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

Art Quiz

Here is the clue: Who is the artist, what is the title and where does this work hang? The first 5 Winners will receive the inspirational book "Keep Going" - 10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad by writer and artist Austin Kleon. Submit your guess to info@CristallGallery.com

2021-03-13T17:37:22-08:00

Artist Spotlight | Gillian Richards

Our “Artist Spotlight” series focuses on the lives Canadian Artists: their aspirations, influences, and creative challenges. Gillian Richards spoke to me about her path to contemporary art making and the curiosity that continues to drive her work. Richard’s body of work including painting and drawing examines the beauty and banality of urban life.  Was there a pivotal moment when [...]

2021-04-20T18:35:49-07:00

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

A FINE LINE… | July 25 – September 12, 2019

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present "A fine line..." part two of our summer group exhibition with new artists and new work. The exhibition takes a look at the elusive line between realism and abstraction in painting and mixed media work.  "A fine line..." showcases the work of artists from Victoria to Halifax and places in between. Exhibition Dates July 25 - September 12, 2019 [...]

2019-09-13T12:47:12-07:00

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

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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