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Articles by Robin Laurence

There are 27 articles by Robin Laurence

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Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen: I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer

Emily Carr is linked to the work of a young European Surrealist in a thoughtfully conceived and elegantly executed exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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Whistler Wonders: Michael Audain Builds a Museum

How longing for a distant homeland drove Michael Audain to become one of BC’s biggest art collectors and patrons—and now, museum builder.

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Emily Carr: Dulwich Celebrates a Pioneer

Though Emily Carr is known for depicting the West Coast, her recent show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery reveals her universal appeal, writes Robin Laurence.

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Landon Mackenzie Brings New Life to Emily Carr Paintings

At the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr’s works gain renewed relevancy thanks to a careful, nuanced pairing with contemporary painter Landon Mackenzie.

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After the Fall: Christos Dikeakos & The Okanagan

Bridging imagery from the Garden of Eden to Robert Smithson’s Glue Pour, Dikeakos’s Nature Morte frames the apple as symbol and stock. By Robin Laurence.

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Tim Gardner: Mountains, Moonlight, Masculinity

A long-haired man in blue jeans does a handstand on a high, rocky ridge in the middle of a mountain range. A bald fellow in a Hawaiian shirt stands on a boat deck, holding a glass of vodka and gazing

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Germaine Koh: Weather Systems

As you approach Kamloops from the south and west, you see gross evidence of the mountain pine-beetle epidemic. Near the highway, most of the dead trees have been cut down and trucked away, leaving…

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Peter von Tiesenhausen’s Green Actions Challenge Oil Country

As Peter von Tiesenhausen tours me through “Elevations,” his solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, it is difficult to gauge whether he is more invested in the work on view here or

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Time Play: William Eakin and Remembrance

A large photograph of the moon hangs in the foyer of William Eakin’s Winnipeg studio. At least, it looks like the moon: a luminous, pockmarked orb, suspended in deep space. A closer view reveals…

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Selwyn Pullan Survey Summons Lost Era in West Coast Architecture & Urbanism

Tucked into a heritage building in West Vancouver, near the foot of Cypress Mountain, is a little institution that functions—in an unlikely but inspired way—as that municipality’s leading…

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