Lesley Finlayson Reflect, Sept 2022

LESLEY FINLAYSON "REFLECT" SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 8, 2022 These drawings and paintings were developed during the spring of 2022. They began with a trip to Yellow Point on Vancouver Island in February. Drawing conditions were not ideal for sustained periods, but the cold and logistical awkwardness contributed to a focus and intensity I really enjoy.  -LF [...]

2022-09-12T13:50:16-07:00

Jose Jimenez | Artist Spotlight

Why does someone become an artist? It's a big question that can yield seemingly inconsequential answers. Sometimes, it all comes down to a chance encounter — stumbling across a comic strip, accidentally walking into a band's practice session or visiting an artist studio for the first time. I ask our feature artist, Jose Jimenez, to tell us about the pivotal moment that inspired his desire to paint and set him on his [...]

2022-07-22T11:27:54-07:00

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" [...]

2022-10-03T10:57:52-07:00

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

Mara Korkola Small Paintings

MARA KORKOLA:  SMALL PAINTINGS  MARCH 24 - APRIL 16, 2022 Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings. The featured sunset paintings are based on photographs taken from hiking trips along the west coast of British Columbia. The intimate night paintings are based on photographs taken from evening walks through tree-lined streets of Vancouver neighbourhoods. [...]

2022-10-03T11:28:18-07:00

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 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

MATERIAL ELEMENTS | NOV 9 – 30, 2019

Megan Hepburn | Mara Korkola | Gillian Richards | Kyle Scheurmann Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present "Material Elements" an exhibition of four artists working in various approaches to painting. We're saturated with images, running on hyper-communication and over consumption. It is easy to become dependent on immediacy. Painting has the ability to store information that cannot be discovered immediately and it becomes a vital tool for slowing [...]

2019-11-23T14:49:41-08:00

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