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Jeroen Witvliet | Unintentionally disrupting your thoughts

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Victoria-based artist Jeroen Witvliet.  "Unintentionally disrupting your thoughts" is a new series of oil paintings touching on the surreal, referencing many things hidden underneath the skin of the paint. Exhibition Dates November 20 - December 18, 2021 Opening Saturday November 20th, 1-4 pm Hours  Please note that we are currently open by appointment Tuesday – [...]

2021-11-23T13:56:21-08:00

Feature Exhibition Fall 2021

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to announce our feature exhibition in our new art showroom. Striking in variety and imagination these three women artists Lesley Finlayson, Mara Korkola and Shirley Claire Williams paint the vibrant colours and textures of the west coast. Exhibition Dates October 30 - November 18, 2021 Public Openings October 30, 1-4 pm & November 6, 1-4 pm Hours  Please note that we are currently [...]

2021-10-29T13:17:06-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Jessica Korderas

In this interview we delve into the meticulous three dimensional cast resin sculptures by Halifax artist Jessica Korderas.  Film is a major inspiration for Korderas and the new work we examine is based on her recent discovery of 1970's genre of Italian movies called "Giallo”. Can you tell me about the process of making your work? I have [...]

2021-08-27T16:04:37-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Mara Korkola

Our interview with Toronto-based painter Mara Korkola took place by telephone and email over the course of two months. Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings.  The sunset paintings featured here are based on photographs taken from hiking trips along the west coast of British Columbia. Late evening is Korkola's signature time of day. This is when she prefers to paint as [...]

2021-05-20T16:46:07-07:00

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 [...]

2021-06-10T15:58:56-07:00

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

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