Artist Spotlight | Mara Korkola

Our interview with Toronto-based painter Mara Korkola took place by telephone and email over the course of two months. Mara Korkola's captivating works compress worlds of information into small intimate oil paintings.  The sunset paintings featured here are based on photographs taken from hiking trips along the west coast of British Columbia. Late evening is Korkola's signature time of day. This is when she prefers to paint as [...]

2021-05-20T16:46:07-07:00

Artist Spotlight | Carrie Walker

Carrie Walker spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Walker's art practice explores the fraught relationship between humans and non-human animals by looking at how humans write about, photograph and paint non-human animals. She uses original drawing, photography and video, as well as found and appropriated materials such as text, paintings and photographs. Humour and playfulness [...]

2021-04-20T18:30:56-07:00

TREES IN A DREAM | Kyle Scheurmann | May 9 – 30, 2019

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Vancouver artist Kyle Scheurmann. "Trees in a Dream" will be his first solo exhibition with the Gallery. Throughout and beyond his education, Scheurmann’s practice has been contingent on extensive travel, relying on interdisciplinary collaborations, research and close dialogue with the earth’s diverse ecosystems. The result of his investigations are expansive, colourful paintings that highlight the majesty of the environment. Describing his approach [...]

2019-05-22T12:21:51-07:00

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