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COVER: Helena Almeida, Pintura Habitada (1975), photograph with acrylic paint [Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Oct 4-Jan 11, 2009]
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12 Oviloo Tunnillie: Meditations on Womanhood
Marion Scott Gallery
14 WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
10 20 David Burdeny: North South i
Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery
22 Jason de Graaf: New Paintings
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Rare Two Dimensional Works
34 Torrie Groening: A Maximalist for Dinner
Burnaby Art Gallery
52 Joseph Plaskett
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72 Henk Pander: History and Topography
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74 Ed Ruscha
Portland Art Museum
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76 What Is a Trade? Donald Fels and Signboard Painters of South India
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117 8th Ave SW ¥(403)770-1350 www.artgallerycalgary.org tues-sat 10am-5pm first Thurs 10am9pm Admission: $5 adult, $2.50 student/youth (with valid student ID), $5 senior (65+), children under 6 free and AGC members. Sep 5-Jan 3 George Webber, "Portrait", nearly 25 years of portrait photography taken from the artist's personal collection linking the outside world to communities and individuals in Calgary and the Canada that few of us will ever get to know; David Campion, "Cowboy Wild", photographs made over a decade at the Calgary Stampede of those moments where myth, history and spectacle collide; Milutin Gubash, "Lots", video and photography create reality-based fictions that explore the issue of personal identity through family and close friends.
Drift" paintings depicting the figure and written word alkyd and screen on canvas; Oct 23-Nov 22 Tina Martel, "Flatline", new mixed media work combining the ideas of human morality and eternal landscape.
Landscapes of Western Canada", acrylic on canvas.
5 Glenbow Museum
130 9th Ave SE ¥(403)268-4259 www.glenbow.org daily 9am-5pm thurs til 9pm Admission: adults $14, senior $10, student/youth $9, family $28, children under 6 free, members free. Thru Sep 14 The Big Gift: Calgary Celebrates Art From Canadians, a salute to the vitality and diversity of Canadian art showing modern and contemporary art donated in the last six months, over 650 paintings, drawings, sculpture, original prints, photography and installation art exhibit also showing at the The Nickle Arts Museum at the University of Calgary; Sep 26-Nov 16 Through the Looking Glass, takes a close look at the altered world of dream spaces and reversals, drawing connections to the playful, poetic themes of the Lewis Carroll classic of the same name; Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller, "Paradise Institute", focus on the language and experience of cinema in this work that was originally created for the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; Oct Sir Samuel Steele's medals, acquired from Steele's descendents, preview of an exhibition opening Spring 2009; "Life as a Legend: Mar-
The Collector's Gallery
1332 9th Ave SE ¥(403)245-8300 www.collectorsgalleryofart.com tues-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 10am-5pm. Sep 11-Oct 11 Kindrie Grove, Wang Kui, Glen Loates, Shelley McMillan and Hedda Zahner, "Our Living Land", wildlife painters Grove and Loates, together with Kui, McMillan and Zahner draw attention to the importance of protecting and preserving our natural landscape and wildlife; Oct 15-Nov 8 Thomas Mower Martin, RCA, OSA, "A Tribute to Canada (1838-1934)", Martin travelled the Canadian Pacific Railway for over a decade painting the Canadian mountain scenery in oil and watercolours.
Diana Paul Galleries
737 2nd St SW ¥(403)262-9947 www.dianapaul.com tues-sat 10:30am-5:30pm. Thru Sep Jae Dougall, Clayton Anderson and Stephen Unser, new works; From Oct 10 Dillon Huang, oil on canvas, French street scenes; From Oct 23 Gilles Archambault, "Contemporary
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Vikky Alexander: Lost Horizons
TRÉPANIER BAER, CALGARY AB Sep 11-Oct 11 "The world is no longer informed by direct experience but through two-dimensional media presentations in the form of billboards, televisions, newspapers and magazines. I use these forms of information as if they are the only resources available." Vikky Alexander is a photographer and sculptor who lives and works in Vancouver. She has been an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Victoria since 1998. Her archival ink prints on canvas, installations and photographs explore relationships between art, architecture, and nature, with a focus on how nature is experienced in a post-modern, consumer society. For her finely-crafted pieces, she has made use of such mass-produced decorator materials as plywood veneers, MacTac, Formica, mirrors and wallpaper murals of landscapes. Alexander was born in Victoria, British Columbia and graduated with a BFA in 1979 from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Her work is included in numerous public collections across Canada. Vikky Alexander, Punta Gorda Since first showing with TrépanierBaer Gallery in 1993, Alexander has Reflected (Zacatitos 1) (2008), investigated notions of domestic utopia, modern buildings and artifi- digital print on aluminum, edition 2 cial environments through juxtapositions of manufactured products of 3 [TrépanierBaer, Calgary AB, Sep with appropriated photographic images of exotic, unspoiled land- 11-Oct 11] scapes. The current series of digital prints on aluminum further questions our desire to re-construct and mass-produce images of "the natural" in our environments. A 22-page limited edition book of holograms and photographs entitled Grotto Star will also be shown at the exhibit. Mia Johnson ilyn Monroe", paintings, photographs and drawings inspired by Monroe by Andy Warhol, Richard Avedon, Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others; Ongoing "Selection from the Collection: Historical Art" showcases 70 works from 1700-1925, includes portraits, landscape, wildlife, First Nations and the fur trade. American, British and European paintings and sculpture and representing a talented group of professional contemporary artists in addition to 19th and 20th century artwork of historical interest; Thru Sep Leo Mol: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings. using altered images from Banff and other points in the Pacific Northwest to create an idealized notion of images lost in time; Bradley Harms, "The Sex Life of Money", new paintings using aluminum have diamonds inserted in the surface and are covered with thousands of machine-punched holes question the manner in which paintings are defined and understood, and play on the idea of vectors and the construction of movement.
The New Gallery
Main Floor, Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade ¥403.233.2399 www.thenewgallery.org tues-sat 11am-5pm. Free admission. Sep 5-Oct 4 Scott Rogers, "Towers", an installation investigating the dynamics of rampant development and realestate speculation; Oct 10-Nov 8 David Zack: Wizard!? Perturber!? Possessed!, retrospective survey of the renowned correspondence artist.
Herringer Kiss Gallery
101-1111 11 Ave SW ¥(403)228-4889 www.herringerkissgallery.com tues-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 11am5pm. Sep 6-Oct 11 Marjan Eggermont, "Horizontal thoughts for vertical things", new work in concrete by innovative mixed media print artist; Oct 18-Nov 15 Renée Duval, "Transitories", large and intimate studies of nature by Montreal based painter.
Paul Kuhn Gallery
724 11th Ave SW ¥(403)263-1162 www.paulkuhngallery.com tues-sat 10am-5:30pm and by appt. Sep 13-Oct 4 Bruce Pashak, "New Works"; Mary Shannon Will, "Intersection"; Oct 11-Nov 1 Tim Zuck, "Recent Work"; Barbara Milne, "Overland".
NEWZONES Gallery of Contemporary Art
730 11th Ave SW ¥(403)266-1972 www.newzones.com tues-sat 10:30am-5:30pm. Sep 13-Oct 18 John Folsom, "Souvenirs", new photo-based works drawing on the idea of a memento or a travel keepsake
1516 4th St SW ¥(403)209-8542 www.lochgallery.com tues-sat 10am-6pm. Established in 1972, the gallery specializes in building collections of quality Canadian,
The Stride Art Gallery
1004 MacLeod Trail SE ¥(403)262-8507 www.stride.ab.ca tues-sat 11am-5pm Admission is free. MAIN SPACE Sep 5-Oct 4 WendyToogood, "A Nakusp Narrative", doc-
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Oviloo Tunnillie: Meditations on Womanhood
MARION SCOTT GALLERY, VANCOUVER Sep 27-Nov 2 Meditations on Womanhood is the first solo exhibition by renowned Cape Dorset artist Oviloo Tunnillie in more than a decade. Her artwork is considered unconventional in the sense that it is highly personal and emotional. She often tackles socially difficult themes: sexual abuse, alcohol addiction, the reality of contemporary life in northern communities, and the universal concerns of women in modern society. In particular, she is one of the few Inuit artists to choose the nude as a subject. At the age of 58, Tunnillie's compelling work has earned her a place at the forefront of contemporary Canadian art. Prompted in part by her recent struggles with cancer, Tunnillie created 16 stone sculptures of women for Meditations on Womanhood. The beautiful serpentine works range between 5 and 26 inches. By turns brooding, anguished, stoic and hopeful, the figures convey a world of emotional depth in their simplified forms. Oviloo Tunnillie began sculpting in the early 1970s. Even while raising six children, she continued to make a living by carving. One of only a handful of women sculptors in Cape Dorset, she worked outdoors under harsh weather conditions most of the year. In recent years, Oviloo moved her family to Toronto and then to Ottawa. During the 1990s, her figures invited public acclaim for Oviloo Tunnillie, Tired Woman (2008), what was perceived as her feminist interpretations. They can be serpentine [Marion Scott Gallery, Vancouver found in many public and private collections of Inuit art, BC, Sep 27-Nov 2] including the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Her work has been exhibited in places as diverse as Sweden, Germany and New Mexico. Mia Johnson ument of everyday events which engaged Toogood during the first 18 months she lived in Nakusp, BC after 50 years in Calgary, using the technique of creating drawings in fabric with the free-form foot of her sewing machine; PROJECT ROOM Jenine Marsh, "Topiarium", imagery and implications of conservatory gardens and science-fiction utopias provide the setting for multi-media installation; +15 WINDOW Alex Moon, "Uni-Farm: Gardener Pro 2", taking the work out of yardwork, ongoing project attempts to disarm self-serving incoherent corporate rhetoric with a domestic design software package; MAIN SPACE Oct 10-Nov 8 Daniel Wong and Mary-Anne McTrowe, "The Cedar Tavern Singers AKA Les Phonoréalistes", part of the 2008 M:ST Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, a 45minute musical performance conveys the artistic condition and delivers an art history education; PROJECT ROOM Clark Ferguson, "In Search of Desire", part of the 2008 M:ST Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, an ongoing absurdist exploration into the existential investigations that envelope consciousness; +15 WINDOW Morgan Sea, "Citizen Justice in the CowTown of Tomorrows", part of the 2008 M:ST Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival, Citizen Justice. Graphics from the Marina Picasso Collection, aquatints to lithographs to linoleum cuts the basic subject matter and themes of his painting oeuvre are often explored in great depth in his printmaking, not infrequently he first experimented with an idea through printmaking before incorporating it in a painting.
The Weiss Gallery
1021 6th St SW ¥(403)262-1880 www.theweissgallery.com tues-sat 10am-5pm or by appt. Sep 4-27 Alexandre Masino, Montrealbased encaustic painter featuring paintings based on images captured during a spring trip touring the Rocky Mountains; Oct 2-25 Paul Chizik and Liza Visagie, "Plein Air Exhibition", features a number of paintings that were created out in the landscape, also showcasing studio paintings that are based on the artists' plein air studies; Opening Oct 30 Daniel Barkley, debut exhibit of evocative figurative paintings by Montreal painter.
#105-999 8th St SW ¥(403)244-2066 www.trepanierbaer.com tues-sat 11am-5pm. Sep 11-Oct 11 Vikky Alexander, "Lost Horizons", featuring photo-based work and a limited edition artist's book titled "Grotto Star"; Oct 15-Nov 15 Harold Klunder, "New Works".
725 11 Ave SW ¥(403)264-4414 www.douglasudellgallery.com wed-sat 10am-6pm and by appt. Sep 6-20 PICASSO THE PRINTMAKER:
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WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY Oct 4-Jan 11 WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution is a major exhibition of feminist-inspired art created between 1965-1980. Organized the by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the show is described as the first comprehensive, international museum survey illuminating the profound impact of feminism on art. The Canadian premiere in Vancouver is showcased on two floors of the Vancouver Art Gallery and includes the work of 120 artists from 22 countries, plus additional works selected by VAG curator Daina Augaitis. Early feminist artists revealed the potential of contemporary art as a tool of political activism and social change. Through painting, sculpture, photography, film, video and performance art, they explored the body, notions of gender, personal narratives, family histories and narratives of subjugation. The exhibition is divided into 18 thematic areas based on genre, medium, representation, formal concerns, collective aesthetic and political impulses. Included are works by groundbreaking artists Marina Abramovic, Chantal Akerman, Eleanor Antin, Judith Baca, Louise Bourgeois, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Abakan Red Judy Chicago, Lygia Clark, Kate Craig, Gathie Falk, Vera Frenkel, (1969), sisal and mixed media Yayoi Kusama, Suzy Lake, Liz Magor, Ana Mendieta, Yoko Ono, [Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Ulrike Ottinger, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Rosler, Miriam Oct 4-Jan 11] Courtesy of the Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Katharina Sieverding, Nancy Spero, National Museum in Wroclaw. Lisa Steele, Joyce Wieland and Hannah Wilke. WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution was curated by Connie Butler, the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. and glass sculpture of the river rock and fish by Darren J Petersen; THE DISCOVERY GALLERY Sep 6-Oct 18 Candice Ring, "Florescence", new work by Red Deer ceramic artist; Oct 25-Nov 29 Jeff Holmwood, Nathan Philips, Carol Dragich, Chris Lougheed, John MacPhee and Colin Bacsik, "Glass Happens", new work by Edmonton glass artists.
Agnes Bugera Gallery
12310 Jasper Ave NW ¥(780)482-2854 www.agnesbugeragallery.com tues-sat 10am-5pm. Representing a group of mid-career and established contemporary Canadian artists, including landscape, abstract, still life painting and sculpture; Sep 13-26 Jane Everett, "Aqua Alta"; Oct 18-19, Fall Gallery Walk; Oct 25-Nov 7 Lorenzo Dupuis, "New Works".
5 Art Gallery of Alberta
Enterprise Sq, #100-10230 Jasper Ave NW ¥(780)422-6223 www.artgalleryalberta.com mon-fri 10:30am-5pm thurs 4-8pm free sat, sun 11am-5pm Admission: members free, adults $10, seniors/ students $7, children 6-12 $5, children under 5 free, family (up to 2 adults + 4 children) $20, thurs evenings "Pay what you may". Thru Sep 21 Face the Nation, eight contemporary Aboriginal artists address issues of history, representation and identity and the important role that art plays in creating, reinforcing and undermining myths and stereotypes of people and cultures;
REAL exhibits new works that offer an insight into what "real" means to us today; Opening Oct 4 ARENA: The Art of Hockey, multi-part exhibition project that combines international and Canadian contemporary art, works include diverse media such as video projection, sculpture, installation, painting, printmaking and photography, all which examine hockey's central role in Canadian culture; Thru Nov 2 Works of a Renaissance Master: The Prints of Albrect Dürer, 50 prints from the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.
Alberta Craft Council Gallery
10186 106 St N ¥(780)488-6611 www.albertacraft.ab.ca mon-sat 10am-5pm. FEATURE GALLERY Thru Sep 27 Elemental Connections, an opportunity to consider the possibility of sustaining ourselves with materials from our own landscape; Oct 4-Dec 20 "Rivers", retelling the story of David Thompson's voyage featuring ceramic sculpture by Brian McArthur
Douglas Udell Gallery
10332 124 St NW ¥(780)488-4445 www.douglasudellgallery.com tues-sat 9:30am-5:30pm. Sep 20-Oct 4 Fall Show 2008; Sep 30-Oct 7 TIAF; Oct 18-Nov 1 Horse Show.
West End Gallery
12308 Jasper Ave NW ¥(780)488-4892 www.westendgalleryltd.com tues-sat 10am-5pm. Sep 13-30 "Fall
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examination of the human psyche where he asks us to suspend disbelief and enter his world.
5 Cultural Centre Gallery
299 College Dr SE ¥(403)529-3806 [email protected] mon-fri 9am-8pm sat sun holidays 10am-5pm. Thru June 27 Celebrating 40 Years: APA Cone Box Show, small ceramic works by members of the Alberta Potters' Association; July 1-27 "Summer Show", paintings and other works by members of the Mad Hatters and Strathcona Painters art groups in Medicine Hat; Aug 1-27 Sport and Spirit, artwork by provincial artists in celebration of the Alberta Youth Summer Games held in Medicine Hat Aug 7-10, 2008.
Esplanade Art Gallery
401 First St SE ¥(403)502-8786 www.esplanade.ca mon-fri 10am-5pm sat, sun and holidays 12-5pm. Thru Sep 21 Dana Claxton, "Tales of Sitting Bull", a multichannel video and sound installation about the living and historic legacy of Sitting Bull; Oct 14-Nov 30 David Hoffos (Lethbridge), two large-scale participatory "illusions" that combine his compelling interest in film and TV genres such as sci-fi and family sitcoms with more personal stories.
Bilton Contemporary Art
4B-5809 51st Ave ¥(403)343-3933 www.biltoncontemporaryart.com tues-sat 11am-5pm or by appt. Features monthly exhibitions of innovative, multidisciplinary, contemporary art by local, national and international artists.
in the Charlevoix", work by Bruno Côté, Guy Roy, André Turenne and others; Oct 11-23 Rod Charlesworth, recent works; Oct 25-Nov 6 Bev Rodin, new works.
Southern Alberta Art Gallery
601 3rd Ave S ¥(403)327-8770 www.saag.ca tues-sat 10am-5pm sun 1-5pm Admission: General $5, Students/Seniors $4, Groups $3 per person, Free for mem-
bers and children under 12. Thru Sep 21 Marie-Josée Laframboise, "Points d'inflexion et de rebroussement 2 [Points of Inflection and Reflection 2]", Laframboise used the surrounding topography of the city of Lethbridge as the inspiration for her installation that incorporates a single, long net; Oct 4Nov 30 David Hoffos, "Scenes from the House Dream", project has formed the nexus of Hoffos' studio practice for the past five years and serves as a compendium of the artist's signature new/old media techniques and represents a move away from the outwardlooking spectacle to a more personal
Burnaby Art Gallery
6344 Deer Lake Ave ¥604-297-4422 www.burnabyartgallery.ca tues-fri 10am-4:30pm sat-sun 125pm. Admission is free. Sep 9-Oct 26
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Millie at English Bay, 78" x 48", acrylic on linen
OCT 21-NOV 8, 2008
Curated by Lynn Ruscheinsky Opening reception: Thurs, Oct 23, 6:30-8:30pm
Doug Robinson Wonderland
Elliott louis GallEry
258 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 604-736-3282 · [email protected] · www.elliottlouis.com
George Littlechild, Greg Murdock, Jane Ash Poitras and Robert Young; Sep 23-Nov 17 Heather Passmore, "MisTakes", featuring disappearing drawings on fading photographs.
Burnaby Arts Council
6584 Deer Lake Ave ¥604-298-7322 www.burnabyartscouncil.org tues-fri 11am-4pm sat-sun 1-4pm Admission is free. Thru Sep 14 Salli Walker, photography; Sep 20-Oct 12 Joci Sirak and Bill Thomson, photography, assemblage sculpture and new media; Oct 18-Nov 9 Judith Copland, oil painting.
Japanese Canadian National Museum
6688 Southoaks Cres ¥604-777-7000 604.777.7000 ext.109 www.jcnm.ca mon-sat 11am-5pm. Thru Sep 21 Re-Shaping Memory, Owning History: Through the Lens of Japanese Canadian Redress, exhibit commemorates the 20th anniversary of redress; Oct 2-Dec 24 "Wild Birds", Tad Yesaki, carvings; Roy Hamaguchi, photographs.
Simon Fraser University Gallery and Teck Gallery
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY: Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr, AQ 3004, Burnaby TECK GALLERY: 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, B.C. ¥778-782-4266 www.sfu.ca/gallery SFU GALLERY hours: tues-fri 10am5pm sat 12-5pm TECK GALLERY hours: open during campus hours. SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY Sep 13-Oct 25 Alison Norlen, "Roller Coaster", three organic, dense, complex and monumental drawings about the nature and seductiveness of built structures, especially themed entertainment zones such as amusement parks and malls; TECK GALLERY Sep 2Nov 22 James K-M, "Cave Paintings", Vancouver-based painter who has, over the past 20 years, created an extraordinary series of hard-edged, optically dynamic works.
Torrie Groening: A Maximalist for Dinner, each sense represents a subject to explore through digitally manipulated collages; Sep 9-Oct 19 "Our Changing Landscape: Perspectives on and Interpretations of British Columbia (series III)", the third in the changing landscape series that focuses on works created by artists between 1980 and 2008 including Roy Arden, Wayne Eastcott, Arni Haraldsson, John Koerner, Greg Murdock, Kevin Schmidt, Takao Tanabe and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun; Outreach Exhibitions at BOB PRITTIE LIBRARY, 6100 Willingdon Ave,
Burnaby, BC 604-436-5410 Thru Sep 21 Selections from Burnaby Art Gallery's Archive of Printed Ephemera, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first exhibition organized by what was to become The Burnaby Art Society in Aug and Sep of 1958; Sep 22-Nov 23 Cynthia Nugent, watercolour illustrations for Bill Richardson's "The Aunts Come Marching"; Outreach Exhibitions at MCGILL LIBRARY, 4595 Albert St, Burnaby, BC 604-299-8955 Thru Sep 22 "The Artists for Kids Portfolio", showcases work by Anne Meredith Barry, Jamie Evrard, J. Carl Heywood,
Campbell River Art Gallery
1235 Shoppers Row ¥(250)287-2261 www.crartgallery.ca tues-sat 12-5pm. DISCOVERY GALLERY Thru Sep 19 Meinsje Vlaming (Cortes
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2427 Granville St., Vancouver BC 604-736-5444 Exhibitions on-line: www.kurbatoffgallery.com
David Burdeny: NorthiSouth
JENNIFER KOSTUIK GALLERY, VANCOUVER BC Sep 11-Oct 5 David Burdeny is a Winnipeg-born photographer with a fascination for oceans. In his fifth exhibit of work at the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery he presents austerely-reduced, almost surreal images of icebergs and foggy skies off the shores of Greenland and Antarctica. Coastal glaciers, ice shelves and massive tabular icebergs pinnacled, flat-topped or pyramidal rise starkly from the dark waters and skies of his dramatic panoramas. They are massive, frosty and starkly beautiful. Burdeny earned a Master of Architecture in 1998 at the University of Manitoba. He has been the recipient of numerous International Photography Awards, including a first, second and third place, and in 2005 David Burdeny, Tabulars in Hope Bay, Antarctica (2007), colour photograph on was named Non-Professional Nature aluminum mount [Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, Sep 11-Oct 5] Photographer of the Year. In 2004 and in 2005 he also received an Award of Excellence from Communication Arts Photo Annual Competition, and has several International B+W Spider Awards to his credit. Burdeny shoots with a Hasselblad medium format camera and an 80mm lens, and a 38mm Hasselblad SWC/M. He frequently uses black and white, silver-based 120 roll film developed by hand in small reel tanks. The archival prints in North South were done on Fuji Crystal Archive Photo Paper using a Cymbolic Sciences Lightjet 5000 printer. Of his minimalist compositions he writes, "The glory lies not in the act of clarification or reduction, but in the experience of what is left sublime experience...." Mia Johnson
Island), "The Doll Affect", inner feelings, emotions and childhood memories are conveyed in a series of paper clay dolls by altering their physical proportions; MAIN GALLERY Thru Sep 19 Hannes Grosse (Cortes Island), "The Colour of Silence", large-scale, visionary landscapes made of thousands of minute, horizontal brushstrokes combine to create a condensed experience of nature the duality of the fleeting versus the constant; MAIN AND DISCOVERY GALLERIES Sep 26-Oct 31 Rhonda Burden, Teresa Colby, Briar Craig, Vanessa Hall-Patch, Marjorie Sorfleet, Catherine Stewart, Volker Steigemann, Pudy Tong and Sara Vipond, "Footprint", explores our socio-economic and physical impact/ footprint on the earth, negative or positive, expressed through printmaking.
Thru Sep 21 EAST GALLERY Alison Jones, "No Water No Life", photographs documenting availability, usage and quality of North American and African fresh water supplies; WEST GALLERY Remembering Renata, local history story using photographs and artifacts; Sep 26-Nov 9 EAST AND WEST GALLERIES Alf Crossley, "Reflections", paintings exploring form and spatial relationships within nature.
Buck Vander Kooi, Gerald Sandau, Patricia Jester, Pete Ryan, Stephen Charlie, Kit Takenaga, Eb Mueller, Akiko Ishigami, John McLellan, Helmut Ernst, Ray Daws, Harry Rempel, Mikio Kambara and Sue Schellenberg create calligraphy, leather art, paper cutting art, paintings, pottery, stone sculptures, textiles, wood carving and photography.
Asai's Art Gallery
45949 Wellington Ave ¥604-792-9895 [email protected] tues-sat 10:30am-5:30pm. Sep 10-Oct 9 Eighth Annual Hands Across the Pacific, unique artwork from Japan, China, Korea and Canada; Oct 15-Nov 15 Dr. Norman Bethune Stamp and Art Exhibition, first viewing in Western Canada of joint Canada Post and Peoples Republic of China exhibition along with artwork of Norman Bethune by invited artists specializing in their specific medium. Ongoing Resident artists Asai Wu-Brandt, Bev Harcus,
Chilliwack Visual Artists Association
CITY HALL LOCATION: 8550 Young Rd ARTISTS GALLERY: 45899 Henderson Ave (Chilliwack Art Centre) MUSEUM: 45820 Spadina Ave ¥604-824-0563 604-792-2069 www.chilliwackartists.ca CHILLIWACK ART CENTRE, ARTISTS GALLERY: tues-fri 11:30am-2:30pm CHILLIWACK CITY HALL GALLERY: mon-fri 8:30am4:30pm, CHILLIWACK MUSEUM: mon-fri 9am-4:30pm, Phone the Museum 604795-5210 for sat hours, some sat closed except when Openings are scheduled. CITY HALL ART GALLERY Thru Sep 11 Artextile 2008, "Form without Function", five textile artists collaborate in a show of contemporary art that demon-
120 Heritage Way ¥(250)365-3337 (250)608-0796 www.kootenaygallery.com wed-sat 10am-5pm sun 12-4pm.
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Jason de Graaf: New Paintings
JACANA GALLERY, VANCOUVER Sep 6-28
It is always gratifying to see a new painter with exemplary technique having a first solo show. Jason de Graaf was born in Montreal and currently resides in Oka, Quebec. From 1993-1996 he studied illustration at Dawson College in Montreal. After years of full-time and part-time illustration work, he has devoted himself entirely to painting since 2005. He is represented by Plus One Gallery in London, UK and by the Jacana Gallery in Vancouver. De Graaf's hyper-realist photographic style would appear computer-generated if it weren't for the depth and nuance of his colouration. Images like Apple Blossoms and Orchid II invite lingering looks at the variations of hue in the petals. His flowers, glass balls and reflective marbles are almost swooning with rich sensory details. As he puts it, "Many of my paintings are about the relationship of light with reflective Jason de Graaf, Strawberries on Foil (2008), acrylic on canvas and transparent surfaces and my journey to [JACANA Gallery, Vancouver BC, Sep 6-28] understand those qualities and convey my sense of wonder and intrigue over them". His work is a good example of Magic Realism, where looming foreground objects contrast with a sense of distance, and where dissimilar objects and textures are juxtaposed lush, ripe strawberries with slick tinfoil, or hard, shiny wine glasses with a soft-focus sunset. Mia Johnson
strates their individual styles and vision with an emphasis on form not function; Sep 16-Oct 9 Eighth Annual Hands Across the Pacific, unique artwork from Japan, China, Korea and Canada; Oct 21Nov 6 Chilliwack City Hall Children's Holiday/Seasonal Cards and the CVAA Seasonal Holiday Exhibition, Chilliwack residents vote for their favourite student's artwork which will then be the Chilliwack City Hall's Seasonal Holiday card; ARTISTS GALLERY Thru Sep 9 Carol Lemee and Arleen Barnes, "Two's a Pair", a little of this a little of that; Sep 16-Oct 23 Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, "Mixing It Up", techniques, textures and styles of mixed media; Oct 28-Dec 5 Chilliwack Visual Artists Association, "Something for Everyone", various styles, mediums and subjects; CHILLIWACK MUSEUM Sep 8-Oct 10 Eighth Annual Hands Across the Pacific, unique artwork from Japan, China, Korea and Canada; Oct 15-Nov 8 Dr. Norman Bethune Stamp and Art Exhibition, first viewing in Western Canada of a joint Canada Post and Peoples Republic of China exhibit, also includes artwork of Norman Bethune by invited artists in various media. ing Beyond", watercolours; Oct 9-Nov 8 ATRIUM GALLERY Pascal Pelletier, "My Spirit Within", acrylic painting and wood sculpture; MAIN HALL GALLERY Jan Poynter, "Sea to Sky The Vancouver Shoreline", graphite and acrylic on canvas; MEZZANINE GALLERY Laura Lee Coles, "Apparently in View Blurred Realities", photography.
Evergreen Cultural Centre Art Gallery
1205 Pinetree Way ¥604-927-6550 www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca mon-sat 12-5pm Admission is free. Thru Oct 4 Dawn: Sketches by the Group of Seven, explores how Canada's landscape painters used the oil sketch as a fundamental tool to capture the ruggedness of the Canadian wilderness; Oct 10-Nov 29 "We are rushing on and on and on", Emily Carr, works created during the last 10 years of her life are enhanced by archival objects, film clips and feature films.
Brian Scott Studio and Gallery
8269 North Island Hwy ¥(250)337-1941 www.brianscottfineart.com daily 11am-4pm. Brian Scott, expressionist oil paintings of westcoast themes.
5 Place des Arts
1120 Brunette Ave ¥604-664-1636 www.placedesarts.ca mon-fri 9am-10pm sat 9am-5pm sun 1-5pm, call ahead for Main Hall availability. Sep 4-Oct 4 ATRIUM GALLERY Tony Yin Tak Chu, "Mountains & Rivers", mixed media; MAIN HALL GALLERY Place des Arts Teacher & Staff Exhibition, multiple media; MEZZANINE GALLERY Lucille Loose, "Look-
Comox Valley Art Gallery
100-580 Duncan Ave ¥(250)338-6211 www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com mon-sat 10am-5pm. Thru Sep 13 PUBLIC GALLERY Ann Newdigate, "Dear Mr. Burt Etc.", a collection of tapestries about technology and meaning; ARTS &
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CRAFT GALLERY Kari Minchin, paintings; Cathi Jefferson, ceramics; WINDOW GALLERY Lisa Kirk and Jeff Hartbower, "Mama's Boys & Other Monsters", mixed media installation; STUDENTS' GALLERY Little Feathers, mixed media artwork by local First Nations students; Sep 20-Oct 4 PUBLIC GALLERY Tenth Biennial Art Auction Preview, "An Evening in Monte Carlo", auction on Oct 4 phone for tickets; Sep 20-Nov 1 ARTS & CRAFT GALLERY Elaine Savoie, humorous icons; Lisa Banks, jewellery; Oct 18-Nov 30 PUBLIC GALLERY Lit Happens! portraits of BC's literary icons; Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright, photographs; WINDOW GALLERY Amy Rubin, installation.
SEPT. 9-27, 2008
Opening reception: Thurs, Sept. 11, 6:30-8:30pm
Martin Brouillette iSeduction
Muir Gallery, Comox Valley Community Arts Council
440 Anderton Ave ¥(250)334-2983 (250)338-4417 ext 2 www.comoxvalleyarts.org tues-sat 11am-4pm. Sep 19-27 Comox Valley Camera Club Exhibit; Oct 3-25 North Island College Faculty Exhibit.
Delta Arts Council
TSAWWASSEN ARTS CENTRE: 1172-56 St, Delta ¥/fax: 604-943-9787 ARTS CORNER (LADNER PIONEER LIBRARY): 4683- 51 St ¥604-946-0525 GALLERY NORTH (ND Rec Centre): 11415- 84 Ave ¥604-596-1025 FIREHALL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS: 11489- 84 Ave ¥/fax: 604-596-1025 [email protected] TSAWWASSEN ARTS CENTRE: mon-fri 11am-4pm GALLERY NORTH: daily 8am10pm ARTS CORNER: mon, sat 10am5pm tues-fri 10am-9pm sun 11am5pm FIREHALL: mon-fri 10am-4pm sat 10am-2pm Arts Council Memberships: Individual $20, Family $30, Group $30, Business-Professional $50 Corporate $100. TSAWWASSEN ARTS CENTRE Sep Jari Kangas, "Investigation into Street Art", mixed media; Oct Gallery Shop Artists, a variety of works in different mediums; ARTS CORNER Sep Michael Delac, "Deer Lake Impressions", oils and acrylic works; Oct TBA; GALLERY NORTH Sep Ken DeForge and Valerie Grimmell, multimedia works; Dale Rockburn, sculpture; Oct Gallery Shop Artists, "Windows to Christmas"; FIREHALL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS Sep Rita Chaplinsky, Lana Hart, Darwin Lee and Leah www.preview-art.com
Spring Awakening, mixed media on panel, 40" x 30"
SEPT. 30-OCT. 18, 2008
Opening reception: Thurs, Oct. 2, 6:30-8:30pm
James Verbicky Continuum
Shelter In The Moment, acrylic, resin and mixed media on canvas, 54" x 54"
Elliott louis GallEry
258 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A6 604-736-3282 · [email protected] · www.elliottlouis.com
BEHIND THE SCENES
BY ANN ROSENBERG
Organized or Disorganized Crime? Whatever! You'll likely get caught.
Art theft is a headline-grabbing subplot of metal theft. The subject has caused a Canadian comedian to develop a persona who indulges in that criminal activity. In an episode of CBC TV's The Mercer Report a demonic, hyper-manic Rick is surrounded by dozens of famous sculptures in a subterranean, museum-like storage cellar and makeshift smelter lab. In this skit, we must believe that the marble Venus de Milo and Rodin's bronze Thinker will be tossed into a cauldron of steaming water along-side busts of Lenin and other luminaries for meltdown and resale on the commodities market. Perhaps he could also throw some priceless, gold jewellery into the brew for flavour. If only life were as amusing and easy as satire. Sometimes art is grabbed from public places by organized thieves like those who smashed into glass cases on May 24 at the University of British Columbia's Museum of Anthropology. They likely intended to seize specific items of incalculable value (especially several created by Haida artist Bill Reid) while the security guard was on his break. A substantial reward by Reid's widow Martine and the MOA ($50,000 in total) undoubtedly contributed to the retrieval of all but two of the fourteen pieces. On August 20, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced the recovery of the two still-missing objects. Although part of the intricately carved argillite pipe is gone, and some things have been slightly damaged, on the whole, the story has a happy ending. That same day the main culprit, a young criminal Gold eagle brooch by Bill Reid, stolen from the with a long rap sheet who has yet to be formally charged, made a Museum of Anthropology on May 24 first appearance in Court. Another local heist has also been well-covered by the media. It bears striking similarity to the one perpetrated by the hapless amateurs who carted off large sculptures from the Vollum Estate in Portland as described on page 20 of the last issue of Preview. Those miscreants reputedly intended to cut the metal into shards and to sell the bits to support their drug habits. In this city on June 19 or 20, two or more not very wellorganized unidentified culprits dislodged bronze plaques, post caps, and a life-size cast figure from the J. Seward Johnson Jr. 1984 Photo Session group in Queen Elizabeth Park. They were probably aware that copper can fetch $4 a pound but didn't know that scrap yard owners are now so fearful of being charged with complicity in metal theft that they go to great lengths to ID would-be vendors of what they think might be illegally obtained bronze or copper, J. Seward Johnson Jr., Photo Session (1984), bronze sculpture, and sometimes document their presence on surveillance and bronze plaques stolen from Queen Elizabeth Park in cameras. Vancouver BC on June 20 A video-captured image of a female suspect in this crime was released to the media by the police department on July 3. A picture of the array of items taken from the Vancouver park and recovered in a park in the suburb of Aldergrove, was circulated by the police on August 13. Meanwhile read about the past and present state of these art thefts on the Web. It's almost as much fun as following two Miss Marple mysteries that happened here, not across the pond.
Ann Rosenberg is a Vancouver-based freelance curator, critic and author.
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Philcox-McCullough, "42Go", acrylics and watercolours; Oct Simply Friends, a series of multimedia paintings.
PLAY WINDOW Sep 29-Oct 25 Joan Tuff, pottery and garden sculptures; BOUTIQUE WINDOW Beverlee White, large and iconic heron images on canvas.
5305 East Rd ¥(250)335-3246 www.stofergallery.com daily 10am-5pm. Welcoming studiogallery en route to Hornby ferry features painting and sculpture.
around the figure, both human and animal, and celebrates the joyful act of living, her current focus is on commission work from 3-D family portraits to legacy sculpture for businesses.
Barbara Boldt Original Art Studio
25340 84th Ave ¥604-888-5490 www.barbaraboldt.com by appt or watch for "Open" sign at road. In-home studio gallery of Barbara Boldt, located 5 km outside of Fort Langley. Featuring local landscapes, forest and garden scenes in oil, soft pastel and watercolour and her signature "Earth/Patterns" paintings of sandstone formations found on Galiano Island. For directions see map on website or call.
The Fort Gallery
9048 Glover Rd ¥604-888-7411 www.fortgallery.ca wed-sun 12-5pm. Thru Sep 14 Betty Spackman, "Curtain Calls", assemblage works; Sep 17-Oct 5 Susan Falk, "Landscapes"; Kate Bradford, "New Works"; Oct 8-26 "Birdscapes", collaboration between painter Doris Auxier, composer Jeff Warren and maskmaker Claire Goodfellow explores the uncertain margin between birds and humans and the use of birds as a surrogate to explore what is human.
Imagine That! Artisans' Designs
251 Craig Street, City Square ¥(250)748-6776 www.imaginethatartisans.com mon-sat 10am-5pm. LARGE DISPLAY WINDOW Sep 2-27 Catherine Fraser, painter and art therapist shows watercolours reflecting the beautiful Cowichan River estuary, also recent art cards and prints; BOUTIQUE WINDOW Terry Harrison, Mill Bay glass artist shows usable painted glassware and hand painted wearable designs; LARGE DISwww.preview-art.com
Elaine Brewer-White Sculpture Studio
9048 Glover Rd, Fort Langley, BC ¥778-882-0120 www.ebrewerwhite.com by appt or by chance. Elaine BrewerWhite's studio is a riot of clay, colour and humour. Her work revolves
Langley Centennial Museum
9135 King St ¥604-888-3922 www.langleymuseum.org mon-sat 10am-4:45pm sun 1-4:45pm. Thru Dec 21 Remembering the 1950s, relive the memories of this fun, fantastic and sometimes fearful decade, through music and Hollywood PREVIEW 25
#9-575 North Rd, 2nd location on the Bay, 3415 South Rd ¥(250)247-7412 (250)247-7432 www.gabriolaartworks.com mon-sat 9am-5pm sun 11am-5pm. A two-storey treasure trove of island art featuring the works of over 150 local artists. Thru Sep 17 Doug Harrison, "working west coast", watercolours; Sep 18-Oct 8 June Savage, "Phoenix Rising", textured copper sculpture; Oct 9-22 Corry Lunn and Darryl Nygaard, "Burnished Earth", renowned clay sculpture and copper enamel artists incorporating driftwood, slumped glass and found objects; Oct 11-13 Thanksgiving Weekend Studio Tour Headquarters, 60 studios and 96 artists featured on this year's tour; Opening Oct 23 Clint McCartney, paintings portraiture with attitude.
Galiano Art Gallery
2540 Sturdies Bay Rd ¥(250)539-3539 www.galianoartgallery.com variable, please phone ahead. Gallery artists A.J. Bell, Stewart Brands, Willem Breddels, Shao-Fang Ching, Florence Debeugny, Kenna Fair, Larry Foden, Lisa Gardner, Ken Mounsey, David Opheim, Dorrie Ratzlaff, Kit Shing, Garry J. Todd, John Whincup, Johnson Wu and Michael Zoll.
Grand Forks Art Gallery
7340 5th St ¥(250)442-2211 www.galleries.bc.ca/grandforks tues-sat 10am-4pm. Thru Oct 4 Heidi Thompson, "Unity Sensation Art & State of Mind", paintings; Peter Velisek, "Studio Watch", paintings and drawings; The Fabricators, "REnditions of RE", fabric art; Oct 7Nov 1 Selections from the Permanent Collection; Oct 7-Dec 24 Okanagan Basketry Guild, "Shape of Seven", group exhibition.
films experience an era that saw the beginning of the space race, the explosion of television and rock and roll, the baby boom and the popularity of the drive-in theatre and find out how these events played out on the local scene.
Gabriola Arts Council
#9-575 North Rd ¥(250) 247-7409 (250) 247-9882 www.gabriolaartscouncil.org fri-mon 10am-4pm, free admission. Oct 10-13 Thanksgiving Studio Tour,
free, self-guided tour of 60 studios featuring 96 artists. In its 12th year. Meet the artisans and see a showcase of fine literary and visual art, oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings, Giclées, mixed media, photography, one-of-a-kind fashions, leatherwork, semi-precious silver and beaded jewellery, pottery, stonework, wood carvings, sculpture, glasswork, and unique items for home and garden, including driftwood furniture, intarsia wood art, folk art, textile art and tapestries, hand-dyed yarns, blacksmithing and stained glass. A 28page, full-colour brochure with map is available on-line or in print.
5 Cunliffe House Gallery, Kamloops Arts Council
262 Lorne St ¥(250)372-7323 www.kamloopsart.ca tues-fri 10am-5pm sat 10am-4pm.
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Sep 5-24 Allen Frissell and Rose Rodrigues, "Africa Top to Bottom", watercolour and pastel paintings; Sep 26-Oct 15 Ken Wells, "Small Paintings", watercolours, oils and mixed media; Oct 17-Nov 5 Gladys and Gerald Olson, oils; Courthouse Gallery Artists, local pottery, fibre arts, glasswork and painting.
5 Kamloops Art Gallery
101-465 Victoria St ¥(250)377-2400 www.kag.bc.ca mon-wed, fri-sat 10am-5pm thurs 10am-9pm sun 12-4pm closed stat holidays. Oct 19-Jan 4 Isao Sanawww.preview-art.com
mi/Morrill, "Real Life and Landscapes", watercolour paintings and pastel drawings of landscapes capture a timeless beauty as well as aspects of modern degradation, also a series of domestic "still-lifes" featuring appliances and computers, documents the rapid change affecting our local environment and our daily lives; Patrick Mahon, "Drawing Water", series of banners generated from drawings about the Thompson River created in workshops attended by Kamloops-based youth, links the historical subject matter of the river in art with pressing contemporary environ-
mental and social concerns, featuring a new series of drawings and sculpture entitled `Book of the River', also showing works from the permanent collection focusing on the subject water in nature specifically rivers.
Langham Cultural Centre Gallery
447 A Ave ¥(250)353-2661 www.thelangham.ca thurs-sun 1-4pm Admission by donation. Thru Oct 19, Andrea Tait, "NatPREVIEW 27
Sorel Etrog: The Missing Links: Rare Two Dimensional Works
BUSCHLEN MOWATT, VANCOUVER BC Sep 1-Oct 30 The Missing Links: Rare Two Dimensional Works consists of a body of paintings created between 1963-1971 by Sorel Etrog, one of Canada's most prestigious painters and sculptors. These meditations on the human condition are exemplars of Etrog's fascination with the human body in an industrial world. Etrog once described his art as "tension created by pulling together and pulling apart, with being stuck and being freed, a world of grabbing and holding on and losing hold...bringing shapes together but at the same time giving each an independence." Etrog was born in Romania in 1933 and attended Art School in Tel Aviv during the 1950s. He earned a scholarship to study at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York and in 1959 had his first Canadian solo exhibition at Gallery Moos, Toronto. In 1963 Etrog became a Canadian Citizen, and in 1966 represented Canada at the Venice Biennale. He soon established himself as one of North America's pre-eminent sculptors. Etrog was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 1994 and made a Chevalier of Arts and Letters by the Government of France in 1996. Sorel Etrog, Trio (1969/70) oil on canvas [Buschlen During a career spanning 50 years, Sorel Etrog collab- Mowatt, Vancouver BC, Sep 1-Oct 30] orated with such important figures as Eugene Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, John Cage and Marshall McLuhan. His work is included in the Tate Museum, London; Kunstmuseum, Basel; Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, Holland; Musée d'Arte Moderne, Paris; Museo Internazionale d'Arte Contemporaneo, Florence; the Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea; the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon Guggenheim, New York; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, among many others. ural History"; Randy Morse, "Art Walk at the Langham"; Oct 24-Dec 21 Ian Fraser, "Kokanee Essential Kootenay High". group of artists based or formerly based in Chicago whose work imparts a kind of warning or predication. invites the public to visit his exceptional sculpture gardens and indoor gallery with one of the largest collections of bronze sculpture in Canada and changing exhibitions. Maas creates distinctive, rounded, semi-abstract figures, architectural structures as well as installations in a wide variety of materials including bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, wood, stoneware and multimedia. The great diversity of outdoor art is complemented in the gallery by an overwhelming number of paintings, serigraphs, medals, reliefs and sculpture in various media.
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Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art
Rotary Centre for the Arts, #103-421 Cawston Ave ¥(250)868-2298 www.alternatorgallery.com tues-sat 12-5pm. Sep 1-31 WINDOW Jake Kennedy, "Pandosy Tree". Thru Oct 3 Faith Moosang and Christoph Runne, "The Blair Bush Project", representation of war concentrates on the motivations that fuel ongoing military and economic conflicts within the everchanging alliances of international politics; LOUNGE Susan Brandoli, "Counterv(e)il: Truth, Apostasy and the Anxious Object", MFA-IGS Candidate Thesis Exhibition; Oct 24-Dec 5 Bellwether, Three Walls brings together a
1295 Cannery Lane ¥(250)862-5080 www.lookatart.com mon-sat 10am-5pm. Thru Sep 10 Steve Mennie, "Land Marks", new series of paintings of Okanagan scenes in pastels; Sep 11-25 Christian Nicolay, "Open Spaces"; Sep 27-Oct 8 Kelly Krueger, "Catalogue of Trees"; Oct 9-23 Anna Coghlan and Michael Hermesh, "omens and icons"; Oct 25Nov 7 Art Visions 2008, featuring some of the best Federation Artists from throughout BC. Co-hosted by Art Ark Gallery and Hambleton Galleries.
5 Kelowna Art Gallery
1315 Water St ¥(250)762-2226 www.kelownaartgallery.com daily 10am-5pm. TREADGOLD-BULLOCK GALLERY Thru Nov 2 Derek Michael Besant, "Fifteen Restless Nights", Calgary-based artist created an installation based on the notion of Canada as experienced in a cross-country road trip the length of time it would take
Geert Maas Sculpture Gardens and Gallery
250 Reynolds Rd ¥(250)860-7012 www.geertmaas.org open all year irregular hours. Internationally acclaimed artist Geert Maas
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Sopa Fine Arts
2934 S Pandosy St ¥(250)763-5088 www.sopafinearts.com tues-sat 11am-5pm sun 12-4pm. Okanagan's finest contemporary art gallery represents leading contemporary artists with new exhibitions each month and generally exhibits works with a minimal or reductive quality with a strong emphasis on thoughtful, innovative technique and concept by local, national, and international artists in the media of painting, sculpture and assemblage, with a special interest in abstraction.
HORST G. LOEWEL
October 2008 Water is Life
Pacific Art Garden Gallery 2255 Widgeon Road, Qualicum Beach BC 250-752-8700 by appointment
Tutt Art Galleries
7-8-3045 Tutt St ¥250-861-4992 www.tuttartgalleries.com tues-fri 10am-5pm sat 10am-4pm. Oct 2-11 Fall Wine Festival Feature Artist: H.E. Kuckein, paintings combining contemporary structure with soft brush strokes and colour, created with generous layers of paint giving his work an unusual depth and luminous presence.
October 2008 Paintings by Horst G. Loewel
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery University of Victoria, Victoria BC 250-721-6562 Mon-Fri 10-4, free admission www.horstloewel.com
Maple Ridge Art Gallery
11944 Haney Place ¥604-467-5855 604-467-5855 www.theactmapleridge.org tues-sat 11am-4pm. Sep 6-Oct 18 POD Group Exhibit of Mixed Media Works, "Politics of the Body", works by artists in their third year at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
AllMarquetry Studio Gallery
5251 Hammond Bay Rd ¥(250)729-7415 www.allmarquetry.com by appt only. Salon meetings, demonstrations by mid-island artists, commissions accepted. Featuring fine marquetry pieces in permanent exhibition. Marquetry classes available. www.preview-art.com
The Titanic on Her Way to Abyss, while Britannia is Looking On, Oil on canvas, 2008
Pacific Pyramid, Oil on gold and marble, 26 by 37 inches, 2002
to make the whole drive, as well as the experience of staying at low-priced roadside motels along the way; MARDELL G. REYNOLDS GALLERY Thru Oct 26 Greg Staats, "auto mnemonic six nations", Toronto-based artist Staats works with photo-based media including traditional photography and video.
Nanaimo Art Gallery
CAMPUS GALLERY: 900 Fifth St 2nd location: DOWNTOWN GALLERY, 150 Commercial St ¥(250)740-6350 (250)754-1750 www.nanaimogallery.ca CAMPUS: mon-fri 10am-5pm sat 124pm. DOWNTOWN: tues-sat 10am-5pm. CAMPUS GALLERY Thru Oct 4 Scott Leaf, Bodil Ellins, Ellen McCluskey, Fran Benton, Gregory Ball, Karen Hodgson, Pamela Speight and Rick Conroy, "Faculty Show"; Oct 10-Nov 15 Davida Kidd and Diana Thorneycroft, "Desire and Domination Imagining the Psyche"; DOWNTOWN GALLERY Thru Sep 4 Suitcase Full of Blues, 30 local artists with suitcase sized works; Sep 5-Oct 3 Chantiers 10-10-10 Exhibit, the Arts of Momentum, various artists local and from China; Oct 9-28 Federation of Canadian Artists Exhibit; SepOct A Fall AS&R Show, local artists focusing on suitcase-sized work.
oil paintings and monotypes by
Show runs from Aug 30 - Sept 21 Opening reception Sept 6 from 2 to 6 pm
102, 1118 Homer St., Vancouver 604.722.6987 www.vetrovastudio.com
Homage to Marino Marini III,
28 x 21 in, monotype
Lyndia Terre Gallery
1811 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island ¥(250)468-9010 www.lyndiaterregallery.com by appt only. Thru Sep/Oct Lyndia Terre, etchings, oils and photographs of Vancouver Island. Visit the website for information.
Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History
502 Vernon Street ¥(250)352-9813 www.touchstonesnelson.ca mon-sat 10am-6pm sun 12-4pm, thurs 6-8pm by donation. Thru Sep 28 GALLERY A John Cooper: Retrospective; Sep 6-Nov 9 GALLERY B Tanya Pixie Johnson; Oct 4-Nov 30 GALLERY A Peter Velisek.
Amelia Douglas Gallery, Douglas College
700 Royal Ave ¥604-527-5723 www.douglascollege.ca/artscomm mon-fri 10am-7:30pm sat 11am4pm. Thru Sep 18 Phyllis Greenwood, "Greenlinks `08: The Green 30 PREVIEW s SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008
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Beyond"; Sep 25-Nov 8 Works by Marcus Bowcott.
Arts Council Gallery of New Westminster
Queens Park, 6th Ave & McBride Blvd ¥604-525-3244 www.artscouncilnewwest.org tues-sun 1-5pm. Call for exhibition information.
CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver Community Arts Council
335 Lonsdale Ave ¥604-988-6844 www.nvartscouncil.ca tues-sat 12-5pm. Sep 12-27 The Art Rental Show, semi-annual, salonstyle exhibition of the Art Rental Collection members in good standing may rent from more than 250 pieces of original art by over 100 artists created with watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels, photography and mixed media; Oct 3-25 Traditional Territory, works in various media by Squamish Nation artists.
The Graffiti Co. Art Studio/Gallery
171 E 1st St, 2nd flr ¥604-980-1699 www.graffiticoart.com tues-fri 1-6pm or by appt. Thru Sep 27 "Summer Salon: An Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Art", contemporary works by local artists featuring photography by Lucy Godwin and Niloofar Miri, also including ceramics, drawings, mixed media, paintings and hand-painted boxes by AJ Brown, Vange Brossard, Jacinthe Gagne, Sia Kaskas, Gabriele Maurus, Danny Siggers, Deborah Stephan, Lauren Trimble, Sian Woodward and Marina Yanen; Oct 1-25 E.M. Brossard, mixed media.
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333 Chesterfield Ave ¥604-986-1351 www.presentationhousegall.com Gallery: wed-sun 12-5pm, thurs 128pm, Office: mon-fri 9:30am-5:30pm. Sep 20-Nov 2 Rosalind Nashashibi, "Bachelor Machines".
Blunt, new sculptural works by North Shore artist; Sep 9-Oct 5 Annette Blair, Jennifer Cooper, Martha Cole, Patt Wilson and Pam Godderis, "Relationships by Fibre X 5", exhibit by fabric artists; Oct 7-Nov 2 Arnie Nouwens, "Portraits of Jazz Musicians".
"Two Artists Show", paintings and pottery; Oct 11-Nov 1 Osoyoos Photography Club Show.
Oceanside Community Arts Council
133 McMillan St ¥(250) 248-8185 www.oceansideartscouncil.com mon-sat 10am-4pm. Sep 3-29 Muriel Patterson "Treasured Moments", a retrospective of 40 years of making art; Patrick Hughes, "For the Birds", sculpture; Shelley Little, "Symmetry: Man Made and Mother Nature", photograPREVIEW 31
Osoyoos Art Gallery
8711 Main St ¥(250)495-2800 (250)495-7968 www.geocities.com/osoyoosarts Sep-Dec tues-sat 12-4pm. Sep 13Oct 4 Darlene Fillion and Barb Hofer,
Seymour Art Gallery
4360 Gallant Ave ¥604-924-1378 www.seymourartgallery.com daily 10am-5pm. Thru Sept 8 Susanna www.preview-art.com
phy; Oct 2-30 We Are Assembled, artwork made from recycled and re-used material; Erata, collage.
18 Front St ¥250-492-4484 www.lloydgallery.com tues-sat 9:30am-5:30pm, open mon thru Sep. Reopened at 18 Front St Sept-Nov showing gallery artists Yasuo Araki, Alan Boileau, Laila Campbell, Rod Charlesworth, Glenn Clark, Peter Corbett, Josette De Roussy, Jim Glenn, Ronald Glowe Julia Hargreaves, Frances Harris, Michael Hermesh, Terry Isaac, Therese Johnston, Bob Kebic, Denis Kleine, Dongmin Lai, Robyn Lake, Gerda Lattey, Min Ma, Debbie Milner, Faigee Niebow, Toni Onley, Diane Paton Peel, Graham Pettman, Lance Regan, John Revill, Judy Ringuette, Bonnie Roberts, Theo Tobiasse, Olga Tomlinson, Roy Tomlinson, Mary Ursuliak, Marla Wilson, Nel Witteman, Annette Witteman, Marjolein Witteman and Robert Wood; Oct 3 evening show featuring Lance Regan.
Paw Prints Studio & Gallery
148 Carr Cres, Willowbrook Valley (off Greenlake Rd, between Penticton and Oliver) ¥888-256-3600 250-498-4732 www.ArtofJohnSalsnek open most days phone for times and directions. Paw Prints Studio & Gallery is nestled in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country. Originals, Giclées and limited editions showcase realism in nature. Collectors and browsers welcome.
Penticton Art Gallery
199 Marina Way ¥(250)493-2928 www.galleries.bc.ca/agso/ tues-fri 10am-6pm sat-sun 12-5pm. MAIN GALLERY Sep 12-Nov 2 Ursula Medley (Powell River), Justin Ogilvie (Vancouver), Bill Pitcher (Golden), Elizabeth Russell (Comox Valley), Ruth Scheuing (Vancouver), Ed Varney (Comox Valley) and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas (Bowen Island), "What Use Art History", guest curated by Vancouver writer and curator Ann Rosenberg; TONI ONLEY GALLERY Henry Tsang, "Napa North"; THE PROJECT ROOM Maggie Tchir, "Prayers"; EDUCATION SPACE check the website. 32 PREVIEW s SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008
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Blackberry Gallery, Port Moody Arts Centre
2425 St. Johns St ¥604-931-2008 www.pomoartscentre.ca mon-thurs 10am-8pm fri-sat 10am5pm sun 12-4pm, closed holidays. Thru Sep 28 MAIN GALLERY Sarah Ronald, "Of the Land", photography; PLUM GALLERY (WALLS) Joci Sirak, "Japanese Maple in Fall + 1", photography; Plum Gallery (DISPLAY CASE) (Plum Gallery) Louise Bradley, "Situations", clay sculpture; 3D GALLERY Warren Homeniuk, "sub-divisions", wood sculpture; SCOTIABANK GALLERY (across the street at 2501 St. John St, hours mon-thurs 10am-4pm, fri 10am-5pm) Tammy Pillon, "Special Places", painting; Oct 2-26 MAIN GALLERY Sedigheh Nouri, painting; PLUM GALLERY (WALLS) Gigi Hoeller, "On The Way Home", painting; PLUM GALLERY (DISPLAY CASE) The Alcuin Society 2007 Awards in Book Design in Canada; 3D GALLERY TBC; SCOTIABANK GALLERY Gigi Hoeller, "On The Way Home" (part two), painting; Oct 30-Nov 23 MAIN GALLERY Cold Flash group show Mary Frances www.preview-art.com
Batut, Elizabeth Carefoot, Penelope Tims and Margot Thomson, "Singular and Peculiar", painting and multimedia; PLUM GALLERY Susan Jessop, "Small Worlds", mixed media; Mary Walker, "Heads Up", fibre; 3D GALLERY Stella Meades, "Footsteps: A Global Shoe Project"; SCOTIABANK GALLERY Ann Hulbert, photography.
adding absurd elements such as superheroes to his work.
Museum of Northern B.C.
100 First Ave W ¥(250)624-3207 www.museumofnorthernbc.com mon-sat 9am-5pm Admission: adults $5, students $2, children under 12 $1, children under 5 free, family rate $10, members free. RUTH HARVEY ART GALLERY Thru Sep Prince Rupert Easel Weasels Artists Guild; Ongoing MUSEUM permanent exhibits of Northwest Coast history, art and culture in several galleries; Ongoing The CARVING HOUSE, The KWINITSA RAILWAY STATION MUSEUM and the TSIMSHIAN DANCE LONGHOUSE, exhibits, art and performance.
5 Two Rivers Gallery
725 Civic Plaza ¥(250)614-7800 (250) 614 7849 www.tworiversgallery.com mon-sat 10am-5pm thurs til 9pm sun 12-5pm. Thru Nov 9 Soliloquies: Reflections on solitude from the Two Rivers Gallery Permanent Collection, selected artists demonstrate through their work, creative process and understanding of solitude with accompanying texts; Mario Doucette, "Histoires/Histories", Moncton, New Brunswick artist combines painting and drawing to create almost childlike images of historic incidents, inventing historic events including a First Nation's invasion of Europe and by
PO Box 275, at Village Sq ¥250-285-2008 www.drawgallery.com thurs-sat 12-6pm Openings 1st Fridays. Represents Westcoast Islands PREVIEW 33
Torrie Groening: A Maximalist for Dinner
BURNABY ART GALLERY Sep 9-Oct 26 A Maximalist for Dinner is a collection of nine photo-based, digitally-collaged artworks by San Francisco artist Torrie Groening. The fanciful, complex images conjure up a fascinating and exuberant "museum of the five senses" (which is also the title of one work). Drawing from her collection of props, treasures, prints and artist materials, Groening has created richly-coloured and conceptually intriguing visual images reminiscent of 16th century allegorical painting: an explosive cacophony of visual and auditory information. Groening is a traditional printmaker of monotypes and lithographs, and a former instructor at ECIAD and the University of Victoria. After staging the compositions, she captured them with a large format camera and then altered and added Torrie Groening, Museum of the Senses for an to them on the computer. She Artist (touch) (2007), digital collage, edition of 15, mounted on aluminum [Burnaby Art Gallery, approaches the photographs like a ARTIST TALK: printmaker, creating multiple lay- 5-6:30pm Burnaby BC, Sep 9-Oct 26] ers and exploring the interrela- Sunday, Sept 21 tionships of colours and textures as well as the negative shapes and pat- Limited seating. terns of shadows. The final versions were printed with UltraChrome ink Call 604-297-4422 on rag paper and mounted on aluminum, then coated with a protective to reserve a place UV print shield. Mia Johnson
contemporary Canadian art and offers artists working in sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, video, sound and performance an opportunity to share ideas and present new works; Sep 5-27 Nanci Cook, "Fresh Air" paintings; Sep 6 and 7 "Paint Quadra Island!" at Rebecca Spit Provincial Park, 6th Annual Worldwide event happens simultaneously in international locations including Quadra Island, featuring work in oils, watercolours and pastels; Oct 3-25 Cathleen Thom, "Sacred Places", mixed media, collages of sacred places from vaulted cathedrals to small mountain shrines, with a real altar to be assembled in the gallery space.
McKibbin, Irish watercolourist; Kathy and Selby Saluke, fabric art; Therese Johnston, mixed media painter; Oct 14-Nov 9 Nanci Cook, Christina Munck, Dianne Bersea, Perri Sparks, Jan Smart and Jane Garcia.
Pacific Art Garden Gallery
2255 Widgeon Rd ¥(250)752-8700 www.horstloewel.com by appt only. Sep Gallery artists Horst G. Loewel, paintings; Doris Schaekel, ceramics; Ken Flett, collage paintings and Tara Juneau, oil on canvas paintings; Oct Horst G. Loewel, "Water is Life", oil on canvas, linen and board paintings and "beachys", paintings on driftwood, stone and marble; Doris Schaekel, ceramics; Oct 1-31 At Maltwood Art Museum Paintings by Horst G. Loewel, visionary landscapes, phantastic surrealistic paintings and objects show an environmental concern for the earth's destruction.
Sep 11-Nov 16 Pam Hall and Margaret Dragu, "MARGINALIA: Getting Out of the House", coast-to-coast correspondence project between Hall (St. John's, NL) and Dragu (Richmond, BC) investigates connection, community, sexuality, aging and domestic life, the work takes the form of two history-houses covered in the artists' squares/carrés and a short "art-aktion" performance; Emily Rosamond, "Patron Saint of Waterskiers and Other Entities", installation takes the form of a garden comprised of four inter-related parts combining aspects of landscape, architecture, installation, video and furniture, dedicated to a character representing particular ideas connected to "holding together" social space.
The Old School House Arts Centre
122 Fern Rd W ¥250-752-6133 www.theoldschoolhouse.org mon-sat 10am-4:30pm, sun (Victoria Day to Labour Day) 12-4pm. Thru Sep 14 Joyce Kamikura, signature member of NWS and FCA; Diane Michelin, watercolour painter; Heather Noddin, nature painter; Sep 15-Oct 12 Bill
SAGA Public Art Gallery
70 Hudson Ave NE ¥(250)832-1170 www.sagapublicartgallery.ca tues-sat 10am-4pm. Sep 6-27 Mt. Ida Painters Guild, "Home Is Where the Heart Is", new works; Oct 4-Nov 1 From the Mountains to the Lakes, exchange exhibition featuring Revelstoke artists.
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate ¥604-247-8300 www.richmondartgallery.org mon-fri 10am-6pm sat-sun 10am-5pm.
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Artcraft/Salt Spring Arts Council
114 Rainbow Rd ¥(250)537-0899 www.ssartscouncil.com daily 10am-5pm. Over 150 artists in clay, metal, fibre and wood; Thru Sep 14 featured artist showcase, openings alternate Fri evenings.
Jensen, Bly Kaye, Bryn King, Gerda Lattey, Rosemary Partridge, Bruce Pearson, Karen Reiss, Michael Robb, Andrea Russell, Asha Robertson, Dennice Stambuck, Susan Taylor, Jillian Tebbitt, Jan Sharkey Thomas, Ida Marie Threadkell, Elias Wakan, Janis Wasend, Michelle Wilman and Roger Warren.
original works by Canadian artists focusing on BC art. Sep 11-25 Christine Reimer, "Luminous Journey Through BC", new paintings; Oct 1023 "Celebrating 4", Group Anniversary Show including Corre Alice, Deb Garlick, Laura Harris, Sheila Kirkman Mather, Chris Paul, Christine Reimer and Brian Simons.
Salt Spring Woodworks
125 Churchill Rd ¥(250)537-9606 www.saltspringwoodworks.com thurs-mon 10am-5pm. Thru Nov Stefanie Denz, "Stairs", new paintings; Michael Dennis, "Family of Man", retrospective of monumental cedar and bronze sculpture; Ongoing Brent Comber, Enrico Konig, Judson Beaumont and many others, original fine and studio furniture.
100-2506 Beacon Ave ¥(250)655-1282 877-787-1896 www.pengal.com www.pengal.com/ mon-sat 9am-5:30pm. Sep 1-20 Richard Mravik, "Lakes & Shorelines", oils; Dennis Magnusson, "Flowers: Up Close & Personal", acrylics; Kristina Boardman, "Collections Pebbles & Stones"; acrylics; Sep 25-Oct 4 Pino Dangelico, "Pino A Modern Master", classical portraiture with bold colour and flowing brushstrokes; Oct 10-19 Kristina Boardman, Philip Buytendorp, Tim Cherry, Carol Evans, Douglas Fisher, Allan Hancock, Tiffany Hastie, Gail Johnson, Clement Kwan, Dennis Magnusson, Catherine Moffat, Richard Mravik, Michael O'Toole, Nancy O'Toole and Michael Svob, "22nd Birthday Show", new works. PREVIEW 35
J Mitchell Gallery
3104 Grace Point Sq, Salt Spring Island ¥(250)537-8822 866-537-8822 www.jmitchellgallery.com mon-sat 10am-5pm, phone to confirm sun opening. Sep 20-Oct 8 Newly released estate oil paintings by LeRoy Jensen and new portrait paintings by his daughter Gabrielle Jensen; Opening Oct 11 "Show of Small Works", gallery artists James Bavis, Ken Bennett, Pat Bennett, Bill Boyd, Charles Breth, Janet Cameron, ShaoFang Ching, Ronald T. Crawford, Jerry Davidson, Lynn Demers, Jackie Doyle, Carol Evans, J.D. Evans, E.J. Feller, Gabrielle Jensen, LeRoy www.preview-art.com
Main Street Gallery
2536 Beacon Ave ¥(250)656-6246 www.mstreetgallery.com mon-sat 10am-5:30pm sun 12-4pm. Located in the ocean front Sidney Pier Hotel and Spa, the gallery features
5 M. Morgan Warren's Studio
A-Frame Studio, Canoe Cove Marina 2300 Canoe Cove Rd, beside BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal ¥(250)655-1081 www.morganwarren.com daily 1:30-9pm. Watercolour renditions of birds. Painter to HM Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Save the Children Fund, Sierra Club and the guest of SF Museum of Fine Arts and Audubon Society. Commissioned works in progress, prints, studies and bird lore. New release: set of 4 small prints "The Little Birds of Vancouver Island" (Volume 1 Woodlands).
Call for Artists
Maple Ridge Art Gallery
One 4 One: A License to Buy Art · The submission deadline is October 4, 2008 We are looking for varied submissions of original works in fine art and fine craft, without restriction, on size, subject or theme. View Artist Call on our website for details: [email protected]
ings, pottery and glass; Sep 12-26 Pam Blackstone, "Touching Infinity", fractal art, computer generated images that interfuse science and art with their intricate complexity; Sep 29-Oct 15 Gallery Artists; Oct 17-31 Fibres&Beyond, "Never at a Loss for Words", 10 textile artists show 2- and 3-dimensional work and wearables.
Summerland Art Gallery
9533 Main St ¥(250)494-4494 www.summerlandarts.com tues-sat 10am-4pm sun 1-4pm. Thru Sep 27 Cherie Hanson, "Study in Transposition", multi-media/digital works; Oct 9-Nov 8 Beverley Reid, "Soft Rocks", an exhibition of fabric works.
Gibsons Landing Gallery Artists' Co-op
436 Marine Dr ¥604-886-0099 [email protected] daily 10am-5pm. LANDING GALLERY Thru Sep and Oct, new juried work showcasing a unique selection of paintings, pottery, fibre, glass and jewellery by members of the Gibsons Landing Artists' Co-operative.
SILVER STAR MOUNTAIN
215 Odin Rd ¥(250)503-0822 www.galleryodin.com thurs, sat 2-6pm or by appt. Yeararound, contemporary, private art gallery located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley presents four shows yearly and represents Okanagan, British Columbian and Canadian artists working in a variety of media with distinctive and original styles; Sep-Oct "The Sixth Annual Summer/Fall Exhibition and Sale" includes works by Bonnie Anderson, Lucie Bause, Colleen Couves, Julie Elliot, Edward Epp, Lynne Grillmair, Ginny Hall, Arne Hetherington, Corky Hewson, Bob Kingsmill, Peter Lawson, Chris Malmkvist, Jerry R. Markham, Elizabeth Moore, Marie Nagel, Barry Rafuse, Dana Roman, Al Scott, Heidi Thompson, Julia Trops, Catherine Wetmore, Todd R. White and Charlene Woodbury showing oil, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media paintings, scrimshaw, pottery and sculptures; Sep 6-7 The gallery will be exhibiting at the Lake Country ArtWalk.
The Foyer Gallery at the Squamish Public Library
37907 2nd Ave ¥604-892-3110 www.squamish.bclibrary.ca/servicesprograms/foyer-gallery/ mon-thurs 1-8pm fri-sun 10am-4pm. Thru Sep 8 WALLS Kelsey Webb, "We're All Trying to Cope with Being Here", mixed media collage; CASES Coast Character Dolls, "By the Sea"; Sep 9-Oct 6 WALLS Josee St. Amour, "Organics", acrylic paintings; CASES Jennifer Sale, ceramics; Oct 7-Nov 3 WALLS Linda Wagner, "The Journey Continues", oil paintings; CASES Fran Solar, "Spontaneous Combustion", metal works.
Sunshine Coast Arts Council + Arts Centre
5714 Medusa, Sechelt ¥604-885-5412 www.scartscouncil.com wed-sat 11am-4pm sun 1-4pm. Sep 3-28 Vasi Petoussis, "Full Circle", oil on canvas; Kay Bonathan, "Wisdom of the Lotus", porcelain, stoneware, collage and acrylic; Oct 1-26 Lez Niepo, "Retrospective Collection", mixed media.
5 Arnold Mikelson Mind and Matter Art Gallery
13743 16th Ave ¥604-536-6460 daily 12-6pm. Sep Don Portelance, mixed media, Mary Mikelson, oil, Lynda Jones, pottery, Richard Westwood, steel, Jeannette Boothby, soapstone carvings, Millie Meerheimb, watercolour, Val Eibert, fused glass, Susanne Amendolagine, ceramics and Ali Sepahi, oil; Oct June MacDonald, oil, Kevin Healy, soapstone carvings, Julie Bourne, raku sculpture, Ray Richard, pottery, Sheila Symington, watercolour, Terri White, clay paintings, Darrel Hancock, pottery, Anita Lindbom, ceramics and Arnold Mikelson, wood sculpture.
South Shore Gallery
2046 Otter Point Rd ¥(250)642-2058 www.sooke.org/southshoregallery mon-fri 10am-6pm sat 10am-5pm. Sep 1-10 Gallery artists show paint-
Chris Friesen, Temporal (2008), oil on canvas [Elissa Cristall Gallery, Vancouver BC, Sep 13-Oct 4]
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5 Kwantlen Art Gallery Kwantlen University College
Technical Library Services, Surrey Campus, 12666 72nd Ave, Building D-Room D126 ¥604-599-2219 www.kwantlen.ca/visual-arts mon-fri 9am-3:30pm. Contact the gallery for exhibition information.
5 Surrey Art Gallery
13750 88th Ave (at King George Hwy) ¥604-501-5566 www.arts.surrey.ca mon & fri 9am-5pm tues-thurs 9am9pm sat 10am-5pm sun 12-5pm Admission by donation. Thru Sep 14 The Alumni Show, Surrey College Photography Program; Thru Sep 21 ARTS 2008, juried exhibition by the Arts Council of Surrey of works ranging from paintings to electronic media; Thru Sep 20 "Recent Acquisitions: Persona Socialis", paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture by BC artists including Susan Edelstein, Toni Latour, Ken Lum, David Neel, Al Neil, Mariana Schmidt and Jin-me Yoon; Beginning Sep 10 "Glocal", artists in residence project led by Sylvia Grace Borda, M. Simon Levin and Jer Thorp, soon to be Canada's largest contribuwww.preview-art.com
tive digital artwork; Oct 4-Dec 21 41° to 66°: Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada, explores six regions (Arctic, West Coast, Mountain, Prairie, Continental, Atlantic) through photo and text wall panels and architectural models; Building Green: A B.C. Showcase, achievements in sustainability combined with architectural excellence; Oct 4-Dec 21 Regenerative Architecture: Visions of the Future, proposals from architects, engineers, building, interior and industrial designers, landscape architects and urban planners of their imagined buildings, systems and communities; Ongoing "Open Sound: Audio Art Projects", BC artists David Grove, Brady Marks, Eric Powell and Jean Routhier; Ongoing REMIXX.sur.RE, youth new media project.
exhibition, membership group show; Oct 4-14 Go Figure, drawings of the human figure, membership group show; Oct 16-19 Gary Fox; Oct 23-26 Marlene Strain.
206 Carrall St ¥604-689-2907 www.vaarc.ca tues-sat 12-5pm. Sep 6-Oct 11 Erin Perry and Amy Thompson, "Animal: Animus", works represent two nodes among many insights of how we coexist with each other and with otherness; Oct 18-Jan 17 Mathieu FraserDagnais with Anke Moormann, Ziad Naccache and Alexandra Ranner, "Elsewhere", the model is examined on many fronts for its formal and conceptual qualities as an abstraction, a concept, a tool and a symbolic space.
5 Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery
1710-56th St ¥604-943-3313 www.deltaartguild.org thurs-sun 11am-4pm. Sep 1-30 Painting What You See, open theme
2425 Main St (behind Antisocial Skateboard Shop) ¥604-708-5678 www.antisocialshop.com mon-sat 11am-6pm sun 12-5pm For openings: enter though alleyway. PREVIEW 37
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www.allmarquetry.com Studio/salon in Nanaimo by appt. (250) 729 7415
1451 Hornby Street ¥604-685-1715 www.appletongalleries.com mon-fri 8am-2pm sat 10am-2pm or by appt. Specialists in Inuit art for over 35 years. Featuring Canadian Inuit stone sculpture, tapestries and Northwest Coast wood carvings including masks, plaques, paddles and talking sticks with more than 4,000 original carvings featuring works by Abraham Anghik Ruben, Clifford Pettman and Jonas Faber Quarqortoq.
Montague Dawson, Jean and Raoul Dufy, A. Hambourg, J. Hervé, Picasso, Utrillo, A. Volti, Andrew Wyeth, and Canadians Max Bates, Donald Flather, H.G. Glyde, E.J. Hughes, F. Lansdowne, John Little, Henri Masson, Rudolph Messner, Hugh Monahan, Riopelle, Goodridge Roberts, Jack Shadbolt and Andrew Wong.
of mediums including oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media, photography and sculpture with new work arriving weekly.
Art Works Gallery
225 Smithe St ¥604-688-3301 www.artworksbc.com mon-fri 9am-6pm sat 10am-6pm. Sep 16-Oct 25 Jill Charuk, Paul Nickless and Riyadh Hashim, "Trio III: Stomping Ground", third annual Trio exhibition featuring three distinctive painters with contrasting styles exploring familiar places.
5 The Art Garden
2567 E Hastings St ¥604-216-2524 778-239-6578 www.theartgarden.ca tues-sat 10am-6pm occasional sun 12-4pm. New gallery with growing collection of contemporary local art nestled among live indoor plants and antique Southeast Asian furniture and decor. Explore a variety of forms, style, composition and media among the works of East Vancouver artists Joszef Burge, Tashanna Ducharme, Sylvie Godin, Stephen Lloyd, Damian Murphy, Patrick O'Leary, Yuri Padal, AJ Rabasse, Pam Scharback, Lori Sokoluk, Philip Stephen and more; third week of Sep Yuri Padal, solo show; last week of Oct Diwali Celebration.
Art Beatus (Vancouver) Consultancy
108-808 Nelson St ¥604-688-2633 www.artbeatus.com mon-fri 10am-6pm. Thru Sep 5 WuonGean Ho, "Beautiful Beast", print works by London, England artist connects love, life, death, the attractive and repulsive through animal, human and otherworldly subjects. Exhibit may be extended 1 week call the gallery for details; Oct 17-Jan 23 Won Seok Lim, new works by local artist.
Arts Off Main
216 E 28th Ave ¥604-876-2785 604-255-9924 www.artsoffmain.ca wed-sat 11am-6pm sun-11am-5pm. Arts Off Main is an artist-run gallery recently featured in the New York Times for its affordability and quality. We offer original paintings, prints, sculpture, photographs, jewellery and pottery by B.C. artists.
233 Carrall St ¥604-688-0051 www.artspeak.ca tues-sat 12-5pm. Sep 5-Sep 5/2010 Christian Kliegel, "ONSITE", an art and architecture project, Kliegel has worked with Artspeak to create a dynamic, multi-layered and multi-functional environment that will be used as a bookstore, display space and event venue; Sep 5-Nov 1 "Learn to Read Art: A History of Printed Matter", a selection of Printed Matter's archives of artist books and editions from 1976 to
2928 Granville St ¥604-738-3510 www.theartemporium.ca mon-sat 10am-6pm. An exceptional inventory of paintings by major Canadian, American and French masters of the 20th century, featuring all members of the Group of Seven and several of their contemporaries, Emily Carr, C. Krieghoff, David Milne, J.W. Morrice, Tom Thomson; Paintings by Karel Appel, A. Calder, E. Cortez,
Art Rental & Sales at the Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St ¥604-662-4716 604-662-4746 www.artrentalandsales.com mon-fri 10am-4pm. The complete resource for purchase and rental of contemporary original Canadian Art, representing 200 emerging and established artists with 1,400 works to select from, covering a wide range
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the present, curated by AA Bronson, features work by John Baldessari, Liam Gillick, Rodney Graham, Martin Kippenberger, Rita McBride, Yoko Ono, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner and others; Sep 30 Althea Thauberger, "Carrall Street", a sitespecific performance work on the street in front of Artspeak, includes collaboration with communities of the Downtown Eastside/Gastown there will also be photographic documentation by the artist followed by a public forum on Oct 2 and a publication.
2421 Granville St ¥604-732-3021 www.ateliergallery.ca tues-sat 10:30am-5pm sun 12-5pm. Sep 4-28 Michael Swaney, "Whitehorse, Yellowknife, Red Deer"; Julie Morstad, "Touch Wood and Whistle"; Oct 4-19 David Edwards, "Urban Development"; Oct 23-Nov 23 David Wilson, "Transitions".
Aurora Gallery, Artists' Co-op
Tinsel Town Mall, 2nd Fl, Unit 2035, 88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2N7 ¥778-889-4057 www.coopgallery.com tues-sun 12:30-5:30pm or by appt. Sep Jessie Childe, Eileen Fong, Roy Geronimo, Shoko Judd, Allyson MacBean, Oliver Malana, Carole Milne, Cliff Milne, Jeanne Sarich, Wakako Sekimoto and Pat Vickers, "Tradition and Beyond", group show of local artists in various media oil, acrylic, watercolour, pottery and ceramic; Oct Wonders of Fall.
1351 Railspur Alley ¥604-692-2522 [email protected] wed-sun 11am-5pm or by appt. An eclectic studio gallery where 3 artisans create fine jewellery and objets d'art. Also featuring paintings by local artists. Oct 2-Jan 31 Sharon Smith and Betsy Jones, "Smith & Jones", a collaboration by two friends on a show of mixed media paintings and monotype prints inspired by nature. tion space located at the foot of Gallery Row and a 2-minute walk from Granville Island. Representing painters and sculptors from British Columbia and other regions. Autumn Brook also serves as a special event reception venue and an art gallery, Sat and Sun brunch service. sessions; Sep 27-Nov 8 Ban Wei, figurative art.
3045 Granville St ¥604-733-7011 www.bau-xi.com mon-sat 10am-5:30pm sun 12-4pm. Sep 6-20 Joseph Plaskett, new series of oil and pastel paintings. 2008 marks the year of Plaskett's 90th birthday; Sep 27-Oct 11 Andre Petterson, new series of mixed media works; UPPER GALLERY Brent Boechler, abstracted landscapes in acrylic on panel; Oct 18-31 Karen Yurkovich; UPPER GALLERY Gordon Wiens. PREVIEW 41
5 Autumn Brook Gallery
1545 W 4th Ave ¥604-737-2363 www.autumnbrook.ca tues-fri 11am-5pm sat-sun 10am5pm. Autumn Brook Gallery, a unique 3,800 sq. ft. fine art presentawww.preview-art.com
Basic Inquiry Gallery and Studio
1011 Main St ¥604-681-2855 604-417-8828 www.lifedrawing.org sat 1-4pm. Thru Sep 20 Friday-NightSession Show, works from the artists who attend the Fri night-long pose
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Chali-Rosso Art Gallery
2250 Granville St ¥604-733-3594 www.chalirosso.com tues-sun 11am-6pm or by appt. The gallery presents original graphic works by European 20th century masters Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque.
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Britannia Library, 1661 Napier St ¥604-718-5800 604-874-5916 www.britanniacentre.org mon, thurs, fri 8:30am-5pm tues, wed 8:30am-9pm sat 9:30am-5pm sun 15pm. Sep 3-28 Taiga Chiba, " Familiar Ancestors", sumi ink, fabric dye on rice paper and wood panels; Oct 1-31 Hella Keese, "Free Flow", figurative and nonfigurative paintings; Mary Kim, "Monstrology", ceramic works.
Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
1399 Johnston St ¥604-844-3809 www.chscott.eciad.ca mon-fri 12-5pm sat-sun 10am-5pm. Thru Sep 21 Cullinan + Richards: Strippers, site-specific installation by UK collaborative duo; Oct 8-Nov 16 The Sound I'm Looking For, an exhibition of sound-based work.
Buschlen Mowatt Gallery
Main Floor, 1445 W Georgia St ¥604-682-1234 www.buschlenmowatt.ca mon-sat 10am-6pm sun 12-5pm. Sep 1-Oct 30 Sorel Etrog: The Missing Links: Rare Two Dimensional Works, rare collection of paintings created between 1963-1971 that has never been shown in its entirety and offers a unique perspective on Sorel's iconic aesthetic.
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5 Circle Craft Gallery
#1-1666 Johnston St, Granville Island ¥604-669-8021 www.circlecraft.net daily 10am-7pm. Sep 5-30 Jessica de Haas, "Patterns of Expansion", new works in felt; Oct 3-Nov 4 Circle Craft Christmas Market Preview, various artists.
Catriona Jeffries Gallery
274 E 1st Ave ¥604-736-1554 www.catrionajeffries.com tues-sat 11am-5pm. Sep 12-Oct 11 Jerry Pethick; Oct 30-Nov 29 Jin-me Yoon.
Bel Art Gallery
Canada Export Centre, #100-602 W Hastings St, (lower exhibition level) ¥604-924-3719 www.belartgallery.com mon-fri 9am-5pm. Sep 1-30 Wendy Arthur, Paul Buten, Leonard Matte and Susi Morris, "Group Exhibition", mixed media; Oct 1-31 Leonard Matte, "Solo Show", acrylic.
Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery
1024 Mainland St, Yaletown 2nd location: 312 Water St, Gastown, 604-684-9222 Hours: mon-sat 10am6pm sun and holidays 11am-5pm. ¥604-685-9298 604-684-9222 www.coastalpeoples.com YALETOWN mon-sat 10am-7pm sun & holidays 11am-6pm, GASTOWN monsat 10am-6pm sun & holidays 11am5pm. Fall 2008 "Visionary Vessels", handpainted bowls, vases and plates by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Steve Smith made from maple wood. A second gallery has recently opened in Gastown featuring First Nations and Inuit masks, panels, totems, drums, bentwood boxes, fine jewellery, prints, glass and stone sculptures.
Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
2 W Hastings St ¥604-683-8326 www.centrea.org tues-sat 11am-6pm. Sep 9-Oct 18 Sharmila Samant, "Kathajaal: A Web of Stories", major contemporary Indian artist living and working in Mumbai addresses issues of local identity within the context of globalization and the return immigration of Indo-Canadians to India, photography, installation and video; Oct 24-Nov 7 The Living Blanket/La Couverture Vivant, under the patronage of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Argentina, still searching for children taken by the hand of oppression) and the creative direction of lead artist Doris Buttignol (France), an ever-growing quilt made by women and women's groups around the world, held in association with the WACK! exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery the Vancouver launch is hosted by Centre A and targeted to involve women of the Downtown Eastside as well as artists and women of all ages from across the lower mainland.
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
639 Hornby St ¥604-682-3455 www.billreidgallery.ca mon-fri 10:30am-5pm sat & sun 11am-5pm Admission: adults $10, seniors & students $7, children 5-17 $5, children 4 and under free, family (2 adults + children) $25. Group rates and guided tours available when booked in advance. Thru Jan 11 Bill Reid: Master of Haida Art captures the late artist's journey with his art, stories and film. The gallery is home to a permanent exhibition including Reid's monumental bronze frieze "Mythic Messangers"; a large pole carved by James Hart, hereditary Haida Chief 7idansu celebrating Bill Reid will also be on display.
Contemporary Art Gallery
555 Nelson Street ¥604-681-2700 www.contemporaryartgallery.ca wed-sun 12-6pm. Sep 12-Nov 9 Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X197X, a collaborative research and design project by a team of PhD candidates at the School of Architecture at Princeton University led by Professor Beatriz Colomina, and is the first
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exhibition of groundbreaking independent architectural magazines produced in the 1960s and 1970s.
3778 W 10th Ave ¥778-371-8784 tues-sat 11am-6pm. Call the gallery for exhibition information.
5 Crafthouse Gallery
1386 Cartwright St, Granville Island ¥604-687-7270 888-687-6511 www.cabc.net Gallery: daily 10:30am-5:30pm. Office: mon-fri 10am-5pm. Sep 11-Oct 19 Hanna Haapasalo, "City Forest", double-layered tapestries created with a computer aided Jacquard loom showing the interface between nature and the urban environment; Oct 23-Nov 30 "Then and Now", commemorating the 150th Anniversary of B.C. featuring craftspeople with strong ties to the formative years of CABC, Brian Baxter, Tam Irving, James Koester, Francis Lemieux and Diana Sanderson.
Sep 4-27 Pat Service, "Valleys", acrylic on canvas, a series of colourful, pastoral paintings of the Fraser Valley, Okanagan Valley and Nicola River Valley; Oct 4-Nov 1 Dale Chihuly, "Chihuly Black", glass sculptures, each of Chihuly's previous series has been revisited and black introduced to the colour scheme giving the sculptures a completely fresh look.
wooden Buddha Images from Thailand and Myanmar.
Douglas Reynolds Gallery
2335 Granville St ¥604-731-9292 www.douglasreynoldsgallery.com mon-sat 10am-6pm sun 12-5pm. Specializing in museum quality Northwest Coast art, the Gallery offers a wide selection of works by leading Native artists including Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Don Yeomans and Beau Dick and featuring carved wood masks, bentwood boxes, totem poles, panels and hand crafted gold and silver jewellery and carries a wide variety of prints, baskets, bronze and editioned glass works.
Doctor Vigari Gallery
1312 Commercial Dr ¥604-255-9513 mon-sat 11am-6pm sun 12am-5pm. Local and Canadian designed custom-made contemporary furniture, home accessories, jewellery, glass, pottery and fine art.
Dorian Rae Collection
410 Howe St ¥604-874-6100 www.dorianraecollection.com mon-sat 10am-6pm sun by appt. The longest established Asian and African ethnographic gallery in Vancouver, featuring exceptional Asian and African artefacts, statues, masks, ritual items, Buddhas, beads, tribal jewellery, textiles and antique furniture. Currently featuring a rare collection of 14th to 19th century bronze and
Douglas Udell Gallery
1558 W 6th Ave ¥604-736-8900 www.douglasudellgallery.com tues-sat 10am-6pm Sep 27-Oct 11 Eric Fischl, Peter Doig, A.J. Casson, Mary Lee Bendolph and others, "Fall Show", new works acquired on trips to New York, Montreal and Toronto; Oct 25-Nov 8 Ann Kipling, gestural ink and watercolour drawings and paintings by one of BC's most celebrated artists. PREVIEW 43
Diane Farris Gallery
1590 W 7th Ave ¥604-737-2629 www.dianefarrisgallery.com tues-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 10am-5pm. www.preview-art.com
Pat Service: Valleys, Sept 427 Chihuly BLACK, Oct 4Nov 1
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Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery
1640 Johnston St, Granville Island ¥604-689-1650 www.dundaraveprintworkshop.ca wed-sun 11am-5pm. Thru Sep 7 Summer Group Show, new work by our 30 resident artists; Sept 8-28 Maria Tratt, new work; Sep 29-Oct 19 Daemon Baldwin, new work.
Elliott Louis Gallery
258 E 1st Ave ¥604.736.3282 www.elliottlouis.com tues-sat 10am-6pm. Thru Sep 6 Emergence, 4th annual emerging artists' exhibition with work from Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax and New York; Sep 9-27 Martin Brouillette, "iSeduction" , Montreal artist draws inspiration from photos on internet dating websites seduction by cyber media; Sep 18-Oct 18 "Continuum", James Verbicky's evolution as an artist; Oct 21-Nov 8 Doug Robinson "Wonderland", playful merging of traditional painting with photo realism.
traditions and cultural iconography together with splashes of related heritage, a journey along their connected histories from Celtic Gods to lumberjack shirts.
2321 Granville St ¥604-736-2405 www.equinoxgallery.com tues-sat 10am-5pm. Sep 11-Oct 11 Gordon Smith.
Eagle Spirit Gallery
1803 Maritime Mews, Granville Island ¥604-801-5205 www.eaglespiritgallery.com daily 11am-5pm, closed tues. Specializing in Northwest Coast and Inuit First Nations art and featuring museum quality hand-carved masks, panels, bentwood boxes, totem poles, argilite, button blankets, glass sculpture and Inuit stone works.
754 East Broadway ¥604-688-9501 604-836-1412 www.exposure-gallery.com thurs-sun 12-5pm. Sep 12-28 Nude, classic and contemporary nudes; Oct 17-Nov 2 The Traveling Eye, travel photography.
Emily Carr Alumni Society
Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Hamilton at Dunsmuir) ¥604-665-3050 604-418-1466 www.eciad.ca/about/alumni/activities closed for renovations until late Oct. The Mezzanine Art Gallery at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre has been displaying the work of local artists for over two decades; Opening late Oct or early Nov Katherine Atkins, Deanna Fogstrom, Lorraine Kwan and Kathryn Macdonald, "Looking Back", four Canadian artists weave family
1241 Cartwright St ¥604-681-8534 www.artists.ca tues-sun 10am-4pm. Thru Sep 7 Painting on the Edge, 6th annual open international juried exhibition; Sep 921 FCA Member Group Show; Sep 23-Oct 5 Plein Air Paintings; Oct 7-19 FCA Member Group Show; Oct 21Nov 2 Northern Lights Chapter Show.
5 Elissa Cristall Gallery
2245 Granville St ¥604-730-9611 www.CristallGallery.com tues-sat 11am-6pm. Sep 13-Oct 11 Christopher Friesen, "Pulse", new paintings; Oct 25-Nov 15 Pete Smith, "Proverbs for Paranoids", paintings and works on paper.
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3210 Dunbar St ¥604-738-1282 604-921-6522 www.fibreessence.ca wed-sat 11am-5:30pm. Thru Sep 21 Through the Looking Glass, artists reflect on ideas of self and perception; Sep 24-Nov 2 Recent works by the internationally recognized artists of 3FOLD.
Framagraphic Framing Gallery
1116 W Broadway ¥604-738-0017 www.framagraphic.com mon-fri 9:30am-6pm sat 10am-5pm. Specializing in contemporary Canadian and international limited edition prints and posters. Works available by Alvar, Boulanger, Clarke, Delacroix, Dojer, Forsythe, Harrison, Hiscock, Isaac, Klar, Lively, McKnight, Mihanovic, Munoz, Otsuka, Pradzynski, Sugiura and Tickner.
Gallery at Hycroft, University Women's Club of Vancouver
1489 McRae Ave ¥604-731-4661 http:www.uwcvancouver.ca Opening receptions: see Gallery Openings + Events, public welcome. Gallery viewing: by appt. Sep 7-Oct 1 Michelle Demers, Demers blurs the line between photography and painting through imagery; Wendy Deakins, Deakins' recent photographic work is nature based in local areas as well as New Mexico, Arizona and Texas; Elizabeth de Balasi, jewellery display and sale; Oct 5-29 Jean Garnett, paper collage artist Garnett shows abstract works, landscapes and woven works of art; Elizabeth Harris-Nichols, arts educator in drawing, painting and mixed media featuring paintings; Sheila Allen, jewellery.
88 E Cordova St ¥604-687-2468 www.gachet.org wed-sun 12-6pm. Sep 5-27 Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber, "We Declare: Spaces of Housing", addresses the sites and institutions where decisions and declarations regarding housing are made (ranging from local communities, to the provincial capital, and up to the United Nations), largescale photo-based images mounted directly onto the walls; Oct 3-29 In Our Backyard: The Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show, features the www.preview-art.com
work of artists belonging to the vitally diverse and creative community in and around Oppenheimer Park.
remind us that nature in the 21st century is seldom experienced outside the context of human influence.
5 Gallery Jones
1725 W 3rd Ave ¥604-714-2216 www.galleryjones.com tues-fri 11am-6pm sat 12-5pm. Sep 4-26 Anselmo Swan, new still life paintings by Vancouver realist: disposable, consumerable and ubiquitous objects become symbols that comment on our contemporary life in subtle and humorous ways; Oct 1-31 Sylvain Louise-Seize, "imagined" landscape paintings by Toronto artist
Gallery of B.C. Ceramics
1359 Cartwright St, Granville Island ¥604-669-3606 www.bcpotters.com/Gallery_Home.htm daily 10am-5pm. All ceramics are handmade by British Columbia artists and include a unique variety of juried work from fine art, tableware, home decor, sculpture to jewellery. Owned and operated by the non-profit Potters Guild of BC; Sep 6-29 KSA Out There, group show of Kootenay PREVIEW 49
Practical Art History or Confessions of a Fine Art Appraiser
BY JIM FINLAY
FINLAY FINE ART WEALTH MANAGEMENT [email protected]
Chapter 15. The Case of being at the End of the Storm with Loren Adams
I became aware of the work of Loren D. Adams some eight years ago when a colleague was kind enough to arrange a private viewing of a large oil painting from about 1973 which I believe was entitled Sunset Symphony. The work was a magnificent interpretation of a colourful High Realism fantasy marine-scape and was absolutely breathtaking in size (approximately 48 × 60 inches), complexity of composition, and attention to minute detail. The artist had mastered a realistic depiction of a turbulent sea with waves crashing relentlessly against a rocky shore, and, the manipulation of light with a pale setting sun to render Loren D. Adams, End of the Storm (1974), oil on linen, 30 × 48 inches form. The effect was sublime and humbling. It read as a homage to nature and to the spiritual affinity which all life has to the grandeur and eternal presence of nature. End of the Storm, painted in 1974, is without question a genuine masterpiece exhibiting all the attributes for which Adams is known, and has become one of the most commercially reproduced marine images on the planet. Shortly after it was painted, it was published as a lithograph by Haddad's Fine Art, and has since been available in several sizes on paper, as a canvas print, and as a Giclée. The painting is listed in the Early Masterworks section of the artist's website: http://www.lorenadams.com/PURPLE/EARLYMAH/EARLY1.HTML End of Storm was initially purchased from the Gainsborough Gallery in Calgary where Adams had a one-man show from January 26-February 2,1975. The painting was listed as #17 in the exhibition catalogue entitled "An Exhibition and Sale of Recent Paintings by Loren Adams" and was reproduced on the catalogue cover. Colour images of the work can also be found on pages 1 and 23 of a catalogue entitled "Loren D. Adams, Jr.: a retrospective exhibition, January 21-March 4, 1979, the R.W. Norton Art Gallery" produced by the R.W. Norton Art Foundation in Shreveport, Louisiana. Adams gained international recognition in the early 1970s when it was unfashionable to paint High Realism, especially romantic images of deserted seashores or lone vessels struggling to stay afloat in a torrent of raging sea. Most of his contemporaries were wallowing in the resonating echo of the big-Abstract-Expressionist-bang and were quite comfortably, thank you very much, exploring hard-edge painting, assemblage, site works, performance art and other forms of self indulgence masquerading as art. Adam's work was initially viewed as Hyper Romantic commercialism akin to those trashy images found on cheap paperback romance fiction, but it has stood the test of at least thirty-five years and has proven itself to be work of significant importance in an age when images are by digital definition, disposable. In 1984 Adams' 16 × 20 inch oil on canvas Golden Surface, sold at auction for $4,500. In 1985 a 16 × 20 inch oil on canvas by the same artist sold at auction for $3,750, the year when Tom Thomson's 8 × 10 inch oil on panel, Log Jam, sold at auction for $50,000. Strong secondary market sales of Adams' work, realized over twenty years ago, reflect a continuing appreciation and respect for the artifice of Realism, which in my estimation, will never completely go out of fashion. Next issue: The Case of the Shoreline with Vern Simpson.
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artists; Oct 4-27 2nd Annual Vancouver Collects: Wayne Ngan.
Greenery Florist & Gallery
3735 W 10th Ave ¥604-688-2832 www.greeneryflorist.com mon-fri 10am-5pm sat 11am-5pm. The Gallery displays the vibrant colours of the woodland style of Ojibway art against a lush background of fresh flowers and orchid plants. Featuring original works by Mark Anthony Jacobson, Jim Oskineegish, Bruce Morrisseau, Donald Peters and Andrew Bainbridge.
116-350 E 2nd Ave ¥604-875-9516 www.grunt.bc.ca tues-sat 12-5pm. Sep 4-Oct 11 Jake Hill, "New Work", installation and drawing using the cast shadow of a ping pong ball against a wall to create an instance of "artificial logic"; Oct 17-Nov 29 Wally Dion, Yellow Quill First Nation (Salteaux), "Red Worker", large-scale panel paintings reference the propaganda posters of the Chinese Revolution and Russian proletariat iconography that speak to the effacement of First Nations contributions to the building and definition of Canada and Canadian cultural identity.
1212 Commercial Dr ¥604-253-9119 www.havanarestaurant.ca mon-fri 11am-11pm sat & sun 10ammidnight. Thru Sep 13 Mike Radford, "On Location in Havana", watercolours; Sep 14-27 Timothy Clayton, "Rock and Roll", abstract oils on canvas; Sep 28-Oct 11 Jennifer Brouse "Jazz in the House", oil on canvas paintings of portraits paying homage to legendary musicians; Oct 12-25 Bruno, "Il Macchiaiolo", impressionist paintings; Oct 26-Nov 8 Avenue for the Arts (AVA) Artists and Guests, "Velvet", velvet and mixed media.
Helen Pitt Gallery
#102-148 Alexander St ¥604-681-6740 www.helenpittgallery.org tues, thurs-sat 12-5pm, wed 3-8pm. Sep 5-Oct 18 Michael Drebert, "Styrofoam Huffer"; Sep 5-Nov 5 Adam Gandy, "Random Standup Routine Generator", web project; Sep 6-Oct 18 STUDENT GALLERY Shawna McLellan and Allison Tweedie, "Space", the work emerges as a response to the vague and very specific references engendered by the organizing principle of the exhibit's title.
Hodnett Fine Art Studio Gallery
#320-1000 Parker St ¥604-876-7606 604-618-0824 www.noelhodnett.com mon-fri 10am-4pm or by special appt. Thru Sep 19 "South Africans Abroad", group show by South African artists from around the world includes work by Margie Britz, Thomasin Dewhurst, Hermann Niebuhr, Bryn Werth, Anton Chapman, Carl Becker, Liza Visagie, Craig Wylie and Noel Hodnett; Sep 27-Oct 24 Laszlo George, "The First Frame", second in a series of large-forPREVIEW 51
Heffel Fine Art Auction House
2247 Granville St ¥604-732-6505 800-528-9608 www.heffel.com mon-sat 10am-6pm. Sep 4-25 Online Auction, Canadian Post-War and Contemporary Art; Oct 2-30 Online Auction, International Art.
Catch the Drift
BAU-XI GALLERY, VANCOUVER BC Sep 6-20 WINCHESTER GALLERIES, VICTORIA BC Sep 7-27
In celebration of his 90th year, the main floors of the Vancouver and Toronto Bau-Xi Galleries will present new paintings and pastels by renowned Canadian artist Joseph Plaskett, with a retrospective of earlier works in the upper mezzanine of both venues. Concurrently, Victoria's Winchester Galleries is exhibiting Plaskett: A Life in Painting. Both galleries are publishing catalogues. Four other exhibitions have been planned across Canada. Plaskett's solo exhibit at the Bau-Xi is their most important show yet by this prolific, nonagenarian artist, who has been exhibiting with them since 1973. He is internationally recognized for his floral and still life works, and for his romantic, timeless landscapes. The current exhibits feature numerous still life paintings, plus fine examples of his portraiture. Of these beautiful serene images he writes, "Though I aspire to more strength and profundity, I allow myself the indulgence of charm". In 2001, Joseph Plaskett received the Order of Canada Joseph Plaskett, Square Still Life 1 (2007), oil on for his excellence in the field of visual art. The Plaskett canvas [Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver BC, Sep 6-20] Foundation was launched in 2004 to aid and support Canadian visual artists. His works are in public art gallery collections from Prince Edward Island to Vancouver Island, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Mia Johnson
mat digital `still frame' images on canvas by internationally renowned cinematographer.
Inuit Gallery of Vancouver
206 Cambie St, Gastown ¥604-6887323 888-615-8399 www.inuit.com mon-sat 10am-6pm sun 11am-5pm. Sep 13-Oct 3 Germaine Arnaktauyok, "Solo Exhibition", exclusive collection of drawings created with pen, coloured pencil and other media by renowned Inuit artist Arnaktauyok depicts the traditional Inuit stories with sensitive portrayals of family life and legends that she grew up with; Oct 11-Nov 1 Transforming Image, Inuit stone sculptures depict the dynamic moment of transformation, figures that are still part human and part supernatural according to Inuit belief, the shaman would shape-change to go on a spiritual quest to make things right for a successful hunt.
photography; Oct 16-Nov 26 Group Show, selection of gallery artists.
2435 Granville Street ¥604-879-9306 www.jacanagallery.com tues-sat 10am-6pm sun 12-5pm. Sep 6-28 Jason de Graaf, "New Works", vivid photorealism exploring reflection, light and distortion, as well as floral works; Oct 4-26 Group exhibition of works by young and new artists with Jacana.
Howe Street Gallery of Fine Art & The Soul of Africa Collection
555 Howe St ¥604-681-5777 www.howestreetgallery.com mon-sat 10:30am-6pm sun 12-6pm. Two magnificent 300 lb (African buffalo) serpentine sculptures by acclaimed Zimbabwe artist Taurai Maisiri; paintings by You-Mee Park, Edgardo Lantin, Joseph Wong, Voytek Nowakowski and Stephen Man-Fai Cheng from Vancouver; massive bronze Bruce Lee sculpture by Vancouver Chinese artist Professor Cao Chongen.
The JEM (Just East of Main) Gallery
225 E Broadway ¥604-879-5366 www.myspace.com/thejemgallery Check website or call for hours. Sep 13-17 Lucas Gaudette, "It's in her EYES", prints and mixed media; Sept 18-Oct 1, The Mermaid Show, group show featuring over 30 artists, mixed media; Oct 2-15 The Drift Salon Show, group show featuring artists from The Main Drift Festival for information go to www.thedrift.ca; Oct 16-31 Jeff Downer, "Erasure", photography.
Ian Tan Gallery
2202 Granville St ¥604-738-1077 www.iantangallery.com mon-sat 10am-6pm sun 12-5pm. Sep 6-25 Tim Fraser, "City Park", paintings; Sep 27-Oct 10 Gallery Artists, group show; Oct 18-Nov 6 Eri Ishii, "New Work", paintings.
Isabella Egan Gallery
212 Abbott St ¥604-669-7557 www.isabellaegangallery.com tues-fri 11am-6pm sat 11am-5pm. Thru Sep 24 Charlie Schultz, "WHEN", acrylic on canvas; Sep 26Oct 14 Derek von Essen, "Tour Bus",
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Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
1070 Homer St ¥604-737-3969 www.kostuikgallery.com tues wed sat 10am-6pm, thurs fri 10am-8pm, sun 1-5pm. Sep 11-Oct 5 David Burdeny, "North|South", largescale panoramic colour photographs of landscapes from Antarctica, Greenland and Iceland, this new series of grand images suggests a formalized landscape where perspective, scale and time momentarily become intangible; Oct 16-Nov 9 Stephen Hutchings, "The Far Shore", new charcoal and oil paintings.
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5 Jeunesse Gallery of Fine Arts
2668 W 4th Ave ¥604-737-2438 www.jeunessegallery.com mon-sun 10am-6pm. Sep Adrienne Moore, series of collages; Encounters, abstract life drawings of models with woven love letters and news clips; Oct Andro, "Ancient Conquerers and Gods of Times Gone", unique bronze sculptures.
Joyce Williams Antique Prints & Maps
#114-1118 Homer St Yaletown ¥604-688-7434 www.jwprintsandmaps.com tues-sat 11am-5pm. Offering a large selection of antique maps, Japanese woodblock prints, botanical, architectural, natural history, decorative and fine art prints from the 16th-20th C; Featuring Charles van Sandwyk, etchings and watercolours.
PHILIP MIX A Fold in Time
Preview day September 13th 10-5:30 Exhibition & Sale September 14-27, 2008
Artist's presentation and reception September 14th, 12:00-4:00pm
Kurbatoff Art Gallery
2427 Granville St ¥604-736-5444 www.kurbatoffgallery.com tue-sat 10:30am-5:30pm sun 125pm. Sep 24-Oct 8 Chris Charlebois, "New Works", oil paintings depicting the intimate beauty of the B.C. landscape; Oct 22-Nov 5 Donna Baspaly, new works in mixed media from playful storytelling figurative works to landscapes and florals.
2184 OAK BAY AVENUE, VICTORIA 250-598-2184 www.theavenuegallery.com
masks, panels, bentwood boxes, totem poles, argillite, sculptures, paintings and limited edition prints.
Linda Lando Fine Art
2001 W 41st Ave ¥604-266-6010 www.lindalandofineart.com tues-sat 10am-5pm. Sep Currently showing gallery artists Barbara Amos, Coral Barclay, Ann-Marie Brown, Caroline James, Suzanne Northcott, Janice Robertson, Joe Coffey, Graham Herbert, John Koerner, Roberta Pyx Sutherland, Kathryn Amisson, Catherine Moffat, Sue Hetherington, Deborah Worsfold, Alastair Heseltine, Marni Sheppard, Lissi Legge, Suzan Marczak, Jan Crawford, David Ladmore, Ron Parker and Tom Gale, also showing a changing selection of PREVIEW 53
1531 W 4th Ave ¥604-730-2875 www.lawrenceeng.com tues-sat 12-5pm and by appt. Thru Sep 13 Vikky Alexander; Robert Arndt, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Scott King, Euan Macdonald; Kelly Mark, Shannon Oksanen and Ron Tran, "I have (no) issues"; Sep 18Nov 1 Ron Tran, "And You Can Do Anything With Them Under Such Circumstances...".
1590 W 2nd Ave ¥604-732-4556 www.lattimergallery.com mon-sat 10am-6pm sun 11am-5pm holidays 12-5pm. Celebrating 22 years as a gallery specializing in Northwest Coast Native Art, offering a comprehensive selection of original works by First Nations artists, including gold and sterling silver jewellery, www.preview-art.com
The Wild West Janice Robertson and Tom Gale October 3-11
2001 W 41st Avenue Vancouver BC 604 266 6010 www.lindalandofineart.com
Showing quality contemporary and historical Canadian Art
"Turning Point, Thormanby" oil on canvas, 48" x 60"
"Stanley Park Series 2008/Bog" oil on board, 31" x 49"
historical Canadian paintings by some of our great Canadian masters; Oct 311 "The Wild West", Janice Robertson, paintings with a strong emphasis on the many moods of light in her depictions of west coast forests and beaches; Tom Gale, paintings of emotional and intuitive expressionist landscapes; Oct 31-Nov 8 Diana Zoe Coop, "Imagik", paintings for the design of gymnasts' costumes.
Italian alabaster sculptures by Kurt Stachow and sensual abstracts by Dale Keys; Oct Gallery artists in a contemporary group exhibition.
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
University of British Columbia 1825 Main Mall ¥604-822-2759 www.belkin.ubc.ca tues-fri 10am-5pm sat-sun 12-5pm closed holidays. Sep 5-21 Raymond Boisjoly, Melanie Bond, Natalie Doonan, Jesse Gray, Joshua Hite and Ryan Peter, "The Sooner the Better Late Than Never", UBC Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition featuring new work; Oct 10-Dec 7 David Claerbout, solo exhibition by Belgian artist Claerbout featuring video installations dating from 1996 to the present.
Marion Scott Gallery
308 Water St, Gastown ¥604-685-1934 www.marionscottgallery.com tues-sat 10am-6pm sun 11am-5pm. Sep 27-Nov 2 Oviloo Tunnillie (Cape Dorset), "Meditations on Womanhood", 16 serpentine stone sculptures of women, her first solo exhibition in more than a decade.
2nd Flr, 88 W Pender St ¥604-357-7479 www.lumengallery.org irregular hours, by appt. Light. Photography. Painting. Film. Sculpture. Sep Les Nues de Van Hai; Oct Emmanuelle Renard, "Erosions", paintings.
4578 Main St ¥778-737-5959 www.mihrabgallery.com mon-sat 10:30am-6pm sun 12-5pm. New shipment of modern furniture, antiques and tribal artifacts from India and Indonesia.
Museum of Anthropology
University of British Columbia 6393 NW Marine Dr ¥604-822-3825 604-822-2974 www.moa.ubc.ca closed for renovations Sep 2-Mar 3/09. MOA Closed for Innovations, MOA has embarked upon a major expansion, increasing our size by 50% by 2010 and creating unprecedented opportunities for research, teaching, and public enjoyment to accommodate the next phase of construction. Check our website for details about our Renewal Project, upcoming exhibits and programming we'll be offering offsite during our closure. Shop items can be ordered online at www.moa.ubc.cashop.
1555 Duranleau St, Granville Island ¥604-688-1724 www.malaspinaprintmakers.com mon-fri 10am-5pm sat-sun 11am5pm. Sep 2-Oct 5 tamara rae biebrich, Doug Melnyk and Paul Robles, "Paper Cuts: A Group Exhibition", cut paper works; Oct 7-Nov 2 Masataka Kuryanagi.
Monny's Art Gallery
2675 W 4th Ave ¥604-733-2082 [email protected] mon-sat 11am-6pm. This gallery of long-time collector, Monny, has a permanent collection of artwork, as well as rotating exhibitions of local artists: Kerensa Haynes, Ted Hesketh, Sonia Kobrahel and Stanimir Stoylov.
5 Marilyn S. Mylrea Art Gallery
2341 Granville St ¥604-736-2450 www.marilynmylrea.com wed-sun 12-5pm or by appt. Thru Sep 30 "Amazing Radiance", featuring the warmth of nature with glowing abstract landscapes and florals by Marilyn S. Mylrea, vibrant flowers and landscapes by Robert Jess Marshall, beautiful lush realism scenery by Lawrence McCarthy, elegant white
Monte Clark Gallery
2339 Granville St ¥604-730-5000 www.monteclarkgallery.com tues-sat 10am-6pm. Thru Sep 6 "Vancouver Auto Show", group show featuring Roy Arden, Alison Yip, Derek Root, Evan Lee, Adam Harrison and Chris Gergley, plus vintage works; Sep 11-Oct 11 Alison Yip, "Dans la Rue"; Oct 16-Nov 15 Holger Kalberg, "New Works".
120-1058 Mainland St, Yaletown ¥604-630-6927 www.numengallery.com tues-sat 11am-6pm sun 12-5pm or by appt. Thru Sep 28 Haydex Li, "Conquer", pen on paper drawings on the excesses of technological advancement.
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4290 Dunbar St ¥604-732-6778 www.omegagallery.ca mon-fri 10am-6pm sat 10am-5:30pm. Thru Sep 16 Andrew Bibb, Miuh Yang, Christine Mockett, Heidi Denessen, Rashida Eli, Najimidin Azezi and Gabriella Fischer, "New Artists, New Works", first time showing with Omega Gallery, new artists from different parts of Canada feature multimedia works including bronze, fibre, mixed media sculpture, glass, fabric art and paintings; Sep 21-Oct 27 David Barker, "Now and Then", with 3 studios in New Zealand, Venice, Italy and Decoursey Island, BC, Barker is a virtuoso in oil, watercolour and acrylic, painting a diversity of original subject material.
AV E N U E GALLERY
555 Hamilton St. ¥604-683-7395 www.orgallery.org tues-sat 12-5pm. Sep 6-Oct 11 Miguel da Conceicao, Devon Knowles and Claude Zervas, "In the diagram below, line AB and line GH intersect at point D", works by three west coast artists using minimal geometric forms in relation to visual perception and mapping; Oct 17-Nov 22 Mat Bushell, Guido Molinari, Monique Mouton and Richard Tuttle, "Making Real", aesthetic, poetic and formally rigorous abstract painting by emerging and established artists.
Balls in the Air Covent Garden
DAVID GOATLEY My London
Preview day October 4th 10-5:30 Exhibition & Sale October 5-18, 2008
Artist's presentation and reception October 5th, 12:00-4:00pm
5 Pendulum Gallery in the Atrium
HSBC Building, 885 W Georgia St ¥604-879-7714 www.pendulumgallery.bc.ca mon-wed 9am-5pm thur-fri 9am9pm sat 9am-5pm. Thru Sep 13 Olympic Public Art Plan, a presentation of the plans and project opportunities in and around Vancouver for the Public Art component of the 2010 Olympics; Sep 15-27 Arts Umbrella Splash Auction Preview 2008, annual exhibit for fundraising auction includes painting, sculpture, photography and craft; Oct 6-18 Downtown Eastside Photo Exhibit 2008, community-based photography project utilizing disposable cameras, presented by the Pivot Legal Society.
2184 OAK BAY AVENUE, VICTORIA 250-598-2184 www.theavenuegallery.com
sun 10:30am-5:30pm. A constantly changing collection of 2-, 2 1/ 2-, and 3-D artwork that combines social commentary, wit, humour, colour and wood. tion/stewardship has been and will remain controversial.
Rendezvous Art Gallery
323 Howe St ¥/fax 604-687-7466 www.rendezvousartgallery.com mon-sat 10am-5:30pm sun 11am5pm. Featuring the work of over 40 contemporary Canadian painters and sculptors including Craig Yeats, Ron Hedrick, Berge Missakian, Paul Paquette, Danuta Rogula, Patrick Chi-Ming Leung, Rick Bond, Nancy Lucas, Peter Holmes, Angelica Montero, Greta Guzek, Sharon Danhelka, Shirley Thompson, Jane Armstrong, PREVIEW 55
Petley Jones Gallery
2235 Granville St ¥604-732-5353 888-732-5353 www.petleyjones.com mon-sat 10am-6pm. Sep 25-Oct 16 Andra Ghecevici, "Elevated Flow Into Emergence"; Oct 23-Nov 13 David Tycho, "The River Series", abstracted renderings inspired by the Fraser and Columbia Rivers, whose exploita-
Peter Kiss Studio and Gallery
1327 Railspur Alley, Granville Island ¥604-696-0433 www.peterkiss.com Sep mon-sun 10am-6pm, Oct wedwww.preview-art.com
David Edwards, as well as several Quebec artists. Sculptors include David Clancy, Greg Metz, Lyle Sopel, Betty Sager and Gerda Lattey. Also a wide selection of Inuit sculptures.
Call for Artists
2008 International Portrait Arts Festival: The Miracle of the Portrait
Competition and Conference in Fine art portraiture, Dec 4- 7,2008 at Toronto Centre for the arts. · Deadline November 1, 2008 For info visit www.portraitsociety.ca Tel 1 416 988 5445 E-mail [email protected] or send SASE to: Portrait Society of Canada 1057 Steeles Avenue West P.O. Box 81665, Toronto, ON M2R 3X1, Canada artists, 15 from Israel, a celebration of Israel's 60 years; Sep 17-Oct 26 Dr. Ivan Gasoi (dentist), "Metalmorphosis", metal sculpture through the use of recycled metal scraps, Dr. Gasoi transforms abstract inanimate objects into interactive figurative art, accompanied by photographs documenting the various stages of the creative process.
First Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic and the Maori of Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Studio 13 Fine Art
1315 Railspur Alley, Granville Island ¥604-731-0068 www.studio13fineart.com wed-mon 11am-5pm or by appt. Contemporary and West Coast paintings by Alice Rich and Sandy Kay. Visit the artists in their unique working studio and gallery.
732 Richards St, 3rd Flr ¥604-632-1590 www.republicgallery.com wed-sat 11am-5pm or by appt. Sep 5-Oct 18 Christine D'Onofrio, "&quot;Falling Woman&quot;"; Oct 25-Dec 6 &quot;The Most Violent Thing&quot, group exhibition.
The Robinson Studio Gallery
440-1000 Parker St ¥604-254-8744 www.robinsonstudio.com tues & fri 10am-5pm and by appt. Available by appointment, the gallery will be an ongoing local venue by which consultants, art dealers and individual collectors may view the work of Canadian sculptor David Robinson. The gallery is also available for artwork and location rental.
Tanya Slingsby Gallery Atelier
117 E 2nd Ave ¥604-874-1274 604-782-6604 www.tanyaslingsby.com by appt. Tanya Slingsby Atelier is a 2,000 sq-ft studio gallery exhibiting abstract works by the artist. Exhibitions, receptions and art related events are by invitation, contact the Atelier for more information.
Teck Gallery and Simon Fraser University Gallery
AQ 3004, Burnaby Campus, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby TECK GALLERY: 515 W Hastings St, Vancouver, B.C. ¥604-291-4266 www.sfu.ca/gallery SFU GALLERY hours: tues-fri 10am-5pm sat 12-5pm TECK GALLERY hours: open during campus hours. SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY GALLERY Sep 13-Oct 25 Alison Norlen, "Roller Coaster", three organic, dense, complex and monumental drawings about the nature and seductiveness of built structures, especially themed entertainment zones such as amusement parks and malls; TECK GALLERY Sep 2-Nov 22 James KM, "Cave Paintings", Vancouver-based painter who has, over the past 20 years, created an extraordinary series of hard-edged, optically dynamic works, the exhibition proposes that abstract art also has a societal role to play.
5 Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific) ¥604-713-1800 www.roundhouse.ca mon-fri 11am-9pm sat & sun 11am4:30pm Admission to Exhibition Hall is free. Oct 1-16 14th Annual Exhibition of the Chinese Canadian Artists Federation in Vancouver, introduces approximately 80 pieces of artwork, each a fascinating and unique personal expression which reflects the influences of western culture as well as their Asian homeland. For information phone James Tan 604-788-4082 or visit www.ccaf-vancouver.com; Oct 29-Nov 2 Day of the Dead Celebration, event featuring a Mexican Altars Competition. For information phone 604-669-2845 ext 224 or email [email protected]
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
47 Water St, Gastown ¥604-669-8813 www.spiritwrestler.com mon-sat 10am-6pm sun & holidays 12-5pm. Oct 18-Nov 8 Spirit Wrestler: Shaman, Sedna and Spirits, over 80 Inuit sculptures offering a contemporary glimpse into an ancient world of beliefs that is fast disappearing; Ongoing Featuring museum-quality artwork from three cultures: the
5 Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Jewish Community Centre
950 W 41st Ave ¥604-638-7277 604-257-5111 ext. 244 www.jccgv.com/home/cultural_art.htm mon-thurs 8:30am-10:30pm fri 8:30am-6pm sun 9am-9pm. Thru Sep 14 Israel @ 60!, paintings, photographs, sculpture, glass art and jewellery by 34 Canadian and Israeli
1420 Old Bridge St, Granville Island ¥604-684-6661 [email protected] wed-sun 11am-5pm. Working studio and gallery specializing in contemporary textile and book arts. Resident artists: Jean Kares and Ann Vicente. Oct 4-30 Harry Grunsky, "Tunnel Books", quirky, colourful, surprising and fun 3-D moveable paper structures
Michael Massie, spirit wrestler (2006), anhydrite, bone, ebony, mahogany, walnut [Spirit Wrestler Gallery, Vancouver BC, Oct 18-Nov 8]
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with themes ranging from politics to sports, nature and travel from an emerging Vancouver artist.
The Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 W 49th Ave ¥604-261-7204 www.vcn.bc.ca/unitarian/ Call 604-261-7204 for hours. Thru Sep 7 Loree Manson, "Birds of Burnaby Mountain", acrylics; Sep 7-Oct 5 Claire Babcock, oils, watercolours and pastels; Oct 5-Nov 2 Barbara Pulleybank, pastels.
Toni Onley Archive
105-1529 W 6th Ave ¥604-261-8557 www.tonionley.com hours by appt until Sep 27, then wed-fri 11am-4pm sat 11am-5pm. Opening Sep 27 1-5pm, then Oct 1Dec 20 Toni Onley (1928-2004), "Onley's Travels", landscape paintings done in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Pedersen, Hans Andersen Brendekilde, Godfred Christensen, Borge Nyrop and Mogens Vantore; Ongoing A selection of museum quality paintings, objets d'art, and antiques from Europe and North America.
1058 Mainland St ¥604-629-8444 www.urbangalleries.com daily 11am-6pm. Inspiring and affordable artworks from award-winning British artists are available online or from selected galleries please refer to website for details.
2117 Granville St ¥604-736-8825 800-730-8825 www.langmann.com tues-sat 10am-5pm or by appt. Sep "From Ship to Shore: Marine Paintings" by 19th and 20th century artists including Vilhelm Arnesen, Jakob Petersen, Karl Heilmayer, John Stobart, Carl Frederik Sorensen, Carl Frederic Aagaard, James W. Callow and John Hammond; Oct "Impressions of Scandinavia", from the 19th century and into the 20th century recreating the landscape on canvas became particularly important as Scandinavian countries search for a true portrayal of their national identity. Artists include Carl Forup, Ole Ring, Janus La Cour, Peder Monsted, Viggo
2227 Granville St ¥604-733-2782 www.umtaliarts.com tues-thurs 10am-5:30pm fri 12-7pm sat & sun 10:30am-5pm. Umtali Arts is proud to be showcasing handmade stone sculptures and pottery from unique artist communities around the world. From Zimbabwe, stone sculptures by the Shona people of Africa and from Mexico and Nicaragua we bring you museum quality pottery. Each of these collections is created by artists using primitive hand tools and the age-old techniques of their ancestors. www.preview-art.com
5 Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St ¥604-662-4719 (24-hr info line) 604-662-4700 www.vanartgallery.bc.ca daily 10am-5:30pm, tues & thurs until 9pm Admission (incl tax): adults $19.50, seniors $15, students $14, children 5-12 $6.50, children 4 and under free, family (maximum 2 adults, 2 children) $49. Oct 4-Jan 11 WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, features the innovative and risk taking work that emerged from the convergence of art and feminist thought in the late 1960s and 1970s and is the PREVIEW 57
with Emily Carr, places Emily Carr's groundbreaking work within the larger context of Modernism as practiced by women in Canada, illustrating how artists were both influenced by and reacted against her work.
Vancouver Maritime Museum
1905 Ogden Ave (in Vanier Park) ¥604-257-8300 www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com tues-sat 10am-5pm sun noon-5pm, closed mon, Admission: $10 adults, $7.50 students and seniors, $25 family, 5 and under free. Chart Attack!, Stories of BC's coast and beyond as told by the rare and antique nautical charts that `map out' the history of BC with a focus on the maritime community in and around Metro Vancouver; Meltdown: Oceans React to Global Warming, provides a new "oceans" perspective that offers a fresh look at climate change. Visitors will better understand the fundamentals of global warming, explore its impact on the oceans, the Arctic and land environments and will find meaningful solutions to encourage change.
5 Vancouver Museum
1100 Chestnut St ¥604-736-4431 604-730-5309 www.vanmuseum.bc.ca tues-sun 10am-5pm thurs til 9pm. Admission: adults $11, seniors & students $9, youth 17 and under $7, children 4 and under free. Sep 25-Feb 15 The Unnatural History of Stanley Park, we interfered with, altered and rearranged Stanley Park's forests, creatures and people to make nature more `natural'. An exploration of the puzzling blind spots in our romance with Stanley Park celebrating its 120th birthday this year. Presented in English and Chinese; Ongoing Vancouver History Galleries Vancouver's stories from the early 1900s to the late `70s.
first comprehensive international museum survey illuminating the profound impact of feminism on art brings together the work of more than 120 artists from 22 countries and includes painting, sculpture, photography, film, video and performance art; Thru Sep 7 KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Comics + Video Games + Art, featuring the worlds of anime, comics, cartoons, video games, manga, graphic novels and contemporary art offering a dynamic survey that reveals the uniqueness of each medium; Jeff Ladouceur, "Floater", Ladouceur's massive inflat-
able sculpture spans the columns of the Vancouver Art Gallery's Georgia St exterior; Thru Oct 5 Rebecca Belmore, "Rising to the Occasion", includes key examples of Belmore's practice from the past two decades; Zhang Huan, "Altered States", includes 55 of the artist's major works produced over the past 15 years in Beijing, New York and Shanghai, including photographs and sculpture, a major retrospective of work by Zhang Huan, one of the most important and widely recognized Chinese artists working today; Thru Oct 19 Canadian Women Modernists: The Dialogue
Vetrova Studio & Gallery
102-1118 Homer St ¥604-722-6987 www.vetrovastudio.com tues-sun 10am-5pm or by appt. Thru Sep 21 Ellen Reichart, oil paintings and monotypes.
Western Front Gallery
303 E 8th Ave ¥604-876-9343 www.front.bc.ca tues-sat 12-5pm. Call the gallery for exhibition information.
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5 Winsor Gallery
3025 Granville St ¥604-681-4870 www.winsorgallery.com mon-sat 10am-6pm sun 11-5pm. Thru Sep 14 Norah Borden, new series of land and seascapes revealing the mystical influences of wind and light on water; John Webster, new work exploring the ability of light to describe form and elicit emotion; Sep 18-Oct 12 Patricia Johnston explores the essence of the northern landscape capturing transitory moments with skillful observation; Verona Sorensen, a new series that explores the fire within; Oct 15-Nov 9 Charles Rea, mixed media explorations of information systems and architectural space; James Lahey examines the schism between abstraction and representation; Paul Béliveau, the documentation of personal artifacts displays a deep reverence for preservation.
The Wood Co-op
1592 Johnston St, Granville Island ¥/fax 604-408-2553 www.thewoodco-op.com daily 10am-6pm. The Wood Co-op showcases Vancouver's most celebrated collection of handmade wood furnishings, gifts and accessories, custom furniture, turnings, sculpture, home decor pieces and more.
5 Yaletown Gallery
123-1208 Homer St ¥604-687-2787 604-525-1159 www.yaletowngallery.com tues-sat 12-5pm. Sep 4-14 Carmen Larsen, "Simultaneity"; Sep 18-28 Rozita Moinishirazi and Sholeh Cusack, "A Duo Show"; Oct 2-12 Dan Daulby, "Works by Daulby", solo show; Oct 16-Nov 2 Student and Emerging Artists, "New Works".
Yukiko Onley and Peter Eastwood Photography Studio and Gallery
2075 Alberta St ¥604-739-0429 www.yukikoonley.com, www.petereastwoodphotography.com see hours below and by appt. Sep 7-9 daily 12-6pm John Koerner new paintings; Sep 26-28 daily 12-6pm, Salon des Refusés; Oct 25-Nov 6 daily 12-6pm, closed sun and mon Toni Onley, "Love, Toni xox" (Letters written to Yukiko Onley). www.preview-art.com PREVIEW 59
Ashpa Naira Gallery & Studio
9492 Houghton Rd ¥(250)549-4249 www.ashpanairagallery.com open May 1-Oct 15 fri-sun 10am-6pm or by appt. Located in Killiney on the west side of Okanagan Lake, this contemporary art gallery and studio, owned by artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, features original art in a home and garden setting. Discover a diverse group of emerging and established Okanagan and Canadian artists in painting, textiles, sculptures and ceramics.
4283 Metchosin Rd ¥/fax 250-474-2676 www.chosinpottery.ca daily 10am-5pm. Celebrating 25 years, new works in the gallery by Judi Dyelle and Robin Hopper featuring large porcelain plates, pierced bowls and vases using colourful glazed surfaces. Check out Judi's new celadon pieces and Robin's "Phoenix Bowls". Robin's latest book, "Robin Hopper Ceramics", an autobiography, is now available.
Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria
G6, 1001 Douglas St ¥(250)381-2787 www.cacgv.ca mon-fri 10am-5pm. Sep 4-10 Studio Madrona, "Melange Artistique", group exhibition in a variety of styles in 2D and 3D; Sep 11-24 Monday Magazine Photo Competition, annual exhibition of all entries into the contest; Sep 25Oct 1 Three Lasqueti Island women (collectively known as mary cracken cherry), "The Magic Necklace and Other Stories", whimsical and colourful collection of paintings, mosaics, jewellery and sculpture exploring themes of magic, myth and fairy tales; Oct 215 Metro-Morphosis, 2D and 3D sculpture from Sooke artists; Oct 1622 Ann Creer, "Moon Child Ventures", works on gouache; Oct 23-29 Christa Rossner, "The Three Graces Tri-Incidence", new sculptures and paintings; Oct 30-Nov 5 Victor Lotto, "Painting Travels", recent paintings from San Miguel de Allende, Yorkshire and Vancouver Island.
Vernon Public Art Gallery
3228 31st Avenue ¥(250)545-3173 www.galleries.bc.ca/vernon mon-fri 10am-5pm sat 11am-4pm. Sep 11-Oct 24 Leonard Epp, "Godta Have It", installation of expressionistic figurative ceramic sculpture that explores the influence of globalism on the rising consumerism in contemporary society; Maria Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante, "Quiet Anger", installation addressing the issues of environmental, social and political concerns; Agnes Martin, "Drawings from 1990"; "20 + Hands", ceramics by students from Breakaway Pottery Studio.
Sandy Kay, Early Fall in British Columbia, acrylic on canvas [Studio 13 Fine Art, Vancouver BC]
9pm.Sep 19-Jan 4 Don Jean-Louis: Silver Works, works from 1985 and 1986 using vacuum-formed uvex (plastic) and neon as part of his ongoing visual investigations of phenomenological experience include photography and conceptual sculptural work, the subject is the artist himself; Sep 26-Jan 11 Yoko Takashima: Blend, new interactive media project and recent works exploring ideas of sensuality, embodiment, domesticity and maternity through photography, installation and new media; Thru Jan 4 Lot in Life, from the gallery's 16th to 20th century collection this exhibit explores the activities we perform to survive the labour and industry that establishes our position in the world such images can also be propagandistic, carrying messages related to issues of class, gender or politics; Sep 19-Nov 23 Rice is Life, objectrich and image-rich exhibit that explores the material culture produced by some of the traditional rice based cultures, and also focuses on present political and socio-economic issues associated with global rice production.
5 Alcheringa Gallery
665 Fort St ¥(250)383-8224 www.alcheringa-gallery.com mon-sat 9:30am-5:30pm sun 125pm. Thru Sep: mon-sat 9:30am8pm sun 12-5pm. Sep 10-Oct 27 Voices and Visions: Contemporary Sepik Art, masterworks from the leading artists in the wood sculpting tradition that has gained worldwide renown for the Sepik River people of Papua New Guinea illustrate how their art is evolving to encompass new forms and ideas while acting as a bridge between generations and between the Sepik people and the outside world.
537 Fisgard St ¥ (250)383-1552 www.dalesgallery.ca mon-fri 10am-5pm sat 11am-4pm. Sep 11-Oct 7 Lindy Michie, original oils on canvas; Oct 9-28 Quinton Gordon, "Polar Drift Images from Greenland", large scale colour photos focusing on the increase of tourism and the rapid melting of polar ice caps in Greenland.
Deluge Contemporary Art The Avenue Gallery
2184 Oak Bay Ave ¥(250)598-2184 www.theavenuegallery.com mon-sat 10am-5:30pm sun 12-5pm, open most holidays 12-4pm. Sep 1427 Philip Mix, "A Fold in Time"; Oct 5-18 David Goatley, "My London". 636 Yates St ¥/fax: (250)385-3327 www.deluge.ws wed-sun 12-5pm. Sep 19-Oct 11 Christina Battle, "Uncharted Histories: Pirates", through film, video and collage, this exhibit investigates the changing political status of pirates by
5 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St ¥(250)384-4101 www.aggv.bc.ca daily 10am-5pm, thurs 10am-
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considering the roles they played in the power struggle between monarchs of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries; Sep 19-27 Antimatter Underground Film Festival, various venues, go to www.antimatter.ws. Invention, Inspiration and Transformation", featuring paintings influenced or created by Anishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau featuring painted works spanning three decades; Mary Kerr, costumes, drawings and photographs created by UVic Theatre (University of Victoria) professor for `Copper Thunderbird', a play about Norval Morrisseau. Free admission. MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY Thru Sep 22 "Pop!: Parallel Visions in Pop and Op", Pop and Op art from the University of Victoria's collection featuring works by internationally renowned artists including Harry Stanbridge, Eric Metcalfe, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein; Opening Sep 29 Legh Mulhall Kilpin: The Traveling Exhibition; MCPHERSON LIBRARY GALLERY Thru Sep 29 Ashley Atkins, "Woven in Time", photographs by University of Victoria student documenting life in the rural communities of Peru's Patakancha Valley where textile weaving is an endangered craft. Atkins established Mosqoy, a charitable organization working to bridge cross-cultural gaps between North America and Peru; Oct 1-31 Paintings by Horst G. Loewel, some of Loewel's most courageous and surrealist work whose perspectives, symbols and philosophical messages invite the broadening and elevation of human consciousness.
Gallery at the Mac
McPherson Playhouse Lobby, 3 Centennial Sq ¥(250)361-0800 www.rmts.bc.ca View during performances or by appt. UPPER SPACE Sep 8-Oct 27 James Bay Art Walk, preview of art that will be displayed during the month long event; LOWER SPACE James Bay Art Walk, preview of art that will be displayed during the month long event.
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery and McPherson Library Gallery
University of Victoria University Centre Bldg, Rm B115 ¥(250)721-6562 (250)721-8299 www.maltwood.uvic.ca MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM AND GALLERY: mon-fri 10am-4pm. Free admission. MCPHERSON LIBRARY GALLERY: mon-fri 7:30am-9pm sat & sun 10am-6pm.
Gallery in the Oak Bay Village
2223A Oak Bay Ave ¥(250)598-9890 mon-fri 10am-5pm sat 10am-3pm. Featuring original artwork by leading local artists Kathryn Amisson, Joan Baron, Andres Bohaker, Janice Bridgman, Ardath Davis, Tom Dickson, Eileen Fong, Robert Genn, Caren Heine, Harry Heine, Shawn A. Jackson, Brian R. Johnson, David Ladmore, Jack Livesey, Dorothy McKay, Ernst Marza, Joane Moran, Allan Myndzak, Natasha Perks, Judith Saunders and Linda Wagner.
Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant St ¥(250)385-7919 mon-sat 10am-5pm. Opening Sep 6 Morna Tudor, "Year One: A Sense of Place", new work in oil stick on paper; Opening Oct 4 Phyllis Serota, new landscape paintings.
Morris Gallery The Legacy Gallery and Café
630 Yates St. ¥(250)721-6562 (250)721-8299 www.legacygallery.ca/ wed-sun 10am-5pm. Free admission. Thru Nov 30 "Copper Thunderbird: www.preview-art.com 428 Burnside Rd E (on Alpha St) ¥(250)388-6652 www.morrisgallery.ca tues-sat 9:30am-5:30pm. Thru Sep works by Myfanwy Pavelic, DF Gray, Joanne Thomson, Marlene Howell, PREVIEW 61
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and citizenship. Nguyen visited Victoria adults, $9.50 seniors, students and in the spring to develop the shrine and youth age 6-18, children 5 and under to invite Victoria residents to partici- are free, $37.50 family (2 adult, 2 pate in discussions of the familiar yet youth). Thru Jan 11/09 Free Spirit: Denny Way complex ideas; Oct (TBA) John Henry Stories of You, Me and BC, celebratSISKO N t 6t 5t CANLIS GLASS S N h Blatter, "The Language Lab", an instal- ing the 150th Anniversary of the On Canvas ad 11 4t h Av Av OLYMPIC t o h A mimicking 538 B Yates St r¥ (250)385-8090e e lation 9th h Av a library foreign ylan- establishment of British Columbia as SCULPTURE B Wa t ve e Playfield A PARK ive guage lab.ve language CD lwill slowly a Crown Colony showcasing the The www.oncanvasartgallery.com lS W O al es W 13-Oct 17 human digress into personal stories of dis- E. Pike St and natural history of B.C. tues-sun 12-5pm. Sep te rn Av Karen Cooper, Karin Holdegaard, placement, longing and assimilation. and temporary exhibits from other 2n St e d El ke intercountries and cultures; THE FIRST PEOScripted stories are St based Pi on Beth Dunlop, Kyra Crouzat, Kate Av lio 1s e t tA in views with each Pofe the performers, PLES GALLERY features Haida argillite Carson, Michelle Miller, Manon ve Elder, Lyle Schultz, Karel Doruyter, each of whom are living in the U.S. for carving, a traditional Big House, N LISA HARRIS the first time and have learned English totem poleson masks; THE NATURAL and Blu Smith, Linda Macfarlane and ity n is a ALLERY includes "Ocean Staers as VETRI INT'L even Unthird language. a second or a io Sandy Voldeng, "The Nude Show"; HISTORYMGd n iv U GLASS Oct 18-Nov 16 "The Furniture Show", tion", a vibrant undersea world via a N WILLIAM N FOSTER/WHITE t N bia gallery painters paired with local fine ps gallery at place ca S Victorian-era `submarine' exhibit, TRAVER t lum ne furniture makers Cam Russell, Ken #3, 3690 Shelbourne St ¥(250)381-3488 S also ofeatured is the "Living Land, LivC n Se SEATTLE rry rio he N ART MUSEUM ing Sea" exhibit which houses a perGuenter, Bonnie Schmauss, Matt www.placemodernliving.com Ma N C ames BILLY KING STUDIO N J Jensen, Chris Rothery, Joe Gelinas, mon-sat 10:30am-5:30pm. Thru Sep manent display on climate change FRYE 23 Ken Steacy and Douglas Coupland, and the MUSEUM "Kwaday Dan Sandra Carr, Elisabeth Bond and ART story of "Doug and Ken", Sep 25-Oct 28 Timo- Ts'inchi", a hunter trapped in glacial Darren Bertuccio. thy Hoey, "Epistle", new works; Oct ice in northern B.C. 550 years ago; 5 Open Space Arts Society 30-Dec 2 Elizabeth Allen, Lisa Riehl THE MODERN HISTORY GALLERY Visitors Elliot Bay Yesler 510 Fort St ¥(250)383-8833 and Glenn Romasanta, "Landscapes". Wayexplore "Old Town", a replica of the TO MUSEUM OF GLASS, of the HMS Discovery PIONEER www.openspace.ca/web/ stern section TACOMA ART MUSEUM, WILLIAM TRAVER SQUARE tues-sat 12-5pm. Oct 18-Nov 8 Nhan Royal British Columbia in Tacoma an herbalist's shop in Chinatown. and (see inset) SEATTLE S Jackson Duc Nguyen (Vancouver), "Lao Oi, Lao Museum A...(O Ancient One...)", Nguyen will 675 Belleville St Slide Room Gallery S King St. TO BROADWAY erect an altar/shrine at Open Space to ¥(250)356-7226 888-447-7977 WESTERN 2549 Quadra St ¥250-380-3500 TO GALLERY BRIDGE the Vietnamese deity Lao Noi Kieu www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca www.slideroomgallery.com IN LONGVIEW (Ancient Citizen) whose sphere of daily 9am-5pm, thru Sep 27 fri and mon-fri 9am-5pm sat by appt (pending workshops scheduled for VISA). influence includes matters of nation sat until 10pm. Admission $15 Linny D. Vine and Jeffrey Boron; Oct King 23-Nov 22 Linny D. Vine and Jeffrey Boron, "Shadow & Light II", new works.
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Sep 15-30 Sylvia Bews-Wright, Maggie Cole, Wren Katzalay and Cheryl Taves, "Proceed with Caution", collaborative on-site drawing project; Sep 19-26 work-in-progress on view; Oct 3-20 PUSH/PULL, curated by Sandra Doore and Lynn Shusholz from the Art Produce Gallery in San Diego, includes artists from San Diego and Victoria; Oct 24-Nov 17 "Victoria: Site UnScene", invited artists and juried submissions include d bradley muir, Jan Gates and Mike McLean, photographic and video work that reveals a side to Victoria not seen in the tourist brochures.
5 View Art Gallery
#104-860 View St ¥(250)213-1162 www.viewartgallery.ca tues-sat 11am-5pm. Sep 11-25 Suzanne Mir, "Spirit Line", oil on canvas; Sep 29-Oct 18 Dante Ambriel, "The Secret of the Golden Ring", Art History Theatre; Oct 23-Nov 13 Fiona Ackerman, "Reminiscence", oil on canvas.
West End Gallery
1203 Broad St ¥(250)388-0009 877-388-0009 www.westendgalleryltd.com mon-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 10am5pm, sun 11am-4pm. Thru Sep 30 12th Annual Canadian Glass Show, showcases contemporary glass artists from across Canada; Sep 20-30 Jean-Gabriel Lambert, new abstract artist who uses dense, vibrant colours that echo turbulent waters and immense landscapes; Oct 4-16 Paul Jorgensen Solo Exhibition, landscapes featuring intricate patterns and bright colours that convey a whimsical and unique perspective emphasizing interlocking forms and shapes such as the pointed ends of roofs or the patterns of ploughed fields; Oct 18-31 Danièle Lemieux, Montrealbased artist is acclaimed for a fusion of contemporary composition with a classic painterly style, her subject matter honours everyday objects with quiet simplicity.
"Marine Link Explorer" oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches by Brian Scott
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BAY AVE Sep 7-27 Joseph Plaskett, "A Life in Painting", major exhibit celebrating his 90th birthday, included are vintage and recent works in oil and pastel; Oct 5-25 exhibit TBA; AT 1010 BROAD ST Sep 13-30 The poetical colour-fields of Jean McEwen, six major canvases and various important watercolours; Oct exhibit TBA; AT 796 HUMBOLDT ST Sep 11-25 Joseph Plaskett, "A Life in Painting", (a second location for this exhibit) major exhibit celebrating his 90th birthday, included are vintage and recent works in oil and pastel; Oct 9-25 Deirdre Roberts, "Travels in Asia", new watercolours inspired by journeys in China, Cambodia and Laos.
420 William St (off Esquimalt Rd) ¥(250)382-0442 www.xchangesgallery.org sat & sun 12-5pm. Sep 5-28 Jay Hanscom: Presents PARADE, large scale oil based paintings on wood box frames. An implied narrative will run through the exhibit with the audience viewing the group of works as a spatial installation as much as an exhibit of individual works; Oct 4-26 Ground Zero Printmakers, "The Power of Three: Exploring the Triptych", a diversity of approaches using the triptych form physically and thematically links three distinct pieces into one work. PREVIEW 63
BY REBECCA PAVITT
Treating art with sensitive media: case study of a Jean-Philippe Dallaire charcoal drawing
Conservators are often faced with a basic conundrum of how to make something look better without making it look worse. Water and touch sensitive media such as unfixed pastel and charcoal can present special challenges in this regard. The general rule of thumb when approaching media of dubious stability is to test and approach with caution. In this case the charcoal was somewhat stable to water and pressure and, fortunately, much of the distracting discolouration was in the non-image sections of the piece. This gave me the advantage of being able work around very sensitive areas. The paper was first relaxed with gentle humidification. This was done by using Gore-Tex, which only allows water vapour through its membrane. Pre-humidification helps the paper to absorb cleaning solutions evenly and prevents unwanted wicking and tidelines. The non-image areas on the front of the paper were treated with a Jean-Philippe Dallaire drawing, prior to brush coat of a reducing bleach, sodium borohydride. Sodium borohyconservation treatment dride not only reduces discolouration, it also breaks down gelatin sizing making paper more receptive to water treatment. After bleaching, the drawing was transferred to a blotter-covered suction table, and the treated areas were rinsed with deionized water. Areas farthest from the charcoal medium were rinsed with spray and brush-applied water and areas closest to the charcoal were rinsed with heated water vapour mist. By slowly easing into a treatment, conservators can get a feel for how much (or little) solvent exposure a particular media can safely withstand. My own experience has shown that artworks like the Dallaire drawing, which are moderately water sensitive, can often be cleaned from the reverse without endangering the media on the front. The reverse and non-image areas of the front could be safely misted with diluted hydrogen peroxide and rinsed by floating the drawing very briefly on a deionized water bath. The piece was further rinsed on a blotter-covered suction table. A final application of sodium borohydride neutralized any remaining hydrogen peroxide residue, and the artwork was rinsed again. Despite being relaxed with water throughout the treatment, the paper support still did not lie flat enough to be pressed dry between blotters. This is often the case with art on paper. Water resistant media Jean-Philippe Dallaire drawing, after (e.g., oil based printing ink) or as in this case, long term distortion, conservation treatment will prevent the paper from lying flat even when wet. Drying and flattening between blotters would cause creases to be pressed into the paper. This is when stretch drying can be used to advantage. The edges of the humidified sheets are clamped with blotters and weights. As the paper sheet dries, it shrinks and pulls itself flat. Stretch drying is also useful when flattening pressure sensitive media such as pastel and charcoal. The Dallaire drawing qualified for stretch drying on both counts and was successfully flattened using this method. Although some discolouration does remain in the paper support, this treatment improved the overall appearance while protecting the medium from being damaged. Conservator's Corner articles are archived on-line at: www.preview-art.com.
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2475 Bellevue Ave ¥604-922-2304 www.bellevuegallery.ca tues-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 11am5pm After hours by appt. Thru Oct 11 Rotating group exhibition including Jack Shadbolt, "Jordin Noir", prints in four parts; Oct 16-Nov 22 Gillian Armitage, "Rosa x Alba", 26 acrylic paintings on canvas.
Buckland Southerst Gallery
2460 Marine Dr ¥604-922-1915 www.bucklandsoutherst.com mon-sat 10am-5:30pm sun 12-5pm. Thru Sep Showing gallery artists Ieva Baklane, Alessandra Bitelli, Larry Bracegirdle, Morgan Dunnet, Fu Gu, Brian Harvey, Sun Lin, Rita Monaco, Beiming Shi, Henry Huai Xu and Lorena Ziraldo; Oct 3-12 Alessandra Bitelli, "Textures of the Land", solo show in celebration of Bitelli's 80th birthday anniversary, the exhibit will include watercolours from the artist's collection.
Cattails diptych 36 x 36 acrylic on canvas
Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver Cultural Services
1414 Argyle Ave, Ambleside Landing ¥604-925-7266 604-926-2520 www.westvancouver.net tues-sun 11am-5pm. Sep 2-14 Lucy Collings, Christine Collison, Joan Fraser and Brian Mitchell, "The Language of the Landscape", mixed media; Sep 16-Oct 5 Farnaz Abed, Andrea Argyros, Sande Waters, Todd Clark, Rohana Laing, Ruth Leithal and Jose Francisco Rabasso, "Driven To Abstraction", mixed media; Oct 719 North Shore Artists' Guild, mixed media, juried group exhibition; Oct 21Nov 2 Hal Barber, Elizabeth DeBeer, Heather Fisher, Terry George, Alan Maples, Nancy Ricker, Janis Wasend and Joanne Waters, "Rock, Paper, Scissors", mixed media.
Features of the Land ALESSANDRA BITELLI
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Opening reception: October 3, 6-9 pm Artist in attendance The artist will also be present on Sunday, October 12, 2-4 pm
In celebration of Alessandra's 80th birthday anniversary, the show will also include some watercolors from the artist's collection.
2460 Marine Drive West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 1L1 604-922-1915 www.bucklandsoutherst.com
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2432 Marine Dr ¥604-913-1059 www.galagallery.ca tues-sat 10am-5:30pm and by appt. Paintings by Magomed Amaev, Masako Araki, Andrey Aranyshev, Sixiao Feng, Sonja Kobrehel, Lissi Legge, Vladimir Makeyev, Alexander Maltsev, Yevgenyi Malykh, David McHolm, Mary Comber Miles, www.preview-art.com
Victor Miles, Paquin-Frenette, Galina Reshotka, Rudolf Schneeweiss, Yuri Sultanov, Slava Tsh and Natalia Trubina; bronze sculptures by Milko Dobrev and Penka Nikova; glass by Alexander Kapran; woodworks by Jeff Trigg.
Lions Bay Art Gallery
Lions Bay Centre, 350 Centre Rd (Lions Bay) ¥604-921-7865 www.lionsbayartgallery.com mon-sat 10am-5pm sun and holidays 10am-4pm and by appt. Take the spectacular drive up to Lions Bay, only 7 minutes north of Horseshoe Bay on the
Squamish-Whistler Hwy. Featuring mainly landscapes of B.C. by established and emerging artists including works by Michael Tickner (exclusive gallery for his original paintings), Dan Varnals, Peter Holmes, Amanda Martinson, Jason Cyr, Helen Downing Hunter, Allan Dunfield, Santo DeVita, Chrissandra Neustaedter and more.
Silk Purse Arts Centre at the West Vancouver Community Arts Council
1570 Argyle Ave ¥604-925-7292 www.silkpurse.ca tues-sun 12-5pm. Thru Sep 7 Nature's PREVIEW 65
Nhan Duc Nguyen: Lao Oi, Lao A (O Ancient One)
OPEN SPACE, VICTORIA BC Oct 17-Nov 8 Open Space is hosting a major interactive event entitled Lao Oi, Lao A (O Ancient One) by Vietnamese-born Canadian artist Nhan Duc Nguyen. The sixmonth project began with Nguyen's April 2008 residency in Victoria and culminates in October with a major installation, a public discussion and a documentary publication that complements the Citizenship Week aspect of British Columbia's 150th Anniversary celebrations. The installation opens October 17 and is followed by an artist's talk October 18 titled "You are what you eat." Nguyen is a Vancouver-based artist whose works have been exhibited at the Glenbow Museum, Museum of Art in San Jose, not-for-profit art centres, and in such non-traditional art spaces as restaurants, churches and cemeteries in North America and Europe. His heavily Nhan Duc Nguyen, detail from a mountain of fruit and conceptual and participatory installation Lao Oi, Lao A flowers (2008), foam core with fruit and flowers [Open (O Ancient One) is based on Vietnamese shrines to Lao Space Arts Society, Victoria BC, Oct 17-Nov 8] Noi Kieu. Nguyen explains, "Altars to Lao Noi Kieu are erected by organizations and individuals to petition for resolution and harmony in matters pertaining to the health and welfare of the state and its citizens". The artist has invited Victorians of all cultures and generations to participate by providing Victoria memorabilia such as souvenirs, pins, buttons, pamphlets and curios; by writing an essay, letter to the editor, a poem or paragraph ARTIST TALK: about Victoria; by making origami decorations for the show; or by You Are What You Eat sending a passport-sized photo to be used in one of Nhan's art works 2pm, Saturday, Oct 18 that resembles a strand of DNA. The installation will feature an edible Open Space Arts Society 'core sample' made of fruits, nuts, and other ingredients solicited by 510 Fort Street the artist, which will be served at teas during the exhibition. Victoria
Reflections, mixed media, watercolour and acrylic by six Lower Mainland landscape artists; Sep 9-21 Francine Renaud, Forooz Shamloo and Marina Ganen, "Integral Vision", acrylics, mixed media and mirrors; Sep 23-Oct 5 Laura Clark, Lani Jeffrey and Bronwyn Williams, "Black & White", photography and ink drawings; Oct 7-19 Stevie Elphick and Rosa Gramuglia, "2X2: Two Artists, Two Portrait Styles", oil portraits; Oct 21-Nov 2 Anatasia Hendry and friends, "Blanket Statement", button blankets and First Nations textiles.
West Coast of Canada and highlights the social, economic and cultural forces that changed the face of Vancouver and the region during the post-war boom; Oct 7-Feb 7 Impressions of Nature: The Prints of Alistair Bell, a retrospective of the prolific career of master printmaker Bell whose contemplative and evocative works appeal to the human imagination and show the world unexpectedly anew.
Jenkins Showler Gallery
1539 Johnston Road ¥604-535-7445 www.jenkinsshowlergallery.com tues-sat 10am-5:30pm. Featuring work by gallery artists Jane Armstrong, Arnt Arntzen, Merv Brandel, John Butt, Rod Charlesworth, Toller Cranston, George Culley, Robert Davidson, Chantal De Serres,
Colette Falardeau, Jennifer Garant, Robert Genn, Sara Genn, Lois Hannah, Ron Hedrick, Steve Hoar, Rob Hooper, Paul Jorgensen, Ken Kirkby, H.E. Kuckein, David Ladmore, Louise Lauzon, Daniele Lemieux, Andrew McDermott, Donna MendesFrobb, Christy Mitchell, Pieter Molenaar, Rafael Navarro Leiton, Chrissandra Neustaedter, Toni Onley, Lynn Onley, Karen Rieger, Zoe Sava, Mike Savage, Peter Shostak, Carmelo Sortino, Slava Tch, Jocelyne Tremblay, Andree Vezina and Henry Xu.
West Vancouver Museum
680 17th St ¥604-925-7295 www.wvma.net, www.westvanmuseum.blogspot.com tues-sat 11am-5pm. Thru Sep 20 Selwyn Pullan, "Positioning the New", retrospective demonstrating the photographer's intimate connection to the development of modernism on the
Marshall Clark Dall Gallery
1373 Johnston Rd ¥604-536-5821 www.marshallclarkdall.com mon-sat 10am-5:30pm sun 11am4pm. Also by appt for evening viewing. Representing: Painters Bruce Dall, Dale Dumas, Brian Dunbeck, Marta Styk, Hermozd Poorooshasb, Lea Price, Neil Erickson, Richard Mont-
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petit, T.K. Daniel Chuang, Larry Tillyer, Alan Nakano, Roman Czerwinski, Margaret Elliott, Meredith Chemerika, Joyce Kamikura, Siegfried Burstaller, Carlo Constentino, Devereux Hodgson, Shawn Jackson, John Liang, Claude Picher, Joseph Wong, Pei Yang, Edit Balogh, Barrie Chadwick; sculptors Bruce Dall, Vern Dombrowski, Rodney Kolausok, Bob Sage, Roland Gatin, Del C. Mark; potters Larry Aguilar, Sharon Grove, Lynda Jones; glazer Lawrence Ruskin; jewellers TBA.
Shing, Issa Shojaei, Michael Stockdale, Mike Svob, Linda Thompson, Dan Varnals, Ray Ward, Christopher Walker, Alan Wylie, Peter Wyse and Donna Zhang, paintings; Marilyn Armitage, Michael Hermesh, Corky Hewson, Fred Knezevich, Nicola Prinsen and Vance Theoret, sculpture; Bill Boyd, Angela Montanti and Geoff Searle, pottery.
5 Station House Gallery
1 N MacKenzie Ave ¥(250)392-6113 www.stationhousegallery.com mon-sat 10am-5pm. Sep 5-27 Bella Coola Gals, "Colours of Creation", group show displaying a variety of paintings from the coast; Emily Christianson, "Ondulation (Undulation)", water a paradox it is both a giver
and taker of life. "Ondulation (Undulation)" narrates the connection of living beings with water and expresses these relationships through texture and presence; Oct 3-Nov 1 Valerie Arntzen, "Rust to Religion", Vancouver artist Arntzen exhibits her travels through Baja Mexico Sur by combining photography and mixed media to create photos and shrines with mementos collected while there; Lloyd Bennett, "Wells Gray Sketches", Kamloops artist Bennett reveals the semiwilderness landscape of the park in plein air sketches and studio paintings.
White Rock Gallery
1247 Johnston Rd ¥604-538-4452 www.whiterockgallery.com tues-sat 10am-5:30pm sun 12-5pm closed holiday long weekends. Gallery artists Mickie Acierno, Pietro Adamo, Constance Bachmann, Beverley Binfet, Nicholas Bott, Larry Bracegirdle, Thomas Braithwaite, Phil Buytendorp, Emily Carrington, Gilles Charest, Michael den Hertog, Carol Evans, Susan Flaig, Mark Fletcher, Terry Gilecki, Laura Harris, Mayumi Hatano, Heather Haynes, Karen Hoepting, Vladan Ignatovic, Elena Ilku, Andrew Kiss, Dongmin Lai, David Langevin, Don Li-Leger, Ed Loenen, Min Ma, Ingrid Mann-Willis, Danny McBride, Milan, Angela Morgan, Renato Muccillo, Jim Nedelak, Sheila Norgate, Michael O'Toole, Emilija Pasagic, Niels Petersen, Kit
5 Northwest By Northwest Gallery
232 N Spruce (Downtown across from City Park and Info Center) ¥(503)436-0741 800-494-0741 www.nwbynwgallery.com mon-sat 11am-5pm sun 11am-4pm and by appt. Sep Christopher Burkett, fine art colour landscape photographs; Georgia Gerber and Jeff Day, bronze sculpture; Lisa Gordon, "Bronze Horses", from minature to monumental; Oct Native American sculptors Lillian Pitt, Marvin Oliver and Phillip Charette; Chessney Sevier, oil paintings; Steve Jensen, bronze and oil paintings; Duane Dahl, glass and river rock; Patrick Horsley and Natalie Warrens, Northwest ceramics. PREVIEW 67
Open Call for Artists
Sculpture Without Walls 2009-10
· Submission deadline Dec. 31, 2008 · Open to residents of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia Public choice award winner will receive $15,000 and permanent placement in Cannon Beach. Public choice voting takes place on May 2, 2009. Four nominees, chosen by a professional museum jury will have their works on public display from May 2009 to April 2010. For more information and updates:
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What Use Art History?
PENTICTON ART GALLERY, PENTICTON BC Sep 12-Nov 2 EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE, COQUITLAM BC Dec 8-Jan 11
Previously shown at Comox Valley Art Gallery in March/April 2008, What Use Art History is a touring exhibit featuring the work of seven B.C. artists. The exhibit, curated by local art historian Ann Rosenberg, addresses the appropriation and integration of historical art referents in contemporary artworks. The paintings, photographs, installations, sculptures and computer-generated works are accompanied by illustrated wall panels that describe their sources and antecedents. Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, 0Bill Pitcher, Artemis (2006), colour inkjet print on canvas together with Ursula Medley, Justin Ogilvie, [Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton BC, Sep 12-Nov 2; Evergreen Bill Pitcher, Elizabeth Russell, Ruth Scheuing Cultural Centre, Coquitlam BC, Dec 8-Jan 11] and Ed Varney, mine their respective cultural histories. Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, known for his "Haida Manga", built a tongue-in-cheek version of a traditional Haida shield out of car hoods. Vancouver artist Justin Ogilvie, whose ethereal paintings are shown at the Diane Farris Gallery, references the anatomical imagery of the Old Masters. William Pitcher from Golden, BC places mythic Greek goddesses in contemporary settings using trompe l'oeil ink-jet murals that are dense with symbolism. Ursula Medley's paintings of "Lang Bay Amazones" feature Rubenesque nudes, while Elizabeth Russell's work speaks to the transformation of the semi-rural Comox Valley over the past 50 years. Vancouver artist Ruth Scheuing has reproduced a "Cyborg" version of Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase in a massive textile mural. Royston-based Ed Varney, well known for his International Correspondence Art Network, has contributed three tributes to Mondrian and a fill-in-the-blanksMona Lisa from his Collaborations with Dead Artists series. Mia Johnson
White Bird Gallery
251 N Hemlock St ¥/fax (503)436-2681 www.whitebirdgallery.com Sep daily 11am-5pm, Oct thurs-mon 11am-5pm. Thru Sep 30 SOUTH GALLERY Ken Grant, new paintings of light cast on interior spaces and surreal figurative compositions; EAST GALLERY Faryn Davis, cast resin paintings of iconic birds and landscapes; Wally Schwab, large ceramic plates and vessels with detailed patterning; Allyn Cantor, fabric/mixed media, assemblages created from found, recycled, hand-painted, printed and dyed fabrics that are sewn together in pat-
terns that are both gestural and geometric; Thru Oct group show by gallery artists Randall Tipton, paintings; Aimee Dieterle, paintings; Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli, glass; Anne John, paintings, Robert Schlegel, paintings; Wally Schwab, ceramic platters; Pamela Kroll, mixed media paintings; Jacquline Hurlbert, clay sculpture; Ken Grant, paintings; Susan Taylor, fused glass and Sally Cohen, paintings.
retrospective of fifty sculptures and six drawings. A book is being published in conjunction with the exhibition.
Currents Cooperative Gallery
532 NW 3rd St ¥(503)435-1316 971-241-6405 www.currentsgallery.com mon, wed-fri 11am-6pm sat & sun 10am-5pm closed tues. Sep 17-Oct 13 Ilsa Perse, textile artist using natural dyes and techniques from world cultures to make functional items; Oct 15-Nov 10 Frank Kolwicz, featuring black and white and colour photographs illuminating images of nature, landscapes, plants, abstracts, rocks and rock formations as close ups.
Art Gym at Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Hwy ¥(503)699-6243 800-634-9982 www.marylhurst.edu tues-sun 12-4pm Admission is free. Sep 7-Oct 22 Christine Bourdette: Riddles, Bunnyheads, and Asides,
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5 Attic Gallery
206 SW First Ave ¥(503)228-7830 www.atticgallery.com mon-sat 10am-5:30pm First Thurs Opening Receptions: 6-9pm. Sep 427 Ellen Dittebrandt, acrylic paintings on board of woodland nature scenes; Oct 2-Nov 1 Earl Hamilton, acrylic abstract paintings on canvas.
5 beppu wiarda gallery
319 NW 9th Ave ¥(503)241-6460 www.beppugallery.com tues-sat 11am-5pm. Sep 2-27 Terry Stringer, "Head Room", bronze sculpture by New Zealand artist; Sep 30-Nov 1 Stan Beppu, acrylic paintings and etchings.
5 Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave ¥(503)224-2634 www.blackfish.com tues-sat 11am-5pm. Sep 2-27 Michael Knutson, "Enfolded Fields", abstract paintings which combine patterns of interconnecting coils and spiralling polygons that operate "in a grid of triangulated geometries" to create dazzling compositions that pulse with energy. His latest series of oil paintings and watercolours include a nailed 10' plank where the nails in the plank signify the number of dead American soldiers since the war in Iraq started; Sep 30-Nov 1 Brandon Wilkinson, drawings and paintings: the oil paintings, mostly on canvas, range from small still lifes to largescale figure compositions, the drawings deal with fantasies of a tidal world populated with little sea creatures from the painter's imagination.
205 SW Pine St ¥(503)227-9398 www.chambersgallery.org wed-sat 12-6pm and by appt. Call gallery for exhibition information.
5 Elizabeth Leach Gallery
417 NW 9th Ave (at Flanders) ¥(503)224-0521 www.elizabethleach.com tues-sat 10:30am-5:30pm. Sep 4-27 Sean Healy, "Life in Black and White", recent work, exploration of how the social norms germinated as a teen feed into one's outlook as an adult by using materials which contrast the hard with the vulnerable; Anna Von Mertens, www.preview-art.com PREVIEW 69
Ken Steacy and Douglas Coupland: Doug and Ken
P.S. GALLERY AT PLACE, Victoria BC Through Sep 23 Doug and Ken features collaborative projects by internationally-renowned BC artists Ken Stacey and Douglas Coupland. The 30 pieces of illustrated work include original drawings, publications, and prints from various magazines like Adbusters, Vancouver Magazine and Souvenir of Canada 2. The work is presented in a manner that demonstrates the creative process of two talented people with different skill sets: Coupland, who frequently chooses the subject matter and story line, and Steacy, a worldclass comic illustrator. The evolution of the illustrated images can be seen from their early conceptual stages to the final products. Ken Steacy also works with Lucas Film, Marvel and DC comics in addition to running his own on-demand publishing company. He has written and illustrated the exploits of such Final state of a 3-phase process, Future of Kitsilano (2000), story by Doug popular characters as Astro Boy, Bat- Coupland, art by Ken Steacy, mixed tradtional/digital media [p.s. gallery at place, man, Superman, Spider-man and X- Victoria BC, to Sep 23] Men and designed Harry Potter, World of Warcraft and Marvel Masterpieces gaming cards. His four major works in print are: The Sacred & the Profane, co-authored by Dean Motter), Night and the Enemy (stories by Harlan Ellison), Megapowers (written by physicist Jack Weyland) and Tempus Fugitive. Both self-described "Canadian Air Force brats", Steacy and Coupland have built their fame as commentators on contemporary pop culture. Coupland, a Canadian fiction writer, playwright and visual artist, studied art and design in Vancouver, Canada, Milan, Italy and Sapporo, Japan. His famous first novel, Generation X (1991), has been closely followed by nine novels and several nonfiction books, and his writing has been translated into some 35 languages. The recent TV series jPod was based on his novel. Mia Johnson "Look to the Heavens", recent work hand-stitched star patterns on painted hand-dyed renderings of the night sky, an examination of pivotal moments in history through the trajectory of stars across the sky at those specific times by using a computer program to calculate these historic vistas; Oct 2-Nov 1 Mark Smith, painting, sculpture and Installation, investigates the process of getting to and returning from a destination, using fabric and mixed media in 2D and 3D formats; Christine Bourdette, new and recent drawings reflect the artist's fascination with humans in community, crowds, and the dynamics of social interaction, mostly as seen from overhead. scale oil paintings with depictions of a variety of subject matter including a series of haunting interiors; Mary Randlett, "Photographs: Images of Northwest Artists and Landscapes", black and white photography; Oct 2-Nov 2 Gregory Grenon, new paintings; Jackie Johnson, recent paintings. er, Tom Hardy, Charles Heaney, George Johanson, Ted Katz selections from sketchbooks, Bue Kee, Maude Kerns, Robert Mars, Gan Martin, Jas. Martin, Hilda Morris, Bennet Norrbo, Victor Pasmore, Amanda Snyder, John Van Dreal, Margot Voorhees Thompson, Milton Wilson, and others.
2219 NW Raleigh St ¥(503)284-1960 www.murdochcollections.com wed-sat 12-5pm. Murdoch Collections is a gallery located in Northwest Portland consisting of works for sale from collectors, artists and estates. We have an eclectic mix of art, concentrating on the Pacific Northwest region. Artists include Barbara Bartholomew, Louis Bunce, Mark Clarke, Robert Colescott, Michael Gibbons, Gordon Gilkey, Richard Gilkey, David Hack-
5 Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St ¥(503) 223-2654 www.museumofcontemporarycraft.org tues-sun 11am-6pm, thurs 11am8pm. Thru Jan 25 The Ceramics of Gertrud and Otto Natzler, a sampling of ceramics produced between 1935 and 1971 by the Natzlers who became internationally known for their distinct lava and crater glazes and elegant yet simple pots, bowls, vases and other hand-thrown vessels, also explores their influence on contemporary ceramics and includes work by Adam
5 Laura Russo Gallery
805 NW 21st Ave ¥(503)226-2754 www.laurarusso.com tues-fri 11am-5:30pm sat 11am5pm. Sep 4-27 Henk Pander, "History and Topography", new large-
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Henk Pander: History and Topography
LAURA RUSSO GALLERY, PORTLAND, OR Sep 4-27 Trained in his native Holland, Portland artist Henk Pander creates large-scale oil paintings that capture the raw essence of present-day reality by depicting ominous scenes. The derelict atmosphere in Pander's new paintings is constructed by an amalgam of socio-political commentaries, lush painted surfaces and immaculate technique, which evoke memory, loss and neglect. Images of the destruction surrounding a plane crash, the fragility of life, degrading interiors and modern day landscapes attest to a postindustrial age of corrosion and deterioration that has settled into itself. Worn and weathered, the archaic feeling in works like Ort becomes a thing of dark beauty, especially the way Pander renders them. His subjects are conveyed with the emotional detail of a realist who, though he approaches his painting method with the Henk Pander, Enola Gay Hanger Wendover, Utah (2007), oil on technical mastery of classical European linen [Laura Russo Gallery, Portland OR, Sep 4-27] schooling, depicts in his poignant and melancholic scenes the physical presence of time. They are laden with unspoken histories in compelling semi-narrative compositions. As one of the most distinguished painters in Portland, Henk Pander fuses his tendency to use contemporary events as a subjective focus with an honour toward the traditional craft of painting.
916 NW Hoyt ¥(503)227-5060 www.qpca.com tues-sat 11am-6pm. Thru Sep 27 B.E. Schellinger, "Chi-Shifters", recent works on paper; Oct 2 -Nov 1 Kojo Griffin, prints and works on paper.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art
700 State St ¥(503)370-6855 www.willamette.edu/museum_of_art/ tues-sat 10am-5pm sun 1-5pm. Sep 28-Jan 18 The Art of Ceremony: Regalia of Native Oregon, features historic and contemporary regalia from Native Oregon including objects made of buckskin and beadwork from the Plateau region of eastern Oregon, objects with condor feathers from the
Columbia River Gorge and objects with feather and abalone shell decoration from the Oregon Coast; Thru Oct 5 "The Collector's Eye: Contemporary Art from the Leo Michelson Collection", include works by Rick Bartow, Judy Cooke, BabaWague Diakite, James Lav-adour, D.E. May and James Thompson and others; Oct 11Dec 21 The Second Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts Biennial, features contemporary prints created by Native American artists at the Crow's Shadow Institute on the Umatilla Reservation in northeastern Oregon. Founded by Native American painter and printmaker James Lavadour (Walla Walla) in 1992, the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts seeks to create educational and professional opportunities for Native American artists to utilize their art as a vehicle for economic development.
Sep 2-27 "The Alphabet Effect", Doug Dacar, ceramics; Tracy MacEwan, paintings; Oct 1-31 Face the Public, 12 artists will re-create a famous painting during the month of October.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE ¥(425)519-0770 (425)519-0749 www.bellevuearts.org tues-thurs sat 10am-5:30pm fri 10am-9pm sun 11am-5:30pm; Admission: adults $7, seniors (62+) and students $5, children 6 and under free; First Friday of each month is free 10am-9pm. Thru Sep 21 Anna Skibska, "Follow the Line: The Path to Form"; Thru Nov 30 John Grade, "Disintegration, Sculpture through Landscape"; Oct 4-Mar 8 Etsuko Ichikawa, "Traces of the Molten State"; Oct 11-Jan 25 Randy Shull, "Crossing Boundaries".
Galleries and museums with a 5 are open until 8 pm on the First Thursday of every month.
5 Mary Lou Zeek Gallery
335 State St ¥(503)581-3229 www.zeekgallery.com tues-fri 10am-6pm sat 10am-5pm Artist receptions: First wed 5-7pm.
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Allied Arts of Whatcom County
1418 Cornwall Ave ¥(360)676-8548 (360)676-8548 x2 www.alliedarts.org tues-sat 12-5pm. Thru Sep 6 Tammy Zlotnik, "Retrospective", Sep 10-Oct 4 Tom Calenberg, Arunas Oslapas, Kathy Bastow and Mary Ennes Davis; Oct 8-Nov 1 John Sloan, Dennis Walton and Kenneth Osthimer.
operative gallery featuring original artwork and crafts produced by SW Washington artists. A wide range of media is represented including oils, watercolours, acrylics, mixed media, photographs, decorative and functional pottery, fused glass, Intaglio prints, wearable art and jewellery. A featured artist display from the membership is presented monthly.
Fine Arts Complex, Western Washington University ¥(360)650-3963 www.westerngallery.wwu.edu/ closed thru Oct 5. from Oct 6 mon-fri 10am-4pm wed 10am-8pm sat 124pm. Oct 6-Nov 22 Faculty ReviewPreview, WWU Department of Art Biennial; visit the Outdoor Sculpture Collection.
Steve Jensen, Fisherman's Dance, recycled and reclaimed cedar, winner of the 2008 Sculpture Without Walls competition, Cannon Beach OR
tools, models and a number of fullscale boats built in Whatcom County.
Art Merchant International
17161 Beaton Rd SE ¥(360)794-7844 www.art-merchant-intl.com tues-fri 10am-4pm, 1st and 3rd sat 10am-2pm. Monroe, Washington's first fine art gallery. Rich mixture of paintings, ceramics, glass and sculptures from the Pacific Rim countries including Australia, Japan, China and the Pacific Northwest. Over 1,200 square feet of display space with more than 280 quality artworks by numerous artists and artisans.
315 Spring St ¥(360)378-3060 www.waterworksgallery.com tues-sat 10am-5:30pm sun 11am4pm, other hours by request. Sep 628 Catherine Eaton Skinner, mixed media encaustic paintings; Oct 4-26 "Narrative Landscape Painting", Lisa Gilley, pastels and oil paintings; David Ridgway, oil paintings.
Whatcom Artist Studio Tour
1896 Yew Street Rd ¥(260)650-9691 www.studiotour.net Oct 4-5 and Oct 11-12, 10am-5pm 14th Annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour, a non-profit, juried, fine art and craft artist-run annual fall event during which participating artists' studios are open to the public. Some studios offer demonstrations and many are wheelchair accessible. The tour is free and selfguided. For brochures with maps and more information go to our website.
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
1203 E Lauridsen Blvd ¥(360)457-3532 www.pafac.org wed-sun 11am-5pm WEBSTER'S WOODS: open daylight hours year round. Admission is free. Thru Oct 5 "Two in the Flow", Port Hadlock sculptor David Eisenhour's bronzes and Bainbridge Island installation and site artist Kristin Tollefson's mixed media site works explore the hard and soft textures of Nature's boundless variation; Oct 12Nov 13 Don Fels, "If Your Kit Has A Mirror, Use It", installation comprised of paintings crafted by billboard artists in India under Fels' supervision applied to aluminum panels with distemper, a casein derivative. The sequence unfolds as a family narrative inspired by his father's exploits as a daredevil WWII pilot ferrying cargo across the Himalayas to China; WEBSTER'S WOODS Ongoing "Art Outside", the 9th season of new works by 19 Northwest artists joining more than 100 sculptures and site works in Webster's Woods. Artists include Buster Simpson, Carolyn Law, Ingrid Lahti, Gregory Glynn, Alan Lande, David Nechak and Shirley Wiebe. PREVIEW 73
Museum of Northwest Art
121 S First Street ¥(360)466-4446 (360) 466-4446 Ext. 112 www.museumofnwart.org Galleries and museum store: daily 10am-5pm Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 students, members and youth under 12 free. Thru Oct 12 Ginny Ruffner, "Aesthetic Engineering: The Imagination Cycle", glass, steel and bronze sculptures featuring largescale sculpture and installation work that cross-fertilizes flora, fauna and art; Oct 18-Jan 4 Sonja Blomdahl: IncalmoGlass, the final stop of a nationally-travelling exhibition, featuring more than 30 glass vessels, luminous in colour and graceful in form.
Whatcom Museum of History and Art
121 Prospect St ¥(360)676-6981 (360)676-6981 x320 www.whatcommuseum.org tues-sun 12-5pm Admission is free. CHILDREN'S MUSEUM: thurs-sat 10am5pm sun, tues, wed 12-5pm Admission: $3.50. Sep 14-Nov 16 Art + All That Jazz, art sale and exhibition at the Museum's 1892 Old City Hall building in its fourth biennial year showing a variety of photographs, paintings, sculptures, prints, glass, textiles and jewellery by 100 Pacific Northwest artists. Proceeds from the sale to benefit the Museum's annual exhibition programming; Thru Jun 27/09 World of the Shipwright: From Wood to Fibreglass, explores the golden years of boat and shipbuilding in the late 1800s through 1965. Archival photographs, film footage, memorabilia, www.preview-art.com
1418 Commerce St ¥(360)577-0544 www.the-broadway-gallery.com mon-sat 10am-5:30pm. We are a co-
PORTLAND ART MUSEUM, PORTLAND OR Jun 14-Sep 21 Ed Ruscha has an impressive International and National exhibition history dating from when he was first associated with the Pop Art movement of the early 1960s. In 2005 he represented the United States at the Venice Biennale, and has been the subject of numerous retrospectives. With a distinctly West Coast aesthetic, Ruscha is known for his graphic visual word plays and his architectural commentaries on the Los Angeles landscape. His conceptual innovation and refinement of iconography from popular culture is unprecedented in our time. For this exhibition, Ruscha re-interprets a Mexican roadside wall on mural-size canvases. The diptych Azteca and Azteca in Decline continues Ruscha's interest in exploring historical relationships. The rough walls are painted in a trompe l'oeil manner, complete with holes, weather marks and graffiti. Ambiguous shapes in red, green and blue are set against a white wall. In a piece that reflects the wall's degradation, the Ed Ruscha, Installation view, Azteca/Azteca in Decline (2007), forms are folded over and are detaching from the acrylic on canvas [Portland Art Museum, Portland OR, Jun 14Sep 21] peeling and chipped background. Ruscha cleverly repeats the same graffiti tag mark in both pieces, as if the wall were re-tagged after the bannerlike forms had fallen. Two other smaller sets of work are featured in this exhibition. A relief diptych entitled New Wood, Old Wood (2007) similarly portrays the tangible effects of age on physical matter. Ruscha's signature "word" paintings are represented by Spread (1973), a two-part piece illustrating a reflection of the word "spread" that he has executed in a mix of tobacco and gunpowder. Ruscha lives and works in Los Angeles. Allyn Cantor debate; Sep 13-Dec 31 "Arctic Wing: Miracle of Migration", showcases the work of six photographers, Subhankar Banerjee, Michio Hoshino, Mark Wilson, Hugh Rose, Paul Bannick and Brad Winn whose images help tell the stories of perseverance, daring and the amazing survival of these migratory birds.
Arts Downtown: Puyallup's Outdoor Gallery
Pioneer St and Meridian St ¥(253)840-6015 (253)848-3322 www.artsdowntown.org Rotating sculpture gallery with more than 50 pieces by West Coast artists. Self-tour guides available at the library in Pioneer Park. Gallery artists include Sabah Al-Dhaher, Mark Andrew, Gretchen Daiber, Jim Demetro, David Erue, Chuck Fitzgerald, Douglas Granum, Dan Klennert, Alisa Looney, George E. and Scott Macdonald, James Madison, Daniel Michael, David P. Miller, Carole Murphy, Sarah Ohman y Lopez, R. Bruce Salisbury, Jennevieve Schlemmer, Pasha Stinson, Lynn Swanson and Jeff Tangen.
5 Billy King Studio
1208 1st Ave, 2nd Flr USE ALLEY ENTRANCE ¥(206)340-8881 www.billyking.com by appt only. Sep 14 12-4pm Studio Show; Preview of the 22nd Annual Holiday Show.
5 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
University of Washington, 17th Ave NE and NE 45th ¥(206)543-5590 www.burkemuseum.org daily 10am-5pm. Thru Dec 31 Steven Kazlowski, "The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World", 40 large-format colour photographs by wildlife photographer Kazlowski that document the plight of the polar bear in its melting arctic coastal habitat. Accompanying text, multimedia and learning stations illluminate the science of the global warming
5 Foster/White Gallery, Pioneer Square
220 3rd Ave S, Suite 100 ¥(206)622-2833 www.fosterwhite.com tues-sat 10am-6pm sun 12-5pm. Sep 3-19 Ted Fullerton, "Godot Will Not Be Coming Today", drawings and sculpture conceptually based on Samuel Beckett's `Waiting For Godot' which provides the backbone of an existentialist discourse. Fullerton sees the philosophy of existentialism as humanist in its fundamental nature and uses this train of thought to propel his investigation of the figural and symbolic.
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Foster/White Gallery, Rainier Square
1331 Fifth Ave ¥(206)583-0100 www.fosterwhite.com mon-sat 10am-6pm. Foster/White Gallery's Rainier Square location is located in the heart of downtown Seattle's shopping district. The dynamic floor plan of this space allows for interesting and inspiring grouped exhibitions that provide a wonderful overview of the wide range of talent that the gallery represents. Oct 3-30 Lloyd Blakley, landscapes dotted with impressionist brushstrokes, hints of trees and small details. Blakely endeavors to capture the moment before humans flock to remote settings and fill the blank landscape with structures.
East; Thru Jan 4 FRYE A AND B GALLERIES Gaze: Vision, Desire, and Difference in the Frye Collections, clandestine pleasure, voyeurism, and the artist's gaze explored through paintings from the Frye Collections; Sep 20-Jan 4 GREATHOUSE GALLERIES, projected art by five international artists examining the mechanisms of empire building and destruction to a funk beat.
5 Henry Art Gallery
University of Washington, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts, 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St ¥(206)543-2281 www.henryart.org tues-sun 11am-5pm thurs 11am-8pm Admission: adults $10, seniors (62 and older) $6, members, children under 14, UW students, faculty, staff, high school and college students with ID free, thurs 11am-8pm free. EAST GALLERY Sep 13-Dec 14 Liz Magor, "The Mouth and other storage facilities", focuses on a group of recent works that suggest a collision of domesticity with our wilder instincts. The collection of humble yet talismanic forms mourns nature and culture alike and creates an elegiac mood; NORTH GALLERIES Thru Sep 21 Matthew Buckingham, "Play the Story", features three film installations each centered on a specific historical figure Mary Wolstonecraft, Louis Le Prince and Charlotte Wolff the specific installations underscore the social, optical and intellectual aspects of viewing film and art; Oct 11-Jan 18 Richard Misrach, "On the Beach", taken in the last five years, a series of pictures of beaches, the ocean, sunbathers and swimmers shot from above some as large as 6x10 ft. PREVIEW 75
5 G. Gibson Gallery
300 S Washington St ¥(206)587-4033 www.ggibsongallery.com tues-fri 11am-5:30pm sat 11am5pm. Thru Sep 3 Gallery open by appt; Sep 4-Oct 11 Julie Blackmon, "Domestic Vacations"; Francesca Berrini, "Mapquest"; Oct 16-Nov 22 Mark Thompson, Maija Fiebig and Marc Dennis, "Three Painters"; Work by Richard Misrach.
5 Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave ¥(206)622-9250 ext 217 www.fryeart.org tues-sat 10am-5pm thurs 10am-8pm sun 12-5pm Admission is free. Thru Jan 4 VIEWPOINTS AND FRYE C GALLERY Napoleon on the Nile: Soldiers, Artists, and the Rediscovery of Egypt, engravings, Orientalist paintings and decorative objects created during and after Napoleon's 1798 invasion of Egypt, sparking Egyptomania and changing the West's image of the Near www.preview-art.com
5 Greg Kucera Gallery
212 3rd Ave S ¥(206)624-0770 www.gregkucera.com tues-sat 10:30am-5:30pm. Thru Sep 27 Hugh Ludeña, recent photographs; Whiting Tennis, recent dawings and works on paper; Oct 2Nov 8 Joseph Goldberg, encaustic paintings.
What Is a Trade? Donald Fels and Signboard Painters of South India
TACOMA ART MUSEUM, TACOMA, WA Sep 13, 2008-Jan 18, 2009 From 2004-2005 Washington artist Donald Fels travelled to Kerala, India as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar. In India, Fels, who has been creating work based on themes of trade and culture for two decades, collaborated with local commercial signboard painters. Most of them had painted billboards by hand until cheaper and more efficient computers and inkjet printers made their craft obsolete. For this exhibition, Fels and his collaborators created 16 large-scale paintings in the style of traditional billboards and Bollywood advertising. The works delve into India's history in the spice trade, and specifically into the 1498 expedition of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama who sought a direct sea route to Malabar, (now Kerala) India. The effects of globalization are examined from a perspective that fuses a mass media aesthetic with history and parody. The compelling visual statements combine the lost profession of signboard painting with a complex critique of consumer culture. Highlighting the relevance of early global economic expansion, the contemporary effects of multinational Donald Fels and collaborators, Billboardamatic corporations are brought to the forefront by reinventing this (2005), oil enamel on aluminum. [Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA, Sep 13-Jan 18] dislocated provincial art. Through stylized graphic narratives, Fels and his counterparts have shared a unique insight into the long history of East-West trade and provided an unusual insight into the all-pervasive nature of modern capitalism. Allyn Cantor enveloping the viewer with a strangely disorienting view. The viewer is confronted with details of the people in the pictures but is also made to contemplate the inconsequential place of humankind on the vast landscape of the earth's beaches and waters; Thru Nov 30 "Roman Holiday", images representing the famous sites of Rome such as the Forum, the Arch of Constantine, the Pantheon, St. Peter's Basilica and Castel Sant'Angelo originally made for a tourist market, featuring Robert MacPherson, James Anderson, Giorgio Sommer and the d'Alessandri family; SAMUEL AND ALTHEA STROUM GALLERY Thru Oct 12 Matthew Day Jackson, Jen Liu and David Malijkovic, "The Violet Hour", features video, sculpture and 2D works that address the physical and emotional weariness of our time in an attempt to overcome the cultural amnesia preventing us from learning the lessons of history. The artists imagine alternative realities that could emerge from the socio-political strife and environmental degradation `now accumulating on the global stage.
5 Lisa Harris Gallery
1922 Pike Pl ¥(206)443-3315 www.lisaharrisgallery.com mon-sat 10:30am-5:30pm sun 11am4pm. Sep 4-27 Emily Wood, "New Paintings"; Oct 2-Nov 1 John Lysak, "The Belgian Monotypes: Symbolist Influences"; Christopher Harris, "Prairie Series".
for their hard work and contribution to teaching. Each instructor is awarded with a free class and an opportunity to exhibit. View the award winners from jewellery, sculpture, 2-D and glass departments.
5 Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave ¥(206)654-3100 www.seattleartmuseum.org OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK hours: open daily 7am-6pm, opens 30 min prior to sunrise, closes 30 min after sunset. SAM hours: tues-sun 10am-5pm, thurs & fri 9pm. Admission: adults $13, seniors $10, students $7, free for children 12 & under. Thru Sep 21 Inspiring Impressionism: The Impressionists and the Art of the Past, features nearly 100 works, including paintings, works on paper, photographs and sketchbooks drawn from some 70 museums including the National Gallery in London, the Musee d'Orsay in Paris and the Muséo Naçional del Prado in Spain; Special Exhibition prices: Adults $20, Seniors
5 The Pratt Fine Arts Center Gallery
1902 S Main St ¥(206)328-2200 ext 228 www.pratt.org 1st thurs 6-8pm, fri and sat 12-5pm and by appt. Sep 4-26 "PONCHO & Pathways Scholarship", artwork from 2007-2008 recipients including Esther Ervin, Claire Jauregui, Allison Manch and Peggy Murphy in a variety of media; Oct 2-31 Pratt's Pulse: Instructors of the Year , Each year Pratt provides six-instructor of the year awards which is a recognition
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COURTESY OF THE ARTISTS AND DAVIDSON GALLERIES, SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
(62+) $17, Students + Youth (13-17) $14, Children 12 and under free; Thru Sep 21 Fresh Impressionism, contemporary artists cite an inspiration from an artist or artistic genre of the past, but these references often stray from the original in unexpected ways; Oct 24-Jan 11/09 S'abadeb The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, a major exhibition that explores the unique artistry and culture of Salish First Peoples of Washington State and British Columbia, featuring more than 175 works of art from national and international collections; Thru Oct 26 SAM Next: Oscar Tuazon and Eli Hansen, collaborations by the two brothers have revolved around do-ityourself architectural concepts and utopian, off-the-grid communities in objects and installations (often utilizing hand-blown glass); Thru Nov 9 Smoke and Mirrors, 35 works on paper that address time, motion and narrative device, creating images that provide a compelling dialogue about illusion; Thru Feb 5/09 Thermostat: Video and the Pacific Northwest, a looped program of short videos by filmmakers who either live in or have spent considerable time in the Pacific Northwest. The 19 short videos offer a brief snapshot of the variety of approaches taken by regional artists but all reflect a distinctive Northwest flair; Thru Mar 15/09 "Black Art", painting, sculptures and mixed media from 1830-2006 by Jean-Paul Flandrin, James W. Washington Jr., Max Beckman, Louise Nevelson, Jacob Lawrence and Kerry James Marshall, among the issues www.preview-art.com
their applications of blackness raise are racial and cultural heritage, perception and stereotypes; Ongoing A Bead Quiz, installation about beads traversing the world in unpredictable ways pulling different parts of the world together like miniature magnets; OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK Thru Oct 26 Dennis Oppenheim: From Here "Safety Cones" (2007), temporary installation with 18-foot-high fiberglass traffic cones begins a dialogue with architecture rather than object; Thru Aug 2/09 Geoff McFetridge, commissioned installation at the PACCAR Pavilion; Ongoing Features 22 sculptures including special commissions throughout the nine-acre park by featured artists Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Mark Dion, Mark Di Suvero, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy McMakin, Richard Serra, Anthony Caro and Tony Smith among others.
5 Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park ¥(206)654-3100 www.seattleartmuseum.org tues-sun 10am-5pm, thurs 10am9pm. Suggested donation: adults $5, youth 13-17, students with ID & seniors (62+) $3, children 12 & under free. First thurs free admission. First fri seniors free. First sat families free. Thru Dec 7 Su-Mei Tse: East Wind, Luxembourg-based artist's installation that includes recent works in video featuring music that resonates with SAAM's holdings of Chinese landscape paintings; "Inspired Simplicity: Contemporary Art from
Korea", reflects the austerity and rigour of the artistic expression developed during the Choson period (1392-1910), a time when Korea embraced Neo-Confucianism. A variety of whites, often set in beautiful contrast with cobalt blue, are displayed on porcelain works from the 17th to the 19th century, featuring work by ceramicists Park Young-sook and Kim Yik-yung and calligrapher Son Man-jin. Also on view are oil paintings by Chun Sung-woo inspired by blue and white porcelain and photographs of ancient Korean porcelain vessels taken by Koo Bohnchang; Ongoing Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective, Featuring 173 artworks from the Neolithic period to the present, the exhibition is not only a survey of Chinese art, but also a chronicle of Seattle's shifting interests within Chinese art. The collection contains jades, ceramics, sculptures, painting, calligraphy, bronzes and contemporary Chinese art.
5 Shift Studio
Tashiro Kaplan Building, #105-306 S Washington St ¥206-545-0562 206-948-7037 www.shiftstudio.org fri & sat 12-5pm or by appt. Sep 4-27 Davin Kyle Knight, "Faster, Smaller, Cheaper", traditional and digital mixed media used to explore the idea of globalization and how technology is rapidly changing humankind's relation to space and time; Oct 2-Nov 1 New Work: Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour, body of work that explores the use of found images PREVIEW 77
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5 Vetri International Glass
1404 1st Ave ¥(206)667-9608 www.vetriglass.com mon-sat 10am-6pm sun 12-5pm Open 1st Thurs Artwalks 5-8pm. Vetri International Glass has entered its 10th year as the Pacific Northwest's premier showcase for emerging talent in glass art. Universally acknowledged as a wellspring of the Studio Glass Movement, the Seattle area is home to more glass studios than any other glass center in the world. Local glassblowers recognize Vetri as an important source for inspiration, and visit often to see exhibitions presenting groundbreaking work using the newest of techniques. Sep 2-21 Jen Umphress, "Oceanic Encounters", flameworked glass sculpture; Oct 1-31 Kelly O'Dell, "65 Million Years", glass sculpture.
3412 4th Ave S ¥(206) 838-7444 www.westernbridge.org thurs-sat 12-6pm Admission is free. Oct 2-Dec 20 Claire Cowie, Solange Fabiâo, Susan Philllipsz and Mary Temple.
Other Stories from Rural Mexico, photographs that provide a window into the day-to-day lives and rich cultural traditions of the rural southern Mexican people; Sept 6-Nov 30, Susan Skilling, Joseph Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, "Mediations on the Landscape", contemporary paintings;Thru Sept 21 Olmsted Brothers: Designing Spokane Landscapes, celebrating 100 years of parks with original Spokane park plans by the Boston-based landscape architects; Oct 11-Mar 15/09 Dabblers, Divers, Murderers and Travelers, birds of the Inland Northwest; Nov 7-Mar 1/09 Toys, Toys, Toys! vintage toys from the MAC Collections; Thru Nov 11 John Buck: Iconography, follows the 40-year career of Montana-based woodworker/printmaker Buck; Thru July 18/2010 Living Legacy: The American Indian Collection, a major exhibition explores the MAC's American Indian Collections focusing on Plateau tribes; Ongoing Spokane Timeline: Personal Voices, a century of Spokane history now featuring Big Timber.
5 Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St ¥(253)284-4750 (253)284-2130 www.museumofglass.org Fall-Winter-Spring Hours (start Sep 3) wed-sat 10am-5pm sun 12-5pm 3rd thurs 10am-8pm (free admission 5-8pm), closed Sep 13, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day, Museum Store open tue, 10am-5pm. Admission: free for members, $10 general, $8 seniors, military and students (13+ with ID), $8 groups of 10+, $4 children (6-12 yrs), children under 6 free, admission is free every 3rd thurs from 5-8pm. Sep 14-Sep/09 Dale Chihuly: The Laguna Murano Chandelier (1996-97), a magnificent Neo Baroque chandelier installation created by Dale Chihuly in collaboration with Italian glass masters Lino Tagliapietra and Pino Signoretto. The 1,500-sq.ft., five-piece installation evokes the Muranese lagoon with its glorious golden-green tangle of appendages punctuated by opalescent white spheres and fantastical sea creatures; Sep 14-June 14/09 White Light: Glass Compositions by Daniel Clayman, comprises seven large-
5 William Traver Gallery
110 Union St, #200 ¥(206)587-6501 www.travergallery.com tues-fri 10am-6pm sat 10am-5pm sun 12-5pm Open 1st Thurs Artwalks 5-8pm. Sep 5-28 Jay Macdonell, "Phototropism", blown glass and mixed media sculpture; Nadia Arditti, "Moonlight", bronze sculpture; Oct 3Nov 2 Preston Singletary, blown glass; Ben Cobb, blown glass.
scale, dense, opaque sculptures created using the cire perdu (lost wax casting) technique; Oct 26 MAIN PLAZA REFLECTING POOL Martin Blank, "Fluent Steps (working title), 2008", a new permanent installation of individual islands of glass sculpture designed to span the Museum's 210-foot-long Main Plaza reflecting pool; Thru Sept 7 ART ALLEY, the HOT SHOP AND THE GRAND HALL "Living Legacies: Homage to a Maestro", included in this exhibit is a selection of sculptural work by 15 artists who have an historic and enduring association with glass master Lino Tagliapietra, artists include Nancy Callan, Dale Chihuly, Paul Cunningham, Dan Dailey, Jen Elek, Flora C. Mace, Joey Kirkpatrick, Dante Marioni, Richard Marquis, Benjamin P. Moore, James Mongrain, Janusz Pozniak, Richard Royal, Preston Singletary and David Walters; Ongoing thru Mar 8/09 Dante Marioni, "Form, Color, Pattern", a mid-career survey comprising 20 glass works demonstrating Marioni's ability to transform ancient Venetian techniques and classical forms into impressively scaled, vibrant, modern sculptural expressions that are distinctly his own; Ongoing Thru Oct/09 Contrasts: a Glass Primer, a captivating introduction to the medium of glass, includes international, historically important and visually stunning works of art that are grouped to illustrate opposing ideas, techniques and styles; Ongoing thru Dec/09 MEZZANINE PLAZA REFLECTING POOL Joseph Rossano, "Mirrored Murrelets", the installation comprises 275 mirrored glass birds that "float" just above the surface of the Museum's mid-level reflecting pool.
5 Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave ¥(253)272-4258 www.TacomaArtMuseum.org tues-sat 10am-5pm sun 12-5pm 3rd thurs 10am-8pm, Open mon Memorial Day thru Labour Day. Admission: members free, adults $7.50, students/military/seniors (65+) $6.50, family $25 (2 adults + up to 4 children under 18), children 5 and under free, 3rd thurs free. Thru Sep 7 Janet Cardiff, "The Forty Part Motet, 2001", sound installation; Thru Sep 7 Illuminating the Word: The Saint John's Bible, an illuminated, handwritten Bible commissioned by Saint John's University and Abbey in Minnesota; PREVIEW 79
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
2316 W First Ave ¥24-hr hotline: (509)363-5315 (509)456-3931 www.northwestmuseum.org tues-sun 11am-5pm Admission (includes visit to Campbell House): adults $7, seniors and students $5, children under 5 and Museum members free, Family MACFest Days $15, 1st fridays by donation 5-8pm. Sep 5Oct 26 Annie P. Warren: Betty and
Emily Wood: Recent Landscapes
LISA HARRIS GALLERY, SEATTLE, WA Sep 4-27 Emily Wood's elemental landscapes capture rural scenes from northwest Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. On her extensive travels to gather subject matter, Wood photographs a region to record compositions of interest which are then used for reference when formulating her studio paintings. With her heightened sense of colour and evocative arrangements, the Tacoma-based artist is modernist in her lyrical approach to the traditional landscape subject. She is a sophisticated colourist who transforms her initial subjects into simplified scenes which focus on tonality and a dramatic interpretation of form and hue. Stylistically her pieces are Post-Impressionist with the brilliant palette of Fauvist painters. Wood's bold shapes and handling of paint reduce light and shadow onto graphic elements softened by the glow of her warm-toned underpainting. Her expressionistic work pays attention to both composition and subtleties in colouration. She evokes a mood rather than attempting to represent reality. Emily Wood, Salmon River on Route 75 (2008), oil on canvas [Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle WA, Sep 4-27] Emily Wood received her BFA from the University of Washington. Her work has been collected and exhibited nationally, including prominent survey shows at the Tacoma Art Museum and the Whatcom Museum of Art and History, and has also been featured in New American Paintings. Allyn Cantor Thru Sep 21 "Telling Stories: Selections from the Permanent Collection", explores how artists capture the spirit and essence of narrative tales including works by Everett Shinn, Henri Fantin-Latour, Frederic Remington, Morris Graves, Joseph Park, Michael Spafford, Mark Tobey, Patti Warashina and others; Opening Sep 6 "The Surrealist Impulse: New Acquisitions from the Tacoma Art Museum Collection", recent additions to the collection exploring surrealism including work by Salvador Dali and Northwest artists Morris Graves, Claudia Fitch and Anya Kivarkis; Opening Sep 13 What Is a Trade? Donald Fels and the Signboard Painters of South India, using the conceptual starting point of the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's voyages to India as a spice trader, Fels commissioned sign painters in India to collaborate with him to create 16 large enamel-on-metal panels that examine the legacy of trade in India; Opening Sep 20 Oasis: Western Dreams of the Ottoman Empire from the Dahesh Museum of Art, a broad, international survey of the responses of Western artists to the cultures and landscapes of the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century includes approximately 60 paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and drawings; Opening Oct 4 Speaking Parts: Conversations between Works in the Collection, reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the dynamics of how museums choose artworks and how the collection grows and changes with each new addition; PERMANENT INSTALLATION Dale Chihuly Collection, glass artwork collection dates from 1977 to the present. Visitors can access the Ear for Art: Chihuly Glass CellPhone Tour any time from anywhere by calling 888-411-4220. A map of audio stops throughout downtown Tacoma is available online.
5 William Traver Gallery
1821 E Dock St, #100 ¥(253)383-3685 www.travergallery.com tues-sat 10am-6pm sun 12-5pm Open 3rd Thurs Artwalks 5-8pm. Thru Sep 7 Annual World Glass Exhibition; Sep 5-28 Jay Macdonell, "Phototropism", blown glass and mixed media sculpture; Nadia Arditti, "Moonlight", bronze sculpture; Oct 3Nov 2 Preston Singletary, blown glass; Ben Cobb, blown glass.
Tacoma Art Museum Fall Gala
Saturday, October 18
Join us at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center for an evening inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in honor of the museum's focus on literacy. · Dine, dance, and bid on selected artworks in support of the museum's educational programs Volunteer opportunities
Confluence Gallery & Art Center
104 Glover St ¥(509)997-2787 www.confluencegallery.com mon-sat 10am-3pm. Thru Sep 20 Under the Western Sky, paintings and sculpture by regional artists; Sep 27-Nov 8 Caryl Campbell and Steve Ward, paintings; Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli, glass.
For more information email [email protected] or call 253-272-5258, ext. 5000
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Exhibition Catalogues of Interest
JOSEPH PLASKETT, A LIFE IN PAINTING was published for the September 7-
27, 2008 exhibit at Winchester Galleries. More than 70 colour reproductions of his elegant and charming still lifes, portraits, interior studies and European cityscapes illustrate his graceful characteristic style, one that Brian Grison describes as having "personal, domestic and cultural quietude". The most recent paintings and pastels have an expressive and lucid hand as Plaskett reveals his sensory delight with simple fruits, flowers, vegetables and vases.
Softcover, 98 pages, $25. Available from Winchester Galleries, 250-595-2777, email: [email protected]
GARY PEARSON: THE END IS MY BEGINNING with essay by David Bateman,
foreword and interview by Jen Budney, features 15 colour plates of the artist's ambiguous and quirky paintings plus photos of his studio. Kelowna-based Pearson is a 1991 VIVA Award winner, Associate Professor at UBC Okanagan, and Visual Arts Co-Editor for LAKE: A Journal of Arts and Environment.
Softcover, 48 pages, $14.99. Available from the Kamloops Art Gallery, 250-377-2400, email:[email protected]
MICHAEL DAILEY: COLOR, LIGHT, TIME AND PLACE: SELECTED WORKS, 1965-2007 was published by Francine Seders Gallery and Laura Russo
Gallery to coincide with the Seattle artist's major retrospective exhibition at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem, Oregon this past summer. The monograph emphasizes significant examples of Dailey's work spanning the last 40 years. Includes many luminous plates of Dailey`s colour field style drawings and paintings, an essay by Seattle art critic Robin Updike, a foreword by Hallie Ford Museum of Art director John Olbrantz and a biography of the artist.
Hardcover, 48 pages, $20 USD, available at Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR (503) 370-6855 or University of Washington Press.
TIM LEE: REMAKES, VARIATIONS (1741-2092) presents works created by
2008 VIVA award-winner Tim Lee between 2001-2008. Edited by Reid Shier and including essays by Jorg Heiser, Jens Hoffmann,Tim Lee, Monika Szewczyk and Michael Turner, the beautifully bound hardcover book describes connections between Lee's artwork and the worlds of television, film, art history, literature and contemporary conceptual art. Together with 28 colour photos, the book is mainly text accompanied with duotone photos.
Hardcover, 109 pages, $45. Available from Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver. 604-986-1351
INSPIRING IMPRESSIONISM: THE IMPRESSIONISTS AND THE ART OF THE PAST was published in conjunction with the travelling exhibition on view at the
Seattle Art Museum until September 21. Multiple essays by leading scholars link art historical movements and their influence on the Impressionists, demonstrating that while the Impressionists moved toward modernity and spontaneity, they remained conscious of traditions and techniques of the Old Masters. Beautiful colour reproductions show comparisons by artists like Manet, Degas and Cassatt alongside works by Raphael, El Greco, and Rubens among others. A chronology and exhibition checklist are also included.
Softcover, 280 pages, $65 USD. Available at Seattle Art Museum shop, 206-654-.3120
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Alpha listing of galleries in this issue
Access Artist Run Centre 37 Agnes Bugera Gallery 14 Alberta Craft Council Gallery 14 Alcheringa Gallery 60 Allied Arts of Whatcom County 73 AllMarquetry Studio Gallery 29 Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art 28 Amelia Douglas Gallery, Douglas College 30 Antisocial Gallery 37 Appleton Galleries 40 Arnold Mikelson Mind & Matter Gallery 36 Art Ark Gallery 28 Art Beatus 40 Art Emporium 40 Art Gallery of Alberta 14 Art Gallery of Calgary 8 Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 60 The Art Garden 40 The Art Gym at Marylhurst University 68 Art Merchant International 73 Art Rental & Sales at the Vancouver Art Gallery 40 Art Works Gallery 40 Artcraft, Salt Spring Arts Council 35 Artfirm Gallery 10 Arts Council Gallery of New Westminster 31 Arts Off Main 40 Artspeak 40 Asai's Art Gallery & Studio 20 Ashpa Naira Gallery 60 Atelier Gallery 41 Attic Gallery 69 Aurora Gallery; Artists' Co-op 41 Aurum-Argentum Goldsmiths 41 Autumn Brook Gallery 41 The Avenue Gallery 60 Barbara Boldt Original Art Studio 25 Basic Inquiry Gallery & Studio 41 Bau-Xi Gallery 41 Bel Art Gallery 42 Bellevue Arts Museum 72 Bellevue Gallery 65 beppu wiarda gallery 69 Bill Reid Gallery 42 Billy King Showroom 74 Bilton Contemporary Art 16 Blackberry Gallery, Port Moody Arts Centre 33 Blackfish Gallery 69 Brian Scott Studio and Gallery 22 Britannia Art Gallery 42 The Broadway Gallery 73 Buckland Southerst Gallery 65 Burke Museum 74 Burnaby Art Gallery 16 Burnaby Arts Council 18 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery 42 Campbell River Art Gallery 18 Catriona Jeffries Gallery 42 Centre A, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 42 Chali-Rosso Art Gallery 42 Chambers 69 Charles H. Scott Gallery 42 Chilliwack Visual Artists Association 20 'Chosin Pottery 60 Circle Craft Gallery 42 CityScape Community Art Space, North Vancouver Community Arts Council 31 Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery 42 Collector's Gallery 8 Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria 60 Comox Valley Art Gallery 22 Confluence Gallery and Art Center 80 Contemporary Art Gallery 42 Covan Art Gallery 43 Crafthouse Gallery 43 Cultural Centre Gallery 16 Cunliffe House Gallery 26 Currents Cooperative Gallery 68 Dales Gallery 60 Delta Arts Council 23 Deluge Contemporary Art 60 Diana Paul Galleries 8 Diane Farris Gallery 43 Doctor Vigari Gallery 43 Dorian Rae Collection 43 Douglas Reynolds Gallery 43 Douglas Udell Gallery, Edmonton 14 Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver 43 DRAW Gallery 33 Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery 48 Eagle Spirit Gallery 48 Elaine Brewer-White 25 Elissa Cristall Gallery 48 Elizabeth Leach Gallery 69 Elliott Louis Gallery 48 Emily Carr Alumni Society at QE Theatre 48 Equinox Gallery 48 Esplanade Art Gallery 16 Evergreen Cultural Centre Art Gallery 22 Exposure Gallery 48 Federation Gallery 48 Ferry Building Gallery 65 fibreEssence Gallery 49 The Fort Gallery 25 Foster/White Gallery Pioneer Sq. 74 Foster/White Gallery, Rainier Sq. 75 The Foyer Gallery, Squamish Public Library 36 Framagraphic Framing Gallery 49 Frye Art Museum 75 G. Gibson Gallery 75 Gabriola Arts Council 26 Gabriola Artworks 26 Gala Gallery 65 Galiano Art Gallery 26 Gallery at Hycroft, University Women's Club of Vancouver 49 Gallery at the Mac 61 Gallery Gachet 49 Gallery in the Oak Bay Village 61 Gallery Jones 49 Gallery Odin 36 Gallery of B.C. Ceramics 49 Geert Maas Sculpture Gardens and Gallery 28 Gibsons Landing Gallery Artist's Co-op 36 Glenbow Museum 14 The Graffiti Co. Art Studio/Gallery 31 Grand Forks Art Gallery 26 Greenery Florist & Gallery 51 Greg Kucera Gallery 75 grunt gallery 51 Hallie Ford Museum of Art 72 Havana Gallery 51 Heffel Fine Art Auction House 51 Helen Pitt Gallery 51 Henry Art Gallery 75 Herringer Kiss Gallery 10 Hodnett Fine Art Studiio Gallery 51 Howe Street Gallery of Fine Art & The Soul of Africa Collection 52 Ian Tan Gallery 52 Island Mountain Arts Public Gallery 73 Imagine That! Artisans' Designs 25 Inuit Gallery of Vancouver 58 Isabella Egan Gallery 52 Kootenay Gallery 63 J Mitchell Gallery 35 JACANA Contemporary Art 52 Japanese Canadian National Museum 18 The JEM (Just East of Main) Gallery 52 Jenkins Showler Gallery 66 Jennifer Kostuik Gallery 53
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Alpha listing of galleries in this issue (cont'd)
Jeunesse Gallery of Fine Arts 53 Joyce Williams Antique Prints & Maps 53 Kamloops Art Gallery 27 Kelowna Art Gallery 28 Kootenay Gallery 20 Kurbatoff Art Gallery 53 Kwantlen Art Gallery 37 Langham Cultural Centre Gallery 27 Langley Centennial Museum 25 Lattimer Gallery 53 Laura Russo Gallery 70 Lawrence Eng 53 Le Centre Culturel Francophone de Vancouver 50 The Legacy Gallery & Cafe 61 The Lighthouse Gallery 60 Linda Lando Fine Art 53 Lions Bay Art Gallery 65 Lisa Harris Gallery 76 Lloyd Gallery 32 Loch Gallery 10 Lumen Gallery 54 Lyndia Terre Gallery 30 M. Morgan Warren's Studio 36 Main Street Gallery 35 Malaspina Printmakers 54 Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery 61 Maple Ridge Art Gallery 29 Marilyn S. Mylrea Art Gallery 54 Marion Scott Gallery 54 Marshall Clark Dall Gallery 66 Martin Batchelor Gallery 61 Mary Lou Zeek Gallery 72 McPherson Library Gallery 60 Mihrab Gallery 54 Monny's Art Gallery 54 Monte Clark Gallery 54 Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery 54 Morris Gallery 61 Muir Gallery, Comox Valley Community Arts Council 22 Murdoch Collections 70 Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia 54 Museum of Contemporary Craft 70 Museum of Glass 79 Museum of Northern B.C. 33 Museum of Northwest Art 73 Nanaimo Art Gallery 30 The New Gallery 10 NEWZONES Gallery 10 Northwest By Northwest Gallery 67
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture 79 Numen Gallery 54 Oceanside Community Arts Council 31 The Old School House Arts Centre 34 Omega Gallery 55 On Canvas 62 Open Space 62 Or Gallery 55 Osoyoos Art Gallery 31 Pacific Art Garden Gallery 34 Paul Kuhn Gallery 10 Paw Prints Studio & Gallery 32 Pendulum Gallery in the Atrium 55 Peninsula Gallery 35 Penticton Art Gallery 32 Peter Kiss Studio and Gallery 55 Petley Jones Gallery 55 Place des Arts 22 Port Angeles Fine Arts Center 73 Portland Art Museum 71 The Pratt Fine Arts Centre Gallery 76 Presentation House Gallery 31 p.s. gallery at place 62 Arts Downtown: Puyallup's Outdoor Gallery 74 Quality Pictures 72 Rendezvous Art Gallery 55 Republic Gallery 56 Richmond Art Gallery 34 The Robinson Studio Gallery 56 Roundhouse Community Arts Centre 56 Royal British Columbia Museum 62 SAGA Public Art Gallery 34 Salt Spring Woodworks 35 Seattle Art Museum 76 Seattle Asian Art Museum 77 Seymour Art Gallery 31 Shift Studio 77 Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Jewish Community Centre 56 Silk Purse Arts Centre 65 Simon Fraser University Gallery and the Teck Gallery 18, 56 Slide Room Gallery 62 Sopa Fine Arts 29 South Shore Gallery 36 Southern Alberta Art Gallery 16 Spirit Wrestler Gallery 56 Station House Gallery 67 Stofer Gallery 25 The Stride Art Gallery Association 10 Studio 13 Fine Art 56
Summerland Art Gallery 36 Sunshine Coast Arts Council + Arts Centre 36 Surrey Art Gallery 37 Tacoma Art Museum 80 Tanya Slingsby Gallery Atelier 56 The Teck Gallery and Simon Fraser University Gallery 18, 56 TextileContexT Studio 56 Toni Onley Archive Gallery 57 Touchstones: Nelson Museum of Art and History 30 TrépanierBaer 12 Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery 37 Tutt Art Galleries 29 Two Rivers Gallery 33 Udell Contemporary, Calgary 12 Umtali Arts 57 Unitarian Church of Vancouver 57 Uno Langmann Limited 57 Urban Galleries 57 Vancouver Art Gallery 57 Vancouver Maritime Museum 58 Vancouver Museum 58 View Art Gallery 63 Vernon Public Art Gallery 60 Vetri International Glass 79 Vetrova Studio Gallery 58 Wallace Galleries 14 waterworks gallery 73 The Weiss Gallery 12 West End Gallery, Edmonton 14 West End Gallery, Victoria 63 West Vancouver Museum 66 Western Bridge 79 Western Front Gallery 58 Western Gallery, Western Washington University 73 Whatcom Artist Studio Tour 73 Whatcom Museum of History and Art 73 White Bird Gallery 68 White Rock Gallery 67 William Traver Gallery, Seattle 79 William Traver Gallery, Tacoma 80 Winchester Galleries 63 Winsor Gallery 59 The Wood Co-op 59 Yaletown Gallery 59 Yukiko Onley & Peter Eastwood 59 Xchanges Gallery 63
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GALLERY OPENINGS + EVENTS
September 4 Thursday
6-8pm Opening reception: Pat Service, Valleys, acrylic on canvas, a series of colourful, pastoral paintings of the Fraser Valley, Okanagan Valley and Nicola River Valley. DIANE FARRIS GALLERY, 1590 W 7th Ave, Vancouver BC. 7-9pm Opening reception: Carmen Larsen, Simultaneity. YALETOWN GALLERY, 123-1208 Homer St, Vancouver BC. 5-8pm Opening reception: Stefanie Denz, Stairs, new paintings. SALT SPRING WOODWORKS, 125 Churchill Rd, Salt Spring Island BC. 7-9pm Opening reception: Rozita Moinishirazi and Sholeh Cusack, A Duo Show. YALETOWN GALLERY, 123-1208 Homer St, Vancouver BC.
September 19 Friday
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September 5 Friday
8pm Opening Reception: Miguel da Conceicao, Devon Knowles and Claude Zervas, In the diagram below, line AB and line GH intersect at point D, west coast artists exploring geometric forms in relation to perception and mapping. Or Gallery, 555 Hamilton St., Vancouver BC.
September 20 Saturday
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September 25 Thursday
6-8pm Opening reception: Andra Ghecevici, Elevated Flow Into Emergence. PETLEY JONES GALLERY, 2235 Granville St, Vancouver BC.
September 7 Sunday
2-3:30pm Opening reception: Michelle Demers and Wendy Deakins, photographic art; Elizabeth de Balasi, jewellery. GALLERY AT HYCROFT, UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB OF VANCOUVER, 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver BC.
September 26 Friday
7-10pm Opening reception: Susan Falk, Landscapes; Kate Bradford, New Works. THE FORT GALLERY, 9048 Glover Rd, Fort Langley BC.
September 10 Wednesday
7-9pm Opening reception: Voices and Visions: Contemporary Sepik Art. ALCHERINGA GALLERY, 665 Fort St, Victoria BC.
September 27 Saturday
2-4pm Opening reception: Kelly Krueger, Catalogue of Trees. ART ARK GALLERY, 1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna BC. 2-6pm Opening reception: Laszlo George, The First Frame, digital still frame images on canvas. HODNETT FINE ART STUDIO GALLERY, 320-1000 Parker St, Vancouver BC. 4-8pm Opening reception: Caryl Campbell and Steve Ward, paintings; Jeremy Newman and Allison Ciancibelli, glass. CONFLUENCE GALLERY & ART CENTER, 104 Glover St, Twisp WA. 6:30pm Opening reception: Timothy Hoey, Epistle, new works; 7pm Book Signing and Talk: authors of "Style Statement", Carrie McCarthy and Danielle Laporte. PS GALLERY AT PLACE, #3, 3690 Shelbourne St, Victoria BC.
September 11 Thursday
7-9pm Opening reception: Christian Nicolay, Open Spaces. ART ARK GALLERY, 1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna BC. 7pm Opening receptions: Pam Hall and Margaret Dragu, MARGINALIA: Getting Out of the House; Emily Rosamond, Patron Saint of Waterskiers and Other Entities. RICHMOND ART GALLERY, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC.
September 14 Sunday
1-4pm Opening reception: Christine Reimer, Luminous Journey Through BC, new paintings. MAIN STREET GALLERY, 2536 Beacon Ave, Sidney BC.
September 18 Thursday
5-8pm Opening reception: Jill Charuk, Paul Nickless and Riyadh Hashim, Trio III: Stomping Ground, third annual Trio exhibition featuring three distinctive painters with contrasting styles exploring familiar places. ART WORKS GALLERY, 225 Smithe St, Vancouver BC.
October 2 Thursday
5-8pm Opening reception: Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour, New Work, body of work that explores the use of found images combined with their personal visual vocabulary. SHIFT STUDIO, Tashiro Kaplan Building, #105-306 S Washington St, Seattle WA.
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October 2 Thursday
6:30-9:30pm Opening reception: Sharon Smith and Betsy Jones, Smith & Jones, a collaboration by two friends on a show of mixed media paintings and monotype prints inspired by nature. AURUM-ARGENTUM GOLDSMITHS, 1351 Railspur Alley, Vancouver BC. 7-9pm Opening reception: Dan Daulby, Works by Daulby, solo show. YALETOWN GALLERY, 123-1208 Homer St, Vancouver BC.
October 11 Saturday
12-4pm Event: Paul Wong, master's workshop on video art. ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Rotary Centre for the Arts, #103-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC.
October 16 Thursday
7-9pm Opening reception: Student and Emerging Artists, New Works. YALETOWN GALLERY, 123-1208 Homer St, Vancouver BC.
October 3 Friday
6-9pm Opening reception: Alessandra Bitelli, Textures of the Land, solo show in celebration of Bitelli's 80th birthday anniversary, includes watercolours from the artist's collection. BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY, 2460 Marine Dr, West Vancouver BC. 7-9:30pm Opening reception: Lance Regan LLOYD
October 17 Friday
7pm Event: Wearable Art Gala 2008 - DVD Screening.
ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Rotary
Centre for the Arts, #103-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC. 8pm Opening Reception: Mat Bushell, Guido Molinari, Monique Mouton and Richard Tuttle, "Making Real", aesthetic, poetic and formally rigorous abstract painting by emerging and established artists. OR GALLERY, 555 Hamilton St, Vancouver BC.
GALLERY, 18 Front St, Penticton BC.
October 5 Sunday
2-3:30pm Opening reception: Jean Garnett, paper collage artist; Elizabeth Harris-Nichols, mixed media artist; Sheila Allen, jewellery. GALLERY AT HYCROFT, UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CLUB OF VANCOUVER, 1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver BC.
October 18 Saturday
1-5pm Opening reception: 41° to 66° : Regional Responses to Sustainable Architecture in Canada; Building Green; A B.C. Showcase: Regenerative Architecture; Visions of the Future. Formal Remarks at 2pm followed by curator's talk with John McMinn. SURREY ART GALLERY, 13750 88th Ave (at King George Hwy), Surrey BC.
October 7 Tuesday
7pm Opening reception: Impressions of Nature: The Prints of Alistair Bell. WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM, 680 17th St, West Vancouver BC.
October 19 Sunday
4-5:30pm Opening reception: We are rushing on and on and on, Emily Carr works from the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery collection dated from 1935-1942. EVERGREEN CULTURAL CENTRE ART GALLERY, 1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam BC.
October 9 Thursday
7-9pm Opening reception: Anna Coghlan and Michael Hermesh, omens and icons. ART ARK GALLERY, 1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna BC.
October 10 Friday
10am-4pm daily Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour: Free, self-directed tour showcasing 96 artists in 60 studios. Brochure on-line or in print at various locations (see web). Continues to Oct 13. GABRIOLA ARTS COUNCIL, #9 575 North Rd , Gabriola BC. 7-9pm Event: Philosophers' Café presents video artist Paul Wong. ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Rotary Centre for the Arts, #103-421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC. 7-10pm Opening reception: Birdscapes, collaboration between painter Doris Auxier, composer Jeff Warren and maskmaker Claire Goodfellow explores the uncertain margin between birds and humans. FORT GALLERY (THE), 9048 Glover Rd, Fort Langley BC.
October 23 Thursday
6-9pm Opening reception: David Tycho, The River Series, abstracted renderings inspired by the Fraser and Columbia Rivers. PETLEY JONES GALLERY, 2235 Granville St, Vancouver BC.
October 25 Saturday
1-4pm Opening reception: Art Visions 2008, featuring some of the best Federation Artists from throughout BC. Co-hosted by Art Ark Gallery and Hambleton Galleries. ART ARK GALLERY, 1295 Cannery Lane, Kelowna BC. 7pm Event: Philosophers' Café and Lit@Alt present Sean Johnston and Paul Headrick. ALTERNATOR GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Rotary Centre for the Arts, #103421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna BC.
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