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By Diane Klaver

Urban Portraits

From Sarah Nind's Re: development exhibit

Sarah Nind’s Re: development unravels the relationship and memories we create in urban environments. Her photographs and image fragments of Beijing are digitally re-configured before being re-shot as a complete work. The resulting prints document the shift in Beijing from the old, historic architecture to the new contemporary designs. It runs at the Newzones Gallery from Jan 22 – Feb 26. 730 – 11 Ave SW.

Editor’s Pick: Lovely Lines
Express your love this Valentine’s Day with a unique greeting card from local artist Melody Germain’s Loving Lines exhibit. Each card is a reproduction of her original artwork of bright red, pink, and neutral coloured hearts intricately drawn using repetitive strokes. “Loving Lines is about celebrating the love between two people through abstract art,” says Germain. Also inside My Escape Art, her studio in Art Central, is her clothing line Raw Line. In this collection of men’s and women’s shirts, Germain uses a bleaching technique and special dyes to hand paint feathery designs that incorporate hearts, peace petals and nature. 100 – 7 Ave SW.

Gallery Spotlight
The majority of artists represented in Yves Trépanier and Kevin Baer’s Trépanier Baer Gallery are Canadians whose work has been recognized internationally. The airy 3,000-square-foot space was designed to accommodate contemporary paintings, sculptures, photography, and video installations. Visitors can take in the new colourful oil paintings by contemporary artist Martin Bennett in Punished by the Paradox in January and February, while  past exhibits have included Evan Penny’s realistic human sculptures. 105, 999 – 8 St SW.

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