GRACE GORDON-COLLINS | the DRESS | APRIL 4-27

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is delighted to present an exhibition by Vancouver artist and architect Grace Gordon-Collins. Grace has long sought out the thematic threads that run through the inner lives of her female subjects and in the past has explored universal issues relative to gender, identity, violence against women and contemporary culture. Her current narrative THE DRESS expands on these themes and looks at the wedding industry, the ubiquity of social media [...]

2019-04-17T17:25:15-07:00

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

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

CUT WEAVE THROW PRINT, September 13 – 29, 2018

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition of four artists: Rachael Ashe, Aurora Landin, Alwyn O’Brien, Amanda Wood who are working in paper, textile, ceramic and print. The exhibition is curated by Lesley Finlayson. “In a world of artifice easily facilitated by user-friendly technology I curated this exhibition to present art in which the works elegantly manifest the artists’ discernment, understanding, and knowledge of techniques which are critical to their [...]

2019-02-22T14:55:02-08:00

SUMMER EXHIBITION 2018

Join us for an exhibition of pure painting by gallery and guest artists. We are pleased to introduce the work of Kyle Scheurmann who graduated this year with an MFA from Emily Carr University and Wei Li, a BFA graduate from the University of Alberta and a finalist in the RBC Painting Competition in 2017. New paintings by Lesley Finlayson include 30″ square landscapes and 20″ tondos (round canvases) which play off [...]

2018-11-19T15:34:44-08:00

SUSANNAH MONTAGUE | Of Things I Can’t Unthink | June 7 – 30, 2018

Susannah Montague’s art is as humorous as it is subversive. Her pieces are a daydream in clay, wryly communicating the intransience of the human condition. Stepping into her studio is like discovering an 18th Century Cabinet of Curiosity. Her art is a collection of shamanistic characters which imbibe the peculiar, scientific and mythical qualities involved in creation. Exhibition Dates June 7 – 30, 2018 SELECTED WORKS [...]

2018-11-20T12:22:37-08:00

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