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 [...]

2023-08-19T15:23:16-07:00

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. [...]

2024-02-06T15:37:04-08:00

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 [...]

2023-10-20T15:02:05-07:00

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 [...]

2024-02-06T15:38:46-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Jeroen Witvliet

Jeroen Witvliet spoke to me about his path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive his work. Witvliet's art practice is a response to contemporary times; to be aware and to find a sense of the poetic while questioning current [...]

2024-02-27T13:10:38-08:00

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 [...]

2021-03-11T15:47:33-08:00

MARA KORKOLA

Late evening is Mara Korkola’s signature time of day. This is when she prefers to paint as it allows for uninterrupted sessions and working wet on wet, a technique that gives her paintings their lush and fluid surfaces. It is also her favourite time to photograph [...]

2023-07-28T15:57:47-07:00

SHAPE FORM COLOUR LINE | April 1 – May 6, 2017

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present SHAPE FORM COLOUR LINE: the language of abstraction. The exhibition features Anda Kubis, Amanda Reeves, M.E. Sparks, Randall Steeves. The paintings in this group exhibition document the diverse approach to abstract painting. Formally concerned with shape, form, colour, and line, the [...]

2020-08-24T10:44:32-07:00

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