Gallery 22

Fresh Art for the Territory’s Newest Gallery

Gallery 22 takes wing with its first solo show. Dan Bushnell’s ravens fly through areas of layered colour or urban environments across the gallery’s white walls above Triple J’s Music shop. Straight black paint, sometimes with blended-in white highlights, carry the shapes and forms of Bushnell’s ravens. These ravens inhabit an abstract or urban environment, …

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Passion for Detail

Masamichi Nakatsuka has a painting, a watercolour on paper called “Passion”, that he completed in one sitting. The painting is of a skull with paint dripping down its side. Nakatsuka, who goes by Michi, says he couldn’t stop working until it was finished. It took five to six hours. Michi ended up in Whitehorse because …

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Artrepreneur: For the Young at ‘Art

There’s a gorgeous new gallery in town. You climb the stairs at the back of Triple J’s Music’s new location, past a potter’s wheel, past walls lovingly embellished with graffiti, past a purple bicycle with a purple-patterned velvet banana seat. Then you come to the entrance of Gallery 22. Professional-quality vinyl lettering lists the artists …

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Clay and Wonder

Sandra Grace Storey’s show, small changes, grows out of a love of clay and myth. All but one of the pieces mount on the wall. The clear white gallery walls give them the context to leap or stand with strong presence. Storey’s faces and animals have always had a quality of aliveness. I think her …

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Alleyway perspectives

Fresh, pristine walls hold images of beauty in utilitarian surroundings. A gritty, plain alley is transformed into an artist’s studio, with ever-shifting shadows to complement the portraits. Morgan “Mo” Whibley is the photographer that makes the mundane magic and the ordinary into something fleeting and original. “I started shooting the pieces for my own interest. …

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Terra Firma’s Artist Show Their Passion Projects at Gallery 22

The Terra Firma Art Company on Third Avenue in Whitehorse bills itself as your “promotional product company”.They put images, logos and text onto products, mainly garments, helping businesses and teams brand themselves. Men of Terra Firma showcases the artists behind this commercial endeavour. Terra Firma workers Chris Blaker, Adam Green, Matty Marnik, Allen Moffatt and …

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Underground Vibe Upstairs

A hidden gem is tucked away in the lot behind the Hougen’s centre, above Triple J’s Music Café. Accessible by a narrow, graffiti-covered staircase – and with a tattoo studio just off the display area – Gallery 22 is a small, one-room space with an artsy, underground vibe. It’s an eccentric showroom for both established …

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A Shape-Shifting Artist

Leslie Leong moves like a hummingbird around Gallery 22. It is the opening night of her exhibit, SHIFT, and she is adjusting art, giving directions, answering questions – focused on the puzzle pieces that must come together just before a show is unveiled. People begin to arrive and move slowly about the room holding wine …

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Hot New Art Band

There’s a new jazz trio out at Crag Lake. But instead of sound waves, they’re jammin’ in glass and steel. Rusty Redbrun (Paul Baker), Burny Hüle (Ken Anderson) and Ptina Green (Jeanine Baker) aim to have 20 works for their collaborative show opening next week at Gallery 22 in downtown Whitehorse. “We just decided to …

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Beyond Therapy

Beyond Therapy Jenna Walchuk has a story to tell. Years ago, she was an addict. She’s been clean for many years, yet the need to go back to the emotions she remembers from that “time of such intellectual darkness” structures her art show, and her investigations in paint. The story leads us around the Gallery …

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