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Impressions 6 First Happenings on the art scene of Time 8 Layers Contemporary artist Greg Edmonson in Public Places 10 Art Rethinking our approach to public art plus some candid critiques
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GALLERY WATCH algary’s oldest commercial gallery has a new space in a historic setting. Gainsborough Galleries (est. 1923) has opened a second downtown location in the Hyatt Regency, Plus 15 level. The gallery doubles as owner Robert E. Wood’s ‘public’ studio—visitors may observe the landscape artist at his easel creating dramatic mountain scenes. 700 Centre Street SE, 403-262-9333. Another new addition to Calgary’s gallery scene is Mixed Emotions by Mount Royal Village. Owner Christopher Talbot is dedicated to promoting Australian and Canadian artists. Of note is the gallery’s collection of limited edition fine art giclée images, a collaboration between photographer Martin Kaspers and Talbot. Mixed Emotions is at 850 – 16 Avenue SW, 403244-8123.
First Impressions Celebrations, honours, arrivals and accomplishments make up the art scene this season in the late 1960s; in 1983 she made a film entitled Doris McCarthy: Heart of a Painter. The two have enjoyed painting expeditions around the world for 27 years, including a trip to Costa Rica this spring. A show of McCarthy's work begins June 28 at The Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge, 780852-5378.
relationship between artists, the gallery and their clients. Congratulations also to Alex Janvier who received the Lifetime Achievement award at the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards in March. Janvier was nominated by Canada House Gallery, which has been representing him for 20 years. Winners are recognized as leaders in the Canadian Aboriginal community.
ongratulations to Banff’s Canada House Gallery: in April,
he Women in Motion Gallery and Calorie Tour takes place June 1 along 17
anadian landscape painter Doris McCarthy receives an honourary TOP: Landscape painter Doris Doctor of McCarthy Laws from the RIGHT: New Gainsborough University of Galleries in the Hyatt Alberta in June. While in Regency. Alberta, McCarthy will likely visit Jasper gallery owner, artist and film maker Canada House became one of Wendy Wacko, as she has only eight galleries in Alberta frequently since 1977. The to be a member of the 92-year-old Ontario artist has Professional Art Dealers painted several Alberta landAssociation of Canada scapes during her visits. (PADAC). Membership McCarthy's triptych, “Along involves an intensive applicathe Athabasca,” hangs in tion process. PADAC memJasper Park Lodge, where bership ensures collectors of Wacko has her gallery. Wacko the integrity of the gallery, and provides an honourable was a student of McCarthy's
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group of visual artists in Calgary are forming an Alberta chapter of a national lobby organization. The Canadian Artists' Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) is a federally incorporated non-profit corporation that serves as a national voice for visual artists. CARFAC’s copyright fee schedule is widely adopted in the visual arts sector, and the organization has influenced legislation affecting visual artists in Canada. When it is up and running, the local chapter will have access to all CARFAC services and will be able to more effectively lobby for Alberta artists at the provincial and national levels. For information contact Tammy McGrath at 403-233-2399.
GALLERY OF CALGARY
n time to celebrate its twentyfifth anniversary this Christmas, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) is enhancing its two historic properties on Stephen Avenue. AGC occupies the old Calgary Cattle Company/ Pioneer Market and Calgary Milling Company, both of which are designated municipal and provincial historic sites, and has invested $2.8 million in the purchase of and
Avenue SW. From 1 to 5 pm, culture hounds will sample art and food at the avenue's best galleries and restaurants. At 5 pm the action shifts to Melrose Café with a wrap-up party and silent auction. Tickets are $35 available at the Social Page, next to Mount Royal Village, or by calling 403-229-3388.
improvements to these properties. The new $1.2 million upgrade by Down & Livesey Architects will open up the interior, both physically and visually, with wheelchair access, better use of interior spaces for administration and programming, and a more open floor plan complete with a dramatic stairwell leading to the mezzanine where redesigned social spaces will accommodate new forms of audience interaction. Meanwhile, AGC continues its First Thursdays experiment, in which the gallery
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rtist and writer Anthony Kiendl was appointed director of visual arts and the
“Weaving Fence and Horn” will sit on the corner of 1 Street and 4 Avenue SW in front of the TransCanada Tower. Scheduled for installation by June, the sculpture consists of two components— a metal ram's horn and a fence. According to the artist, the weaving refers to the undulation of fences as they snake across the rolling prairies and to the weaving of dialogue between fence and horn. The sculpture will also function as a windbreak, reducing the blustery nature of one of downtown Calgary's windiest street corners.
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rt in Motion has joined Poetry in Motion on Calgary Transit buses and CTrains. Approximately 200,000 riders a day can see some of the best in poetry and visual art by past and present Calgarians. Posters on more than half the city’s buses and C-Trains display 700 works of poetry and 700 pieces of visual art. Art & Poetry in Motion is a joint undertaking of Calgary Transit, the Canada Council for the Arts and Alberta College of Art & Design, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Cost of the program is under $2,500.
stays open until 10 pm on the first Thursday of each month. Business manager Kris Hans says the event suits the city’s lifestyle. “It gives Calgarians an opportunity to see art outside office hours,” he says. If the popularity of First Thursdays continues to grow, the gallery plans to also stay open late on Fridays, starting in the fall. If you’re a morning person, AGC’s monthly Breakfast of Champions is back. The 7:30 am event provides an opportunity for Calgarians to take part in discussionss about contemporary life, and features keynote conversationalists drawn from a wide variety of fields.
TOP: Anthony Kiendl, Banff Centre's new visual arts director. ABOVE: Artist's rendering of the renos at the Art Gallery of Calgary.
Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre last February. Kiendl comes to the Banff Centre from Saskatoon, where he was curator of the Dunlop Gallery as well as co-curator of the Candy Museum in Regina. He is currently conducting research for an exhibition entitled Big Rock Candy Mountain on the cultural meaning of candy.
algarians welcome a new piece of public sculpture this summer. John McEwen's
he annual New Canadian Painting Competition is again under way. Sponsored by RBC Investments Private Counsel Inc, this competition encourages the growth of Canadian painting with three regional prizes of $5,000. Ben Reeves (Vancouver), Regina Williams (Barrie) and Éric Le Ménédeu (Montreal) were last year's winners.
Paintings must range in size from 14 inches by 14 inches up to six feet by six feet, and they must have been produced between January 2001 and July 2002. Winning entries will be featured in Canadian Art magazine, and the paintings will become part of a 30-year-old national collection. Submit up to five slides with a brief description, bio and contact info by July 1. Call 416-956-9624.
HOME FOR CIVIC ART
algary’s $3-million civic art collection will have a new home in September. Hundreds of publicly owned paintings, sculptures and other artworks will be housed in a state-of-the-art facility in Artspace, above the Crossroads Market near Inglewood. At any given time more than 80 per cent of the 750piece collection is on display in public venues around the city, but the remaining pieces are stored in cramped downtown quarters. After renovations this summer, the new 288-square-metre warehouse will not only provide more room, but will also have better security, fire sprinklers and constant temperature and humidity controls. Also planned are a gallery and a computer work area where people can go to research local art and artists.
ulture Canada provides online access to a growing collection of government resources on the subjects of culture, heritage and recreation. The website also features links to non-governmental organizations, major cultural associations and other arts-related groups. Users can find information on everything from arts funding to profiles of major Canadian artists. Check it out at http://culturecanada.gc.ca/.
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Greg Edmonson: layers of time BY JENNIFER MacLEOD magine standing a short distance back from a grassy hillside where a few trees stand and the horizon stretches to either side of your span of vision. Imagine being still, and watching this single earthly vista as years—thousands of years—pass. Greg Edmonson’s large landscapes take you to that vantage point. As you watch, light transforms into darkness. Trees grow and fall. Lakes form and disappear. Boulders emerge and are swept away. Shadows crawl. Earth’s undulations rise and subside. “My favourite books are ones about geology and the history of the earth,” says Edmonson, who refers to his work as archaeological painting. His paintings are landscapes through time, rendered as Fragmented landscapes layers of paint and varnish, and rep- from Greg Edmonson's resentative of the stratification of Vestige series. history and memory. Born and raised in Calgary, Edmonson has been painting professionally for close to 20 years. In the last decade, his work has moved through portraits to fragmented portraits, landscapes to fragmented landscapes. In all of his work, images are veiled in shadow, emerging into light like fossils swept free of earth by an archaeologist’s brush. “My earlier portraits and landscapes were foggy, and they evolved into being more clear and sculptural,” says Edmonson. “I have gone back and forth over the years. Sometimes within months, I move toward greater clarity. That’s usually when I get bored.” Much of his career, says Edmonson, has been about finding that balance between reality and imagination; the balance between clarity or accessibility on the one hand, and vagueness and unfamiliarity on the other hand. “I think of my landscapes as inkblots for the imagination,” says the painter. Parts of the image, like parts of our individual memories, and the collective memory of humankind, are lost behind the shadows. That’s where the archaeological mysteries lie—in the buried layers of paint and time. “The shadows allow us to use our imaginations.” Edmonson begins his pieces by burying the canvas under many layers of white paint, creating the texture that allows him to manipulate his brushes the way he wants. Next he builds the horizon, the trees, and the general composition by building up layers of paint. He then starts removing paint to arrive at the various elements such as a shadowy lake or trees—similar, he says, to the pattern of growth and erosion that happens on earth. Some of Edmonson’s most recognizable works were created during the early to mid-1990s as part of his Russian series. In response to the collapse of the
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Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin wall, and propelled by an exploration into his own ancestry, Edmonson focused primarily on large-scale portraiture. The figures were imaginary, based on old photographs from Russia from which Edmonson created expressive, haunting faces. In these rich monochromatic images, the faces appeared to be slowly emerging from shadows, existing as abstractions of light and dark. “Edmonson’s use of shadows metaphorically suggests the fragmen-
PHOTO BY JARED SYCH
tary nature of history and memory—parts hidden from view, others slowly emerging from which we can begin to formulate an understanding of the whole,” says artist and writer Kay Burns in an article from the Medicine Hat Museum & Gallery show catalogue for a December 2000 exhibition entitled Persistence of Memory. “The faces exist in time as human representation of a perpetual transitional state between light and dark, between reality and fiction, between history and memory.” Edmonson moved into landscapes in the latter 1990s. The scenes, like the faces, are imaginary. But while the existence of human figures in the earlier portraits implied a human story, “the landscapes provide a blank slate for the imagination,” he says. By removing the faces, he separated us, the viewers, from the human connection in his paintings, causing us to project ourselves into the landscape instead and thus into the hidden regions of our shared earthly past and distant memories. “Greg Edmonson’s fractured landscapes show traces of memory that linger as layers within the spaces of our mind,” writes Anne Severson in a review of the June/July 2000 exhibition at Newzones Gallery entitled Greg Edmonson: Vestige. The large scale of the canvases helps draw us in, so we lose ourselves in the space. The addition of the grid enhances the illusion of time and space, mimicking the fragmentary images that we see as we move our eyes across a scene. Sometimes, the blocks contain smaller landscapes within the larger image. In others, the grid seems to pixellate the landscape, like looking through a window screen. In either case, the fragmentation acts as visual interruption, an illusory veil placed over the imaginary settings beyond. Most of Edmonson’s work has been rendered in deep olive tones blending to black. He is now beginning to introduce hints of colour, particularly variations of a single colour to enhance the illusion of light. “I’m also thinking about the human figure again,” he says. He speaks, tentatively, about introducing the human form not in a literal way, but as an ambiguous part of the landscape. As the viewers, it remains for us to allow time to pass, and to wait and see what emerges next from the strokes of Greg Edmonson’s archaeological brush.
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rovoking a thought here, adding a touch of whimsy there, art in public places enhances the urban experience. Cities that celebrate public art create a pleasant ambience for residents, generally making neighbourhoods friendlier, increasing tourism and improving the quality of life. Calgary’s civic art collection, comprised of more than 750 works valued at over $3 million, is managed by the
sive installations that serve to showcase their head office. Brookfield Properties, owners of the tony Banker’s Hall property, announced a $1.1 million national competition for a work of contemporary public art during the Artcity festival in 2001. The winning entry, between the earth and the sky, by Vancouver’s Muse Atelier Architecture, was selected in April 2002. Both cerebral and sensuous, the work will be comprised of several related yet distinct
troversy. The massive slotted overhead canopies are supported by 10 slanting steel uprights that some people feel dominate the mall’s streetscape and block precious sunlight. To others, the trees appear as magical apparitions silhouetted against the sky, especially at night when the huge fronds perform a light show. Arguments over aesthetics aside, The Trees fanned debate on another front. Because there was little public input into the process, arts advocates feel that the city needs a better method for determining how public art is acquired, managed and financed. This came to a head last fall when the three major autonomous arts groups funded by the city—the Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts, The Calgary Region Arts Foundation, and The Calgary Allied Arts Foundation—all requested increases to their operating budgets. As a result, the city decided to reexamine its civic arts policy. Terms of Reference for the Civic Arts Policy Review were approved by council in January and subsequently revised to broaden the scope. Alderman Bob Hawkesworth, whose motion at council kickstarted the review process, says that the outcome was originally intended to address issues related to the city’s relationship to funded organizations, but was quickly amended to take a broader perspective on the role and value of the arts in Calgary. “With this expanded mandate I certainly anticipate that public art will be part of the process, and that funding for public art will be included within the scope of the review,” he says. The review has many arts groups excited about the possibilities. “This will be the first arts policy review in Canada in the new millennium,” says Greg Elgstrand, executive director of the Art Gallery of Calgary. “I think it’s created an opportunity for the city to develop a new cultural policy that builds on our existing strengths but is visionary in scale and scope.” CAAF has already developed a proposed public art policy that outlines the conditions for art acquisition and placement on public property. The policy calls for "a percentage for art," a common practice in many cities across North America. But where many cities compel developers in the private sector
Art in Public Places BY ROD CHAPMAN Calgary Allied Arts Foundation (CAAF), an advisory body on matters related to the visual arts. CAAF also manages the city’s $250,000 endowment fund, the interest from which is used to acquire new works. Much of the civic collection is located in a “gallery without walls”—pieces are exhibited in a variety of venues throughout the city. In downtown Calgary alone, more than 100 public art pieces are on display. But not all public art is owned by governments. Local business groups are also banding together to visually enhance the streetscape. The Fourth Street Public Art Society, for example, has added to the people-friendly ambience of Fourth Street SW with a collection of unique, entertaining sculptures. Many of the pieces were commissioned or acquired through competitions for Alberta artists funded by the Fourth Street Business Revitalization Zone with matching grants from the Calgary Region Arts Foundation (CRAF) and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA). Companies are also big patrons of public art, often spending lavishly on mas10 Galleries West
pieces that evoke the natural world through iconic images. Brookfield also commissioned The Trees, a towering 26-metre-tall installation on Stephen Avenue Mall outside Banker’s Hall that has incited a great deal of con-
“The Trees,” towering 26 metres over the Stephen Avenue Mall outside Bankers Hall, consist of 10 white steel trunks supporting slotted overhead canopies.
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Calgary is reviewing how public art is managed and funded
to devote one per cent of their capital budgets for art, the proposed CAAF public art policy requires civic departments— but not developers—to devote one per cent of capital improvement budgets over $1 million to public art.
What the policy will do, if approved by council, is impose a requirement for art on the public purse. “For the first time in Calgary’s history taxpayers would be asked to fund public art,” says Don Stewart, a Calgary architect who chairs the public
“Buffalo Trail” by Joanne Schachtel, at 6 Avenue and 5 Street SW, was commissioned by the Calgary Downtown Association as part of a Sculptures As Benches project.
“Counting Crows” by Evelyn Grant, at 4 Street and 13 Avenue SW, is based on a traditional Dutch rhyme. It features a functional metal windmill, 72 PVC crows and an inlaid ceramic/concrete base.
arts committee at CAAF. “We’ll certainly be encouraging businesses to follow suit.” Stewart says that last year some 30 civic improvement projects would have qualified under the proposed policy, generating thousands of dollars for new art. But still to be decided by council is the
definition of what civic projects should be included—bridges, LRT stations, buildings, road overpasses and major infrastructure upgrades are all candidates. Two city pilot projects now under way are already picking up on the policy’s recommendations, even though it has yet to be implemented at council. The city’s WaterWorks division is planning to commission and install custom-designed manhole covers on some city streets. As well, city officials planning to upgrade Killarney Pool this summer voluntarily decided to allocate one per cent of that budget to public art. Public art is an expression of our community identity, a shared sense of what is beautiful and significant. As a visual representation of Calgary’s unique spirit, it ensures the vibrancy of public spaces and provides citizens with the opportunity to be active participants in the cultural life of Calgary. The proposed new policy will strengthen that commitment, but raises questions about whether it goes far enough.
OPINION Buffalo Trail
Galleries West invited three art watchers—gallery owner Paul Kuhn; interior designer James McIntyre and sculptor Reinhard Skoracki—to give us their opinion of the public art pieces pictured here. The Trees
“I am really trying to like these works… they look best from the towers looking down upon them. Their worst viewing vantage is from the street where the bases feel clumsy and awkward…. US Steel spent $250,000 to scale up a Picasso maquette for the city of Chicago and it has become an icon… Our sights should have been higher.” PK “Isn't art supposed to be about beauty and if not, at least some sort of lasting asthethic? Strange how on a pedestrian mall, the challenge isn't about understanding the art but about getting around large painted metal obstacles. Is it just me or is the scale all wrong?” JMc “…in an artistic composition there is a point at which… quantitative factors may achieve a qualitative effect.The Great Pyramids are forms of absolute structural simplicity but derive impressivness from their great mass. How many tons of steel did they install at 8 Avenue? My opinion: The wrecking ball is already swinging. What about big oak trees instead? We are bored in the city.There is no longer any temple of the sun.” RS
“This is a case where the base is more important than the artwork that sits on top. There is something wrong here.The buffalo herd is fine, I don't even mind the small scale. It’s the relationship between the base and bronze buffalo which seems all wrong to me. No base or place the herd on a series of low planes.” PK “The historical significance of the installation to Calgary appeals to me. They seem a bit more statuary then sculptural, but the park space around the pieces helps to enhance the impact.” JMc “The bisons at the court house, like the horses in front of the city hall, remind me of a friend who took a picture of his backyard, framed it and placed it on the wall in his living room.” RS
Counting Crows “The humour and colour of the pieces on Fourth Street, I suppose, were part of the original intent.” JMc “Some of the public artworks lined up Fourth Street seem to me not the work of trained artists but of craftsmen who achieve satisfaction from their power over certain materials. (This piece) seems to me an exception.To me it is an artwork which seeks to describe and illustrate environmental concerns…. The artist has a keen sense of the physical and psychological links between audience and nature. RS
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Artist Portraits A brief look at some of the artists represented by local galleries BY JENNIFER MacLEOD & SHANNON HETH
ainsborough Galleries doesn’t often take on new artists, says manager Robert Wood. “But when Jamie Morris brought his work in, I said ‘yes’ immediately.” At 29, Morris is the youngest artist exhibiting at the gallery. Morris graduated from the Alberta College of Art & Design and attended the Illustration Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. Back to Calgary in 1997, Morris enjoyed
Jamie Morris: “River Ruins,” oil on canvas, 30" x 50"
several high-profile commissions including program covers for the Calgary Stampeders; portraits of famous Canadians for Parks Canada; a poster illustration for Canadian Pacific and, in 2001, a mural for the Jasper, Alberta, railway station. Morris paints diverse subjects, usually involving landscapes. “I want to paint the illusion of detail,” says Morris. “Let the viewer’s eye add up all of the texture that comes from the brush strokes, and the spaces in between them, to complete the picture.” Gainsborough Galleries has two
K. C. Smith: “Purple Haze,” oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
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Calgary locations: 441 – 5 Avenue SW, 403-262-3715, and the Plus 15 level, Hyatt Regency, 403-262-9333.
K. C. SMITH
eith C. Smith (1924 – 2000) came to his professional painting career late in life, achieving significant success in just over a decade. He pursued his passion for painting the wilderness and wildlife of Western Canada as an amateur throughout much of his life, while earning his living in a variety of careers, from park naturalist to soldier to cowboy. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, sailing, hiking and bicycling near his Vancouver Island home. “He was a conservationist,” says Alice Law of Stephen Lowe Art Gallery. “His work reflects a true love of wilderness. He was a mentor to many beginning artists, and is remembered for his immense generosity and unbounded love of life.” Stephen Lowe Art Gallery is on the second level, Bow Valley Square, 255 – 5 Avenue SW in Calgary, 403-261-1602.
red McDonald’s Our Spirit World series, on view at VisionQuest Gallery in Calgary, is composed of four vibrant canvases rich with spiritual symbols, dazzling skies and mystical ghosted imagery. Each painting represents a stage in the life cycle of birth, growth, cleansing and death. The series is the artist’s first move to large canvases but, says McDonald, “I’ve always thought big.” Originally from Fort McKay First Nations in northern Alberta, McDonald was a pipefitter for more than a decade but quit in 1990. He enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts photography program at the University of Calgary. After seeing a show by aboriginal artist Arthur Schilling, he chose painting instead. This spring, McDonald attained his Master of Fine Arts and is unveiling a book entitled, Ancestral Portraits: The Colour of My People. In addition to 76 of his paintings, the book contains McDonald’s account of his journey of self-discovery. A book launch and show of McDonald’s work begins Fred McDonald: “Dancing on a Table,” May 25 at VisionQuest 2000, acrylic on canvas, 5.5' x 8' Gallery, second level,
Crossroads Market, 1235 – 26 Avenue SE, Calgary, 403-208-6936. McMurray also shows at Artworks Gallery in Fort McMurray, 9904B Franklin Avenue, 780-743-2887.
usana Espinoza was born in Valparaiso, Chile, and came to Canada in 1976 after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in graphic design from the Catholic University of Valparaiso. Since then Espinoza has moved from graphic design into oil painting, although her works still embody a graphic edge. Espinoza combines contrasting elements in her paintings, attempting to create harmony between opposites. For her, one of the greatest balances in life is found between the masculine and feminine. In her abstract paintings this balance is achieved by incorporating rough edges with soft curves. Many of her paintings showcase these opposing yet unifying forces. Her work is in many private collections around the world, as well as the Alberta Foundation Susana Espinoza: "Blue Abstract," 2001, for the Arts collecmixed media, 36" x 48" tion. Susana Espinoza’s work is displayed at Fosbrooke Fine Arts, second level, Penny Lane Mall, 513 – 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, 403-294-1362. Espinoza works in the gallery every Thursday, and is glad to discuss her work.
G A L L E R Y
Norval Morrisseau “Shaman and Thunderbird”, 28” x 36”, Acrylic on canvas
Wayne Alfred “Wisdom Transformation Mask”, 12”x 30”, Painted cedar
tephen Wilde refers to his work as “street photography”— candid, fleeting, barely noticed moments, often with an undertone of dark humour and usually caught from a refreshingly unexpected angle. “I am intrigued by elements of age and the passing of time,” says Wilde, who always strives to capture a sense of move-
Fred McDonald “A Bonny Trinity”, 48" x 36", Acrylic on board
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Stephen Wilde: “Camels,” Israel, 2000
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ment. He avoids crisp imagery, in favour of a moody, soft focus. A self-described “thrill jockey,” Wilde shoots commercially for a variety of mountain biking magazines, managing to work in time for his street photography while on assignment around the world. While a student at the Alberta College of Art & Design, Wilde spent a summer in New York City working with celebrity photographer Annie Liebovitz. He returned to Calgary in 1997 to complete his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Distinction. Stephen Wilde’s first solo exhibition runs through June at Calgary’s Cube Gallery, 1520 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-209-2823.
Margaret Shelton, Homestead at Revelstoke 1942 eight-colour woodcut and linocut on paper; 8" x 10.5"
orna Dockstader was born in Edmonton and has devoted herself to painting Alberta. It is a mission that began at the age of 12. Perhaps it was the history of her family that inspired Dockstader. Her great-grandparents traveled by covered wagon to the remote Alberta plains. Dockstader has the prairies in her blood, but her work encompasses all of Alberta’s diverse and visually stimulating landscapes: from the badlands to the prairies, the Rockies to the foothills, she captures Alberta with a stylized edge. The ground
Ernva Willard Code, Mountain Village, oil on board; 13.5" x 16.5"
F. M. Bell-Smith, The Spaniard's Inn, Hampstead Heath, London, watercolour on paper; 12" x 7.5"
Lorna Dockstader: “April Showers Millarville,” 2000, acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24" breaking landscape painters of the Group of Seven influence Dockstader’s style. She has obtained signature status in the Federation of Canadian Artists as well as the Pastel Society of Canada. Her work is at Artnest Gallery, Glenmore Landing, 403-258-0555, and the Alicat in Bragg Creek, 403-949-3777.
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hat better place to exhibit the works of an artist devoted to wildlife than in beautiful Banff National Park—Ron Kingswood, who shows at Canada House Gallery, has been displaying his work across Canada and the United States since 1993. Kingswood received his formal art training at the H.B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ontario. He also studied under Don Echelberry and Bert Kloezeman. Kingswood has an impressionistic style, using bright colour and larger-than-life canvases to achieve a distinctive interpretation of the beauty he finds in the natural world.
Kingswood is featured in collections from the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming, as well as in the World Wildlife Fund Collection in Switzerland. His work can also be found at the London Museum in Ontario. Visit Canada House Gallery in Banff at 201 Bear Street, 1-800-4191298.
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Yes Roseanne West 48" x 28" oil/canvas MAY 2 - 16
yken Woods, owner and creative director of Myken Woods Gallery, is excited to be carrying spiritual artist and peace activist Amy Loewan. Loewan graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master of Fine Arts in 1995. Originally from Hong Ron Kingswood: "Frog Pond," Kong, the artist has oil on canvas, 71" x 40" found unique ways to integrate her eastern roots with her western education. Loewan’s recent projects are woven rice paper mandalas. In these floor-to-ceiling pieces, Loewan weaves together 30 languages with eight words that epitomize the human spirit: compassion, kindness, respect, understanding, patience, tolerance, gentleness and forgiveness. Loewan was the recipient of the Canadian Artist and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal Award for Excellence in the Arts. The competition for this Amy Loewan: rice paper weaving award called for works on paper that honoured the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This award was a true triumph for the artist, who believes culture and religion will help humankind obtain peaceful co-existence. Loewan will be exhibiting at an international show in Shanghaiin 2003. For now, her work can be found at the Myken Woods Gallery, second level, Crossroads Market, 1235 – 26 Avenue SE, Calgary, 403-606-8414.
Photo by Colin Corneau, courtesy Brandon Sun
Da Chich Anann William J. G. Bewick 36" x 36", oil/canvas MAY 25 - JUNE 8
Lemonade Barb Goodman 18" x 24" oil/canvas
Kensington Fine Art Gallery (403) 228-2111 817 17th Ave SW • Calgary, Alta T2T 0A1 Summer 2002
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COMMERCIAL GALLERIES Banff, AB CANADA HOUSE
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5 COLLECTOR'S GALLERY
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6 CUBE GALLERY
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7 DIANA PAUL
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FOSBROOKE FINE ARTS
211A-513 8 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2P 1G3 T: 403-294-1362 F: 403-234-8080
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Specializing in impressionist, expressionist, surreal and contemporary art by emerging, mid-career and established artists — distinctive, vibrant, colourful abstracts, figures, portraits, landscapes and sculptures. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm and Sat to 5:30 pm.
9 GAINSBOROUGH GALLERIES
441 5 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2P 2V1 T: 403-262-3715 F:403-262-3743 Second Location Plus 15 level, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 700 Centre St SE, T: 262-9333 email@example.com www.GainsboroughGalleries.com Extensive collection of fine art in a variety of styles by artists including Tinyan, Raftery, Lyon, Cameron, Min Ma, Desrosiers, Wood, Hedrick, Crump, Anderson, and Brandel. Calgary's largest collection of bronzes including works by Stewart, Cheek, Lansing and Zach. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
10 GALLERY OF CANADIAN FOLK ART
2206A 4 ST SW CALGARY, AB T2S 1W9 T: 403-229-1300 F: 403-243-1390 www.galleryofcanadianfolkart.com A surprising and unique gallery that exhibits and sells Canadian folk art: furniture, paintings, carvings, textiles, antiques and artifacts gathered from across the country. Presents “uncommon art of the common people.” Wed to Sun noon - 5 pm.
11 GALLERY SAN CHUN
736 17 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2S 0B7 T: 403-228-1731 F:403-242-8640 Traditional Asian works on paper and framed prints by some of the top Western Canadian print artists of the 20th century—Walter J. Phillips, Margaret Shelton, Takao Tanabe and Illingworth Kerr—along with contemporary local and Korean printmakers. Mon to Sat 10:30 am - 6 pm, Sun Noon - 5 pm.
12 HARRISON GALLERIES
R. Fern Langemann
109-1013 17 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2T 0A7 T: 403-229-4088 F: 403-229-4088 firstname.lastname@example.org www.harrisongalleries.com Representing the art of local, regional and internationally renowned artists, the gallery carries an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary artwork. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment.
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FOSBOOKE FINE ARTS Downtown Calgary 2nd Floor Penny Lane Mall 211A. 513 8th AV SW Tel (403) 294-1362
18 Galleries West
Gallery Hours Monday to Friday 10.00 to 6:00 pm Saturday 10.00 to 5:30 pm
709 11 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2R 0E3 T: 403-265-5458 F: 403-265-8681 email@example.com www.image54.com The only commercial art gallery in western Canada to specialize in Canadian Fine Art Prints and provide information and seminars on printmaking. Also offers custom framing, installation, estate management, complimentary consultations. Tues to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm.
KENSINGTON FINE 14 ART GALLERY 817 17 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2T 0A1 T: 403-228-2111 F: 403-228-0640 Located in the heart of 17th Avenue's popular shopping area, the gallery features original 21st century Canadian art — in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere — for over 30 years. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.
15 MARRO HOUSE
1224B 9 AVE SE CALGARY, AB T2G 0T1 T: 403-265-7224 F: 403-269-7245 Custom design studio located in the heart of “old” Inglewood. Specializing in fine jewellery and commissioned furniture pieces. Offers an eclectic art collection in a variety of media by predominantly local artists plus artists from abroad. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.
16 MASTERS GALLERY
815C 17 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2T 0A1 T: 403-245-2064 F: 403-244-1636 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mastersgalleryltd.com Celebrating 25 years of quality Canadian historical and contemporary art. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.
17 MICAH GALLERY
110 8 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2P 1B3 T: 403-245-1472 F: 403-245-1575 email@example.com www.indianarts.ca Celebrating their 11th anniversary with selected works by local artists Ernie Whitford, wood carver; Tsimshian jeweller, Bill Helin; and original acrylics by Ernie Scoles, Calgary's premier North American First Nations arts gallery specializes in jewellery, artifacts, original paintings and prints of traditional and contemporary design. Mon to Wed and Fri 9 am - 7 pm, Thur to 8 pm, Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun 11 am - 4 pm.
18 MIXED EMOTIONS ART GALLERY
850 16 AVE SW Lower Level CALGARY, AB T2R 0S9 T: 403-244-8123 F: 403-229-9687 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mixedemotions.ca Features a mixture of art pieces from contemporary paintings to armour and vintage motorcycles—even the largest plasma-screen television in North America. Focused primarily on promoting exclusively-represented Australian and Canadian artists to the rest of the world. Tues, Wed and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur and Fri till 8 pm, Sun Noon - 5 pm.
19 MYKEN WOODS FINE ARTS
1235 26 AVE SE 2nd lvl, Crossroads Market CALGARY, AB T2G 1R7 T: 403-606-8414 myken@telusplanet .net Representing artists working with ideas that reflect the flavour of Canada's cultural diversity in a contemporary way. New works by award-winning artist Amy Loewan, and new gallery artist, Mai Swan; continued represention of Paul Woodrow, Ferdinado Spina, Edwardo Spina, Catherine Huang-Tam, tantric artist Paresh Athparia. Selected
prints by Liu Landing, Chin Shek Lam & Toni Onley. Fri Noon - 8 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
20 NEW IMAGE GALLERY AND GALLERY 1912
342 14 ST NW CALGARY, AB T2N 1Z7 T: 403-270-0414 F: 403-270-0209
21 NEWZONES GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
730 11 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2R 0E4 T: 403-266-1972 F: 403.266.1987 email@example.com www.newzones.com Representing leading names in contemporary art: Joe Andoe, Michael Batty, Ross Bleckner, Jack Bush, Cathy Daley, Tom Dean, Greg Edmonson, Evelyne Brader-Frank, John Hall, Brad Harms, Christopher Kier, Ben Macleod, Don Maynard, Donald Sultan, William Perehudoff, Colleen Philippi, Don Pollack, Teresa Posyniak, Pat Service, Kevin Sonmor, Andrew Valko, Michael Walker, Barry Weiss, Jeroen Witvliet, et al. Tues to Sat 10:30 am - 5:30 pm and by appointment.
22 NEXOS ART COMPANY
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23 PAUL KUHN FINE ARTS
722 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.
24 STEPHEN LOWE ART GALLERY
251-255 5 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2P 3G6 T: 403-261-1602 F: 403-261-2981 firstname.lastname@example.org Specializing in fine art orginals by distinguished Canadian artists of national and international acclaim for over 20 years. Offers an excellent selection of outstanding paintings and sculptures in landscapes, florals, still life, and figurative in contemporary and traditional styles. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
25 THE CROFT
2105 4 ST SW CALGARY, AB T2S 1W8 T: 403-245-1212 F: 403-214-1409 www.croftgallery.com Showcases fine art and crafts by 150 regional artists and artisans. Works on exhibit include both decorative and functional pottery, glass, jewellery, turned wood, journals, wood sculpture and paintings. Mon to Wed and Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Thur, Fri to 8 pm, Sun to 5 pm.
26 THE FRASER HINE GALLERY
1235 26 AVE SE 2nd lvl, Crossroads Market CALGARY, AB T2G 1R7 T: 403-269-9260 F: 403-274-9145 email@example.com www.fraserhine.com Original oil paintings by Fraser Hine,
mountain and prairie landscapes, train paintings of the steam engine era, western heritage harvest scenes. Fri Noon 8 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm.
27 THE PETERS GALLERY
707 8 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2P 1H5 T: 403-269-3475 F: 403-262-2047 This downtown gallery presents local and western Canadian originals and prints, bronze and wood sculpture, glass and ceramics. Custom picture framing. Professional framing staff have expertise to meet all needs. Mon to Fri 9:30 am 5 pm.
28 TREPANIER BAER GALLERY
105-999 8 ST SW CALGARY, AB T2R 1J5 T: 403-244-2066 F: 403-244-2094 A progressive and friendly commercial gallery specializing in the exhibition and sale of Canadian and international art. In addition to representing wellknown senior and mid-career artists, the gallery also maintains an active and successful program for the presentation of younger emerging Canadian artists' work. Tues to Sat 11 am - 5 pm and by appointment.
29 VIRGINIA CHRISTOPHER FINE ART
Showroom: 1235 26 AVE SE 2nd lvl, Crossroads Market CALGARY, AB T2G 1R7 T: 403-263-4346 firstname.lastname@example.org Dealer in major works by established Canadian contemporary artists, operating in Calgary since 1980. The gallery displays solo and group exhibitions which change monthly and maintains a diverse inventory of original paintings, sculpture, hand-dyed silk,works on paper, and ceramics. Works are available by David Alexander, Jennifer Annesley, Bob Boyer, Douglas Haynes, Luke Lindoe, Roy Leadbeater, William Morton, Rick Rivet and other important Canadian artists. Fri, Sat and Sun noon - 5 pm, and by appointment.
30 VISION QUEST GALLERY INC
1235 26 AVE SE 2nd lvl, Crossroads Market CALGARY, AB T2G 1R7 T: 403-208-6936 Authentic Native art and antiquities featuring Pacific Northwest artists Wayne Alfred and Beau Dick. Other artists include Norval Morriseau, Garnet Tobacco and Don Peters. Fri 11 am - 4 pm, Sat and Sun 10 am - 5 pm, Private showings available.
31 WALLACE GALLERIES LTD
500 5 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2P 3L5 T: 403-262-8050 F: 403-264-7112 email@example.com www.wallacegalleries.com Specializes in Canadian contemporary original art. Features some of Canada's leading artists, including Ivan Eyre, Ted Godwin, Kenneth Lochhead, Eric Atkinson, Herbert Siebner, Jennifer Dickson and Walter Bachinski. Mon to Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm.
32 WEBSTER GALLERIES
812 11 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2R 0E5 T: 403-263-6500 F: 403-263-6501 firstname.lastname@example.org
105, 999 Eighth Street sw Calgary Alberta Canada T2R 1J5
Canadian Contemporary Art
t 403.244.2066 f 403.244.2094 email@example.com GALLERY HOURS TUESDAY
- 5 pm
T RY A N E W A N G L E I N T H E A RT S VISIT THE
800 Macleod Trail SE ph: (403) 262-1737 fax: (403) 262-1764 Tues. - Fri. 11 am - 5pm, Sat. noon - 4pm, closed Sun. & Mon. Free Admission â€˘ www.trianglegallery.com
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“The Artists Borealis” Ken Brown Kari Duke Russ Hogger Carol Chang Andrew Raszewski
Don Sharpe Audrey Pfanmuller Richard Connors Henry DeJager
Gregg Johnson Isabel Levesque Min Ma Jean Peters Nick Prins
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27th, 6 - 9 PM Show runs until May 19th, 2002
Visit us at www.artbeat.ab.ca
Art Beat Gallery 8 Mission Ave, St. Albert 459-3679
www.webstergalleries.com Since 1980, Webster Galleries Inc. has been a leading specialist in stone sculpture and offers a large collection of Inuit sculpture, oils, watercolours, bronzes, pencil works, ceramics and hand-pulled prints within 10,000 square feet of gallery space. Open daily.
Canmore FLUX GLASSWORKS INTERNATIONAL
1414 RAILWAY AVE CANMORE, AB T1W 1P6 T: 403-678-5051 F: 403-678-5052 Featuring glass art and designs by local artists Brian Hall, Susan Gottselig, Monique Ceresney and ElÌska Dean Smiley; cut and etched vessels by Brian Hall; hand-blown glass, sculptural works, special commissions, corporate works and collectors events. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sun & Hol Noon - 5 pm; Free demonstrations Sat 1 pm and 3 pm.
Cochrane STUDIO WEST GALLERY
205 2 AVE SE PO BOX 550 COCHRANE, AB T4C 1A7 T: 403-932-2611 F: 403-932-2705 Original bronze works both finished and in progress at Canada's largest sculpture foundry. Free tours of the lost-wax methods of bronze casting. Also paintings, western prints, old west artifacts and more. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm, evenings by appointment and call (403) 932-2611 for weekend hours.
118 2 AVE W BOX 1166 COCHRANE, AB T4C 1B2 T: 403-932-3030 F: 403-932-7810 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westlandsart.com Canadian First Nations rare and original works, Inuit and aboriginal soapstone sculpture, plus Alberta landscape photographs, raku and functional pottery, metal work and coppersmithing and stained glass from local artisans. Mon to Fri 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Sat 10 am - 5:30 pm, Sun 1 pm - 5 pm.
GALLERY SAN CHUN GALLERY SAN CHUN
736 - 17th Avenue S.W., Phone: (403) 228-1731 · Limited edition prints · Unique Asian gift shop · CELADON Porcelain
ON THE LEVEL ART INSTALLATIONS (403) 263-7226 fine art services creative solutions and strategies
Drumheller SANDSTONE CITY GALLERY
40 3 AVE W PO BOX 297 DRUMHELLER, AB T0J 0Y0 Toll free: 866-823-8778 T: 403-823-8778 Local Alberta artists Margaret Shelton, Carol Huggler, C.J. Agar and Jacques Rioux. Capturing the Badlands and the historic, and prehistoric, Drumheller Valley through paintings, watercolours and photographs. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm.
Edmonton 50 AGNES BUGERA GALLERY INC
we bring an innovative eye for detail and enthusiasm to all projects www.onthelevelart.ca 20 Galleries West
12310 JASPER AVE EDMONTON, AB T5N 3K5 T: 780-482-2854 F:780-482-2591 email@example.com www.agnesbugeragallery.com In the art gallery business since 1975, Agnes Bugera is pleased to continue representing an excellent group of
established and emerging Canadian artists. Spring and Fall solo exhibitions offer a rich variety of quality fine art including landscape, still life, figurative and abstract paintings as well as sculpture. New works by gallery artists are featured throughout the year. Tues to Sat 10 am - 5 pm and by appointment.
51 ART BEAT GALLERY
8 MISSION AVE ST ALBERT, AB T8N 1H4 T: 780-459-3679 F: firstname.lastname@example.org www.artbeat.ab.ca Family-owned gallery specializing in original artwork by Western Canadian artists. The gallery exhibits paintings in all mediums, sculpture, pottery, and art glass. Home and corporate consultations arranged. Certified picture framer on staff. Art rentals and leasing available. Mon to Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Thur to 9 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun Noon - 4 pm.
52 BEARCLAW GALLERY
10403 124 ST EDMONTON, AB T5N 3Z5 T: 780-482-1204 F: 780-488-0928 email@example.com www.bearclawgallery.com Specializes in Canadian First Nations and Inuit art from artists including Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Roy Thomas, Maxine Noel, Jim Logan, George Littlechild, Joane Cardinal Schubert, Jane Ash Poitras and David Morrisseau. A wide variety of paintings, jade and inuit soapstone carvings, and Navajo and Northwest coast jewellery. Mon 11 am - 5 pm, Tues to Sat 10 am 5:30 pm.
53 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 Second Location: 1558 West 6th Ave Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2 F: 604-736-8900 F: 604-736-8931 email@example.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. Edm: Tues to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Mon by appt; Van: Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Mon by appt.
54 ELECTRUM DESIGN STUDIO & GALLERY
12419 STONY PLAIN RD EDMONTON, AB T5N 3N3 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gallery-walk.com/electrum
55 FRONT GALLERY
12312 JASPER AVE EDMONTON, AB T5N 3K6 T: 780-488-2952 F: 780-488-2952 email@example.com
56 GIORDANO GALLERY
10080 JASPER AVE EDMONTON, AB T5J 1V9 fgiordano@firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHERN IMAGES 57 2113 WEST EDMONTON MALL 8770 170 St EDMONTON, AB T5T 3J7 T: 780-444-1995 F: 780-481-0530
58 SCOTT GALLERY
10411 124 ST EDMONTON, AB T5N 3Z5 T: 780-488-3619 F:780-488-4826 email@example.com www.scottgallery.com
59 VANDERLEELIE GALLERY
10344 134 ST EDMONTON, AB T5N 2B1 T: 780-452-0286 F: 789-451-1615 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vanderleelie.ab.ca
60 WEST END GALLERY
T: 780-743-2887 F: 780-743-2330 email@example.com www.artworksgallery.ca Showcases paintings, bronze sculptures, glass, photography, jewellery, funky furniture, and other multimedia works. Also features Northern arts such as soapstone and wood carvings, caribou hair tuftings and birchbark bitings. Changing group exhibitions throughout the summer feature new works by gallery artists, including paintings by Alex Janvier, Frederick R. McDonald and Carol Breen, sculptures by Brian Clark, and various works by other Western Canadian artists. Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 6 pm, Fri till 8 pm, or by appointment.
Invermere, BC THE ARTYM GALLERY
12308 JASPER AVE EDMONTON, AB T5N 3K5 T: 780-488-4892 F: 780-488-4893 firstname.lastname@example.org www.westendgalleryltd.com Second location: 1203 Broad St, Victoria, BC 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. Edm Tue to Sat 10 am - 5 pm; Vic open daily.
T: 780-852-5378 F: 780-852-7292 email@example.com www.jasperoriginals.com Sophisticated contemporary art— abstract impressionism to magic realism —museum quality sculpture—hand crafted jewelry and unique furniture. The new “Cape Dorset Collection” is a fine example of Inuit carving. Gallery continues to feature the paintings of Canadian legend Doris McCarthy. Daily 8 am - 10 pm.
Regina, SK ASSINIBOIA GALLERY
2429 11 AVE REGINA, SK S4P 0K4 T: 306-522-0997 F: 306-522-5624 firstname.lastname@example.org www.assiniboia.com Opened in the late 1970s with the goal of establishing a gallery with a strong representation of regionally and nationally recognized artists reflecting a variety of styles, subjects and media. The main focus is professional Canadian artists including Allen Sapp, Ted Godwin, W. H. Webb, Brent Laycock, Louise Cook and many more. Tues to Sat 9:30 am 5:30 pm.
934 7 AVE (DOWNTOWN) PO Box 235 INVERMERE, BC V0A 1K0 T: 250-342-7566 F: 250-342-7565 email@example.com www.artymgallery.com Original paintings, sculpture, glass, and raku by 45 recognized Canadian artists presented in a relaxed professional atmosphere. Artists will be on-site doing demonstrations and exhibitions throughout the summer. Daily 10 am 5:30 pm.
WILLOCK AND SAX LTD GALLERY 305 WINDFLOWER AVE BOX 72 WATERTON, AB TOK 2M0 T: 403-859-2274 F: 403-526-1621 firstname.lastname@example.org www.willockandsaxgallery.com
THE GALLERY AT JASPER PARK LODGE
Fort McMurray, AB
BEAUVERT PROMENADE Box 1651 JASPER, AB T0E 1E0 Toll free: 888-310-9726
9904 B FRANKLIN AVE FORT McMURRAY, AB T9H 2K5
ARTIST CO-OP GALLERIES Calgary, AB 33 CENTENNIAL GALLERY
133-125 9 AVE SE CALGARY, AB T2G 0P6 T: 403-266-6783 This unique, artist-run gallery has served Calgary and area continuously for more than 26 years, offering excellent quality representational and impressionistic art work—paintings, hand-pulled prints, wall hangings, pottery, porcelain and glass by local artists. Mon to Sat 10 am - 4 pm.
34 POINT OF ART GALLERY & STUDIOS
1139 11 ST SE CALGARY, AB T2G 3G1 T: 403-265-6867 F: 403-265-6867 A non-profit organization formed by a group of artists wishing to work together, exhibit their art and exchange ideas within the complex. To access, turn east from 8 St onto 11 Ave SE which terminates at the gallery.
ARTIST-RUN GALLERIES Calgary, AB 35 STRIDE GALLERY
1004 MACLEOD TR S CALGARY, AB T2G 2M7 T: 403-262-8507 F: 403-269-5220 www.stride.ab.ca
1. Colleen Philippi, Le Premier Rêve, mixed media assemblage, 25" X 30" 2. Don Maynard, Pressured To Red, encaustic on recycled radiator, 15.25" X 14.75" 3. Andre Petterson, Wrapped Single Figure, bronze and steel, 28" X 7" X 7" 4. Barry Weiss, Untitled O2.III, oil on canvas, 36" X 60" 5. Lorraine Simms, Recounting Days-Self Portrait XIX, 16" X 16"
730 ELEVENTH AVENUE SW CALGARY CANADA T2R 0E4 T 403 266-1972 F 403 266-1987
email: email@example.com Member of the Professional Art Dealers Association of Canada
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THE NEW GALLERY 36 516 9 AVE SW Main Floor D CALGARY, AB T2P 1L4 T: 403-233-2399 F: 403-290-1714 www.nucleus.com/~thenewgallery
37 TRUCK AN ARTIST RUN CENTRE
815 1 STREET SW Lower Level CALGARY, AB T2P 1N3 T: 403-261-7702 F:403-264-7737 www.truck.calgary.ab.ca
Edmonton, AB 61 LATITUDE 53
10137 104 ST EDMONTON, AB T5J 0Z9 T: 780-423-5353 F: 780-424-9117 firstname.lastname@example.org www.latitude53.org
62 SNAP/SNAP GALLERY
10137 104 ST EDMONTON, AB T5J 0Z9 T: 780-423-1492 F: 780-424-9117 email@example.com www.snapartists.com
MUSEUM GALLERIES Banff, AB WHYTE MUSEUM OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES BOX 160 111 BEAR ST BANFF, AB T1L 1A3
22 Galleries West
T: 403-762-2291 F: 403-762-8919 firstname.lastname@example.org www.whyte.org Exhibits on human history of the Canadian Rockies, archives of the region as well as the works of national and international artists; programs for the whole family. Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm.
Calgary, AB 38 GLENBOW MUSEUM
130 9 AVE SE CALGARY, AB T2G 0P3 T: 403-268-4100 F: 403-262-4045 www.glenbow.org Explore western Canada's largest museum! Discover the rich, colourful heritage of the Canadian West and encounter history from around the world through art, artifacts, programs and engaging exhibitions.
Medicine Hat, AB MEDICINE HAT MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
1302 BOMFORD CRES SW MEDICINE HAT, AB T1A 5E6 T: 403-502-8580 F: 403-502-8589 email@example.com A wide range of art exhibitions, including contemporary and historical regional, national and international art. Exhibitions are frequently accompanied by receptions, talks and tours. Admission is free. Mon to Fri 9 am - 5 pm. Also Wed 7 pm - 10 pm. Sat, Sun and holidays 1 pm - 5 pm.
40 ART GALLERY OF CALGARY
117 8 AVE SW CALGARY, AB T2P 1B4 T: 403-770-1350 F: 403-264-8077 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artgallerycalgary.com The Art Gallery of Calgary is an interactive and dynamic forum for contemporary art exhibitions and activities that foster appreciation and understanding of visual culture.Tues to Sat 10 am - 6 pm, Sun noon - 4 pm.
41 DEVO ART GALLERY
Red Deer, AB RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM
4525 47A AVE RED DEER, AB T4N 6Z6 T: 403-309-8405 F: 403-342-6644 www.museum.red-deer.ab.ca
39 NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM
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lassblower Brian Hall normally displays his exquisG itely crafted pieces at Flux Glassworks in Canmore, but his most recent solo exhibition is in The Hague, Netherlands, at Etienne van den Doel Gallery. Running until June 2, the exhibition features almost 30 sculptures based on Hall’s passion for jellyfish. Ranging from small tabletop pieces to large hanging works, the jellyfish theme is based on research Hall conducted online. “I discovered there are people in the world who really love jellyfish,” he says. “New species are being discovered all the time.”
Colourful Cuba arrison Galleries owner Donna Chyz travelled in March to Cuba, where she visited “lots of little galleries” and was struck by the colourful clothes, buildings, scenery and, of course, artwork. “It was amazing—colours everywhere,” she says.“There were lots of abstract paintings, and I was really pleased to see some interesting figurative works on display—it wasn’t all just tourist art.”
Show and Tell elen Zenith of Newzones Gallery exhibited works by her gallery artists at the San Francisco International Art Exposition and at Art Miami earlier this year, as well as the Boston International Fine Art Exhibition last fall. Zenith says, “These shows are a great chance to talk up the community of contemporary art galleries we have here in Calgary.” The exposure helps the artists and the city, she says. “People come up to me and say they had no idea there was contemporary art in Calgary.” At the end of April, Zenith also travelled with gallery artist Colleen Philippi to Seattle, Washington, for the unveiling of Philippi’s commissioned installation at the Swedish Cancer Institute, shown below.
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“The Sea Dances, But Slowly,” installation by Colleen Philippi.
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Walks of Art Tours of neighbouring galleries with a focus on Crossroads and Inglewood BY JENNIFER MacLEOD
erhaps it’s the element of surprise that makes the Artspace at Crossroads Market so delightful. Nothing really hints at the existence of the funky second level gallery space. There’s the location, first of all—an isolated industrial zone behind Stampede Park on 26 Avenue SE. The building—a converted slaughter house decidedly lacking in architectural appeal. The downstairs beehive—a buzz of jumbled flea market kiosks, food vendors and produce stalls. But, past the coin collector and beyond the dusty stacks of used books and record albums, there’s a stairway to art heaven. At the top: a fabulous, spacious, contemporary art gallery and a maze of smaller fine art galleries, stores, studios and other art related businesses—even a cappuccino lounge. (There is also direct access from the parking lot at the northwest corner of the building.) Artspace Gallery is the contemporary exhibit area operated by Rob Mabee and his artist mother Audrey Mabee. At 9,000 square feet, it is the largest commercial gallery in the city. The gallery currently represents approximately 60 primarily Canadian artists, including well-known and emerging talents working in various media.
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Artspace also refers to the entire 35,000-square-foot second floor environment, also managed by the Mabees. “Gerry Kendall was the man with the vision,” says Rob Mabee. Artspace got started when Kendall, an art enthusiast, purchased the building and moved his thriving Crossroads Market into the lower level. Just about two years ago, he started dreaming up the idea of an art space upstairs, and approached Audrey Mabee and Rob. The idea grew from there. When the Mabees talked up the concept in their art dealer circles, people were intrigued. “I think the other gallery owners were attracted by the opportunity to participate in something that’s a little different for the city,” says Mabee. Virginia Christopher actually closed her 15-year-old downtown gallery and opened the Virginia Christopher Fine Art Showroom in Artspace. “I liked the idea of not being isolated,” says Christopher. “This is a good redevelopment.” She says the Artspace showroom, with its limited hours of operation, allows her to spend more time in her off-site office, working directly with her clients. Christopher has been exhibiting original Canadian painting, sculpture, ceramics, hand-dyed silk and works on paper since 1980. Among the artists she represents are Douglas
Haynes, Leslie Poole, William Morton and Rick Rivet. Call 403-263-4346. Another Artspace tenant is painter Myken Woods who runs Myken Woods Fine Arts, featuring such contemporary artists as Amy Loewan (see profile in this issue’s Artist Portraits), Ferdinando Spina and Toni Onley. Myken’s own work is also on display. Call 403606-8414. VisionQuest Gallery carries Aboriginal art and artifacts, particularly from the Northwest coast. Of particular note are the original handcarved Kwakiutl masks and bentwood cedar boxes. The gallery also carries paintings by Norval Morrisseau, Les Mawakeesick and Fred McDonald (see Artist Portraits). Call 403208-6936. The Fraser Hine Gallery offers the vivid Western Canada landscapes of Saskatchewan-born artist Fraser Hine. Many of Hine’s paintings reflect his family’s long association with the railroad; trains, particularly steam engines, are depicted amidst glorious western scenery with a prevailing tone of historic romance. 403-2699260. Other Artspace occupants include The Melting Pot pottery and gift shop; Lattice jewellery studio and Crossroads Custom Framing, to name a few. As its name implies, Artspace is devoted to more than exhibiting artworks. It is intended as a place where the arts in Calgary can come together, a place for “art shopping, showing and schmoozing,” suggests Mabee. Artspace offers a perfect setting for corporate and private parties, fund raisers and other special events. Visitors are welcome every Friday evening to Afterwork with the Arts from 5 – 8 pm. The galleries and shops are open so TOP: Artist Myken Woods in her gallery in Artspace. guests can enjoy a combination of live jazz music, art BELOW:The Artspace Gallery in Crossroads Market. g a z i n g , nibbling and sipping. 403-269-4278. The other galleries and shops in Artspace are open In addition, guided Friday noon – 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. tours of the Artspace Crossroads Market is located at 1235 - 26 Avenue SE. Gallery are now being A short distance away from Artspace—a bit too far for a offered for groups of five walk—is the Point of Art Gallery & Studios at 1139 – 11 Street to 50 people at $5 per SE. You’ll see it up high to your left if you’re driving along 12 Street person. Led by Calgary SE from Artspace, but you must wind your way in by turning south artist Seka Owen, the from 9 Avenue onto 8 Street SE, across from the Deane House, and one-hour walks take taking 11 Avenue to the end. The building contains numerous visitors behind the artist’s studios, as well as a gallery space operated by a society of 35 scenes and are available artists. The society schedules three-week shows of members’ works. Tuesday to Friday Openings are usually on Fridays, 5 – 9 pm. “Artists become society between 11 am and 4 members because they enjoy the opportunity to interact with other pm. Also offered at the artists,” says member Stephen Murphy. The mandate of the Point gallery are morning tea of Art Society is public education, says Murphy. During shows, the tours, lunch tours and public can stroll amongst the studios, glimpsing artists at work. The afternoon wine and Point of Art Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 am cheese tours, all of – 4 pm. One Sunday per month, the society hosts Sundays in the which must be booked Gallery, a chance for the public to take in a mini lecture on art in advance. subjects such as art appreciation, collecting and framing. For more The Artspace information, call 403-265-6867 Gallery is open Tuesday Nearby in Inglewood, Marro Gallery & Design is the sort of to Thursday 11 am – 4 small, eclectic gallery where you can expect to find a few pm, Friday 11 am – 8 intriguing, quirky treasures. It is owned by Ron Burke, himself an pm, and Saturday and intriguing mix of talents. A blues musician for 15 years, Burke says Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. he started designing jewellery a decade ago between gigs. “Now, I For more information create jewellery and dabble in music instead.” In addition, Burke contact the gallery at designs and custom crafts wood, stainless steel and glass furniture. Summer 2002
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Of particular interest, however, are the sculptural water walls that he designs and builds along with gallery artist Clint Ecklund. Framed like a painting, the functional fountains measure up to six feet in height, and incorporate such materials as stainless steel, copper and bronze with large slabs of Chinese, Indian, Brazilian or Canadian slate. Marro also carries oil and acrylic landscapes by Brian Imeson. Marro is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday noon to 4 pm. 1224 – 9 Avenue SE, 403-265-7224. A visit to Artspace, the Point and Marro may be the gallery-
scene equivalent to off-roading—if the three have one thing in common, it is uncommon settings. But each art space makes the most of being somewhat out of the mainstream by offering a suitably offbeat atmosphere and a delightful mix of media and artistic styles. Enjoy your art adventure.
Marro Gallery & Design in Inglewood.
17 AVENUE & 4 STREET SW f a sense of fun is part of your artistic criteria, you’ll want to start your tour on 4 Street SW at the Gallery of Canadian Folk Art. Presenting “uncommon art of the common people,” the gallery has a delightful collection of Canadian folk art including furniture, paintings, textiles and more. 2206A – 4 Street SW, 403-229-1300. Nearby, The Croft carries one of the city’s best collections of decorative and functional pottery, as well as glassworks, jewellery, wood carvings and other fabulous gift items. 2105 – 4 Street SW, 403-245-1212. At the corner of 4 Street and 17 Avenue, Art Mode Gallery is a firmly established presence. The gallery has developed relationships with a variety of western Canadian artists, and also carries an extensive range of works by bestselling Canadian and international artists. Art Mode Gallery offers custom lighting, room design and audio/video services to complement the art that graces your house. 399 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-508-1511. Next stop is Gallery San Chun, an oasis of serenity specializing in imported, contemporary artworks by Korean artists and featuring Celadon porcelain, silkscreens, serigraphs and woodblocks.You can also find some top Western Canadian printmakers here, including Walter Phillips, Margaret Shelton, Takao Tanabe and Illingworth Kerr. 736 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-228-1731. Expect to spend a little time between 7 and 8 Streets SW, starting with Masters Gallery, one of the few galleries in Canada to carry both contemporary and historical works including major 19th- and 20th-century Canadian artists such as Illingworth Kerr, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Robert MacInnis, Joane Cardinal Schubert,Allen Sapp and Jack Shadbolt. 815 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-245-2064.
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Almost next door is Kensington Fine Art Gallery, which exhibits a range of 20th century Canadian landscape art, from conventional to impressionistic. This trendy little gallery has been appealing to beginning art collectors for more than 33 years. On display are the original works of exceptional artists from across Canada, including Arthur Evoy, Raymond Theriault and Alan C. Colier. 817 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-228-2111. Continuing west, Collector’s Gallery specializes in 19th and 20th century prints and paintings by Canadian artists such as Margaret Shelton, John Snow, Walter Phillips and Carl Schaefer. 829 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-245-8300. A recent addition to the 17 Avenue gallery scene is Mixed Emotions, presenting works by Canadian and Australian artists including limited edition giclée photographic images by gallery owner Christopher Talbot and photographer Martin Kaspers. 850 – 16 Avenue SW, 403-244-8123. Just opened in April, Nexos Art Company is devoted to providing “Art for All.” Owner Pedro Morales says the focus is on providing the mid-level collector with affordable, yet fine quality original art by dedicated artists. Artworks are from Europe, Latin America and Canada, and include various media. Nexos is located in the Devenish Building, 908 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-245-2211. Harrison Galleries, a short walk west, was founded in Vancouver 35 years ago. The Calgary location continues the family tradition of stocking traditional and contemporary paintings. Harrison Galleries carries both emerging local artists and such established painters as Jae Dougall,Wilson Chu, Audrey Mabee and Francine Gravel. 109, 1013 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-229-4088. Just past 14 Street the Cube, one of Calgary’s newest galleries, is anything but square. Featuring photography and works by emerging local, national and international contemporary artists in all media, the Cube Gallery’s minimalist approach is highlighted by exposed pipes, simple lines and white walls and ceilings. 1520 – 17 Avenue SW, 403-209-2823.
CITY CENTRE owntown Calgary isn’t all concrete and glass—it’s also home to some of Calgary’s best-known art galleries. Start on the Plus-15 level of Bow Valley Square at Stephen Lowe Art Gallery, where you will find an extensive selection of Western and Asian fine art paintings and sculpture by more than 65 artists of Canadian and international acclaim. 251 – 5 Avenue SW, 403-261-1602.
Down the escalator, one block north and around the corner on the north side of 4 Avenue, you’ll find Diana Paul Galleries, where some of Canada’s most renowned contemporary impressionists are featured, including Ken Gillespie, John Compton, Ingrid Harrison and Philip Craig. 314 – 4 Avenue SW, 403-262-9947.
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Kitty-cornered from each other at the intersection of 4 Street and 5 Avenue SW, you’ll find Gainsborough Galleries and Wallace Galleries. Gainsborough Galleries, which opened in 1923 and is the longest-running art gallery in the city, represents local artists as well as artists from Vancouver Island, Quebec, Nunavut and as far south as Arizona. Much of the art is focused on traditional representational and impressionistic genres along with western bronze and Inuit art. 441 – 5 Avenue SW, 403-262-3715. Wallace Galleries represents accomplished Canadian and international contemporary visual artists. The gallery carries paintings in oil, watercolour and acrylic, drawings, prints and sculptures in various media. Owners Heidi Hubner and her daughter, Colette, are happy to provide extra assistance on such things as selection, background information, framing, shipping, installation and pricing. 500 – 5 Avenue SW, 403-262-8050.
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2nd Floor, Bow Valley Square, Downtown 251, 255 - 5 Avenue SW (403) 261-1602 Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
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est to plan to spend the entire afternoon strolling down 8 Avenue downtown—there are several galleries to visit in nine city blocks and several public art pieces to engage your eye. Beginning at the western-most point of our tour, The Peters Gallery and Framing Studio in the Husky Oil building, across from the Ramada Hotel, carries wildlife and western bronzes by Don Toney, Gina Cohoe, Rick Taylor and Carole Danyluk, along with Western Canadian paintings, limited edition prints, bird carvings by Déla Bakko, handblown glass, and raku and pit-fired ceramics. The Peters may be moving this summer, but for now it’s at 707 – 8 Avenue SW, 403-269-3475. A slight detour around the corner to 9 Avenue at 5 Street SW takes you to Calgary’s oldest artist-run centre. The nonprofit NEW Gallery presents a spectrum of art forms and supports visual artists in a variety of ways. The gallery is known for innovative performances and special events such as Space for Space and Artist Trading Cards. 403-233-2399. Next stop is in the Penny Lane Mall on 8 Avenue and 5 Street SW. Fosbrooke Fine Arts is a contemporary gallery owned by Calgary painter Jean Fosbrooke, who specializes in surrealistic mountain scenes and florals.The gallery features a mix of original paintings and sculptures by emerging and established local artists. 513 – 8 Avenue SW, 403-294-1362. Walk east to Toronto Dominion Square, which houses Devonian Gardens on the fourth floor, which in turn houses the bi-level Devonian Art Gallery. The Devo, a public gallery operated by the City of Calgary, features local artists working in a variety of media. 317 – 7 Avenue SW (also accessible from 8 Avenue), 403-268-4728. Carry on to 1 Street SW, cut to the right and duck into the TRUCK, a not-for-profit artist-run centre generally focused on hybrid and emerging forms of contemporary art. 815 – 1 Street SW, 403-261-7702. Back on the Stephen Avenue pedestrian mall, the next block contains Art is Vital Gallery, housed upstairs in the refurbished Ashdown Block. Known as a launching pad for local artists, Art is Vital is a showcase of Alberta talent.The gallery features a selection of contemporary works by emerging and mid-career Western Canadian artists, with an emphasis on realism, figurative and landscape styles. 110 – 8 Avenue SW, 403-262-1358. Micah Gallery, on the main floor of the Ashdown building, specializes in Native and Aboriginal jewellery, arts, crafts and collectibles. Micah offers more than 4,000 authentic handcrafted items created by North America's First Peoples. 110 – 8
Avenue SW, 403-245-1340. Across the avenue, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC) occupies two restored historic buildings and will undergo an interior makeover this summer. A public art gallery and education centre emphasizing historical and contemporary Western Canadian art, AGC features an innovative Internetbased exhibition space that focuses on new media work. 117 – 8 Avenue SW, 403-770-1350. On the next block, the Hyatt Regency is the home of the second downtown location of Gainsborough Galleries. Check the mention in First Impressions for more detail. A jewel in Alberta’s crown, the Glenbow Museum holds some 28,000 artworks dating from the 19th century to the present. Glenbow acquires historical, modern and contemporary works focusing on this region and its place in Western Canada. Several travelling and local exhibitions are presented each year. 130 – 9 Avenue SE, 403-268-4100. At the east end of the Stephen Avenue mall is the Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts. Located in the Municipal Building, Triangle is a public gallery administered by the notfor-profit Calgary Contemporary Arts Society. The gallery presents and interprets traditional and contemporary work including retrospectives and themed exhibitions as well as architecture, applied arts, fine craft, multimedia, photography and electronic art. 104, 800 Macleod Trail SE, 403-262-1737. A detour off of 8 Avenue at this point gets you to two more art spaces. From the Triangle, head to 9 Avenue and the Calgary Tower. Centennial Gallery is a cooperative gallery in Tower Centre, featuring original paintings, ceramics and weavings by local artists at reasonable prices. 125 – 9 Avenue SE, 403-266-6783. If you were to continue south on 1 Street SE, beneath the train track overpass, and turn east one block to Macleod Trail, you’d discover Stride Gallery, an artist-run, non-profit centre featuring work by innovative artists who are not readily recognized in the local commercial or public galleries. Stride provides an experimental venue for artists to develop their practices in whatever medium they choose. 1004 Macleod Trail SE, 403-262-8507.
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BELTLINE rowsing the Beltline district takes time—between visiting the high spots for art you’ll probably want to stop for a nosh here or there. But don’t get distracted— there’s lots to see at the major galleries in this district. Start your tour on 8 Street SW at the Trépanier Baer Gallery, a cornerstone of the local contemporary art scene. On display are the works of more than 25 artists from across the country in a variety of media including sculpture, photography and painting. 105, 999 – 8 Street SW, 403-244-2066. East on 11 Avenue, Webster Galleries has 10,000 square feet of space showcasing a large collection of Canadian fine art including Inuit sculpture, oils, watercolours, stone sculpture, bronzes, ceramics and handpulled prints.Artists such as Stan Phelps, Real Fournier, Mark Farand and Edward Tuts are represented along with Inuit sculptors Sean McNamee and Mark Totan. 812 – 11 Avenue SW, 403-263-6500. One block east, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is “a slice of Soho in Calgary,” specializing in works by mid-career Canadian artists and international artists who have a connection to Canada. Don Maynard, Cathy Daley, Don Pollack, Christopher Kier, Colleen Phillipi and Marie Lanoo are all represented, as well as Greg Edmonson, the subject of this issue’s feature profile. 730 – 11 Avenue SW, 403-2661972. A few doors east in a funky turn-of-the-century warehouse is the Paul Kuhn Gallery, which offers three floors of exhibition space along with a full-service frame shop in the lower level. Owner Paul Kuhn represents emerging artists from Western Canada along with mid-career and established artists from across Canada, and the gallery carries a selection of international prints. Artists represented include John Eisler, Alex Colville, Guido Molinari, John Chalke, Barbara Milne, Edward Burtynski, Christopher Pratt and Claude Tousignant. 724 – 11 Avenue SW, 403-2631162. Just a few more steps east and across the street you come to Image 54 Fine Art & Custom Framing, one of the few commercial galleries in Western Canada to specialize in fine art prints by Canadian artists. A good starting place for budding art collectors, the gallery provides a non-threatening atmosphere for browsing. 709 – 11 Avenue SW, 403-2655458.
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ART OF STEEL
“Pacific Paskwamostos” by Regina-based sculptor Joe Fafard was one of two similar pieces commissioned by Shaw Communications Inc.This one, composed of plasma cut powder coated stainless steel, rests in front of the Shaw Court building in Calgary, 630 - 3 Avenue SW. Its mate is located on the south side of the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. “I’ve been a fan of Joe Fafard for as long as I can remember and know his Canadian and international reputation,” stated JR Shaw, Executive Chairman, Shaw Communications Inc., at the time of the installations in 1999. “We wanted to add to the culture of
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all Albertans and to bring some pride to our history and the bison in North America.” The sculptures were acquired through the Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton, which has carried Joe Fafard’s work since 1977. “Pacific Paskwamostos” was photographed for Galleries West magazine by Michael Interisano.The Calgary-based photographer is primarily a landscape artist with a passion for mountain scenery. “My work expresses my love for the outdoors and the beauty of nature,” says Interisano. “I use only photographic techniques to create my images and this purity of craft gives them a very natural appearance.” One of Interisano’s images, a wild rose, is on the front cover of the Calgary Telus White Pages.View more images at www.miphotography.com or phone Mirror Image Photography, 403-246-6017. Technical details: Mamiya 6x7 (medium format) camera; 90 mm lens; Fuji Provia 100 film; 6 sec. f/8.
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