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 Back  Vignettes | Alberta | November 2011 – January 2012

By Robin Laurence

OTTO ROGERS: PAINTING/SCULPTURE Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Oct 15-Nov 12 This exhibition of new work by one of Canada’s most esteemed modernists establishes a conversation between subtly modulated abstract paintings and wall-mounted sculptures. Through both two and three dimensions, Rogers expresses his enduring interests in the relationship between art and nature, language and consciousness, and diversity and unity. Ultimately embedded in his work is his fundamental belief in the oneness of all things.

ANGELA LEACH: NEW WORK Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, Oct 22-Nov 19 Although her abstractions evoke Op Art and are often compared with those of Bridget Riley, Angela Leach identifies herself as a process painter. Her dazzling geometric designs are based on the orderly repetition of a very particular range of colours. Influenced by her background in fibre arts and textile design, Leach’s beautifully executed paintings compel us with their giddy arrays of wavy and wiggly lines.

DON POLLACK: FAR FROM HOME Newzones, Calgary, Dec 1-Jan 14, 2012 “I try to imbue the picture plane with what makes nature potent, mysterious and ultimately untamable,” says realist painter Don Pollack, “while at the same time manifesting an awareness that this view of nature is a product of my own mythology.” Although his landscapes may employ heightened and saturated colours, they are often filtered through a dreamy haze that diffuses their forms and adds to their mystery.

A PASSION FOR NATURE: LANDSCAPE PAINTING FROM 19th CENTURY FRANCE Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Oct 15-Feb 20, 2012 On loan from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC the 33 masterworks in this exhibition trace the evolution of landscape painting in France from the mid-19th century to the early 20th. From Realism through to Impressionism and on to Symbolism, the survey includes works by Gustave Courbet, Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir among others.

THE WINNIPEG ALPHABESTIARY University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Jan 12-Mar 1, 2012 This engaging group of images, originally commissioned from leading Winnipeg artists by Border Crossings magazine, takes the form of an “alphabestiary” – an alphabet illustrated with images of animals. From Wanda Koop’s looming ape to Shaun Morin’s snoozing zebra, these interesting, odd and sometimes imaginary beasts amuse us even as they stimulate ideas around our relationship with the natural world.

Otto Rogers
Otto Rogers

Angela Leach
Angela Leach

Don Pollack
Don Pollack

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Neil Farber
Neil Farber

 Wed, Nov 30, 2011