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CONTENTS Summer 2016 Vol. 15 No. 2
Art to Collect
Politics is a mainstay of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s retrospective at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology.
News and events Jeffrey Spalding
Diane Howard Langlois..............16 Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas .......16 Kae Sasaki..................................17 Janet Macpherson .....................18 Lynn Malin .................................18 Jan Crawford .............................19
Reviews Ron Moppett .............................21 José Luis Torres ..........................21 Jerry Pethick ..............................22 Valerie Blass ...............................22 Colleen Heslin ............................23 France Trépanier ........................23 The Blur in Between ..................24 Shan Kelley ................................24 Erica Mendritzki.........................25 Walter Jule.................................25
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Ruth Beer...................................27 John Hall ...................................28 Ione Thorkelsson .......................29 Theo Sims ..................................30
By Beverly Cramp
Under the Hood Painter Karel Funk explores quietude and inward depth at the Winnipeg Art Gallery this summer. By Sarah Swan
A Shifting Line
Many Western Canadian artists use text to probe the mysterious interface between written language and visual image. By Portia Priegert
A Stitch in Time Bettina Matzkuhn’s maps create emotional and spiritual analogies for the human journey. By Portia Priegert
Pablo Picasso; Marleen Vermeulen; Guthrie Gloag; François-Matthieu Bouchard; Wafaa Bilal; Greg Pyra; Janet Armstrong and Marla Blackwell; Holger Kalberg; Heather Cline; Hivemind; Sight Unseen; Kim Beom.
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Which is more â€œrealâ€? â€“ digital or print? I volunteer at a nonprofit and realized at a recent meeting that print has become a mere afterthought to online content amongst the group's younger members. It was one of those â€œahaâ€? moments about generational change. While we all use digital media in our lives, it seems those of us approaching the high-tide mark (sigh â€Ś) may still cling subconsciously to the primacy of print, holding the belief that paper versions are the â€œrealâ€? product, the enduring focus. The under-35 crowd? Not so much. I've since found myself wondering when the "virtual" became the "real" â€“ did I blink and miss it? Anyway, in this spirit of inquiry, I encourage readers â€“ wherever you are on life's tideline â€“ to check out the new look (and latest content) at gallerieswest.ca. Publisher Tom Tait has been busy updating the site and making it easier to use. Its pages have instant appeal with a cleaner, more dynamic look that lets the art shine. And, of course, the site offers the latest news, including the long list of artists in the running for the 2016 Sobey Art Award, information that arrived too late to fit into these pages. As in publishing, the digital revolution is having a big impact in the art world, and not just for artists working in the trifecta of video, photography and new media. As a writer and an artist, Iâ€™m fascinated by the interface between image and text, and indulged myself by writing a story about how that relationship plays out in Western Canada. As a special treat, we have featured an image of American artist Barbara Krugerâ€™s bold installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It was interesting to talk to curator Bruce Grenville about Kruger's use of digital media and how new technologies are making it harder to identify the dividing line between art and text. This issue also includes stories about two major retrospectives. In Vancouver, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptunâ€™s intensely political work about aboriginal issues is featured at UBCâ€™s Museum of Anthropology. And Winnipegâ€™s Karel Funk, whose masterful paintings are paragons of stillness and self-containment, has a major show at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. We also highlight a broad range of work by an array of other artists: Bettina Matzkuhn, John Hall, Ione Thorkelsson, Theo Sims, Ruth Beer and more. Enjoy!
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NEWS IN THE VISUAL ARTS Exhibition of Syrian art helps Canadians understand Middle Eastern realities
ragic news stories about warfare in Syria started Paul Crawford, the director of the Penticton Art Gallery in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley, thinking about that country’s artists – who they are, how they are managing to work and what they are producing. That curiosity eventually led him to Hu-
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mam Alsalim, a young architect in Damascus who runs the online Cyrrus Gallery. The two have been working for a year to bring together 100 works by some 15 Syrian artists for a show that will run in Penticton from July 8 to Sept. 11. “Life here is really hard now,” says Alsalim. “Everything is expensive. Not all
artists can easily get their materials, or can sell work.” Other problems include a lack of electricity, fuel and, sometimes even water. “Nothing is easy at all. We’ve lost our friends, those who died and those who travelled – most of the people I know have left the country.” Crawford, who last year organized a similar show with work from Afghanistan, says such projects, while complex to organize, encourage local residents to take a deeper interest in global affairs. “The rewards far outweighed the costs,” he says. “The dialogue it brought into our community was tremendous.” Still, Crawford is aware of the risks of plunging into a far-flung culture with highstakes political realities he often knows little about. There could be controversy – or even harsh repercussions for participating artists – in ways that might not even occur to him. Even logistical tasks, like shipping work, can be challenging. The artists are a varied lot. Omran Younis, for instance, has been active since the late 1990s, and has exhibited across the Middle East since earning an MFA in 2000. His work is expressionist and offers social commentary. But Obaidah Zorik finished art school only in 2012. He also paints in an expressionist style and bases his work on personal experiences. “Paul told me that the gallery wants to introduce our society to Canadian society,” says Alsalim. “This was our first concern – thus why we are choosing a lot of artists from different areas and different ages and lifestyles. We want to express about life here, and the Syrian people, with or without war.” Although art from the world’s troubled places can be challenging, Crawford says it can also affirm life. “The work itself is incredibly positive in a lot of ways,” he says. “It has a sense of beauty that was a total surprise to me.” – Portia Priegert Obaidah Zorik, Untitled, 2015 acrylic on canvas, 63” x 47”
FIRST IMPRESSIONS More arts funding from Ottawa The Liberal government’s first federal budget boosted funding for arts and cultural institutions over the next five years. The March budget doubled annual funding to the Canada Council for the Arts, which offers grants to artists and arts groups, over five years. The move was welcomed by the council’s director, Simon Brault, who called it “an incredible vote of confidence” in the arts. “The Canada Council, along with the remarkable artists and organizations we support, is ready and anxious to responsibly deliver results that will benefit millions of Canadians,” he said. Other budget highlights: ´An immediate injection of $33 million for maintenance and operational costs at Canada’s national museums, with $105 million pledged over the next five years. ´$35 million over two years to promote Canadian artists abroad.
´No funding for a National Portrait Gallery for works held by the National Library and Archives. ´$168 million over two years for the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, which helps regional arts groups construct and repair their venues. ´$9.6 million over two years for repairs to the National Gallery of Canada. “Our cultural industries represent a key sector of our economy,” Finance Minister Bill Morneau said in his budget speech. “It also creates a collective wealth that goes beyond economic benefits and statistics.” During the federal election campaign, the Liberals promised to boost funding for culture, a commitment repeated by Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly after the election. Some 671,000 Canadians work in the arts-and-culture sector, which contributes $47.7 billion to the country’s GDP.
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A new book about renowned Haida artist Bill Reid features colour images of the artist’s memorable sculptures, carvings, jewelry and paintings. Bill Reid Collected by Martine Reid, who was married to the artist, is the third instalment of the Collected series by Douglas & McIntyre. Reid, who died in 1998, created the large bronze statue, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, which is displayed at the Vancouver International Airport and featured on the Canadian $20 bill.
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Art helps save spirit bear
he Great Bear Rainforest on B.C.’s Pacific coast is getting a little creative support this summer with a show of paintings that will tour the Mountain Galleries in Whistler, Banff and Jasper. The show was the idea of Whistler, B.C., artist Doria Moodie, and includes artists Maureen Enns, Charlie Easton, Karel Doruyter, Brent Lynch, Shannon Ford, Jim Vest and Randy Hayashi, among others. Moodie, a former teacher who first visited the forest six years ago and has been back four more times, is showing her painting of a young spirit bear that she saw fishing in a river last year. The white bear came running out on a log “almost as if she was late for her curtain call,” says Moodie. “She just radiated beauty and warmth.” The B.C. government recently announced an agreement to protect most of the old-growth forest from industrial logging, but advocates say more needs to be done to protect the spirit bear, a subspecies of the black bear that carries a recessive white gene. Proceeds from a silent auction in conjunction with the show will support habitat protection groups, including Pacific Wild, says gallery owner Wendy Wacko. “Mountain Galleries is in a tremendous position to bring attention and support to this cause,” she says. Doria Moodie, Spirit Cub, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 18”
Two Western Canadian artists win Governor General’s Awards Winnipeg painter Wanda Koop and Jane Kidd, a textile artist who lives on Salt Spring Island,
B.C., have won Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The awards, which recognize outstanding career achievements, carry a $25,000
cash prize. Other winners include Toronto photographer Edward Burtynsky, Montreal artist Bill Vazan, Toronto artist Suzy Lake and media artist Mark Lewis, who is based in London. Koop is known for paintings that juxtapose landscape and graphic symbols, reflecting her interest in how technology mediates contemporary imagery. Kidd, winner of the Saidye Bronfman Award, creates contemporary objects that convey a deep engagement with the natural world and draw attention to our relationship with it. Wanda Koop, Sightlines: Untitled, 1999-2001, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 49”
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Contemporary Calgary hires Pierre Arpin as its new director Pierre Arpin has been appointed as director of Contemporary Calgary. “I am thrilled to be returning to Canada and to be joining Contemporary Calgary at this very exciting time,” says Arpin, who has been working in Australia. “Contemporary Calgary has a dynamic, active board and I look forward to working with them, and with the community, to strengthen the presence of modern and contemporary art in this city.” Arpin has been the director of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, and the general manager of www.gallerieswest.ca
FIRST IMPRESSIONS collections and exhibition management at the National Gallery of Victoria. Arpin has also been the director of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Art Gallery of Sudbury.
In Brief ´Vilhelm Sundin is the winner of the first-ever Lind Prize for Emerging Artists, which carries a prize of $5,000 and an opportunity to exhibit next year at the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver. The prize supports emerging artists working in photography, film and video. The gallery, which replaces Presentation House, an internationally recognized venue for contemporary photography, is under construction. ´Ian Sigvaldason and Scott Steedman have picked up a Ben Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association, an American trade group, for their book, Art for War and Peace: How a Great Public Art Project Helped Canada Discover Itself. ´Edmonton artist Douglas Haynes, an influential figure who taught at the University of Alberta for 25 years, has died. His works are in leading public galleries across Canada. ´Cree artist Allen Sapp, an
unassuming man who drew on childhood memories of reserve life to become one of Saskatchewan’s leading indigenous artists, has died at 87. ´Photographer Geoffrey James, known internationally for his landscape and urban images, has been named Toronto’s first photo laureate, a position that allows him to work as an ambassador for the visual arts. James, who has exhibited widely in Western Canada, is represented by Trépanier Baer in Calgary. ´A permanent bronze sculpture outside the Jasper Yellowhead Museum will recognize contributions by the Aseniwuche Winewak or Rocky Mountain People. Crystal Mossing has been commissioned to create Kokum, the Cree word for grandmother, a four-foot tall sculpture of a woman gathering berries and herbs. ´Artist Donna Jo Massie is launching her book, The Joy of Mountains, on June 18 at Canada House Gallery in Banff. Massie illustrates and explains watercolour techniques she uses to paint the Canadian Rockies. ´Lorenzo Fusi, who has worked at various European art institutions, is the new visiting academic curator at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary.
Edmonton artist Sean Caulfield’s site-specific mural, The Flood, will be shown at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton until Aug. 14. The piece is made of woodblock panels carved in relief and explores the impact of technology on the environment.
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IN MY OPINION Art awards proliferate, but real reward is making art By Jeffrey Spalding
t would seem being an artist is a thankless occupation. One spends numerous years training, followed by commitment to a life pursuing a solitary practice; what is the reward? Well, in Canada, commercial financial return has not always been the norm, so the customary satisfactions have been recognition through exhibitions, purchases and publications, particularly via public institutions. A recent development is increasingly altering this ecology: the proliferation of awards given by foundations, corporations and private individuals. Can we even name them all? The Sobey Art Award, the Audain Prize, the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, the Joseph Plaskett Award, the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, the Scotiabank Photography Award, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, the Kingston Prize, the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts, the Prix Louis-Philippe Hébert, the York Wilson Endowment Award and more. Most are accompanied by a welcome cash prize; some confer rights for solo exhibitions and major publications. Others require institutions to display the candidates as an exhibition. Art museums struggling to attract audiences, and necessary funds for programming and acquisitions, are generally grateful for this infusion. Turning a group exhibition into the visual arts equivalent of an episode of The Bachelorette has distinct public relations advantages. After all, the sport of sorting dates back to Giorgio Vasari, whose 1550 book, Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, from Cimabue to Our Times, was intended to distinguish “the better from the good and the best from the better.” Game on. So, there are plenty of winners, correct? Dozens of talented, deserving artists receive recognition, and much-appreciated cash prizes. As well, institutions receive readymade content that is substantially underwritten. The exhibition schedules of certain key institutions are being stacked by these award shows. How did this happen? In the 1970s, the Canada Council ruled that annual art society exhibitions, such as the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and so forth, were ineligible for funding. The concept was that these shows allowed inclusion based solely upon membership within a society, not curatorial rigour. Thus came to a crashing halt a decades-long mainstay of the public gallery exhibition schedule; this type of show has all but disappeared. Incongruously, privately funded, externally adjudicated award exhibitions now flourish in their place. I’m totally implicated; I’m often a member of juries, and have booked these prize exhibitions for display. So why should I be surprised when I receive phone calls from artists inconsolable that they were not named to the long list for the Sobey Art Award? That
outcome was their dreamed of, sought after reward. I didn’t have the heart to explain to my latest despondent caller that I never thought there was a prayer. Even though I have exhibited the work, collected it for public art museums, and will write a publication, I was too cowardly to admit I was proposing another artist’s work for the York Wilson Endowment Award. The caller’s work just wouldn’t attain national peer group consensus: wrong demographics, out-of-sync stylistic and thematic interests. Our institution has no purchase funds for acquisitions so, of course, we’re going to apply. But we have to play the game and offer proposals that could conceivably win. We should all be grateful to the individuals, foundations and corporations that add new resources to support art and artists. I just wish it wasn’t within the context of art beauty pageants. Many years ago, as a brash and irreverent student, I was railing on about the relative merits of one artist versus another. I was reproached by a respected mentor who gently reminded me that art is made for the purpose of being experienced, not for being judged. The admonition stung, but the lesson stuck. Stop ranking art and start looking at it. So, artists, resist despair when you are passed over for yet another prize. These are only temporal rewards. The royal academies of 19th century England and France wielded enormous authority and clout; they lavished their members with countless honours and distinctions. How has that worked out? Ultimately, art’s reward is the privilege of making art and offering it for consideration in hopes that, in some way, it makes a contribution within the pantheon of revered forbears. Our current government has promised increased resources to support the visual arts. I’m hoping this will allow us to wean ourselves from award exhibitions. If you or your organization can invest in the arts, may I suggest giving the funds as a direct gift to a worthy public art gallery in support of exhibitions, programs or acquisitions? Don’t squander your resources by creating another unwieldy national competition with cumbersome and expensive logistics. Or, how about this? Why not just buy art you admire? Your purchase could easily equal the value of some awards. If so, I’m convinced the art in our public galleries would be more diverse and engaging. Vasari wouldn’t necessarily approve, but I’m advocating a process that promotes the value of distinguishing the quieter from the brazen, and the better from the bombast.
Art is made for the purpose of being
experienced, not for being judged.
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Jeffrey Spalding, recently appointed as senior curator at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, is an artist and a member of the Order of Canada. He has worked as a museum director and is past-president of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
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Diane Howard Langlois, 21st Century Arctic Hurry Inlet Svalbard, oil on canvas, 36” x 36”
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DIANE HOWARD LANGLOIS Former broadcaster Diane Howard Langlois focuses her art around her trips to the Arctic and Antarctic, so it seems odd to catch her escaping the Calgary winter in Arizona. “If you can paint an iceberg in the Sonoran Desert and get that really cold, chilled feeling, I think you’re accomplishing your goal,” she says from her home in Tuscon. Langlois fell in love with the North on her first trip to the Canadian Arctic in 2007. “You really get physically, spiritually hooked on that scenery, the light, the sculptural entities that we call icebergs, the wildlife,” she says. “They’re just amazing. It’s so different than city life. It’s so quiet. The silence actually screams at you.” Langlois, who was born in Montreal, worked onair jobs at CBC in Calgary in the 1980s. She went on to teach journalism at Mount Royal College and started a family, before earning a doctorate in Florida. But she left her busy academic life a decade ago after the
death of her father and began painting seriously. “I just loved it,” she says. “I loved being alone. There’s something about putting all those colours on the palette.” Langlois thinks the North holds lessons we would all do well to heed. “Our present emphasis on materialism, the self and technology is increasing the chasm between the human spirit and the natural world,” she says. “The North is a place to renew spirit and learn about age-old traditions of being in touch with the land.” Diane Howard Langlois is represented by Just Imajan Art Gallery in Cochrane, Alta., and Masters Gallery in Calgary, where she will have a show June 2 to June 9. Her works sells for $900 to $3,800.
MICHAEL NICOLL YAHGULANAAS Ask Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas how he is and you’ll get an honest answer. “It’s an interesting time,” he says from Vancouver, where he’s juggling www.gallerieswest.ca
several big projects, including his solo show, The Seriousness of Play, on this summer at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. “It’s like trying to run through knee-deep water sometimes.” Yahgulanaas is also negotiating a major commission for an American institution, a project he expects will absorb him for 18 months, so he’s busy trying to stock up bread-and-butter work for commercial sales in the meantime. His entrepreneurial energy is remarkable. He has many streams of work – he’s known for copper shields painted on the hoods of automobiles, a series he showed at the UBC Museum of Anthropology in 2007. The shields are a traditional symbol of indigenous wealth, but in his hands they morph into a more loaded statement about contemporary life. Four years ago, he started another auto-part series, Flappes, which features gas-cap doors covered in copper leaf and painted with imagery. He also sells paintings, collages and drawings on ledger paper, and recently began making ceramic tiles. Yahgulangaas, who grew up on Haida Gwaii, coined the term Haida Manga to describe his imagery. It blends formline and other elements of Haida art with aspects of manga, a visual language used in Japanese comics. But he says his work has grown over the years to represent a much broader concept than mere hybridity. “It’s not about this type of ethnicity, it’s about ethnicities in general,” he says. “And it’s even not about ethnicities, but it’s about relationships between self and other.” His work is in the collections of the British Museum in London, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. He has also published books, including Flight of the Hummingbird and RED, a Haida Manga.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is represented by Trépanier Baer in Calgary and the Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton, where he has a solo show in September. His work sells for $600 to $20,000.
KAE SASAKI Children are a mainstay in Japanese-born artist Kae Sasaki’s drawings and paintings. “I do have two daughters and they have become a prominent subject in my work,” she says. “Not only for easy access as models, but as result of a profound connection with them as an everyday life experience. As well, they are growing and turning into different people each day.” Indeed, a look at her portfolio shows a range of ages and compositions: A wide-eyed baby
BELOW TOP: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Copper from the Hood, 2011, car hood, copper leaf and paint, 32” x 55” BELOW BOTTOM: Kae Sasaki, Red Burden, 2015, oil on goldleafed panel, 24” x 48”
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juxtaposed again a sheath of flowers; a toddler holding up a set of googly eyes against a gold-leaf background; a girl’s face peeking out from a mass of autumn leaves. Along with Sasaki’s interest in the awakening of self-awareness, her works engage cultural tropes. For instance, in Red Burden, a finalist in the 2015 Kingston Prize portrait contest, a traditional silk robe is draped over a six-year-old’s shoulders. Sasaki studied German literature in Tokyo before earning a BFA from the University of Manitoba in 2012.
asserting the body’s messy and powerful presence.” Macpherson, now based in Toronto, sometimes wraps, binds and bandages animals in porcelain sheets – a move inspired by a visit to the Ohio State Agricultural Fair in Columbus, where she became fascinated with the way animals were clad in protective garments to keep them pristine for judges. It’s a move that provides a visceral edge to her work, evoking the wounds of human existence through the animal self. Her work is drawing attention. She has received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, and has won the Winnifred Shantz Award for Ceramics, which recognizes emerging artists, from the Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ont. Next year, she has a solo show at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto. Janet Macpherson is represented by the Slate Gallery in Regina. Her work sells for $325 to $3,000.
LYNN MALIN Edmonton artist Lynn Malin has a relationship of some 30 years with landscape painting. She often uses an angled aerial perspective. Vista by Pine Lake, for instance, shows rolling parkland carved into oblong fields in a rich palette of greens and golds that display her obvious joy in making marks. More recently, Malin has begun to experiment with a substrate of transparent plastic and a vertical She works representationally, and her paintings require detailed planning before she dips her brush in paint. Yet she seeks to capture more than the mere physical presence of her young subjects. “I see them, but also something that cannot be seen in them that they are fostering within themselves,” says Sasaki. “I like to represent that in a painting and see if that is going to be an entryway for other audiences.” Kae Sasaki is represented by Gurevich Fine Art in Winnipeg. Her work sells for $400 to $4,500.
JANET MACPHERSON Janet Macpherson left functional ceramics behind after starting her MFA at Ohio State University in 2008, choosing instead to replicate toy animals, religious statues and other knick-knacks in clay using plaster molds. Sometimes she dissects and reassembles, pairing, say, a deer head with a saint’s body. Her choices can be whimsical, but also evoke darker narratives. Revenge, for instance, features a white ceramic bear with a neck ruffle. It grips a human hand in its jaw. For Macpherson, animals stand in for human experiences. She uses them to explore her relationship with her body, including ideas about repression and the monstrous. “Humans have a complicated relationship with their physical bodies,” she says. “My work explores this idea, specifically the denial of this physicality that was prevalent in my Catholic upbringing, while simultaneously 18 Galleries West | Summer 2016
aerial perspective that speaks more directly about mapping. She mixes various media, including paint, graphite and pastel, and also incorporates frottage of grates, chicken wire and the like, juxtaposing formal grids with organic passages that evoke natural processes of growth and erosion. “I’m really looking at the push and pull between man and nature, and how man uses the land,” says Malin. “And also how nature and the www.gallerieswest.ca
land reforms itself, comes back and rejuvenates.” She says the plastic sheets can resemble stained glass. “These are semi-transparent and you can see through them, so when they are mounted on the wall, light will come through them. They change as the light changes, throughout the day.” Malin, a former school teacher, cites workshops at Emma Lake in Saskatchewan as an important influence. She had a solo show at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff in 2013, and is also working on a major project for an aquatic centre in the Edmonton area. Lynn Malin is represented by Mountain Galleries in Whistler, B.C., and the Scott Gallery in Edmonton, where her next show runs Oct. 22 to Nov. 12. Her work sells for $500 to $6,000.
JAN CRAWFORD Vancouver artist Jan Crawford’s paintings of cherries and apricots glow like the Okanagan sunshine. Little wonder. Crawford spent much of her childhood on her family’s orchard in Penticton, picking fruit and helping her mother make jam. She began the fruit series six years ago after her mother’s death at 95, and still returns to the farm every summer. “My painting day involves picking the sour cherries from our Montmorency tree, working in my studio, making jelly, then, in the evening, taking www.gallerieswest.ca
pictures of still life compositions with the golden light shining through the jar,” she says. “My art work and life have been so interwoven, congruent and authentic.” These paintings honour her mother’s memory, but they also talk about a way of life and the need to preserve Okanagan farmland, which is being taken over by wineries, retirement communities and golf courses. Some of Crawford’s works pointedly feature vintage canning jars bearing the words “Made in Canada.” The theme of rural identity has woven its way through Crawford’s work since her student days. “When you grow up in a place and become connected to it in a real and soulful way, you can’t help but have a relationship with the land,” says Crawford, who’s nearing retirement as a high school art teacher. “And then it has a relationship with you.” She works from photographs, trying to show things the way they actually are, while reflecting the links between place and memory. “My choice to paint in a realistic style echoes the essence of preserving: to keep forever and maintain that original state of perfection.” Jan Crawford is represented by Hambleton Galleries in Kelowna, the Lloyd Gallery in Penticton and Gainsborough Galleries in Calgary. Her work sells for $2,000 to $4,500.
OPPOSITE TOP: Janet Macpherson, Revenge (detail), 2013, slip cast porcelain, 4” x 2.5” x 5” OPPOSITE BELOW: Lynn Malin, Vista Near Pine Lake, 2014, oil on canvas, 48” x 48” ABOVE: Jan Crawford, Big Jellies, 2014, acrylic, 30” x 40”
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Material Girls Curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart Organized by Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina Public Library With works by Morehshin Allahyari, Jaime Angelopoulos, Christi Belcourt, Katherine Boyer, Karin Bubaš, Andrea Carlson, Ying-Yueh Chuang, Alex Cu Unjieng, Raphaëlle de Groot, Abigail DeVille, Soheila Esfahani, Ran Hwang, Sarah Anne Johnson, Felice Koenig, Deirdre Logue, Rachel Ludlow, Jodie Mack, Amy Malbeuf, Sanaz Mazinani, Meryl McMaster, Tricia Middleton, Allyson Mitchell, Dominique Rey, Winnie Truong, Marie Watt MAY 26, 2016 AUGUST 21, 2016 THU - SUN, 12 - 6 PM at Contemporary Calgary 117 8 Avenue SW Calgary, Canada contemporarycalgary.com
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Karin Bubaš, Ice Covered Marsh and Neapolitan Clouds, 2011, archival pigment print. Courtesy of Monte Clark Gallery.
PHOTO: DAVE BROWN, LCR PHOTO SERVICES, UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Ron Moppett, Sculptur(al), Nickle Galleries, Calgary, Sept. 24 to Dec. 19, 2015 This survey exhibition by Calgary artist Ron Moppett covers 43 years from 1972 to 2015 and includes 39 installations. Moppett is widely known and liked as a maker of vibrant, multi-panelled paintings with strong narrative elements. Kudos to curator Christine Sowiak for showing less familiar pieces. The show covers the main floor of the Nickle Galleries, offering small, whimsical works like Box, from 2012, large installations like Magpie (2), a 2015 piece done with fellow Alberta artists DaveandJenn, and, in between, gems like the Working Class Pictures. Surveys are characterised by an expansive, hoarding temperament, a good thing, unless one is trying to review them. After three visits, I decided to focus on four installations from 1980 – Working Class Pictures, a series brimming with references to artists such as Pablo Picasso and Barnett Newman and sports heroes like Muhammad Ali. The most elusive, the explosive Mona, contains enough details to enthuse all Moppett fans. The series is conceptually complex and interdisciplinary, presenting a plethora of narratives executed as ephemeral dreamscapes that allow viewers to feel contained in their own private dioramas. All the works are three-dimensional, arranged to create the aesthetic distance expected of the theatre’s fourth wall. One can almost hear Moppett telling stories about his childhood, art school days, studio, old flames, cabins, gardens and a whole lot more. Moppett’s unfettered curiosity is evident in what he includes in each work: oil paintings, framed images from newspapers and art magazines, remnants www.gallerieswest.ca
of text and arithmetic calculations, snow shovels, a camping stove, a garden rake, a tobacco box, toys and tablecloths, just to name a few. He seems fascinated by the complexity of both art and the everyday, and has given us works that are intricate, at times humorous, and forever mutating in form or meaning. Moppett is a tinkerer and a trickster at heart. The most fascinating aspect of this exhibition is the equivalency he accords art objects and objects from daily life. All become tools for storytelling. The words of philosopher Alva Noë come to mind: “Works of art are tools, but they have been made strange … sometimes art leaves things as they are and gives you an opportunity to notice … and at others times art bangs you over the head … sometimes it does both at the same time.” This exhibition offers opportunities for all three experiences. – Caterina Pizanias
Ron Moppett, Sculptur(al), 2015, mixedmedia installation, installation view
José Luis Torres, Landscape, ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon, Oct. 7 to Nov. 7, 2015 Quebec City artist José Luis Torres’ exhibition offers subtle conceptual readings of Dawson City’s setting and character. It also marks a strategic move to intimate object-based arrangements, a departure from the spectacular scale and quality of installations he has created at venues across Canada over the past decade. Architecture remains a key aesthetic trajectory for the Argentinian-born artist as evidenced by three gold-painted unfolded cardboard boxes placed on the gallery’s north wall. The shapes, creasing patterns and orientation of these pieces suggest basic residential floor plans; each also feaGalleries West | Summer 2016 21
Find full reviews and more images at gallerieswest.ca Jerry Pethick, Lenticular Registrar, 1973, rubber, tile, tape and Rolux, 22” x 20”
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tures a small cut-out of human figures. His placement of recovered landscape photographs behind the silhouetted areas completes an adroit metaphor for how land and water ultimately dwarf people and buildings in this subarctic community. Dawson City’s population fluctuates between approximately 1,400 residents in the fall, winter and spring and over 4,000 at the height of summer. Torres’ highly refined found-object combinations, particularly when compared to his larger and more affected manipulations of mattresses, car parts and furniture at Calgary’s Truck Gallery last year, evoke the annual reversion to a calmer atmosphere after tourists, service workers and miners depart en masse in late September. From October to April, locals can navigate downtown at a relaxed pace, unencumbered by gaggles of camera-wielding visitors. Torres also expresses that social shift via coy references to pervasive forms of domestic architecture. A folding dollhouse spray-painted silver, a red plastic bungalow-shaped bird feeder and a faux log cabin bird feeder, all retrieved from the local landfill, are placed on the gallery’s south wall. Such an array of miniature house-like objects echoes Dawson’s simple residential streetscapes. Situated between the two unaltered feeders are two cheap plates with bas-relief imagery. These mass-produced ceramic knick-knacks, which the artist spray-painted silver, depict Tudor-style chateaus in majestic forests, a deft conceptual contrast to the modest cabins, trailers and bungalows on the town’s treeless lots. The artist’s treatment of discarded cardboard, plastic and ceramics with metallic paint implies a monetary value in opposition to their actual origin as refuse, while simultaneously underlining the importance of precious metals to the Yukon economy. At the show’s close, Torres’ ingenious creations will be returned to their source, most notably the
Quigley landfill or “the dump” as it’s called by Dawsonites. It’s a final act of cultural resistance to art’s commodification. – Curtis Collins Valerie Blass, To only ever say one thing forever the same thing, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver, Nov. 21, 2015 to Jan. 9, 2016 As if caught in a moment of suspended animation, High-up, dignitary, panjandrum, high muckamuck, a mural-sized print, appears to be bursting apart. The image can only be seen whole if the viewer stoops low to the floor. In this awkward position, the two pillowy fragments hovering in front of the print fit into apparent holes in the photograph to their rear, completing the picture. These are not actual holes
PHOTO LEFT: TREVOR MILLS, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY,; PHOTO BELOW: SITE PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY CATRIONA JEFFRIES, VANCOUVER; PHOTO TOP: DAN SOKOLOWSKI
Jerry Pethick, Shooting the Sun / Splitting the Pie, Vancouver Art Gallery, Oct. 24, 2015 to Jan. 10, 2016 This exhibition reflects the idiosyncratic investigations of West Coast artist Jerry Pethick, who used rough-hewn ingenuity to explore his fascination with science and technology, particularly as they relate to visual perception and representation. Pethick’s sculptural pieces are often made with rustic junkyard finds – carpet underlay, old car tires, burned-out light bulbs and the like – that belie the sophistication of his thinking about the histories of both art and science. – Portia Priegert
OPPOSITE TOP: José Luis Torres, Landscape, 2015, installation view (detail) at ODD Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon, dimensions variable OPPOSITE BELOW: Valérie Blass, To reside elsewhere, 2015, inkjet print on aluminum, wood, steel and sculpting epoxy dough, 38” x 19” x 24” (sculpture) and52” x 65.5” (print)
PHOTO RIGHT: ADRIAN PARADIS; PHOTO TOP: JOHN DEAN
LEFT: Colleen Heslin, Needles and Pins, 2016, installation view at Esker Foundation, Calgary
but black areas, erasures. The scene shows Valerie Blass’ sense of humour and absurdity. One man, in the white clothes of a house painter, wears an astronaut’s helmet. The second man, kneeling, holds up a round basket as if protecting his head. Blass’ interest lies not in the potential of narrative in such a scene, but where the shapes intersect. She is drawn to gradients, transitions and junctions. In conversation, Blass speaks about creating clashes. Another piece, I feel funny, depicts one nude man standing on the shoulders of another. An inkjet print on Sintra, a lightweight synthetic board, this work is simultaneously flat and spatial, pushed out from the wall by a metal shelving unit. The print’s pieces are cut and re-attached with Kevlar hinges. The bends created by the hinges do not correspond to the bends of the bodies’ joints, thus creating a conflict of form, or visual tension, that intrigues Blass. One couple, a single one is a diptych in which models pose to correspond to geometric forms, their soft organic bodies contrasting against a hard edged “V.” To reside elsewhere depicts two men on all fours, one on the back of the other. A textured blue line traces out the major directions within their poses. These trajectories are extracted and reproduced in epoxy dough, like liquorice twists in space. Ominous shadows, they are vertical and autonomous, not the stacked horizontal forms of the figures in the photograph, a likeness but not. Blass intends to maintain visual equality; the photograph crosses the boundaries into sculptural space and vice versa. The figures, with tattoos, hairy legs and leopard-skin leotards are personal, yet not. Their acrobatic feats approach narrative but the extension into space disrupts the potential. As with The fatality of shape, a print, created by projecting a found image of a bas-relief sculpture onto a wall and having two models pose with it, Blass is inwww.gallerieswest.ca
terested in the idea of the avant-garde image that prioritizes the intellect over emotion. The result is an image that captures a transitional moment between photographic representation and stylized, constructed form. While this piece is two-dimensional, it sums up the rest, essentially the synthesis of photography and sculpture; in each work, Blass has one slip seamlessly into the other. – Helena Wadsley Colleen Heslin, Needles and Pins, Esker Foundation, Calgary, Jan. 23 to May 8, 2016 There’s a push and pull in Colleen Heslin’s quilt-like paintings, a pull to examine the undulating dyes and the rolling seams that stitch together secondhand fabrics used as surface and support. Yet these same chromatic stains and opposing fabrics push you back to make sense of the illusory depth and the ambiguous but evocative compositions. It’s a hypnotic cycle that makes this exhibition a compelling experience. Curator Naomi Potter has coupled Heslin’s work with a survey of Jack Bush paintings, a pairing that gives both shows added conceptual and critical depth. Heslin’s process of recovering discarded raw canvas and linen fragments she hand-dyes and sews together before stretching over a wood strainer is redolent with critical implications. She lays claim to portions of painting and craft, undermining perceived hierarchies of object making and gender, and, in the process, creates a greater whole. Heslin is the Vancouver-based winner of the prestigious 2013 RBC Canadian Painting Competition. She is represented by the Monte Clark Gallery and cites rag quilts and French artist Sonia Delaunay’s work as jumping-off points. The rhythm and pattern evident in pieces such as Not Me and Monochrome bear this out. So too does Heslin’s
France Trépanier, Offerings/ Offrandes, Open Space, Victoria, Jan. 15 to Feb. 20, 2016 Exhibitions in which the art object has a minimal presence have become a hallmark of the cutting-edge contemporary scene. But among the offerings of this affecting collaborative show is the chance to consider how dematerialized art that explores things like empathy and sharing, or relational aesthetics, as such work has come to be known, actually has a much older social history, one linked to our tribal roots, and perhaps even entwined with the double helix that is our genetic legacy. – Portia Priegert Find full reviews and more images at gallerieswest.ca France Trépanier, Offerings/Offrandes, 2016, wood, fabric, photographs and video projections, installation detail
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Find full reviews and more images at gallerieswest.ca Formafantasma, Charcoal design objects, 2012, detail
process, which considers quilting, sewing and textiles in relation to painting and perceptions of domestic labour. The trompe-l’oeil created by the puckered dye and uneven stains speaks to postpainterly abstraction. The surfaces of the works are completely flat. Grey, in a variety of gradient tones, contrasted against blocks of colour, becomes a dynamic element. Heslin’s titles hint at narrative, but also compound the ambiguity of her compositions. Her painting, Ms. Pacman, seems to include the video game’s corridors of sustaining pellets, whereas the rich depth of Sweet Potato is seemingly a reference to colour. The eponymous canvas, Needles and Pins, is titled in reference to a 1964 Searchers LP, a common find in the vinyl bins of the second-hand stores Heslin frequented for fabrics during her MFA studies at Concordia University in Montreal. This sourcing of material is a resonant gesture toward the excesses of consumer culture, while also achieving a Greenbergian economy of means in the creation of her colour fields. It’s a pleasure to sort through the various threads connecting Heslin’s work to the history of art, economy and the creation of aesthetic objects. Her juxtaposition with Bush makes it tempting to place the artists in antagonistic gender opposition – the brash heroic masculine of abstract expressionism versus the domestic arts of sewing and quilting. However, there’s actually resonance in the sensuous generosity of these artists and their shared commitment to craft and material harmony as they push their respective boundaries. – Matthew Hills Shan Kelley, Clean, fit, and decease free, Latitude 53, Edmonton, Dec. 4, 2015 to Jan. 16, 2016 I admit my guilt. Under Canada’s justice system, I am no better than a serious criminal. Last month, feeling
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under the weather and thinking it might be the flu, I picked up laundry from my mother’s seniors’ home. A warning about passing infections to a vulnerable population is posted at the door. I still feel guilty, even though it didn’t turn out to be the flu. But for Montreal-based artist Shan Kelley, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2009, mere guilt won’t suffice. Even with viral loads so low that the risk of passing the infection is zero to negligible, failure to disclose his status to sexual partners could mean a charge of aggravated sexual assault, lengthy prison time and inclusion on the Sexual Offender Registry – even without transmission. Kelley, who earned a BFA from Concordia University in 2011, serves on the board of the Canadian Treatment Action Council, a non-governmental organization that works to strengthen treatment and support for people living with HIV. His art is a powerful tool for intimate, self-revealing activism. At first glance, his show may seem incoherent: a disconcerting assembly of mixed media that includes video, photography, text, sandbags, postcards, a flag, semen, oil paint and pubic hair. But the thread that binds it all is narrative. “Most of my work starts from a place where I am writing a lot and not necessarily from a visual point of view but from a literary perspective,” he says. “I like to treat text as material.” Kelley shares intensely private moments: sexual fantasies, memories and fears. He stands unabashedly naked and allows viewers to experience life with HIV from the inside. For example, Of Hope and Sickness depicts the artist lying ill and helpless on his parents’ couch. His mother took this photo just days before his diagnosis. On the same couch, four years later, is an image of Kelley’s infant daughter. They are shown side-by-side, vulnerable, swaddled in white in a way reminiscent of baptismal clothing. Who is innocent? Which of these helpless beings deserves compassion? www.gallerieswest.ca
LEFT: COURTESY STUDIO FORMAFANTASMA
The Blur in Between, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Jan. 23 to May 8, 2016 Anyone who attends art exhibitions is familiar with headache-inducing curatorial panels. Explanations that ostensibly clarify often dissolve into a haze of verbiage. Sentences take on elevated but inexplicable meanings. The Blur in Between, which questions the boundaries between disciplines such as contemporary art, design, craft, typography, architecture and digital art, is no exception. Intentionally or not, it turns artspeak into a type of designinspired performance. – Agnieszka Matejko
Such difficult questions confront viewers at every turn. The private blurs with the public. For instance, Order is a Canadian flag that was mailed out and ejaculated on by men with HIV. This work is an unfortunate choice in an otherwise sensitive and engrossing show, but it amply expresses Kelley’s passionate feelings about the government’s choice to criminalize an illness. On this point he may be right. Canada has the dubious distinction of being a world leader in prosecuting people with HIV. Some 155 people were charged under the law as of 2014, despite the many experts who have outlined the low-tozero possibility of transmission by people receiving treatment, and numerous groups decrying the law’s harmful effect on public health. But in the end, it’s individual hearts and consciences this show eloquently touches. “Who am I to judge?” I ask myself as I leave. After all, I walked into a seniors’ home when I felt under the weather. According to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, between 2,000 and 8,000 people die each year of the flu and its complications. If people like Kelley are potential criminals, then surely I am too. – Agnieszka Matejko Erica Mendritzki, Sinon, l’hiver / Snowed In and Felt Up, La Maison des artistes visuels francophones, Saint-Boniface, Man., Jan. 14 to Feb. 20, 2016 Erica Mendritzki’s recent paintings describe an abject version of winter. With their scrubby brushwork
and palette of dingy whites and greys, they are reminiscent of the muck we trudge through and the mounds of dirt and snow that calcify on Winnipeg sidewalks. Once winter has slipped the sleeves of its pristine costume, it emerges as a wearisome and soul-polluting mess. Mendritzki is having a busy year. She teaches at the University of Manitoba, and is currently showing work in two Manitoba galleries and one in Toronto. This show’s essay, written by co-curator Kristiane Church, describes how the artist uses wintry visuals and sensations, like frozen limbs and treacherous roads, to think about the body, female representation, and navigating male-dominated art history. Several of the paintings contain body parts. Model Model is a delicate rendering of a torso turned clothes hanger, while the arms in Feely Touchy convey a beguiling mix of humour and anger. Calling to mind those weirdly gelatinous stretchy hand toys, they describe the female body as plaything, ultra compliant. Mendritzki’s paintings are restless. Their erasures and effacements are evidence of an agitated cognitive pacing. In New Contract, letters shake with emotion: “Let me talk to you man to man.” A Henry Moore sculpture, Reclining Nude, floats in the centre of the nerve-wracked space. Mendritzki’s canvases seem filled with negotiations and re-negotiations. What else is there to do, when snowed in, but think? Sinon, l’hiver also contains found-object sculptures. Placed around the floor, they are meant to mimic things forgotten under snow. As viewers must be careful where they step, the gallery is also a minefield – objects have startling potency once their significance sinks in. For me, they brought up sensitive subjects, and made me think about how difficult it is to navigate the contemporary art world, let alone art history. A blackened doll’s leg could be innocuous; what parent hasn’t found a forgotten toy in the yard once the snow melts? Or, and this could be my particular sensitivity talking, it might represent a neglected and frostbitten child. (Collateral damage of a successful art career?) The row of baby boots is cute, but when translated via their knock-off brand name they read as a line of disgruntled verse: “Ug Ug Ug Ug Ug Ug.” Thankfully, there’s no clichéd womanly wisdom here, rather an admittance of a shaky and unsettled position. Be careful not to step on the pair of mannequin hands. They hold a giant peanut, a monument to narratives women artists know too well: “Will work for peanuts,” or “Oh, yes, darling – let me hold your nuts,” or “She hasn’t come out of her shell,” or “This whole situation is totally nuts. Crazier than the weather.” – Sarah Swan
Walter Jule, Un, Gallery@501, Sherwood Park, Alta., Sept. 11 to Oct. 25, 2015 “What is your original face before you were born?” asks a Zen koan. Some Buddhist masters test a student’s progress with such puzzles. Yet answers aren’t easy to find. Even Google isn’t much help. Each person must find a personal response through meditation. Walter Jule, an internationally known printmaker from Edmonton, makes art that’s like a koan. He uses diverse media – printmaking, mixed media, video and installation – yet each work is breathtakingly simple. A viewer unfamiliar with Eastern thought might yawn. But simplicity is a ruse for our flitting minds. Only silence lets meaning unravel. – Agnieszka Matejko Find full reviews and more images at gallerieswest.ca Walter Jule, Mirror Facing a Mirror (detail), 2013, ink-jet on laser-cut Plexiglas with relief printing and wooden and paper elements, 79” x 118” x 6”
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RUTH BEER States of Matter, Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, B.C., April 29 to July 10 Ruth Beer’s exhibition of sculpture, video and woven structures includes an abstract wall hanging that suggests the swirls and eddies of an aerial weather map, its dominant blues evoking thoughts of the sky, or perhaps some far-flung archipelago. But once you read the title – Oil Topography – the work’s sheen takes on an eerie undercurrent. It’s based, says Beer, on a digital image of an oil spill. Not a major disaster, like the 2010 Gulf of Mexico catastrophe, but a small, humble slick that would never make the news. And the work, she notes, is more a poetic nudge – hey, let’s think about this – than an activist’s protest. Art’s material qualities interest Beer, as well as its modes of production. In this piece, three panels were woven from thread and copper wire on a Jacquard loom, a machine that dates back to the Industrial Revolution. Like many artists working in academia, Beer, a longtime professor at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, is also deeply embedded in research, which often means exploring a social or political topic by talking to those affected and www.gallerieswest.ca
documenting some aspect of the issue via photographs and video before developing a body of intellectually dense art. Some find such work distancing, but it can also stir up complex emotions. “Copper is beautiful,” says Beer. “It’s shiny and warm and very seductive. And so is oil. When you look at an oil spill it’s got all those beautiful colours. I really like that contradiction of seductive and toxic. Copper pollutes rivers, the mining of it creates serious pollution problems, but it’s also very beautiful and we need it for all our communication devices and for electricity. “And also oil. It’s awful because it’s dirty and black and we can hardly even understand what it looks like. We put it in our cars but it’s hard to know its materiality. But we love it too and need it.” Beer’s previous work includes a project that considered the demise of the fish cannery in Steveston, a small oceanfront community south of Vancouver since remade as a tourist attraction and absorbed into suburban Richmond. Stories of changing communities, like the brave new world of resource extraction, are fertile ground for creativity and critique. – Portia Priegert
Oil Topography, 2014, Jacquard-woven tapestry, copper electrical magnetic wire and polyester, 82” x 120”
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ABOVE RIGHT: Pepsi, 1970, acrylic on canvas, 96” x 72” BELOW: Flash: Juke, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 36”
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JOHN HALL Travelling Light, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C., April 16 to July 10 Depicting ordinary objects – trash, doughnuts, constructed tableaus of the personal and mundane – in gleaming, photorealistic splendour is more than a style for Okanagan-based painter John Hall. It has been a career-long meditation on meaning, materiality and identity – as well as a chance to play. Like Pablo Neruda’s Odes to Common Things, in which socks and pliers become the things of poetry, Hall’s painted subjects are never subjects, but moments of beauty, stand-ins or jumping-off points for reflection. “Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary
is a kind of alchemy,” Hall says. “A rendering has the potential to take the most ordinary of pictorial moments and transform them.” A 45-year retrospective, the exhibition presents four phases in Hall’s career: the early trash musings, ’80sera Still-Life Portraits (depicting people through their curated belongings), the ’90s San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, period, where Hall lived half-time for 11 years, and the photo/digital-influenced work (including today’s fetishy sweets) accompanying the painter’s move to the Okanagan from Calgary in 1999. “It’s a wild show,” Hall says. “Seventy pieces. The viewer can see the connections between works, see what gave birth to what, and follow the trail from the very beginning.” Hall, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts since 1975, has an impressive teaching and exhibition record. His work tends toward virtuosic displays and mind-boggling verisimilitude; he obviously enjoys technical and material challenges. Sleekness is key. (“I’ve never been a fan of ornamental brushwork.”) Glossy, tarted-up colour reflects Hall’s pop culture roots, his self-described singular influence as a child growing up in an aesthetically flat mid-century Edmonton. He blended modernism, his art school mantra, with his pop sensibilities, bending 1970’s New Realism to the task. And voilà! His signature aesthetic was born. Hall’s current work teases. He plays with preconceptions, sending sugar-coated mixed messages. Juice-bursting berries or sexy, sticky glaze-dripping doughnuts aim beyond our sensory receptors. These are clearly vanitas paintings that reference the 17thcentury Dutch tradition of art as cautionary tale. We meditate on the transience of a doughnut in perfect splendour (rotten tomorrow, or at least stale) and consider our fleeting lives. He throws in classic vanitas prompts: mirrored surfaces for self-reflection, and yes, a skull, memento mori with a bit of a wink. With apologies to Freud, sometimes a doughnut is just a doughnut. But not for John Hall. – Barbara Tyner www.gallerieswest.ca
LEFT AND ABOVE LEFT: COLLECTION OF THE ARTIST; ABOVE RIGHT: COLLECTION OF THE CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK
ABOVE LEFT: 3.02.99, 1999, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 36”
IONE THORKELSSON Synthia’s Closet / Reassembly, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, April 7 to June 4 It seems odd that a renowned glass artist would find inspiration in a dollar store. Glass is elegant, beautiful, fragile. Dollar stores, on the other hand, are filled with plastic. But Ione Thorkelsson has always enjoyed poetic licence, and refuses to be typecast. “Besides,” she says, “you can get flashing shoelaces in a dollar store.” Synthia’s Closet, Thorkelsson’s latest work, is a series of glowing glass spheres that contain bones, feathers and translucent parts mined from dollar-store electronics. When suspended from the ceiling of a darkened gallery, they form an ominous molecular galaxy. The work is a response to the unnerving and ethically ambiguous field of synthetic biology – Synthia was the name given to a recently engineered, selfreplicating genome. “Our ancient innate understandings about what is fundamental and unchanging in the natural world may have somehow been irreparably shattered,” she says. Thorkelsson, winner of the Saidye Bronfman Award, essentially a Governor’s General’s Award in craft, has never shied away from big themes. Showing alongside Synthia’s Closet are several works from her 2007 series Ossuary: Bones as Signifiers of Human Absence. For Skulls, Thorkelsson made casts of a model human skull and stacked them, jaw to forehead, inside a wire cage. The piece is transcendent and otherworldly – as a material, glass tends to evince spirituality. At the same time, it describes the very corporeal existence of mass graves. In Matrix, bones are placed on rods of varying lengths, resulting in a shimmering, crystalline wave of femurs and clavicles. Another series examines the effects of human intervention in the natural world. Corrections #4 contains an incongruous pairing: a cast glass root, in all its branching and fibrous glory, is clamped in stainless steel. Most of these works have never been shown in Manitoba, partly because their size makes them a difficult fit for the average gallery. “I have never had this volume of work displayed at one time before,” says Thorkelsson. “It is a huge undertaking and a little daunting.” Yet it’s also a return of sorts – Brandon is where, in 1993, she showed her first forays into sculpture. The power of Thorkelsson’s work lies in its craftsmanship and in her intimate relationship with glass. She continuously pushes and coaxes it into new configurations, fusing hollow globes to knuckles and wings. She says it’s the material itself that drives her conceptual imagination. Her attempts to account for human error and hubris, and even for human cruelty, are fantastical apparitions. Only Thorkelsson can articulate the terrible quandary we find ourselves in – how beautiful the world, and how easily it is broken. – Sarah Swan www.gallerieswest.ca
LEFT: Reassembly 2281 (with wire and zipper), 2011, cast glass, wire and brass zipper, 7” x 9” BELOW: Synthia’s Closet, 2015, cast glass, blue jay skull, fibre optic cable, PVC tube and LED, installation view BOTTOM: Skulls (detail), 2006, cast glass, steel mesh and rebar, 86” x 15” x 7”
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The Candahar, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, to Sept. 4
TOP: The Candahar, 2010, installation (Vancouver), interior view ABOVE: The Candahar, 2007, installation (Calgary), interior view, with Chris and Conor Roddy
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When Anthony Kiendl came to the MacKenzie Art Gallery as director in 2013, one of his goals was to open a café for gallery patrons. While this has taken longer than expected, a trial run of sorts, Theo Sims’ well-known installation, The Candahar, offers visitors a chance to visit a traditional Irish pub. Sims’ meticulously crafted facsimile in a plywood box the size of a shipping container was first shown in Calgary at ACAD’s Illingworth Kerr Gallery and then at the 2007 Biennale de Montréal, both curated by Wayne Baerwaldt. Since then it has welcomed thirsty patrons, who were served local microbrew by imported Belfast publicans Chris and Conor Roddy, in Winnipeg and St. John’s, N.L. At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Sims collaborated with interdisciplinary Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore, and The Candahar controversially enforced an “Indians only” policy. (Non-aboriginal patrons were served water with lemon wedges outside.) Sims’ pub has joined Vera Frenkel’s Transit Bar and General Idea’s legendary Colour Bar Lounge in the interface between bar culture and high culture. Conceived independently of Nicolas Bour-
riaud’s relational aesthetics, The Candahar nonetheless exemplifies this burgeoning genre. According to Sims, The Candahar is “a muddy fusion of life, politics and experience.” His collaboration with Belmore was hardly surprising. Sims has sought to locate his creative practice in the crosshairs of political tension. Born in Brighton on Britain’s southern coast, Sims relocated to Belfast during “the Troubles” and completed an MFA at Ulster University in 1994, before moving to Canada. The facsimile pub offers beer taps, a brass rail, a bench balanced on beer kegs, racehorse prints, and a TV with looped sports videos. It is modeled on the Blackthorn, a defunct Belfast pub that used to be a hangout for artists and journalists. Sims’ pub is named for a Belfast street that served him and his artist friends as a neutral safety zone during the city’s years of conflict. But the pub’s name evokes another city as redolent as Belfast with a long history of conflict. The Afghan capital has been routinely occupied by foreign armies over the centuries – the Persian Safavids and the Moghuls, the British and, more recently, Russians and Americans, with their Canadian allies. Sims’ pub, like its eponymous Belfast street, evokes Ulster veterans of the Raj. – Bruce Russell www.gallerieswest.ca
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LAWRENCE PAUL YUXWELUPTUN
CANADA IS NOT A PRETTY PICTURE BY BEVERLY CRAMP
PHOTO: KEN MAYER
t doesn’t take long for visitors to the Vancouver studio of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun to discover what’s on his mind. A sign next to the door reads: “Studio on unceded native land.” Inside are several completed paintings, some with images of people in business suits, their heads depicted in traditional formline. It’s hard to miss the snaking forked tongues. But then anyone with even a vague knowledge of Yuxweluptun’s work over the last three decades knows he’s going to get political. Whether the topic is aboriginal rights, land claims, reservations, missing and murdered women, or environmental degradation, he’s got plenty to say. Politics is a cornerstone of Yuxweluptun’s art – he’s best known for large acrylic canvases that blend traditional Coast Salish and modernist styles, often incorporating vivid acid-toned, almost brutal colours. He has also levelled sharp critiques in video, sculpture and performance works. Even the title of his retrospective, Unceded Territories, at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology from May 10 to Oct. 16, makes a point. The show includes more than 60 pieces, mostly paintings and drawings, some so new they’ve never been exhibited. But several of his best-known works are also on display: Red Man Watching White Man Trying to Fix Hole in the Sky and The Impending Nisga’a’ Deal. Last
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Indian Residential School. Remembering that period, he asks: “Do you know what the difference is between a residential school and a public school?” The answer: “There are no graveyards.” Black humour, so much a part of Yuxweluptun’s art, is linked to the pain and attendant anger of First Nations’ life in Canada. After Yuxweluptun went to a public school for the first time, he asked his father why there was no graveyard. “My dad’s reply was, ‘No, they’re not like that.’ And that’s when I knew that there was something different in this country. Those were the kinds of events that were ongoing in my life – the kinds that were ongoing for all native people. Whatever they were experiencing, I was experiencing, especially in human rights.” Yuxweluptun began making art while he was at school. His father carved totem poles and he wanted to learn. “His assistants gave me a piece of yellow cedar with the design of a thunderbird cut out as much possible on a band saw. I had to hand-carve the rest.” Yuxweluptun worked after school hours on his budding passion. “I would sit on the steps of the residential school and carve,” he says. Over the years, Yuxweluptun says he learned to question accepted wisdom and draw his own conclusions. Thus, when listening to a lesson about Canadian Confederation, he thought: “They annexed this province into Confederation without consent ... Then Canada interns Indians on reservations. Are we talking democracy www.gallerieswest.ca
PHOTO: © NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA
Stand. Chump Change, for instance. The show also features An Indian Act: Shooting the Indian Act, which documents a 1997 performance in Britain at the Healey Estate in Northumberland, where Yuxweluptun shot 20 paper copies of Canada’s Indian Act. Recent media coverage of First Nations’ issues will likely boost interest in Unceded Territories. “It’s extremely timely what with environmental issues and First Nations’ land rights being in the consciousness of Canadian people,” says Karen Duffek, a curator at the museum who organized the show with Tania Willard, an artist and independent curator from the Secwepemc Nation in the B.C. Interior. “There has been so much coverage about oil pipelines, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, the Idle No More movement, and similar topics. Many Canadians are better informed of these issues.” Yuxweluptun got his introduction to politics early. His father, of Coast Salish (Cowichan) heritage, was an official of the North American Indian Brotherhood, a short-lived national lobby group that morphed into other significant First Nations’ organizations. His mother, from an Okanagan First Nation (Syilx), was executive director of the Indian Homemakers’ Association, a provincial women’s group that drew attention to gender issues in aboriginal politics and government legislation. Yuxweluptun’s earliest formal education was at the Kamloops
PHOTO BELOW: TAD FRUITS, COURTESY OF THE EITELJORG MUSEUM OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND WESTERN ART, INDIANAPOLIS; PHOTO RIGHT: KEN MAYER
ABOVE TOP: Just Practice, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 60” x 45” (Collection of the artist) ABOVE: Caution! You Are Entering a Free State of Mind Zone, 2000, acrylic on canvas, 71” x 108” (Private collection) OPPOSITE: Red Man Watching White Man Trying to Fix Hole in the Sky, 1990, acrylic on canvas, 56” x 89” (Collection of the National Gallery of Canada)
or are we talking fascism? If it quacks like a fascist duck, looks like a fascist duck, it’s a fascist duck. Putting Indians into internment camps is no way to celebrate. Don’t expect me to celebrate Canada Day. It’s just not a pretty country.” Yuxweluptun completed high school in Richmond, B.C., when his family moved there from Kamloops. He attended what is now the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. He soon began making references to Surrealism, Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism in his paintings. He has never claimed to be working within First Nations’ art traditions. It has led some to refer to his work as Neo-Native, particularly pieces that isolate the oval forms often seen in traditional Northwest Coast art. “People use surrealism to describe his landscapes,” says Duffek. “But he calls it visionist. Lawrence speaks of himself always as a modern artist. He stakes his territory by being First Nation and asserting that he has the right to use all art styles and forms as he wishes.” She talks about Yuxweluptun’s application of European abstraction in his so-called ovoidist paintings. “He uses the nonreferential aspect of abstraction, that is, isolated forms on a canvas that have no cultural references but that direct back to his titles with the political points he is making.” Other First Nations’ artists have used ovoidism. “Doug Cranmer did it in the 1980s and 1990s,” says Duffek. “And Robert Davidson used it as well with Haida notions of abstractions that read as modernist paintings. Lawrence Paul is also isolating ovoids and creating abstract images, but these are direct commentaries against confining aboriginal art and thought. He is using it as a declaration of his existential right as an artist to say and do what he wants.” Yuxweluptun draws explanations back to the political realm. “I’m looking at history,” he says. “This body of work is about unceded territories. It’s like saying, ‘Okay, now that I’m in the Bill of Human Rights as a native, and that you want equality for everyone, if you want to cut a tree down, pay for it. If you want a glass of water, pay for it. If you want electricity, pay for it. If you want to build a mine, pay for it. Why should native people be sitting on reservations and be sitting in poverty when this whole province is ours? The colonial free ride that I see, and those trying to keep it, well, it’s like talking to a bunch of chronic, habitual thieves.” His anger over environmental degradation can be seen in a painting he did last year, the darkly humorous Christy Clark and the Kinder Morgan Go Go Girls. It’s a figurative work that shows three women in business suits, their heads painted in formline. The middle figure, with a forked tongue, is clearly the B.C. premier. All three women have long, talon-like fingernails. Talking about last year’s spill of bunker oil in Vancouver’s English Bay, Yuxweluptun’s frustration shows: “Now we’re talking about having 400 oil tankers off the coast?” Yuxweluptun’s artistic commentary does not let First Nations off the hook, although most of his critique is about the damage inflicted on them. “I look at it all,” he says. “That’s my job – to handle life’s history. “What is a reservation in Canada? This is where we segregate national aboriginal people. These are the Canadian legacies – the treaties and reservations. It’s not a great relationship that this country has with aboriginal people. We have a very racist, segregated country. It’s not a pretty picture, so this is what I paint.” Galleries West | Summer 2016 35
KAREL FUNK: ART FROM THE HOOD BY SARAH SWAN
here are moments when literature and art elucidate one another, sharing the same circle of light. I was given a moment like this recently, when thinking about the paintings of Karel Funk. In the 2004 American novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, the protagonist makes a beautiful, if pessimistic, claim: “In every important way we are such secrets from each other, and I do believe that there is a separate language in each of us, also a separate aesthetics and a separate jurisprudence.” He then goes on to describe the spaces between us as “utterly vast.” The subjects in Karel Funk’s paintings are certainly unknowable. We gaze upon them, examining the shadows under their eyes, their hairline, or a place that has endeared itself to Funk – the tiny space behind the ear. But we get nothing back. The people in Funk’s paintings avert their eyes, turn their heads, retreat into hoods. Funk has been painting realistic, hooded portraits for close to 15 years. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Manitoba before graduating in 2003 with his Master’s from Columbia University in New York. This June, the Winnipeg Art Gallery mounts a retrospective of his work. The reason, says curator Andrew Kear, is obvious. Funk has achieved tremendous success, and the gallery would like Winnipeggers to become better acquainted with his art. In the early days of Funk’s career, his paintings found favour with prominent American critics and collectors. His first solo show took place at New York’s 303 Gallery in 2004. Canada, however, didn’t take notice until 2007, when he showed at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Then major institutions like the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada started to acquire his work. By then, his unique process, his contemporary urban focus, and his affinity for Renaissance portraiture had been well documented. Funk cites New York as an early inspiration. Riding the subway and experiencing the close press of bodies afforded him a uniquely intimate vantage point. Funk, who now lives in Winnipeg, says he receives inspiration everywhere. “Urban voyeurism does happen in Winnipeg too, but taking a bus like the 66 Grant is not the same
RIGHT: Untitled #54, 2012, acrylic on panel, 28.5” x 25”
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OPPOSITE: ©KAREL FUNK, COURTESY 303 GALLERY, NEW YORK AND GALERIE DIVISION, MONTREAL
LEFT: Karel Funk in his studio
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depth, but there is brute materiality and pure surface.” – Andrew Kear
ABOVE: Untitled, 2002, acrylic on panel, 18” x 14” OPPOSITE: Untitled #74, 2015, acrylic on panel, 30” x 44.5”
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as taking the N-train.” His joke refers to the notoriously lumbering pace of his hometown’s transit system. New York, of course, is also where Funk became familiar with the portraits of the Renaissance masters. He spent hours in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frick Collection, studying the expressive capacity of cloth and drapery, how they hang on the body, their shadow and light. Funk’s chosen cloth is Gore-Tex. The slippery, shiny surfaces of winter jackets have become his vestments, and Funk takes pains to articulate each fold and crease. At times, he is more interested in the fabric than the person inside it. In Untitled #54, for example, Funk exaggerates each pucker and ridge until the material, a rich Prussian blue, becomes fantastically topographical. In fact, many of Funk’s hoods have an invented quality. This is why Funk insists he’s not a hyperrealist or a photorealist painter – he does not simply replicate what he sees and is not all that interested in reality. Conspicuously absent are any indicators of setting or environment. There are no frosty eyelashes, no clouds of frozen breath, no moisture beading up on the waterproof barriers. Funk uses a white background in order to minimize any possible narratives, placing his characters in an unreal, extrasensory location. His paintings seem to say “instead of tedious particulars, I give you pure and distilled mortal presence.” Funk builds each painting by manipulating forms. While many painters keep their process shrouded in mystery, Funk is refreshingly open, even dismissive of the mystique that surrounds realistic painting. He stockpiles jackets he thinks might be challenging to paint. He works from photographs, taking hundreds, and often crumples the jackets before placing them on his model. He uses tape to hold creases in place, and will even put tissue paper inside the hoods for added dimension. What follows is months of slow and methodical labour. He layers acrylics and glazes, removing sections of paint with a palm sander before beginning the layering process again. It can take up to three months to complete one painting. By his count, he has completed only 76 paintings in his career. Kear says that part of Funk’s appeal is the lure of realism. But beyond that, Kear notes, is the fact of each painting’s psychological tension. “Karel completely contradicts the claims of portraiture. His subjects have a particular identity, and yet we still see them as anonymous. Not only is there potent psychological depth, but there is brute materiality and pure surface.” Testament to the power of Funk’s portraits is the variety of responses and readings of the work. After his first show, New York Times critic Roberta Smith noted the paintings’ tenderness. Jerry Saltz remarked on their shyness and shame. An Artforum article by Frances Richard noted the subject’s emotional detachment, and the fact that each is white, modestly handsome, completely average. The characters are their clothes, Richard wrote, “like emblems of a monastic order.” As to be expected, hoods themselves feature large in discussions of Funk’s work. Hoods are symbolic of toughness and male posturing. In the public eye, they are often equated with maladjustment and delinquency. Hoods also play a role in racial tensions. In 2012, Trayvon Martin was killed while wearing a hoodie, and the garments were worn as a protest over handling of the case. Funk is interested in other readings of his work, but remains steadfast in his primary aim. Slowness and quietude are important www.gallerieswest.ca
OPPOSITE: COLLECTION OF THE MIRALY FAMILY © KAREL FUNK, COURTESY 303 GALLERY, NEW YORK AND GALERIE DIVISION, MONTREAL; LEFT: COLLECTION OF CRAIG AND LYNN JACOBSON © KAREL FUNK, COURTESY 303 GALLERY, NEW YORK
“Not only is there potent psychological
to him. Hoods are not laden with antagonistic cultural signifiers. Nor are they specifically male. Untitled #65, for example, depicts a woman in a red wool jacket. The hood that envelops her face is furry and soft. Light rests on her shoulders. When asked about emotional resonance, Funk says: “Tilting the head down does suggest a state of mind, and I am very conscious of body language. It is not tragic at all, but is relaxing, like a little sanctuary.” As a concept, sanctuary perfectly describes the almost spiritual inwardness of Funk’s work. As viewers we are outside, gazing upon. And yet, we’re inside the hood too. Canadians know this feeling well. When braving extreme temperatures, we sink deep into ourselves, becoming remote, quiet, still. Inwardness is a survival tactic, but weather aside, it also provides rest and reprieve. Sometimes it’s good to be alone. Funk is looking forward to seeing a good portion of his paintings together in one place. The Winnipeg Art Gallery has borrowed them www.gallerieswest.ca
from as far away as New York and San Francisco. An early career survey like this allows audiences to trace the artist’s trajectory. There are times when Funk focuses solely on the lavish, abstract design of the jackets, and times when he leaves hoods behind to paint skin tone and hair. “I recently looked at one of my 2010 paintings,” he says, “and I couldn’t believe how soft the light was. Now, the paintings seem more intense – darker, gothic.” In recent work, the figure disappears. Untitled #74 depicts a black hood. It is twisted and knotted, its pink lining crevassed. It floats free from the body, solely material, anything but inert. Cloth becomes the body, or, in this case, it articulates complex female entanglements. It’s hard to say for sure, but this hood almost seems in a mood. Here’s the thing about Funk’s paintings – they are still but never static. Each has innate authority, a quiet aura, an icy-hot charge. Lesser art makes references to meaning. Good art embodies it. Galleries West | Summer 2016 39
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (SmashUp), 2016, site-specific installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery
A SHIFTING LINE:
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PHOTO: RACHEL TOPHAM, VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
he neoclassical rotunda in the Vancouver Art Gallery is nothing if not stately, and it’s here, as part of MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, the massive gallery-wide survey of a century of boundary bashing, that viewers can find the exhibition’s boldest statement about the intersection of art and text. Pithy phrases in giant capital letters cover the floor and walls above and below the circular stairway in the former provincial courthouse – a visual onslaught that challenges viewers and subverts the space’s architectural features. American artist Barbara Kruger’s site-specific installation is rife with claustrophobic tension. On one wall, “THE GLOBE SHRINKS” blares like a garish headline, transmitting her decadeslong interest in how text and architecture construct people’s understandings of the world, particularly within commerce and entertainment. “I try to make art about how we are to one another,” Kruger told the Georgia Straight newspaper in February as she installed the piece. “I try to be vigilant about how power works, and my choice of text and my choice of images are a reflection – as all art is in some way or another – of the culture that constructs and contains it.” Kruger’s domination of the gallery’s central conduit is also a powerful metaphor about the role text has played in contemporary art. While this piece represents the vision of just one artist, albeit an important international one, many Canadian artists also use written language in their work. Approaches have varied. Some camouflage cursive within their visuals, while others let word and image co-exist as distinct societies, much like the text bubbles in comics. Written language can be found in many disciplines, even ones as seemingly unlikely as photography and video. Nor are traditional disciplines like painting immune from the tug to text. Pierre Coupey, a Vancouver poet and painter, views his diptychs as facing pages of a book. “I’ve always thought of a painting as a kind of writing, whether there’s actual language in it or not,” he says. “That you are writing something – that it is a script, it is a narrative, it is a story. I think what interests me most now is the invisibility of it and the illegibility of it.” A similar impulse is perhaps at play for Alice Teichert, who exhibited her paintings recently at the Peter Robertson Gallery in Edmonton. She is interested in what she calls “that curious space between perception and interpretation” and creates glyph-like inscriptions amidst coloured glazes that she describes as “ripples of a language dancing in space, water and time.” A more graphic approach can be found in the work of Vancouver painter Bratsa Bonifacho, a formalist known for his colourful grids of printed letters. Bruce Grenville, senior curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, links the fascination with text over the last century to two key developments. The first was a growing interest in the everyday as
BY PORTIA PRIEGERT reflected through the material qualities of ordinary objects. Text, in this context, such as the bits of newspaper that Pablo Picasso included in his early collages, can be a way to refer to some mundane aspect of daily life. Echoes of this impulse can be seen today in the work of printmaker Briar Craig, a professor at UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, who uses scraps of text to construct new visual narratives. “For a number of years, I have been photographing and collecting a reserve of visual flotsam and jetsam – rusty signs, advertisements, graffiti, fragments of text, decontextualized photographs, textured surfaces, found objects, television images, etc. – things from a predominantly urban environment we encounter so frequently they are almost no longer visible to us,” he says. The second development Grenville cites is the influence of French intellectuals, particularly the so-called post-structuralists, people like Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, who considered how language shapes the way people understand the world. Ian Wallace, one of Vancouver’s leading contemporary artists, is a prime example of someone influenced by literary theory. His classic 1979 work, Image/Text, is composed of 12 panels of photographs and text that consider the studio as a site to produce conceptual art. The work’s title refers to a collection of essays by Roland Barthes, another French post-structuralist. A younger Vancouver artist engaged with text who remains mindful of the conceptual thrust in art is Ron Terada. His Jack paintings of 2011 replicate word-for-word pages from the autobiography of Jack Goldstein, a relatively unknown Canadian-born artist who was based in Los Angeles until his death in 2003. Terada’s work comments on identity, documentation and minimalism. Prairie artists interested in text have also been influenced by conceptual art. In Calgary, language has long been prominent in the work of John Will, a former professor at the University of Calgary. One of his recent bodies of work reflects on the theme of “nothing.” In Winnipeg, Sylvia Matas’ work includes Two days of rain, which features newspapers altered to show only words related to weather, and This year or next, with similarly altered pages that refer to time and its passage. Another Winnipeg artist, Andrea Roberts, recently made Political Will Tenuously Sister Okay, a hypnotic yet disorienting video that combines voice and disjunctive text that refers to economic disaster and sexual liberation. Some critics say the inclusion of text makes art too explicit. But Saskatchewan printmaker Robert Truszkowski, who teaches at the University of Regina, disagrees. “To say that text is easy – in the sense of its ability to make a point that trumps all other attempts at visual communication around it – is to succumb to sloth,” he says. In Art, Word and Image: Two Thousand Years of Visual/Textual Interaction, art historian John Dixon Hunt discusses the brain’s division of labour – the right hemisphere is responsible for visual processing, while the left manages verbal information – and the
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FAR RIGHT: Alice Teichert, Con Text, 2012, acrylic and crayon on canvas, 68” x 48” RIGHT TOP: Briar Craig, Deserve What You Want, 2014, ultraviolet screen print, 40” x 28”
BELOW: Pierre Coupey, Field III, 2010-2012, oil on canvas over panel, 36” x 36”
different approaches various cultures have used to manage the relationship between text and image. Chinese characters, for instance, often include visual references, while images and hieroglyphics march side-by-side in ancient Egyptian tombs. But, on the other hand, Islam prohibits illustrations of religious stories. It’s tempting to wonder if the emergence of written language created a liminal zone in the human brain, a richly productive area between the old embodied way of knowing, and a more distanced form of communication. Whatever the case, it’s certainly an interesting time to think about the interface between word and image. Experts note that reading styles are shifting with the digital age. People are scanning more, their eyes darting restlessly across backlit screens, and attention spans are shrinking. Grenville says the use of text in visual art is also changing. For one thing, it’s harder now to pry text apart from image because artists are increasingly using digital tools to make their work. Kruger, for instance, relied on technology to fit her text into various planes of the gallery’s rotunda. But even artists who emphasize the material qualities of text, like those using the old-fashioned letterpress, often plan their work on a computer. “I think language becomes much more malleable and much more physical, in an odd reversal, or at least potentially it is in the hands of some artists,” says Grenville. “Or it has a kind of a uniformity that maybe it really didn’t have before. It seemed you could separate language from other forms of expression. Or text from other forms of expression. And now it’s very difficult to see where the dividing line is.” 42 Galleries West | Summer 2016
PHOTO LEFT BOTTOM: COURTESY THE ARTIST AND ODON WAGNER CONTEMPORARY, TORONTO; MIDDLE LEFT PHOTO: SITE PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY CATRIONA JEFFRIES, VANCOUVER
RIGHT MIDDLE: Ron Terada, Jack, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 70” x 56” (installation view)
LE FAR-WEST (1955) Stephanie Bolster
MIXED MARRIAGE: The Text of Art
A few acres of snow. In a Montréal December I come upon your few feet
Just as visual artists like to work with text, writers have returned the love. Poets, in particular, not only write poems about paintings and other forms of art, but also devise poetry that is quite visual. Such concrete poetry, as it’s sometimes known, can be printed in shapes that duplicate the poem’s subject, a tree-shaped poem about a tree, for instance, or can take more complex forms such as flow charts or even three-dimensional structures. Then there’s ekphrastic poetry, a term taken from Greek rhetoric that refers to writing that describes a work of art. A noted example is Ode on a Grecian Urn, in which John Keats reflects on the beauty of young love. Another is Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems by William Carlos Williams, a book that won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1963. In the final section of her 2014 book, Asking, Edmonton’s Shawna Lemay composed what she calls poem-essays about different ways to write about art. “I’m interested in art, and writing about art is an opportunity to carry the thinking about seeing further,” says Lemay, who is married to painter Robert Lemay. “I like the contemplative side of ekphrasis, the long meditation on a work. When you look at a painting and it really affects you but you don’t exactly know why, sitting with it poetically is a wonderful exercise in understanding.” Other Canadian poets who have explored the form include Stephanie Bolster, Anne Carson, George Bowering, Anne Compton and Anne Simpson.
of west, a tawny field grazed on by some animals. They might be antelope and this some view of Africa – or cows and Idaho? What cowboy hat do you imagine my umbrella is? You have not gone far enough, your English Bay a mouth drawn shut, its trees cowering under an enormous Québec sky I cannot write, my words small glimpses between this branch of fir and that. How west must have threatened to open you. My pages nearly white these days, I’m shutting up. That “I” I write no longer me
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but you, alone in the midst of what I call nothing and you home.
BELOW: Jean Paul Lemieux, Le Far-West, 1955, oil on canvas, 22” x 52”
From Deux personnages dans la nuit: poems from paintings by Jean Paul Lemieux in Two Bowls of Milk, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1999
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Basking, 2014, fabric collage, machine and hand embroidery, mounted on stretched canvas, 36” x 36”
A STITCH IN TIME BY PORTIA PRIEGERT
mbroidery seems a humble craft. Laden with a history of genteel female enterprise and shadowed by homespun thrift and practical domesticity, its tiny repetitions are an obsessive tribute to time’s passage. Each thread bridled by a single steel eye, each stitch a drop in a larger sea, embroidery rides its broken line, an interrupted journey in stop-and-start staccato. If art is a nation, as Vancouver fibre artist Bettina Matzkuhn suggests, and craft a province, then embroidery, at least in her nimble hands, is surely a rural outpost where life unspools in sensuous splendour amid
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nature’s overarching beauty. While stitchery may lack the mercurial tactility of oil paint, or the intellectual heft of conceptual art, Matzkuhn’s dense creations invite touch, carry narrative and, at their best, explore ideas about time and place. For three decades, she has used the metaphor of mapping to consider how we understand environmental systems, appropriating symbols from weather maps, marine charts and the like, delineating land and water, wind and wave, not just as physical realities, but to create emotional and spiritual analogies for the human journey. “I’m fond of metaphor,” she says. “I think www.gallerieswest.ca
BOTTOM PHOTO: TED CLARKE; OTHER PHOTOS: BETTINA MATZKUHN
metaphor is the most powerful tool in the artist’s box.” For her Weathering series, for instance, Matzkuhn worked with a meteorologist as she explored the visual language of trough and ridge, turbulence and haze, shower and sleet. She developed large butterfly forms based on a mapping format that unfolds the globe into an octahedron, creating poetic cartographies of articulated fabric replete with swirling stitches. The work evokes a sense of both endurance and the ephemeral. Inspired by a childhood spent around boats with her father, Matzkuhn has also made 12-foot sails that use the vernacular of maritime navigation. They were shown in 2013 at the Grand Forks Art Gallery in the B.C. Interior. “They have battens in them and tilt slightly so they look like they’re actually going somewhere,” she says. “That was really exciting to see.” The work commands attention, Jennifer Salahub wrote in the exhibition essay. “While it is the aesthetic and physical presence of the four billowing sails and the seductive nature of the densely embroidered sail diagrams that first seduce the viewer, it is the concept, craftsmanship and detail that garner their approbation.” Other projects include Magic Quilt, a 1985 animated film that featured an embellished map of Canada. Then, in 1998, Matzkuhn documented a 2,300-kilometre bike trip from Vancouver to Yukon, unwinding the stitched linear route in a narrow band at a rate of one centimetre per kilometre. Matzkuhn has embroidered many maps over the years. Some, like The Adjectival Coast, resemble historical documents. But instead of place names, this map features adjectives that describe people, words like garrulous, feckless or supercilious, all lined up like ports of call. “When you sail up to someone, you form an opinion of them, right or wrong,” she says. “And you don’t know what lies inland until you get to know them more.” Another map is The Romantic Archipelago with colourful descriptors like Deceit Passage, a narrow channel that separates the Isle of Misunderstanding from Indifference Island. Matzkuhn, now pushing 60, learned the language of fibre craft at the knee of her mother and grandmother. Along with knitting sweaters and slippers, her mother would use odd bits of yarn to craft mice for Christmas mantelpieces. “Occasionally they would use a pattern, but only to subvert it,” says Matzkuhn. She has also studied historic tapestries – a favourite is the Bayeux Tapestry, a 230-foot embroidered cloth that tells the story of the Norman conquest of England. “It’s riveting,” she says. “It has everything in there – pathos, humour, murder and mayhem, betrayal. That history of telling stories is very much part of the textile medium.” The embroidered scenes in Matzkuhn’s next exhibition, The Inhabited Landscape, are decidedly less dramatic. The show, which runs May 7 to June 11 at the www.gallerieswest.ca
TOP: Schmetterling #1, 2014, fabric paint and hand embroidery on linen, pellon, 24” x 39” MIDDLE: The Adjectival Coast, 2007, fabric paint and hand embroidery, 44” x 52” BELOW: Tides, 2011, cotton canvas, hand embroidery, cotton thread, machine-sewn sail, hand-worked corners/grommets, sisal rope, stainless-steel tubing, assorted nautical fittings, formed wooden battens and cut plate steel base, 12’ x 9’ x 6’
Alberta Craft Council in Edmonton, includes 14 wall pieces about the pleasures of hiking. Call it homespun sublime. In one, several people sit companionably on a rocky outcrop overlooking a verdant mountain valley. In another, a man consults a map. Matzkuhn incorporated fabric scraps to create geological features, whether shiny rayon linings for snowfields or scraps from men’s suits for rockfaces. She used a machine for much of the routine sewing, but took time to stitch details of the hikers’ faces and fleecy sweaters by hand. The series is folksier than her weightier research projects, but Matzkuhn is not an art snob. She likes both streams of her practice, believing craft can be accessible and erudite, functional and conceptual. She attended art school and has tried other media – but always finds her way back to fabric. “Textile is the medium in which I feel articulate,” she says. “Different people have different ways of working, and that’s my language.” Galleries West | Summer 2016 45
GALLERY SOURCES Your guide to more than 200 fine art galleries in Western Canada For our comprehensive guide go to www.gallerieswest.ca
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. CAMPBELL RIVER Public Gallery CAMPBELL RIVER ART GALLERY 1235 Shopper’s Row, Campbell River, BC V9W 2C7 T. 250-287-2261 firstname.lastname@example.org www.crartgallery.ca Situated on northern Vancouver Island, Campbell River Art Gallery opened in 1994 and remains the region’s sole public gallery, serving surrounding districts and islands. The Gallery has two exhibition spaces featuring professional contemporary artists, four lobby satellite cases featuring local and emerging artists and a studio offering classes for children and adults. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm. DUNCAN, BC Commercial Gallery EXCELLENT FRAMEWORKS - HOME OF THE E.J. HUGHES GALLERY 28 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 T. 250-746-7112 email@example.com www.excellentframeworks.ca It’s been 38 years of excellent custom framing and fine art gallery services at this hidden Cowichan Valley gem. And the art of E.J. Hughes is now available in his hometown along with original works by contemporary B.C. artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. GRAND FORKS Public Gallery GALLERY 2 ART AND HERITAGE CENTRE 524 Central Ave, PO Box 2140, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0 T. 250-442-2211 F. 250-442-0099 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gallery2grandforks.ca Established in 1984 the gallery is committed to the idea that the visual arts play a fundamental role in BRITISH COLUMBIA INDEX Abbotsford ............................................................ 46 Campbell River ....................................................... 46 Duncan .................................................................. 46 Grand Forks ........................................................... 46 Kamloops............................................................... 46 Kelowna................................................................. 47 Nanaimo ................................................................ 47 Penticton ............................................................... 47 Prince George ........................................................ 47 Qualicum Bay/Beach ............................................... 47 Salmon Arm........................................................... 47 Salt Spring Island ................................................... 47 Sidney .................................................................... 48 Silver Star Mountain ............................................... 48 Skidegate ............................................................... 48 Terrace ................................................................... 48 Vancouver (Greater) ............................................... 49 Vernon................................................................... 51
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An exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery examines the six women most important to Pablo Picasso’s artistic development: Fernande Olivier, Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque. Picasso: The Artist and His Muses includes photographs and biographical information that allows viewers to consider these muses not simply as objects for Picasso’s creativity but also as distinct individuals, a counter-narrative to the male gaze that dominates his art. The show features 30 paintings and 40 sketches, drawings, prints and sculptures by Picasso, who lived from 1881 to 1973, and is known for his paintings of seated women and reclining nudes. June 11 to Oct. 2 at the Vancouver Art Gallery Pablo Picasso, Bust of a Woman (Dora Maar), 1938, oil on canvas, 18" x 15" Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966 ©Picasso Estate/SODRAC (2016) 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. KAMLOOPS
email@example.com www.chazou.com Chazou Gallery is an exhibition and project space that caters to contemporary Canadian and international visual artists. The solo, group or collaborative exhibitions are curated, and change five times a year. The space consists of three exhibition rooms that can be transformed into a single gallery. Usually Wed to Fri 11 am - 4 pm, or by appointment.
Commercial Gallery CHAZOU GALLERY 791 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B5 T. 250-374-0488
Cooperative Gallery KAMLOOPS COURTHOUSE GALLERY 7 W Seymour St, Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4 T. 250-314-6600
Victoria (Greater).................................................... 51 Whistler ................................................................. 52
Medicine Hat ......................................................... 58 Okotoks ................................................................. 59 Ponoka .................................................................. 59 Red Deer ................................................................ 59 Waterton ............................................................... 59 Wetaskiwin ............................................................ 59
ALBERTA INDEX Banff...................................................................... 52 Black Diamond ....................................................... 52 Calgary .................................................................. 52 Camrose ................................................................ 55 Canmore ................................................................ 55 Cochrane ............................................................... 56 Cold Lake ............................................................... 56 Drumheller ............................................................. 56 Edmonton (Greater) ............................................... 56 Fort McMurray ....................................................... 58 Grande Prairie ........................................................ 58 High River .............................................................. 58 Jasper .................................................................... 58 Lethbridge ............................................................. 58 Longview ............................................................... 58
SASKATCHEWAN INDEX Assiniboia .............................................................. 59 Estevan .................................................................. 59 Meacham............................................................... 59 Melfort .................................................................. 59 Moose Jaw............................................................. 60 North Battleford ..................................................... 60 Prince Albert .......................................................... 60 Regina ................................................................... 60 Saskatoon .............................................................. 61 Swift Current.......................................................... 61 Weyburn ................................................................ 61
firstname.lastname@example.org www.kamloopscourthousegallery.ca Located in the historic old courthouse, the Courthouse Gallery is an artist-run cooperative showcasing works by local artisans including weaving, paintings, pottery, glass, textile/fibre, jewellery and photography. Featured artists are presented each month. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 4 pm. Public Gallery KAMLOOPS ART GALLERY 101-465 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2A9 T. 250-377-2400 F. 250-828-0662 email@example.com Yorkton .................................................................. 61 MANITOBA INDEX Altona ................................................................... 62 Brandon................................................................. 62 Morden ................................................................. 62 Portage La Prairie ................................................... 62 Selkirk .................................................................... 62 Wasagaming .......................................................... 62 Winnipeg ............................................................... 62 Winnipeg Beach ..................................................... 63 NORTHERN TERRITORIES INDEX Yellowknife ............................................................ 63 USA Great Falls Montana ............................................... 63
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SOURCES www.kag.bc.ca The Kamloops Art Gallery is the principal gallery in the southern interior of British Columbia, supporting contemporary and historical visual art on a local, national and international level as well as hosting ongoing public and educational programs. The KAG is also home to a permanent collection and The Gallery Store. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Thurs till 9 pm with free admission sponsored by BCLC. KELOWNA Commercial Galleries HAMBLETON GALLERIES 1290 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z4 T. 250-860-2498 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hambletongalleries.com/ Established in 1964, the Hambleton has provided a showcase for leading Canadian artists whose works grace many national and international private and corporate collections. At their new location, owners Stewart and Tracy Turcotte offer investment art opportunities to their clientele and have added ceramics, and bronze sculpture to complement the paintings. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. SOPA FINE ARTS 2934 South Pandosy St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1V9 T. 250-763-5088 email@example.com www.sopafinearts.com Okanagan’s major contemporary art gallery, Sopa Fine Arts prides itself on providing an ever-changing selection of contemporary art from leading international artists, with new exhibitions opening the first Thursday each month. Sopa features high calibre, original and innovative artworks; in the media of painting, sculpture, and assemblage. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm or by appointment. 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 Cooperative Gallery ART 10 GALLERY 123-4750 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo North Town Centre, Nanaimo, BC V9T 4K6 T. 250-756-6136 firstname.lastname@example.org www.myartclub.com/art.10.gallery Established in 1982 by 10 artists, Art 10 Gallery now features the work of more than 20 artists plus a jeweller from Central Vancouver Island. This popular artist-run gallery offers unique pottery and a range of painting styles to suit varied tastes. Open daily during regular Nanaimo North Town Centre mall hours. Public Gallery NANAIMO ART GALLERY 150 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S6 T. 250-754-6350 email@example.com www.nanaimoartgallery.com Nanaimo Art Gallery (NAG) is the region’s public art gallery, centrally located in the heart of the Arts District in Nanaimo’s city centre. The mandate is to enhance the cultural environment of the Nanaimo/Central Island region by encouraging active
public involvement with the visual arts. NAG offers art exhibitions of local, national and international significance and maintains a growing collection of historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. PENTICTON Commercial Gallery THE LLOYD GALLERY 18 Front St, Penticton, BC V2A 1H1 T. 250-492-4484 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lloydgallery.com New location on colourful Front St. Experience the beauty of the Okanagan through artist’s eyes. Browse through a large viewing gallery hung French salon-style. Original oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel, mixed media and sculptures depict the many faces of the Okanagan, Canada and Asia. Mon to Sat (Summer) Tues to Sat (Winter) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Public Gallery PENTICTON ART GALLERY 199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 T. 250-493-2928 F. 250-493-3992 email@example.com www.pentictonartgallery.com A place of inquiry, interest and enjoyment, the Penticton Art Gallery presents contemporary and 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. PRINCE GEORGE Public Gallery TWO RIVERS GALLERY 725 Canada Games Way, Prince George, BC V2L 5T1 T. 250-614-7800 F. 250-563-3211 Toll Free: 1-888-221-1155 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tworiversgallery.ca The gallery focus is contemporary Canadian art. In the main gallery, seven to ten exhibitions by established artists are curated annually. The Galleria hosts community projects and emerging artist’s work, changing monthly. Proposals for the sculpture court are invited on an ongoing basis. Gallerypublished catalogues and other publications are available in the gallery shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. QUALICUM BEACH Public Gallery THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 122 Fern Road West, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T2 T. 250-752-6133 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).
Craig Le Blanc
SHE LOVES ME. HE LOVES ME NOT. Curated by Bruce Johnson
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. 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
The Reach Gallery Museum May 5–September 4, 2016
32388 Veterans Way Abbotsford BC V2T OB3 604.864.8087 | thereach.ca Craig Le Blanc, I’ve been waiting for you but you’re not coming (detail), photograph, mixed media installation, 2016.
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Marleen Vermeulen trained as an artist in the Netherlands and settled two decades ago on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast, where she explores the area’s natural history. “The beauty of the landscape talks to me,” she says. “My goal is to capture the beauty, the moment, and the feeling the landscape shares with me, so I can share that experience with others.” May 26 to June 6 at the Kurbatoff Gallery in Vancouver Marleen Vermeulen, Mystical Forest, 2015, oil on canvas, 48” x 48” www.pegasusgallery.ca Established in 1972, Pegasus offers investmentquality historical Canadian art including The Group of Seven, Robert Pilot, WJ Phillips, Sybil Andrews, The Beaver Hall Group and Cornelius Krieghoff. They also represent fine contemporary painters and sculptors as well as rare Northwest Coast Native art and baskets. Summer: Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm; Winter: Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, Mon by appt. STEFFICH FINE ART GALLERY 3105-115 Fulford-Ganges Rd, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S3 T. 250-537-8448 F. 250-537-9233 Toll Free: 1-877-537-8448 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. SIDNEY, BC Commercial Gallery PENINSULA GALLERY 100-2506 Beacon Ave, Landmark Bldg., Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 T. 250-655-1282 Toll Free: 1-877-787-1896 email@example.com www.pengal.com Since 1986 the gallery has offered original paintings and sculptures as well as a wide range of limited edition prints for sale onsite and through comprehensive website. Mon to Sat 9 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm. Cooperative Gallery COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF THE SAANICH PENINSULA Box 2221, 9565 Fifth St, Sidney, BC V8L 3S8 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cacsp.com The CACSP encourages, supports and promotes local arts activities throughout the year including Artisans and Small Expressions Shows and Sales at Tulista Park Gallery; Studio Tours; ‘Arts in the Schools’
program; ArtSea Festivals; and the Sidney Fine Art Show. Check website for gallery shows. Free admission. 10 am - 4 pm during exhibitions. SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN Commercial Gallery GALLERY ODIN 215 Odin Road, PO Box 3109, Silver Star Mountain, BC V1B 3M1 T. 250-503-0822 F. 250-503-0822 email@example.com www.galleryodin.com The gallery proudly represents a talented group of Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists, some of them well-established and highly accomplished, others just emerging, but all of them work in a distinctive and original style – oils, acrylics, watercolours, scrimshaw, sculpture, pottery. (Summer) Thur and Sat 2 pm - 6 pm; (Winter) Wed and Sat 1 pm - 6 pm or by appt. SKIDEGATE, BC Public Gallery HAIDA GWAII MUSEUM #2 Second Beach Rd, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, BC V0T 1S1 T. 250-559-4643 F. 250-559-4643 firstname.lastname@example.org www.haidaheritagecentre.com The Haida Gwaii Museum continues to build an international reputation for its outstanding collection of Haida historical objects, contemporary art, archives and natural history collections. The Museum believes culture, art and history have positive effects in the community, encouraging creativity, dialogue and promoting new ways of thinking about the world. Winter: Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Summer: Daily 10 am - 6 pm. TERRACE Public Gallery NISGA’A MUSEUM GALLERY 810 Highway Drive, PO Box 300, Laxgalts’ap (Greenville), BC V0J 1X0 T. 250-633-3050 email@example.com www.nisgaamuseum.ca
SOURCES Hli Goothl Wilp-Adokshl Nisga’a aims to be renowned as a centre for research, learning, and cultural tourism ó a permanent home for the preservation and celebration of all that is Nisga’a. Anhooya’ahl Ga’angigatgum’ (the Ancestors’ Collection) containing over 300 Nisga’a cultural treasures is the central feature of the museum. SUMMER: Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Fri, Sat till 7 pm; SPRING & FALL: Fri to Sun 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment. GREATER VANCOUVER Commercial Galleries ART WORKS GALLERY 225 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4X7 T. 604-688-3301 F. 604-683-4552 Toll Free: 1-800-663-0341 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artworksbc.com Celebrating 29 years in business, Art Works offers one of the largest selections of original art in Western Canada. Providing installation services, largescale commissions, digital editing and customframing of artwork and mirrors. Delivers locally and ships worldwide. Art Works is a long-time official sponsor of the Interior Designers Institute of BC. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. BAU-XI GALLERY 3045 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J9 T. 604-733-7011 F. 604-733-3211 email@example.com www.bau-xi.com BAU-XI (boe she) means “great gift.” Opened in 1965, it is the oldest contemporary gallery in Vancouver. A second location in Toronto in 1976 established Bau-Xi as a national gallery representing about 50 artists. A third gallery Bau-Xi Photo opened in Toronto in 2010 to provide a showcase for contemporary photography. David Alexander, Bobbie Burgers, Drew Burnham, and Cori Creed are a few of the artists represented. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5:30 pm. BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7C 1L1 T. 604-922-1915 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bucklandsoutherst.com Established 15 years ago, this village gallery in the heart of West Vancouver is proud to present the eclectic work of 18 Canadian contemporary artists – many with international roots bringing an added vibrancy and panache to the collection. Their reputation rests on the strength of the artists’ work, the integrity of the employees, and the welcoming atmosphere. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5.30 pm, Sun noon to 4 pm.
The former Initial Gallery on South Granville has been renamed Franc Gallery and has relocated to 1654 Franklin St in Commercial Dr area. FEDERATION GALLERY 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 4B7 T. 604-681-8534 email@example.com www.artists.ca With a new exhibition every two weeks, the Federation Gallery presents the very best of their 2,200 emerging and professional member artists. The gallery is an excellent first stop for those looking for the rich variety Canadian artists have to offer. See website for current and recent exhibitions. Tues to Sun 10 am - 4 pm. GALLERY JONES 1-258 E 1st AVE, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 T. 604-714-2216 firstname.lastname@example.org www.galleryjones.com RECENTLY RELOCATED, the gallery represents established and emerging Canadian and international artists in the mediums of painting, sculpture and photography. Exhibitions change monthly. Tues - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. KATHERINE MCLEAN STUDIO 1-1359 Cartwright St (rear), Railspur Alley, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R7 T. 604-377-6689 email@example.com
www.katherinemclean.com Katherine McLean’s working studio and gallery features her colourful still-life ceramics and large encaustic paintings with the garden as theme. Visitors can watch as her art comes alive. Located in Railspur Alley directly opposite the Agro Cafe in the heart of Granville Island. Thurs to Sun 11 am - 5 pm. KIMOTO GALLERY 1525 West 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R1 T. 604-428-0903 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kimotogallery.com A contemporary gallery space exhibiting original artwork by regional & national Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. LATTIMER GALLERY 1590 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1H2 T. 604-732-4556 F. 604-732-0873 email@example.com www.lattimergallery.com Since 1986, clients have enjoyed the unique, warm atmosphere of a Northwest Longhouse while browsing the large selection of original paintings and limited edition prints by many well-known native artists – as well as finely-crafted gold and silver jewellery, argillite carvings, soapstone sculptures, steam bent boxes, masks, totem poles and more. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun & Hol noon - 5 pm. MARION SCOTT GALLERY 2423 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G5 T. 604-685-1934 F. 604-685-1890 firstname.lastname@example.org www.marionscottgallery.com Vancouver’s oldest Inuit art gallery (opened in 1975) and one of Canada’s most respected has returned to South Granville. The gallery is committed to presenting the finest in Canadian Inuit art, with a wide range of Inuit sculpture, prints and wallhangings from many different regions of Canada’s North, with special emphasis on rare pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
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MASTERS GALLERY VANCOUVER 2245 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1 T. 778-628-7486 email@example.com www.vancouver-mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating 35 years as dealers of top quality Canadian historical and contemporary art from its base in Calgary, Masters Gallery recently opened this second location on trendy South Granville with returning Vancouverite, Peter Ohler Jr as Director. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. MONNY’S GALLERY 2675 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1P8 T. 604-733-2082 firstname.lastname@example.org envisionoptical.ca/gallery This gallery of longtime collector Monny, has a permanent collection as well as a rotating schedule of exhibitions by local artists Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonja Kobrehel, Shu Okamoto, Ruth Lowe and others working in a variety of media. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PACIFIC WAVE GLASS ART 1560 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-566-9889 email@example.com www.pacificwaveglassart.com Pacific Wave Glass Art features a wide selection of mouth blown glass from local and international artists including Murano Glass Artists from Italy: A.Tagliapietra, M.Gambaro, L. Vidal, Oscar Zanetti and Arnaldo Zanella. New glass art pieces from Chad Balster and Christie Moody. The gallery also presents contemporary paintings from local artists. Only 5 min from Granville Island. Mon & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Tue to Fri 10 am - 6 pm. PETLEY JONES GALLERY 1554 W 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 T. 604-732-5353 F. 604-732-5669 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for-
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SOURCES mer 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 email@example.com www.pousettegallery.com Recently opened on the rooftop of the W-Six building in South Granvilleâ€™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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun & Mon by appointment.
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SOUTH MAIN GALLERY 279 East 6 Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7 T. 604-565-5622 email@example.com www.southmaingallery.com South Main Gallery offers a wide range of contemporary fine art, featuring works by local and international artists â€“ part of a growing art community in the trendy SoMa area of greater Mount Pleasant. Half block east of Main. Tues to Thurs 10 am - 5:30 pm, Fri and Sat 11 am - 6 pm. STEWART STEPHENSON FINE ART 1063 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4 T. 604-893-7841 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stewartstephenson.com A self-taught artist, Stephenson specializes in large-scale abstract artwork known for the unique compositions, vibrant colors and flawless gloss finishes. Working intuitively with no prior sketch work, Stewartâ€™s paintings are expressive and bold. His paintings can be found in private and corporate collections around the world. Recent collections explore themes of celebrity, social and media culture. Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 6 pm. STUDIO 13 FINE ART 1315 Railspur Alley (Granville Island), Vancouver, BC V6H 4G9 T. 604-731-0068 email@example.com www.studio13fineart.com Studio 13 Fine Art is a working studio and gallery featuring the art of Alice Rich, Skai Fowler and Liza Montgomery. In a shared studio environment these diverse Canadian artists create works which range from pure abstraction to figurative representation. Wed to Mon 10:30 am - 5:30 pm; Daily in summer.
UNO LANGMANN GALLERY 2117 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3E9 T. 604-736-8825 F. 604-736-8826 Toll Free: 1-800-730-8825 firstname.lastname@example.org www.langmann.com This internationally recognized gallery is Canadaâ€™s foremost specialist in the finest quality European and North American paintings from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The elegant, neo-classical surroundings of the gallery also showcase a careful selection of antique furniture, silver and objets dâ€™art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appt.
$25,000 in artist awards; all pieces for sale or lease.
WHITE ROCK GALLERY 1247 Johnston Rd, White Rock, BC V3B 3Y9 T. 604-538-4452 F. 604-538-4453 Toll Free: 1-877-974-4278 email@example.com www.whiterockgallery.com A destination for art lovers throughout the Lower Mainland since 1989. They feature an extraordinary selection of original fine art, ceramics and sculpture. Their custom framing is a blend of creativity, expert design, and skilled workmanship. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun variable (call ahead). Closed
eaturing over 30 original outdoor sculptures by international artists, from May to October 2016.
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2014 PEOPLEâ€™S CHOICE WINNER Northern Leopard Frog Kevin Kratz & James Karthein
Guthrie Gloag uses his background in biology to create expressive life-sized animal sculptures from driftwood. His work encourages appreciation of both the driftwoodâ€™s beauty and the flowing movement it evokes. June 11 to June 24 at Madrona Gallery in Victoria Guthrie Gloag, Pride, 2016, mixed media, 60â€? x 32â€? x 12â€? holiday long weekends. Public Galleries ACT ART GALLERY 11944 Haney Place - in The ACT, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6G1 T. 604-467-5855 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theactmapleridge.org/gallery Operated by the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council, the gallery was previously known as the Maple Ridge Art Gallery. It provides an exhibition facility for both amateur and professional artists. It also operates a gallery shop, and offers talks, workshops and other presentations. Located within the ACT Arts Centre in Maple Ridge. Free admission. Tues to Sat 11 am - 4 pm and during theatre performances. ART GALLERY AT EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y3 T. 604-927-6550 F. 604-927-6559 email@example.com www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca/ Art+Gallery/default.htm This public gallery features seven exhibitions each year showcasing international, national and local artists. Educational programs emphasize and encourage literacy in the visual arts and are available for groups of all ages from September - June. Mon to Sat noon - 5 pm. BILL REID GALLERY OF NORTHWEST COAST ART 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2G3 T. 604-682-3455 F. 604-682-3310 firstname.lastname@example.org www.billreidgallery.ca A public gallery for con
SOURCES temporary 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.
www.vanartgallery.bc.ca The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Daily 10 am - 5 pm, Tues 10 am - 9 pm.
GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K6 T. 604-998-8563 email@example.com www.gordonsmithgallery.ca The recently-opened 4000 square foot gallery houses an outstanding collection of Canadian art amassed from 50 artists including Gordon Smith, Jack Shadbolt, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Angela Grossman, E.J. Hughes, Kenojuak Ashevak, Rodney Graham, Guido Molinari, Etienne Zack, Douglas Coupland and Toni Onley. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.
IL MUSEO AT THE ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 3075 Slocan St, Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4 T. 604-430-3337 firstname.lastname@example.org iccvancouver.ca The gallery aspires to be a living narrative of the contributions of pioneer and contemporary Italians and their institutions in Vancouver and beyond. Il Museo at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver tells the varied and vibrant stories of Italians in the Lower mainland of British Columbia from 1890 to the present day. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. MORRIS AND HELEN BELKIN ART GALLERY 1825 Main Mall, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 T. 604-822-2759 F. 604-822-6689 email@example.com www.belkin.ubc.ca Mandated to exhibit, collect, research, publish and educate, the Belkin Art Gallery is one of BC’s premier showcases for contemporary art. Visit website for program information and to download the selfguided UBC Outdoor Art Tour. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm. 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. SURREY ART GALLERY 13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC V3W 3L1 T. 604-501-5566 F. 604-501-5581 firstname.lastname@example.org www.surrey.ca/artgallery This contemporary art museum focuses on art made since 1975 including international travelling shows and new works by local and nationally recognized artists. The TechLab presents an ongoing program of digital media artforms. Artist talks, demonstrations, courses, workshops, family events, and tours. Free admission. Tues to Thurs 9 am - 9 pm, Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. (Jul to Aug also open Mon, closed Sun.) VANCOUVER ART GALLERY 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7 T. 604-662-4700 F. 604-682-1086 email@example.com
Commercial Galleries HEADBONES GALLERY - THE DRAWERS 6700 Old Kamloops Road, Vernon, BC V1H 1P8 T. 250-542-8987 firstname.lastname@example.org www.headbonesgallery.com Located only minutes from downtown Vernon, Headbones Gallery is moving forward with a group of artists under the aesthetic of NeoPriest, an acronym for New Pop Realists Intellectually Engaged in Story Telling. At the same time, The Drawers specializes in drawing and contemporary works on paper with a small component of sculpture. Tues to Sat noon - 6 pm. NADINE’S FINE ART & FRAMES 3101 31 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 2G9 T. 250-542-8544 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 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. MARTIN BATCHELOR GALLERY 712 Cormorant St, Victoria, BC V8W 1P8 T. 250-385-7919 firstname.lastname@example.org www.martinbatchelorgallery.ca/ Offering an eclectic mix of work by emerging and established artists from Victoria and surrounding area. Exhibition space for rent when available. Suitable for rehearsal and dance/musical events. Complete professional picture framing on site. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
Contemporary Art, Glass, Fine Framing & More.
OUT OF THE MIST GALLERY 740 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M6 T. 250-480-4930 email@example.com www.outofthemistgallery.com Dealers in classic and contemporary Northwest coast native art – including traditional potlatch masks, basketry, shamanic devices, button blankets, totem poles, artefacts and more. There is also a selection of plains beadwork and artefacts and other North American, Oceanic, and African tribal art. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 3 pm. RED ART GALLERY 2249 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G4 T. 250-881-0462 firstname.lastname@example.org www.redartgallery.ca
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François-Matthieu Bouchard teams mechanical devices and gestural movements to highlight the tensions between the organic and the mechanical. “Despite the cold mechanism that the piece evokes, the elegance of the details reveals a rather different strategy and contrasts it with sensual waves, its twisting thrust implying an animal-like seduction or bringing to mind a DNA chain,” says Bouchard. “The line is not always intact; at times twirling and at times separating, it suggests the scars of life’s highs and lows.” To May 27 at Harcourt House in Edmonton François-Matthieu Bouchard, Meanders’ Mother, 2016, 3D-printed sculpture using biodegradable material, 180” x 72” x 96” A small gem in the heart of Oak Bay Village, the gallery is dynamic, welcoming and above all, dedicated to the love of art. Along with regular new paintings by award-winning painter Marion Evamy, other artists also showcase artwork that is contemporary, confident and affordable. Relax on the red couch and enjoy art described (by critic Robert Amos) as “a blast of joy”. Tues to Sat Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. THE 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 talent, the gallery considers itself a showcase for contemporary British Columbia, Canadian and international art, serving both corporate and private collectors – those new to the contemporary art scene as well as knowledgeable collectors. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm. 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
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Lana Hudon opened a second Gallery located in the heart of downtown Victoria in 1994. Visitors are encouraged to explore and select from a wide range of styles and prices, from emerging to established artists and to purchase with confidence. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun/Holidays noon - 4 pm. WINCHESTER GALLERIES 2260 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G7 T. 250-595-2777 F. 250-595-2310 email@example.com www.winchestergalleriesltd.com Exclusive fine art dealers specializing in contemporary, historical and local Canadian, European and international paintings. Opened in 1974, the gallery has been under the ownership of Gunter H.J. Heinrich and Anthony R.H. Sam since 1994 and is now a three-storey gallery located a five-minute drive from downtown in Oak Bay Village. They regularly run major exhibitions of two to three weeks. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1 T. 250-384-4171 F. 250-361-3995 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. 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.
email@example.com www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Banff Springs, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of exhibition space, and a state of the art warehouse/studio in Jasper, they frequently host exhibitions, artist demonstrations and workshops. Daily 10 am - 10 pm.
THE ROBERT BATEMAN CENTRE GALLERY & SHOP 470 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9 T. 250-940-3630 firstname.lastname@example.org www.batemancentre.org Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the magic of nature. Visitors can explore seven decades of his moving work at The Robert Bateman Centre, an inspiring art gallery of nature with twelve new originals in the permanent gallery and a new temporary exhibit space showing themed work from other artists. Located opposite the provincial legislature. Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
WILLOCK & SAX GALLERY Box 2469, 210 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1C2 T. 403-762-2214 Toll Free: 1-866-859-2220 email@example.com www.willockandsaxgallery.com Art reflects the spiritual and physical reliance of humanity on the natural world. The Willock & Sax Gallery is innovative and eclectic, rooted in the idea that art is about people, place, and community. They carry work by mainly Western Canadian contemporary and historic artists, who enjoy international, national, and regional reputations. Daily 10 am - 6 pm.
WHISTLER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Chateau Whistler, 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 T. 604-935-1862 Toll Free: 1-888-310-9726 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mountaingalleries.com Located in The Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Mountain Galleries is a favourite stop for collectors of Canadian art, featuring museum-quality paintings, sculpture and unique Inuit carvings. With three galleries, a combined total of 6080 square feet of 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.
Penny Eder of White Dog Studio Gallery has taken on management of 2000 sq ft Crystal Lodge Art Gallery in Whistler's Crystal Lodge Hotel. Public Gallery AUDAIN ART MUSEUM 4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 email@example.com www.audainartmuseum.com Opening on November 21st 2015, at 56,000 square feet, the Audain Art Museum will be Canada’s newest museum. Sharing a boutique collection of works amassed by Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa, this world-class British Columbia collection includes seminal pieces from Emily Carr and E. J. Hughes, in addition to temporary exhibitions of Canadian and international art. Tues to Sun.
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
Public Galleries WALTER PHILLIPS GALLERY 107 Tunnel Mountain Road, Box 1020 Stn 40, Banff, AB T1L 1H5 T. 403-762-6281 F. 403-762-6659 email@example.com www.banffcentre.ca/wpg/ The gallery is exclusively committed to the production, presentation, collection and analysis of contemporary art and is dedicated to developing a thoughtful and stimulating forum for visual art and curatorial practice. The WPG develops exhibitions, commissions new works and engages in dialogues about curatorial practice through symposia and workshops. Wed to Sun 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. Free gallery tours Thurs 7 pm. WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES PO Box 160 111 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A3 T. 403-762-2291 F. 403-762-8919 firstname.lastname@example.org www.whyte.org Located on a spectacular site beside the Bow River in downtown Banff. Discover the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Canadian Rockies. The Museum offers guided tours of Banff’s heritage log homes and cabins; historic walking tours of the Banff townsite; and exhibition tours of the galleries. Adults $10, Seniors $9, Students & locals (Lake Louise to Morley) $4, Members and Children under 12 Free. Daily 10 am - 5 pm, closed Dec 25 and Jan 1. BLACK DIAMOND Commercial Gallery BLUEROCK GALLERY 110 Centre Ave, Box 1290, Black Diamond, AB T0L 0H0 T. 403-933-5047 F. 403-933-5050 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. Daily 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. CALGARY Artist-run Galleries ALBERTA PRINTMAKERS GALLERY AND STUDIO 4025 4 St SE, PO Box 6821 Station D, Calgary, AB T2P 2E7 T. 403-287-1056 firstname.lastname@example.org www.albertaprintmakers.com The gallery is part of the Alberta Printmakers’ Society, a non-profit, artist-run organization founded in 1989 to increase public awareness of printmaking as a contemporary fine arts medium, and to provide a resource for printmaking artists. It exhibits the work of local, national and international artists. Facilities include a studio equipped for relief, etching, silkscreen and lithography. Wed to Sat 11 am - 4 pm or by appointment. THE NEW GALLERY 208 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B6 T. 403-233-2399 F. 403-290-1714 email@example.com
SOURCES 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. TRUCK CONTEMPORARY ART IN CALGARY 2009 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2C 0K4 T. 403-261-7702 F. 403-264-7737 firstname.lastname@example.org www.truck.ca/ TRUCK is a non-profit, artist-run centre dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Their goal is to incite dialogue locally, which contributes to the global critical discourse on contemporary art. TRUCK presents dynamic programming, fosters innovative artistic practices, encourages experimentation, and promotes a dialogue between artists and the public. Free admission. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. Commercial Galleries BARBARA EDWARDS CONTEMPORARY 1114 11 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1P1 T. 587-349-2014 F. 587-349-2015 email@example.com www.becontemporary.com Barbara Edwards Contemporary is committed to exhibiting contemporary art of high calibre on the Canadian stage. The gallery represents a selection of the best Canadian and international artists and estates including the work of Eric Fischl, Jessica Stockholder, Betty Goodwin, Ray Mead, Tim Zuck, and April Gornik. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm. CIRCA 1226A 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1 T. 403-290-0145 Toll Free: 1-877-290-0145 firstname.lastname@example.org www.circa5060.ca Circa is a one-of-a-kind gallery specializing in midcentury modern art glass from around the world. All items are hand blown works of art from the 1940-1960s. The focus is on European art glass from the best known studios and furnaces. Circa brings world-class vintage art glass to Calgary from centres across Europe. A visual spectacle of color, form and modernism. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. CKG / CHRISTINE KLASSEN GALLERY 321 50 Ave, Calgary, AB T2G 2B3 T. 403-262-1880 email@example.com www.christineklassengallery.com CKG / Christine Klassen Gallery, an evolution of The Weiss Gallery, represents a dynamic group of artists united by their craft-intensive approach to artmaking. CKG endeavours to stimulate gallery visitors through innovative projects and exhibitions of painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. Tues - Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment. DADE LOFT (FORMERLY DADE ART & DESIGN LAB) 104-1212 13 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5R3 T. 403-454-0243 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dadegallery.com Stepping inside DADE LOFT is an exclusive, immersive shopping experience presented by DADE ART & DESIGN LAB. Their unique shopping concept is made compelling by context: the intimate setting of a home — ART | FURNITURE | DESIGN | LIFESTYLE. Thurs to Sat 11 am - 6 pm or by appointment. DIANA PAUL GALLERIES Calgary, AB T2P 3J1 T. 403-262-9947 F. 403-262-9911 email@example.com www.dianapaulgalleries.com Presently in transition to new location. 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. FORTUNE FINE ART 3-215 39 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7E3 T. 403-277-7252 F. 403-277-7364 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fortunefineart.com This Canadiana gallery offers an extensive collection of fine realism paintings depicting scenes from across Canada. Works by more than 240 artists including such well-known names as Norman Brown,
Dorothy Chisholm, “Duncan” MacKinnon Crockford, Anne Gallant, W.R. deGarth, N. de Grandmaison, Roland Gissing, George Horvath, Georgia Jarvis, Glenn Olson, Torquil Reed, Colin Williams and Marguerite Zwicker. For sale or lease. Browsers welcome. Please call for hours. FRAMED ON FIFTH 1207 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S1 T. 403-244-3688 email@example.com www.framedonfifth.com A framing shop? Yes, but also a charming gallery presenting local artists in monthly shows. Owner Hannah White offers a unique experience for artists and collectors alike. Located in eclectic Kensington with ample on-street parking. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES 441 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 2V1 T. 403-262-3715 F. 403-262-3743 Toll Free: 1-866-425-5373 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gainsboroughgalleries.com Extensive collection of fine artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Wood, Desrosiers, Lyon, Hedrick, Min Ma, Simard, Brandel, Schlademan, Bond, Cameron, Crump and Charlesworth. Calgary’s largest collection of bronze – by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing, Taylor, Danyluk and Arthur. Gemstone carvings by Lyle Sopel. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat till 5 pm. GALLERIA - INGLEWOOD 907 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S5 T. 403-270-3612 email@example.com www.calgarycraftedgifts.com Galleria Inglewood represents more than 25 emerging and established artists. Their contemporary works include oils, watercolour, acrylics and mixed media. In 3 separate galleries they also show functional, decorative and sculptural pottery by local clay artists and fine handcrafts by Canadian artisans. Minutes from downtown in historic Inglewood. Free parking. Mon to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm (Thurs/Fri till 6 pm), Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm.
Michelle Haug recently evolved her consultancy into the KO:N.FE.RO ART gallery on 2nd flr at 3625 Manchester Rd SE, Calgary.
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ONE OF ALBERTA’S MOST SIGNIFICANT EARLY ARTISTS
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GERRY THOMAS GALLERY 100-602 11 Ave SW - lower level, Calgary, AB T2R 1J8 T. 403-265-1630 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gerrythomasgallery.com Located in the Design District, this New York-style gallery showcases an eclectic selection of photography and art by established and emerging artists. A fully licensed 4,000 sq ft space, it also offers an attractive setting for private events. Upstairs, the associated Chefbar creates unique sharing plates to pair with wines from a diverse selection – inside or on the patio. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Wed till 8 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. GIBSON FINE ART LTD 628 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E2 T. 403-244-2000 email@example.com www.gibsonfineart.ca Now located in the Design District, the gallery showcases contemporary art in a wide variety of styles and media and of significant regional and national scope – from emerging and established artists of the highest quality. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. HERRINGER KISS GALLERY 709 A 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E3 T. 403-228-4889 F. 403-228-4809 firstname.lastname@example.org www.herringerkissgallery.com A member of the Art Dealers Association of Canada, the gallery represents over 25 artists working in a range of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media works. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 11 am - 5 pm. HOTBOX STUDIO 5-3628 15A St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 3N6
Alison Masters, Cabbage Rolls, Acrylic on wood
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9250 Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary AB. T2J 0P5 Tel | 403-252-7063 midtownegallery.ca Midtowne Gallery is located within It’s Worth Framing. Visit our website or our facebook site for more information about our exhibitions.
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SOURCES 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.
Iraqi-born, New York-based artist Wafaa Bilal’s 168:01 features a makeshift library filled with empty white books. They symbolize the priceless cultural heritage destroyed by Mongols at Bayt al-Hikma, a major academic centre during the Islamic Golden Age, as well as cultural institutions decimated more recently in Iraq. Visitors can donate books on a wish list compiled by the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad. The institution's library was looted and destroyed in 2003. May 28 to Aug. 28 at the Esker Foundation in Calgary Wafaa Bilal, The Ashes Series: Al-Mutanabbi Street, 20032013, archival inkjet photograph, 40” x 50” T. 403-909-7469 firstname.lastname@example.org A self-curated gallery space located in Bonnybrook industrial area, Calgary this 400 sq ft space is available to any artist wishing to present their work. Shows may be of any time span up to three weeks. Monitoring is the responsibility of the presenter. A booking fee of $100 is required. For info call Eric at 403-909-7469. JARVIS HALL GALLERY + FINE FRAMES 333B 36 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1W2 T. 403-206-9942 email@example.com www.jarvishallgallery.com Jarvis Hall Gallery + Fine Frames is committed to supporting the practice of contemporary art by emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. Representing acclaimed artists such as Robin Arseneault, Mark Dicey, David Janzen, Tyler Los-Jones, Larissa Tiggelers, John Will, Peter von Tiesenhausen and more. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm or by appointment. KONTEMPORARYART GALLERY 171 Auburn Meadows Place SE, Calgary, AB T3M 2H5 Toll Free: 1-888-468-9646 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kontemporaryart.com KontemporaryArt represents talented emerging and established Canadian and international artists. They are chosen based on standards of artistic quality and individual skill, medium and subject matter, market features and growth potential that offer a unique experience for any level of collector. Mon to Wed 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs, Fri till 7 pm. LATITUDE ART GALLERY 102A-708 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-262-9598 email@example.com www.latitudeartgallery.com Located in the Design District on 11 Ave SW, Latitude Art Gallery showcases a variety of Canadian and international artists. They specialize in contemporary style art including landscapes, still life’s, abstract, and figurative. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 am, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, and by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 1516 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H5 T. 403-209-8542 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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. MICHELANGELO FINE ART 112-908 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A3 T. 403-475-6410 F. 403-475-6447 firstname.lastname@example.org www.michelangelofineart.com Michelangelo Gallery of Fine Art and Framing has recently opened in Calgary’s historical Devenish Building. Its old world charm enhances a variety of distinguished Canadian contemporary painters and sculptors. The gallery also offers custom picture framing as well as art consulting and appraisals. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. MIDTOWNE GALLERY 9250 Macleod Tr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0P5 T. 403-252-7063 email@example.com www.midtownegallery.ca Each month Midtowne Gallery presents solo and group exhibitions of emerging, mid-career and established Canadian artists. The focus of the gallery is original contemporary art in a wide range of styles (paintings, works on paper, sculpture, glass and ceramics). Midtowne Gallery is located within It’s Worth Framing (free parking) on Macleod Trail. Mon & Sat 10 am - 4 pm, Tues to Thurs 10 am - 6 pm. NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART 730 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E4 T. 403-266-1972 F. 403-266-1987 firstname.lastname@example.org
RUBERTO OSTBERG GALLERY 2108 18 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 3T3 T. 403-289-3388 email@example.com www.ruberto-ostberg.com This bright exhibition space in the residential community of Capitol Hill shows a variety of contemporary art styles and media in an inner city location for artists and art lovers to meet and interact. Some of the work is produced on-site by artists working in the adjoining Purple Door Art Studio space. Wed to Sat 12:30 pm - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm. STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY 2nd level, Bow Valley Square III, 251, 255 - 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3G6 T. 403-261-1602 F. 403-261-2981 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stephenloweartgallery.ca Established since 1979, the Stephen Lowe Art Gallery features an extensive portfolio of distinguished Canadian artists offering fine original paintings, glass, ceramics and sculptures in traditional and contemporary genres. Ongoing solo and group exhibitions welcome everyone from browsers to experienced collectors. Personalized corporate and residential consulting. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. (Free Sat parking). 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. THE EDGE GALLERY 1416 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T5 T. 403-675-8300 firstname.lastname@example.org www.edgegallery.ca Recently relocated to Calgary, the gallery joins with FrameCo picture framing at a new address in Inglewood. Ongoing exhibitions of historical paintings and prints to contemporary, abstract works continue while experienced framers with over 25 years’ experience, offer a wide selection of frames – specializing in the handling and care of original artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm or by appointment.
(commission) pieces and has limited edition paper and giclee prints available. “In the heart of Inglewood” Check website for hours. WALLACE GALLERIES LTD 100-500 5 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3L5 T. 403-262-8050 F. 403-264-7112 email@example.com www.wallacegalleries.com In the heart of downtown Calgary, Wallace Galleries Ltd. has been a part of the art community since 1986. With regular group and solo shows the gallery is proud to represent some of Canada’s most accomplished and upcoming contemporary artists working in oils, acrylics, mixed media and watercolor as well sculpture and pottery. There is always something visually stimulating to see at Wallace Galleries Ltd. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm. WEBSTER GALLERIES 812 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0E5 T. 403-263-6500 F. 403-263-6501 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 Galleries 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. CENTENNIAL GALLERY 153-115 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5 T. 403-266-6783 firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Pyra celebrates smalltown Alberta with paintings of gas stations and fast-food outlets along rural highways. Pyra, a teacher in Hanna, Alta., has a Master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Calgary. June 20 to Aug. 21 at the Red Deer Arts Council Greg Pyra, The Great Truckers, 2014, oil on on canvas, 48” x 36”
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. 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
SOURCES www.centennialartgallery.blogspot.com/ A unique, artist-run gallery offering excellent quality representational, impressionistic and abstract art work since 1975 – paintings in all media, hand-pulled mono-types, tapestry, functional and decorative pottery and stained glass, all by local artists who work at, and run, the gallery. At base of the Calgary Tower. Tues to Fri 10 am - 4 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm. Public Galleries CONTEMPORARY CALGARY 117 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4 T. 403-262-1737 F. 403-262-1764 email@example.com 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. ESKER FOUNDATION GALLERY 444-1011 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0H7 T. 403-930-2490 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eskerfoundation.com As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. Founded in 2012 by Jim and Susan Hill, Esker Foundation is a new model for institutional relevance, curatorial focus, and audience engagement. It programs three exhibition changes per year. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm, Thurs & Fri till 8 pm. GLENBOW MUSEUM 130 - 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3 T. 403-268-4100 F. 403-262-4045 email@example.com www.glenbow.org/ Located in the heart of downtown Calgary - visitors experience Glenbow Museum’s diverse exhibits, special programs and vast collections including Asian, Contemporary, Modernist and Historical Art. Mon Closed (September - June); Tues to Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun noon - 5 pm. Adult $14, Seniors $10, Students $9, Family $32; Members and under 6, free. Glenbow Shop open Mon to Sat 11 am - 6 pm; Sun noon - 5:30 pm. LEIGHTON ART CENTRE Box 9, Site 31, R.R. 8 Range Road 23 - 16 km south of Calgary, Millarville, AB T0L 1K0 T. 403-931-3633 F. 403-931-3673 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. [Mail only address: Box 9, Site 31, Comp. #9., RR 8, Calgary, AB T2J 2T9] Tues to Sun 10 am - 4 pm. NICKLE GALLERIES Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary, 410 University Court NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 T. 403-220-7234 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 Found-
ers’ Gallery contributes to Canadians’ understanding of military experience by displaying historic and contemporary works of art and related artifacts. The gallery hosts local, national, and international exhibitions, which change every few months. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat and Sun 9:30 am - 4 pm. CAMROSE Commercial Gallery CANDLER ART GALLERY 5002 50 St, Camrose, AB T4V 1R2 T. 780-672-8401 F. 780-679-4121 Toll Free: 1-888-672-8401 email@example.com www.candlerartgallery.com Fresh, vibrant and alive describe both the artwork and the experience when you visit this recently restored gallery. You will discover a diverse group of both emerging and established artists including J. Brager, B. Cheng, R. Chow, H. deJager, K. Duke, J. Kamikura, E. Lower Pidgeon, J. Peters, A. Pfannmuller, K. Ritcher, D. Zasadny – all well priced. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm. Or by appt. CANMORE Commercial Galleries CARTER-RYAN GALLERY AND LIVE ART VENUE 705 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-621-1000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carter-ryan.com Carter-Ryan Gallery is home to one of Canada’s most prolific contemporary Aboriginal artists, Jason Carter. Both a painter and soapstone carver, Carter illustrated “WHO IS BOO: The Curious Tales of One Trickster Rabbit”. And 21 of his 66 illustrations, on 30” x 40” canvases are now on display. Musical and theatrical acts change weekly in the back half of this 1700 sq ft gallery. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. ELEVATION GALLERY 100-729 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-609-3324 email@example.com www.elevationgallery.ca With 15 years experience representing some of Western Canada’s finest modern artists, Elevation Gallery has recently added a second floor gallery and events venue “Hive” by Elevation (www.hivebyelevation.ca) – available to host private events, pop up gallery opportunities for non-represented artists, and as a community venue for creative venture and performance. Daily 10 am - 6 pm, and Fri/Sat evenings. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons.) SILVER TREE STUDIO 104-729 Main St, Box 8300, Canmore, AB T1W 2V1 T. 403-688-0697 firstname.lastname@example.org www.llharrison.ca Canmore’s newest gallery showcases the vibrant landscapes, and animal paintings of proprietor LL Harrison. Neon hues invite passerby to come on in. Resident Artist Kathryn Cooke provides a fresh take on up-cycling, painting, and drawing. Experience live local music and guest painters on Saturdays May to October. All natural fibre clothing and local artisan crafts are a visual treat. Daily 11 am - 6 pm. (Closed Mon in shoulder seasons). THE AVENS GALLERY 104-709 Main St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2 T. 403-678-4471 email@example.com www.theavensgallery.com Established in 1986, the Avens Gallery is a fixture in the town of Canmore. Their mandate is to showcase high quality western Canadian artists and they take an understandable pride in their eclectic collection of original paintings and sculpture. Daily 10 am - 6 pm with extended wknd/hol hours. Public Gallery CANMORE ART GUILD GALLERY Box 8023, 102-700 Railway Ave, (Elevation Place), Canmore, AB T1W 2T8 www.canmoreartguild.com Located in the new Elevation Place, this friendly gallery shows the works of local Bow Valley artists and occasional guest artists. Established in 1980, the Canmore Art Guild runs the gallery on volunteer power. Exhibitions include paintings, photography, sculpture, stained glass, fabric art, woodwork and more. Group and solo shows are 2-4 weeks long. Thurs to Tues 11 am - 5 pm (closed Wed).
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Commercial Gallery JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY/STUDIO 320 1 St West,, Cochrane, AB T4C 1X8 T. 403-932-7040 firstname.lastname@example.org www.justimajan.com Unique, inviting gallery with 40+ Canadian artists – paintings, sculpture, glass, wood, and basic painting supplies. Located in historic downtown Cochrane. Wed to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm. Painting Classes Wed/Thurs.
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.
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
SNAP GALLERY 10123 121 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3W9 T. 780-423-1492 F. 780-424-9117 email@example.com www.snapartists.com Established in 1982 as an independent, cooperatively-run fine art printshop, the SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists) mandate is to promote, facilitate and communicate print and printrelated contemporary production. A complete print shop and related equipment are available to members. Ten exhibitions are scheduled each year. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm.
Commercial Galleries 3RD AVENUE ARTS Box 338, 20 3 Ave West, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0 T. 403-823-3686 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Commercial Galleries BEARCLAW GALLERY 10403 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-482-1204 F. 780-488-0928 email@example.com www.bearclawgallery.com Specializing in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art since 1975 from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier and Aaron Paquette. A wide variety of paintings, jade and Inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.
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.
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.
Alberta artists Janet Armstrong and Marla Blackwell present landscapes as part of their two-person show, Painted Passions II. Armstrong includes images from Kananaskis Country and Banff National Park, while Blackwell explores farm communities west of Calgary. June 17 to June 30 at the Just Imajan Art Gallery in Cochrane, Alta. Janet Armstrong, Silence, 2016, oil, 30” x 40” 56 Galleries West | Summer 2016
SOURCES DOUGLAS UDELL GALLERY 10332 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R2 T. 780-488-4445 F. 780-488-8335 firstname.lastname@example.org www.douglasudellgallery.com In the art business in Edmonton since 1967 and Vancouver since 1986, Douglas Udell Gallery represents many of Canada’s leading contemporary artists as well as some of the leading young artists gaining momentum in the international playing field. The gallery also buys and sells in the secondary market in Canadian historical as well as international. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt. 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 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 12323 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 0V4 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 assisting them to discover the beauty of the world through fine art since 1981. Now representing the Western Lights Artists Group and offering a diverse selection of originals by national and international artists. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat till 5 pm. ROWLES & COMPANY LTD 108 LeMarchand Mansion, 11523 100 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8 T. 780-426-4035 F. 780-429-2787 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. SCOTT GALLERY 10411 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Z5 T. 780-488-3619 F. 780-488-4826 email@example.com www.scottgallery.com Established in 1986, the Scott Gallery features Canadian contemporary art representing over thirty established and emerging Canadian artists. Exhibits include paintings, works on paper including handpulled prints and photography, ceramics and sculpture. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. THE FRONT GALLERY 12323 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB T5N 0V4 T. 780-488-2952 F. 780-452-6240 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thefrontgallery.com Located in Edmonton’s gallery walk district. Since opening in 1979 the gallery has specialized in exhibiting fine art and craft by Alberta artists, with exhibitions changing every three weeks. Tues to Fri 11 am - 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. WEST END GALLERY 10337 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R1 T. 780-488-4892 F. 780-488-4893 email@example.com
www.westendgalleryltd.com Established in 1975, this fine art gallery is known for representing leading artists from across Canada – paintings, sculpture and glass art in traditional and contemporary styles. Exhibitions via e-mail available by request. Note new location. Second location in Victoria since 1994. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. Cooperative Gallery LOFT GALLERY AT A. J. OTTEWELL COMMUNITY CENTRE 590 Broadmoor Blvd, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4V8 T. 780-449-4443 firstname.lastname@example.org http://assc.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 email@example.com www.albertacraft.ab.ca Alberta’s only public gallery dedicated to fine craft presents four exhibitions in the main gallery each year. The Discovery Gallery features new works by ACC members. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine crafts including pottery, blown glass, jewelry, woven and quilted fabrics, home accessories, furniture and much more. All are hand-made by Alberta and Canadian craft artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 6 pm; closed Sun. ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA 2 Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1 T. 780-422-6223 F. 780-426-3105 firstname.lastname@example.org www.youraga.ca Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta is an 85,000 square foot premier presentation venue for international and Canadian art, education and scholarship. The AGA is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, expressing the creative spirit of Alberta and connecting people, art and ideas. Tues to Sun 11 am - 5 pm, Wed till 9 pm. ART GALLERY OF ST ALBERT 19 Perron St, St Albert, AB T8N 1E5 T. 780-460-4310 F. 780-460-9537 email@example.com artgalleryofstalbert.com Located in the historic Banque d’Hochelaga in St. Albert, the gallery features contemporary art, usually by Alberta artists, who show their painting, sculpture, video, quilts, glass and ceramics at both the provincial and national level. Monthly exhibitions, adult lectures and workshops, “Looking at Art” school tours, art rental and sales plus a gallery gift shop. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 8 pm. CENTRE D’ARTS VISUELS DE L’ALBERTA (CAVA) 9103 95 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6C 1Z4 T. 780-461-3427 F. 780-461-4053 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
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SOURCES 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, 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.
VAAA GALLERY 10215 112 St, 3rd Flr, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7 T. 780-421-1731 F. 780-421-1857 Toll Free: 1-866-421-1731 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. FORT MCMURRAY Commercial Gallery POINTS NORTH GALLERY B3-10015 Centennial Dr, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 1X8 T. 780-790-1777 email@example.com www.pointsnorthgallery.ca Established in 1991 as Frames & More, the gallery still offers custom picture framing and high-quality artisan gifts. However with a doubling of space and a new name, Points North now represents more than two dozen Canadian artists with a special focus on local and regional. They host regular exhibitions with featured artists in attendance as well as ‘Saturday at the Gallery’ art demo events. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 7:30 pm; Sat 10 am - 4 pm. GRANDE PRAIRIE Commercial Gallery GRANT BERG GALLERY 3-9907 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0V1 T. 780-512-8989 firstname.lastname@example.org www.grantberggallery.com RECENTLY OPENED This 2300 sq. ft. gallery located in downtown Grande Prairie is owned by wellknown sculptor Grant Berg. It features some 25 artists – from both the local Peace Region and from across Western Canada – working in sculpture,
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painting, pottery and jewellery. Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment. Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE 103-9839 103 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6M7 T. 780-532-8111 F. 780-539-9522 email@example.com 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 Wed 10 am - 6 pm, Thurs 10 am - 9 pm, Fri & Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. HIGH RIVER Commercial Gallery ART AND SOUL STUDIO/GALLERY 124 6 Ave SW, High River, AB T. 403-422-3344 firstname.lastname@example.org web.me.com/artandsoulstudio This collective gallery is adjacent to the creative space of artist/owner Annie Froese. The gallery features original work in a variety of mediums created by Alberta artists, most of whom live within an hour of High River. Oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, glass, ceramics and more are displayed in this 1917 arts and crafts home. An opportunity to indulge the senses. About 1/2 hr south of Calgary. Fri, Sat noon - 4 pm; Sun 1 pm - 4 pm and by appointment.
GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES 502 1 St S ( 5 Ave S & Scenic Dr), Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6 T. 403-320-3898 F. 403-329-4958 Toll Free: 1-866-320-3898 email@example.com www.galtmuseum.com A vibrant gathering place meeting historical, cultural and educational needs, the Galt engages and educates its communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define collective identity and guide the future. Award-winning exhibits, events, programs. (May 15 - Aug 31) Mon to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; (Sep 1 - May 14) Mon to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm; (year-round) Thurs till 9 pm, Sun 1 - 4:30 pm. Admission charge. SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY 601 3 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 0H4 T. 403-327-8770 F. 403-328-3913 firstname.lastname@example.org www.saag.ca One of Canada’s foremost public galleries, SAAG
Laverne Jones advises her Gallery on Main in Lacombe, AB will be moving a few blocks to a main floor location at 5250 45 St in early May. UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE ART GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 T. 403-329-2666 F. 403-382-7115 email@example.com www.uleth.ca/artgallery The gallery serves the campus community and general public with a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works; by presenting local and touring exhibitions; and by supporting research at all levels through publications and an on-line database. Main Gallery Mon to Fri 10 am - 4:30 pm, Thur till 8:30 pm. Helen Christou Gallery - Level 9 LINC, Daily 8 am - 9 pm. Special activities on website. LONGVIEW Commercial Gallery THE LOST AMERICAN ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Box 45, 122 Morrison Rd, Longview, AB T0L 1H0 T. 403-558-3693 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thelostamericanartgallery.com In addition to the artwork of Alberta artists, the gallery specializes in turquoise jewellery, Navajo rugs, vintage photographs of North American First Nations people by Edward S. Curtis, and various Pendleton products. The museum features rare Southwest pottery, historically significant baskets from many tribes, and artifacts relating to the North American lifestyle of days gone by. Thurs to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. (Call ahead Jan - Mar.) MEDICINE HAT Public Galleries ESPLANADE ART GALLERY 401 First St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8W2 T. 403-502-8580 F. 403-502-8589 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
Regina artist Heather Cline has worked in painting and mixed media since completing her MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. She explores how personal history intersects with geography, informed by her experience of growing up in a small town that became part of Saskatoon. June 18 to July 13 at The Gallery/Art Placement in Saskatoon Heather Cline, Urban Forest, Varsity View, 2015, acrylic on panel, 24” x 48”
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Vancouver artist Holger Kalberg explores the relationship between utopian ideas and modernist aesthetics in recent paintings, sculptures and installations. His work has a sense of failed reality – a nostalgia for a utopian world that may or may not materialize – and becomes a starting point for new conversations about ideal societies. June 24 to September 11 at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge Holger Kalberg, Untitled, 2016, oil on canvas, 25” x 23”
Public Galleries CASA GALLERY 230 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5H2 T. 403-327-2272 firstname.lastname@example.org www.casalethbridge.ca/gallery The Casa Gallery exhibits the works of local, regional and provincial artists, with its primary focus on community art i.e. without restriction of style, medium or approach, but representing work being produced by artists in Lethbridge. One can expect to see drawing, painting, fine craft, installation, sculpture, photography, new media and video art. Mon to Sat 9 am - 10 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm.
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.
JASPER Commercial Gallery MOUNTAIN GALLERIES AT THE FAIRMONT Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, #1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 T. 780-852-5378 F. 780-852-7292
SOURCES 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 email@example.com www.medalta.org Medalta is a century-old factory which has been converted into an industrial museum, working pottery and contemporary ceramic arts centre. The Yuill Family Gallery features contemporary artwork from the Medalta International Artists in Residence program and travelling art exhibitions. (Summer) Victoria Day to Labour Day - Daily 9:30 am - 5 pm; (Winter) Tues to Sat 10 am - 4 pm. OKOTOKS Commercial Gallery DALË GALLERY 45 McRae St, Okotoks, AB T. 403-601-0348 firstname.lastname@example.org www.dalegallery.ca The gallery is a working studio featuring the work of Alberta artist Therese Dalë-Kunicky. One can view her artwork in progress and see the unique pigments used to create the images. Many of the paintings are meditation pieces. Visitors are welcome to sit, relax and have a gazing meditation with a favourite piece. Located in the heart of ‘Olde Towne Okotoks’ across from the town plaza. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. 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) PONOKA Commercial Gallery SIDING 14 GALLERY 5214 50 St, PO Box 4430, Ponoka, AB T4J 1S1 T. 403-790-5386 firstname.lastname@example.org Siding 14 Gallery takes its name from early CPR days when Ponoka was a waterstop on the EdmontonCalgary mainline. Today it features artwork from Western Canada, across the country and beyond. At its core is the studio of Mary MacArthur and Danny Lineham (“Those Great Little Books”) who are proud to showcase not only their own work in the ‘ancient book arts’, but that of other fine artists and artisans. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Thurs, Fri till 7 pm, or by appointment. RED DEER Public Galleries KIWANIS GALLERY AT RED DEER PUBLIC LIBRARY 4818 49 ST (lower level), Red Deer, AB T4N 1T9 T. 403-348-2787 email@example.com www.reddeerartscouncil.ca The gallery is operated by the Red Deer Arts Council in partnership with Red Deer Public Library. Exhibitors include visual artists from around Alberta working in all media and subject matter, from landscapes to abstracts to fractals and including 3D work. Opening receptions on First Fridays of each month. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 8:30 pm, Fri & Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. 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 showcases Red Deer’s historical and contemporary life, and brings world-class exhibitions to the city. 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
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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 Owned by fine art photographer, Leon Strembitsky, and painter/musician, Colleen McGinnis, Caelin Artworks has been in operation since 1988. Located in an historic home in downtown Wetaskiwin, this studio/gallery showcases primarily their own work. Open by appointment, call ahead.
SASKATCHEWAN GALLERIES ASSINIBOIA Public Gallery SHURNIAK ART GALLERY 122 3 Ave W, PO Box 1178, Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 T. 306-642-5292 F. 306-642-4541 email@example.com www.shurniakartgallery.com Bringing the arts to the community since 2005, the gallery features its founder’s private collection of paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from around the world. Rotating exhibitions by invited artists. Fresh Start TeaRoom on premises. Admission free. Tues to Sat 10 am - 4:30 pm, Sun (Apr - Dec) 1 pm - 5 pm, call ahead for holiday hours.
Oil Fired Tanks, 2009
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ESTEVAN 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. MEACHAM Commercial Gallery THE HAND WAVE GALLERY Box 145, 409 3 Ave N, Meacham, SK S0K 2V0 T. 306-376-2221 email@example.com www.handwave.ca Presenting the works of 60 Saskatchewan artists and artisans for 33 years – with changing gallery exhibitions during April through December. Works in fibre, glass, metal, wood and a large selection of clay including ceramists Anita Rocamora, Mel Bolen, Jack Sures and Zane Wilcox; Paul LaPointe painter/printmaker and fibre artist June Jacobs. 55 km east of Saskatoon. (Summer hours) Thurs to Mon 11 am - 6 pm; (Oct to Dec) 1 pm - 6 pm; (Jan to May) by appointment. MELFORT Public Gallery SHERVEN-SMITH ART GALLERY 206 Bemister Ave East, Box 310, Melfort, SK S0E 1A0 T. 306-752-4177 F. 306-752-5556 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kerryvickarcentre.ca
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SOURCES 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.
Bringing together more than 140 objects, this exhibition celebrates Glacier National Park through the eyes of its artists, whose paintings, photographs and sculptures have shaped the publicâ€™s imagination for more than a century. Artists include Charles Russell, Maynard Dixon, Joe Scheuerle, Joe De Yong, John Fery, Winold Reiss, John Clarke, Julius Seyler, Philip Goodwin, and Carl Rungius.
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. NORTH BATTLEFORD Public Galleries ALLEN SAPP GALLERY 1-Railway Ave, PO Box 460, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1760 F. 306-445-1694 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.
CHAPEL GALLERY 1-891 99 St, North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6 T. 306-445-1757 F. 306-445-1009 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. PRINCE ALBERT Public Gallery THE MANN ART GALLERY 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B5 T. 306-763-7080 F. 306-763-7838 email@example.com www.mannartgallery.ca The Mann Art Gallery features a varied exhibition schedule promoting local, provincial and national artists, as well as curated exhibitions, lectures and workshops. It also houses a permanent collection of over 1500 individual works from well-known provincial artists. Their education and professional development initiatives encourage public awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm. REGINA Commercial Galleries ASSINIBOIA GALLERY 2266 Smith St, Regina, SK S4P 2P4 T. 306-522-0997 firstname.lastname@example.org www.assiniboia.com Established in 1977, the Assiniboia Gallery showcases contemporary and traditional works of art by established and emerging visual artists. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Sheila Kernan, Robert Genn, Kimberly Kiel, Rick Bond, Angela Morgan and many more. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 an -5 pm. MATA GALLERY 106-2300 Broad St (at 15 Ave), Regina, SK S4P 1Y8 T. 306-522-0080 email@example.com www.matagallery.ca Mata Gallery is a curated venue promoting professional Saskatchewan artists including Heather M. Cline, David Garneau, Martha Cole, Anita Rocamora, Martin Tagseth, Rob Froese, Zane Wilcox
Manitoba artist Ming Hon, Ontario artist Kristie MacDonald, Newfoundland artist Audrey Hurd and Saskatchewan artists Patrick Bulas and Jordan Schwab come together in Hivemind, which looks at the interface between print and performance art. The artists focus on various actions in making a print, such as movement, repetition or layering. For instance, Hurd rolls modeling clay covered in drawing material over five lithography stones as part of her performance. May 6 to June 17 at the Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg Audrey Hurd, Stone Tracks, 2012, performance 60 Galleries West | Summer 2016
SOURCES and Melody Armstrong – along with fine studio jewellery. The gallery is dedicated to relevant, passionate, thoughtful visual art as well as innovative use of materials and techniques. NOUVEAU GALLERY 2146 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2T9 T. 306-569-9279 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.slategallery.ca Located in Regina’s Heritage neighbourhood, SLATE Gallery features works from iconic and contemporary Canadian artists. SLATE owners Gina Fafard and Kimberley Fyfe offer advice and support for new and experienced buyers, assistance with acquisition and investment of artworks for private, corporate and public collections. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. TRADITIONS HAND CRAFT GALLERY 2714 13 Ave, Regina, SK S4T 1N3 T. 306-569-0199 firstname.lastname@example.org www.traditionshandcraftgallery.ca Traditions features fine craft of over 100 Saskatchewan artisans in a full range of media: clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, jewellery and photography. Tues to Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm. Follow them on Facebook. Public Galleries ART GALLERY OF REGINA Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, 2420 Elphinstone St, Regina, SK S4T 3N9 T. 306-522-5940 email@example.com www.artgalleryofregina.ca Features contemporary art with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Exhibitions change frequently. In addition to the art exhibitions, the gallery offers an extensive public education program including informational and hands-on workshops, lectures, visiting artist events, and demonstrations. Mon to Thur 11 am - 7 pm; Fri to Sun 1 pm - 5 pm. MACKENZIE ART GALLERY T C Douglas Building, 3475 Albert St, Regina, SK S4S 6X6 T. 306-584-4250 F. 306-569-8191 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, Sun and holidays noon - 5:30 pm. SASKATOON Commercial Galleries ART PLACEMENT INC 228 3 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3385 F. 306-933-2521 email@example.com www.artplacement.com Established in 1978, the gallery’s primary emphasis is on senior and mid-career Saskatchewan artists while also representing several established western Canadian painters and overseeing a number of artist estates. Presents a year round exhibition schedule alternating solo and group exhibitions. Centrally located downtown in the Traveller’s Block Annex. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. COLLECTOR’S CHOICE ART GALLERY 625D 1 Ave N, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X7 T. 306-665-8300 F. 306-664-4094 firstname.lastname@example.org www.collectorschoice.ca Represents Saskatchewan and Canadian artists including Lou Chrones, Malaika Z Charbonneau, Julie Gutek, Cecelia Jurgens, Paul Jacoby, Valerie Munch, Jon Einnersen, Don Hefner, Reg Parsons, Bill Schwarz. The gallery offers a variety of contemporary paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oil, and mixed media and sculpture in bronze, stone and
metal plus a collection of estate art. Tues - Fri 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9:30 - 5 pm. DARRELL BELL GALLERY 405-105 21 St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B3 T. 306-955-5701 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. Thurs to Sat noon - 5 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.
“Powerful and sensitive images of the Northern Plains Cree”
Public Galleries REMAI MODERN (FORMERLY MENDEL ART GALLERY) 950 Spadina Cres E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A8 T. 306-975-7610 F. 306-975-7670 firstname.lastname@example.org www.remaimodern.org REMAI MODERN Art Gallery of Saskatchewan describes itself as “a thought leader and direction setting modern art gallery that boldly collects, develops, presents and interprets the art of our time.” While preparing to open in 2017 at the new River Landing site, offices remain open at the former Mendel Art Gallery location. SASKATCHEWAN CRAFT COUNCIL GALLERY 813 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5 T. 306-653-3616 F. 306-244-2711 email@example.com 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). SWIFT CURRENT
AWARD WINNING PUBLIC GALLERY
#1 Railway Ave E. North Battleford, SK 306-445-1760 www.allensapp.com
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. WEYBURN Public Gallery ALLIE GRIFFIN ART GALLERY 45 Bison Ave NE (mail to: 424 10 Ave S), Weyburn, SK S4H 2A1 T. 306-848-3922 F. 306-848-3271 email@example.com www.weyburnartscouncil.ca Located in the lower level of the Weyburn Public Library, the gallery features touring exhibitions from the Mendel Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Saskatchewan Craft Council, the Saskatchewan Arts Board through OSAC, and many locally-curated shows. Exhibitions feature the work of established and emerging Saskatchewan artists. Mon to Thurs 9:30 am - 8:30 pm; Fri, Sat 9 am - 6 pm; Sun (Oct to May) 1 pm - 5 pm. YORKTON Public Gallery GODFREY DEAN ART GALLERY 49 Smith St E, Yorkton, SK S3N 0H4 T. 306-786-2992 F. 306-786-7667 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.
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GREATER WINNIPEG Commercial Galleries ACTUAL 300 Ross Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3A 0L4 T. 204-415-5540 email@example.com actualgallery.ca Actual gallery is a dynamic art platform in a purpose-designed space of more than 2000 sq ft located at the edge of Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. Their commitment to diverse art forms features selected professional emerging, mid-career and senior artists both in permanent or touring exhibitions, and temporary curated shows reflecting the vibrancy of the contemporary art scene. Tues to Sat noon - 5 pm, or by appointment.
An exhibition by some of the world’s most accomplished blind photographers, Sight Unseen, explores how the blind can see in ways the sighted cannot. The show uses new 3-D tactile imaging technology based on research into neuroplasticity, allowing people with vision loss to view art with their fingertips. “When we imagine things, we exist,” says artist Evgen Bavcar, who lost his sight as a child in Slovenia after an accident with a mine detonator. To Sept. 18 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg Doris Koop, who has impaired vision, explores a tactile version of Evgen Bavcar’s photograph, A Close Up View.
MANITOBA GALLERIES ALTONA Public Gallery GALLERY IN THE PARK 245 10 Ave NW, PO Box 1630, Altona, MB R0G 0B0 T. 204-324-9005 firstname.lastname@example.org www.galleryinthepark.ca/ Built as a family home in 1902, the Gallery in the Park opened in 2008 showcasing local, regional, provincial and national artists with 2 distinct exhibition seasons: June/July and August/September. The outdoor sculpture gardens are open May to October and new pieces are added annually. Tues to Sun noon - 8 pm (June through September); outdoor sculpture gallery open daily May through October. BRANDON Public Gallery ART GALLERY OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBA 710 Rosser Ave, Suite 2, Brandon, MB R7A 0K9 T. 204-727-1036 F. 204-726-8139 email@example.com www.agsm.ca Tracing its roots back to 1890, the gallery’s mission is to lead in visual art production, presentation, promotion and education in western Manitoba. Its focus is on contemporary art while respecting local heritage and culture. Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Thurs till 9 pm, Sat noon - 5 pm (Sat closed Jul/Aug). MORDEN PEMBINA HILLS ARTS COUNCIL 352 Stephen St, Morden, MB R6M 1T5 T. 204-822-6026 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pembinahillsarts.com Founded in 1992, the Pembina Hills Arts Council
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facilitates and encourages the growth and diversity of arts and culture for the Pembina Valley Region by providing an environment which stimulates artistic expression and awareness through education, programming and provision of administrative support. Tues to Sat Noon - 5 pm. 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 10 am - 4 pm. WASAGAMING Public Gallery WASAGAMING COMMUNITY ARTS GALLERY 110 Wasagaming Dr (PO Box 581, Oranole, MB
BIRCHWOOD ART GALLERY 1068 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1Z8 T. 204-888-5840 F. 204-888-5604 Toll Free: 1-800-822-5840 email@example.com www.birchwoodartgallery.com NEW LOCATION: Specializing in originals, prints, sculptures and bronzes, featuring a large selection of Manitoba and international artists. They also provide conservation custom framing, art restoration and cleaning, and home and office art consultation. Original commissions available on request. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm or by appointment.
Adding to his eponymous fine art gallery director role Howard Gurevich has taken on management of Winnipeg's Actual Gallery at 300 Ross Ave. CRE8ERY GALLERY & STUDIO 2-125 Adelaide St (cor William), Winnipeg, MB R3A 0W4 T. 204-944-0809 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cre8ery.com Nestled in the heart of Winnipeg’s Arts District, cre8ery gallery is committed to the celebration of emerging and established artists. cre8ery takes pride in uncovering artistic gems of all media and genres and invites patrons of the arts to discover their next art treasure. Tues to Fri Noon - 6 pm; Sat noon - 5 pm or by appointment. May change for special events. EAGLERIDGE ONE.FIVE.EXHIBITIONS Winnipeg, MB T. 204-287-8999 email@example.com Located in a beautiful lakeside setting, EAGLERIDGE ONE.FIVE.EXHIBITIONS offers international fine art within an atmosphere that respects the efforts of participating artists and the tastes of discerning connoisseurs alike – including a NO RISK, easyacquisition policy. Artists include Lily Lim, Itzhak Tarkay, J.H. Thomas, Paul H. Toews, Jose Trinidad and James Corbett. Please telephone or email for an appointment or more information.
GUREVICH FINE ART 200-62 Albert St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9 T. 204-488-0662 Toll Free: 1-888-488-0662 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gurevichfineart.com Gurevich Fine Art represents contemporary painting, photography, prints and sculpture. They provide art consulting and framing services. Mon to Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Thurs, Fri till 6 pm or by appointment. LOCH GALLERY 306 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J8 T. 204-235-1033 F. 204-235-1036 email@example.com www.lochgallery.com Established in 1972, the Loch Gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian, American, British and European paintings and sculpture. It represents original 19th and 20th century artwork of collectable and historic interest, as well as a select group of gifted professional artists from across Canada including Ivan Eyre, Leo Mol, Peter Sawatzky, Anna Wiechec, Philip Craig and Carol Stewart. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 9 am - 5 pm. MAYBERRY FINE ART 212 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-255-5690 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com www.pulsegallery.ca Located in the historic Johnston Terminal at the Forks Development in the heart of Winnipeg, Pulse Gallery showcases the diversity of Manitoba’s talented artists – with a modern twist. Colour is the star in this gallery. Art can stimulate; art can inspire; art can ignite. Daily 11 am - 6 pm. SOUL GALLERY INC.
Kim Beom, a leading conceptual artist in South Korea, presents Continuing Studies, which uses absurdist humour to consider conventional learning structures. His 12-hour video, A Rock that Learned the Poetry of Jung Jiyong, features a literary professor teaching a rock the entire oeuvre of a Korean modernist poet. A second video, Yellow Scream, spoofs how-to videos as it questions whether abstract painting can be taught. To June 26 at Plug In in Winnipeg Kim Beom, Yellow Scream, 2012, video still
GROLLÉ FINE ART Studio 24 at 81 Garry St (Fort Garry Place), Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J9 T. 204-691-6112 firstname.lastname@example.org grollefineart.com This gallery represents a limited number of diverse Canadian and International artists. Consulting for artists and art lovers alike, Grollé Fine Art manages collections for both seasoned and burgeoning collectors. On Garry, just off Broadway, minutes from The Forks and the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. Artist submissions welcomed. Tue to Sat 11 am - 4 pm and by appointment.
PHOTO LEFT: AARON COHEN, CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, WINNIPEG
R0J 1N0), Wasagaming, MB R0J 2H0 T. 204-848-2993 email@example.com This not-for-profit gallery has been operating seasonally for over 35 years. Six exhibitions each season, with local and Manitoba artists in various media including painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, fibre arts and jewellery. Various children’s activities are offered throughout the season. Visit Wasagaming Community Arts on Facebook for coming events. Open June 3 to Sept Labour Day. Wed to Sun 10 am - 6 pm.
SOURCES 163 Clare Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1R5 T. 204-781-8259 firstname.lastname@example.org www.soulgallery.ca Soul Gallery is an ‘Art Gallery in a Home’ offering a diverse selection of contemporary fine art by Canadian and European artists. Paintings, sculpture, photography and monoprints are exhibited in well-appointed rooms offering patrons the unique opportunity of viewing fine art in context. Daily by appointment; every First Saturday of the month 11 am - 4 pm. Regular seasonal exhibitions listed on website. WAREHOUSE ARTWORKS 222 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0S3 T. 204-943-1681 F. 204-942-2847 email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Warehouse-Artworks/238848533780 A Winnipeg fixture for more than 35 years, the gallery presents original art, in a variety of media, mainly from Manitoba artists. They also offer limited edition prints and reproductions along with a major framing facility. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5:30 pm, Sat to 5 pm.
Lyn and Carole recently moved their Birchwood Art Gallery a short distance to 1068 Pembina Hwy in Winnipeg. WAYNE ARTHUR GALLERY 186 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G3 T. 204-477-5249 www.waynearthurgallery.com Artist Wayne Arthur and wife Bev Morton opened the Wayne Arthur Sculpture & Craft Gallery in 1995. After Wayne passed away, Bev moved the gallery to Winnipeg and together with new husband, Robert MacLellan, has run the Wayne Arthur Gallery since 2002. Some of Wayne’s drawings are available for purchase as well as the creations of more than 60 Manitoba artists, working in painting, print-making, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, jewellery, glass and photography. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm. WOODLANDS GALLERY 535 Academy Road, Winnipeg, MB R3N 0E2 T. 204-947-0700 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. Cooperative Gallery STONEWARE GALLERY 778 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0Y1 T. 204-475-8088 email@example.com www.stonewaregallery.com An artist-run cooperative of potters founded in 1978. Its thirteen members create work in a wide variety of styles and techniques, making both decorative and functional clay objects. Many of the artists have received national and international recognition. Mon - Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 4:30 pm. Thurs till 9 pm from May to December.
Winnipeg artist and art dealer Paul Toews has opened his Eagleridge One.Five.Exhibitions gallery in the southwest area. 204-287-8999. Public Galleries PLUG IN INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 460 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0E8 T. 204-942-1043 F. 204-944-8663 firstname.lastname@example.org www.plugin.org Plug In ICA is a forerunner in the exhibition and commissioning of visual culture across media and
disciplines. As an institute it fosters the production of art while expanding audiences. Exhibitions include work by international artists and by emerging local artists. Educational programs provide guided experiences of contemporary art and ask about the importance of art and artists in Canadian culture. Free admission. Tues to Fri noon - 6 pm; Thurs till 8 pm; Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm.
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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/index.html Formerly Gallery One One One, the expanded School of Art Gallery exhibits and collects contemporary and historical art, maintaining, researching and developing collections in the School of Art’s Permanent Collection and the FitzGerald Study Centre collection. This fully equipped, state-of-theart contemporary artspace, is wired to present all forms of contemporary and historical art, including work that makes use of newer technologies. Mon to Fri 9 am - 4 pm. WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1 T. 204-786-6641 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. WINNIPEG BEACH Commercial Gallery BULRUSHES GALLERY 801 Kernstead Rd, PO Box 339, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0 T. 204-794-8903 email@example.com www.bulrushesgallery.ca In addition to new works from a select group of regional artists, Bulrushes Gallery offers an exceptional collection of lost and forgotten art rediscovered – paintings, drawings, prints and objects covering many different styles including, modernism, traditional, historic, vintage and contemporary as well as mid-century and contemporary pottery. Just 55 km from Winnipeg and 3.5 km west of Winnipeg Beach. Seasonal hours.
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ESTEVAN ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM 118 4th Street, Estevan, SK, www.eagm.ca
NORTHERN TERRITORIES GALLERIES YELLOWKNIFE Cooperative Gallery NORTHERN IMAGES YELLOWKNIFE Box 935, 4801 Franklin Avenue , Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N7 T. 867-873-5944 F. 867-873-9224 NI.Yellowknife@ArcticCo-op.com www.northernimages.ca Owned and operated by Arctic Cooperatives Ltd, the gallery features one of Canada’s largest selection of Inuit and Dene art and crafts, and custom framing services. The collection includes Inuit prints and sculpture in stone, antler, bone and ivory along with wall hangings, Dene crafts, apparel and jewellery. Located in the heart of downtown Yellowknife at Franklin Ave and 48 St. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat noon - 6 pm.
USA GALLERIES GREAT FALLS, MONTANA Public Gallery C.M. RUSSELL MUSEUM 403 13 St, Great Falls, MT 59401 T. 406-727-8787 firstname.lastname@example.org cmrussell.org The museum is one of the finest museums of American Western art in the USA and the home of the most complete collection of Russell art and memorabilia in the world. The permanent collection of more than 12,000 objects also includes the works of many other well-known artists. The Browning Firearms Collection and The Bison: American Icon, Heart of Plains Indian Culture round out the museumís outstanding offerings. Summer: Tues to Sun 10 am - 5 pm; Winter: Wed to Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
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SOCIETY OF CANADIAN ARTISTS www.societyofcanadianartists.com 48th SCA Open National Juried Show, July 11 - August 11, 2016<br> Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto, ON<br> The SCA is a national, non-profit artists’ organization dedicated to expanding visual arts within Canada. It is committed to strengthening its national presence by promoting excellence in traditional forms of artistic expression.
THE WORKS ART & DESIGN FESTIVAL – JUNE 23- JULY 5, 2016 Downtown Edmonton, AB T. 780-426-2122 www.theworks.ab.ca/ Celebrating its 32nd anniversary in 2016, The Works is the largest FREE outdoor Art & Design Festival in North America, showcasing over 500 artists at more than 30 sites taking over one square mile of Edmonton’s downtown core. There are workshops, demonstrations, lectures and exhibits.
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. CASTLEGAR SCULPTUREWALK PO Box 3586, Castlegar, BC V1N 3W3 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sculpturewalkcastlegar.com Featuring over 30 original outdoor sculptures from international artists, Castlegar Sculpturewalk (trademarked “The Sculpture Capital of Canada”) has rapidly become one of the premier arts events in BC. Viewers can vote for their favourite piece via ballot, with the “People’s Choice” winner purchased for permanent display. All sculptures are available for sale or lease. Check website for map and brochure.
CHRISTINE KLASSEN GALLERY & FRAME SHOP 200-321 50 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2B3 T. 403-262-1880 email@example.com www.christineklassengallery.com Specializing in custom framing and mirrors, as well as art restoration and cleaning, CKG offers consultations and solutions for all budgets and conservation requirements. Whether it’s for a gallery or home, master framer Candace Larsen can help choose the perfect look from her curated selection of frames. Walk-ins welcome, free on-site parking. Tue to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment. FRAMED ON FIFTH 1207 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0S1 T. 403-244-3688 firstname.lastname@example.org www.framedonfifth.com Owner Hannah White is an experienced custom picture framer – and an artist in her own right. Her specialized frame shop offers original art framing at reasonable prices for artists, collectors and the general public. Located in eclectic Kensington with ample on-street parking. Tues to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm. JARVIS HALL GALLERY + FINE FRAMES 333B 36 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1W2 T. 403-206-9942 email@example.com www.jarvishallgallery.com Jarvis Hall Gallery + Fine Framing is a full service frame shop offering all levels of custom framing from conservation to museum grade. Frames can be chosen from a wide variety of manufacturers or can be designed, carved and gilded by hand. They also offer a variety of gallery frames for artists. Tues to Sat 11 am - 6 pm or by appointment. PALLISER ART AND FRAMING 6-3109 Palliser Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 4W5 T. 403-259-3944 firstname.lastname@example.org palliserartandframing.ca A small art gallery exhibition space on-site shows local and regional artists on a rotating basis as a complement to the custom picture framing business. Owner Allan Brown provides thorough attention to detail in the design phase of framing projects and in their execution with the use of top quality materials. Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm. PEACOCK COPY AND RESTORATION 521 Canada Ave, Duncan, BC V9L 1T8
SOURCES T. 250-748-9923 email@example.com www.peacocksphoto.ca RETIREMENT BECKONS, TURNKEY BUSINESS FOR SALE... Offering custom framing, in addition to film cameras and camera repairs; photo enlargements on archival photo paper or giclee printing to canvas/art paper with stretching; custom copying and restoration; passport photos; family and business portraits. Mon to Thurs 9 am - 5 pm; Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm.
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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LEVIS FINE ART AUCTIONS, APPRAISALS & ART STORAGE 1739 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 0K1 T. 403-541-9099 email@example.com www.levisauctions.com From a single item to a complete collection, Levis can safely store artwork. The company offers professional and knowledgeable staff, a safe and confidential environment, a thorough security system, controlled temperature and constant on-site presence. Costs are based on a rate of $10.00 per cubic foot per month. For larger collections volume rates are available.
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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. 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
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INGLEWOOD ART SUPPLIES 646 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2G 0B3 T. 403-265-8961 firstname.lastname@example.org www.inglewoodart.com Recently relocated to Bridgeland, the store claims best selection and prices in Calgary on pre-stretched canvas and canvas on the roll. Golden Acrylics and Mediums with everyday prices below retail. Volume discounts on the complete selection of Stevenson Oils, Acrylics and Mediums. Other name-brand materials, brushes, drawing supplies, easels, an extensive selection of paper and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun noon - 5 pm. KENSINGTON ART SUPPLY 6999 11 St SE (north of Deerfoot Meadows Shopping Centre), Calgary, AB T2H 2S1 T. 403-283-2288 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 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 email@example.com 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 ëhow to’ handouts and artist demos. Western Canada’s favourite artists’ resource. SUNNYSIDE ART SUPPLIES 132 10 ST, Calgary, AB T2N 1V3 T. 403-475-0608 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sunnysideartsupplies.com Owned and operated by Patrick and Shirl Rowsome, the tradition of art supplies in Sunnyside lives on -- offering quality materials and sound advice from a friendly and experienced staff of artists. Art materials, accessories, workshops and an ever-changing book selection covering art and design techniques. Student, senior and instructor discounts. Mon to Fri 10 am - 7 pm; Sat 10 am - 6 pm; Sun 11 am - 5 pm.
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THE GALLERY/ART PLACEMENT INC. 228 3 Ave S (back lane entrance), Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L9 T. 306-664-3931 email@example.com 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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ITEE POOTOOGOOK (1951-2014)
Calm Water, This Guy is Ready for Hunting, 2013, coloured pencil and graphite on paper, 22.5” x 30” 66 Galleries West | Summer 2016
The image is classic Itee Pootoogook: A bleak northern landscape meticulously sketched in graphite behind a curiously cropped coloured pencil image of a man holding a rope to what appears to be a boat. Calm Water, This Guy is Ready for Hunting is titled in what Robert Kardosh, director of the Marion Scott Gallery in Vancouver, calls Pootoogook’s usual matter-of-fact style, complete with a touch of deadpan humour. The late-blooming artist made the drawing the year before his death from cancer at 63 in an Iqaluit hospital. Showing in May as part of Pootoogook’s fourth exhibition at Marion Scott, the drawing also demonstrates his dedication to portraying the contemporary world, what he saw around him in day-to-day life, rather than some romanticized idea of the North. He was one of his generation’s groundbreakers, a man who helped transform the vision of earlier artists who worked in more traditional styles at the famous Cape Dorset printmaking centre in Nunavut.
A quiet man, Pootoogook would line up his pencils on his table and draw with tremendous focus for most of the day. He typically worked from photographs and was interested in architectural elements, particularly windows. Much of his work is essentially about looking and how we see. Pootoogook came from an important family of artists. His cousin, Annie, won the prestigious $50,000 Sobey Art Award in 2006. He worked as a carpenter and began drawing in earnest in the 1990s. “He was so great and his work kept getting better and better with each show,” says Kardosh. “It was very exciting to see new work by him.” Pootoogook has been compared to prominent artists from the South, including Nova Scotia’s Alex Colville. “There’s a real sense of stillness, but without the foreboding quality of Colville,” says Kardosh. Vancouver art critic Robin Laurence has also noted affinities with Newfoundland’s Christopher Pratt and Saskatchewan’s David Thauberger. – Portia Priegert www.gallerieswest.ca
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