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

Feature Exhibition Fall 2021

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to announce our feature exhibition in our new art showroom. Striking in variety and imagination these three women artists Lesley Finlayson, Mara Korkola and Shirley Claire Williams paint the vibrant colours and textures of the west coast. Exhibition Dates October 30 - November 18, 2021 Public Openings October 30, 1-4 pm & November 6, 1-4 pm Hours  Please note that we are currently [...]

2021-10-29T13:17:06-07:00

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 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 [...]

2022-01-16T18:32:09-08:00

COLLECTED | Todd Lambeth

Welcome to "COLLECTED" a new series featuring artists we have been following that we think you might like to get to know. Some of the artists are working independently, and some are recent graduates of art schools and universities from across the country.  We hope to introduce you to new talent that you may not have seen before. We're interested in hearing your comments and/or questions.  You can connect with us [...]

2021-04-01T18:32:49-07:00

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

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

GILLIAN RICHARDS

BIOGRAPHY  GALLERY . BIOGRAPHY Gillian Richards received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Emily Carr University in 2014.  Her practice over the past two decades includes solo and group exhibitions and numerous commissions for local and international clients. She has also worked as a scenic artist in the film industry. Her paintings are an exploration of the unremarkable and normally unnoticed spaces that are a part of Vancouver's urban landscape. [...]

2021-10-28T08:59:45-07:00

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