Rubeena Ratcliffe New Paintings

RUBEENA RATCLIFFE  New Abstract Paintings JUNE 4 - 25, 2022 Rubeena Ratcliffe's new abstract paintings follow a similar approach: a refined use of colour and spiritual aspects, both philosophical and pictorial. The titles are taken from children’s books and the collection is titled ‘Blub Bluuub Bluuuuuuub’. RUBEENA RATCLIFFE ALL FOR ONE HOUSE ACRYLIC ON CANVAS 72" [...]

2022-06-04T16:05:23-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Rubeena Ratcliffe

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a childhood chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, attending an art exhibition for the first time or an emergency trip to the hospital. I asked Rubeena Ratcliffe to tell me about the early art memories that inspired her desire to create and set her on her career path. [...]

2022-06-03T15:30:43-07:00

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 DatesNovember 20 - December 18, 2021 *extended to January 22, 2022 Hours  Please note that we are currently open by appointment Tuesday – Friday. We welcome [...]

2021-12-29T11:17:05-08:00

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

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

A FINE LINE… | July 25 – September 12, 2019

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present "A fine line..." part two of our summer group exhibition with new artists and new work. The exhibition takes a look at the elusive line between realism and abstraction in painting and mixed media work.  "A fine line..." showcases the work of artists from Victoria to Halifax and places in between. Exhibition Dates July 25 - September 12, 2019 [...]

2019-09-13T12:47:12-07:00

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

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

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