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My interview with internationally known artist Andrew Salgado

Twenty-five years ago, at the age of 10, Andrew Salgado was just another kid who’d decided to take art classes at Regina’s Neil Balkwill Centre. Today he’s a celebrated and critically acclaimed artist whose last 11 solo exhibitions (in cities as diverse as London, New York, Miami and Cape Town) have sold out, and who has been interviewed by major magazines and newspapers around the world. In January and February, Salgado’s paintings were featured in a survey exhibition entitled TEN at The Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London, which coincided with the release of the first artist monograph (work published in book form) featuring his paintings. He’s even been ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 11:49, March 2nd, 2017 under Blog, Writing and Editing | Comment now »

Wilf Perrault: playing with light

Wilf Perrault's art is among the most immediately recognizable work by any Regina artist. His landscapes capture, not the countryside, but the back alleys of this city and others, alleys where trees, bushes, power poles, fences, garages, puddles and snow come together to create unexpected beauty. Until recently, Wilf created his art in a small studio in Miller Collegiate, where a long row of windows provided light and a view outside and the door was always open for students and staff to drop in. But now Wilf has moved into a spacious new studio, formerly used by fellow Regina artist Joe Fafard, and last Thursday several people, myself included, visited it as part of the MacKenzie Art ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 17:59, August 1st, 2001 under Art Columns, Blog, Columns | 2 Comments »

The McIntyre Gallery turns 15

What could be more natural than artwork hanging on the walls of a house? At the McIntyre Gallery, that's exactly what you get: outstanding work by Canadian artists, hung on the walls of an old house in the Transition area, so that a visit to the gallery is a lot like visiting the home of a friend with really good taste in art--and not a lot of furniture! The McIntyre Gallery was officially opened in November of 1985, which means it will celebrate its 15th anniversary this fall. Gallery owner Louise Durnford began it with no background in either art or running a gallery, but with a solid background in business--and made it work. She was ...

Posted by Edward Willett at 17:38, February 23rd, 2000 under Art Columns, Blog, Columns | Comment now »