ON THE ROAD
DAVID THAUBERGER & OTHER DIVERSIONS
CUT & PASTE CULTURE
COMING OF AGE
ROY AND HARRY KIYOOKA
AFTER THE MELTDOWN
DAVID MCMILLAN’S NUCLEAR EXPOSURES
FEATURED ARTISTS MATT GOULD, LAWREN HARRIS, CATHERINE M. STEWART
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C O N T E N T S Summer 2014 Vol. 13 No. 2
Nothing is sacred when artists blend popular culture, street art and dumpster-dive readymades with traditional media and techniques.
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Chernobyl Exposed Winnipeg photographer David McMillan’s ongoing project explores how nature reclaims land poisoned by nuclear disaster.
A major retrospective by this popular Saskatchewan artist opens its national tour at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon.
Back Room An early painting by Lawren Harris surfaces in an unlikely place.
Previews Pim Sekeris; Saskia Jetten; Chris Dikeakos; Andrzej Maciejewski; Douglas Coupland; Val Nelson; Andra Ghecevici; Tyler Los-Jones; Indigenous Ingenuity; Artist Ranch Project; Lyle Pisio; James Agrell Smith; Tony Baker; Herb Sellin; Mary Pratt; Tragedy Plus Time; Art of the Book; Douglas Bentham; Cliff Eyland; Andrew Lodwick; Véronique La Perrière M.
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FROM THE EDITOR Awards are a mainstay of the Canadian art scene – and so too the magazine industry. Galleries West owner Tom Tait was honoured recently by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association with its annual Achievement in Publishing award. The magazine also picked up a silver prize for Digital Presence and was a finalist in the Profile category for its cover story last summer on Alberta artist Lyndal Osborne. This issue seemed like a good time to take stock. When you have a
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staff of one – yourself – editorial meetings are a breeze. But it can be challenging to bounce around ideas. That means I need to think especially hard about what is in the magazine. For instance, it seemed a good time to do a cover feature on an artist with a thriving commercial practice. With six galleries representing his work, David Thauberger is just that, and his major retrospective exhibition, Road Trips and Other Diversions, which will travel to public galleries across Canada, also allowed the magazine to give a Saskatchewan artist prominent coverage. Often, in setting out on a path, we take a few twists and turns, ending up somewhere we didn’t expect. One thing that struck me as this issue’s text and images came together, was the lack of human presence in
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much of the featured art. Thauberger rarely includes people in his paintings and another article on Winnipeg’s David McMillan, who photographs the so-called exclusion zone around the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine, is also devoid of people. Thank goodness for Tim Okamura. His eye-catching painting of two female boxers illustrates our feature on mash-up culture, in Okamura’s case, an edgy blend of portraiture and street art. I hope you enjoy this issue. And do let me know if I’m overlooking something you think we should be featuring.
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NEWS IN THE VISUAL ARTS ARTISTS – AND GRIZZLIES – IN RESIDENCE ON THE GOLD-RUSH TRAIL
Artist Kara Sievewright
ara Sievewright expected solitude, gold-rush history and the odd grizzly during her two-week artist residency on the Chilkoot Trail. But she also encountered air-raid sirens, circus acrobats and a teeming social scene. “I thought I’d be inspired by nature and natural history,” says Sievewright, an illustrator based on Haida Gwaii, off the northern coast of British Columbia. “But I ended up spending a lot of time in camp sharing stories.” Some 2,300 people hike the 53-kilometre trail each year, following the footsteps of the Klondike stampeders – gold-hungry men and women who hauled flour, axes, the family cat and even pianos over the pass from the port of Skagway, Alaska, to the now-abandoned town of Bennett, B.C., en route to the Yukon goldfields. More than a century later, artists are making the same arduous trek thanks to an unusual collaboration between Parks Canada and the U.S. National Parks Service. Each summer, their joint residency program invites three artists – a Canadian, an American and someone from Yukon or Alaska – to work along the historic trail. “We try to get a rounded mix of artists with varied mediums,” says Mary Bradshaw, who manages submissions. “But we also want to make sure the artists are capable of hiking the trail.” Last August, Sievewright met vacationing Cirque du soleil
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acrobats hiking in space-age spandex, First Nation families that have trapped in the area for generations, and a militant diabetic dad whose penchant for wilderness adventures gone wrong made him a prime subject for her Chilkoot Comics, a graphic tale that explores myths and stories of the North. While Sievewright gathered yarns and dodged grizzlies that triggered air-raid sirens when they ambled into camp, fellow participants Cassandra Loomis, a Colorado watercolour artist, and Yukon painter Nicole Bauberger worked farther afield on more traditional landscapes stained by the odd splash of blackfly blood. This summer, Winnipeg-born artist Andreas Rutkaukas and Montreal photographer Jessica Auer will collaborate on the trail, with Rutkaukas asking hikers to draw maps of their experiences while Auer takes their portraits using a gold-rush era camera. Selfdescribed “adventure artist” Steve Snell also hopes to find inspiration interacting with hikers. “I want other people’s perspectives to shape my creative experience,” says Snell, a Nebraska video artist. He knows grizzlies may also influence his work and has mounted a miniature video camera on his walking stick, just in case. “I’m prepared to make the most of it visually,” he says. “But I’ll be scared.” — Genesee Keevil www.gallerieswest.ca
PHOTO: GENESEE KEEVIL
on the Chilkoot Trail
Third Vancouver Biennale attracts famous artists Open Borders / Crossroads, the third incarnation of Vancouver’s biennale, includes outdoor installations by international artists such as Ai Weiwei, Jonathan Borofsky and Andy Goldsworthy. Some 20 public art sculptures are being installed in parks and open spaces throughout the region this summer. New features include an international pavilion, a documentary film program and an international residency for artists. For information, go to vancouverbiennale.com. Vancouver-based artist Jayce Salloum among GG winners Vancouver artist Jayce Salloum, whose videos, installations and photographs ask challenging questions and encourage viewers to reconsider their assumptions José Resende, New Westminster Shipping Containers, 2014, shipping containers and cables, artist rendering of proposed installation
Jayce Salloum honoured for art that asks challenging questions
NICOLE ST-PIERRE Nature morte au poissons, acrylic on canvas, 20x20in
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about the world, is among the eight winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Salloum was cited for work that “reaches out to viewers through moments of beauty and complexity, political engagement and encounter.” Other winners include Toronto sculptor Kim Adams, Nova Scotia weaver Sandra Brownlee, Toronto multidisciplinary artist Max Dean, Montreal performance and installation artist Raymond Gervais, Montreal photographer Angela Grauerholz, Ottawa curator Brydon Smith and Ottawa painter Carol Wainio. A selection of the artists’ work is showing at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa until July 6.
ROGER RICARD Champ de Marguerite, oil on canvas, 36x36in
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MODERNIST ARTIST REMEMBERED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE
FINE LINES: DRAWINGS FROM THE NICKLE COLLECTION AND THE MACKIE DONATION 16 MAY – 23 AUGUST 2014 Organized from the collection of Nickle Galleries, curated by Christine Sowiak
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hen Dr. Van Christou, a member of the University of Lethbridge’s board, visited Expo 67 in Montreal, seeking a bold artistic statement to complement the audacious architectural vision of Arthur Erickson, one sculpture commanded his attention – Sorel Etrog’s Moses. Located near the American pavilion, Moses stood some 17 feet tall and weighed almost two tons. Cast in bronze, its mass and strength immediately impressed Christou. With thoughts of Erickson’s iconic design for University Hall on the fledgling campus, he felt he had a fit. “People used to gather around it when it was out in the open, it has that kind of presence,” says Christou. “It is a very powerful piece. If you walk around it, it really does something to you, it’s very strong.” Etrog, who died this year at 80, was a giant of Canadian modernism. A Romanian Jew, he survived the Second World War and immigrated with his family to Israel in 1954. He studied art and held his first show in Tel Aviv in 1958, which led to a scholarship at the Brooklyn Museum. After a short stay in New York, he visited Toronto
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Art Calgary, the Art Gallery of Calgary and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art amalgamated in January. Audain Prize to Vancouver photographer Fred Herzog Fred Herzog, active in the Vancouver art scene for almost 50 years, has received the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. Herzog emigrated from
Germany in 1952 and began photographing the city. The Vancovuer Art Gallery organized a major retrospective of his work in 2007. Meanwhile, Skeena Reece and Mina Totino picked up VIVA BGL, Rapides et dangereux, 2005, motorcycle and video documentary on digital video disk (DVD), 7:36 min. Purchased 2007 National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
Thursday, May 22, 5:00 – 8:00 pm Admission is Free, Everyone is Welcome NICKLE GALLERIES Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary 410 University Court NW, Calgary AB, T2N 1N4 Contact MUSEO at (403) 210–6201 for more information
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FIRST IMPRESSIONS at the behest of Samuel Zacks, a Toronto collector and patron. Etrog spent the rest of his life in Toronto, where his public sculptures dot the streets. In 1968, he designed the Etrog, later renamed the Genie, to honour Canadian film excellence. Moses remains a fine example of Etrog’s work and the university’s art collection now numbers more than 13,000 pieces. “Getting Moses allowed me to talk the other members of the board into spending money to start the art collection,” says Christou. “It was a tough time and money was scarce, but that’s where it all started.” — Trevor Kenney Sorel Etrog, Moses, 1967,
LEFT: PHOTO © NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA . ABOVE: UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART COLLECTION, GIFT OF THE HOUSE OF SEAGRAM
bronze, 17.7’ x 5.2’ x 3.1’
Awards from the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation. Reece, a Tsimshian/Gitksan and Cree artist, has a multidisciplinary practice that considers race, culture and political landscapes. Totino, an Ontario-born painter, has exhibited widely, including the 1985 Young Romantics show at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Quebec collective BGL to represent Canada in Venice The Quebec artists’ collective BGL, composed of Jasmin Bilodeau, Sébastien Giguère and Nicolas Laverdière, will represent Canada at next year’s Venice Biennale. The collective is known for ambitious sculptures and mixedmedia installations that have drawn critical interest over the last decade. BGL was chosen by a national selection committee and will work with curator Marie Fraser, a professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal. “We take genuine pleasure in breaking out of the traditional framework in which art is experiwww.gallerieswest.ca
enced in order to bring the human being and art closer together and to give the alert, unsettled spectator a physical and active experience,” says BGL. Winnipeg Art Gallery searches for possible Nazi connections The Winnipeg Art Gallery is one of six galleries participating in a project to research the provenance of art that might have been looted by the Nazis. The project, coordinated by the Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization, is looking at paintings with incomplete provenances between 1933 and 1945. Director Stephen Borys says to the best of his knowledge none of the work in the Winnipeg gallery’s collection was looted, but new government funding is allowing more research. Ownership histories of older works are often incomplete, particularly during periods of political upheaval. Researchers will look for clues, such as labels or inscriptions Continued on page 15
BEAT N ATION
ART, HIP HOP AND ABORIGINAL CULTURE J ULY 5, 2014 SEPT 7, 2014 Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and based on an initiative of grunt gallery. Beat Nation is co-curated by Kathleen Ritter, Associate Curator (former), Vancouver Art Gallery and Tania Willard, a Secwepemc artist, designer and curator.
Skeena Reece, Raven: On the Colonial Fleet, 2010, performance regalia Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Sebastien Kriete
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ARTBooks Looking Up: Contemporary Connections with Inuit Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Marion Nicoll: Silence and Alchemy, University of Calgary Press
Paul Butler’s first exhibition as curator of contemporary art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery explored an intriguing question: What impact did the gallery’s renowned Inuit collection have on the work of Winnipeg artists? Butler selected eight Manitoba artists – including such notables as Michael Dumontier, Neil Farber and Aganetha Dyck – who then chose work by 20 Inuit artists from the permanent collection. The resulting visual dialogues are engaging, as is the e-mail conversation reproduced in this exhibition catalogue. The southern artists collectively grapple with issues related to voice, representation, mythology, market forces and more. What’s most apparent is the respect and fascination of these artists, some of whom first saw the Inuit collection as children. Butler, at one point, goes as far as describing the project as “a type of fanzine.” Artist Krisjanis KaktinsGorsline suggests the Inuit art collection illustrates the country’s “beguiling cultural matrix” and the “historical mangle” that resulted in the Canada we know today.
The Marion Nicoll retrospective last year in the Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary is one of a spate of recent exhibitions that has reconsidered the modernist history of Western Canada. Nicoll, of course, was one of the earliest abstract painters in a province that, as curator Christine Sowiak observes, was late to accept modernist art. That Nicoll faced considerable odds – from frail health to the bias against women artists all too common in her lifetime – makes her achievements all the more remarkable. Nicoll, who lived from 1909 to 1985, was the first full-time female instructor at what’s now the Alberta College of Art and Design. The exhibition catalogue, with essays by Ann Davis, the gallery’s former director, and art historians Elizabeth Herbert and Jennifer Salahub, looks at everything from the spiritual underpinnings of abstract art and Nicoll’s close ties with New York’s arts community to the regional context of her production and its links with craft. Taken together, the essays provide a rounded portrait an artist who seems particularly emblematic of her era.
The Grande Dames of the Cariboo, Julie Fowler, Caitlin Press Julie Fowler knows about frontiers. As director of Island Mountain Arts, an artist-run centre in the former gold town of Wells, B.C., she understands the challenges of nurturing an arts community in a remote region. So when Fowler needed a topic for her master’s degree at UBC, she decided to stick close to home and write about two artists, Sonia Cornwall and her mother, Vivien Cowan, who also knew something about making art and building community in the ranch country of the Cariboo. Fowler deviates from a standard art historical approach, opting instead for a book of creative non-fiction that blends historical fact, biographical detail and imaginative speculation. Her tale of how she researches the lives of two “grande dames” she has never met serves as the book’s structural underpinning. Fowler’s matter-of-fact descriptions of her own experiences and how she came to understand another era are strengths of a project that, despite the odd awkward moment, adds to the cultural portrait of a region on the art world’s geographic fringes. 12 Galleries West Summer 2014
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IN MY OPINION Many of our public art treasures – and the histories they reveal – are shelved, locked away, abandoned By Jeffrey Spalding
t may be a Canadian delusion, but this has seemed a particularly long and dreary winter. I, for one, am suffering the serious effects of cabin fever. I’ve been hunkered down and just have not been out and about seeing as much art as is my norm. So I found myself especially disappointed that conditions would not allow me to travel to the Lawren Harris exhibition organized this past spring by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Nor would I be on hand to hear the presentation by its exemplary and knowledgeable curator, Ian Thom. Nevertheless, huge kudos to the gallery for bringing this remarkable event together. Why am I so glum? True enough, Harris is one of my most cherished artists. But it’s not as if I haven’t seen a Harris first-hand before. I suppose it struck me this time just how infrequent these major art historical events have become in Western Canada. Some 137 works strong, this exhibition surveyed Harris’ remarkable inventive odyssey. It was on view a mere two months and then gone; I don’t believe the show is planned to travel. Then, it doubly hit me – 82 of the exhibition’s works are in the gallery’s own collection. You’re kidding, right? We own this fabulous resource but, customarily, it’s benched? Not available for view? Harris was the foundation upon which art in modern Vancouver was built. The experiential, intellectual and spiritual values of these formally progressive works informed and inspired generations of Vancouver artists. They had this impact because they were readily available for people to encounter. Where does one go now in Western Canada to see a work by the West Coast’s most influential post-Second World War artist, Lawren Harris? I was heartened to see a couple of other exhibitions on the forthcoming VAG schedule that explore its rich collection. That’s highly commendable. Yet, to me, it’s not nearly enough, and, frankly, I don’t understand it. I suppose I am lamenting that many of my most beloved institutions have changed and left my interests behind. Don’t new generations of art admirers deserve an opportunity to see this important history? Or, perhaps, it’s just me? The Vancouver Art Gallery, for example, used to dedicate a couple of floors to a historical overview from its stellar collection, offering a decade-by-decade ramble through the art of our time. Through these presentations, I learned about, and grew to admire, the art of B.C. Binning, Jack Shadboldt, Gathie Falk, Ann Kipling
and Fred Varley, as well as the phenomenal national and international contemporary collections amassed by Vancouver’s Ron Longstaffe and other collectors. What I also witnessed was the visual thinking of outstanding and dedicated curators whose remarkable connoisseurship crafted these interweavings of themes, thoughts and times. By and large, these individuals are all but gone from the staffs of art museums in Western Canada. The profession has moved on to explore temporary exhibitions and other priorities. This is nowhere as acute as in Alberta. Practically all the major public collections are either shelved entirely or underutilized. In Edmonton, the Art Gallery of Alberta collection resides in an offsite storage facility, and the 13,000 works held by the University of Lethbridge remain inaccessible, as do the superlative resources at the Banff Centre, the University of Calgary, the Alberta College of Art and Design, the Buchanan collection in Lethbridge, and more. The best bet for those hungry for knowledge about our recent past rests with visits to commercial galleries. How – and when – did this happen? When did we decide that we don’t value seeing the art of history? Who decided that museums should de-emphasize services offered through public collections? That many of our greatest treasures should be locked away? Yet, within all this, two bright spots appear. Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery announced recently that it is rebranding as the Remai Modern, embracing an ambition to present art of the modern era, reaching back to the 19th century. Presumably, the gallery will showcase and interpret with pride its newly acquired Picasso print collection within the context of the Mendel’s fine collection. In Calgary, the Glenbow has also unveiled a plan to fully embrace art by acknowledging its vast 33,000-work art collection as central to its programs. It remains to be seen, though, if either institution will attract key art historical leaders, of the likes of Ian Thom, to guide growth and presentations. But following a dark, dismal winter, this news offers a glimmer of light. It is faint, and yet to be delivered, but I’ll be hoping and cheering them on.
I suppose I am lamenting that many of my most beloved institutions have changed and left my interests behind.
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Jeffrey Spalding, artistic director and chief curator of Contemporary Calgary, is an artist, a curator and a member of the Order of Canada. He has worked as a museum director and is past-president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. www.gallerieswest.ca
Continued from page 11 on the back of paintings, and examine old auction catalogues, dealer records, archival photographs and family papers. Master carvers meet this summer in Whitehorse Pacific Northwest master carvers will explore indigenous traditions and innovations as part of the Adäka Cultural Festival this summer in Whitehorse. A special week-long project, Journey with Our Hearts and Hands, features carvers such as Keith Wolfe Smarch (Carcross Tagish First Nation), Ken Anderson (Teslin Tlingit Council) and Eugene Alfred (Selkirk First Nation). Discussion topics include the role of artists in communities, the art market and how to push artistic boundaries. The festival, which celebrates aboriginal culture, runs from June 27 to July 3. Go to adakafestival.ca for information. Passings Three important Canadian artists – Norman Yates, John Koerner and Molly Lamb Bobak – died recently. Yates, who taught art at the University of Alberta for 33 years, sought to capture the spirit and energy of the Canadian landscape in panoramic abstract and semiabstract canvases. Koerner, who was based in Vancouver, believed art was a spiritual quest and decided early in his career that his work would “celebrate all positive values.” Bobak, the first woman www.gallerieswest.ca
Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, Rozinante, 2013, fir veneer and resin, 3.5’ x 15’ x 3.5’
to serve as an official war artist, continued painting until her eyesight failed at age 84. For more on their lives, go to gallerieswest. ca and click on Artists. And the winner is … ■ The artistic team of artist Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, can raise a glass – they’ve been awarded the 2014 Canadian Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize and will work at the company’s distillery in the Scottish Highlands for three months. ■ Calgary artist Chris Cran has received a Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Award, which includes $5,000 cash and a residency at the Banff Centre. People on the move … ■ Suzanne Greening has been
appointed director of the Audain Art Museum, expected to open next year in Whistler, B.C. ■ Jen Mizuik is the new director of visual and digital arts at the Banff Centre. She has worked at Experimenta Media Arts in Melbourne and the Art Gallery of Calgary. ■ Tyler Russell, the founder of North Vancouver’s Café for Contemporary Art, has been named executive director and curator at Centre A in Vancouver. ■ Tarin Hughes is the new executive director of aka, an artist-run centre in Saskatoon.
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ASA Gallery at the Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Ave NW, Edmonton AB April 1 - May 18, 2014
Exploring Saturation: colour
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CATHERINE M. STEWART
Catherine M. Stewart, Indian Pitta Wing and Teal Taffeta Gown (c. 1930-32), 2012-2013, archival metallic prints mounted on aluminum, 24” x 24” each
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BRITISH COLUMBIA: Invoking Venus, May 3 to May 24, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver
The slither of silk, the flash of vermilion, the glitter of glass beads – we experience the sensual potential of fashion and its importance in mating rituals every time we step into a nightclub or flip through Vogue. Catherine M. Stewart’s show, Invoking Venus, reminds us that the displays of beauty inherent in pair bonding in the natural world, most notably among birds, are not so different from the loveliness created with needle and thread. She juxtaposes the natural – Darwin’s “endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful” – with the manufactured, exploring the seductive qualities of the physical world in photo-based diptychs and triptychs. By teaming extreme close-ups of bird plumage with similar images of vintage garments, Invoking Venus engages viewers with scientific and historical inclinations as well as those who simply revel in colour, texture and pattern. Stewart borrowed study skins of birds from the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, which houses the University of British Columbia’s biological collections. The clothing came from the private collections of Vancouver fashion historians Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke. In Snowy Owl and Off-white Beaded Gown, for instance, the enlarged lines of vanes and barbs reveal the complex structure of the owl’s feathers – graphic and textural qualities echoed in a French satin evening dress from the 1920s embroidered with opalescent beads. Stewart lays specimens and clothing on a flatbed scanner to produce close-up digital images with the sharp detail and intense colour that makes viewing this work so enjoyable. The fact the images are printed on metallic paper also helps. The iridescent wing of an Indian pitta dazzles the eye, especially when juxtaposed with a teal taffeta gown from Austria. Stewart occasionally adjusts garment colour digitally, but never touches up the birds. “I wanted to try and stay true to nature,” she says. “Whereas a dress is human-made, so I felt a little more comfortable tweaking it to match the birds.” Some works emphasize pattern affinities. One pairing features a 1950s Balenciaga bubble skirt with warp-printed polka-dots that echo the black-and-white patches on a loon. Stewart, who has a bachelor’s degree in science and a master’s degree in fine arts, has combined her dual interests over the last decade to explore the visual language of science. She has exhibited at such eminent facilities as the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Britain as well as the Beaty Biodiversity Museum. – Maureen Latta www.gallerieswest.ca
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Sheridan Ledger Drawing, Southern Cheyenne, ca. 1870 Coloured pencil and graphite on lined paper 13.3 cm (H) x 29.8 cm (L)
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MATT GOULD ALBERTA: Totems of the Masculine, Aug. 2 to Sept. 16, Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton
Exploring the concept of manhood, 57-year-old textile artist Matt Gould did a direct and clever thing: he asked other men in central Alberta what they thought made a man. The Red Deer teacher’s “deeply unscientific” questionnaire ranged from generalities to the ultra-personal, such as asking the 15 subjects – young and old, gay and straight – to define their greatest fear and answer questions like: “Who is your hero?” Gould then sketched the men and traced those images on rice paper, asking each participant to add words, images or anything else that came to mind. “They returned their homework to me,” he says. “And I would create these ‘art-cheological’ – if you will – artifacts.” The resulting symbolic, faux-historical pieces in Totems of the Masculine are striking, informative and, perhaps most importantly, deeply collaborative. They are unified aesthetically by Gould’s materials – industrial wool and scissor-sculpted leather – and displayed on stands built from plywood and rebar. Words and images were embossed on the dampened hide and thread was stitched through punched holes. The process was rough and masculine, down to the left-handed artist drawing with his right hand, extracting “a wonderful disregard to the spatial.” Gould says he has always felt disconnected from two typical topics of male conversation – cars and girls – but nevertheless wanted to belong. “No one ever tried to un-left hand me and none of my family ever tried to un-gay me,” he says. “I’ve always wanted to look at men as tribe and as a clan, but always felt sub-par.” By doing this project, Gould discovered he was less of a misfit than he thought. His poll reminded him not all men head into the woods to kill their supper and he isn’t alone in picking up the phone, rather than a hammer, when faced with a domestic emergency. Once a dedicated painter, Gould’s practice shifted radically when he was a youth coordinator on a cruise ship. Seeking artistic activities for his charges, he discovered Tlingit button blankets in Ketchikan, Alaska. To his surprise, his work became more conceptual as it crossed the philosophical boundary between art and craft. This show, successfully and unquestionably, is both. The works contain diverse cultural references – John Wayne, Olympic hockey, French-Canadian strongman Louis Cyr, Russian nesting dolls and Batman – as well as notions of virility and emotions like envy and rage. They are also informed by the art of the Mende people of Sierra Leone, who make a carving only after its owner has a vision. Once completed, the owner carries it for life as protection. Gould’s totems feel reverent and look holy. “The idea of connecting to some kind of spirituality, some kind of base, almost feels like an oasis,” he says. “I long for that perceived peace.” – Fish Griwkowsky ABOVE: cb – sporty but responsible, 2013, vegetable-dyed leather, industrial wool felt and cotton thread, 37” x 20” RIGHT: cw – “Daisy, Daisy….”, 2013-2014, vegetable-dyed leather and industrial wool felt, 28” x 15” FAR RIGHT: dm – namaste, eh., 2014, vegetable-dyed leather and
PHOTOS: KARLI KENDALL
industrial wool felt, 33” x 17”
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Rocky Roamings Robert Sinclair RCA + Joel Sinclair recent watercolours September 14 – October 5 Reception, September 27, noon to 5 pm includes drop-in drawing workshops with the artists Part of Culture Days Robert Sinclair RCA, Light Flash (Mountain Memory) 2014, watercolour/paper, 15” x 11”
In November – The Makings V – ceramic exhibition
Joel Sinclair, Hiding Between (Sinking Sunset Series) 2014, watercolour/paper, 16” x 12”
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“SEASONS” Opening Saturday, May 10 at 6:00 pm. Artists in attendance.
Swimming Pool, 20” X 24”
Dahlia III, 36” X 36”
Shoreline Blues, 40” X 30”
Radiant Reds, 48” X 36”
Garden Chairs, 11” X 14”
Sunday at the Polders, 24” X 30”
Group Show • May 10 - 31, 2014
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CRITICAL ANALYSIS FROM THE WEST
Kimsooja, Unfolding, Vancouver Art Gallery, Oct. 11 to Jan. 26
Kimsooja, Bottari Truck, 2013, with Cities on the Move – 2727 Kilo-
Korean artist Kimsooja has become an impressive international presence with work that uses fabric and sewing as metaphors for the human experience. As this 30-year retrospective ably demonstrates, her involvement with the material and the immaterial via installation, performance and video is interwoven with themes related to place, memory and identity. While her approaches vary, the exhibition has remarkable cohesion, allowing visitors to follow thematic threads from room to room through an entire floor of the gallery. Kimsooja, who says she uses her one-word name as a refusal of gender identity, marital status and other forms of cultural identity, trained as a painter in Seoul. Early work on view – particularly scraps of fabric stitched together as wall hangings – seems to engage the formal concerns of painting. But her interests expanded as she moved off the wall to begin wrapping objects as varied as garden tools and stools in strips of colourful cloth. A key development – her exploration of bottari, bundles of domestic goods wrapped in sheets of traditional Korean fabric – helped bring Kimsooja to Western attention during a residency in New York in the early 1990s. An installation created for this exhibition, Bottari Truck, shows the bundles piled high in the back of a vintage pick-up. An accompanying video projection documents her 11-day journey through the Korean coun-
meter Bottari Truck, 1997, truck, used clothing, Korean bedcovers and
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tryside in 1997, perched atop bottari in a similar vehicle. She is shot from the rear, sitting still and erect. A lone woman clad in an austere outfit, her hair clasped in a simple ponytail, she becomes a metaphorical embodiment of human passage through time and space. Kimsooja’s A Needle Woman project is among her most memorable work. On the busy streets of different cities – places as varied as Shanghai, New York and Cairo – she meditates with her back to the camera as throngs of people surge past, becoming a single and anonymous point of stillness amid the visual cacophony. The eight-channel video installation presented here is particularly effective. With two projections on each wall, it’s hard not to feel at the eye of a storm as one’s peripheral vision is distracted by endless movement that creates a subtle sense of anxiety. The show includes numerous other pieces – one favourite is a mandalalike wall work that combines the sound of Buddhist chants with the visual iconography of a jukebox. It echoes the broader shifts between stillness and movement in an exhibition that thoughtfully weaves through some of the most vital themes of our globalized era. – Portia Priegert www.gallerieswest.ca
PHOTO: RACHEL TOPHAM, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
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HER STORY Vancouver June 14 – 28, 2014
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Tim Okamura, The Pregnant Soldier, 2013, Oil, paint marker on wood panel, 48”x 36”
Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery MAY 24–AUGUST 24, 2014
Bee Kingdom: Iconoclasts in Glass JUNE 7–AUGUST 24, 2014
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REVIEWS Made in Calgary: The 1990s, Glenbow Museum in collaboration with Contemporary Calgary, Feb. 5 to May 4
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Don McCullin, Shell-shocked US Marine awaits evacuation, Tet Offensive, Hué, South Vietnam, February 1968, gelatin silver print
Don McCullin, A Retrospective, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Oct. 29 to Jan. 12
The beauty of a retrospective is that it can give a fuller picture of the artist, rather than merely showing a particular stage of artistic development. Organized by Ann Thomas, photography curator at the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition’s 130 or so gelatin silver prints tell profound stories of many of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones: Ethiopia, Biafra, Congo, Cambodia, Vietnam and Cyprus. But they also tell the story of Don McCullin, the British photojournalist who made them. Here is a rare individual, a man who chose to spend more than 50 years documenting conflict, seeking a more intimate picture of suffering than most in his line of work. He said he would not do what he called a despicable thing, stealing a shot from the safety of a car, but instead resolved to get close to his subjects – “not even a foot or an inch away.” It’s little wonder then that McCullin’s photographs were widely published in major newspapers and magazines, including the Observer, the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. Viewing his work is unsettling, but necessary. There’s horror and sadness when looking at a Palestinian family fleeing a massacre, or a kneeling Vietnamese civilian being tormented by three American marines. Particularly harrowing is a series from Biafra, where McCullin walked into a school and found 800 starving children “standing on their dying legs.” Still, after reaction comes a fuller appreciation. The power of the photographs also lies in their skilful compositions and rich tonalities. McCullin prints his images a little on the dark side, so ethereal elements like cloud, fog and smoke take on real presence, becoming as corporeal as any huwww.gallerieswest.ca
LEFT ABOVE: © DON MCCULLIN / CONTACT PRESS IMAGES. LEFT: COLLECTION OF THE ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
Rubber bugs, linoleum, dinner plates and rose petals are but a small selection of the interesting materials you will find in the art that graces Made in Calgary: The 1990s, the fourth of a five-part series that highlights the exciting things Calgary artists have produced over the last five decades. Guest curator Nancy Tousley brings the 20th century to a captivating close with over 100 works by 55 artists – Rita McKeough, Chris Cran, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Laura Vickerson, Walter May and M.N. Hutchinson, among many others. It is a bold and ambitious survey of the decade. Invention, humour, multiplicity and an expanded sense of the possibilities of art making are the hallmarks of work ranging from painting to installation, and everything in-between. The exhibition reveals an art community coming of age, transitioning out of old traditions, and embracing new materials, concepts and processes. All the works are rich in colour and texture, with a focus on unexpected materials and merging between media (e.g. video and textiles or painting and sculpture). Humour permeates the show – a characteristic common to Calgary artists. John Will’s work covers two full walls – his 200 small paintings form one piece. Many of the painted squares name or caricature artists or colleagues, evoking a sense of community. Will shares the space with Sisters, by Faye Heavyshield, a circle of ivory-coloured highheel shoes with cloven toes that point outwards. Natural or muted materials like metal and gesso are set in contrast to intensely coloured pieces. Shelley Ouellet’s sculptural work, Entomology, is a large suspended ‘digitized’ bug made entirely of little rubber bugs that shimmer with absurd colour. Directly across from her piece are the richly symbolic and intimate charcoal drawings of Carol Taylor-Lindoe. In addition to various installations and sculptural pieces, the show explores the ways in which painting was expanding (or even exploding) with works such as David Garneau’s comic-book style How the West Was Won and Wayne Giles’ Mondrian’s Cat, a wall-size multiple based on paint by numbers. Made in Calgary: The 1990s is a highly engaging exhibition that serves up a kaleidoscope of painting, sculpture, installation and video art, providing an impressive snapshot of the diverse themes and materials explored by artists. Each exhibition space contains just the right amount of work, with adept shifts between bright colours, textures, humour and quiet contemplation. Tousley has put together a remarkable survey that simmers with the excitement of Jeff de Boer, French Tournament a time when Calgary artists were Cat, 1997, nickel plate, steel, focused on redefining their art sterling silver, brass, wood and and the city’s role in the global art painted wood, 22.4” x 28” x 11.8” scene. – Lissa Robinson
March 29-August 17, 2014 This exhibition is guest-curated by Ruth Burns and Mary-Beth Laviolette and produced with the assistance of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. It is presented with the support of ATB Financial as part of the ATB Alberta Masters exhibition series.
Also on view
Byron Harmon, Columbia Icefield trip, on Saskatchewan Glacier (detail), 1924. Byron Harmon fonds, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, V263 / NA - 2290
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REVIEWS man subject. His artistic choices bring to mind a statement by American photographer Dorothea Lange. “There is no real warfare between the artist and the documentary photographer,” she said. “He has to be both.” Walking through the exhibition, past conflict after conflict, one can’t help but feel an awareness of the man behind the camera and wonder about the resolve it must have taken to insert himself repeatedly into violence, as a way of life, and how this may have shaped or damaged him. The exhibition’s final series contains the late-career landscapes McCullin made as a way of forgetting war, revolution and dying children. It’s interesting that even his images of the pastoral British countryside evoke battlefields. His winter scenes are harsh, with the same steel-grey skies and muddy roads as his war images. It’s almost as if McCullin could not leave war behind. Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland comes closest to forgetful escape. The heavy snow that buries an ancient military fort is startlingly pure, making it look devoid of human presence, completely untouched. – Sarah Swan
Jennifer Steinkamp, Sharpie (detail), 2009, video installation, continuous loop
When Kwiaahwah Jones and Gwaai Edenshaw started talking about curating an exhibition of contemporary indigenous erotic art, people asked, “Native erotic art? Does it even exist?” Jones is amused. “We’re the fastest growing population in Canada,” she says. “It certainly exists.” This wink-and-a-smile attitude permeates the smart and sexy exhibition featuring work by 28 Pacific Northwest artists. Edible seaweed panties and pornographic pictographs cleverly combine cultural references with sex and humour. Some gestures are subtle. Edenshaw’s interactive sculpture, Looking at You Looking Into, invites visitors to bend over and finger a clitoris-like button while jiggling a knob in order to peep through a keyhole. Intent on the tiny image inside, viewers might miss the joke being played on them. But the work has a serious artistic intent as well. The keyhole image is not Dorothy Grant, Octopus Dress, 2006, erotica in the usual sense, but silk charmeuse, silk screen octopus de- formline design, a characteristic sign, mother-of-pearl buttons, beads feature of Northwest Coast art. and satin fringe “Eroticism is already inherent in formline,” Jones says. “There’s nothing you have to do to formline to make it sensual.” Many works incorporate formline’s ovoid and U shapes to assert that sensuality has always been vital to indigenous art. Today, mainstream media portray First Nations as sexually broken and in need of healing. The exhibition counters with what Jones calls “a beautiful sense of aboriginal sexuality.” Respectful, celebratory, sometimes cheeky and occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, the works take a wide variety of approaches, partly because artists had full interpretive reign and partly because they represent an area culturally and linguistically more complex than Europe. Catalogue texts 24 Galleries West Summer 2014
by the artists are helpful in contextualizing each piece. Critiques are embedded here and there. The title of Dionne Paul’s Reserved points to how indigenous sexuality was set aside when missionary zealotry turned sexuality into a tool of colonization. Nicholas Galanin’s photographic series, The Curtis Legacy, features a non-native model in a curio mask posed in soft-porn style. The series bites back at the influence of early American photographer Edward Curtis, whose portraits misled the public, through creative costuming and other falsifications, into believing mostly fictional conceptions of the ‘real Indian.’ The most interesting pieces open up cultural aspects largely hidden from non-natives. Jones’ Sexy Rhythms consists of a “drum with a bum” (that alluring double ovoid design) and a cedar-bark drumstick resembling a whip. The piece’s significance lies not in its saucy humour but in its reference to Haida music, which Jones describes as “hot.” Jones has an abundance of knowledge about Haida art, and a tour with her is highly recommended. Raised on a seine fishing boat, she travelled throughout Haida Gwaii, apprenticed with Haida artists, and trained as a curator at the Haida Gwaii Museum in Skidegate. – Maureen Latta Rewilding Modernity, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sept. 27 to Jan. 5
An ecological metaphor of fluxing ideals pulls viewers into the plastic world of Rewilding Modernity, curated by the Mendel Art Gallery’s chief curator, Lisa Baldissera. The exhibition’s pageantry reveals shifting patterns, ideologies and motifs, while setting up jarring contrasts between formalism and regionalism as well as old and new approaches to making modernist art. Baldissera imagined the exhibition as a kind of laboratory incorporating art from the 1950s to the 1970s as well as contemporary pieces in order to create dialogues between the shifting ideals of modernism and formal aesthetics. It spans artists from Kenneth Noland, Roy Kiyooka and Jack Shadbolt to Polly Apfelbaum, Robert Youds and Wally Dion, exploring Saskatchewan’s relationship to modernist art practice via the artists who have lived and worked in the province, along with the international artists who participated in the Emma Lake workshops. These juxtapositions create a zone of flux where old and new can reshape how we view or consider modernist tendencies in art. John Cage’s centrally placed diary text on the opposite side of the didactic wall sets the exhibition’s tone. Published in Canadian Art, the diary was composed of 100 words written on each of the 14 days of a workshop he led at Emma Lake in 1965. The significance of Cage’s words www.gallerieswest.ca
LEFT PHOTO: BILL PUSZTAI. LEFT ABOVE: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN GALLERY, NEW YORK
RezErect: Native Erotica, Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Vancouver, Sept. 25 to April 20
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IAIN BAXTER&, * The &MAN 50 Years & On, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Oct. 18 to Nov. 16
My first encounter with an IAIN BAXTER& work was at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the late 1970s. The witty and insightful piece, I was to learn later, came from his Bagged Landscape series of the mid-1960s. Fabricated in inflatable vinyl, it was striking not only for its environmental content, but also for its context within Canadian art. Here was a plastic landscape for contemporary times – a succinct and imaginative reply to Tom Thomson and all those pine trees and once-pristine lakes north of Toronto. Fast forward to an exhibition in BAXTER&’s hometown of Calgary and Fifty Shades of Brown: The Art of Leona Clawson, Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Edmonton, Jan. 20 to Feb. 13
“I am an interesting person,” says Leona Clawson. She is standing amidst stacks of paintings about to be installed as her first solo exhibition at the Nina Haggerty Centre for Leona Clawson, Winter in Winthe Arts, an Edmonton space nipeg, 2007, acrylic on paper, dedicated to artists with developmental disabilities. Claw- 22” x 28” son’s tone conveys a note of triumph. She was not always perceived as interesting or talented. With complications at birth and lifelong epileptic seizures, Clawson has spent most of her life in institutions. Some of her experiences carry painful memories. But after coming to the centre 10 years ago, her demeanour changed. She developed a new vision of herself as an artist. – Agnieszka Matejko Find the latest reviews and additional images at gallerieswest.ca 26 Galleries West Summer 2014
once again I’m in the midst of work from that seminal period, formed plastic, 16” x 13.8” x .5” viewing pieces made during his Vancouver days, when he was one of the country’s early conceptualists. Earlier in his youth, BAXTER& (born Iain Baxter, he adopted his new moniker, pronounced Baxterand, in 2005 in part to reflect his collaborative view of art) had received encouragement and assistance from Calgary modernists like Maxwell Bates, Stan Perrott and Ron Spickett. By the time he settled on the West Coast in 1964 with his young family, the restlessly productive BAXTER& had already earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology, a master’s in education and another master’s in fine arts from a couple of American universities. As a nascent artist, he had also spent a year in Japan studying art, thanks to a scholarship for which Bates and Perrott had contributed letters of recommendation. There are no bagged landscapes in this show, but from this same period there are other works in plastic – vacuum-formed landscapes and still lifes. The former are brightly coloured with a hard shine and, as Pop-inspired landscapes of mountains, clouds and the like, these twodimensional works are, despite their age, amazingly fresh, both materially and conceptually. Not so fresh and imbued with a sepia patina, are BAXTER&’s still lifes of plastic milk jugs and other bottles. Recalling the influence of Italian painter Giorgio Morandi, these clear-plastic works − in contrast to their coloured brethren – evoke the hard passage of time, a strange condition for objects whose origins were purely commercial and, once emptied, were destined for the landfill. Accompanied by an essay from Toronto art historian David Silcox, who remarks on the artist’s ability to see “ordinary things in an intense and extraordinary way,” * The &MAN 50 Years & On does indeed carry on with more recent works. These include selections from BAXTER&’s 2008 Animal Preserve and his 2010 INFORMATION series. In both, the artist finds new means of expression to address lifelong concerns with ecology, consumerism and Marshall McLuhan’s edict that the medium is the message. In this respect, the most fundamental medium is the artist himself, who signals under his new moniker of IAIN BAXTER& his intent to continue elaborating on what art can be. – Mary-Beth Laviolette IAIN BAXTER&, Clear Still Life - Three Crushed Bottles, 1965, vacuum-
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and their inherent rhythms reverberate as one walks through the space. Using his compositions as a marker or counterpoint, one can almost hear the sound that a painting or sculpture might make – the hssst of fluorescent pink, the shhsh of muted browns, or the ting-tong of the metallic green in Dion’s Star Blanket, which he made in 2006 from circuit boards and brass wire. Viewed as an orchestrated series of notes, both harmonic and off tune, its lines and gestures writhe, zigzag, roll and spew. A quality that permeates the exhibition as a whole, it’s best exemplified by Jennifer Steinkamp’s monumental 2004 video installation, Sharpie, a colourful and layered composition of pulsating squiggles. Both galleries contain a jumble of old and contemporary works, making it a challenge at times to decipher the era of each piece. There’s a definite hum and clash. Viewing the meditative surface of Kiyooka’s 1960 piece, Untitled (Hoarfrost), juxtaposed with Apfelbaum’s Bring Back the Funk (2013), is a confounding and revelatory experience. Her psychedelic painting on the floor, which at first seems random and out of control, is placated by the quiet space of Kiyooka’s work. In contrast, the volume of Kiyooka’s formal composition becomes a profound rift on nature with its obsessive layers of cross strokes and patterning. Although this exhibition, at first viewing, seems off kilter, its most distinctive feature is how it plays with the space in between and on the surface of polarizing images that both repel and attract. This zone of flux becomes a curious place in which viewers can contemplate the relationships between works, while also coming to their own conclusions about what modernity means today, and what it might have meant to past generations. – Lissa Robinson
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RON PARKER The accomplished realism of Ron Parker’s recent western landscapes is all the more impressive considering he started using oil paints only last year. Parker was already a successful artist when he joined his daughter at her oil painting class. “I thought, hey, this is wonderful stuff,” he says. “Why didn’t I use this before?” Mixing and blending directly on the canvas was a revelation. “The oil paints allow me the facility to paint absolutely anything. I can go across the painting with one coat and then come back and highlight the painting with a second coat.” The Victoria-based artist makes it sound easy, but he has worked hard since he began producing watercolour vignettes of birds 35 years ago in the style of the late Fenwick Lansdowne, a Canadian wildlife artist. Parker, who is self-taught, took advantage of architectural rendering skills he had learned as a student at the University of British Columbia, and eventually established himself as a wildlife artist. He was successful enough that the Royal Canadian Mint commissioned him to create a set of collector coins depicting the sea otter. Later, Parker moved on to acrylic landscapes that used a style focused on basic forms and rhythms. His newest work returns to a refined photorealist style. He credits his photographs – which he shoots in early morning and late evening – for his skilful handling of light. www.gallerieswest.ca
Parker is represented by Webster Galleries in Calgary and three B.C. galleries: Avenue Gallery in Victoria, the Plaza Galleries in Whistler, and the Peninsula Gallery in Sidney. His work is priced at $2,000 to $10,000.
Ron Parker, Golden Evening, 2013, oil on canvas, 18” x 36”
GORDON HARPER Gordon Harper’s oil paintings evoke scalding summer days of desultory wandering through aging neighbourhoods that seem nearly devoid of life. Bleached lighting, plain house fronts, a lack of figures, or a single nondescript figure, face obscured – Harper captures the angst of urban decay by capitalizing on unfinished tonal under-paintings to create what he calls “the beauty of paleness.” Stalking Edmonton’s post-war bungalows, Harper uses his smartphone to snap photos of buildings that catch his eye. Then, back at his studio, he projects those images on wood panels using an LCD projector and fleshes out architectural forms with the help of old-fashioned drafting tools such as triangles and rulers. Harper, who has an MFA from the University of Alberta, says using his phone camera and other reference images from social-media sites has made his latest paintings more playful than earlier nocturnal landscapes. More and more, he employs the phone as a sketching tool, adjusting colours and contrast while he’s still outdoors. Galleries West Summer 2014 29
JIM PARK Peter Doig’s exhibition at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery in Vancouver had a lasting influence on Jim Park, then a student at Emily Carr University. “I was in shock that someone painted that large,” says Park, who recalls how his classmates competed with each other after the 2001 show by the Scottish-born artist to see who could pull off the biggest canvas. As it turned out, that scale suited Park’s subject matter – the landscape of British Columbia. Park, who was born in South Korea, says using a large canvas is the only way he can capture the sense of loneliness he feels when he watches waves crash on the beach somewhere like Tofino, on the scenic western coast of Vancouver Island. After art school, Park spent nine years working as an art director by day and toiling in his studio by night. But two years ago, he left his day job to paint full time. He was one of the first artists Vancouver’s Kimoto Gallery chose to represent when it opened last year. Park, who hikes and sketches on Vancouver Island and at Levette Lake near Squamish, B.C., says his primary interest is the way light interacts with natural places. “I find it really fascinating. There’s all this information, but there’s shadow and enigma and mystery there too.” Jim Park is represented by the Kimoto Gallery in Vancouver. His work is priced at $1,800 to $10,000.
RIGHT: Gordon Harper, Logan’s House, 2013, oil on panel, 60” x 40” BELOW: Jim Park, Chesterman Sunset, 2014, oil on canvas, 48” x 60”
He also paints house interiors, and has found they share a formal dialogue with his exterior views. “They all started to speak to each other in the same visual language,” he says. “When I put the paintings together in a show, the figures felt like they might be the inhabitants of these buildings.” Gordon Harper is represented by the Peter Robertson Gallery in Edmonton. His work sells for $1,500 to $7,000. 30 Galleries West Summer 2014
Agnes Ruest’s commitment to painting outdoors is so great that during Saskatoon’s frigid winters she used to rent a downtown hotel room so she could paint riverbank scenes from a window. Her recent move to Victoria was prompted, in part, by the longer plein air season on the coast. Ruest’s formative years were spent under the tutelage of such Saskatchewan luminaries as Eli Bornstein, Reta Cowley and Dorothy Knowles. Bornstein and Cowley taught at the University of Saskatchewan, where Ruest studied art some 40 years ago. She met Knowles, one of Canada’s foremost landscape painters, at the renowned Emma Lake artists’ workshop in Saskatchewan. During her summers at Emma Lake, Ruest established her process of doing small watercolours outdoors and then working up larger paintings in the studio. Her acrylics are influenced by watercolour techniques and batik printing; she works in layers, allowing the white ground of the canvas to carry light through transparent washes. Her loose brushwork shows the mark of the human hand and she credits her trips to Mexico for her amped-up colour and relaxed approach. “My motivation to paint comes from something very personal,” says Ruest. “You want to make the art for the experience of making the art. It’s not for any other reason than to touch yourself and to touch someone else.” Agnes Ruest is represented by the Rouge Gallery in Saskatoon. Her work is priced at $500 to $2,700. www.gallerieswest.ca
LEFT: Agnes Ruest, Gabriel’s Crossing Bridge, 1993, acrylic on canvas, 54” x 72” BELOW: Sara Genn, Babygirl’s Baby Blue, 2012, oil on canvas, 36” x 36”
SARA GENN How did Sara Genn get her paintings displayed in exclusive Manhattan homes next to works by Andy Warhol and Richard Serra? It helps that she grew up in an artistic family with the encouragement of her dad, Robert, a successful landscape painter. But more crucial was her single-minded focus and her willingness to follow her dreams to New York. When Genn’s brother, James, saw her tiny apartment in the West Village – she had nothing but an easel, a piano and one chair – he said: “Sara, I get it. You fell in love, just not with a person, and you’re willing to do anything for that love.” It was an easy choice for Genn, who grew up on the West Coast and graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. “You live without lots of things in order to have things you really, truly desire,” she says. Genn’s big break came two years after she moved to New York when art dealer Blair Clarke purchased one of her small watercolours from a group show at an artist-run gallery in Soho, and then decided to represent her. Genn’s colour-field paintings explore relationships between low-key colours of similar value, producing subtle optical effects aimed at both exciting and relaxing the viewer. Her patterns are soft-edged, vibratory and unabashedly feminine. Friends thought her approach might erode in New York’s harsh environment but, if anything, it became more pronounced. “I make paintings that provide a reprieve, or a place to go, or a place of meditation, or some kind of softness, and an unapologetic, natural, handmade quality.” www.gallerieswest.ca
Sara Genn is represented by Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg, the Assiniboia Gallery in Regina and two B.C. venues: Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna and the White Rock Gallery. Her work is priced at $800 to $6,000. Galleries West Summer 2014 31
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MASH-UP ARTISTS MIX AND MATCH, BORROW, CUT AND PASTE BY LORNE ROBERTS
Five decades before The
Clock, Canadian film pioneer Arthur Lipsett was compiling found footage into experimental films. He influenced both avant-garde and mainstream filmmakers, and was nominated for an Academy Award in 1962. His admirers include Stanley Kubrick, who
asked Lipsett to create a trailer for Dr. Strangelove, and George Lucas, who inserted numerous references to Lipsett’s work into his Star Wars films.
Tim Okamura, Les Nubians combat pour l’amour, 2013, oil and mixed media on canvas, 82” x 72” www.gallerieswest.ca
or anyone who follows art with even casual interest, Christian Marclay’s The Clock needs little introduction. The compilation of 24 continuous hours of sampled film has become an art-world sensation, and rightfully so. Similarly, the daily profusion of musical mash-ups – where two existing songs are fused to form a new one – is familiar to anyone with an Internet connection. It’s a trend that owes its roots to hip-hop and electronic music, and to artists like Marclay, who, early in his career, was a pioneer in the art of using turntables to mix music. But cut-and-paste as an artistic strategy has been around since artists like Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Marcel Duchamp began including mass-produced goods such as newspapers, bicycle handlebars – and even the famous urinal – in works of ‘high’ art in the early part of the last century. Between then and the 1950s, groundbreaking artists like American Louise Nevelson explored various forms of visual art mash-ups, including sculptural assemblage. But it may have been British artist Richard Hamilton’s 1956 Pop work, Just What Is It That Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing?, that helped make cut-and-paste a standard and widely accepted art practice. So while The Clock is a singular work in its field, it certainly fits into a larger (and at least cenGalleries West Summer 2014 33
Butler, The Collage Party Pavilion (v2), 2011, installation, dimensions variable RIGHT: Luanne Martineau, The Lack of it the Dream, 2013, rag paper, handmade paper, archival glue and archival tape, 104.7” x 79.5”
tury-old) pattern of art that mixes, mashes, borrows, cuts and pastes. And often, as with Duchamp’s ready-mades, it does so with the intention of critiquing or undermining social or artistic norms. One example is the prolific and secretive British graffiti artist Banksy, who has been quoted as saying that any public advertising is fair game for artistic interpretation. “It’s yours to take, rearrange and reuse,” he wrote in his 2004 book, Cut It Out. “You can do whatever you like with it.” And yet, with a suitable touch of irony, it’s since been revealed that Banksy lifted this idea, nearly word for word, from graphic artist and writer Sean Tejaratchi. It’s clear, then, that collage and mash-up exist within the framework of reinterpreting existing art. Winnipeg curator and artist Paul Butler puts it this way: “The starting point is almost always a response to something, so you’re not starting out with a blank piece of paper.” And most often – whether it’s visual art, music or film – that response comes in the form of referencing or sampling from popular culture.
In several current and recent shows, artists from Western Canada engage with these themes, questioning them, subverting them, and then going ahead and making art regardless. Edmonton-born Tim Okamura, for example, in the dependable traditions of portraiture, has shown and sold widely, even to Hollywood stars. In his show, Her Story, this summer at Vancouver’s Douglas Udell Gallery, he incorporates various urban art forms – tagging, postering and stencil graffiti – into his canvases. In this way, with a kind of painterly collage, Okamura brings outsider
forms into the white-cube gallery, mixing them with a traditional form. Always, though, with this kind of visual mash-up, there’s the question of authenticity: what’s the ‘real’ art, and how much or what kinds of appropriation are acceptable? Does a university-trained artist’s use of tagging, for example, taking it from the back alley into a respected gallery, suddenly turn this often-reviled form into an authentic art object? Or is it simply appropriation, in the negative sense of the word? On the other hand, just as mash-up is seen as fair use, and as Banksy observed about public advertising, couldn’t the same be said of graffiti and tagging, which also occupy public space? If we need no one’s permission to rearrange and reinterpret advertising or The Beatles, should public graffiti be treated any differently? As French theorist and critic Jean Baudrillard once said, there’s no better way to reduce a revolutionary idea than “to administer it a mortal dose of publicity.” So, in a sense, doesn’t the tagger administer such a dose simply by putting his work on a wall? (And while the response to this may be that the tagger’s intentions, unlike advertising, are not commercial, the price of work by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Banksy might suggest otherwise.) Okamura, in borrowing from various forms of street art, plays the role of the mash-up artist: creating some-
The Beatles’ producer, George Martin, is known as a studio pioneer for layering audio tracks and looping or reversing
parts of songs. Around that same time, reggae artists like Lee “Scratch” Perry and, in the years that followed, avant-garde figures like Christian Marclay and experimental bands like Negativland began using turntables and sampling audio clips into songs. In 1996, DJ Shadow’s album, Endtroducing..., took things a step further, creating what’s believed to be the first album made entirely from samples of other songs. That album paved the way for new artists and musical experiments. In 2004, Danger Mouse popularized the mash-up when he fused instrumentals from The Beatles’ White Album with a cappella vocals from rap artist Jay-Z’s The Black Album, which had been put online specifically for sampling by other artists. Music label EMI, as copyright holder of The Beatles’ music, briefly tried to block distribution of The Grey Album, prompting Paul McCartney to quip: “Take it easy guys, it’s a tribute.” 34 Galleries West Summer 2014
LEFT PHOTO: RICHARD-MAX TREMBLAY, COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE DIVISION; TOP PHOTO: RICHARD MAX-TREMBLAY, COURTESY OF TRÉPANIER BAER, CALGARY
born in Winnipeg, and Trevor Mahovsky, originally from thing new, while acknowledging the work’s influences. Calgary, along with Saskatoon-born Luanne Martineau, And, as Butler observes, it’s almost entirely within influamong others. The show looked at ways artists continue ences, within the framework of existing art, that collage to use collage and assemblage to explore the boundaries and mash-up exist. “We’re inundated with all this inforbetween ‘high’ and ‘low’ art, or the tensions between art as mation, and with pop culture,” Butler says. “And so it has a singular valuable object and the dumpster-dive readyto come back out somehow when we work.” made. Myfanwy MacLeod, for example, in her solo show In this regard, Butler’s use of images cut from Artforum at the Vancouver Art Gallery, recognizes the aesthetic magazine, as well as a version of The Collage Party Pavilion, possibilities in a 1977 Camaro, or the stack of speakers at question the role of the art world’s self-appointed gatekeepa Led Zeppelin concert. Her exhibition title, meanwhile – Or There and Back Again – refers to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Perhaps the most famous example of cut-and-paste in literature is the classic, The Hobbit, a work that itself bridged the gulf writing of William S. Burroughs, the senior figure of the 1950s Beat movement. Often working with between academia and Edmonton-born visual artist Brion Gysin, Burroughs combined sections – frequently at random – of other popular literature. Similarly, authors’ works. This technique was based on the belief that when two artists work together, leaving some another Vancouver-based results to chance, a distinct and alternative personality emerges between them, and this so-called third artist, Brian Jungen, has cut mind is responsible for the finished text. Burroughs’ groundbreaking 1959 novel, Naked Lunch, was creup Nike runners to produce ated using cut-and-paste techniques, and he later suggested the book could be read in any order. aboriginal masks, and built giant whale skeletons from ers. By letting gallery visitors add their own work, and by plastic lawn chairs. In effect, Jungen turns the relationincluding pages from Artforum, with all text removed, Butship of cultural appropriation on its head, using massler effectively strips the magazine and its high-end galleries produced goods to examine museology and First Nations’ and advertisers of their power. “It’s about deconstructing it traditions. to the point where you take all the players’ names out, and The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art hosted then it’s open for reconstruction,” Butler says. “I like that a group show earlier this year that featured a number of idea of taking the power away.” Western Canadian artists who work with various forms of Butler is just one of many artists who critique and blur visual mash-up. Collages: Gesture and Fragments included the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ art. Another is Butler as well as the team of Rhonda Weppler, who was Calgary-based Andrew Frosst, who, in an exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, drops a wig into a Andrew Frosst, tank of water, where a small motor then propels it around Instinctive Break, at random. Like some strange hybrid of a jellyfish and 2010-2014, toupée, or a more modest version of Damien Hirst’s famous installation, shark-in-a-tank, Frosst assembles manufactured and readydimensions made parts into a new, original work. variable While these artists mostly work against hierarchical divisions in art, it can be strange when counter-cultural or subversive art enters the gallery. While such pieces may add street credibility, there’s also a risk of negating or watering down the original intent. And yet, the white-cube gallery – despite all its faults and flaws –is a place to debate and knock about ideas. In the best of this tradition, both with collage and mash-up, almost anything can be borrowed, rearranged or turned upside down and presented as art. While this means no icon or idea, no matter how sacred or dearly held, is safe from criticism, perhaps that’s the point. Art is at its best when it challenges us, makes us uncomfortable and forces us to rethink our assumptions. If it manages, somehow, to look beautiful at the same time, then maybe it’s all the better.
PHOTO: COURTESY OF ANDREW FROSST
Andrew Frosst’s exhibition, Instinctive Break, at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton, and Myfanwy MacLeod’s Or There and Back Again at the Vancouver Art Gallery both continue to June 8. Tim Okamura’s exhibition, Her Story, runs from June 14 to June 28 at the Douglas Udell Gallery in Vancouver. www.gallerieswest.ca
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COMING OF AGE
CALGARY SHOW LOOKS AT EARLY YEARS OF ARTISTS ROY AND HARRY KIYOOKA BY MARY-BETH LAVIOLETTE
TOP: Harry Kiyooka in his studio with a work from his Aniene River Valley series, painted in Italy in the 1950s, on the floor beside him. ABOVE: Roy Kiyooka, Ottoman 1, 1971, silkscreen, 21” x 25”
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PHOTO: MICHAEL DE COURCY
oth Harry Kiyooka, and his older brother, Roy, accomplished much as artists. But it is Roy who is better known in the Canadian art world. So, a case for sibling rivalry? It hardly seems so. Since Roy’s death 20 years ago, Harry has kept an artistic vigil for his brother, first with a 2001 tribute exhibition, and again this summer with their first joint exhibition in 50 years. This latest show builds on the first, which recalled Roy’s life and times, starting with his birth in 1926 to Japanese immigrant parents and his early life in Calgary’s working-class neighbourhood of Victoria Park. Now, Harry is adding another dimension with a show at Calgary’s Herringer Kiss Gallery that features paintings and prints from the 1950s to the 1970s, when both men were making their way in the art world. Like many of their generation, the Kiyookas were eager to shed what was then considered the parochialism of a Canadian art scene dominated by landscape and embrace the international avant-garde, especially abstraction. Reflecting on that idealistic period, Roy later wrote: “We were birthing our own painterly vision/s despite and not because of the hullabaloo in New York and/or Paris: We were of a generation who felt they were in tune with the signatures of the global village.” For the exhibition’s title, Harry, 85, chose A Parallax: Roy Kiyooka – Harry Kiyooka. He sees in the concept of parallax a metaphor for how he and his brother took similar – but not quite parallel tracks – to arrive at their celebrated abstractions. Harry ably sums it up: “I took the academic route.” One of the first Canadian artists to receive a graduate studio degree – when such a thing was not available in Canada – Harry also holds three other university degrees, a striking accomplishment for a man whose family was uprooted as “enemy aliens” after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and left to tend a meagre farm north of Edmonton. For Roy, it meant four years of gruelling farm work and
PHOTO ABOVE: BOB BLAKEY
no high-school diploma. Harry, two years younger, set his sights on higher education, partly, he says, so he could support his parents in the future. When the war ended, Roy enrolled in “the Tech” (now the Alberta College of Art and Design), an experience he likens to a rebirth. It was a propitious four years with support from Jock Macdonald, Illingworth Kerr, Luke and Vivian Lindoe, Stan Perrott, the inimitable Maxwell Bates, and Jim and Marion Nicoll. Roy’s early exhibition career was active – by age 30, he had 10 solo shows to his credit. He also spent an influential eight-month residency at Mexico’s Instituto Allende with fellow Calgary painter Ron Spickett and, near the end of the 1950s, made contact with some of the biggest names in American art, including Barnett Newman and Clement Greenberg, at the Emma Lake workshops in Saskatchewan. At the time, Roy was teaching at the Regina College of Art, where he worked amongst other like-minded painters who shared national headlines in 1961 as the Regina Five, after the National Gallery of Canada organized its exhibition, Five Painters from Regina. It might have been the Regina Six, had Roy not by then moved west to become an instructor at the Vancouver School of Art. It was in Vancouver that his initial impact as a hard-edge abstract painter and his later work as a multimedia interdisciplinary artist secured his place in the Canadian art canon. Harry’s formative period included three years of study in Italy, where he was imbued with a classical muse that found its nearperfect expression in his monumental 1970s abstractions of the Aegean Series. By then, he was influencing a younger generation of artists at the University of Calgary, where he taught for 28 years, starting in 1961. www.gallerieswest.ca
Many of Roy’s works are now stored at Harry’s Calgary home, which he shares with Katie Ohe, a sculptor. Harry points to a 1950 ink on paper, Calgary Downtown, an exacting night scene, and observes: “Roy was always an urban artist.” Harry, less bohemian, says the countryside always seemed to catch his attention, even in his early abstracts, when the colours and atmospheric effects of Italy inspired Anticoli Corrado, a series of gestural, non-representational oil paintings. The exhibition also includes two early portraits, Roy’s Woman / Green Striped Blouse and Harry’s Asuntina. Depicted in pensive moods, the women are distilled in modernist fashion with minimal detail, shallow pictorial space and bold, flattened colour. As the 1960s progressed, both brothers showed themselves conversant with the clear-cut shapes and flat colours of hard-edge geometric abstraction. Roy, however, took the lead, becoming an art star by the end of the decade. His work was shown at Expo 67 and other centennial shows across the country. His striking silkscreen prints capture the excitement of the time. Integral is the presence of his signature ellipse, which he said was a “reference to the physical reality which I have experienced.” Meanwhile, Harry followed his brother’s lead with works like Skein of Time, which nonetheless show how his own sense of colour, materiality and optical effect were evolving. Roy’s decision to stop painting in 1969 came as a surprise for many. “People were very taken aback when Roy packed it in,” says Harry, noting the international attention Roy’s work had attracted. Harry did not follow Roy’s lead and, as a result, developed a more varied and significant body of painting and printmaking over a longer period. But Roy’s new practice in photo-based art, poetry and film would lead him on to even greater acclaim. Galleries West Summer 2014 37
ABOVE: Railroad Station, Janov, 1996, digital print, 24” x 30” RIGHT: Portrait of Lenin, Kindergarten, Pripyat, 1997, digital print, 24” x 30” OPPOSITE LEFT: Metal Fabricating Facility, Pripyat, 2013, digital print, 36” x 44” OPPOSITE RIGHT: School Classroom, Pripyat, 2002, digital print, 44” x 54”
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he images are haunting. Children’s shoes lie scattered in a classroom covered with layers of grime and debris. A tree pushes against the ceiling of a hotel room, its moss-covered floor littered with glass shards. Shafts of light angle through the broken roof of a factory, exposing a jumble of rusting barrels. David McMillan’s ethereal photographs reveal decay, but also an eerie sense of abandonment, as if humans had suddenly disappeared, letting their everyday world slip back to some natural order. And, in a sense, they have. McMillan’s images are from a 30-kilometre zone around the decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, where perhaps 200,000 residents were evacuated after a 1986 explosion and fire released several hundred times more radiation than in Hiroshima. McMillan, a professor at the University of Manitoba, has made short visits to the site 18 times in the last two decades, inspired in part by a 1994 article about the exclusion zone in Harper’s Magazine by Alan Weisman, who went on to write The World Without Us, a gripping account of what might happen to the planet if humans suddenly ceased to exist. “It really intrigued me and made me want to see what he was describing,” says McMillan, whose fears of compromising his own health dissipated early in the project. “I had been photographing
what I believed to be the often-complicated relationship between the natural world and the built environment, so the exclusion zone sounded like an ideal subject for me. I also had an opinion about the misuse of technology, which, at least in this case, had made part of the planet unlivable.” With the collapse of the Soviet Union, McMillan’s photographs have assumed greater metaphorical resonance. Still, comparisons to photojournalism seem inevitable, particularly with images of recent turmoil in Ukraine still fresh in people’s minds. But McMillan, originally a painter, sees significant differences between art and journalism: “My photographs can resemble photojournalism, much as sentences in print journalism can resemble literature.” While his images do capture the way things look at a particular moment in time, he says they also reflect his own subjectivity and aesthetic values. Still astonished by what he sees, McMillan has one key insight from an area expected to remain affected by radiation for thousands of years: “It sounds clichéd, but the resiliency of nature.” David McMillan’s exhibition, Exclusion Zone, continues to June 7 at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon.
NUCLEAR EXPOSURE DAVID MCMILLAN OPENS A WINDOW ON THE AFTERMATH OF CHERNOBYL DISASTER
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THE ART OF DAVID THAUBERGER
COLLECTING AND COMMUNITY BY MARGARET BESSAI
ABOVE: Evil Kneevil Jumps Snake River Canyon, 1973, earthenware, glaze, acrylic, metal drive chain and wood, 14.6” x 14.6” x 13” RIGHT: David Thauberger in his Regina studio 40 Galleries West Summer 2014
LEFT: COLLECTION OF THE CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK; RIGHT: PHOTO BY DON HALL
art workshop, part memory palace, David Thauberger’s studio is a long room with high ceilings on the second floor of the old press club building in Regina’s warehouse district. His worktables hold a large slide library, stacks of acrylic paint and clean brushes laid out in a neat row several feet long. Jars are filled with toothbrushes, combs and scratching tools. At the far end of the room, light shines through a window onto a canvas in progress on the wall. The carpet below is textured by the edges of airbrush oversprays, and a wooden crate sits up-ended as a stool. Thauberger works here several hours each day, before heading out for afternoon coffee and a quick peek at a thrift shop or antique sale. The walls of this utilitarian space are transformed by a wonderfully diverse collection of postcards, paintings and prints hung salon style. An original drawing by Scottish folk artist Scottie Wilson sits, framed, next to antique paint-bynumber landscapes and prints by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. A traditional Cree birch-bark biting pattern is posted by the door, just above the light switch, and above that, an image of the Pietà. Postcards of the Eiffel Tower are nested with photos of rural transmission towers, invitations to past exhibitions, and images of Thauberger’s own paintings – mountains, suburban houses, a small-town dance hall. Snapshots from an awards ceremony are tucked next to photos from a fishing trip. Reproductions of Egyptian antiquities and Japanese wood-block prints hang next to postcards of work by Frida Kahlo, Marc Chagall and Fernand Léger. This richly eclectic space is both a miniature history of Thauberger’s diverse career and a thumbnail collage of the art collection he started in university as a personal museum for study. Beginning by trading with colleagues and then buying
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screen on canvas, 66” x 90” OPPOSITE TOP: Way Out West, 2004, acrylic on panel, 24” x 36” OPPOSITE BELOW: Dance Hall, 1980, acrylic and glitter on canvas, 45.3” x 68.1”
art when he could, he grew his collection strategically over the years. He owns a wide variety of original art and also collects antique postcards and funky tiki mugs. It’s remarkable how closely Thauberger’s work as an artist is intertwined with his research and collecting. His exhibition catalogues often list work from his collection, and during his investiture as a member of the Order of Canada, he was cited for “the promotion and preservation of Canadian heritage and folk art” as well as his work as a painter, sculptor and educator. In planning Thauberger’s current retrospective, the first comprehensive overview of his work, Sandra Fraser, associate curator at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, and Timothy Long, head curator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, chose the relationship between Thauberger and his community as an organizing theme. The show, which opens its national tour at the Mendel, places paintings, sculptures and prints that Thauberger produced between 1971 and 2009 in context with the work he collected, providing a rare opportunity to examine his artistic process. Artists often struggle for a response when people ask where they get their ideas. Although it’s basically a quest for an entry point, it’s almost like asking a magician to explain, and there’s really no satisfying answer. In practical terms, a big part of the process is work. Courting creativity, like athletic training (and sleight of hand), involves honing craftsmanship and practising every day. Artists do research, ask questions and then spend time in thought. 42 Galleries West Summer 2014
Often described as deep creative play, this thinking can occur through doing – exploring what-ifs while making things. Thoughts can also tumble around inside an artist’s head until an idea precipitates fully formed, ready to create. Community gives artists a place to discuss history and technique. Each step contributes to being open to receive an idea. Even really fantastical projects can begin in quite ordinary places. Many of Thauberger’s ideas have come from his travels. He is never without his camera – a Pentax K-1000, the workhorse of SLRs. It is his sketchbook, and he keeps it loaded with slide film. On road trips, he often stops to take photos of buildings within landscapes. Attracted to interesting shadows and patterns, he shoots with a 50-mm lens to minimize distortion. His preference is to gather images in spring or fall, when trees are bare. Once developed, his slides go into an immense image bank, which he refers to and thinks about. Most of his visual composition takes place in his head. Painting is the execution of Thauberger’s thinking – he is a collagist building up images through juxtapositions of pattern, texture and technique. When he has decided on an image, he selects several slides to project on a canvas, then drafts a composite. He paints methodically. Instead of applying an initial wash, he starts with shadows in windows, the deepest points. Finished paintings hold together so well they are often described as hyper-real. Their visual flatness is emphasized in reproductions, but viewed in person, surfaces reveal tactile spatter and even real objects glued to the canvas. Thauberger says he follows two rules. First, he minimizes any evidence of his hand. He feels it’s important to “keep the wrist out of it – to paint without fussiness, to be straight ahead and as direct as possible.” His second rule is to break rules. His strategy of systematic and playful opposition began during his undergraduate years at the University of Regina. Although he loved his first class with Russell Yuristy in 1967, he says he hated the dominant approach to art in Regina, which art critic Nancy Tousley has described as an “imported form of late modernist abstraction whose roots were in European and American modernism … an empty formalist language without an immediate or relevant context to give it life.” Working to find his artistic voice, and rebelling at the influence of Clement Greenberg and the Emma Lake workshops, Thauberger found freedom in the sculpture department, particularly through the explosive playfulness of David Gilhooly, a funk ceramicist from California. Thauberger’s earliest works are in clay. Painting and printmaking came after graduate school in California, where he encountered works on paper by American artists William Wiley, Wayne Thiebaud, Joseph Raffael and Roy De Forest. When Thauberger returned to Saskatchewan, he experimented with subject matter and tried to break each artmaking convention as he encountered it. His early screen prints have spare colours and abstracted compositions, www.gallerieswest.ca
PRIVATE COLLECTION, PHOTO BY DON HALL
BELOW: Prayer Home, 2004, acrylic and window
TOP: PRIVATE COLLECTION, PHOTO BY TROY MAMER; ABOVE: COLLECTION OF THE MENDEL ART GALLERY
but feature animals or grain elevators, and are executed with flocked textures that consciously evoke black-velvet paintings. In 1974, Thauberger began working for the Saskatchewan Arts Board, cataloguing their art collection and visiting artists across the province. He was particularly impressed with folk artists Wesley and Eva Dennis as well as W.C. McCargar. He admired their drive and how they took inspiration from what they knew, rather than following art-world fashions. Thauberger continues to question truisms with perverse glee. Most notably, he ignores the tenets of the golden mean and classical proportion, typically setting his horizon line very low or nearly dead centre instead of two-thirds from the top. He applies paint with a comb, a toothbrush, an airbrush – and sometimes even pours it on the canvas. A dealer’s warning that purple “doesn’t sell” www.gallerieswest.ca
prompted him to paint a series of purple water lilies and, with wry humour, add titles like Slough. The paintings most representative of Thauberger’s work are landscapes, houses and small businesses presented in full-frontal view to emphasize their symmetry. To me, these iconic and essential images of our domestic architecture have a similar aesthetic to photographs by German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, who documented factories and mine sites, finding patterns in the repetition of utilitarian structures. Like them, Thauberger usually excludes people. He says “figures make the subject of the image about an event” and he is “not interested in preserving a specific moment.” Instead, he presents a world that feels current, but also timeless. Though representational, details are simplified and abstracted. I like to think the title for Thauberger’s retrospective, Road Trips and Other Diversions, was inspired by a quotation from Gilhooly, Thauberger’s early mentor. In response to a question on fame and fortune in the art world, Gilhooly wrote: “Having arrived is boring. The journey is what makes life interesting and worth living.” The road trip evokes both external landscape and internal journey, and if you can forgive a truism, to take a road trip with someone is to come to know him. Road Trips and Other Diversions runs to June 15 at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. It will travel to the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary as well as galleries in Charlottetown and Windsor. Galleries West Summer 2014 43
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Montreal-based artist Pim Sekeris demonstrates a precise understanding of light and detail in the realist paintings he is showing at a new space in Vancouver, the Pousette Gallery. Originally from the Netherlands, Sekeris graduated from the Académie des beaux arts in Rotterdam. June 21 to July 5 at the Pousette Gallery in Vancouver Pim Sekeris, Van Hastings Building, Vancouver, undated, oil on wood panel, 24” x 32”
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 email@example.com 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org www.courtyardgallery.ca Recently opened with support from the Enderby and District Arts Council, the gallery shows the work of more than twenty artists — paintings, fibre art, sculpture, stained glass, woodwork, and more. Guests can meet the creators of the works who staff the gallery. Offers art classes and workshops. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. GRAND FORKS
Cooperative Gallery COURTYARD GALLERY 907 Belvedere St, Enderby, BC V0E 1V0 T. 250-832-8898
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 email@example.com 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.
BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford ............................................................ 44 Enderby ................................................................. 44 Grand Forks ........................................................... 44 Invermere............................................................... 44 Kelowna................................................................. 44 Nanaimo ................................................................ 45 Penticton ............................................................... 45 Qualicum Bay/Beach ............................................... 45 Salmon Arm........................................................... 45 Salt Spring Island ................................................... 45 Sidney .................................................................... 45 Silver Star Mountain ............................................... 45 Vancouver (Greater) ............................................... 46 Vernon................................................................... 48 Victoria (Greater).................................................... 48 Whistler ................................................................. 49
ALBERTA INDEX Banff...................................................................... 49 Black Diamond ....................................................... 50 Bragg Creek ........................................................... 50 Calgary .................................................................. 50 Camrose ................................................................ 53 Canmore ................................................................ 53 Cochrane ............................................................... 54 Cold Lake ............................................................... 54 Drumheller ............................................................. 54 Edmonton (Greater) ............................................... 54 Grande Prairie ........................................................ 56 Jasper .................................................................... 56 Lethbridge ............................................................. 57 Medicine Hat ......................................................... 57 Nanton .................................................................. 57 Okotoks ................................................................. 58
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INVERMERE - WINDERMERE Commercial Gallery EFFUSION ART GALLERY + GLASS STUDIO 1033 7 Ave, Invermere, BC V0A 1K0 T. 250-341-6877 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. KELOWNA Commercial Galleries HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 email@example.com www.hambletongalleries.com/ Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a Pigeon Lake............................................................ 58 Ponoka .................................................................. 58 Red Deer ................................................................ 58 Waterton ............................................................... 58 Wetaskiwin ............................................................ 58 SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .............................................................. 58 Estevan .................................................................. 59 Melfort .................................................................. 59 Moose Jaw............................................................. 59 North Battleford ..................................................... 59 Prince Albert .......................................................... 59 Regina ................................................................... 59 Rockglen ................................................................ 60 Saskatoon .............................................................. 60 Swift Current.......................................................... 61
showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sopafinearts.com Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading 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. TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY 115-1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9V8 T. 250-717-8235 email@example.com www.turtleislandgallery.com Val Marie ............................................................... 61 Yorkton .................................................................. 61 MANITOBA INDEX Brandon................................................................. 62 Gimli...................................................................... 62 Portage La Prairie ................................................... 62 Selkirk .................................................................... 62 Winnipeg ............................................................... 62 NORTHWEST TERRITORIES INDEX Yellowknife ............................................................ 63
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tuttartgalleries.ca Established in 1984, Tutt Street Gallery is a recognized dealer of original fine art — representing regional, national and international artists whose works can be found in private, corporate, and government collections, in Canada and abroad. The gallery extends a warm welcome to art enthusiasts and experienced collectors. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appt. Public Gallery KELOWNA ART GALLERY 1315 Water St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9R3 T. 250-762-2226 F. 250-762-9875 email@example.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. 250-754-6350 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nanaimoartgallery.com Nanaimo Art Gallery is the region’s public art gallery and offers contemporary exhibitions, and art education programs for all ages. The Gallery has two locations: the Campus Gallery at Vancouver Island University (Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm) and the Downtown Gallery at 150 Commercial Street (250-754-1750) in Nanaimo’s Arts District (Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm). PENTICTON Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 email@example.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 salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Mon to Sat (Summer) Tues to Sat (Winter) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.theoldschoolhouse.org The arts centre provides rewarding opportunities to enjoy, learn and experience art with three galleries offering a pleasant venue for appreciating and purchasing distinctive works. Artist studios are open to visitors. Creations by artisans are available in the gift shop. Gallery concerts on Sundays. Mon noon
- 4:30 pm; Tues - Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (Summer only: Sun noon - 4 pm). SALMON ARM Public Gallery SALMON ARM ART GALLERY 70 Hudson Ave NE, PO Box 1181, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P6 T. 250-832-1170 firstname.lastname@example.org www.salmonarmartscentre.ca Built in 1937 as Salmon Arm’s first post office, the Salmon Arm Arts Centre has presented visual arts exhibitions and community arts events since 1994. Exhibitions feature contemporary local, regional and international artists in a variety of media. Admission by donation. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm.
Out of the Mist Gallery Northwest Coast, North American Native & World Tribal Arts
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 email@example.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.
After 28 years, Larry and Gillian Hanlon have sold Peninsula Gallery in Sidney. New owner is Ying Tang. Managers are Johnathan and Vivian. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Woven Art of the Pacific Northwest a rotating exhibit of more than 150 Northwest Coast baskets and Salish weavings
July through August
740 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3M6 250.480.4930 • email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pengal.com Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Gallery COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF THE SAANICH PENINSULA 9565 Fifth St (Box 2221), Sidney, BC V8L 3S8 T. 250-656-7400 email@example.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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.galleryodin.com The gallery proudly represents a talented group of
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Tulista Park Gallery on the Sidney Waterfront Sculpture Walk, 5th & Weiler, Sidney, BC • Vibrant Shows of ORIGINAL ART by Vancouver Island Artists and Artisans • for show schedules www.cacsp.com • FREE ADMISSION & FREE PARKING Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk www.sculpturewalk.ca
We acknowledge the assistance of the Town of Sidney, District of North Saanich, Municipality of Central Saanich and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council.
Tutt Street Gallery Celebrating 30 years
#9, 3045 Tutt Street Kelowna, B.C. www.tuttartgalleries.ca email@example.com 250-861-4992
H. E. Kuckein, “A Gathering”, oil/canvas, 24” x 36”
TURTLE ISLAND GALLERY Native Art & Gifts
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. GALLERY JONES 1725 West 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1K7 T. 604-714-2216 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. INITIAL GALLERY 2339 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G3 T. 604-428-4248 email@example.com www.initialgallery.com One of Vancouver’s newest contemporary art galleries exhibits a series of philosophically based shows in its inaugural year. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm. LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lattimergallery.com Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists — as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm.
#115 - 1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna, B.C. 250-717-8235 • email@example.com
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MASTERS GALLERY VANCOUVER 2245 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 778-628-7486 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vancouver-mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating 35 years as dealers of top quality Canadian historical and contemporary art from its base in Calgary, Masters Gallery recently opened this second location on trendy South Granville with returning Vancouverite, Peter Ohler Jr as Director. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 email@example.com envisionoptical.ca/gallery This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule
Saskia Jetten explores themes related to theatre, identity and relationships, often using masks as a starting point. A recent immigrant from the Netherlands, she works with various media, including graphite, woodcut and stone lithography as well as fabric and ceramics. To June 22 at the Burnaby Art Gallery Saskia Jetten, Fabric Faces, 2012, linocut and collagraph on felt/cotton/pattern paper with cotton fibre fill, each approximately 10.6” x 10.6” of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PACIFIC WAVE GLASS ART (FORMERLY PACIFIC HOME AND ART CENTRE) 1560 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-566-9889 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pacificwaveglassart.com Pacific Wave Glass Art features a wide selection of mouth blown glass from local and international artists including Murano Glass Artists from Italy: A.Tagliapietra, M.Gambaro, L. Vidal, Oscar Zanetti and Arnaldo Zanella. The gallery also presents contemporary paintings from local artists. Only 5 min from Granville Island. Mon & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Tue to Fri 10 am - 6 pm. PETLEY JONES GALLERY 1554 W 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 email@example.com www.petleyjones.com Established in 1986 by Matt Petley-Jones, nephew of the late Canadian and British artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones, the gallery specializes in 19th - 20th century Canadian, European and American paintings, sculpture and original prints. It also offers a range of fine art services, including framing, restoration and appraisals. Around the corner from former Granville location. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. POUSETTE GALLERY 403 and 404-1529 West 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-837-2716 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pousettegallery.com Recently opened on the rooftop of the W-Six building in South Granville’s Gallery Row, Pousette Gallery offers contemporary art with flare from Canadian and international artists. The view alone from the twin galleries is worth the brief elevator ride. Director Maryann Pousette Gebauer brings an international sensibility to her selection of artists
and their works. International shipping. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm or by appointment. Consult website for extended hours during exhibitions. RENDEZVOUS ART GALLERY 323 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3N2 T. 604-687-7466 F. 604-687-7466 Toll Free: 1-877-787-7466 email@example.com www.rendezvousartgallery.com Located on the bright southwest corner of Howe and Cordova, this vibrant gallery represents more than 40 talented Canadian artists, some of whom are exclusive to Rendezvous. Contemporary and post-impressionist paintings and sculptures are displayed in an atmosphere conducive to viewing fine works of art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. STUDIO GALLERY 33 4850 Mackenzie St, Vancouver, BC V6L 2B5 T. 604-838-8670 firstname.lastname@example.org Artist owned and operated, this small neighbourhood gallery offers a wide range of well-priced, quality artworks from Vancouver artists Paul Burgoyne, Kalsang Dawa, Denna Erickson, Louise Howard, Chad Krowchuk, Carylann Leoppky, Julie Mai, Pilar Mehlis and Jay Senetchko. Staff enjoy assisting people new to purchasing original works of art. An in-house gold/silversmith Martin Vseticka creates original custom designs. Tues to Fri 2 - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.
Christos Dikeakos is a well-known Vancouver artist, but he and his wife, Sophie, also own an apple orchard in the Okanagan Valley, where he spends time working outdoors, taking photographs and thinking about water, agriculture and land use. His photographic images form the backbone of Nature morte, but the show also includes various objects and texts. June 21 to Oct. 5 at the Kelowna Art Gallery Christos Dikeakos, Solo Fuji, 2011, ink-jet photograph, 22” x 18”
TRENCH CONTEMPORARY ART 102-148 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B5 T. 604-681-2577 Toll Free: 1-877-681-2577 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.whiterockgallery.com A destination for art lovers throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. They feature an extraordinary selection of original fine art, ceramics and sculpture. Their custom framing is a blend of creativity, expert design, and skilled workmanship. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun variable (call ahead). Closed holiday long weekends. Public Galleries BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 email@example.com www.billreidgallery.ca A public gallery for contemporary aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast named after the acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid (1920 - 1998). The gallery showcases the permanent collection of Bill Reid alongside changing exhibitions of contemporary Northwest Coast art. Highlights include stunning gold and silver jewellery, monumental sculptures and a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Wed to Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
A Pigs River, detail, 2014, mixed media installation
a journey exposed presented by PARC Retirement Living
May 7 to August 23, 2014
GOR DON S M ITH GALLE RY OF CANADIAN ART
2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC 604-998-8563 firstname.lastname@example.org
OPE N I NG R ECE PTION: May 9, 7–9pm ARTI ST PAN E L: May 10, 2–4pm
BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3 T. 604-297-4422 F. 604-205-7339 email@example.com www.burnabyartgallery.ca Dedicated to collecting, preserving and presenting contemporary and historical visual art programs by local, national and internationally recognized artists. Stewards of the 3rd largest public art museum collection in British Columbia. Exhibitions, art education programs, art rental and sales in historic Ceperley Mansion. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm. DEER LAKE GALLERY 6584 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T7 T. 604-298-7322 firstname.lastname@example.org www.burnabyartscouncil.org/deer-lakegallery/ 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. GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K6 T. 604-998-8563 email@example.com www.gordonsmithgallery.ca The recently-opened 4000 square foot gallery houses an outstanding collection of Canadian art amassed from 50 artists including Gordon Smith, Jack Shadbolt and Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Angela Grossman, E.J. Hughes, Kenojuak Ashevak, Rodney Graham, Guido Molinari and Toni Onley. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm, Tues till 9 pm. MAPLE RIDGE ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theactmapleridge.org/qs/page/2166/0/-1 Founded in 1982, the Maple Ridge Art Gallery promotes the visual arts and educates through ongoing exhibitions, educational tours, workshops, artist’s talks, art rental programs, and a gallery shop. The gallery provides a facility for both amateur and professional artists of all ages. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm.
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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 email@example.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.
The photographs in Andrzej Maciejewski’s Garden of Eden series are inspired by the still-life paintings of master painters such as Caravaggio, Luis Melendez, Willem Kalf and Jan Davidszoon de Heem. But the fruit in Maciejewski’s images comes with something a little extra and very contemporary – Price Look-Up stickers. “The 21st-century society has created a new Garden of Eden, where everything looks perfect and flawless,” says the Polish-born artist, who is based in Ontario. “But many things ... have been lost during this process.” July 25 to Oct. 12 at the Two Rivers Gallery in Prince George Andrzej Maciejewski, Still Life with 4030 (New Zealand), 4927 (Italy), 4940 (USA), 3127 (Mexico), 4433 (Panama) and 4958 (Mexico), 2010, archival pigment print, 24” x 30”
MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 6393 NW Marine Dr,, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-5087 F. 604-822-2974 Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org www.moa.ubc.ca MOA is a place of architectural beauty, provocative programming, and exciting exhibitions — including Bill Reid’s iconic ‘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 email@example.com www.richmondartgallery.org The Richmond Art Gallery plays a dynamic role in the growth of visual art in Richmond, and is a vital part of the contemporary art network in BC and Canada. Through excellence in exhibitions and education, the RAG strives to enhance an understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
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Winchester Galleries advises their Humboldt Valley gallery location in Victoria has amalgamated with Winchester Modern at 758 Humboldt St. RED ART GALLERY 2249 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-881-0462 email@example.com www.redartgallery.ca A small gem in the heart of Oak Bay Village, the gallery is dynamic, welcoming and above all, dedicated to the love of art. Along with regular new paintings by award-winning painter Marion Evamy,
The Red Art Gallery in Victoria has moved their 'little gem' east on Oak Bay Ave to larger space at number 2249. THE GALLERY AT MATTICK’S FARM 109-5325 Cordova Bay Rd, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 T. 250-658-8333 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thegalleryatmatticksfarm.com The Gallery at Mattick’s Farm takes pride in sourcing and promoting original art work by a variety of Canadian and international artists. Each month the gallery features the work of a different artist. Daily 10 am - 5:30 pm. THE GALLERY IN OAK BAY VILLAGE 2223A Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-598-9890 F. 250-592-5528 email@example.com Just a short distance from downtown in the picturesque Oak Bay Village, the gallery shows a variety of works by mostly local artists including Kathryn Amisson, Sid and Jesi Baron, Andres Bohaker, Bryony Wynne Boutillier, Tom Dickson, Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesey, Dorothy McKay, Bill McKibben, Ernst Marza, Hal Moldstad, Ron Parker, Natasha Perks. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 3 pm. WEST END GALLERY 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4 T. 250-388-0009 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westendgalleryltd.com First established in Edmonton in 1975, Dan and Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vernonpublicartgallery.com The Vernon Public Art Gallery presents exhibitions of emerging and established artists working in a variety of media, including paintings sculpture, video, and installation art. The Vernon Public Art Gallery is the largest public gallery in the North Okanagan, and provides exhibition opportunities to local artists and artisans. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm. GREATER VICTORIA Commercial Galleries AVENUE GALLERY 2184 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G3 T. 250-598-2184 F. 250-598-2185 email@example.com www.theavenuegallery.com Especially noted for finding and establishing new
Vancouver’s Douglas Coupland explores technology, cultural identity and the power of language in paintings, photographs, prints and other media as part of his first major survey exhibition, everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Coupland, who gained international acclaim in 1991 for his first novel, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, blends pop culture with art historical references, using everything from children’s toys to QR codes that visitors can scan with their smartphones. May 31 to Sept. 1 at the Vancouver Art Gallery Douglas Coupland, Still Life with Twitter, 2012, pigment print on watercolour paper www.gallerieswest.ca
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY 740 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M6 T. 250-480-4930 email@example.com www.outofthemistgallery.com Dealers in classic and contemporary Northwest coast native art — including traditional potlatch masks, basketry, shamanic devices, button blankets, totem poles, artefacts and more. There is also a selection of plains beadwork and artefacts and other North American, Oceanic, and African tribal art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 3 pm.
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.
WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 firstname.lastname@example.org www.winchestergalleriesltd.com Exclusive fine art dealers handling Canadian historical and contemporary art. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and in 2003 has moved to its own building in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks both here and at Winchester Modern, downtown at 758 Humboldt St. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. Cooperative Gallery GALLERY 1580 1580 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8T 3N7 T. 250-415-2307 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aggv.bc.ca Engaging, challenging and inspiring! Victoria’s public art museum presents a variety of visual art experiences, media and cultures through historical to contemporary art from Asia, Europe and Canada — including the work of BC’s premiere landscape artist, Emily Carr, portrayed through paintings, writings and photographs. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm.
A Parallax Roy Kiyooka & Harry Kiyooka Works from the 50’s and 60’s
LEGACY DOWNTOWN 630 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1K9 T. 250-721-6562 F. 250-721-6607 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Harry Kiyooka, Asuntina, 1960, oil on canvas
Roy Kiyooka, Woman / Green Striped Blouse, 1953, oil on masonite
www.herringerkissgallery.com / 709 - 11 Ave. S.W. Calgary, AB / 403.228.4889
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Val Nelson is unapologetic about her lack of interest in the machinations of contemporary art. “These are not strategically political or conceptual paintings,” she says. “They are an embodiment of my affection for the world.” Influenced by her background as a dancer, Nelson works with snapshots from her travels, choreographing bold gestures and careful observations into work that pays homage to 19th-century European painters such as Adolph von Menzel and Edouard Manet, as well as more recent artists like Cy Twombly. Nelson, who studied at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, was a semi-finalist for the RBC Painting Award in 2003. Her work is in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank and numerous private collections. May 3 to May 17 at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver Val Nelson, A Car, Some Trees, Some Buildings, Some Other Cars, and a Sign, in Hampstead, 2013, oil on panel, 26” x 20” www.gallerieswest.ca
Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 email@example.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/ studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm.
ALBERTA GALLERIES BANFF Commercial Galleries CANADA HOUSE GALLERY PO Box 1570 201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5 T. 403-762-3757 F. 403-762-8052 Toll Free: 1-800-419-1298 firstname.lastname@example.org www.canadahouse.com A Banff destination since 1974, just a short drive from Calgary. This friendly and fresh gallery represents a large collection of current Canadian art — paintings and sculpture from Canada’s best landscape, contemporary and Native artists. Check website for daily updates. Member of Art Dealers Association of Canada. Open daily. MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T. 403-760-2382 Toll Free: 1-800-310-9726 email@example.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Banff Springs, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadi-
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TRUCK CONTEMPORARY ART IN CALGARY 2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2C 0K4 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 firstname.lastname@example.org www.truck.ca/ TRUCK is a non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Their goal is to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to the global critical discourse on contemporary art. TRUCK presents dynamic programming, fosters innovative artistic practices, encourages experimentation, and promotes a dialogue between artists and the public. Free admission. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries BARBARA EDWARDS CONTEMPORARY 1114 11 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1P1 T. 587-349-2014 F. 587-349-2015 email@example.com www.becontemporary.com Barbara Edwards Contemporary is committed to exhibiting contemporary art of high calibre on the Canadian stage. The gallery represents a selection of the best Canadian and international artists and estates including the work of Eric Fischl, Jessica Stockholder, Betty Goodwin, Ray Mead, Tim Zuck, and April Gornik. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm.
Andra Ghecevici explores notions of trespass as she reconsiders landscape traditions in Transcendence, a collection of paintings and charcoal drawings on canvas. Ghecevici draws inspiration from her travels in Western Canada. “It always feels like nature is giving me lessons on all the glory of its contrasts and blends of elements and colour,” she says. “Even a dead tree will make one fall in love with life.” Born into a family of artists in Romania, Ghecevici earned a fine arts degree in her homeland before relocating to Canada in 2006. May 29 to June 12 at Petley Jones Gallery in Vancouver Andra Ghecevici, Eclat, 2014, charcoal, polymer fixative and varnish on canvas, 61” x 70”
an 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.
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.
WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 210 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 1-866-859-2220 firstname.lastname@example.org www.willockandsaxgallery.com Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm.
Commercial Gallery BLUEROCK GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 1290, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 F. 403-933-5050 email@example.com www.bluerockgallery.ca Bluerock Gallery is a go-to place for one-of-a-kind fine art and craft, jewellery, cards and inspiring books. New art arrives regularly and the impressive collection by more than 100 artists is constantly being expanded and rotated. Wed to Mon 11 am - 5 pm; Dec 1 - 24 daily 11 am - 7 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.banffcentre.ca/wpg/ The gallery is exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and is dedicated to developing a thoughtful and stimulating forum for visual art and curatorial practice. The WPG develops exhibitions, commissions new works and engages in dialogues about curatorial practice through symposia and workshops. Wed to Sun 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. Free gallery tours Thurs 7 pm.
Commercial Gallery SUNCATCHER’S DESIGN STUDIO PO Box 840, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0 T. 403-949-4332 F. 403-278-6299 email@example.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. Suncatcher’s continues to provide Calgary and area with custom and pre-made stained glass as they have since 1979. Wed to Sun 11 am - 6 pm.
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CKG / CHRISTINE KLASSEN GALLERY 321 50 Ave, Calgary, AB T2G 2B3 T. 403-262-1880 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
DIANA PAUL GALLERIES 737 2 ST SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 email@example.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.
Longtime Calgary business, Kensington Art Supply has moved to 120-6999 11 St SE near Lee Valley Tools and Bondar ENDEAVOR ARTS 200-1209 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3 T. 403-532-7800 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
Calgary-based artist Tyler Los-Jones considers relationships between provisional and inherited conventions of representing the natural environment in We saw the reflected, inverted image of our own age. Curated by Peta Rake. To June 1 in the Eric Harvie Theatre lobby at the Banff Centre Tyler Los-Jones, We saw the reflected, inverted image of our own age, 2014, archival inkjet on paper, 18” x 12”
CALGARY Artist-run Galleries THE NEW GALLERY 208 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B6 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160, 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 email@example.com 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
CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 1-877-290-0145 firstname.lastname@example.org www.circa5060.ca Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass from the best known studios and furnaces. Circa brings world-class vintage art glass to Calgary from centres across Europe. A visual spectacle of color, form and modernism. Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
email@example.com www.dadegallery.com With a distinctive product mix and presentation philosophy DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB offers a complete product range for modern living — including original art and sculpture by local artists, and exclusive furniture from around the world. Tues to Sun 11 am - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm.
Indigenous Ingenuity includes paintings, sculptures and installations that highlight the diversity of aboriginal art. Artists include Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Carl Beam, David Garneau, Kent Monkman and Joane Cardinal-Schubert. Also included is work by Montanaraised Blackfeet artist Terrance Guardipee, one of the first artists to revive the historical tradition of ledger art – illustrations on the lined account sheets of Indian agents. The collapse of the buffalo economy and the move to reserves meant hides were no longer available as a substrate for art so discarded ledger paper was used instead. June 15 to Oct. 19 at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff Terrance Guardipee, Running Eagle Blackfeet Warrior Woman, 2011, coloured pencil on Blackfeet Tribe cash disbursement ledger, 1957-1959, 11” x 16.8” FRAMED ON FIFTH 1207 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S1 T. 403-244-3688 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
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GALLERIA - INGLEWOOD 907 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S5 T. 403-270-3612 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 email@example.com www.herringerkissgallery.com A member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, the gallery represents over 25 artists working in a range of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media works. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. JARVIS HALL FINE ART 617 11 Ave SW (lower level), Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jarvishallfineart.com Jarvis Hall Fine Art is committed to supporting the practice of contemporary art by emerging, midcareer and established Canadian artists. Currently representing Mark Dicey, Carl White, Jeffrey Spalding, John Will, Larissa Tiggelers, Herald Nix, Billy McCarroll and more. Various works of art are also available throughout the year by historical and contemporary Canadian and international artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. LATITUDE ART GALLERY 150-625 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-262-9598 email@example.com
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Wildlife or nature art has, in essence, the esoteric quality of a fine symphony or an abstract painting. This art form is almost always allegorical – it tells about a time past, a time present, a time to come, the progression of the season, the wheel of life in its varied forms. —GLENN OLSON
Featuring Historical and Contemporary Canadian Art With over 1,500 original works available #3, 215 – 39th Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7E3 Hours vary, please call 403-277-7252 View our collection online at: www.fortunefineart.com Galleries West Summer 2014 51
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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.
Five artists – Danielle Barlette, David Zimmerman, Neil K. Swanson, Sheila Kernan and Wanda Ellerbeck – are part of this year’s artist ranch project at the Calgary Stampede. The artists spent a weekend at the 130-year-old OH Ranch, on the Highwood River west of Longview, and then created work based on their experiences. July 4 to July 13 at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park in Calgary David Zimmerman, Not Sure if He’s Welcome, 2014, mixed media on board, 8” x 8”
LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972 in Winnipeg, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Ron Bolt, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Also located in Winnipeg and Toronto. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MASTERS GALLERY 2115 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W8 T. 403-245-2064 F. 403-244-1636 email@example.com www.mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating more than 35 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. MIDTOWNE GALLERY 9250 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0P5 T. 403-252-7063 firstname.lastname@example.org www.midtownegallery.ca Specializing in original representational painting and sculpture from emerging and established Canadian artists, this contemporary space was designed for showcasing art. Each month the gallery features group, or solo exhibitions, in celebration of the artist’s artwork. Located within It’s Worth Framing (ample free parking) on Macleod Trail. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm; Tues to Thurs till 6 pm. MOONSTONE CREATION NATIVE GALLERY 1219 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0W6 T. 403-261-2650 F. 403-261-2654
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email@example.com www.moonstonecreation.ca Along with showcasing the traditional artwork of owner Yvonne Jobin, the gallery represents many First Nations and Metis artists. Fine art, pottery, carvings, turquoise and Westcoast jewellery, beadwork, leatherwork and authentic, locally-made gifts can be found in this unique gallery. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm.
VAN GINKEL ART GALLERY & STUDIO 1312A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T3 T. 403-830-0061 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Gallery ARTPOINT GALLERY AND STUDIOS 1139 - 11 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3G1 T. 403-265-6867 F. 403-265-6867 email@example.com 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. Public Galleries CONTEMPORARY CALGARY C 117 - 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-770-1350 F. 403-264-8077 firstname.lastname@example.org contemporarycalgary.com Contemporary Calgary, a merger of The Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC), the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary (MOCA) and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA) is an interactive and dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture. Thurs to Sun noon - 6 pm. Tours by appointment. CONTEMPORARY CALGARY C2 AT CITY HALL 104-800 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2M3 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 email@example.com
NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 firstname.lastname@example.org www.newzones.com/ Opened in 1992, Newzones is one of Canada’s leading contemporary art galleries, promoting prominent Albertan, Canadian and international artists as well as young, up-and-coming artists both at home in Calgary, and internationally. The Gallery’s program has an emphasis on process-orientated artwork that challenges both the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics. Tues to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. PAUL KUHN GALLERY 724 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-263-1162 F. 403-262-9426 email@example.com www.paulkuhngallery.com Focuses on national and regional contemporary Canadian paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture; also shows contemporary American prints. Exhibitions change monthly featuring established and emerging artists along with themed group shows. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ruberto-ostberg.com This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.
Lyle Pisio, a Calgary-based artist, musician and animator, builds a set with props to create a new stop-motion animated film during his summer residency at the Ledge Gallery. “The practice of stop-motion animation is, at heart, a meditation on the minutiae of life,” says Pisio. “A sneeze, scratching an arm, blinking an eye, all must be thought through, broken down and recreated.” June 5 to Aug. 21 at the Ledge Gallery in the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary Lyle Pisio, Haiku 3: DREAM, 2013, still from short film showing installation of wood carvings www.gallerieswest.ca
PHOTO RIGHT: LYLE PISIO
www.latitudeartgallery.com Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 11 am - 5 pm, and by appointment.
TRÉPANIERBAER 105, 999 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J5 T. 403-244-2066 F. 403-244-2094 email@example.com www.trepanierbaer.com A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists’ work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment.
www.wallacegalleries.com In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.
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.
The majestic natural beauty of the Canadian Rockies and wildlife interpreted by someone who experiences it daily!
LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8, Site 31, Comp. #9., RR 8 By Millarville, 16 km south of Calgary off Hwy 22 west, Calgary, AB T2J 2T9 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 firstname.lastname@example.org www.leightoncentre.org The Centre is a public art gallery, museum and shop located just outside Calgary, overlooking the Alberta Foothills and Rocky Mountains. It is open to the public year round and offers a wide range of art exhibitions, museum displays, programming, art sales and special events. A not-for-profit organization, it strives to promote artistic community, and to sustain a setting for art and the creative process. Tues to Sun 10 am - 4 pm.
www.contemporarycalgary.com Contemporary Calgary, a merger of The Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC), the Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary (MOCA) and the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Art (IMCA) is 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. Thurs to Sun noon - 6 pm. Tours by appointment. ESKER FOUNDATION GALLERY 444-1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0H7 T. 403-930-2490 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.glenbow.org/
NICKLE GALLERIES Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary, 410 University Court NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 email@example.com library.ucalgary.ca/nickle Now reopened in a landmark location on campus, the Nickle Galleries showcases the best of Alberta artists, currently featuring Marion Nicoll and Arthur Nishimura. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 7 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm, closed Sun. FREE admission. THE MILITARY MUSEUMS — FOUNDERS’ GALLERY 4520 Crowchild Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4 T. 403-974-2847 F. 403-974-2858 firstname.lastname@example.org www.themilitarymuseums.ca/galleryfounders Officially opened in 2009, and under The University of Calgary administration since 2012, The Founders’ Gallery contributes to Canadians’ understanding of military experience by displaying historic and contemporary works of art and related artifacts. The gallery hosts local, national, and international exhibitions, which change every few months. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm.
Mt. Columbia – Columbia Icefields, oil on canvas, 24” x 48”
Ruth Moore Studio Innisfail, AB 403-227-5798 email@example.com www.ruthmoore.fineartstudioonline.com
Sandra Chapman, A Road Less Travelled, 36”x48”, Oil/Canvas
James Agrell Smith was a master engraver but also explored other media in work that retained a strong graphic presence. He was a postal worker for many years in Red Deer, where this exhibition, A Broader Picture – Drawings, Paintings and Original Prints, was first shown last year. His work is in the collections of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the Glenbow Museum. To June 15 at Lougheed House in Calgary James Agrell Smith, Self, 1954, wood engraving, 7” x 6”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Commercial Galleries CARTER-RYAN GALLERY AND LIVE ART VENUE 705 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-621-1000 email@example.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. THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theavensgallery.com Established in 1980, the Avens Gallery is a fixture in the town of Canmore. Their mandate is to showcase high quality western Canadian artists and they take an understandable pride in their eclectic collection of original paintings and sculpture. Open daily with extended summer and Christmas hours.
UPCOMING OPENINGS with artists in attendance (noon – 4 pm) May 18 Jun 28 Jul 19 Aug 2 Sept 6-7 Oct 18
The Trees by Sandra Chapman Visit Artist Demonstration & Show theavensgallery.com Multiplicity by Jerry Markham for full event An Unveiling calendar online Living Florals by Rena Bierman Artist Demonstration & Show Wilderness In Textures by David Zimmerman Artist Demonstration & Show 3-Dimensions by Vance Theoret, Jonn Einerssen & Evelyn Kirkaldy Artist Demonstration & Show 40 Years In Fine Arts by Min Ma An Exhibition
Open 11-5 daily Extended Wknd/Hol hours
104-709 Main Street, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 email@example.com
Established in 1986 in support of Western Canadian Fine Arts
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Featuring Parkland Prairie Artists 5002 - 50 Street Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 1-888-672-8401
Elaine Tweedy, Dancing Tulips, Watercolour, 15” x 22”
Art Supplies, Picture Framing, Prints, Posters, Rocks & Crystals
THE EDGE GALLERY 612 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore, AB T1W 0C7 T. 403-675-8300 firstname.lastname@example.org www.edgegallery.ca In the gallery: ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works. In the frame shop: experienced staff with 25 years experience offers a wide selection of frames for mirrors, objects, needlework, paintings and prints, specializing in the handling and care of original artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am -5:30 pm or by appointment. COCHRANE Commercial Gallery JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 3-320 1 St West,, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 email@example.com www.justimajan.com Representing 26 Canadian artists — painters, sculptors and glass artists — this inviting gallery has a unique ambiance with antique decor to take visitors down memory lane. Artist/Owner paints in rear gallery/studio. Coffee, ice cream cones and good dogs welcome. Thurs, Fri noon - 5 pm, Sat 10 am 5 pm, or by appointment. COLD LAKE Commercial Gallery JANVIER GALLERY Cold Lake First Nations 149B (Box 8130), Cold Lake, AB T9M 1N1 T. 780-639-4545 firstname.lastname@example.org www.alexjanvier.com Janvier Gallery, formerly located across from the Marina in the city of Cold Lake, has re-opened in a purpose-built, Douglas Cardinal designed building in Cold Lake First Nations 149B (also known as English Bay) about ten minutes north of Cold Lake on 25 Street/English Bay Road. The gallery holds many Alex Janvier originals, with exhibitions changing often. Currently open BY APPOINTMENT. DRUMHELLER Commercial Galleries 3RD AVENUE ARTS Box 338, 20 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686 email@example.com www.todorphoto.com
Quality Western Canadian art. Featuring the works of over 30 artisans. Unique selection of photography, fine art originals, prints, pottery, glass objects and jewellery. Owned and operated by visual artist Michael Todor. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm; Daily Jul, Aug. ATELIERO VERDA Box 1708, 40 3 Ave W, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-2455 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. GREATER EDMONTON Artist-run Galleries HARCOURT HOUSE GALLERY 10215 112 St - 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-426-4180 F. 780-425-5523 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
CAMPER Summer 2014 CONTINUES OUR INNOVATIVE OFFSITE SUMMER PROGRAMMING
Summer “Bike In” Cinema Series July 26: Dumbfounded by Nature in Central Park, Banff, AB in collaboration with Parks Canada August 29: Animation Night site TBA in collaboration with Quickdraw Animation Society Look for additional screening events presented in collaboration with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, WordFest, Calgary Public Library, and in Lethbridge with the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Check website for dates, times and locations of all events. 2009 - 10th Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 0K4 email@example.com • www.truck.ca
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Children’s drawings have influenced the direction of Tony Baker’s work over the last few years. “Their unrefined images and colour choices leap off the page with a raw intensity, but they still seem to be grounded in what they are observing,” Baker says. “They have not been taught the conventions of draftsmanship, perspective or natural colour selection, not to mention the conventions of society.” May 10 to May 26 at the Front Gallery in Edmonton Tony Baker, Day Before Night, 2013, mixed media on panel, 8” x 10” www.gallerieswest.ca
firstname.lastname@example.org www.bearclawgallery.com Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. BUGERA MATHESON GALLERY 10435 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R1 T. 780-482-2854 email@example.com www.bugeramathesongallery.com With a brand new location, designed from the ground up to suit the needs of clients and artists, the Bugera Matheson Gallery continues a 20-year tradition of serving Edmonton’s art-loving community. Experience a rich variety of unique fine art including abstract, landscape, still life and figurative painting, and sculpture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Thurs till 7 pm. DAFFODIL GALLERY 10412 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R5 T. 780-760-1278 firstname.lastname@example.org www.daffodilgallery.ca “From England, with love” is the theme of Daffodil Gallery, fulfilling a dream of Karen Bishop and partner Rick Rogers to create an unpretentious gallery, welcoming to both experienced and new art collectors. It features established and emerging Canadian artists, representing a wide range of artistic styles — from traditional to contemporary. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5 pm. DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.savacava.com Created in 2011 by the SociÉtÉ francophone des arts visuels de l’Alberta, PAVA is committed to the promotion of contemporary art by emerging and established artists from the local, provincial and national art scenes. Artists are encouraged to research projects reflecting cultural and social diversity. Juried themed exhibitions change monthly. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment at 780-461-3427. LANDO GALLERY 103-10310 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-990-1161 email@example.com www.landogallery.com Edmonton’s largest commercial art gallery is now located on the corner of 103 Avenue and 124 Street. Lando Gallery continues to offer superior quality Canadian and international fine art and fine objects, expert custom picture framing, fine art appraisals and many other art related services. Open Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, or by appointment. PETER ROBERTSON GALLERY 12304 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-455-7479 firstname.lastname@example.org www.probertsongallery.com Representing a roster of over 40 emerging, mid-career, and senior Canadian artists, this contemporary gallery space features a wide range of media and subject matter. Whether working with established collectors, or with those looking to purchase their first piece, Peter Robertson Gallery strives to inform, challenge, and retain relevance within the broader art community. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. PICTURE THIS! 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7 T. 780-467-3038 F. 780-464-1493 Toll Free: 1-800-528-4278 email@example.com www.picturethisgallery.com Picture This! framing & gallery have been helping clients proudly display their life treasures and as-
sisting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.thefrontgallery.com Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. WEST END GALLERY 12308 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 3K5 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Cooperative Gallery LOFT GALLERY AT A. J. OTTEWELL COMMUNITY CENTRE 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4V8 T. 780-449-4443 email@example.com ssc.memberlodge.org/loftgallery With artwork changing approximately every eight weeks, the Loft Gallery features the work of Art Society of Strathcona County members. Local artists and group shows are presented throughout the year in a variety of media, sizes and prices. Located in the A. J. Ottewell Art Centre. Sat, Sun noon - 4pm. Public Galleries ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 10186-106 St, Edmonton, AB T5J 1H4 T. 780-488-5900 F. 780-488-8855 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Loft Gallery featuring Original Artworks
presented by Art Society of Strathcona County www.artstrathcona.com
July 19 - August 16 Open 10 am - 6 pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Alberta Wide Art Exhibit
presented by Alberta Community Art Clubs Association www.acaca.ab.ca
July 19 - August 16 Open 10 am - 6 pm, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Official Opening and Artist WINE & CHEESE Reception July 26, 2014 • 7 - 10 pm EVERYONE WELCOME!
A.J. Ottewell Community Centre 590 Broadmoor Boulevard Sherwood Park, AB Galleries West Summer 2014 55
Herb Sellin, who moved through realism to abstraction in a career spanning four decades, presents 40 paintings in his first major exhibition in a public art gallery. Sellin grew up on a farm near Grande Prairie and studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary. He describes his recent work as a spiritual response to the land. July 17 to Oct. 12 at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie Herb Sellin, Alberta Bound, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 60”
SOVEREIGN ACTS Works by Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Robert Houle, Terrance Houle, Shelley Niro, Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas Curated by Wanda Nanibush Organized and circulated by the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Hart House at the University of Toronto JUNE 27 TO SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
KEITH LANGERGRABER Theatre of the Exploding Sun Organized and circulated by the Kelowna Art Gallery in partnership with the Southern Alberta Art Gallery
THE MISSING BODY: performance in the absence of the artist Curated by Cindy Baker
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
CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA (CAVA) 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 email@example.com www.savacava.com The Centre is an eclectic mix of fine art and craft from the Société’s 165 members. These Albertabased artists work in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, woodworking and other fine crafts including pottery, jewellery, woven and quilted fabric and much more. The ‘galerie’ exhibitions change twice monthly. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. STRATHCONA COUNTY ART GALLERY @ 501 120-501 Festival Ave, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4X3 T. 780-410-8585 F. 780-410-8580 firstname.lastname@example.org www.strathcona.ca/artgallery Strathcona County opened the doors on March 10, 2011 to Gallery @ 501 located in the Community Centre in Sherwood Park, AB. The gallery will be exhibiting contemporary artwork from regional, provincial, national and international artists and is 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
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T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 1-866-421-1731 email@example.com www.visualartsalberta.com Visual Arts Alberta Association is a non-profit Provincial Arts Service Organization (PASO) for the visual arts which celebrates, supports and develops Alberta’s visual culture. The gallery hosts an ongoing exhibition schedule. Wed to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm. GRANDE PRAIRIE Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE 103-9839 103 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 firstname.lastname@example.org www.aggp.ca The Prairie Art Gallery has been renamed the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in celebration of its major expansion into the restored 1929 Grande Prairie High School building. It is a public, non-commercial environment dedicated to assisting in the enjoyment of visual arts. It maintains the largest public art collection in the Peace Region. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 9 pm, Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. JASPER Commercial Galleries LEONA AMANN STUDIO GALLERY AT THE RED DOOR 618C Connaught Dr, PO Box 1495, Jasper, AB TOE 1E0 T. 780-852-8289 email@example.com www.leonaamann.com A working artist studio and gallery offering a unique art experience. Leona Amann’s paintings capture the Jasper landscape in bold colours and strong patterns. Original art, limited edition prints and art cards are available as well as a select offering from local craft people and visiting artisans. (Jun to Oct) Thurs to Mon 1 - 6 pm and by appointment; (Winter) Thurs to Sun 1 - 6 pm and by appointment. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings,
PHOTO: HERB SELLIN.
MAY 4 TO JUNE 15, 2014
ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.galtmuseum.com A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Thurs till 9 pm, Sun 1 - 4:30 pm. Admission charge. SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 email@example.com 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.
COLLECTION OF ANGUS AND JEAN BRUNEAU
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. MEDALTA IN THE HISTORIC CLAY DISTRICT 713 Medalta Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K9 T. 403-529-1070 firstname.lastname@example.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. NANTON Commercial Gallery NIKANIWIN GALLERY 2119 20 St (PO Box 238), Nanton, AB T0L 1R0 T. 403-646-2086 email@example.com www.nikaniwingallery.ca This new gallery by artist owners, Tracy Gardner and Bruce Koch shows a variety of ‘realist’ artwork — still-lifes, landscapes, florals, animals and portraits — including their own, often with a Western
Luminous paintings of everyday objects in her home – everything from jars of jam to a dead salmon – light up the 50-year retrospective of celebrated Newfoundland artist Mary Pratt. In the 1960s, Pratt became fascinated by the play of light on various surfaces and began to create oil paintings with surprising nuance and power. May 17 to Aug. 24 at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina Mary Pratt, Salmon on Saran, 1974, oil on Masonite, 18” x 30” www.gallerieswest.ca
Nikaniwin Gallery Western Gallery and Art Studio
GRAND OPENING MAY 31, 2014
2119 - 20th street, Nanton, Alberta T0l 1R0 (a pleasant 1 hour drive south of Calgary)
Phone 403-646-2086 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.nikaniwingallery.ca
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theme. There is a working studio within the gallery offering oil painting classes for adults of all levels. Tues to Thurs 10:30 am - 5 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am - 6, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. OKOTOKS 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bay12gallery.com Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Bay 12 Gallery brings original fine art by more than 40 Alberta-based artists to The Village at Pigeon Lake. Painting, photography, pottery, glass, wood, jewellery, art cards and more. Twenty min west on Highway 13 from QE 2, Exit 482B. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun & hols 11 am - 5 pm; (Extended Summer hours) Fri, Sat open till 8 pm. PONOKA Commercial Gallery SIDING 14 GALLERY 5214 50 St, PO Box 4403, Ponoka, AB T4J 1S1 T. 403-790-5387 email@example.com Siding 14 Gallery takes its name from early CPR days when Ponoka was a waterstop on the Edmonton-Calgary mainline. Today it features artwork from Western Canada, across the country and beyond. At its core is the studio of Mary MacArthur and Danny Lineham (“Those Great Little Books”) who are proud to showcase not only their own work in the ‘ancient book arts’, but that of other fine artists and artisans. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, and by appointment. RED DEER
May 10, 2014 – August 4, 2014
Public Gallery RED DEER MUSEUM + ART GALLERY 4525 47A Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6Z6 T. 403-309-8405 F. 403-342-6644 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. WATERTON Commercial Gallery GUST GALLERY 112A Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes, AB T0K 2M0 T. 403-859-2535 email@example.com www.gustgallery.com The Gust Gallery embraces the art and landscapes of Southern Alberta reflected by the extraordinary talents of artists working in 2 and 3 dimensional mediums. Open daily mid-May to end-September. WETASKIWIN Commercial Gallery CAELIN ARTWORKS 4728 50 Ave, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0R7 T. 780-352-3519 Toll Free: 1-888-352-3519 firstname.lastname@example.org www.caelinartworks.com
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The relationship between the tragic and the comic is the focus of Tragedy Plus Time, a group exhibition featuring Canadian and international artists. The show, organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery for various venues in Regina, takes its title from a quotation variously attributed to Steve Allen, Carol Burnett, Lenny Bruce and Woody Allen: “Comedy is tragedy plus time.” Artists include Sonny Assu, BGL, Michel de Broin, Jason Cawood, Mark Clintberg, Thirza Cuthand and Kim Dorland. June 20 to August 27 at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed, Most Covered Pole (from the project Your Lupines or Your Life), 2012 , inkjet print, 27.8” x 42” Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Caelin Artworks has been in operation since 1988. Located in an historic home in downtown Wetaskiwin, this studio/gallery showcases primarily their own work, and also puts the ‘fine’ into the art of picture framing. Mon to Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat noon - 4 pm.
SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178, Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 email@example.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.
Public Gallery ESTEVAN ART GALLERY & MUSEUM 118 4 St, Estevan, SK S4A 0T4 T. 306-634-7644 F. 306-634-2940 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Galleries ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 email@example.com www.allensapp.com Allen Sapp is the recipient of the Order of Canada among many honours for his paintings depicting the everyday lives of Northern Plains Cree at mid 20th century. Housed in the historic Carnegie Library building, the gallery attracts people from around the world who are passionate about art and First Nations culture. Spring and Summer Daily 11 am - 5 pm; Fall and Winter Wed to Sun noon - 4 pm.
MELFORT Public Gallery SHERVEN-SMITH ART GALLERY 206 Bemister Ave East, Box 310, Melfort, SK S0E 1A0 T. 306-752-4177 F. 306-752-5556 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kerryvickarcentre.ca Located 2 hours north of Saskatoon, the gallery is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of emerging local and provincial artists. Since opening in 2010, the gallery has held an eclectic mix of exhibits With new exhibits each month, the gallery is always looking for artists interested in showcasing their work.Admission free. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm. MOOSE JAW Commercial Gallery YVETTE MOORE FINE ART GALLERY 76 Fairford St W, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 1V1 T. 306-693-7600 F. 306-693-7602 email@example.com www.yvettemoore.com Showcasing the award-winning works of Yvette Moore, her gallery features her original artwork, limited edition prints, framed artcards and art plaques along with the works of other artisans, shown amid the copper grandeur of the former 1910 Land Titles Office. Food service. Corner Fairford and 1 Ave. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CHAPEL GALLERY 1-891 99 St, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1757 F. 306-445-1009 email@example.com www.chapelgallery.ca The Chapel Gallery is a public gallery with special emphases on contemporary, regional and Aboriginal art in all media. It facilitates workshops, mentorship programs and supports the thoughtful reception of art. Proposals from artists, curators and collectives are accepted on an ongoing basis. Jun to Sept: daily noon - 4 pm; Sept to May: Wed to Sun noon - 4 pm.
David Diviney & Jamie Wright may 23 —august 23, 2014
PRINCE ALBERT Public Gallery THE MANN ART GALLERY 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B8 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-763-7838 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
ADMISSION IS FREE
Summer Hours (June to August) Monday-Friday: 10AM - 6PM; Thursday 10AM - 9PM; Saturday 1 - 4PM ƚŽƉůĞŌ͗ŽƵĐŚ^ŬŝŶŶŝŶŐdƌŽŽŶ͕:ĂŵŝĞtƌŝŐŚƚ͕ǀŝĚĞŽƐƟůů͕ϮϬϭϭ top right: ůŝŶĚ(diptych) detail, David Diviney, cedar shingles, plywood, wood stain, taxidermy eyes, 2011 118 - 4th street, Estevan, SK (P) 306 634 7644｡ www.eagm.ca
REGINA Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 email@example.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
Art of the Book is a touring exhibition that marks the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild’s 30th anniversary. The juried show, exhibited at the Saskatchewan Craft Council, includes examples of fine binding, calligraphy, handmade paper, artists’ books and more. One highlight, from Montreal bookbinder Cécile Côté, is a full-leather binding decorated with layered inlays and raised motifs. June 6 to July 12 at the Affinity Gallery in Saskatoon Cécile Côté, Histoire d’Ali Baba et de quarante voleurs exterminés par un esclave, 2012, fine binding, 7.6” x 5.6” x 0.9” www.gallerieswest.ca
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Douglas Bentham has been creating abstract sculptures in steel, bronze, brass and wood for some 40 years. “The quality of sculpture which feeds me most is its concreteness, both as object and of process – its ability to live a compound existence, one in everyday reality and the other in the inner world of the imagination,” he says. Bentham’s last major solo show in Saskatoon was at the Mendel Art Gallery in 2005. Bentham, who earned an MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 1989, has had some 50 solo shows across Canada. May 10 to May 28 at Art Placement in Saskatoon Douglas Bentham, Song for Picasso, 2012, galvanized steel and iron, patinated brass, 61” x 36” x 20”
MYSTERIA GALLERY 2706 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-522-0080 F. 306-522-5410 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
“Powerful and sensitive images of the Northern Plains Cree”
NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 email@example.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. SLATE FINE ART GALLERY 2078 Halifax St, Regina, SK S4P 1T7 T. 306-775-0300 firstname.lastname@example.org www.slategallery.ca Located in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood, SLATE Gallery features works from iconic and contemporary Canadian artists. SLATE owners Gina Fafard and Kimberley Fyfe offer advice and support for new and experienced buyers, assistance with acquisition and investment of artworks for private, corporate and public collections. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
Celebrating 25 years as Canada’s only public gallery named after a living artist.
#1 Railway Ave E. North Battleford, SK 306-445-1760 www.allensapp.com
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TRADITIONS HAND CRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bond, Angela Morgan and many more. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 an -5 pm.
DARRELL BELL GALLERY 405-105 21 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B3 T. 306-955-5701 email@example.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. Public Galleries AFFINITY GALLERY - SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 F. 306-244-2711 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.mendel.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. VAL MARIE Commercial Gallery GRASSLANDS GALLERY Centre St and 1 Ave N, PO Box 145, Val Marie, SK S0N 2T0 T. 306-298-7782 email@example.com www.grasslandsgallery.com Located at the gateway to Grasslands National Park in a land of rolling hills, rugged coulees and steep ravines centred on the Frenchman River Valley, Grasslands Gallery shows original art and craft inspired by the Grasslands experience. MAY TO SEP: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm and by appointment, see website or call for seasonal hours. YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 firstname.lastname@example.org www.deangallery.ca As the only professionally-operated public art gallery within a 150 km radius of Yorkton, the Dean curates, exhibits and promotes the work of local, provincial and national contemporary artists who address issues affecting the Yorkton region. 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.
Call for Submissions
Submissions due: July 15, 2014 Welcoming applications from all professional artists – from the traditional to those who work in new and digital media
46th SCA National Juried Show
COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 email@example.com www.collectorschoice.ca Represents Saskatchewan and Canadian artists including Lou Chrones, Malaika Z Charbonneau, Julie Gutek, Cecelia Jurgens, Paul Jacoby, Valerie Munch, Jon Einnersen, Don Hefner, Reg Parsons, Bill Schwarz. The gallery offers a variety of contemporary paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oil, and mixed media and sculpture in bronze, stone and metal plus a collection of estate art. Tues - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 - 5 pm.
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.
SCA A Salmon Arm Art Gallery Salmon Arm, British Columbia Sept 5th - Sept 27th, 2014 Announcing the new Mary Pratt Crystal Award
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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Véronique La Perrière M. explores the intersections between psychoanalysis, mythology and alchemy in La Clinique alchimique. Her art practice is choreographed around memory and trace, perception and identity, the invisible and the phantasmagorical. A doctoral student at Concordia University in Montreal, her work has been presented in the United States, Australia and Europe. May 1 to June 12 at La Maison des artistes visuels francophones in Winnipeg Véronique La Perrière M., Le jardin, la descente et le retour, 2012, charcoal and pastel on paper, 22” x 30” each www.gallerieswest.ca
ADMISSION FREE: Tues to Sat: 10 – 4:30 pm; Sun (Apr – Dec) 1 – 5 pm ĂůůĨŽƌŚŽůŝĚĂǇ ŚŽƵƌƐ
122 – 3rd Ave West, ASSINIBOIA, SK • 306-642-5292 ŝŶĨŽΛƐŚƵƌŶŝĂŬĂƌƚŐĂůůĞƌǇ͘ĐŽŵͻwww.shurniakartgallery.com Located one hour south of Moose Jaw.
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For more than 30 years, Cliff Eyland, a Winnipeg painter, writer and curator, has created paintings, drawings and notes in an index-card format that measures just three inches by five inches. He has displayed these works in public and not-so public installations in galleries and libraries in Canada, the United States and Europe. June 16 to July 4 at Gurevich Fine Art in Winnipeg Cliff Eyland, Untitled Meditation Block, acrylic on wood block, 3” x 5”
APRIL 11 TO JUNE 15, 2014 ORGANIZED & CIRCULATED BY THE MENDEL ART GALLERY & THE MACKENZIE ART GALLERY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
JONATHAN FORRESTf ield MAY 31 to JUNE 26
The Gallery/art placement inc. 228 3rd Ave S. Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artplacement.com
image: Jonathan Forrest, Stepping Stones, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 32 in.
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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 email@example.com 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. SELKIRK Cooperative Gallery GWEN FOX GALLERY 101-250 Manitoba Ave, Selkirk, MB R1A 0Y5 T. 204-482-4359 firstname.lastname@example.org
www.gwenfoxgallery.com Built in 1907 and twice rescued from demolition, the ‘old Post Office’ is now the Selkirk Community Arts Centre and home to the Gwen Fox Gallery with over 100 members. The gallery exhibits the works of individual members monthly through the year with June and September reserved for member group shows. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm. WINNIPEG 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 email@example.com www.birchwoodartgallery.com Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. They also provide conservation custom framing, art restoration and cleaning, and home and office art consultation. Original commissions available on request. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 6 pm, Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment. GROLLÉ FINE ART Studio 54 on the Mezzanine, Fort Garry Place (81 Garry St), Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J9 T. 304-505-5836 firstname.lastname@example.org grollefineart.com The gallery prides itself in presenting exhibitions of high-quality Canadian and international artworks — specializing in 20th and 21st century expressionism and helping build collections for both seasoned and burgeoning collectors. Consultations, appraisals, art submissions welcomed. On Garry, just off Broadway, minutes from The Forks and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Tues to Sat 9 am - 4 pm and by appointment. GUREVICH FINE ART 200-62 Albert St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9 T. 204-488-0662 Toll Free: 1-888-488-0662 email@example.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. LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It
represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 email@example.com www.mayberryfineart.com Located in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District, Mayberry Fine Art represents a select group of gifted Canadian artists including Joe Fafard, Andrew Valko, and Robert Genn. With almost 40 years experience, the gallery also specializes in historic Canadian and European works of collectible interest. A second location was opened in Toronto in 2010. Regular exhibitions feature important early Canadian art as well as gallery artists. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. PULSE GALLERY 25 Forks Market Rd (Johnston Terminal), Winnipeg, MB R3C 4S8 T. 204-957-7140 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pulsegallery.ca Located in the historic Johnston Terminal at the Forks Development in the heart of Winnipeg, Pulse Gallery showcases the diversity of 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, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm.
Public Galleries SCHOOL OF ART GALLERY 180 Dafoe Road, 255 ARTlab, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 T. 204-474-9322 email@example.com 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, stateof-the-art 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES GALLERIES YELLOWKNIFE Cooperative Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue , Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-873-9224 NI.Yellowknife@Arctic.Coop www.northernimages.ca Owned and operated by Arctic Cooperatives Ltd, the gallery features one of Canada’s largest selections of Inuit and Dene art and crafts — plus custom framing services. The collection includes Inuit prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Dene crafts, apparel and jewellery. Located in the heart of downtown Yellowknife at Franklin Ave and 48 St. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm.
Genevie Henderson, Tapestry III, acrylic 30” x 30”
25 Forks Market Road Johnston Terminal at the Forks In the heart of Winnipeg, MB 204-957-7140 email@example.com www.pulsegallery.ca
Showcasing the diversity of Manitoba’s talented artists… colour is the star here!
MICHEL SAINT HILAIRE
The Darkest Shadow, 2013, acrylic and pencil on canvas, 30”x 30”
WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 monoprints as well as professional custom framing. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
In BOG – High Art from Low Lands, Winnipeg screenprinter Andrew Lodwick takes a page from cherished books to explore what’s so compelling about inky squiggles on paper. Lodwick, who earned a BFA from the University of Manitoba’s School of Art in 2005, draws inspiration from comic books, genre fiction and folklore. May 2 to June 13 at Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg Andrew Lodwick, Excerpt A, 2011, screenprint, 7” x 8.5” www.gallerieswest.ca
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MICHEL SAINT HILAIRE/FINE ARTIST Winnipeg, MB T. 204-298-9400 www.michelsthilaire.com Fine Artist, Michel Saint Hilaire works in a variety of media, creating mainly with acrylic paint. Currently he enjoys exploring and painting the aesthetics of architecture upon landscapes. His works have been shown in diverse galleries, including the Maison des Artistes and the Winnipeg Art Gallery; and the Birchwood Art Gallery (Winnipeg), Diana Paul Galleries (Calgary) and ARTE funktional (Kelowna) where he is represented. Inquiries for representation are welcomed. RUTH MOORE STUDIO Innisfail, AB T. 403-227-5798 firstname.lastname@example.org ruthmoore.fineartstudioonline.com/ Living at the center of Canada’s ranching country and next door to the Rocky Mountains, Ruth’s surroundings have provided her with imaginative and endless subject matter. From rodeo, western life styles and horses, to majestic mountains and northern landscapes, her paintings capture the free spirit of adventure — central to the dream of the West. Her work may be viewed online and in selected galleries. Representation inquiries are welcomed. SWIRL FINE ART & DESIGN Calgary, AB T. 403-266-5337 email@example.com www.tracyproctor.com Founder Tracy Proctor is an established artist specializing in the encaustic medium. She teaches encaustic workshops at her Calgary studio, hosts corporate team building events and shows in exhibits throughout Alberta. For more information, or to book an event, visit her on-line gallery.
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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 Salmon Arm Art Gallery, Salmon Arm, BC 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.
NEW CRAFT COALITION SPRING SHOW & SALE MAY 23 - 24, 2014 Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary, AB firstname.lastname@example.org www.newcraftcoalition.com/events ACAD alumni Kari Woo, Laura Sharp and Natalie Gerber present their third semi-annual, curated collection of independently produced, Canadian art, craft + design with 25 participating artisans. $2 admission. Fri, May 23 4-9 pm; Sat, May 24 10-6 pm.
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ALBERTA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY GIFT SHOP & INTERPRETIVE CENTRE 10820 98 Ave (Pedway Mall), Edmonton, AB T5K 2N6 T. 780-422-3982 email@example.com www.assembly.ab.ca/visitor/giftshop/ The Gift Shop offers a wide selection of arts and crafts created by Alberta artisans including books and handcrafted pottery, glassware, prints, photographs, jewellery, greeting cards and other unique gift items. The adjacent Interpretive Centre honours the history and traditions of the Legislature and presents occasional art exhibits showcasing
Alberta artists. WINTER: Mon to Fri 9 am - 4 pm, Sat, Sun, hols noon - 5 pm; SUMMER: Daily 9 am 5 pm except hols noon - 5 pm.
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HODGINS ART AUCTIONS LTD 5240 1A St SE, Calgary, AB T2H 1J1 T. 403-252-4362 F. 403-259-3682 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hodginsauction.com Hodgins is one of western Canada’s largest and longest running auction companies dedicated to quality fine art. They hold catalogued auctions of Canadian and international fine art every May and November. In addition, appraisal services are offered for estate settlement, insurance, matrimonial division and other purposes. Individual and corporate consignments of artworks for sale are always welcome.
HAGIOS PRESS Box 33204 Cathedral PO, Regina, SK S4T 7X2 T. 306-522-5055 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
VEVEX CORPORATION 3-525 North Skeena Ave, Vancouver, BC V5K 3P5 T. 604-254-1002 F. 866-883-3899 email@example.com www.vevex.com Vevex produces made-to-order crates for shipping and storing fine art. Computer-generated estimates and engineered manufacturing ensure fast quotes and prompt delivery. A range of designs offers choice for commercial, collector and institutional needs. Certified for worldwide export. Supplier of museum-quality crates to the Vancouver Art Gallery.
ATLANTIS FINE FRAMING & ART STUDIO 4515 Manhattan Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4B3 T. 403-258-0075 F. 403-259-4211 firstname.lastname@example.org www.atlantisframing.com Atlantis Framing has been serving Calgary for over 20 years with premier personalized customer service and quality — plus a wide selection of custom framing choices. Their corporate service includes complimentary consultation and installation. The special ‘Atlantis Artist’ program offers ready-made frames, custom canvas and birch panel orders. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Or by appointment. FRAMED ON FIFTH 1207 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S1 T. 403-244-3688 email@example.com www.framedonfifth.com Owner Hannah White is an experienced custom picture framer — and an artist in her own right.
JARVIS HALL FINE FRAMES 617 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E1 T. 403-206-9942 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jhff.ca Jarvis Hall Fine Frames is a full service frame shop offering all levels of custom framing from conservation to museum grade. Frames can be chosen from a wide variety of manufacturers or can be designed, carved and gilded by hand. They also offer a variety of gallery frames for artists. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. THE PETERS GALLERY AND FINE ART FRAMING 243 Hampshire Place NW, Calgary, AB T3A 4Y7 T. 403-269-3475 email@example.com www.thepetersgallery.com Clients can feel comfortable with a 20-year veteran in the art and framing industry. Gail Gunn offers inspirational framing designs, quality workmanship and on-site consultations. Fine art leasing is also available with art suitable to individual office decor and budget, presented by a knowledgeable, results-oriented consultant who can work with the designated space and budget. Easel rentals available. By appointment for personal service.
ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS T. 403-263-7226 firstname.lastname@example.org www.onthelevelart.ca A fully insured, full service fine arts handling company with 24 years experience providing consulting, design and installation service throughout western Canada.
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ARTISTS EMPORIUM 1610 St James St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0L2 T. 204-772-2421 email@example.com www.artistsemporium.net A Canadian based company supplying highest quality products since 1977 with over 100,000 items offered in a 12,000 square feet retail space. The fun-friendly atmosphere extends from the free Saturday morning art classes, through the extensive art library and spinning the roulette wheel at their annual Artists Open House. They are committed to maintaining a high level of inventory at competitive prices while continually expanding product lines. Mon to Thur 9 am - 6 pm, Fri til 9 pm, Sat 9 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. ATLANTIS RISING ART BOUTIQUE 4515 Manhattan Rd SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4B3 T. 403-258-0075 F. 403-259-4211 firstname.lastname@example.org www.atlantisframing.com Recently opened, Atlantis Rising Art Boutique is a new art supply store focusing on art products not currently available elsewhere in Calgary — while still offering the familiar brands artists know and love. For the creative spirit they also offer a large selection of Himalayan salt prospects, selenite lamps, custommade jewellery, crystals and glass.†Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Or by appointment. CLASSIC GALLERY FRAMING INC 3376 Sexsmith Road, Kelowna, BC V1X 7S5 T. 250-765-6116 F. 250-765-6117 Toll Free: 1-800-892-8855 email@example.com www.classicgalleryframing.com High quality mouldings, liners and liner profiles are
produced by utilizing the most efficient manufacturing processes combined with the care and detail that comes with creating handcrafted products. All steps of production are done inside their factory. The full range of products may be previewed online and are available through most fine art dealers and framers. INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 1006 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S7 T. 403-265-8961 firstname.lastname@example.org www.inglewoodart.com Store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 6999 11 St SE (north of Deerfoot Meadows Shopping Centre), Calgary, AB T2H 2S1 T. 403-283-2288 email@example.com www.kensingtonartsupply.com Now located in new, much bigger space near Deerfoot Meadows Shopping Centre featuring an expanded selection of quality fine art supplies and one of Canada’s largest selections of Golden Acrylic paints. Lots of free parking with the same friendly, knowledgeable staff. Art classes right on site. Check website for upcoming classes, workshops and demos — and possible extended hours. Mon to Thurs 10 am - 8 pm, Fri, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol 11 am - 5 pm. MONA LISA ARTISTS’ MATERIALS 1518 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1A7 T. 403-228-3618 firstname.lastname@example.org www.monalisa-artmat.com Welcome to one of Western Canada’s largest fine art supply retailers. Established in 1959, Mona Lisa provides excellent customer service combined with a broad spectrum of products and technical knowledge. Clients from beginner to professional, find
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everything they need to achieve their artistic goals. Volume discounts and full-time student and senior discounts available. Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. OPUS FRAMING & ART SUPPLIES T. 604-435-9991 F. 604-435-9941 Toll Free: 1-800-663-6953 firstname.lastname@example.org www.opusframing.com Opus has stores in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, North Vancouver, and Langley, plus online shopping and mail order service. They offer an extensive selection of fine art materials and quality framing supplies. Check them out online, or drop by for some inspiration. They also produce an e-newsletter full of sales, art news and articles, and provide ‘how to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. SKETCH ARTIST SUPPLIES (FORMERLY STUDIO TODOROVIC) 1713 - 2 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 2W4 T. 403-450-1917 email@example.com www.sketchcalgary.ca Sketch offers framing and carries Copic sketch markers (full selection), sketchbooks, J. Herbin calligraphy inks, Brause nibs, Faber-Castell products, Moleskine, Rhodia, Golden acrylics & mediums, M. Graham oils & watercolours, Gotrick canvas and more. Student and senior discounts. Just north of TransCanada in Mount Pleasant opposite Balmoral School. Free parking. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 6 pm. THE GALLERY/ART PLACEMENT INC. 228 3 Ave S (back lane entrance), Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3931 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artplacement.com Professional artists, University art students, art educators and weekend artists rely on The Gallery/Art Placement’s art supply store for fine quality materials and equipment at reasonable prices. A constantly expanding range of materials from acrylics, oils and watercolours, to canvas, brushes, specialty paper, soapstone and accessories. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5:30 pm.
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LAWREN HARRIS (1885 – 1970)
ith its horizontal brushstrokes and rich complementary colours, Cottages is a gorgeous painting from a pivotal era that saw the emergence of one of Canada’s most influential art movements. The blithe autumn scene bears none of the weight of the war years although it was likely painted in Toronto in 1916, when Lawren Harris, soon to become famous as a member of the Group of Seven, was on a two-week leave from Camp Borden, a military training centre north of the city. Cottages had languished in the relative obscurity of a private collection for nine decades when Calgary art dealer Rod Green received a call from a friend of the family that owned it. When Green, a partner at Masters Gallery, saw what was on offer, he was stunned. “The hair on the back of my neck went up,” he says. Green, who consulted a curator at the National Gallery of Canada, says Cottages, valued at $500,000, can be traced to a 1922 art show in Sarnia, Ont. A local lawyer who knew James MacCallum,
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Lawren Harris, Cottages, circa 1916, oil on panel, 10.8” x 13.8”
a Toronto eye doctor with close ties to the Group of Seven, helped organize a series of art sales in the early 1920s to raise money for Sarnia’s library. This led to an unlikely cache of the group’s early paintings – then considered quite radical – in the small industrial city on Lake Huron. Cottages sold for $35, a substantial sum in 1922. Nothing is known about the building in the painting – what we now call a duplex – or how Harris came to paint it. Harris, who came from a wealthy family and is considered the intellectual leader of the group, eventually moved to the stark, spiritually infused landscapes for which he’s best known. His paintings, which have sold for more than $2 million, are receiving renewed critical attention. Canadian Visionary, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s retrospective, ends May 4. Another major show, which will be launched in Los Angeles in 2015, finishes its tour in Toronto at the Art Gallery of Ontario. — Portia Priegert www.gallerieswest.ca
Vol 13 No 2 Your link to the visual arts in Western Canada