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 against women and contemporary culture. Her current narrative THE DRESS expands on these themes and looks at the wedding industry, the ubiquity of social media [...]

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

small PICTURES SHOW | December 1 – January 12, 2019

Bigger is not always better—or so you can see in an exhibition of over 30 intimately scaled paintings, sculptures and photographs. In planning this exhibition we asked - Why artists choose to work at a small-scale, the relationship between size and subject matter, and how the size of a work affects a viewer's reception. All these considerations underlie the small Pictures Show, which features work by a diverse group of contemporary artists. [...]

2019-01-16T17:50:17-08:00

CAMROSE DUCOTE

BIOGRAPHY  GALLERY  CV . BIOGRAPHY Camrose Ducote grew up in the light and space of Colorado which influences her work today. Her visual language is abstraction which relies on sense impressions over the narrative. She describes her work as “a reflection of the transient nature of life.” Her process begins with paper on to which she applies a spackle compound. The surface is then hand rubbed and several layers of acrylic medium [...]

2018-12-20T17:22:19-08:00

MARA KORKOLA

BIOGRAPHY 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 cities, when streets are devoid of human traffic and the lights emanating from buildings, headlights and street lamps appear jewel-like against the [...]

2021-05-20T16:57:47-07:00

BRUCE TURNBULL

BIOGRAPHY Designing home renovations by day, Turnbull uses discarded materials from building sites to inform his artistic practice. Turnbull states: “I’m always looking for the beauty in things that have been discarded.” Thus, cupboard doors, fences, the side of a locker, or the side of an airplane all come to function as canvas for the artist. His preferred medium of painting fuses layers of oil paints in combination with heated beeswax. [...]

2021-05-26T13:31:49-07:00

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 of events and history. Informed by a film never made and therefore only existing as a phantom, the imagery is strangely silent, almost like waiting for [...]

2021-05-20T16:45:28-07:00

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 curated this exhibition to present art in which the works elegantly manifest the artists’ discernment, understanding, and knowledge of techniques which are critical to their [...]

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

SUMMER EXHIBITION 2018

Join us for an exhibition of pure painting by gallery and guest artists. We are pleased to introduce the work of Kyle Scheurmann who graduated this year with an MFA from Emily Carr University and Wei Li, a BFA graduate from the University of Alberta and a finalist in the RBC Painting Competition in 2017. New paintings by Lesley Finlayson include 30″ square landscapes and 20″ tondos (round canvases) which play off [...]

2018-11-19T15:34:44-08:00

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