Artist Spotlight | Jeroen Witvliet

Our “Artist Spotlight” series focuses on the lives Canadian Artists: their aspirations, influences, and creative challenges. 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 events, historical accuracy and memory. [...]

2021-02-18T08:21:09-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Kyle Scheurmann

Our “Artist Spotlight” series focuses on the lives Canadian Artists: their aspirations, influences, and creative challenges. Kyle Scheurmann spoke to me about his path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive his work. Scheurmann’s art practice is contingent upon extensive travel, relying on experiential research of the earth’s diverse ecosystems. Can you tell me about [...]

2021-01-15T17:23:24-08:00

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

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 artists execute their individual visions of abstraction on canvas, on paper and on panel. The works vary in scale, opacity, colour and spatiality; each distinctly [...]

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

JESSICA KORDERAS | February 9 – March 11, 2017

Jessica Korderas creates three dimensional dioramas that she meticulously constructs through painting and drawing, which are then cast, layer upon layer, into a block of resin. The process is slow, time consuming, and unforgiving. Each work is carefully planned and considered. Korderas combines drawing with acrylic resin to create a relief effect. She constructs the backgrounds on illustration board. She creates the figures and paints each one on mylar. The figures and backgrounds [...]

2018-11-20T17:06:51-08:00

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