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

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

AMANDA REEVES | New Paintings | October 13 – November 3, 2018

We are pleased to present Amanda Reeves’ third solo exhibition with the Elissa Cristall Gallery. In her new series Reeves creates 24″ x 24″ squares which stand alone or hang brilliantly together whether they are placed horizontally or vertically. The rich and tempered colour tones lend each of these new works its own personality. The apparent simplicity of these paintings belies the subtle intricacies of palette and composition. Reeves use of tonal [...]

2018-12-15T15:03:36-08:00

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