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

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

LESLEY FINLAYSON | filter/ed | OCTOBER 3-26, 2019

*exhibition extended to November 2nd. Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present "filter/ed" an exhibition of new paintings by Lesley Finlayson. In the tradition of the Impressionists and the Group of Seven, Lesley Finlayson sketches and paints the landscape en plein air.  Schooled at the Glasgow School of Art, Finlayson experienced the harsh and unforgiving conditions of sketching and painting outdoors and she continues this approach to her work today.  The [...]

2019-10-23T16:06:35-07:00

MADE IN CANADA | June 8 – July 20, 2019

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition titled "Made in Canada".  Striking in variety and imagination the exhibition focuses on painting and mixed media work featuring artists from Victoria to Halifax and stops in between. This is a rotating exhibition and will also feature guest artists throughout the summer. Check back with us often to see updates of new work and meet the artists:  Sherry Czekus, Christopher Friesen, Megan [...]

2019-07-11T16:32:56-07:00

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

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