• ‘I did a lot of things wrong': Why artists turned against a small-town gallery owner in B.C

    One year ago - By National Post

    Marlowe Goring's art gallery was the talk of the town when it opened in 2013 in the retirement community of Qualicum Beach, B.C.
    The gallery featured the works of aboriginal artist Norval Morrisseau - “the Picasso of the North” - and various West Coast artists. There was talk of incorporating a chic wine bar.
    But about a year and a half in, the gallery went bust and residents in this normally staid town are said to have become furious with Goring over unpaid debts and unaccounted-for paintings.
    “Everyone was knocking on his door,” said Dan McLeod, a local builder who helped construct the...
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