Carrie Walker: Winter Animals

CARRIE WALKER | WINTER ANIMALS Carrie Walker collects found landscapes that are rendered in both pencil and watercolour on paper. Onto each landscape she paints or draws an animal into the scene using gouache, an opaque watercolour paint. She attempts to [...]

2023-12-04T12:57:01-08:00

MARA KORKOLA | MAR PACIFICO

MARA KORKOLA | MAR PACIFICO JULY 8 - AUGUST 26, 2023 (extended) MAR PACIFICO ∼ peaceful sea In 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, in the employ of Spain, began a journey across the Atlantic Ocean to seek a western route [...]

2023-10-23T15:14:39-07:00

ANDREA TUCKER | All in My Head

ANDREA TUCKER | ALL IN MY HEAD MAY 13 - JUNE 3, 2023 ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is pleased to present All in My Head an exhibition of oil paintings by Vancouver artist Andrea Tucker. The Opening Reception with the artist is Friday May 12, 5 – 7 [...]

2023-08-24T16:03:07-07:00

GILLIAN RICHARDS | New Paintings

GILLIAN RICHARDS LANDSCAPE ABSTRACTIONS JANUARY 14 - FEBRUARY 4, 2023 Gillian Richards was the first artist we featured in our Artist Spotlight Series which began in 2020.  We catch up with Gillian in her studio to talk about new developments in her urban landscape paintings. [...]

2024-02-15T16:48:08-08:00

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

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 [...]

2022-03-20T14:16:00-07:00

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 | 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 [...]

2024-02-06T15:38:09-08:00

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 [...]

2024-02-06T15:37:50-08:00

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 [...]

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 [...]

2019-07-11T16:32:56-07:00

GRACE GORDON-COLLINS | the DRESS | APRIL 4-27

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is delighted to present an exhibition by Vancouver artist and architect Grace Gordon-Collins. Grace has long sought out the thematic threads that run through the inner lives of her female subjects and in the past has explored universal issues relative to gender, identity, violence [...]

2019-04-17T17:25:15-07:00

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

GILLIAN RICHARDS

. 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 [...]

2022-12-07T16:19:06-08:00

JEROEN WITVLIET

Jeroen Witvliet Interview 2021 SIGHTING PART TWO 2016 Witvliet’s Sighting paintings are mostly without human presence. An empty stadium bleacher, a forest without seemingly any human activity are presented on larger format canvasses and speak of what has been, touching on memory [...]

2021-12-29T13:20:36-08:00

CUT WEAVE THROW PRINT, September 13 – 29, 2018

ELISSA CRISTALL GALLERY is pleased to present an exhibition of four artists: Rachael Ashe, Aurora Landin, Alwyn O’Brien, Amanda Wood who are working in paper, textile, ceramic and print. The exhibition is curated by Lesley Finlayson. “In a world of artifice easily facilitated by user-friendly technology I [...]

2019-02-22T14:55:02-08:00

FIGURE WORK | MAY 5-26, 2018

Elissa Cristall Gallery is pleased to present Figure Work, a group exhibition that explores the timeless tradition of figuration through direct representation, collage and superheroes. Figure Work includes painting, collage, mixed media and sculptural dioramas from Sara Caracristi, Jessica Korderas, Jessie McNeil, Bruce Turnbull & Jeroen Witvliet. [...]

2019-03-02T17:31:09-08:00

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 [...]

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

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