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ART ON PAPER | March 2 – 23, 2019

For our ART ON PAPER exhibition we are delighted to feature the work of Bowen Island artist and art therapist, Marty Levenson.  His new series of monoprints titled "Jacquie's Garden" (Jacquie is Levenson's wife and a dedicated gardener) is born out of the abundance of wild and cultivated flora and forest surrounding their island home. Levenson writes, "In these prints, the ink’s sensuality encourages a reverie that allows the viewers’ abstract [...]

2019-03-13T17:36:06-07:00

WINTER EXHIBITION | Jan – Feb 2019

Escape winter in our new Exhibition of paintings, collage, and photographs. Turning up the heat in colour (reds and blues dominate), the works move from atmospheric and nuanced to densely coloured and textured, revealing the unique characteristics and individuality of their creators: Megan Hepburn, Christopher Friesen, Jessica Korderas, Jessie McNeil, Amanda Reeves, Barbara Strigel. Exhibition Dates January 15 - February 26, 2019 SELECTED WORKS [...]

2019-03-13T17:01:15-07:00

small PICTURES SHOW | December 1 – January 12, 2019

Bigger is not always better—or so you can see in an exhibition of over 30 intimately scaled paintings, sculptures and photographs. In planning this exhibition we asked - Why artists choose to work at a small-scale, the relationship between size and subject matter, and how the size of a work affects a viewer's reception. All these considerations underlie the small Pictures Show, which features work by a diverse group of contemporary artists. [...]

2019-01-16T17:50:17-08:00

SARA CARACRISTI

. BIOGRAPHY My work emanates from a voyeuristic fascination of crowds in an urban environment, as an observer rather than a participant. By assuming an overhead vantage point, I retain control by unobtrusively documenting, hovering above the crowds, navigating through the chaos, to find patterns and relationships. Assuming an overhead perspective allows individuals to become more about form and colour and at times verging on the abstract. Shadows [...]

2021-05-19T18:09:15-07:00

CAMROSE DUCOTE

BIOGRAPHY  GALLERY  CV . BIOGRAPHY Camrose Ducote grew up in the light and space of Colorado which influences her work today. Her visual language is abstraction which relies on sense impressions over the narrative. She describes her work as “a reflection of the transient nature of life.” Her process begins with paper on to which she applies a spackle compound. The surface is then hand rubbed and several layers of acrylic medium [...]

2018-12-20T17:22:19-08:00

AMANDA REEVES | New Paintings | October 13 – November 3, 2018

We are pleased to present Amanda Reeves’ third solo exhibition with the Elissa Cristall Gallery. In her new series Reeves creates 24″ x 24″ squares which stand alone or hang brilliantly together whether they are placed horizontally or vertically. The rich and tempered colour tones lend each of these new works its own personality. The apparent simplicity of these paintings belies the subtle intricacies of palette and composition. Reeves use of tonal [...]

2018-12-15T15:03:36-08:00

LESLEY FINLAYSON

BIOGRAPHY Although I begin my paintings directly on site, my goal is not a naturalistic or realistic representation. I work outside to experience the scale, the colour, the grandeur and the sounds that surround me. It is the experience of prolonged observation in a vast landscape where the eye fluctuates from picking out microcosmic detail from far away to scanning the entire vista in a split second. I attempt to [...]

2021-07-09T11:49:36-07:00

CHRISTOPHER FRIESEN

. BIOGRAPHY Christopher Friesen is a painter, community advocate and an educator. Friesen lives in Langley, British Columbia. Friesen was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia. His work has been shown extensively throughout Western Canada in public and commercial galleries. Friesen has work in international public, private and corporate collections. His teaching focuses on painting, drawing and different modes of cultural discourse ranging from specific formal painting concerns to community [...]

2021-05-10T17:27:18-07:00

GRACE GORDON-COLLINS

. BIOGRAPHY “I have always been an observer and a storyteller and, as a result, my work invariably starts in a narrative structure. My approach to photography has been clearly influenced by my early studies at the Center of Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) under the iconic photographer, Minor White. It was one of Minor’s approaches to image making he referred to a “heightened awareness” [...]

2021-06-10T16:08:55-07:00

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