the most accomplished Clyfford Still painting. Burtynsky has said his pictures can be equally galvanizing for those in the environmental movement, who see them as powerful indictments of industry’s indifference to its destructive power, as for executives of the companies whose handiwork he captures, titans of industry who hang them in boardrooms to illustrate their glorious achievements. (It’s a dichotomy, it’s fair to say, Burtynsky enjoys.) It was this paradoxical tension that drew Burtynsky to the Chittagong delta in Bangladesh in 2000, where massive decommissioned ocean-going freighters – floating cities, really – were sent to be dismantled by hand and sold as scrap. You have to see it to believe it – entire sections of ships, carved in slices, were perched on oil-slicked beaches in the hot sun. It was the first time Burtynsky had left North America; it was also the first time he had photographed people. His images focused on these massive industrial husks, standing like sentinels on the beach as if abandoned by an ancient, long-departed alien race. But every now and then, workers, often up-close, their gaze fixed on the camera, would appear, their skin and ragged clothing greased and filthy. For the Goliaths, a legion of Davids, dragging hand tools and acetylene torches through the muck. Viruses. The experience touched something off in Burtynsky, so that when he went to China for the first time a few years later, his pictures were, for him, oddly peopled. The experience seemed to loosen his studied indifference. When he won the $50,000 TED www.gallerieswest.ca

PHOTOS: COURTESY NICHOLAS METIVIER GALLERY / PAUL KUHN GALLERY, CALGARY

BELOW: Container Ports #5, Delta


Prize in 2005, he donated to Worldchanging, a progressive nonprofit media organization, that used the funds to publish a tome of the same name, which served, essentially, as an exhaustive how-to guide to saving the planet. When Burtynsky embarked on his oil project, seeded on those slick beaches in Chittagong years earlier, he pursued the industrial lifeblood from its sources worldwide (and here at home; the Alberta oilsands, as you might imagine, were fertile ground) through its processing points and transportation networks to its eventual end use (one suite of pictures, of NASCAR races and Mack truck beauty pageants, is jarringly un-Burtynsky, yet in the same breath, very him). Naturally, he went up in a helicopter – a favourite tool, given his predilections – to photograph the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. One powerful picture shows freighters scattered like Tinker Toys across the vast, expanding slick. And then, water – even more essential, and potentially more dangerous. It sent Burtynsky, among other places, to the Skeena www.gallerieswest.ca

ABOVE: Dryland Farming #7,

2010, chromogenic print, 39” x 52”

Monegros County, Aragon, Spain,

© Edward Burtynsky.

River in Northern British Columbia – pristine, undamaged and, naturally, under threat. “I circle around B.C. every five years or so,” he says. “I’m drawn to those landscapes.” At the Vancouver Art Gallery, the feeling will likely be mutual. “In British Columbia, there are a lot of people connected to the natural world – and, man, do they have it in spades,” he says “There’s a deep connection to nature there, and I think this show is really trying to move into that territory.” If it seems a natural kinship, well, no surprise there. In an increasingly environmentally aware age, Burtynsky’s expansive vision seems the perfect match for a world that’s getting smaller all the time. Edward Burtynsky’s exhibition, A Terrible Beauty, is at the Vancouver Art Gallery from March 1 to May 26. Galleries West Spring 2014 35


ART A FAMILY AFFAIR FOR RENOWNED COAST SALISH ARTIST SUSAN POINT

BY JANET NICOL

Susan Point, with her daughter, Kelly Cannell, and son, Thomas Cannell

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PHOTO: MARK MUSHET

ON POINT

When Coast Salish artist Susan Point was getting her start back in the 1980s, galleries were not interested in her work with glass. “They said it wasn’t a native medium,” she recalls. “I didn’t care.” That commitment to her own vision has served Point well. One of the West Coast’s most acclaimed indigenous artists, she’s known as a groundbreaker within her community and beyond, working not only with glass, but also a variety of other media – everything from carving to printmaking. She has produced many major public art projects and her numerous accolades include appointment as an officer of the Order of Canada and honorary doctorates from four British Columbia universities. With an exhibition of her colourful and richly imagined prints this spring at Vancouver’s Spirit Wrestler Gallery – which is launching a second book about her work, Susan Point: Works on Paper – she is a remarkably busy artist. Indeed, just a few months ago, Point had a glass show, From Pilchuck to Present, at Spirit Wrestler, which included pieces she had started at a 2002 residency at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. Point brought the work back home to the Musqueam reserve, near the mouth of the Fraser River in Vancouver, but couldn’t find time to finish it. “I got back into my day-to-day work,” she says. “And the vessels were tucked away.” Point has been in steady demand for major public commissions, including massive relief sculptures in 15 concrete buttresses at Richmond’s Olympic Oval and a bronze sculpture at Whistler’s Olympic Plaza. It was only last year that she was she finally able to unwrap the work from Pilchuck. “I thought it was about time,” she says. “I wanted to finish them off and I decided to do a glass show. I began working on the pieces, one by one.” They are inspired by Salish implements, including rattles and spindle whorls, as well as basketry and stone-hammer motifs. “They each have their own images, their own titles and their own stories,” Point says. “There are images of the thunderbird, eagle, the salmon and sea otters.” One stunning piece, Salish Salmon Weave, features fish that seem to swim through woven strips of glass. “Elders spoke of the waters appearing black because of the countless number of salmon beneath the swells,” she writes in her artist’s statement. “It is now an age for protecting and preserving the wild salmon of the Pacific Northwest coast.” Point has worked with leading curators, architects, designers and engineers, but her most meaningful collaborations may be with family – her husband, Jeff Cannell, and their daughter,


PHOTOS: KENJI NAGAI / SPIRIT WRESTLER GALLERY

Kelly Cannell, and son, Thomas Cannell, as well as Brent Sparrow and Rhea Guerin (née Sparrow), Point’s son and daughter from her first marriage. All four are artists and live on the Musqueam reserve, where they are raising their own families. Jeff, who grew up in Toronto, has a background as a commercial artist. The family operates as a team, says Kelly, who has worked with her mother on projects for the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Vancouver Convention Centre. They also won a 2004 public art competition for Vancouver storm-sewer covers with a design that depicts the life cycle of the frog. “We make it happen together,” says Kelly. Tom, who has two young children, agrees the family is a support system. “We feed off each other for ideas,” he says. Along with Kelly, he has been working on a commission for a private development. While staying true to traditional elements, they’ve also let their imaginations soar, envisioning two large light boxes featuring images of land and sky, along with deer and eagles. “It’s something no one has done before,” says Tom. Another of his recent projects is Vitality, a massive sculpture composed of four basalt slabs outside the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in nearby Burnaby. The work, which shows a family arriving at the park in a canoe, is intended to evoke a sense of community. While Tom and Kelly are full-time artists, Sparrow, a father of four, has a day job as a welder. Still, he spent five years working alongside Point. “I like to carve with wood,” he says. He helped Point in Stanley Park as she created three carved gateways – two vertical posts supporting a horizontal beam that visitors might have walked under when entering a traditional longhouse. Sparrow has since completed a 40-foot house post outside the new law building at the University of British Columbia. Guerin, meanwhile, is busy with her five children, but still finds time for art. For instance, during the Olympics, she worked with other family members on various cedar sculptures outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Point, born to Edna Grant and Anthony Point in 1952, remembers watching her mother weave. “She made designs for sweaters using graph-paper designs. My dad was a logger and my older brother carved.” He taught Point to carve, giving her entry to a male realm. “I have never been discouraged from carving,” she says. “I enjoyed it. I went for it. I’m slowing down now though.” Point was a legal secretary when she took her first step into the art world in 1980 by taking a jewelry-making course. At the time, West Coast art www.gallerieswest.ca

was dominated by Haida carvers, she says. She was curious about the art of the Coast Salish, whose traditional territory includes the Lower Mainland and the southern end of Vancouver Island. Much traditional knowledge was lost after European contact, but Point did extensive research with help from elders and art experts. “No one was doing it in the early 1980s, except a few people like Stan Greene, who lived in the Chilliwack area,” she says. Largely self-taught, Point cultivated her distinct style over three decades by fusing modern and traditional elements, drawing inspiration from age-old stories but using new materials and techniques. Point now wants to spend more of her time with personal projects. “I’d like to take fewer commissions and get back to my own work,” she says. “I’d like to settle down and do some drawing and see what I create.” She also looks forward to mentoring a new generation. “Having my grandchildren with me is very good,” she says. “I guide them in the traditional ways. Children have a free mind. In five minutes, they have something. They understand and they envision – if you give them freedom.”

TOP: Susan Point: Works on Paper by Dale Croes, Susan Point and Gary Wyatt RIGHT: Susan Point, Salish Salmon Weave, 2013, glass (sand-carved slumped and kiln-cast), yellow cedar and paint, 60” x 40” x 5.5” BELOW: Susan Point, Renewal, 2013, glass (blown), red cedar and paint, 14” x 23” x 14”

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HEW (AND CRY) PETER VON TIESENHAUSEN TAKES HIS AXE TO THE CITY

A small boy on a northern Alberta homestead peers at the cutting block in his father’s workshop. Intrigued by the scores and gouges left by his dad’s radial arm saw, he sees in his mind a vast city in its rough-hewn expanse. Five decades later, he remembers the image conjured by his imagination. Now a renowned artist, he is working in a studio at the Banff Centre, preparing for an important solo show at the Esker Foundation in Calgary. His sudden recollection of this childhood memory is the catalyst he needs. Still living near Demmitt, 80 kilometres west of Grande Prairie, on land farmed by his Baltic-German immigrant BELOW: Peter von Tiesenhausen

RIGHT: Temple of 1000 Suns,

poses with Flood/Plain at the

2011, video still (detail)

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Banff Centre

BELOW: PHOTO CRAIG RICHARDS

BY MONIQUE WESTRA

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The Watchers, 1997-2002, five carved, charred spruce logs, each 8’ tall, on their 35,000-kilometre journey around Canada

protecting it from encroaching oil and gas interests. That extraordinary and defiant act, as well as his unwavering resolve to live in a relatively remote region, has led younger artists to view von Tiesenhausen as “an inspirational figure,” says Naomi Potter, the Esker’s director and curator. Potter, who organized von Tiesenhausen’s exhibition, Experience of the Precisely Sublime, notes that his work is studied in art schools, including the Alberta College of Art and Design. That von Tiesenhausen is hugely important in the West is beyond dispute. He’s less known in eastern Canada, but does not seem to care. He is compelled to express his insights – always profound and relevant – through original and unorthodox work. Potter notes von Tiesenhausen is not swayed by popularity or commercial success. Indeed, most of his pieces cannot be bought. They are famously ephemeral and not designed to last. “He is an artist through and through,” she says. Although best known for his land art and use of organic materials, von Tiesenhausen’s body of work is much more diverse, not only in the types of materials he uses, but also in how and where he makes his art. He cannot be pigeonholed as a particular type of artist. Yet his vision is remarkably consistent. All his projects are characterized by his brute honesty and directness of approach. This is especially true of his huge sculptures, which can be simple in form, but, at the same time, are rich in meaning and metaphorical allusion. Such monumental works leave an indelible impres40 Galleries West Spring 2014

sion. Their power and beauty are mesmerizing, eliciting a visceral emotional response. A case in point is Flood/Plain, the fascinating work von Tiesenhausen created during a residency last fall at the Banff Centre. Although materials are critically important to him, he often trusts chance and circumstance to guide him. So, when he arrived at the centre, he started to make inquiries. The preparator at the Walter Phillips Gallery told von Tiesenhausen he could use 24 sheets of MDF – short for medium-density fibreboard, an engineered wood product – left over from a previous installation. Von Tiesenhausen balked. “I hate MDF,” he says. “Terrible stuff. Toxic. Just a terrible material.” But he was told: “Take it or leave it – there it is.” He took it as a challenge. Choosing a material he found inherently repugnant was an unusual decision. Stronger and denser than particleboard, MDF is created by combining sawdust with wax and formaldehyde resin and pressing it into panels. Common in kitchen cabinets and furniture, MDF is the ubiquitous urban material of choice. Although von Tiesenhausen despised its bland uniformity and its slickly deceptive appearance, he needed to understand its properties. He started to experiment by cutting it and soaking it in water. But, after several weeks, he still had no idea what to do. Then, one day he started hitting an MDF board with an axe. As he looked at the ragged texture, a vivid and distant memory was suddenly unleashed. He remembered his childhood vision of a city spread across his father’s cutting block. His creative doldrums had ended. What followed was a frenzied burst of activity. Standing vertically on their ends and strapped tightly together, the oneinch thick MDF sheets created a dense and solid structure – a perfect cube. But von Tiesenhausen’s thoughts were far from ideas of perfection and impenetrability. He wanted to underscore the vulnerability of the contemporary city. Dismantling the cube, he submerged the bottom eight inches of each sheet into water. Unlike wood, which returns to its original shape after being soaked, MDF remains permanently distorted. The chameleon-like material is stripped of its magic and becomes garbage. Von Tiesenhausen knew this was potent symbolism, especially after last year’s floods in southern Alberta. “I thought water, MDF, urbanization, flooding, geology, Alberta – all of those ideas,” he says. He bound the damaged planks together as tightly as possible. The top surface of the cube was tightly aligned, pristine and smooth. But its lower parts splayed out, producing a structure that was wider at the bottom than the top. No longer compact, it was punctuated by gaps between the swollen planks. Working outdoors, where the still-wet boards quickly froze, von Tiesenhausen put on a mask to protect himself from toxins and climbed on top of the massive structure. Using an axe and a circular saw, he ripped into its surface. First, he gouged out a grid. Then, with increasing force and what he describes as reckless abandon, he attacked, repeatedly slashing at the MDF to expose a jagged topography of grooves and gashes, offset by protrusions, curving lines and flatter segments. A cityscape began to emerge in low relief with buildings, roads and parks. It was a convincing simulation of a sprawling metropolis seen from an aerial perspective. But looked at from the side, the structure reads like a crosswww.gallerieswest.ca

PHOTOS: PETER VON TIESENHAUSEN

father, Peter von Tiesenhausen has been engaged in his multidimensional and idiosyncratic art practice since the early 1990s, passionately exploring the probing questions of our age. In his land art, he has used vines, trees, willow branches and pond ice to create art out in the bush, amid open fields and even up in treetops. In 1997, he embarked on a five-year odyssey with five larger-thanlife human figures standing upright in the back of his pick-up truck. Silent sentinels, these anonymous blackened and charred wooden Watchers travelled some 35,000 kilometres around much of Canada. In 2005, he set a legal precedent by successfully claiming copyright of his land as an autonomous work of art, thereby


Bell, 1998, carved wood, propolis, chain and rope, 48” x 30” x 18”

section of the earth. For von Tiesenhausen, it brings to mind the province’s oil industry. “Because of the size of the city and the density and mass of it, it looks like a geological site as well,” he says. “Like this might be half a mile down, where we are drilling and fracking.” Most strikingly, about one quarter up the vertical face is the wavy horizontal stain of the watermark: an unequivocal reference to a flood. Von Tiesenhausen’s show at the Esker includes a large, low-hanging bell suspended from the ceiling. Strangely erotic in shape and texture with its two dangling clappers, it can be straddled, creating a cheeky parody of bull riding. He has also completed three stunning videos related to fire. One of them, Temple of 1000 Suns, was shot inside an abandoned beehive burner, a gigantic structure used by the logging industry to incinerate sawdust and other wood debris. The intense heat warps the burner’s steel walls, puncturing them with myriad tiny holes, says von Tiesenhausen. “Each one is like a camera, which projects the sun inside the building. A thousand suns in there and they are all around. And as the clouds cover the sun, all the suns disappear. And then they come back.” One of the exhibition’s most spectacular works is a monumental wall. The title, Relief, is a pun that refers both to the piece’s carved surface and to the experience of emotional release. Like all von Tiesenhausen works, it has a story. For several years, the project dearest to his heart was a community centre in Demmitt built with timber www.gallerieswest.ca

from hundreds of pines, all victims of the pine-beetle epidemic. Recently completed, the beautiful building is a testament to the commitment and physical labour of von Tiesenhausen, his family and his neighbours. As a collaborative project, he says it was a joy to build. But, at the same time, some residents were opposed. Von Tiesenhausen found himself immersed in a bitter political situation that left him frustrated, baffled and emotionally drained. “I needed to remove myself from that being and way of thinking,” he says. “How do I get over the trauma of being criticized on all levels?” He turned to art and a material close at hand. Rotting out in his fields were logs too twisted and knotty to use in the community hall. He assembled them into a massive wall on which he vented his pent-up feelings. “I hacked this mountain image into it with a chainsaw and a broad axe, as if it was a violent meditation,” he says. “It was a wonderful exercise in freeing that torture that we all face in life.” Ironically, the aggression embodied in making the work yields a beautiful and resplendent image outside the bounds of human time. Huge and magnificent, the mountain is calm and meditative. Like von Tiesenhausen’s best work, it lets viewers share a moment of spiritual transcendence, reminding them they are in the presence of a truly visionary artist. Peter von Tiesenhausen’s exhibition, Experience of the Precisely Sublime, is at the Esker Foundation in Calgary from Jan. 18 to May 4. Galleries West Spring 2014 41


GO GLOBAL WESTERN CANADIAN ARTISTS FIND INSPIRATION AT FOREIGN RESIDENCIES

TOP LEFT: Plant specimens collected in the 1940s by amateur botanist Jacques Henry were installed by Gloria Mok in the salon of Château Mathieu, France, in 2009. TOP RIGHT: Greg Payce, Oculus, 2009, flies and glue on glass window pane at Château Mathieu, France ABOVE: Walter May, German Door, 2009, wood, wooden handles and cord, installation view at Château Mathieu, France

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For a group of Alberta artists, it was an intriguing opportunity to explore France’s turbulent history through the lens of a centuries-old Normandy chateau. “You felt like you were waking up in a different time,” says Diana Sherlock, describing the cooing pigeons and stately gardens outside the chateau where she spent a two-week residency. Built before the French Revolution, and variously occupied by generals Montgomery and Rommel during the Second World War, the place was like the set of a period movie. “It was quite a magical experience,” she says. It was also productive. The five artists who joined her – Gloria Mok, Laura Vickerson, Marc Hutchinson, Greg Payce and Walter May – produced a range of fascinating work they continued to explore when they returned home. Sherlock, a writer and curator, organized it into an exhibition, Folly: Château Mathieu, that’s showing at the University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries from Jan. 24 to April 5. France is just one of the many countries where Western Canadian artists have done residencies in recent years. A surprising number of creative people are taking advantage of burgeoning opportunities, spending time everywhere from Iceland and China to Australia and South Africa. While prominent artists are sometimes invited to residencies organized by leading cultural institutions that pay fees, produce exhibitions and publish

catalogues, artists at all stages of their careers can find opportunities – whether through open calls at small, community-based programs where they might be billeted in private homes, or by paying their own way at facilities run on a fee-for-service basis. Some residencies provide state-of-the-art equipment and access to leading artists or critics. At others, participants work in more spartan surroundings and, when done, simply bundle up their creations and take them home. The most important things residencies offer are also the most basic and, often, the hardest for artists to find: Time and space. Away from daily responsibilities – whether jobs, housework or parenting – artists have the freedom to think, research and create. While residencies in Canada can also fit that bill, foreign programs have an added cachet – cultural exchange. Travel is always enriching, but an international residency is like language immersion, letting artists plunge into an alien environment for an intense period of work. Exposure to different ideas and ways of making art can lead to creative breakthroughs or even shift practices in entirely new directions. Of course, part of the appeal is also social. Residencies are renowned for sparking intense conversations and creative exchanges that can lead to collaborations and new friendships. Usually, artists come home feeling rejuvenated and inspired. www.gallerieswest.ca

PHOTO: TOP LEFT M.N. HUTCHINSON; TOP RIGHT GREG PAYCE ; LEFT LAURA VICKERSON

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PHOTO: FAR RIGHT SARAH OWEN (ABOVE); LAURA VICKERSON

Some residencies are DIY affairs. The Folly project, for instance, developed organically after Mok mentioned to a friend that her husband’s family owned a chateau and was open to having artists work there. Eventually, a loose collective coalesced. From the start, the residency was treated as an opportunity for exploration. “It allows you to be more open to what you experience in a place and take a lot more risk,” says Sherlock. Vickerson, for example, installed textiles inside the chateau as she thought about the generations of women who had lived there. But other ideas soon emerged. As she explains in her artist statement, she took antique fabric adorned with flowers and plants out one day to a meadow where some sheep were grazing. “There I looked at the centuries-old majestic trees, and began my foray into exterior decorating.” Mok, an Edmonton doctor, was entranced by early botanists who had lived at the chateau, and decided to work on a series of mixed-media collages. Hutchinson performed in his own Second World War spy thriller, which he documented in a photographic series, The Incident at Normandy. Payce’s lenticular series was inspired by the Enlightenment, while May

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began assembling sculptural pieces from branches, cord and wooden handles. The Folly participants have established practices – Payce even picked up a Governor General’s award last year – but residencies also attract emerging artists. Tancha Dirickson, who recently completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia, ended up on the streets of Tuscany in 2012, leading a carnivalesque dance with elaborate masks made from pasta, part of her ongoing work about food sustainability. “My experience was a very inspiring and productive one,” says Dirickson, who grew up in Brazil. “The support I received … was, in fact, amazing.” Another artist, Liz Ingram, a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, spent 10 days last summer at a former monastery in Bavaria, where she led a master class in printmaking and created a collaborative installation with her husband, Bernd Hildebrandt. The work, printed on polyester fabric and designed to hang like a banner from an ornate painting on the ceiling, shows serial images of Hildebrandt floating in a stream. “This residency was an amazing experience and highly stimulating for my future work,” says Ingram, who also spent three weeks in Berlin, working on a book project. “Being in such a baroque setting helped me to understand more fully the baroque influences on my own work.” These days, it’s easy to find residencies. Most programs have websites, and Res Artis, a worldwide residency network based in the Netherlands, has an online database that offers hundreds of options in some 70 countries. Listings range from a textile program in Mexico to one for socially engaged art in Armenia. For Canadians, some of the most coveted residencies are at studios operated by the Canada Council for the Arts in Paris, Berlin and London. Designed, in part, to raise the international profile of Canadian artists, they come with stipends to cover travel, production costs and basic living expenses. While residencies are enjoying new popularity, they’ve been around for a while. Some programs in Europe and the United States, such as Yaddo, a sought-after New York retreat for writers and artists, date back more than a century. Artist residencies drew renewed interest in the 1960s. But it’s the emergence of globalization that’s most often cited as the reason behind the many new international programs. As people, capital and consumer goods swirl around the world at a dizzying pace, it’s only natural that artists want to get into the act. It’s hard to see much folly in that.

BELOW: Tancha Dirickson, The Pasta Dance, 2012, relational art event in Montefioralle, Italy BOTTOM: Laura Vickerson, Trône, 2009, velvet and upholstery fabric on holly stump at Château Mathieu, France

LEFT: Liz Ingram and Bernd Hildebrandt, Surfacing 2, 2013, dye sublimation prints on polyester fabric, Mono banner system hardware, 28.5’ x 6.6’ (installed at Schwabenakademie Irsee, Kloster Irsee, Germany)

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SALES STILL TOO SOFT IN CANADIAN ART MARKET’S FALL AUCTIONS BY DOUG MACLEAN

Jackson, Cornelius Krieghoff, Frank Johnston and Marc-Aurèle Fortin, all from the East, and two prominent artists from the West, W.J. Phillips and H.G. Glyde. The night of the sale, the room filled to capacity with what seemed to be an interested audience. Auctioneer Stephen Ranger moved through the first sales with great results, finding buyers for Nakamura ($76,700) and Yarwood ($64,900), both members of Painters Eleven. The Casson sold easily to a phone bidder at $141,600. But there were some bumps and bidding fell below low estimates on many lots. Some prominent pieces did not sell. The total hammer value, including after-sales, was $1.8 million, a step in the right direction. Waddington’s should remain a contender. Hodgins In Calgary, two varied consignments of 380 pieces at Hodgins included some gems. British artist John William Godward (18611922) was represented by an exquisite and rare painting from 1904, A Pompeian Lady. The quality and condition were impeccable, as was Godward’s incredible technique. It sold for $240,000. Other highlights included Roland Gissing’s early landscapes; Allen Sapp paintings from the 1970s depicting reserve life; and a 1987 Stan Last fall’s sales brought some extreme bargains in the Canadian art market, even as larger auctions in New York – Sotheby’s, Christie’s and even Phillips – saw records break. This action makes the few available Canadian masterworks seem inexpensive. Of course, naysayers will claim Canadian art has no value in the larger world. My response is that we are still a young country and our art is original so, sooner or later, values will increase. Waddington’s Waddington’s was one of three Toronto sales in late November, with a selection of historical and contemporary art. Linda Rodeck, the new vice-president, had just six weeks to pull things together, but secured some excellent work. One surprise was a rare oil painting by Graham Norwell, Gatineau Village, Winter, 1924. Rodeck, who has a good eye and a long history in art sales, also presented abstract works by Jack Reppen, Charles Daudelin, Lise Gervais, William Perehudoff, Tony Urquhart, Kazuo Nakamura, Walter Yarwood, William Ronald and Jean McEwen. The selection was off the well-trodden path, a risk, but one that needed to be pursued. It was also wonderful to see pieces from Oscar Peterson’s collection. It turns out the jazz great liked abstract art. On the historical front, the sale featured a Canadian classic by A.J. Casson, Leaf-Burning, Autumn in Ontario, a small and delicate illustration done for Maclean’s magazine. Published on the cover in 1947, the painting features Casson’s mother, along with other people, doing outdoor chores. Also interesting were works by A.Y. 44 Galleries West Spring 2014

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Perrott watercolour, Nocturne, that shows his mastery. Joane Cardinal Schubert’s The Beginning of Life – The White Buffalo Dream, from 1994, sold at $8,500, a hefty value for one of six works offered. Also noteworthy were Herbert Siebner’s Couple, 1975, and Joe Fafard’s Egon II, 2006, admittedly a tough subject, but one of his best bronze portraits. A fabulous 1950 landscape by Goodridge Roberts, Windy Hill in Spring, also caught my eye. He was brilliant and his work is undervalued.

tion after the loss of Sotheby’s Canadian art auction. But the reentry of Waddington’s under Rodeck’s leadership, and new online sales with Consignor, has created change. At the fall sales, the leading houses were still out front. But both new and old players gathered energy, and people are watching. My final view of the season? Although auction rooms filled up, the energy was still too soft. The Canadian art market could use some noise. Help make it happen by getting out to previews and finding quality art to support.

Heffel Heffel’s preview was at the University of Toronto Art Centre, a welcome change from previous years. Over all, the art looked wonderful. The contemporary work featured a huge Jean-Paul Riopelle, Iceberg IV. It was good to see this lively black-and-white painting from 1977 sell for $491,400. Heffel’s post-war sale featured great work by Quebec artists Rita Letendre, Jean McEwen and Leon Bellefleur. Westerners Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, B.C. Binning and William Kurelek were also featured. Some rare finds included Alexandra Luke, of Painters Eleven; Jack Bush with November #20 (Oscar’s Death), painted to honour his great friend, Oscar Cahen; and Jacques Hurtubise’s Odette. The historical art in the next gallery looked elegant but subdued. Emily Carr’s The Crazy Stair was featured on the catalogue cover. The eccentricity of the painting, in my view, is its appeal. Carr purposely positioned different elements – including a boat, a leaning totem pole and an oversized raven – in an abstract plane, and the painting dances with energy. I hope the unknown buyer, who paid a record $3.4 million, will enjoy it. Other historical works also stood out, including a rare Arthur Lismer painting of Lake O’Hara, Canadian Rockies. Lismer disliked painting in the mountains and few works of this quality exist. The sale price of $99,450 reflected that rarity. Edwin Holgate’s Circus Tent, 1921, is alive with colour and life, yet failed to sell. I suspect it was the nuns depicted at an open-air market. For some reason, works with religious figures or contexts often give buyers the jitters. A rare and wonderful work by Frederick Alexcee, Pole Raising at Fort Simpson, BC, sold for $128,700, double the estimate. In all, Heffel garnered $13.5 million in one night. Consignor The last sale was at Consignor. Of course, online closings are exciting only for bidders, who must wait several minutes to see if they were successful. Consignor doesn’t publish sale results, but the preview on Dundas Street, across from the Art Gallery of Ontario, looked professional. My picks were Doris McCarthy’s Packing for the Canoe Trip, a fine watercolour done in the Arctic; A.C. Leighton’s Columbia Ice Fields; Peter Sheppard’s Union Station, Toronto, 1914; Tom Hopkins’ Rampant Sea, 1999; William Ronald’s Maya, 1957; and Ivan Eyre’s Green Ledge, 1972. There was also an odd, but truly wonderful work by William Newcombe, Mexican Pilgrimage … San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The Year in Summary Although some spring sales were positive, there were gaps, and the market seemed soft. My biggest concern at that time was competiwww.gallerieswest.ca

OPPOSITE FAR LEFT: John William Godward, A Pompeian Lady, 1904, oil on canvas, 24” in diameter — $240,000 at Hodgins OPPOSITE LEFT: A.J. Casson, Leaf-Burning, Autumn in Ontario, 1947, oil on board, 21” x 17.5” — $141,600 at Waddington’s ABOVE: W.J. Newcombe, Mexican Pilgrimage, San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, 1946, oil on canvas, 17” x 23.5” — $1,725 at Consignor LEFT: Emily Carr, The Crazy Stair (The Crooked Staircase), circa 1928- 1930, oil on canvas, 43.4” x 26” — $3.4 million at Heffel Prices include buyers’ premiums

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SPRING 2014 AUCTIONS Dates unavailable at press time. Usually near end of May. Lando Art Auctions, Edmonton – landoauctions.com Levis Fine Art Auctions, Calgary – levisauctions.com Maynards Fine Art & Antiques, Vancouver – maynardsfineart.com Waddington’s Canadian Fine Art, Toronto – waddingtons.ca Hodgins Art Auctions, Calgary – hodginsauctions.com Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver – heffel.com Consignor Canadian Fine Art (online only) – consignor.ca Galleries West Spring 2014 45


Observe + Distill April 5 - 19 Reception, Saturday, April 5, noon – 2pm -art offers us ways to communicate, react, connect and respond to our environment; this group exhibition of contemporary paintings explores these multiple narratives and refined layers of meaning. Part of Banff SpringstART Festival Les Graff, Battle River Hillside-Spring, 2010, oil/canvas, 56x56”

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The Vancouver Art Gallery has organized the first major survey of work by Haida artist Charles Edenshaw, an important figure in the history of Northwest Coast art. Edenshaw, who lived from 1829 to 1920, carved wood, silver and argillite, combining traditional designs with his own innovations. The exhibition features some 200 pieces assembled from various collections around the world and is organized around five central themes. For instance, a section about Haida traditions features objects used in family life, while the narrative section illustrates how Edenshaw incorporated traditional stories into objects such as argillite platters. Another section shows how he used materials and ideas brought by Europeans. “Edenshaw left a legacy through his work and we are blessed that he committed his whole life to creating art for us to enjoy and study,” says Haida artist Robert Davidson. “The magic of Edenshaw’s work embodies millennia of development of Haida art. One can relearn the magic and integrity of the history of the art form by studying his work.” To Feb. 2 at the Vancouver Art Gallery Charles Edenshaw, Eagle Hat, circa 1890, spruce root and paint

BRITISH COLUMBIA GALLERIES ABBOTSFORD Public Gallery THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3 T. 604-864-8087 F. 604-864-8048 info@thereach.ca www.thereach.ca The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford is committed to preserving and sharing the stories of our rich and diverse cultural heritage and showcasing the best in visual arts. Exhibitions include local history, local, regional and national visual artists and Canadian travelling exhibitions. Tue to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat, Sun noon - 5 pm. DUNCAN

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BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford ............................................................ 47 Duncan .................................................................. 47 Enderby ................................................................. 47 Grand Forks ........................................................... 47 Invermere............................................................... 47 Kelowna................................................................. 48 Nanaimo ................................................................ 48 Penticton ............................................................... 48 Qualicum Bay/Beach ............................................... 48 Salt Spring Island ................................................... 48 Sidney .................................................................... 48 Silver Star Mountain ............................................... 49 Vancouver .............................................................. 49 Vernon................................................................... 51

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T. 250-746-7112 pacific@islandnet.com www.ejhughes.ca The art of E. J. Hughes is now available at his hometown gallery on Vancouver Island. Hughes is a master. His use of color, moody coastal skies and timeless places keeps connoisseurs coming back for more. Shop the Hughes Gallery online or, in person Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Sun by appt. ENDERBY Cooperative Gallery COURTYARD GALLERY 907 Belvedere St, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 T. 250-832-8898 info@courtyardgallery.ca www.courtyardgallery.ca Recently opened with support from the Enderby and District Arts Council, the gallery shows the work of more than twenty artists — paintings, fibre art, sculpture, stained glass, woodwork, and more. Guests can meet the creators of the works who staff the gallery. Offers art classes and workshops. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

Victoria .................................................................. 51 Whistler ................................................................. 52 ALBERTA INDEX Banff...................................................................... 52 Black Diamond ....................................................... 52 Bragg Creek ........................................................... 52 Calgary .................................................................. 52 Camrose ................................................................ 56 Canmore ................................................................ 56 Cochrane ............................................................... 56 Cold Lake ............................................................... 56 Drumheller ............................................................. 56 Edmonton.............................................................. 57 Grande Prairie ........................................................ 58

GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GALLERY 2 ART AND HERITAGE CENTRE 524 Centre Ave, PO Box 2140, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 gfag1@shaw.ca www.gallery2grandforks.ca Established in 1984 the gallery is committed to the idea that the visual arts play a fundamental role in forming and fostering the regional and national cultural heritage. To do so, the gallery presents a balanced exhibition and educational program representing historical and contemporary works by established and emerging regional, national and international artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat till 3 pm. INVERMERE - WINDERMERE Commercial Galleries EFFUSION ART GALLERY + GLASS STUDIO 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877

Jasper .................................................................... 58 Lethbridge ............................................................. 59 Medicine Hat ......................................................... 59 Okotoks ................................................................. 59 Pigeon Lake............................................................ 59 Ponoka .................................................................. 59 Red Deer ................................................................ 59 Wetaskiwin ............................................................ 59 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .............................................................. 60 Estevan .................................................................. 60 Melfort .................................................................. 60 Moose Jaw............................................................. 60 Prince Albert .......................................................... 60

info@effusionartgallery.com www.effusionartgallery.com Describing itself as ‘an unrestrained expression of emotion’, the gallery is created on the energy of contemporary art with a collaboration between established and emerging artisans from coast to coast. Friendly staff happily provide advice on installation and design specifics to clients, whether homeowners, interior designers or from the corporate world. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. THE ARTYM GALLERY 934 7 Ave, Box 235, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-342-7566 F. 250-342-7565 info@artymgallery.com www.artymgallery.com Established in 2002, the Artym represents over 65 contemporary Canadian artists including sculptors, jewellers and painters. The gallery presents solo, group and themed exhibitions throughout the year. The welcoming staff can help find the right piece for both established collectors and first-time buyers. International shipping. Personal delivery to Calgary. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

Regina ................................................................... 60 Rockglen ................................................................ 61 Saskatoon .............................................................. 61 Swift Current.......................................................... 62 Yorkton .................................................................. 62 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon................................................................. 62 Gimli...................................................................... 62 Portage La Prairie ................................................... 62 Winnipeg ............................................................... 62

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KELOWNA Commercial Galleries HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 info@hambletongalleries.com www.hambletongalleries.com/ Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

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SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 info@sopafinearts.com www.sopafinearts.com Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading 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.

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TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 info@turtleislandgallery.com www.turtleislandgallery.com The gallery has a stunning selection of Northwest Coast wood carvings including ceremonial masks, totem poles, talking sticks, plaques and bentwoodstyle boxes. Also stone carvings, hand-carved gold and silver jewellery, original paintings and limited edition prints both contemporary and traditional. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm (Summer only: also Sun 11 am - 4 pm). TUTT STREET GALLERY 9-3045 Tutt St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2H4 T. 250-861-4992 F. 250-861-4992 info@tuttartgalleries.com www.tuttartgalleries.com 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 info@kelownaartgallery.com www.kelownaartgallery.com Located in the heart of Kelowna’s Cultural District, the gallery serves the Central Okanagan Valley with regular exhibitions by contemporary Canadian artists, while the permanent collection has a focus on Okanagan and other BC-based artists. The gallery is a unique venue for special events and offers a variety of classes, workshops, etc for people of all ages. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thur till 9 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4 pm. NANAIMO Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 T. 250-740-6350 info@nanaimogallery.ca www.nanaimoartgallery.com Nanaimo Art Gallery is the region’s public art gallery and offers contemporary exhibitions, and art education programs for all ages. The Gallery has two locations: the Campus Gallery at Vancouver Island University (Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm) and the Downtown Gallery at 150 Commercial Street (250-754-1750) in Nanaimo’s Arts District (Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm). PENTICTON Commercial Galleries THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 art@lloydgallery.com www.lloydgallery.com New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French

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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. YGO FINE ART GALLERY 101-207 Main St, Penticton, BC V2A 5B1 T. 250-276-3414 ygo@ygo-fineart.com www.ygo-fineart.com European trained artist Yvonne Goldberg enjoys expressing herself in different styles, but particularly in Impressionism. Subjects range from portraits to landscape and still life with a noticeable appreciation for the Old Masters. Yvonne strives for freedom of expression and over the years has developed an enthusiasm for boldness of color and stroke. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm (Daily in Summer).

The recently opened ARTE funktional combines art and architectural elements at The Factory, 1302 St Paul St, Kelowna. Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 info@pentictonartgallery.com www.pentictonartgallery.com 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. QUALICUM BEACH Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-6133 gbtosh@shaw.ca www.theoldschoolhouse.org The arts centre provides rewarding opportunities to enjoy, learn and experience art with three galleries offering a pleasant venue for appreciating and purchasing distinctive works. Artist studios are open to visitors. Creations by artisans are available in the gift shop. Gallery concerts on Sundays. Mon noon - 4:30 pm; Tues - Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (Summer only: Sun noon - 4 pm). 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 pegasus@saltspring.com www.pegasusgallery.ca Established in 1972, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt. STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 1-877-537-8448 info@steffichfineart.com www.steffichfineart.com Formerly the Thunderbird Gallery, established in 1992. Contemporary, historic, Inuit and Northwest Coast art. Local and national artists. Kids and dogs welcome. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. SIDNEY Commercial Gallery PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg., Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 1-877-787-1896 pengal@pengal.com www.pengal.com

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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 info@galleryodin.com www.galleryodin.com The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style — oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt. 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 info@artworksbc.com www.artworksbc.com Celebrating 25 years in business, Art Works offers one of the largest selections of art and framing solutions in Western Canada. Providing installation services, custom-framed mirrors and large-scale commissions. Deliver locally and ship worldwide. Art Works is a long-time official sponsor of the Interior Designers Institute of BC. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 bsag@telus.net www.bucklandsoutherst.com An eclectic gallery owned by Chris Boulton. His aim is to hang quality art without too high a price tag. The gallery represents 18 artists, many with international roots. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 4 pm. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 1566 W 6 Ave, 2nd floor, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-736-8900 F. 604-736-8931 Vancouver@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt. FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 fcagallery@artists.ca www.artists.ca The Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery on Granville Island offers sale, exhibition and gallery rental opportunities to members. New exhibitions are usually scheduled every two weeks throughout the year. Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm (mid-May - Aug), 10 am - 4 pm (Sep - mid May). GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 info@galleryjones.com www.galleryjones.com 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.

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INITIAL GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G3 T. 604-428-4248 info@initialgallery.com www.initialgallery.com One of Vancouver’s newest contemporary art galleries exhibits a series of philosophically based shows in its inaugural year. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm. LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 info@lattimergallery.com www.lattimergallery.com Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists — as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. MASTERS GALLERY VANCOUVER 2245 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 778-628-7486 peterohler@shawcable.com www.vancouver-mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating 35 years as dealers of top quality Canadian historical and contemporary art from its base in Calgary, Masters Gallery recently opened 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 monny@shaw.ca envisionoptical.ca/gallery This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

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Cooperative Gallery COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF THE SAANICH PENINSULA 9565 Fifth St (Box 2221), Sidney, BC V8L 3S8 T. 250-656-7400 admin@cacsp.com www.cacsp.com The CACSP encourages, supports and promotes local arts activities throughout the year including Artisans Shows and Sales at Tulista Park waterfront Gallery; Spring and Fall Studio Tours; ‘Arts in the School’ program and Children’s Summer Art program; the Sidney Literary and ArtSea Festivals; and the annual three-day Sidney Fine Art Show. Hours vary with exhibitions. Check website.

GRANVILLE FINE ART 2447 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-266-6010 info@granvillefineart.com www.granvillefineart.com Canadian artworld veterans Linda Lando and Ken Macdonald have reputations of building collections for collectors. They have merged their talents into Granville Fine Art, representing fine contemporary artists and showcasing works by Canadian and international master painters. Northwest corner Broadway and Granville. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm.

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Out of the Mist Gallery Northwest Coast, North American Native & World Tribal Arts Tsimshian Naxnox (spirit) Mask c. 1910 “Its a strong gamey meat not for everyone”

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 - 5:30 pm.

PACIFIC WAVE GLASS ART (formerly Pacific Home and Art Centre) 1560 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-566-9889 info@pacificwaveglassart.com www.pacificwaveglassart.com Pacific Wave Glass Art features a wide selection of mouth blown glass from local and international artists including Murano Glass Artists from Italy: A.Tagliapietra, M.Gambaro, L. Vidal and Oscar Zanetti. 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 info@petleyjones.com www.petleyjones.com Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Around the corner from former Granville location. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. POUSETTE GALLERY 403 and 404-1529 West 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-837-2716

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showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid alongside changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Highlights include stunning gold and silver jewellery, monumental sculptures and a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Wed to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4422 F. 604-205-7339 gallery@burnaby.ca www.burnabyartgallery.ca Dedicated to collecting, preserving and presenting contemporary and historical visual art programs by local, national and internationally recognized artists. Stewards of the 3rd largest public art museum collection in British Columbia. Exhibitions, art education programs, art rental and sales in historic Ceperley Mansion. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm.

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

DEER LAKE GALLERY 6584 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T7 T. 604-298-7322 info@burnabyartscouncil.org www.burnabyartscouncil.org/deer-lake-gallery/ The Burnaby Art Council’s gallery features a wide variety of art from individuals and organizations across the Greater Vancouver area. By connecting through the arts, the gallery seeks to promote emerging artists as well as showcase established professionals. Tues to Sun noon - 4 pm.

info@pousettegallery.com www.pousettegallery.com Recently opened on the rooftop of the W-Six building in South Granville’s Gallery Row, Pousette Gallery offers contemporary art with flare from Canadian and international artists. The view alone 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 1 pm - 5 pm, Thurs 1 pm - 9 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm or by appointment. Consult website for extended hours during exhibitions.

Pousette Gallery's twin spaces offer contemporary art with a view atop WSix at 1529 W 6 Ave just off south Granville. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 1-877-787-7466 info@rendezvousartgallery.com www.rendezvousartgallery.com Located on the bright southwest corner of Howe and Cordova, this vibrant gallery represents more than 40 talented Canadian artists, some of whom are exclusive to Rendezvous. Contemporary and post-impressionist paintings and sculptures are displayed in an atmosphere conducive to viewing fine works of art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. SUN SPIRIT GALLERY 2444 Marine Dr (Dundarave), West Vancouver, BC V7V 1L1 T. 778-279-5052 gallery@sunspirit.ca www.sunspirit.ca Sun Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a superior col-

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lection of West Coast Native Art from renowned artists and emerging artists alike. The blend of contemporary and traditional work includes fine gold and silver jewellery, unique furniture and home accents, fine art prints, glass work and handcarved masks and bentwood boxes. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TRENCH CONTEMPORARY ART 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-2577 Toll Free: 1-877-681-2577 info@trenchgallery.com www.trenchgallery.com The gallery exhibits international and local emerging, mid- and late-career artists working in all media. The gallery’s curatorial interest lies in both conceptual and formal art production but with an emphasis on relationship with the chosen material, rigorous discipline in the resolution of formal art problems and clarity of conceptual approach. In Gastown. Wed to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, or by appt. 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 info@whiterockgallery.com www.whiterockgallery.com A destination for art lovers throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. They feature an extraordinary selection of original fine art, ceramics and sculpture. Their custom framing is a blend of creativity, expert design, and skilled workmanship. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. Closed holiday long weekends. Public Galleries BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 info@billreidgallery.ca www.billreidgallery.ca A public gallery for contemporary aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 - 1998). The gallery

MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 barbarad@mract.org www.theactmapleridge.org/qs/page/2166/0/-1 Founded in 1982, the Maple Ridge Art Gallery promotes the visual arts and educates through ongoing exhibitions, educational tours, workshops, artist’s talks, art rental programs, and a gallery shop. The gallery provides a facility for both amateur and professional artists of all ages. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 belkin.gallery@ubc.ca www.belkin.ubc.ca Mandated to exhibit, collect, research, publish and educate, the Belkin Art Gallery is one of BC’s premier showcases for contemporary art. Visit website for program information and to download the selfguided UBC Outdoor Art Tour. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 Jennifer.webb@ubc.ca www.moa.ubc.ca MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative

Incubation by the Vancouver art collective, Phantoms in the Front Yard, seeks to revive the human subject as muse, questioning concepts of growth, progress and development. The collective includes Michael Abraham, Paul Morstad, Marcus Macleod, Jeremy Birnbaum, Jay Senetchko and Jonathan Sutton. Jan. 16 to Feb. 17 at Leigh Square Community Arts Village in Port Coquitlam Jonathan Sutton, Baffsicle, 2012, acrylic on panel, 14” x 11”

The Spaces Between: Contemporary Art from Havana explores different artistic, cultural and sociological aspects of the new realities of Cuba’s last decade with drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and videos by 14 artists, including Juan Carlos Alom, Javier Castro, Sandra Ceballos and Celia y Yunior. Jan. 10 to April 13 at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver Grethell Rasua, De la permanencia y otras necesidades, 2012, video, 25:47 min. www.gallerieswest.ca

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The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011 features 55 works from Mexico’s FEMSA Collection, including such artists as Leonora Carrington, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamayo. The show’s title refers to the spirit of magic realism in Latin American culture. As Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier has said, the marvellous real is “neither beautiful nor ugly; rather, it is amazing because it is strange.” Nicola Levell, an anthropology professor at the University of British Columbia, curated the show. To March 30 at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver Frida Kahlo, Mi vestido cuelga aquí (My Dress Hangs Here), 1933, oil and collage on masonite, 18” x 20”


gallery@richmond.ca www.richmondartgallery.org The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 info@vanartgallery.bc.ca www.vanartgallery.bc.ca The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Daily 10 am - 5 pm, Tues 10 am - 9 pm. VERNON Commercial Gallery NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2G9 T. 250-542-8544 nadinesfineart@shaw.ca www.nadinesfineart.com Artist/owner Nadine Wilson opened her gallery in 2005. She represents several local artists, presents regular classes in watercolour, oil and acrylic painting and drawing as well as offering professional framing services. In summer the gallery hosts guest artist workshops. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 4 pm (winter: Sat 10 am - 2 pm). Public Gallery VERNON PUBLIC ART GALLERY 3228 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2H3 T. 250-545-3173 F. 250-545-9096 info@vernonpublicartgallery.com www.vernonpublicartgallery.com The Vernon Public Art Gallery presents exhibitions of emerging and established artists working in a variety of media, including paintings sculpture, video, and installation art. The Vernon Public Art Gallery is the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan, and provides exhibition opportunities to local artists and artisans. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. GREATER VICTORIA Commercial Galleries AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 info@theavenuegallery.com www.theavenuegallery.com 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 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. MADRONA GALLERY 606 View St, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4 T. 250-380-4660 info@madronagallery.com www.madronagallery.com Open June 2010, Madrona Gallery represents emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. The gallery offers a welcoming environment to all visitors and Michael Warren’s expertise in Canadian art history and the contemporary art market facilitates the discovery of new artists and rare pieces from Canadian masters. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 - 6 pm. OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY 740 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M6 T. 250-480-4930 oomistg@telus.net www.outofthemistgallery.com Dealers in classic and contemporary Northwest coast native art — including traditional potlatch masks, basketry, shamanic devices, button blankets, totem poles, artefacts and more. There is also a selection of plains beadwork and artefacts and other North American, Oceanic, and African tribal art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 3 pm. RED ART GALLERY 2249 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-881-0462 me@redartgallery.ca www.redartgallery.ca A small gem in the heart of Oak Bay Village, the

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gallery is dynamic, welcoming and above all, dedicated to the love of art. Along with regular new paintings by award-winning painter Marion Evamy, other artists also showcase artwork that is contemporary, confident and affordable. Relax on the red couch and enjoy art described (by critic Robert Amos) as “a blast of joy�. Tues to Sat noon - 4 pm. SOOKE HARBOUR HOUSE GALLERY 1528 Whiffen Spit Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4 T. 250-642-3421 F. 250-642-6988 gallery@sookeharbourhouse.com www.sookeharbourhouse.com/ Displayed throughout this award-winning inn, with its internationally-renowned dining room, the unconventional gallery was created in 1998 with carefully selected works by local artists on Vancouver Island. The art, in a variety of media, generally reflects themes of edible gardens, the ocean and the surrounding forest. Daily guided Garden Tours with art display in the Edible Gardens. Gallery open daily for self-guided tour. THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 thegallery@shaw.ca 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.

                

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WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 info@westendgalleryltd.com www.westendgalleryltd.com First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 art@winchestergalleriesltd.com www.winchestergalleriesltd.com Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and in two other downtown galleries. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Galleries COAST COLLECTIVE ART CENTRE 3221 Heatherbell Road, Victoria, BC V9C 1Y8 T. 250-391-5522 info@coastcollective.ca www.coastcollective.ca The Coast Collective is a different kind of art centre housed in the 1928 Pendray House on the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon. The wood-paneled second floor Gallery hosts juried, themed shows choosing work from more than 200 local artists, famous and just emerging, while the Gift Shop carries original work in a full range of prices. Art classes and workshops are also offered in a variety of media and skill levels. Music and great views. Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm. GALLERY 1580 1580 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8T 3N7 T. 250-415-2307 gallery1580@gmail.com www.gallery1580.com Gallery 1580 is an artist-run gallery with eight adjoining artist studios. The gallery shows art that explores contemporary art-making and culture: mixed media, painting and drawing, printmaking, photography, installation and sculpture. Just north of Pandora. Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat noon - 5 pm. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4171 F. 250-361-3995 communications@aggv.bc.ca www.aggv.bc.ca Engaging, challenging and inspiring! Victoria’s public art museum presents a variety of visual art experiences, media and cultures through historical

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duction, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and is dedicated to developing a thoughtful and stimulating forum for visual art and curatorial practice. The WPG develops exhibitions, commissions new works and engages in dialogues about curatorial practice through symposia and workshops. Wed to Sun 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. Free gallery tours Thurs 7 pm. WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 info@whyte.org www.whyte.org Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Admission by donation. Summer (Jun 1 - Sep 15) 9:30 am - 6 pm; Winter (Sep 16 - May 31) 10 am - 5 pm, closed Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Toronto artist Sarah Nind considers how decorative patterns can collide with artistic images in Interjections, asking if structural repetition is a subconscious way we create order when bombarded with visual stimuli. Feb. 1 to March 1 at Newzones in Calgary Sarah Nind, Paul Smith Goes Exotic, 2013, photo-based mixed media, 36” x 48”

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 legacy@uvic.ca uvac.uvic.ca The Legacy Downtown is the primary gallery space for the University of Victoria and features paintings, drawings and sculptures by some of the bestknown artists in the Pacific Northwest, bequeathed to the University of Victoria by Dr. Michael C. Williams. Two gallery spaces feature a variety of rotating exhibits. Wed to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. LEGACY MALTWOOD AT MCPHERSON LIBRARY Box 3025 Stn CSC, McPherson Library, Room 027 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-6607 maltpub@finearts.uvic.ca www.uvac.uvic.ca The Legacy Maltwood, located on the lower level of the McPherson Library, exhibits prints, drawings, paintings and photographs from the University of Victoria’s permanent art collection, including a large contemporary First Nations print collection. Hours of operation coincide with McPherson Library. Call for current hours. WHISTLER Commercial Galleries BLACK TUSK GALLERY 108-4293 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 info@blacktusk.ca www.blacktusk.ca The Black Tusk Gallery creates unique acquisition opportunities for collectors with a variety of works by both established and up-and-coming First Nations artists whose work reflects the ancient histories and traditions of the coastal people. Located on the lobby level of the Hilton Hotel, next to Skiers Plaza. Open daily. 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 whistler@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/

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studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm.

ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF Commercial Galleries CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 1-800-419-1298 info@canadahouse.com www.canadahouse.com A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 1-800-310-9726 banff@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Banff Springs, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm.

BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery BLUEROCK GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 1290, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 F. 403-933-5050 store@bluerockgallery.ca www.bluerockgallery.ca Bluerock Gallery is a go-to place for one-of-a-kind fine art and craft, jewellery, cards and inspiring books. New art arrives regularly and the impressive collection by more than 100 artists is constantly being expanded and rotated. Wed to Mon 11 am - 5 pm; Dec 1 - 24 daily 11 am - 7 pm. BRAGG CREEK Commercial Gallery SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO PO Box 840, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 info@suncatchersdesigns.com www.suncatchersdesigns.com The gallery boutique, at the corner of White Ave and Burntall Dr, offers an eclectic mix of original art, antiques, jewellery and artistic clothing. Sun-

catcher’s continues to provide Calgary and area with custom and pre-made stained glass as they have since 1979. CALGARY Artist-run Galleries THE NEW GALLERY 208 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B6 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 info@thenewgallery.org www.thenewgallery.org From its new location in Chinatown, Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre is committed to providing a forum for a wide spectrum of critical discourse and multi-disciplinary practices within the contemporary visual arts. Second location at John Snow House 915 18 Ave SW (by appointment only). Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm.

Stride Gallery in Calgary finds temporary home after flood on the upper floor of the TRUCK’s new location in Sunalta area at 2009 10 Ave SW. TRUCK CONTEMPORARY ART IN CALGARY 2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K4 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 info@truck.ca www.truck.ca/ New Location. TRUCK is a non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Their goal is to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to the global critical discourse on contemporary art. TRUCK presents dynamic programming, fosters innovative artistic practices, encourages experimentation, and promotes a dialogue between artists and the public. Free admission. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries ATLANTIS FINE FRAMING STUDIO & GALLERY 4515 Manhattan Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4B3

Canada House Gallery in Banff celebrates its 40th anniversary with various shows with a Canadiana theme. “On any given day we are surrounded by over 700 original paintings and 200 sculptures by Canadian artists,” says Barbara Pelham, whose parents, Peter and Marika McCaffrey, opened the gallery in 1974. “This is our labour of love.” Upcoming shows include Animal Farm by Grant Leier. Feb. 22 to March 4 at Canada House Gallery in Banff Grant Leier, Head Down, 2013, acrylic and resin on canvas, 36” x 36”

WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 210 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 1-866-859-2220 fineart@willockandsaxgallery.com www.willockandsaxgallery.com Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm. 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 walter_phillipsgallery@banffcentre.ca www.banffcentre.ca/wpg/ The gallery is exclusively committed to the pro-

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info@dadegallery.com www.dadegallery.com With a distinctive product mix and presentation philosophy DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB offers a complete product range for modern living — including original art and sculpture by local artists, and exclusive furniture from around the world. Tues to Sun 11 am - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm.

Christine Klassen is moving her CKG gallery from 11 Ave in Calgary to a 4000 sq ft space at 321 50 Ave SE, re-opening in early February. Sarah Fuller considers memory and experience in relationship to place in My Banff. Fuller, who moved to Banff in 2007, ponders how residents of a tourist town negotiate identity, authenticity and mythical narratives. Feb. 1 to March 30 at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff Sarah Fuller, Griffin and Ali, 2010, archival inkjet print, 30� x 40�

T. 403-258-0075 F. 403-259-4211 info@atlantisframing.com www.atlantisframing.com Established in 1994, Atlantis has relocated to a larger facility with gallery space dedicated to promoting and exhibiting works from local and regional artists. Atlantis supports emerging to established artists, and features contemporary to traditional artwork. The commercial framing studio also includes art supplies, art classes and workshops. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. BARBARA EDWARDS CONTEMPORARY 1114 11 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1P1 T. 587-349-2014 F. 587-349-2015 viviane@becontemporary.com www.becontemporary.com Barbara Edwards Contemporary is committed to exhibiting contemporary art of high calibre on the Canadian stage. The gallery represents a selection of the best Canadian and international artists and estates including the work of Eric Fischl, Jessica Stockholder, Betty Goodwin, Ray Mead, Tim Zuck, and April Gornik. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm. CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 1-877-290-0145 circa5060@yahoo.ca www.circa5060.ca Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass from the best known studios and furnaces. Circa brings world-class vintage art glass to Calgary from centres across Europe. A visual spectacle of color, form and modernism. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. CKG / CHRISTINE KLASSEN GALLERY 321 50 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B3 T. 403-262-1880 info@christineklassengallery.com www.christineklassengallery.com CKG / Christine Klassen Gallery, an evolution of The Weiss Gallery, represents a dynamic group of artists united by their craft-intensive approach to 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 ART AND DESIGN LAB 1327 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T2 T. 403-454-0243 F. 403-454-0282

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DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 dpg@dianapaulgalleries.com www.dianapaulgalleries.com Recently relocated to the heritage Lancaster Building just off Stephen Avenue Walk. Specializing in high quality fine art — small and large format works — in styles from super-realism to impressionism to semi-abstract. Featuring the work of emerging and well-established artists. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. ENDEAVOR ARTS 200-1209 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3 T. 403-532-7800 info@endeavorarts.com www.endeavorarts.com Endeavor Arts represents local artists who create art in new ways, focusing on mixed media and other types of innovative artwork and avoiding more traditional media and methods. Recognizing that art is being consumed differently, there is also a digital gallery, with 5 monitors, showing rotating artwork and videos or photos of the process of how some artists make a specific piece. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 info@fortunefineart.com www.fortunefineart.com This Canadiana gallery offers an extensive collection of fine realism paintings depicting scenes from across Canada. Works by more than 240 artists including such well-known names as Norman Brown, “Duncan� MacKinnon Crockford, W.R. deGarth, N. de Grandmaison, Roland Gissing, George Horvath, Georgia Jarvis, Glenn Olson, Torquil Reed, Colin Williams and Marguerite Zwicker. For sale or lease. Browsers welcome. Please call for hours.

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Toronto-based Barbara Edwards Contemporary has opened at 1114 11 St SW in Calgary with partner Viviane Mehr as Director. FRAMED ON FIFTH 1207 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S1 T. 403-244-3688 info@framedonfifth.com www.framedonfifth.com A framing shop? Yes, but also a charming gallery presenting local artists in monthly shows. Owner Hannah White offers a unique experience for artists and collectors alike. Located in eclectic Kensington with ample on-street parking. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 1-866-425-5373 art@gainsboroughgalleries.com www.gainsboroughgalleries.com Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Charlesworth. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze — by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm. GALLERIA - INGLEWOOD 907 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S5 T. 403-270-3612 galleria@shaw.ca

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MIDTOWNE GALLERY 9250 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0P5 T. 403-252-7063 iwf@telus.net www.midtownegallery.ca Specializing in original representational painting and sculpture from emerging and established Canadian artists, this contemporary space was designed for showcasing art. Each month the gallery features group, or solo exhibitions, in celebration of the artist’s artwork. Located within It’s Worth Framing (ample free parking) on Macleod Trail. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm; Tues to Thurs till 6 pm.

An influential figure in contemporary art, Jessica Stockholder crosses the boundaries between painting and sculpture. She uses everything from furniture and stuffed animals to car parts and fruit to create playful and imaginative sculptural installations that engage issues such as consumerism and identity politics. Stockholder grew up in Vancouver and earned an MFA at Yale University. She now teaches at the University of Chicago. To Feb. 1 at Barbara Edwards Contemporary in Calgary Jessica Stockholder, Untitled, 2012, copper flashing, hardware, yarn, oil paint, red plastic balls, wire and hinge, 12” x 16” x 11”

www.calgarycraftedgifts.com Galleria Inglewood represents more than 25 emerging and established artists. Their contemporary works include oils, watercolour, acrylics and mixed media. In 3 separate galleries they also show functional, decorative and sculptural pottery by local clay artists and fine handcrafts by Canadian artisans. Minutes from downtown in historic Inglewood. Free parking. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level, Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 F. 403-265-1634 communications@gtgallery.com www.gerrythomasgallery.com This contemporary, New York-style gallery boasts an impressive 4600 sq ft of original art ranging from abstract oil paintings, glass sculpture and photography to historic works by Roland Gissing. The stylish Gallery includes an art deco bar, modern lounge furniture and catering facilities perfect for corporate and private events. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-244-2000 info@gibsonfineart.ca www.gibsonfineart.ca Now located in the Design District, the gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope — from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. JARVIS HALL FINE ART 617 11 Ave SW (lower level), Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 info@jarvishallfineart.com www.jarvishallfineart.com Jarvis Hall Fine Art is committed to supporting the practice of contemporary art by emerging, midcareer and established Canadian artists. Currently representing Mark Dicey, Carl White, Jeffrey Spalding, John Will, Larissa Tiggelers, Herald Nix, Billy McCarroll and more. Various works of art are also available throughout the year by historical and contemporary Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LATITUDE ART GALLERY 150-625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-262-9598 info@latitudeartgallery.com www.latitudeartgallery.com

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Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment.

MOONSTONE CREATION NATIVE GALLERY 1219 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0W6 T. 403-261-2650 F. 403-261-2654 yvonne@moonstonecreation.ca www.moonstonecreation.ca Along with showcasing the traditional artwork of owner Yvonne Jobin, the gallery represents many First Nations and Metis artists. Fine art, pottery, carvings, turquoise and Westcoast jewellery, beadwork, leatherwork and authentic, locally-made gifts can be found in this unique gallery. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 info@newzones.com www.newzones.com/ Opened in 1992, Newzones is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries, promoting prominent Albertan, Canadian and international artists as well as young, up-and-coming artists both at home in Calgary, and internationally. The Gallery’s program has an emphasis on process-orientated artwork that challenges both the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 paul@paulkuhngallery.com www.paulkuhngallery.com Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibi-

tions 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 anna@ruberto-ostberg.com www.ruberto-ostberg.com This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 5 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 stephenloweartgallery@shaw.ca www.stephenloweartgallery.ca and West Market Square 509-1851 Sirocco Dr SW Calgary, AB T3H 4R5 Established since 1979, and now with two locations, the gallery features an extensive portfolio of distinguished Canadian artists offering fine original paintings, glass, ceramics and sculptures in traditional and contemporary genres. Ongoing solo and group exhibitions welcome everyone from browsers to experienced collectors. Personalized corporate and residential consulting. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (Free Sat parking). THE COLLECTORS’ GALLERY OF ART 1332 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-245-8300 F. 403-245-8315 mail@cgoart.com www.cgoart.com Specializing in important Canadian art from the 19th to the 21st century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and Group of Seven. The Collectors’ Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094

LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 calgary@lochgallery.com www.lochgallery.com 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.

Now open at 9250 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary's Midtowne Gallery specializes in representational painting and sculpture. LOUGHEED HOUSE GALLERY 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0K8 T. 403-244-6333 F. 403-244-6354 info@lougheedhouse.com www.lougheedhouse.com/gallery Lougheed House Gallery, located on the Ballroom level of the historic Lougheed House, hosts a variety of temporary artistic and historic exhibits throughout the year. Themes often relate to the occupants of the House, local history, and architecture, and are developed both in-house and presented in partnership with other organizations. Museum shop and restaurant on site. Wed to Fri 11 am - 4 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 4 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 mastersgallery@shawcable.com www.mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating more than 35 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.

Allison Morgan’s paintings explore processes of decay and disintegration. Subjects are transformed by some change to their bodies or a breakdown of the norm. “The mushroom infers decay, as it grows on or from its host, as do the presence of insects or scavengers, all of which are participants in the paintings,” she says. For instance, Efflorescence, whose title carries dual meanings suggesting both growth and a rupture of the skin, depicts a troubled child in a tangled forest. March 8 to April 20 at DaDe Art and Design Lab in Calgary Allison Morgan, Efflorescence, 2013, oil on board, 48” x 48” www.gallerieswest.ca


WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 info@webstergalleries.com www.webstergalleries.com Established in 1979, the gallery exhibits an extensive collection of original oil and acrylic paintings, bronze, ceramic, stone sculptures and Inuit art in a 10,000 square foot space. Webster Galleries Inc also houses a complete frame design and workshop facility. Free parking at the rear of the gallery for customer convenience. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. Cooperative Galleries ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 info@artpoint.ca www.artpoint.ca Two galleries and 23 onsite-artist studios. The 50+ artist members and invited artists show and sell their works in monthly changing exhibitions —from painting to sculpture; photography to textiles. Located next to the CPR tracks in Ramsay. Turn E from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE and follow the gravel road. Thurs & Fri 1 pm - 5 pm, Sat 11 am to 5 pm, or by appointment.

Ted Godwin is remembered with a selection of works from his estate. Godwin, who died last year, was part of the renowned Regina Five group of abstract artists featured at the National Gallery of Canada in 1961. In later life, he turned his attention to the prairie landscape. March 6 to March 19 at Wallace Gallery in Calgary Ted Godwin, First Snow Lost Lake, circa 1985, oil on canvas, 90” x 54”

info@tbg1.com www.trepanierbaer.com A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. VAN GINKEL ART GALLERY & STUDIO 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-830-0061 paulvg@shaw.ca www.PaulVanGinkel.com Recently opened, Calgary artist Paul Van Ginkel paints in oils and watercolours while specializing in Western and Dance themes. He also does custom (commission) pieces and has limited edition paper and giclee prints available. “In the heart of Inglewood” Check website for hours. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 colette@wallacegalleries.com www.wallacegalleries.com

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Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF CALGARY 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 info@artgallerycalgary.org www.artgallerycalgary.org The Art Gallery of Calgary is an interactive and dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. To 10 pm every first Thursday of the month.

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46th SCA National Juried Show Salmon Arm Art Gallery Salmon Arm, British Columbia Sept 5th - Sept 27th, 2014 Announcing the new Mary Pratt Crystal Bowl Award

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ATLANTIS

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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.

New, expanded location 4515 Manhattan Road SE (just south of 42 Ave between Macleod and Blackfoot)

Calgary, AB T2G 4B3 • 403-258-0075 info@atlantisframing.com • www.atlantisframing.com PICTURE FRAMING, ART CLASSES, ART SUPPLIES, GALLERY

ESKER FOUNDATION GALLERY 444-1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0H7 T. 403-930-2490 info@eskerfoundation.com www.eskerfoundation.com Opened in June 2012, the Esker Foundation, an initiative of Calgary philanthropists and art patrons Jim and Susan Hill, is the largest privately-funded, non-commercial gallery in Calgary. Featuring over 15,000 square feet of environmentally-controlled, purpose-built exhibition space, it’s a cultural platform for innovative and exceptional contemporary art exhibitions and educational events. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs & Fri till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 glenbow@glenbow.org www.glenbow.org/ Located in the heart of downtown Calgary - visitors experience Glenbow Museum’s diverse exhibits, special programs and vast collections including Asian, Contemporary, Modernist and Historical Art. Tues to Thurs 9 am - 5 pm; Fri 11:30 am - 7:30 pm; Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Seniors $10, Students $9, Family $32; Members and under 6, free. Glenbow Shop open Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm; Sun noon - 5:30 pm. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - CALGARY 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 jacek@mocacalgary.org www.mocacalgary,org 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 visual art exhibitions to the public of Calgary and visitors. Admission: adults - $4; senior/students - $2; family - $8; members - free; free general admission on Thurs. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

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The gallery hosts local, national, and international exhibitions, which change every few months. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm. CAMROSE Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 1-888-672-8401 candler@syban.net www.candlerartgallery.com Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny — all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE

Zin Taylor addresses form as a philosophical quandary using stripes and dots, two hallmarks of abstraction, to develop a surface language for various forms. At its core, Taylor’s exhibition explores how ideas become concrete and tangible. To Feb. 2 at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge Zin Taylor, 24 Thoughts about Stripes and Dots made into forms and arranged upon a vitrine made of brass and glass, 2012, brass, glass, MDF, paint, plaster, clay and papier-mâché, 63” x 19.6” x 19.6”

Commercial Galleries CARTER-RYAN GALLERY AND LIVE ART VENUE 705 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-621-1000 info@carter-ryan.com www.carter-ryan.com Carter-Ryan Gallery is home to one of Canada’s most prolific contemporary Aboriginal artists, Jason Carter. Both a painter and soapstone carver, Carter illustrated “WHO IS BOO: The Curious Tales of One Trickster Rabbit”. And 21 of his 66 illustrations, on 30” x 40” canvases are now on display. Musical and theatrical acts change weekly in the back half of this 1700 sq ft gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

DRUMHELLER Commercial Galleries ATELIERO VERDA Box 1708, 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-2455 jsveda@highout.com www.sveda-art.com The resident artist, Jacqueline Sveda is originally from Magog, Quebec, but has lived in Western Canada for the last 30 years. Her work is inspired by her surroundings, in which imagination plays a big role. She works in acrylic and mixed media flat art, as well as stone and wood carving. Guest artists participate in periodic exhibitions. Thurs to Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm. FINE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY & GIFTS Box 338, 20 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686 Toll Free: 1-866-823-3686 miketodor@gmail.com www.todorphoto.com Quality Western Canadian art. Featuring the works of over 30 artisans. Unique selection of photography, fine art originals, prints, pottery, glass objects and jewellery.

THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, C anmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 theavensgallery@telusplanet.net www.theavensgallery.com Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery is a fixture in the town of Canmore. Their mandate is to showcase high quality western Canadian artists and they take an understandable pride in their eclectic collection of original paintings and sculpture. Open daily with extended summer and Christmas hours. THE EDGE GALLERY 612 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 0C7 T. 403-675-8300 theedgegallery@shaw.ca www.edgegallery.ca In the gallery: ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works. In the frame shop: experienced staff with 25 years experience offers a wide selection of frames for mirrors, objects, needlework, paintings and prints, specializing in the handling and care of original artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am -5:30 pm or by appointment.

NICKLE GALLERIES Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary, 410 University Court NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 nickle@ucalgary.ca library.ucalgary.ca/nickle Now reopened in a landmark location on campus, the Nickle Galleries showcases the best of Alberta artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm, closed Sun. FREE admission. THE LEDGE GALLERY 205 8 Ave SE, EPCOR CENTRE, Calgary, AB T2P 0K9 T. 403-294-7455 tmcgrath@epcorcentre.org www.epcorcentre.org This unique exhibition space in the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts +15 pedway system over-

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looks Centre Court from the second floor of the Centre. The glass-walled space is most conducive to sculpture and installation. Exhibitions are selected through calls for submissions and curatorial practice and run for three month intervals. THE MILITARY MUSEUMS — FOUNDERS’ GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2847 F. 403 -974-2858 artcurator@themilitarymuseums.ca www.themilitarymuseums.ca/galleryfounders Officially opened in 2009, and under The University of Calgary administration since 2012, The Founders’ Gallery contributes to Canadians’ understanding of military experience by displaying historic and contemporary works of art and related artifacts.

COCHRANE Commercial Gallery JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 info@justimajan.com www.justimajan.com Representing 17 Canadian artists — painters, sculptors and glass artists — this inviting gallery has a unique ambiance with antique decor to take visitors down memory lane. Artist/Owner paints in rear gallery/studio. Coffee, ice cream cones and good dogs welcome. Thurs, Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 10 am 5 pm, or by appointment. COLD LAKE Commercial Gallery ALEX JANVIER GALLERY Cold Lake First Nations 149B (Box 8130), Cold Lake, AB T9M 1N1 T. 780-639-4545 jjanvier@alexjanvier.com www.alexjanvier.com Janvier Gallery, formerly located across from the Marina in the city of Cold Lake, has re-opened in a purpose-built, Douglas Cardinal designed building in Cold Lake First Nations 149B (also known as English Bay) about ten minutes north of Cold Lake on 25 Street/English Bay Road. The gallery holds many Alex Janvier originals, with exhibitions changing often. Currently open BY APPOINTMENT.

Lauren Walker’s eyepopping mixed-media works feature a variety of natural and synthetic patterns that refer to women’s traditional work with textiles and quilts. She uses both geometric and organic forms, playfully negotiating positive and negative space. Jan. 11 to Feb. 1 at Herringer Kiss in Calgary Lauren Walker, Scotch and Coffee, 2013, mixed media on wood, 48” x 24” www.gallerieswest.ca

LEFT: COURTESY JESSICA BRADLEY GALLLERY (UPPER); COURTESY SARAH FULLER (BELOW)

Edmonton-based artist Brenda Draney presents a series of spare paintings in Suspend, which considers her relationship to her childhood home in the Alberta town of Slave Lake. Draney renders fleeting images suspended in largely empty canvases to reflect on her memories and the process of rebuilding after the community was ravaged by fire in 2011. To March 9 at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton Brenda Draney, The Righteous, 2012, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”


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ied themed exhibitions change monthly. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment at 780-461-3427.

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LANDO GALLERY 103-10310 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-990-1161 mail@landogallery.com www.landogallery.com Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery is now located on the corner of 103 Avenue and 124 Street. Lando Gallery continues to offer superior quality Canadian and international fine art and fine objects, expert custom picture framing, fine art appraisals and many other art related services. Open Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment.

Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 harcourthouse@shaw.ca www.harcourthouse.ab.ca The Arts Centre delivers a variety of services to both artists and the community, and acts as an essential alternative site for the presentation, distribution and promotion of contemporary art. The gallery presents 10 five-week exhibitions, from local, provincial and national artists, collectives and arts organizations as well as an annual members’ show. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. SNAP GALLERY 10123 121 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 snap@snapartists.com www.snapartists.com Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print 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 info@bearclawgallery.com www.bearclawgallery.com Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. BUGERA MATHESON GALLERY 10435 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R1 T. 780-482-2854 info@bugeramathesongallery.com www.bugeramathesongallery.com With a brand new location, designed from the ground up to suit the needs of clients and artists, the Bugera Matheson Gallery continues a 20-year tradition of serving Edmonton’s art-loving community. Experience a rich variety of unique fine art including abstract, landscape, still life and figurative painting, and sculpture. Mon to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm, Thurs till 7 pm. DAFFODIL GALLERY 10412 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R5 T. 780-760-1278 info@daffodilgallery.ca www.daffodilgallery.ca “From England, with love” is the theme of Daffodil Gallery, fulfilling a dream of Karen Bishop and partner Rick Rogers to create an unpretentious gallery, welcoming to both experienced and new art collectors. It features established and emerging Canadian artists, representing a wide range of artistic styles — from traditional to contemporary. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 dug@douglasudellgallery.com www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. GALERIE PAVA 9524 87 ST, Edmonton, AB T6C 3J1 T. 780-461-3234 F. 780-461-4053 gisele@savacava.com www.savacava.com Created in 2011 by the Société francophone des arts visuels de l’Alberta, PAVA is committed to the promotion of contemporary art by emerging and established artists from the local, provincial and national art scenes. Artists are encouraged to research projects reflecting cultural and social diversity. Jur-

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PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 12304 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-455-7479 info@probertsongallery.com www.probertsongallery.com Representing a roster of over 40 emerging, mid-career, and senior Canadian artists, this contemporary gallery space features a wide range of media and subject matter. Whether working with established collectors, or with those looking to purchase their first piece, Peter Robertson Gallery strives to inform, challenge, and retain relevance within the broader art community. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 1-800-528-4278 info@picturethisgallery.com www.picturethisgallery.com Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 rowles@rowles.ca www.rowles.ca Relocated to LeMarchand Mansion. Features over 100 western Canadian artists in original paintings, bronze, blown glass, metal, moose antler, marble and soapstone. Specializing in supplying the corporate marketplace, the gallery offers consultation for Service Award Programs, and complete fulfillment for a wide variety of corporate projects. Open to the public. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat - by appt. RR GALLERY 10219 106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H5 T. 780-757-3463 F. 780-757-3463 robert@rrgallery.ca www.rrgallery.ca RR Gallery offers original paintings, pastels and photography by such artists as Anna BerezaPiorkowska, Jonathan Havelock and, from Brazil, Litza Cohen. Partners Richard Lajczak and Robert Thomas also have more than twenty years experience in museum-grade printing, limited edition prints, drymounting and laminating, canvas stretching and custom picture framing. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Thurs till 7 pm and Sat 10 am - 5 pm. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 info@scottgallery.com www.scottgallery.com Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including handpulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE FRONT GALLERY 12312 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-452-6240 thefrontgallery@shaw.ca www.thefrontgallery.com Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401 www.candlerartgallery.com candler@syban.net

Krista Hamilton, Blue Flight #2, Acrylic on Canvas, 48” x 36”

Art Supplies, Picture Framing, Prints, Posters, Rocks & Crystals

Duality in a Diaphanous Landscape Manola Borrajo & Susan Rankin March 14 - April 27, 2014 Reception March 14th at 7 pm Curated by Brenda Barry Byrne

gallery 501 #120, 501 Festival Avenue Sherwood Park, Alberta 780-410-8585 www.strathcona.ca/artgallery Manola Borrajo Susan Rankin

DECEMBER 7 TO FEBRUARY 2, 2014

NUMBERS IN THE DARK

Curated by Ryan Doherty and Florencia Malbran

ZIN TAYLOR

The Story of Stripes and Dots (Chapter 6)

FEBRUARY 15 TO APRIL 13, 2014

JENNIFER MARMAN & DANIEL BORINS The Collaborationists

In collaboration with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Art Gallery of Hamilton

SARAH CALE

Curated by Christina Cuthbertson

S O U T H E R N A L B E R TA A R T G A L L E RY 601 3 AVE S. LETHBRIDGE, AB | 403.327.8770 | www.saag.ca

WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 info@westendgalleryltd.com

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Wild Rose Abstract considers five abstract painters working in Alberta – Scott Cumberland, Douglas Haynes, Poul Nielsen, Robert Scott and Yulin Wang. Their work is not concerned with fixing a definite image but instead engages with processes that lead into uncharted visual territory. April 1 to May 31 at Medalta in Medicine Hat Scott Cumberland, Cheeky, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 32” x 24”

www.westendgalleryltd.com Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada — paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Second location in Victoria since 1994. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 acc@albertacraft.ab.ca www.albertacraft.ab.ca Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 6 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 info@youraga.ca www.youraga.ca Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta is an 85,000 square foot premier presentation venue for international and Canadian art, education and scholarship. The AGA is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, expressing the creative spirit of Alberta and connecting people, art and ideas. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Wed till 9 pm. ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 ahfgallery@artsandheritage.ca artgalleryofstalbert.com Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sculpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA (CAVA) 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 cava@shaw.ca www.savacava.com The Centre is an eclectic mix of fine art and craft from the Société’s 165 members. These Albertabased artists work in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, woodworking and other fine crafts including pottery, jewellery, woven and quilt-

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ed 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 artgallery@strathcona.ab.ca www.strathcona.ca/artgallery Strathcona County opened the doors on March 10, 2011 to Gallery @ 501 located in the Community Centre in Sherwood Park, AB. The gallery will be exhibiting contemporary artwork from regional, provincial, national and international artists and is currently accepting exhibition proposals from artists and curators. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Tues and Thurs 10 am - 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 1-866-421-1731 info@visualartsalberta.com www.visualartsalberta.com Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Wed to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE 103-9839 103 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 info@aggp.ca www.aggp.ca The Prairie Art Gallery has been renamed the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in celebration of its major expansion into the restored 1929 Grande Prairie High School building. It is a public, non-commercial environment dedicated to assisting in the enjoyment of visual arts. It maintains the largest public art collection in the Peace Region. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 9 pm, Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 jasper@mountaingalleries.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Moun-

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tain 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 trianon@savillarchitecture.com www.savillarchitecture.com Formerly the Trianon Ballroom (1930s-1960s), the gallery is an informal mix between a gallery and an architectural office. Its open space and philosophy allows for creative community responses. Exhibitions range from nationally-renowned artists to aspiring students. A second exhibition space, Le Petit Trianon is now open downstairs. Public Galleries GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr), Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6 T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 Toll Free: 1-866-320-3898 info@galtmuseum.com www.galtmuseum.com A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Thurs till 9 pm, Sun 1 - 4:30 pm. Admission charge.

Wetaskiwin's Caelin gallerists Colleen McGinnis and Leon Strembitsky have branched out to Pigeon Lake with recent opening of Bay 12 Gallery. SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 info@saag.ca www.saag.ca 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 galleryinfo@uleth.ca www.uleth.ca/artgallery The gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. Special activities on website. MEDICINE HAT Public Galleries ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 mhmag@city.medicine-hat.ab.ca www.esplanade.ca This is home to the Medicine Hat Museum, Art Gallery and Archives, as well as a 700-seat theatre. The gallery accommodates a wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical, regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are often accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Adults - $4.30, Youth and Student - $3.20, 6 & Under - Free, Family - $12.90, Thur Free for all ages. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm.

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MEDALTA IN THE HISTORIC CLAY DISTRICT 713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9 T. 403-529-1070 info@medalta.org www.medalta.org Medalta is a century-old factory which has been converted into an industrial museum, working pottery and contemporary ceramic arts centre. The Yuill Family Gallery features contemporary artwork from the Medalta International Artists in Residence program and travelling art exhibitions. (Summer) Victoria Day to Labour Day - Daily 9:30 am - 5 pm; (Winter) Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.

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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 culture@okotoks.ca www.okotoksculture.ca 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) PIGEON LAKE Commercial Gallery BAY 12 GALLERY 12 Village Drive (Village at Pigeon Lake), Pigeon Lake, AB T. 780-586-2999 info@bay12gallery.com www.bay12gallery.com Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Bay 12 Gallery brings original fine art by more than 40 Alberta-based artists to The Village at Pigeon Lake. Painting, photography, pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, art cards and more. Twenty min west on Highway 13 from QE 2, Exit 482B. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun & hols 11 am - 5 pm; (Extended Summer hours) Fri, Sat open till 8 pm.

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PONOKA Commercial Gallery SIDING 14 GALLERY 5214 50 St, PO Box 4403, Ponoka, AB T4J 1S1 T. 403-790-5387 siding14@shaw.ca Siding 14 Gallery takes its name from early CPR days when Ponoka was a waterstop on the Edmonton-Calgary mainline. Today it features artwork from Western Canada, across the country and beyond. At its core is the studio of Mary MacArthur and Danny Lineham (“Those Great Little Books”) who are proud to showcase not only their own work in the ‘ancient book arts’, but that of other fine artists and artisans. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, and by appointment. RED DEER Public Gallery RED DEER MUSEUM + ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 museum@reddeer.ca www.reddeermuseum.com The MAG combines elements of a museum and art gallery to inspire a passion for history and art while creating memorable experiences for visitors of all ages. The rotating exhibit schedule presents a glimpse of Red Deer’s historical and contemporary life, and brings world-class exhibitions to the city. In March 2013 the MAG opened a permanent history exhibition “Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland”. Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, wknd noon - 4:30 pm. WETASKIWIN CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 Toll Free: 1-888-352-3519 mail@caelinartworks.com www.caelinartworks.com Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Caelin Art-

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Montreal’s Mona Sharma shows narrative drawings, both on a monitor and as large-scale projections on the wall, in Justice Takes a Holiday. She seeks to encourage discussion on a range of social-justice issues. Jan. 10 to Feb. 22 at the AKA Gallery in Saskatoon Mona Sharma, Justice Takes a Holiday, 2013, digital drawing, dimensions variable

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 info@shurniakartgallery.com www.shurniakartgallery.com The gallery features its founder’s private collection of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from around the world. Rotating exhibitions by invited artists. New Beginnings TeaRoom on premises. Admission free. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun (Apr - Dec) 1 pm - 5 pm, closed public holidays and holiday weekends unless otherwise posted. ESTEVAN Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 eagm@sasktel.net www.eagm.ca This public gallery offers a free exchange of ideas and perspectives to reflect the rapidly expanding social and cultural diversity. With the collaboration of provincial and national institutions, the gallery seeks to make contemporary art accessible, meaningful, and vital to diverse audiences of all ages. Tues to Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 1 pm - 4 pm.

Public Gallery SHERVEN-SMITH ART GALLERY 206 Bemister Ave East, Box 310, Melfort, SK S0E 1A0 T. 306-752-4177 F. 306-752-5556 l.terry@cityofmelfort.ca www.kerryvickarcentre.ca Located 2 hours north of Saskatoon, the gallery is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of emerging local and provincial artists. Since opening in 2010, the gallery has held an eclectic mix of exhibits With new exhibits each month, the gallery is always looking for artists interested in showcasing their work.Admission free. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm. MOOSE JAW Commercial Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 info@yvettemoore.com www.yvettemoore.com Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art

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Public Gallery THE MANN ART GALLERY 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-763-7838 curator@mannartgallery.ca www.mannartgallery.ca The Mann Art Gallery features a varied exhibition schedule promoting local, provincial and national artists, as well as curated exhibitions, lectures and workshops. It also houses a permanent collection of over 600 individual works from well-known provincial artists. Their education and professional development initiatives encourage public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. Mon to Sat noon - 5 pm.

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works has been in operation since 1988. Located in an historic home in downtown Wetaskiwin, this studio/gallery showcases primarily their own work, and also puts the “fine” into the art of picture framing. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.

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Victoria artist Tracey Nelson mobilizes her fondness for handcrafted sock monkeys to consider craft, collecting, play theory and DIY culture in Walls of Intrigue and Cabinets of Curiosity. It features monkeys large and small as well as drawings, paintings and furniture upholstered with repurposed sweaters. Jan. 24 to March 30 at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon Tracey Nelson, Walls of Intrigue and Cabinets of Curiosity, 2010, various media, installation view 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. 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 mjamchin@sk.sympatico.ca www.mjmag.ca The gallery exhibits an engaging range of contemporary 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.

Artist-run Gallery NEUTRAL GROUND 203-1856 Scarth St, Regina, SK S4P 2G3 T. 306-522-7166 F. 306-522-5075 neutralground@accesscomm.ca www.neutralground.sk.ca Neutral Ground supports contemporary art practices through both presentation and production activities. Its curatorial vision is responsive to its regional milieu in a translocal context. Programming emphasizes the contribution to new and experimental processes and supports inclusion and diversity. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and designated evening performances, openings, screenings. Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-099 7 mail@assiniboia.com www.assiniboia.com Established in 1977, the Assiniboia Gallery showcases contemporary and traditional works of art by established and emerging visual artists. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Sheila Kernan, Robert Genn, Kimberly Kiel, Rick Bond, Angela Morgan and many more. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 an -5 pm. MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 info@www.mysteria.ca www.mysteria.ca Mysteria Gallery is an artist-owned venue for established and emerging local artists. Explore diverse media in a modern context. Experience fine art and fine jewelry in a fresh atmosphere. Mon to Sat noon - 5:30 pm or by appt. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 info@nouveaugallery.com www.nouveaugallery.com 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.

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Curator Jennifer Matotek reconsiders the formalist aesthetics of modernism, which influenced many Saskatchewan artists via the Emma Lake workshops. Who’s Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green? features work by female artists, who were largely excluded from the movement’s original discourse. Matotek’s focus is on recent work that engages minimalism or geometric abstraction with new conceptual, narrative or aesthetic twists. Artists include Krista Buecking, Arabella Campbell, Jessica Eaton, Marie Lannoo, Sarah Nasby, Sasha Pierce, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino, Celia Perrin Sidarous, Daniel Borins and Jennifer Marman. April 25 to June 20 at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina Sasha Pierce, Lake Superior Agate, 2012, oil on linen, 12” x 8”


SLATE FINE ART GALLERY 2078 Halifax St, Regina, SK S4P 1T7 T. 306-775-0300 slate@sasktel.net www.slategallery.com Located in Regina’s heritage neighbourhood, SLATE’s 2,000 sq. ft. gallery features works from iconic and compelling contemporary Canadian artists. SLATE owners, Gina Fafard & Kimberley Fyfe offer advice and support for new and experienced buyers; assistance with the acquisition and investment of artworks for private, corporate and public collections; and quality framing services. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TRADITIONS HAND CRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 traditions@sasktel.net www.traditionshandcraftgallery.ca Traditions features fine craft of over 100 Saskatchewan artisans in a full range of media: clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, jewellery and photography. Tues to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm. Follow them on Facebook. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St, Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 F. 306-522-5944 info@artgalleryofregina.ca www.artgalleryofregina.ca Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. Access via 15 Ave and McTavish St. Mon to Thur 1 pm - 5 pm and 6:30 pm - 9 pm. Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. DUNLOP ART GALLERY 2311 12 Ave, PO Box 2311, Regina, SK S4P 3Z5 T. 306-777-6040 F. 306-949-7264 dag@reginalibrary.ca www.dunlopartgallery.org The Dunlop Art Gallery informs the practices and understanding of visual art through activities including exhibitions, interpretive and public programs, research, publishing and collecting. A unit of the Regina Public Library, the gallery has two locations: within the RPL Central Library: and the RPL Sherwood Village Branch, 6121 Rochdale Blvd. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 9 pm, Fri 9:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1:30 pm - 5 pm. MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 mackenzie@uregina.ca www.mackenzieartgallery.sk.ca Excellent collection of art from historical to contemporary works by Canadian, American and international artists. Major touring exhibits. Gallery Shop, 175-seat Theatre, Learning Centre and Resource Centre. Corner of Albert St and 23rd Ave, SW corner of Wascana Centre. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Fri till 9 pm; Sun and hol noon - 5:30 pm.

ROCKGLEN Commercial Gallery NEIL JONES STUDIO GALLERY 1006 4 St N, PO Box 382, Rockglen, SK S0H 3R0 T. 306-535-9079 neiljones@sasktel.net www.neiljoneswildelifeartist.com Self-taught wildlife artist, Neil Jones opens his studio gallery to the public to view his own work and that of other Saskatchewan artists. Painting in oils, his finely-painted images are rich with colour and action, capturing his passion for his subjects. His works have been featured by Ducks Unlimited and are held in both public and private collections throughout North America. Commissions welcome. Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm (Summer); by appointment or by chance (Jan to May). SASKATOON

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Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 gallery@artplacement.com www.artplacement.com Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.

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COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 sales@collectorschoice.ca www.collectorschoice.ca Represents Saskatchewan and Canadian artists including Lou Chrones, Malaika Z Charbonneau, Julie Gutek, Cecelia Jurgens, Paul Jacoby, Valerie Munch, Jon Einnersen, Don Hefner, Reg Parsons, Bill Schwarz. The gallery offers a variety of contemporary paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oil, and mixed media and sculpture in bronze, stone and metal plus a collection of estate art. Tues - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 - 5 pm.

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DARRELL BELL GALLERY 405-105 21 St E, S askatoon, SK S7K 0B3 T. 306-955-5701 info@darrellbellgallery.com www.darrellbellgallery.com Exhibiting contemporary Canadian art with an emphasis on professional Saskatchewan artists, including David Alexander, Darrell Bell, Lee Brady, Megan Courtney Broner, Inger deCoursey, Kaija Sanelma Harris, Hans Herold, Ian Rawlinson and various Inuit artists. Media include painting, sculpture, textiles, jewellery, glass and ceramics. Rotating solo and group shows year-round. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.

The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art taps into current anxieties in Toxicity, bringing together work by 12 artists who explore issues that relate to biotechnology, biosecurity, biomedicine and biopolitics. Western Canadian artists in the show include David Khang, of Vancouver, as well as Aganetha Dyck and Reva Stone, both of Winnipeg. To Feb. 9 at the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg Elaine Whittaker, Contagion 1, 2013, Petri dish, digital print, agar and Halobacterium sp. NRC-1, 5.5” x 5.5” www.gallerieswest.ca

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PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE Public Gallery PORTAGE & DISTRICT ARTS CENTRE GALLERY & GIFT SHOP 11 2 St NE, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 T. 204-239-6029 pdac@mts.net www.portageartscentre.ca The gallery features a schedule of diverse exhibitions showcasing the works of local, regional and national artists. The gift shop offers art supplies as well as a mix of original art including pottery, stained glass, photography, wood turning, books and paintings by local and regional artists. Located within the William Glesby Centre. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. GREATER WINNIPEG

Tim Schouten displays paintings from The Spirit Lake Project, an ongoing conversation between six artists creating work related to the Spirit Lake Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Schouten uses photographs taken at Spirit Lake over the last three years as a starting point. Working on canvas with encaustic, he applies multiple layers of pigment mixed with hot wax, and then works back in with a propane torch and other tools. March 7 to March 31 at Gurevich Fine Art in Winnipeg Tim Schouten, Fort Totten State Historic Site (Spirit Lake), 2012-2013, encaustic on canvas, 54” x 66”

Public Galleries AFFINITY GALLERY - SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 F. 306-244-2711 saskcraftcouncil@sasktel.net www.saskcraftcouncil.org The only public Saskatchewan gallery dedicated to exhibiting fine craft through solo, group, juried, curated or touring shows. Up to eight dynamic and diverse exhibitions each year. Free admission. Mon to Sat 10 - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Remembrance Day). MENDEL ART GALLERY 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 mendel@mendel.ca www.mendel.ca Overlooking the South Saskatchewan River, the Mendel Art Gallery has been Saskatoon’s premier destination for contemporary and historical art since it opened in 1964. The Mendel has Saskatchewan’s largest permanent collection in the public trust, with more than 7,500 works. The gallery has four annual exhibition periods, and is open 9 am 9 pm daily except Christmas Day. Admission free. SWIFT CURRENT Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SWIFT CURRENT 411 Herbert St E, Swift Current, SK S9H 1M5 T. 306-778-2736 F. 306-773-8769 k.houghtaling@swiftcurrent.ca www.artgalleryofswiftcurrent.org AGSC is a public art gallery featuring exhibitions of regional, provincial, and national works of visual art. Contact the gallery to arrange guided tours. See something to think about — visit your public art gallery. Mon to Wed 1 - 5 pm and 7 - 9 pm, Thurs to Sun 1 - 5 pm. Closed between exhibitions, statutory holidays, and Sundays in Jul and Aug. Admission free. YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4

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Commercial Galleries BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 6-1170 Taylor Ave, Grant Park Festival, Winnipeg, MB R3M 3Z4 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1-800-822-5840 info@birchwoodartgallery.com www.birchwoodartgallery.com Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. They also provide conservation custom framing, art restoration and cleaning, and home and office art consultation. Original commissions available on request. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 6 pm, Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment. GROLLE FINE ART Studio 54 on the Mezzanine, Fort Garry Place, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J9 T. 204-505-5836 info@grollefineart.com grollefineart.com The gallery prides itself in presenting exhibitions of high-quality Canadian and international artworks -- specializing in 20th and 21st century expression-

ism and helping build collections. Consultations, appraisals, art submissions welcomed. Located in Fort Garry Place just off Broadway, minutes from The Forks and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Tues to Sat 9 am - 4 pm nd by appointment. GUREVICH FINE ART 200-62 Albert St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9 T. 204-488-0662 Toll Free: 1-888-488-0662 info@gurevichfineart.com www.gurevichfineart.com Gurevich Fine Art represents contemporary painting, photography, prints and sculpture. They provide art consulting and framing services. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs, Fri till 6 pm or by appointment. GUREVICH FINE ART @ MCNALLY ROBINSON 1120 Grant Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2A6 T. 204-475-0483 info@gfamcnally.ca www.gfamcnally.ca Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson is the culmination of art, intellect and culture. Specializing in smaller works by gifted artists, Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson curates a new exhibit each month. Mon to Sat, 9 am - 10 pm; Fri, Sat till 11 pm; Sun 10 am - 6 pm LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 info@lochgallery.com www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm.

T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 info@deangallery.ca www.deangallery.ca As the only professionally-operated public art gallery within a 150 km radius of Yorkton, the Dean curates, exhibits and promotes the work of local, provincial and national contemporary artists who address issues affecting the Yorkton region. 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 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 info@agsm.ca www.agsm.ca Tracing its roots back to 1890, the gallery’s mission is to lead in visual art production, presentation, promotion and education in western Manitoba. Its focus is on contemporary art while respecting local heritage and culture. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm (Sat closed Jul/ Aug). GIMLI Commercial Gallery MERMAID’S KISS GALLERY PO Box 509, 85 Fourth Ave, Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 T. 204-642-7453 lakemail@mts.net www.mermaidskissgallery.com Just an hour’s scenic drive north from Winnipeg the gallery presents an eclectic mix of original art in painting, pottery, photography, raku, fibre and jewellery. Established and emerging artists take their inspiration from the lake and surrounding areas. Also offering archival giclée printing, photo restoration, certified custom conservation framing. Mon, Thur to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.

Math + (a)rt brings together two subjects often viewed as opposites, demonstrating how mathematical concepts such as shape, dimension and symmetry are important to art. Featured are some 30 prints, paintings and sculptures from the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s permanent collection, with a particular focus on 20th-century experiments with geometric abstraction. Artists include Salvador Dali, Sol Le Witt and Kazuo Nakamura. To April 27 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Claude Tousignant, Accelerateur Chromatique, 1968, acrylic on canvas, 50” in diameter www.gallerieswest.ca


The Wilds brings together prints created by two biologists. Meagan Hainstock invites viewers to appreciate the striking appearance of insects such as flies, hornets and mosquitoes in woodcuts and mixedmedia pieces. Her husband, Stephen Peterson, creates woodcuts and lithographs that explore how animals blend into their environment. They both learned about printmaking from Hainstock’s father, Bob. March 30 to April 30 at the Wayne Arthur Gallery in Winnipeg Meagan Hainstock, Fly, 2013, woodcut and collage, 12.5” x 18”

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PULSE GALLERY 25 Forks Market Rd (Johnston Terminal), Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-957-7140 thepulsegallery@gmail.com www.pulsegallery.ca 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. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 www.waynearthurgallery.com Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of 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. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 info@woodlandsgallery.com www.woodlandsgallery.com Located among the boutiques and restaurants of Academy Road, Woodlands Gallery represents an engaging selection of contemporary works by emerging and established Canadian artists. In addition to original paintings, the gallery offers handmade jewellery, ceramics, blown glass and mono-

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prints as well as professional custom framing. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Galleries GWEN FOX GALLERY 101-250 Manitoba Ave, Selkirk, MB R1A 0Y5 T. 204-482-4359 gwenfoxg@shaw.ca www.gwenfoxgallery.com Built in 1907 and twice rescued from demolition, the ‘old Post Office’ is now the Selkirk Community Arts Centre and home to the Gwen Fox Gallery with over 100 members. The gallery exhibits the works of individual members monthly through the year with June and September reserved for member group shows. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm.

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Grollé Fine Art recently opened on Mezzanine level in Winnipeg's Fort Garry Place showing Canadian and International works. Public Galleries SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY 180 Dafoe Road, 255 ARTlab, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 mary.reid@ad.umanitoba.ca umanitoba.ca/schools/art/gallery.html Formerly Gallery One One One, the expanded School of Art Gallery exhibits and collects contemporary and historical art, maintaining, researching and developing collections in the School of 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. WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 communications@wag.ca www.wag.ca 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.

Up, 36” x 30”, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 2013

MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 bill@mayberryfineart.com www.mayberryfineart.com Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, Mayberry Fine Art represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Andrew Valko, and Robert Genn. With almost 40 years experience, the gallery also specializes in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. A second location was opened in Toronto in 2010. Regular exhibitions feature important early Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.

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SOCIETY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS Call for Elected Memberships, Submission Deadline: April 11, 2014, www.societyofcanadianartists.com 46th SCA National Juried Show, Sept 5-27, 2014<br> Salmon Arm Art Gallery, Salmon Arm, BC<br> 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.

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HAGIOS PRESS Box 33204 Cathedral PO, Regina, SK S4T 7X2 T. 306-522-5055 hagiospress@myaccess.ca www.hagiospress.com A regional publisher with a national reach, Hagios Press is an award-winning publisher of poetry, art books, short-fiction, and literary non-fiction, with a particular focus on books that advance a spiritual connection with the world. Recently surpassing fifty books published, the latest is “Robert David Symons, Countryman: Artist, Writer, Naturalist, Rancher” by Terry Fenton, a co-publication with the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY PRESS 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-3979 ucpmail@ucalgary.ca www.uofcpress.com The University of Calgary Press publishes peerreviewed books that explore a sense of place in western Canada and its impact on the world. Their “Art in Profile” series showcases the contributions of Canadian artists and architects whose innovative and creative imaginations make a difference - and make us think.

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GETTING WATER FOR HIS MOTHER; 1975 acryiic on canvas, 18 x 24 in. ƐƟŵĂƚĞ͗Ϯ͕ϱϬϬͲϯ͕ϱϬϬ Sold for $ 4,600 Fall 2013

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BACK ROOM

JACK SHADBOLT

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Jack Shadbolt, Tree of Life, 1987, acrylic on wood, 28.5’ x 17.5’

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ree of Life is nothing if not exuberant, with its multiple facets of energetic colour cobbled together like a jigsaw puzzle on acid. It’s huge and abstract, spanning some two storeys with a theatrical flair that’s particularly apt for a piece originally commissioned for the Cineplex Odeon art collection. Viewers at its new home in the Reichwald Health Sciences Centre on the Kelowna campus of the University of British Columbia can appreciate the link between its surreal jungle of organic forms and the titular allusion to foundational stories of myth and religion. Indeed, Jack Shadbolt once said the piece represented the “irrepressible force of natural growth.” The mural was painted on wood and built in a series of layers, some up to four inches thick, says Susan Belton, the curator of the campus art collection. Unveiled in 1987 by Toronto entertainment producer Garth Drabinsky, it was an impressive accomplishment for Shadbolt, then 78. “It is just so massive,” says Belton. “Your response is demanded. But it is also so lively and colourful, one must fall in love. Art often draws opinions and criticism, but this work seems to touch everyone who sees it.” The story behind the move is interesting. Stew Turcotte, the owner of Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, heard from a Vancouver art dealer that the Granville Street cinema building where Tree of Life had been displayed for more than two decades, might be sold or even demolished. Eventually, a wall at the Okanagan campus large enough to accommodate the piece was found, along with a benefactor – Luigi Rossi, a doctor from Smithers, B.C., who graduated from UBC in 1981. “If this had gone into storage for 10 or 15 years, it would have been ruined,” says Turcotte. “It just wouldn’t have been looked after. So this way, we saved it.” Shadbolt himself needs little introduction. One of British Columbia’s leading artists, he had some 70 solo exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, and the National Gallery in Ottawa. He represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in 1956, and his many subsequent honours included the Order of Canada in 1972. — Portia Priegert

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Images from Top to Bottom, Left to Right: A.Y. Jackson, Edwin Holgate, Paul Peel, Maxwell Bates, David Milne, J.E.H. MacDonald

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Vol 13 No 1 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada

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