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Artist Spotlight | Jeroen Witvliet

Jeroen Witvliet spoke to me about his path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive his work. Witvliet's art practice is a response to contemporary times; to be aware and to find a sense of the poetic while questioning current events, historical accuracy and memory. Tell us a bit about yourself. My country of birth [...]

2021-04-20T18:33:35-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Carrie Walker

Carrie Walker spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Walker's art practice explores the fraught relationship between humans and non-human animals by looking at how humans write about, photograph and paint non-human animals. She uses original drawing, photography and video, as well as found and appropriated materials such as text, paintings and photographs. Humour and playfulness [...]

2021-04-20T18:30:56-07:00

Art Quiz

Here is the clue: Who is the artist, what is the title and where does this work hang? The first 5 Winners will receive the inspirational book "Keep Going" - 10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad by writer and artist Austin Kleon. Submit your guess to info@CristallGallery.com

2021-03-13T17:37:22-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Kyle Scheurmann

Kyle Scheurmann spoke to me about his path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive his work. Scheurmann’s art practice is contingent upon extensive travel, relying on experiential research of the earth’s diverse ecosystems. "I hope my most recent paintings are seen as a practice in documenting the ever-changing state of the earth...." Can you [...]

2021-04-20T18:29:39-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Gillian Richards

Our “Artist Spotlight” series focuses on the lives Canadian Artists: their aspirations, influences, and creative challenges. Gillian Richards spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Richard’s body of work including painting and drawing examines the beauty and banality of urban life.  Was there a pivotal moment when [...]

2021-04-20T18:35:49-07:00

COLLIDER | Randall Steeves

Randall Steeves' paintings celebrate the complexity of the natural world. The paintings are made from encaustic, a beeswax based paint that is heated and brushed onto the canvas where it hardens immediately. The process results in a complex surface that can be read as a chronology of the painting’s construction and a record the painter’s physical presence and actions. Viewing this work, one is reminded of John Cage’s famous dictum that [...]

2021-03-11T15:47:33-08:00

COLLECTED | Todd Lambeth

Welcome to "COLLECTED" a new series featuring artists we have been following that we think you might like to get to know. Some of the artists are working independently, and some are recent graduates of art schools and universities from across the country.  We hope to introduce you to new talent that you may not have seen before. We're interested in hearing your comments and/or questions.  You can connect with us [...]

2021-04-01T18:32:49-07:00

winter SALON | Part 2

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present our winter SALON exhibition Part 2 an exhibition of four artists who focus on "mark-making". Their techniques vary from layering and building up the paint surface, to scratching it back to reveal the depth and subtlety of the under-painting. In other works, the surfaces are flat with pop-coloured organic shapes that weave in and out and bristle with energy. Reception Saturday February 15, [...]

2020-03-03T17:20:26-08:00

winter SALON exhibition | December – January 2020

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present our winter SALON exhibition. winter SALON continues... This rotating exhibition with gallery and guest artists includes small and large works including painting, mixed media and resin sculptures. Opening Reception  February 15, 2020 3  - 5 PM Selected works Jessica Korderas, Guardonna, mixed media & cast resin, $3200   Inquire Jessica Korderas, Spannerin, mixed media & [...]

2020-08-24T10:43:54-07:00

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